St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church
361 Richmond Street, El Segundo, California, 90245
(310) 322-2589
Sunday Service Times:
8:00 am : Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00am : Holy Eucharist Rite II ( with music)
September 29
Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels

The Protector Angel

Despite the best efforts of greeting card companies to make angels into cute babies, the Bible has other ideas. In the Bible, angels are almost universally terrifying. There is a reason that angels usually begin their encounters with humans by saying, "Do not be afraid."

Michael would strike fear into the heart of anyone who encountered him. Mentioned in Daniel and Revelation, Michael the Archangel protects people against evil and leads the righteous armies against Satan. The word angel comes from the Greek angelos, and it means, literally, "messenger." Throughout the scriptures, angels are sent by God to deliver messages. In the created order, angels exist in the heavenly realm along with cherubim and seraphim. 

(excerpted from Holy Women, Holy Men)

The Feast of St. Michael the Archangel is a day close to the heart of this congregation. Each year we celebrate with a festive Holy Eucharist on the Sunday closest to September 29 followed by a Picnic in our garden.