St. Michael's Episcopal Church

A family-friendly Episcopal Church located near Scott AFB in O'Fallon, IL O Fallon, IL
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
St. Michael's Episcopal Church

Who We Are

We exist to love and worship God, and to love everybody in his Name the way he loves us. We offer you a warm welcome and the love of Jesus Christ, and we invite you to join us in worship.

Jesus calls us to do two things: love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. The whole of God's law, the whole of our lives, and the whole mission of God's people are centered on these two commandments.

In the Church, we express our love for God by putting our very best into the worship we offer, where we celebrate his immeasurable love for us. Then, fed from his Altar and filled with his grace, we share his love with everybody, whether they're part of the Church or not. That's what we strive to do at St Michael's. And we'd love for you to come and see!

We're a small, family-friendly congregation located in O'Fallon, Illinois. Mass begins at 9:15 AM on Sundays, followed by fellowship and coffee. Come and visit! All are welcome!

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Friendly, Inclusive, Down to Earth, Old-school, Traditional Liturgy

Programs
Community Service, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Food Pantry

Music
Traditional Hymns, Organ

Denomination
Episcopal

Networks

Size
Medium

Language
English

Founded
1987

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
111 Ofallon Troy Rd
O Fallon, IL 62269

Phone
(618) 632-6168

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
From the very beginning, the Church's central act of worship has been the Holy Eucharist - a.k.a. the Mass, Lord's Supper, Divine Liturgy, Holy Communion - when Christians gather to "proclaim the Lord's death" (1 Corinthians 11:26), to celebrate his resurrection, and to be filled with his risen life from his own substance. That's what happens at St Michael's every Sunday morning (and at other special times). Our form of worship- liturgy- is how the Western Church has been doing it for at least 1,700 years. We don't expect newbies to understand it or to join in the first time they encounter it. In fact, it's probably better not to join in right away. So if this ancient form of worship is new to you, then by all means just sit still, watch, listen. You'll still be a part of it, along with all the angels and saints around the throne of God in heaven. And you'll pick it up soon enough. We begin with the proclamation of God's Word from both the Old and New Testaments, culminating in the reading of the gospel, the very words and acts of Jesus himself. Then we move to the consecration of bread and wine to become the Body and Blood of Jesus. How God makes this wondrous change, we can't say for sure. We tend to go with Queen Elizabeth I (16th century), who was no theological slouch. She said, 'Twas God the Word that spake it; He took the Bread and brake it; And what the Word did make it, That I believe and take it.' What we can say for sure, because of what Jesus said, is that in Holy Communion we receive him in Person into ourselves. So in the Church's central act of worship, Jesus ministers to us, first from his written Word, and then from his own substance. As St Paul says, This is a profound mystery! It's a pretty big deal! It's the worship of the God who made everything, yet who loves each one of us more than we can possibly imagine, and who comes to us himself. What an awesome thought! What an awesome reality! Oh, the majesty and magnificence of his presence! Oh, the power and the splendor of his sanctuary!

What is the community like?
St. Michael's Episcopal Church in O'Fallon, Illinois is a family-friendly mission church in the Metro East (suburban St Louis) area of southern Illinois, very close to Scott Air Force Base. It is a very diverse congregation filled with people of all ages, from all over the world. Many of our parishioners are retired military, prior military, active duty, guard or reserve, and/or affiliated with the military in some fashion, i.e. spouse, parents or children are currently serving or have served. However, we also have many attendees that are not associated with the military at all. All are welcome. The congregation as a whole is very active in the community and at church. Besides supporting the traditional ministries such as Education, Fellowship and Pastoral Care, the parishioners are also involved in many local organizations including the O'Fallon Community Food Pantry, the Belleville Christain Center, and the Kairos Prison Ministry.

What if I'm not a Christian?
That's okay. Come anyway. Come as you are. All are welcome.

Leadership View all

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Ian Wetmore

The Reverend Ian C. Wetmore is the Vicar of St. Michael's Episcopal Church located in O'Fallon, Illinois, in the Diocese of Springfield.

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