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Rev. Mary’s Retirement Celebration

What a fabulous send off we gave her! And it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of scores of people. Top of my list of invaluable people are Catherine Curran and Holly Yue, who co-chaired the event with me. Just as valuable were the barkeeps – John Quené, Jan and Jay Bowdler, and Cindy and Greg Dewey; the decorating committee – Jackie Linn, Sue Davis, and Molly Hoever; the food and dessert helpers – Dianne Robbins, Judy Kennedy, Michael Walker, Michael Johnson and Lonnie Struble; the cleanup crew – Susan Johnson, Lisa and Jim Sargent, Dawn and Tyson Wright, Jennine Quiring, and everyone who stacked chairs, cleared and stacked tables, and all those who pitched in wherever and whenever they were needed – Andy Chamness, Kate Muris, Laura Quené, Renée Pierce, Mike Curran, Dorothy Eddings, Gail and Bob McMichael, Brian Davis and the entire Holeman Family.

We also want to thank Emigh Hardware for the donation of the plants and Jim and Pat Cole for the bamboo fencing.

The event would not have been complete without the wonderful program. Many thanks to the choir, the senior wardens of the last eleven years, Father Rod, Bishop Meghan, Eileen Thomas, Rick Larkey, our fabulous MC, Todd Murray and of course, our faithful videographer, Jack Cozza!

I am sure I have forgotten someone and I apologize. Please forgive me and know that you were appreciated.

Mary Ellen Ferguson

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Parish Groups

We believe the best way to feel that you belong is to engage in some group or activity.  Here a few opportunities to think about!

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Daughters of the King

Daughters of the King is an international order made up of women between the ages of seven and one hundred and seven who desire a closer walk with the Lord. We are lay and ordained Christian women, who are strengthened through the discipline of a Rule of Life and supported through the companionship of our sisters. In our Rule of Life, prayer always comes first.  We pray daily for the unity of Christ’s church, for the spread of Christ’s Kingdom, especially among women and girls, for God’s blessing upon the members of the Order, and for the spiritual growth of the parish and for the clergy of the parish to which the chapter owes allegiance.  If you have any questions, please contact Sue Corbin, group leader.

Charitable Giving

St. Michael’s has a dedicated and enthusiastic group that builds fellowship through fund raising efforts.  We are now in the beginning phase of exploring the possibility of a fundraiser in Mid-October.  If you are interested in helping out, please let Rev. Mary know.   Money raised is given to organizations that our members are connected with, which are doing the work of Christ in the World.

Hospitality

Have you noticed that St. Michael’s events are returning? Volunteering for and at these events is a wonderful way for all parishioners, and especially newer ones, to be of service, have some fun and connect with others. Help is needed in many ways. They include baking, setup and clean up, cooking, publicity, co-chairing, reservations, just to name a few. So whatever your time or talent, there’s a spot for you! And if you’d like to try something new, we welcome you! Please consider filling out the volunteer form to let us know what your interest is in becoming a part of St. Michael’s Hospitality. There is no obligation to participate in any event when you fill out this form!!  Want more details? Indicate you’d like a phone call and someone will be happy to be in touch.

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Men's Breakfast

The Men’s Breakfast group is a group of men that meet for breakfast at 8:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Flap Jacks Diner, 2721 El Camino Ave., Sacramento, Ca. 95821.

The group is not restricted to members of St. Michael’s and has no agenda or program.  The men’s group has historically helped organize, prepare and serve at previous Shrove Tuesday pancake suppers and the Welcome Back Sunday picnic.  Please contact the office with any questions.

Sacred Circle

Sacred Circle is a group of members who gather to have quiet time together to listen, pray, and reflect on an offered reading or poem.  Kate Muris and Marilyn McEntyre invite you to meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7pm on zoom. For more information and to join us, please contact Kate Muris at katherinemuris@gmail.com. All are welcome.

Bible Study

Thursdays | 10am-11:30am | Friendship Center

We are taking a Summer Break.

We would be delighted to have you join us for our bible study.  We study the readings for the following Sunday.  This group meets in-person and on zoom.  For more information, please email the office.

Upcoming Events

At St. Michael’s, there is always something going on! Check out the next few upcoming events here.

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Care Ministries

St. Michael’s strives to be a healthy and welcoming community.  We know that at times we all need someone who can listen with empathy and compassion.  Our Community of Hope team is trained in listening skills and pastoral care.  We also have  Spiritual Directors who are trained and willing to walk with you on your spiritual journey.  And we have members who are willing to be your pastoral friend, someone to check in with you on a regular basis determined by the two of you.  Explore a few of these ministries below.

Pastoral Care

At St. Michael’s we offer pastoral care to one another with open hearts, healthy emotional attitudes, good boundaries, and a sense of God’s presence in our work.

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Prayer

Prayer is a powerful way to change the world. We believe that change occurs most profoundly in the person who is praying. Prayer helps us grow in compassion, mercy, and love.

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Mission Avenue Players

The Mission Avenue Players is a community theatre ministry of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. We are committed to a positive theatrical experience and keeping local live theatre flourishing for the next generation.

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