Welcome to the official Charismatic Episcopal Church website for the Diocese of the West. Visit often for the latest news from our diocesan churches and messages from Saint Michael’s Cathedral Church in San Clemente, California, as Bishop Kessler and his pulpit guests bring you life changing messages from God’s Word.
Please join us again for our annual Ladies Retreat, in La Quinta, CA. We will be having our clothing exchange once again as well as a book exchange for this retreat. Bring five gently used clothing items or accessories and one book for our free boutique. Join us for some festive fun and fellowship….and even a little rest.
For our out of area guest, let us know if you require a pickup and /or drop off at an airport. We recommend flying into Ontario, or Orange County, CA. the Hotel offers a fitness Center, a heated pool, and complimentary breakfast.
Cost: $120 per person shared occupancy-3per room)
(Double occupancy available: Contact Jody Anderson for rate)
All meals provided except Friday lunch (on your own). You have a fully equipped kitchen in your room.
DATE: May 9-11, 2013
PLACE: Homewood Suites, La Quinta, CA
Charismatic Episcopal Church
Dioceses of the West
April 4-6th, 2013
San Clemente, California
Meeting (Sanctuary; clerical shirts)
Reception immediately following (coffee, punch, cookies)
|Friday||(Coffee, water, pastries)|
Meeting (Sanctuary; clerical shirts)
SESSION TWO - Business Reports
Bp. Kessler and Fr. Anderson
|Lunch (on your own)|
Workshop - Interactive Discussion
Presentation: Fr. Bill Xenos
|3:00 PM||Free Time|
(Sanctuary; clerical shirts or casual attire)
|7:00 PM||Dinner provided at Cn. Jim's House|
Closing Eucharist / Consecration of Chrism /
Reaffirmation of Ordination Vows
(Alb, cincture, red stoles)
Archdcn. David Anderson's cell: 949-254-3428
St. Michael's Church and St. Michael's Christian Academy invite you and your family to begin this year's season of Lent by joining us for two special events--our annual pancake supper and Ash Wednesday service. Please see the following for more information.
Bring the entire family for a homemade pancake supper on Tuesday, February 12, at 6:30 PM in St. Michael's fellowship hall (main room of preschool). We'll have all the fixings, including butter, syrup, chocolate chips, whipped cream, and hot chocolate, as well as sausages and orange juice.
Don't forget to bring your palm fronds from last Palm Sunday. As is the tradition of the Church, we will be burning the palm fronds to use for the ashes for our Ash Wednesday services.
This will be a fun time for both adults and children alike!
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Date: Tuesday, February 12
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: St. Michael's Fellowship Hall (main preschool room)
Recommended donation of $3.00/individual or $10.00/family
On Wednesday, February 13, the Lenten season gets underway at St. Michael's Church with Ash Wednesday services. Ash Wednesday is a special day of the Christian calendar year that marks the beginning of Lent, a 40-day season of self-examination, repentance, self-denial, prayer, and meditation on the saving acts of Jesus Christ. As a reminder of our mortal nature, a priest will inscribe a cross of ashes onto the foreheads of those who wish to participate.
For your convenience, we offer three Ash Wednesday services at various times during the day. See the information below for service times.
Date: Wednesday, February 13
Time: 8:00 AM, 12:00 Noon, 7:30 PM
Location: St. Michael's Church
Thank you for your continued support of the ministries of St. Michael's Church, Academy, and Preschool. We look forward to seeing you Tuesday night.
Bp. Douglas Kessler
By Jessica Kessler:
Last weekend we walked for life in San Francisco, and I was tasked by the bishop to report on our adventure. The group and trip exceeded my expectation. I suppose I should write about the amazing testimonies or the vast numbers; maybe I should write about how strong the Holy Spirit felt or how heavy the dark forces felt. As interesting as all those may sound, I am just going to write something I know.