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

Life Events
Church of the Messiah helps people during all phases of their spiritual life as a Christian. From entry into our community as an infant in the Sacrament of Baptism to the final journey and resting place with the Lord; Messiah is here to help celebrate and guide you.

Please fill out the appropriate form and mail it to the church at the following address: Church of the Messiah 614 N. Bush St, Santa Ana, CA 92701. The church office will call you to schedule an appointment with the Rector or clergy. They would be pleased to meet with you personally to discuss your individual needs.
Baptisms Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body, the Church. It is a public statement of one’s intentional decision to follow the way of Jesus. In the case of infant baptism, it is the parents’ declaration of their intent to raise a child in the way of Jesus. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble, so baptism is only administered once. While it is common in the Episcopal tradition to baptize infants, baptism is available to people of any age.
Confirmation Confirmation is not “a completion of baptism.” Confirmation is a mature adult commitment to God through the Lord Jesus. One prepares for Confirmation through a short course that reviews Episcopal theology, spirituality, worship, and customs. Our clergy are pleased to consult about Confirmation.
First Communion In the Episcopal Church, Baptism is considered to be full and complete initiation into the Body of Christ. Therefore, once someone is baptized, they are eligible to receive Holy Communion. Historically in the Episcopal Church, children could not receive communion until they were confirmed, but our theology of Baptism has evolved to understand that it is not a partial entry rite, but a full and complete entry rite. Nevertheless, some parents prefer to wait until their child is old enough to complete the First (Formal) Communion Program.

Quinceanera Quinceañera is the celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday. This birthday is celebrated differently from any other birthday, as it marks the transition from childhood to adolescence. The Quinceañera begins with a Thanksgiving Eucharist at the church. At Church of the Messiah we are proud to be able to celebrate the many cultural rites of passage and Sacraments of the church as prescribed by the Catechism of the Episcopal Church. These include a blessing ceremony for the “Quinceañera.” Let us help with yours.
Weddings Imagine holding your wedding in one of the Orange County’s most precious historical settings. Steeped in prayer and tradition, the Church creates a memorable, sacred space to share your most solemn vows with family and friends.
Funerals The funeral liturgy is primarily an act of worship. Indeed, “the liturgy of the dead is an Easter liturgy” (Prayer Book, p. 507). As Christians, we live in the real and certain hope that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ – nothing in life; nothing in death. Still, one of the hardest things we face in this life is the death of a loved one. The clergy, staff and people of Church of the Messiah offer their caring support and expertise to individuals and families through those first difficult days