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

EDUCATION AND FORMATION

SUNDAY SCHOOL

SUNDAY SCHOOL Church school is a safe, comfortable place for children ages five to eighteen to build community and learn about God. Younger children participate in the internationally acclaimed Godly Play program while older children meet to create their own services, discuss current events, and share personal stories.

Parents can bring the children to the classrooms in the education building at 10:15 for class. Children will return to the sanctuary to sit with their parents during the sharing of the peace where they will remain throughout communion. The Nursery is also available to children ages 0 – 5 from 9 am to 1:30 pm. Please see Stephanie Miller to register your child.

Contact Information:
Stephanie Miller
714.478.6799
sschool@messiah-santaana.org

MESSIAH'S MEDIA MAKERS

DIGITAL MEDIA Participants in his ministry are children and youth at Messiah, from third grade through High School. The group uses digital media including video, audio, web publishing, writing and photography, to record and comment upon the life of the parish and its surrounding community. This group is attentive to issues of social justice and seeks ways to use media to make a difference in the world around them. The Messiah's Media Makers also contribute their skills to the creation of videos and/ or podcasts for the website, blog and Messiah’s You Tube channel. They offer a unique perspective of our community life through the lens of children and youth.

Contact Information:
Anne Wohlcke
949.491.6933
awohlcke@gmail.com

@YOUTH

@YOUTH @Youth is the name of our ministry for youth ages 12-18. The group meets in the Upper Room for discussion about faith applied to daily lives during the 10:15am service. @Youth is also involved in social outreach projects and provides opportunities for participants to become involved in leadership roles during worship and in other capacities at Messiah.

Contact Information:
Larry Budner
714.835.4383
lbudner@sbcglobal.net

EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY (EfM)

EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY (EfM) EfM invites participants into a small, mentored group, which together explores Scripture, Christian history, theology and ethics, always with an emphasis on personal engagement and discovery. EfM is, in essence, independent study with group reflection guiding adults into a deeper relationship with God. The confidentiality of the group allows free, safe and supportive discussion and exploration of questions and unfamiliar ideas.

Contact Information:
Wayne Kempe
562.533.6591
wayne.kempe@gmail.com

WOMEN’S BOOK GROUP

WOMEN’S BOOK GROUP This group meets monthly in the home of a member to discuss an inspiring book chosen by the group members. All are welcome to join the discussion.

Contact Information:
Linda Graham
657.232.1395
lvhgraham@sbcglobal.net

BIBLE STUDY

BIBLE STUDY Our Baptismal Covenant, which we proclaim during Baptisms and on special feast days asks the question: “Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?” In order to proclaim and to understand what God’s plan is for us, we must read and inwardly digest scripture. Each Monday night at 7:00pm, in the Upper Room, parishioners gather under the direction of a leader (clergy or lay) to read the Bible and discuss what is being said from a theological, historical, cultural, and personal perspective. Everyone is welcome and you need not attend every session to participate. It is a lively discussion, and leader and participant learn from each other.

Contact Information:
Norma Guerra
714.204.0564
associate@messiah-santaana.org

RECTOR’S FORUM

RECTOR’S FORUM The Rector’s Forum is a bi-monthly series that brings notable speakers to Messiah, who address issues affecting our community and the wider world. The emphasis of the presentations is on how we can be informed by our faith to act in the wider world. The Rector, staff, Vestry and Parishioners have an opportunity to ask questions after hearing a short presentation by the guest. The presentations begin at 11:30am, between the 10:15am and 12:00pm services.

Contact Information:
Abel E. Lopez
714.543.9389
rector@messiah-santaana.org

NAHUATL LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

NAHUATL LANGUAGE AND CULTURE Nahuatl is a Uto-Aztecan language of the Ancient Nation of Mexicah and is still very much a living language, with a dozen dialects spoken by more than two million indigenous Mexicans.

Since 1990 David Vazquez has taught this ancient language and culture to more than 23,000 people at universities, colleges, churches, and community centers in Arizona, Texas and California.

Every Saturday students come to Messiah to learn the language. Their goal is to serve as interpreters and teachers of the Nahuatl language. There is great need for interpreters of Nahuatl. David Vazquez hopes to increase the number of interpreters as well as help people appreciate, celebrate, and embrace cultural differences.

Contact Information:
David Vazquez
714.543.9389