Arr! VBS Shipwrecked be a Success!

Arr! VBS Shipwrecked be a Success!

During VBS, St. Michael’s welcomed around 70 children each day where they learned that Jesus rescues – when you’re lonely, when you worry, when you struggle, when you do wrong, and when you’re powerless. We shared modern-day and Biblical faith stories, played games,...
Ordinary Time?

Ordinary Time?

Nothing can seem extraordinary until you have discovered what is ordinary ​- CS Lewis In the Christian liturgical year, we have times for all things. Advent is anticipation, Christmas is celebrating the birth of Our Lord, Lent is for inner reflection, Easter is...
The Happy Place – What and Where is it?

The Happy Place – What and Where is it?

One of the great blessings of the body of Christ is experiencing the depth and breadth of giftedness of its many members. Among her myriad contributions to the local community, St. Michael’s parishioner Alma Sisco-Smith is an active member of the Friends of...
Endless Summer

Endless Summer

Kids are out of school and the Southern California heat is starting turn up. It​ i​s an exciting time that brings long days, late nights, adventures, and freedom! Like many living in San Diego, I did not grow up here. I’m a transplant from Oregon. The ​Pacific...
At the Heart of Life is Memory

At the Heart of Life is Memory

After my father died I enjoyed many evenings sitting at the table after dinner with my mother talking about people: family, friends, neighbors, coworkers and shared experiences. My mother was blessed with a very happy childhood and loved to reminisce about her...
I Volunteer!

I Volunteer!

“I volunteer as tribute!” This is one of those unforgettable lines in The Hunger Games book and movie series. Katniss volunteers in place of her little sister Primrose to fight in the Hunger Games (a fight to the death among the children selected from each...
PRO Mentors – The Life-Changing Light of Christ

PRO Mentors – The Life-Changing Light of Christ

At the Easter Vigil this year and every year, the service begins with a new fire being kindled. The church is dark, and this new light penetrates the darkness. The new light radiates from the Paschal candle. The deacon proceeds down the aisle singing ‘The light of...
Faith Forming Service

Faith Forming Service

My time enlisted in the US Military has been a period of immense personal and spiritual growth. Joining at the age of 17, I was thrust into a world predominately composed of young, single, rowdy alpha males. Military men in general are collections of different...
VBS Outreach Project – Let’s Get Growing!

VBS Outreach Project – Let’s Get Growing!

St. Michael’s is dedicated to sharing the love of God with all the children, teens, and volunteers involved with Vacation Bible School. However, the work of sharing God’s love doesn’t stop at the walls of the church! St. Michael’s hopes to inspire all those who...
Holy Spirit Come Live In Us

Holy Spirit Come Live In Us

This week as we approach Pentecost Sunday, I have been reflecting on who the Holy Spirit is and how significant His role is in our relationship with God. Is it possible to have a relationship with God apart from the Holy Spirit? I don’t think so. In the Bible, the...