We have three Sunday services, at 8:00, 9:00, and 11:00 a.m. The 8:00 liturgy is short, quiet, and to the point: Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer; no music. It's particularly enjoyed by early bird introverts.
On the opposite end of the spectrum is the 9:00 liturgy: young families, children, extroverts, and introverts who like to be with extroverts generally participate in this service, which is lively and more participatory. In house musicians provide music (a blend of folk, gospel and traditional) using various instruments, including violin, guitar, drums, mandolin, autoharp, flute and bass. Alternative liturgical resources are often used for prayers and other aspects of the liturgy.
A delicious brunch is served between 9:00 and 11:00 services.
The 11:00 service is traditional Rite II, with organ or piano music and occasional instrumental accompanists (for more info. on music go to Music Director Elizabeth Plowman). The Eucharistic Prayer is sung or spoken, depending on the liturgical season. Holy Communion is central to all three services.
The Ecumenical Catholic Church, San Damiano, also meets at St. Michael's. Weekly Mass is offered each Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
Our weekly communion service is a joint liturgy shared with San Damiano. It is done in the side chapel of the church. People from the two communities come together for a simple "said" Mass with anointing for healing.
The priests from San Damiano and St. Michael's alternate responsibility for leading this service.