Foreign & Domestic Missions: Vida Joven de México

One of the great joys of my life as a parishioner at St. Michael’s by-the-Sea has been my experiences visiting the children at Vida Joven de México. Since 2016, we as a parish have been proudly serving the orphanage, …

Leading the Faithful in Worship

On August 24th, I received an email from the Parish Communications Coordinator, Megan Stanton, asking me to write about the Worship Team. As an introduction, I would like to share with you how I became involved in this …

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 …