Glory to God!

St. Michael’s is gathering for outdoor worship at 9 am on Sunday mornings (see revised daily schedule).

Before attending worship, please fill out  the screening form below.

For the health and well-being of the St. Michael's community:

  • Please stay home if you have a fever or respiratory symptoms associated with COVID-19, or have been in recent contact with someone with these symptoms.
  • Wear a facial covering.
  • Maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one another.
  • Refrain from shaking hands or engaging in any unnecessary physical contact.
  • Remain in your seat during communion and the priest will bring the Sacrament to you.

For those worshipping at home

St. Michael’s continues to bring you a virtual “blog mass” complete with a video recording of the sermon.

This liturgy is designed for home devotions, and it’s super easy!

First, take a moment to quiet your heart and prepare for worship. Then simply begin at the beginning! Click on the videos to watch the sermon and hymns.

Vacation Bible School Online!

June 22th – 26th

Vacation Bible School is St. Michael’s by-the-Sea’s favorite week of the year – and this year is no exception. Team VBS is honored to have the opportunity to share Truth, Joy, and Hope with your child(ren) during these unsettling times.

Although there is a change in format, campers will still benefit from hands-on learning experiences.

Old St. Michael's Chapel

Welcome

St. Michael’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church is the oldest, and was for many years the only church in Carlsbad.

Our historic chapel, Old St. Michael’s, was built in 1894 and is one of the four oldest buildings in the village. Both the old and the new church are in use for services. Morning and Evening Prayer is offered daily in the chapel. Whether you’re in town for a week or a local pilgrim on a spiritual journey, you are welcome!

Services

For the well-being of the entire St. Michael’s community and our loved ones and neighbors, and in order to lessen the impact of this crisis on our healthcare resources, beginning Sunday, June 21st, services will be held outside on the parish lawn.

Morning Prayer:  8:30 am daily

Holy Eucharist:
Sundays @ 9 am
Tuesdays – Fridays @ 12 noon
Saturdays @ 5:30 pm

Evening Prayer:
Sundays – Fridays @ 5:30 pm
Saturdays @ 5:15 pm

Old St. Michael's Chapel

For those who choose to not to attend Sunday mass, pray along with the body of Christ from home!

Fr. Chris will also be working with the Pastoral Care team to offer regular phone contact and assistance. If you have any pastoral needs, please fill out this request form.

St. Michael’s by-the-Sea is a lighthouse. It is a beacon of God’s Truth and Love, perched on the edge of the map to illumine the pilgrim’s path with the true light that has come into the world, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Many faithful Christians have, and do, and will continue to call this place home. There are those who mind the lantern and love and serve God and others in this place. But there are just as many migrants seeking safe passage as they travel the road from brokenness to belief. They are on The Way, and St. Michael’s serves as a holy resting place to be refreshed and nourished.

Amidst the brokenness of humanity, and indeed, the brokenness of the Church, St. Michael’s beckons weary travelers to the beauty of this coastline, and the infinitely greater beauty of the life-giving and soul-saving gift of Our Lord Jesus Christ and his One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. He is the rock upon which this beacon is built. Whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith, there is a place for you here. Fr. Doran Stambaugh

Rector

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