WELCOME TO MESSIAH We are a loving, inclusive and active faith community seeking to serve God, follow Christ and change the world. We find strength in the cultural, economic and political diversity of our congregation.

Through the beauty of our Biblical and liturgical traditions we discover relevant meaning for our varied lives as we seek to embrace our most authentic selves.

Empowered by our Christian values, we seek to extend God’s boundless love beyond worship to all creation, making God’s love tangible in the twenty-first century.

SERVICE TIMES
8:00am Service
10:15am Service
12:00pm Service (In Spanish)
more about worship & music

Life Event Forms

ADULT EDUCATION OFFERINGS
Class meets at 9:00 am in the upper
room

CHURCH SCHOOL
10:15am-11:00am
For age 4 through High School

CHILD CARE AVAILABLE
9:00am-1:30pm
From age 0 to 5
WELCOME TO MESSIAH We are a loving, inclusive and active faith community seeking to serve God, follow Christ and change the world. We find strength in the cultural, economic and political diversity of our congregation.

Through the beauty of our Biblical and liturgical traditions we discover relevant meaning for our varied lives as we seek to embrace our most authentic selves.

Empowered by our Christian values, we seek to extend God’s boundless love beyond worship to all creation, making God’s love tangible in the twenty-first century.

  • Altar Flower Ministry
    Altar Guild
    Coro Nuevo Amanecer
    Choristers (RSCMA)
    Friends of Music
    Liturgy & Music Committee
    Messiah’s Choir
    Sunday Liturgy Team

    Affiliated Organization
    OCSA

  • Auction Ministry
    Health Ministry
    Office Volunteers
    Small Group Socials
  • Black History Month
    Halloween Party
    Hispanic / Latino Heritage Celebration
    Homecoming
    Hot Dog Feast
    Shrove Tuesday
  • Environmental Ministry
    Hope Nicaragua
    Project Ruth
    Saints AElred & Hildegard (LGBT)
    Social Justice Films
    Book & Media Exchange

    Affiliated Organizations
    Amos Health & Hope Concern
    America First Drops
    Hands Together
    Isaiah’ House
    Micah’s Way
    Morning Garden
  • @ Youth
    Adult Education
    Bible Study
    Messiah's Media Makers
    Education for Ministry (EFM)
    Nahuatl Language & Culture
    Sunday School Program
    Rector’s Forum
    Women Book Group
  • Bridges Ministry
    Contemplative Prayer Group
    Intercessory Prayer Group
    Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEV)
    Men Seeking God
    Stephen Ministry
    Wednesday Women

    Affiliated Organizations
    Alcoholics Anonymous
    Comedores Compulsivos
    Mothers’ Prayer Group

WORSHIP AND MUSIC

ALTAR GUILD

ALTAR GUILD The primary responsibility of the Altar Guild is setting the altar for each service, including special services such as Holy Week, Christmas, weddings and funerals. They also oversee and care for the items on and around the altar, clean and repair linens and vestments, and order all candles, hosts, wine and any items needed to celebrate the Eucharist. On Shrove Tuesday, the Altar Guild hosts the Pancake Supper, which is always a fun event bringing together present and past members of different generations. The Altar Guild coordinates the decorating of the entire church for the Easter and Christmas seasons.

Contact Information:
Harriet Kelly
714.558.3026
harebmk@sbcglobal.net
Jean Hollingshead
714.478.2861
jeanhollingshead@sbcglobal.net

SUNDAY LITURGY TEAMS

SUNDAY LITURGY TEAMS At Messiah, as many as 31 parishioners are involved in different liturgical roles during three worship services on any given Sunday. Liturgy team members serve as Crucifer, Torches, Readers, Chalice Bearers, Master of Ceremonies, Intercessory Prayer Leaders, Turifer, Ushers and Pew Crew. These dedicated parishioners enhance our worship experience by increasing lay involvement in liturgical roles during services.

Contact Information:
Mariko Takahashi
714.587.8151
marikotca@earthlink.com

ALTAR FLOWERS MINISTRY

CHORISTERS The beautiful flowers you see on the altar each week are possible because of the donations of parishioners. Those who would like to make a donation to provide flowers for a Sunday can call or email Charlene Lord providing information for the dedication. Many people choose to remember an anniversary, or commemorate a loved one or any special day in their family. Donating flowers is easy to do, and it allows our congregation to enjoy a glorious altar each week.

Contact Information:
Charlene Lord
714.838.6093
Charlenelord1@gmail.com

LITURGY AND MUSIC COMMITTEE

LITURGY AND MUSIC COMMITTEE Worship is a crucial part of our communal life at Messiah. Singing and praying to God invites us to express our personal and corporate theological understandings, while also incorporating our Anglican Christian identity. This ministry meets throughout the year to reflect on the liturgical and musical expressions of our tradition and to incorporate new elements to enhance our spiritual experience through worship.

Contact Information:
David Sheridan
714.543.9380
music@messiah-santaana.org
949.241.9803 (Cell)

MESSIAH'S CHOIR

MESSIAH'S CHOIR The Parish Choir is a vital part of the congregation and provides inspiring musical leadership in services of worship throughout the year. This talented group of musicians performs a repertoire from classical to contemporary.

The Parish Choir presents major choral works on All Saints Sunday, Christmas Eve, and Evensong in the spring. Rehearsals are on Thursday nights, September through June, from 7:30-9:00 pm in the Parish Hall. New members are welcome to join throughout the year.

Contact Information:
David Sheridan
714.543.9380
music@messiah-santaana.org
949.241.9803 (Cell)

CORO NUEVO AMANECER

CORO NUEVO AMANECER The noon Mass is enriched by the ministry of Coro Nuevo Amanecer, which provides musical leadership in the liturgy each week. The coro combines with the English choir in seasonal services of worship and festive bilingual services. The Coro Nuevo Amanecer rehearses Sunday mornings at 11:30 am in the Choir Room. New members are welcome to join throughout the year.

Contact Information:
Miguel Conniff
714.587.8151
miguel_conniff@yahoo.com

CHORISTERS (RSCM)

CHORISTERS Children and youth from first grade through High School are welcome to join The Choristers. The Choristers sing on specially appointed Sundays at both the 10:15am and 12:00pm services. They meet weekly to rehearse and develop musical literacy. During the “book-work” section of their meeting, Choristers study a curriculum focused on music and choral technique. This session is followed by rehearsal in which the Choristers practice what they learned. Rehearsal is followed by a family dinner with the Choristers and their parents, a crucial time of fellowship and community building.

Contact Information:
David Sheridan
714.543.9380
music@messiah-santaana.org
949.241.9803 (Cell)

FRIENDS OF MUSIC

FRIENDS OF MUSIC The Friends of Music at Messiah add to the beauty of holiness at Messiah through its support for our Music at Messiah series and Staff singers. Friends of Music partially funds the purchase of new sheet music and subsidizes the cost of adding professional musicians to our services and concerts. A major component of our Friends of Music program remains the wonderful receptions and dinners that accompany our events. If you would like to contribute to this program that enhances the musical life of our parish, please click the “donate now” button located below.

Contact Information:
David Sheridan
714.543.9380
music@messiah-santaana.org
949.241.9803 (Cell)