St. Michael’s on the Green is an Episcopal Church. We are a welcoming parish and
invite all persons to join us in worship. Our worship services follow the Book
of Common Prayer and center on the Word of God and the Sacrament of Holy
Communion. We worship the Lord together with laity actively participating in the
As you look through our web site you will see that we offer a variety of
programs for all ages. We offer many opportunities to participate in parish life
– from attending bible studies to helping with our Lenten Bakery.
Our parish office is open Tuesday-Friday from 9:00 a.m-4:00 p.m. and on Monday
by appointment. Our summer hours (July/August) are Tuesday-Friday from 9:00
a.m.-1:00 p.m. and Monday by appointment.
Episcopalians believe in a Trinitarian God (the Father, the Son and the Holy
Spirit) who created us, redeemed us and never lets us go. This means that God is
the source of all life, that through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus
Christ, our sins are forgiven and our lives are brought into closer union with
God. It also means that God’s love is present in the world and with us always.
We believe in the church as the body of Christ, one that is holy, catholic (or
universal) and apostolic, continuing the teaching of Jesus through the apostles
to this day. The Nicene Creed and the Apostles’ Creed, found in the Book of
Common Prayer and often recited during liturgy, outline our beliefs.
The Eucharist (Holy Communion) is the principal act of our worship. The term is
from the Greek, "thanksgiving." Jesus instituted the Eucharist at the Last
Supper. He shared the bread and cup of wine at a sacred meal with his disciples.
He identified the bread with his body and the wine with his blood of the new
covenant. Jesus commanded his disciples to "do this" in remembrance of him.
Christ's sacrifice is made present by the Eucharist, and in it we are all united
to his one self-offering.
In the Episcopal Church, all baptized persons are welcome at the Lord’s table.
Regardless of age or from what denomination they come, all who have been
baptized with water “in the name of the Father, and the Son and of the Holy
Spirit” are welcome to receive this sacrament in our church.