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

PASTORAL CARE AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH

STEPHEN MINISTRY

STEPHEN MINISTRY The Stephen Ministers support parishioners through prayer, presence, and listening to those who are going through difficult times, such as grief, illness, or depression. The ministry is confidential. Referrals are made through the Rector and pastoral staff, or occasionally from parish members approaching a Stephen minister directly.

Contact Information:
Jan Hightower
503.833.2692
email@address.com

BRIDGES MINISTRY

BRIDGES MINISTRY Bridges seeks to connect and strengthen relationships among members of our congregation, especially with those who can no longer attend Messiah either permanently or temporarily. Bridges coordinate parishioner’s visitations, phone calls and cards of support for members who are homebound.

Contact Information:
Dee Tucker
714.514.8755
tuckerdee6@gmail.com

INTERCESSORY PRAYER

INTERCESSORY PRAYER This ministry meets in the Upper Room every Wednesday morning to pray for those on the parish prayer list. Each Sunday, after the Eucharist, a prayer minister is available in the back of the church to provide a confidential time of special prayers. All are welcome to join the group or have names or concerns placed on the prayer list.

Contact Information:
Bob Butcher
714.392.6526
butcher.robert@gmail.com

CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER

CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER This group meets in the Upper Room every Tuesday evening for an extended period of silent meditation and prayer. We come together to practice Centering Prayer, a prayer form currently practiced by thousands of Christians all around the world. It is a simple and humble way of prayer. All are welcome.

Contact Information:
Karen Goran
714.776.6971
gkgoran@pacbell.net

WEDNESDAY’S WOMEN

WEDNESDAY’S WOMEN Wednesday’s Women is more than dinner and discussion, it has grown into a marvelous community of supportive and caring women with the gift of welcoming strangers. For a a woman new to Messiah, it’s a fine way to get to know us. We meet at the home of a parishioner for dinner at 6:00pm and by 7:30pm begin a discussion of a reading or topic for the evening. We always close with prayers for parishioners, family members, friends and particular concerns. By 9:15 we’ve cleaned up and are on our way.

Contact Information:
Kitty Miles
714-838-9498
cmc55@cornell.edu

MEN SEEKING GOD

MEN SEEKING GOD Men Seeking God focuses specifically on the spiritual life of our members, especially prayer and the ability to find God in our everyday lives. Our co-leader, Steve Bruce, is a trained spiritual director (as well as a teacher and mentor to spiritual directors-in-training). He has a great deal of experience in moving people deeper in their prayer lives. Prior to each meeting, a short reading is distributed at the parish coffee hour. The meeting itself begins with a pot-luck dinner which blends into a discussion of the reading, and then the discussion goes in whatever direction in wants. Finally, we go around the table and talk about what is going on in each of our lives.

Contact Information:
Larry Budner
714.835.4383
lbudner@sbcglobal.net