Fr. Doran Stambaugh

The Altar of God

Worship is personal. One person’s worship of God can aide or inspire another’s, but it cannot take it’s place. In the end, our calling to worship the Lord God is ours alone to fulfill. It is God’s providence that the …

Holy Week: Dying to Live with Our Lord

Each week, after we receive communion, we give thanks to Almighty God for assuring us “that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son” (BCP 339).  This phrase reflects a fundamental belief of the Catholic faith.  …

Explore The Ancient Faith

Have you ever wondered what salvation actually is? Ever pondered what it really means for us today that the Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us? Have you ever been sitting in church and thought, “What’s up with …

Some May, None Must, All Should

forgiveness2There is a saying in Anglican circles regarding the Sacrament of Confession: All may, none must, some should.

I admit to initially liking this aphorism. Mostly because I had never made my confession and I had no intention of ever …

Viva la Pickleball!


The pickleball courts at St. Michael’s by-the-Sea were born out of community, and exist to serve the community.

St. Michael’s was first introduced to this budding sport through neighbors at Carlsbad by the Sea (CBTS). In the fall of 2013