Parish News

Why We Celebrate the Feast Day of St. Michael

In our baptismal vows we make what can feel like an impossible promise. John H. Westerhoff in Living Faithfully as Prayer Book People posits, “Our first act is to renounce evil, that is, to acknowledge evil’s influence on our lives …

Intentional Time

While spending time with my family on the biggest feasting day of the year, Thanksgiving, I had an epiphany. I realized that even though my mother lived in San Clemente, and I at the time lived in Vista, we only …

Old vs. New Prayer

I came to St. Michael’s in 2009. For the previous three years, I had been helping plant a conservative Presbyterian church in Alpine. St. Michael’s was a very different place! I went from the newest church in Alpine to the …

The Gift of Prayer

Over the years I have observed that many people are reluctant to pray. This is true especially regarding praying in front others as they feel unsure and think they “do not know how!”

We must believe God is not concerned …

Praying with the Psalms

I have been studying the Psalms over the last several months and have found them to be great sources of joy and comfort, as they explore the heights and depths of human emotion and model how to turn toward God …