In Orange County we have just reached the yellow tier, the least restrictive. Every Sunday now we have in-person Eucharist and stream the service via Zoom and on Facebook. We still require masks, and only offer the bread during communion. There is no singing in church yet. With the grace of God, we will soon be able to worship together safely without masks, for all who are fully…Read More »
Opportunities for Participation in Worship Abound
Parishioners at St. Michael and All Angels can participate in worship in a variety of ways. In addition to participating in the choir, here are other ways that members of our congregation devote themsleves to developing spirituality in our worship.
Acolytes carry the cross and candles into and out of the sanctuary, and…Read More »
Good music is integral to inspirational worship. This is one area where our parish is decidedly traditional. We have one of the finest organs in Orange County. The annual Corona del Mar Baroque Festival began here and at Sherman Gardens, and we are still the site of the yearly organ recital. Additionally, we have a grand piano, a harpsichord, and hand bells: instruments long asso…Read More »
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness, combining the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. It represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world.
“I feel as though God walks beside me when I walk the labyrinth,” says parishioner Peggy Montgomery. “It’s a wonderful spot to meditate, to address probl…Read More »
In the Episcopal Church we have a tradition of offering flowers at the altar every Sunday, except in the seasons of Advent and Lent when we are in expectant and penitential moods. Every other Sunday is festive and we observe it by offering Christ and each other the gift of beauty from creation.
Members of the congregation sponsor altar flowers, chapel flowers, and the sanctuary li…