WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT ON MY FIRST VISIT?
A greeter will warmly welcome you when you arrive for your first worship service. One of our ushers will provide you with a service leaflet and help you locate a seat.
DO I NEED TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL & ST. GEORGE TO PARTICIPATE IN WORSHIP AND OTHER ACTIVITIES?
You do not need to be a member to worship at CSMSG or to participate in our other programs and activities. However, we do encourage you to think and pray about the possibility of becoming a member and beginning to live a deeper life of faith and discipleship within the context of The Church of St. Michael & St. George’s community of faith.
WHAT ARE WORSHIP SERVICES LIKE?
There are many types of worship services at CSMSG.
DOES THE CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL & ST. GEORGE HAVE A DRESS CODE?
The Church of St. Michael & St. George does not have a dress code.
HOW DO I GET TO THE CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL & ST. GEORGE?
WHERE DO I PARK?
Parking is available along both Wydown Boulevard and Ellenwood Drive. On Sundays, parking is permitted alongside the median on Wydown.
IS THE CHURCH HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?
Yes. Handicap parking is available on Ellenwood Drive.
WHAT SUNDAY PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH?
Children’s Chapel takes place weather permitting outdoors in the Page Garden.
IS CHILDCARE AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY?
At this time, child care is not offered.
HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT TO DO DURING THE SERVICE?
You will be given a worship bulletin, which includes the service’s readings and hymns.
AM I REQUIRED TO DONATE MONEY AT WORSHIP?
There is no monetary requirement to worship at CSMSG. Most people find, however, that as they develop a deeper relationship with God and become more involved in ministry and community offerings, giving to the Church becomes a very natural next step in their Christian lives.
CAN I TAKE COMMUNION? HOW DOES IT WORK?
All baptized Christians of any denomination or tradition are welcome to receive Holy Communion at CSMSG in any service. When the usher instructs you to do so, walk forward toward the altar. To administer communion, a priest will take their place. Communicants will form a single file line with each communicant spaced six feet apart. Communion will be distributed in one kind. The common cup will not be offered. The priest will drop a wafer into a communicant’s cupped hands. Anyone who presents themselves and does not offer outstretched cupped hands will not be communicated.
ARE THE CLERGY CONSIDERED MINISTERS OR PRIESTS? HOW SHOULD I ADDRESS THEM? REVEREND? FATHER? MR. OR MS.?
There are three orders of clergy in The Episcopal Church: deacons, priests, and bishops. Even though it is not grammatically correct, many address priests and deacons as “Reverend Smith” or “Reverend Kathy” and “Deacon Smith” or “Deacon Kathy”. At The Church of St. Michael & St. George, some parishioners still use the term “Father” to address the male clergy and some address the female clergy with “Mother”. The best way to know how to address the priests at CSMSG is to simply ask how they would like to be addressed. Chances are, it will be on a first name basis!