St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church
361 Richmond Street, El Segundo, California, 90245
(310) 322-2589
stmichaelselsegundo@gmail.com
Sunday Service Times:
8:00 am : Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00am : Holy Eucharist Rite II ( with music)
ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH EL SEGUNDO, CALIFORNIA

ST MICHAEL'S IN THE MOMENT: May 10, 2018

Today is Ascension Day.  We hear about the ascension of Jesus at the end of the gospel of Luke and again at the beginning of Acts.  The observance of this feast is of great antiquity.  Eusebius seems to hint at the celebration of it in the 4th Century.  At the beginning of the 5th Century, St. Augustine says that it is of apostolic origin, and the way he speaks of it suggests that it was generally observed by the whole church long before his time. 

Over the centuries, this feast has had many representations in art.  The attempts to capture the mystery of this experience may be doomed to failure, since "capturing mystery" seems to be an ultimate oxymoron.  But the Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona, Spain evokes the mystery in stunning fashion.  The soaring architecture leads our vision up from the altar...to the crucifix suspended above...to the towering windows of light...and finally to the radiant central light.  Rather than a depiction, it invites the worshiper into the mystery of the experience -- Jesus' blessed passion and precious death, his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension. 
 
LETTER FROM THE RECTOR 
Rev. Dina Ferguson

Welcome to St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church!

We are glad you are visiting our website and hope you will visit us in person soon. If you are looking for a spiritual home, we welcome you to worship God and grow in grace with us. If you are looking for a temporary place of spiritual rest and fulfillment as you travel on to another destination, you are welcome to spend a day or a month or more with us. 

St. Michael the Archangel Church is part of the Diocese of Los Angeles of The Episcopal Church. Our worship services use the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. Our early service at 8am is a quiet service using Rite I. The family service at 10am is a choral Eucharist using Rite II. The child care is always available at this service and we offer Sunday school beginning at 10am in Yeaton Hall on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month during the school year.

We invite you to walk with us on your spiritual journey. Wherever that journey takes you, may you know the blessings of God who calls us all in love.  


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SUNDAY SERVICES AND MISSION STATEMENT

 


8:00 AM   :  Holy Eucharist Rite I 

10:00 AM :  Choral Holy Eucharist Rite II with Music

                    "Little Angels" Child Care

                    Sunday School - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays in Yeaton Hall 



MISSION STATEMENT

Growing in God's Love.

Working in God's Spirit.

St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church is located in El Segundo, California, a coastal community in Los Angeles’ South Bay.  The city was founded in 1911 by Standard Oil Company and its name, which means “the second” in Spanish, is the site of Standard Oil’s second refinery. The east side of town is a bustling business mecca, home to twelve Fortune 500 companies. The west side features a quiet residential area and a quaint downtown. St. Michael’s is located on the corner of Richmond and Holly just west of the main downtown business district in the residential part of town.

 

Because of its centrality to the surrounding areas of Manhattan Beach, Playa Del Rey, and Hawthorne, St. Michael’s serves parishioners from across the South Bay, and routinely welcomes travelers passing through nearby LAX.