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ST. MICHAEL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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800 West Vah Ki Inn Road

Coolidge, Arizona  85128

 

 

 

                                        SUNDAY  SERVICES 

9:15 a.m. - Bible Study

9:30 a.m. - Godly Play (for children ages 5 to 9) 

                   September through May 

10:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist and Sermon (Rite II)

 

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: DECEMBER 24

4:00 p.m. - Hymns, Sermon, and Holy Eucharist (Rite II)

  

 

 

SPECIAL EVENT:  "LIVE NATIVITY"

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 AT 5:30 P.M.

  In keeping with a long-standing tradition, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church will offer a "Live Nativity" scene in front of its building on Sunday, December 17, beginning at 5:30 p.m. A special addition this year will be the presence of the twenty-voice Chandler Children’s Choir which will perform a number of holiday songs for the occasion. Refreshments, courtesy of the parish, will be available at the conclusion of the event. All ages are welcome.


    St. Michael’s Church is located on the site of what used to be the Vah Ki Inn, including some of its original buildings of Sonoran Traditional architecture, built between 1929 and 1940 for the purpose of housing visitors to the Casa Grande Ruins. The land was thought originally to contain the remains of a prehistoric Indian village contemporary with the Casa Grande Ruins. The name “Vah Ki,” in Pima,  means “place where our elders dwelt.” The Inn was purchased in 1957  by the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona as a retreat and conference center. It was officially consecrated in 1980 as St. Michael’s Church by the Bishop of Arizona. Services are conducted every Sunday morning at 10a.m.


 

 

Whether you are finding us here for the first time or returning for more information, we hope you will find what you seek.

The Christian Church is not a building. We are a community of people who believe that Jesus was the presence of God on earth, and that God continues to dwell among us as the Holy Spirit.

You will find St. Michael's Church at its building on Sunday mornings. At other times you will find it all over the place -- from San Tan Valley to Coolidge to Florence -- wherever we scatter to in our daily lives. 

What are the BIG QUESTIONS in your life? We value diversity, doubt, and questions. You'd be welcome to join your questions with ours as we all seek meaning.

If you are familiar with the Episcopal Church you will find us familiar. If not, you will see that we value liturgical worship in the tradition of the early church which formed after Jesus died and was raised. You may want to go to our page for the Inquiring and Curious. 

You might also find this page helpful:  "What to Expect When You Visit," on the website of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia.