Welcome Visitors!

Thanks for stopping by our site.

Whether you're just browsing the Web or looking for a church home, we are thrilled that you have found us.


St. Michael is known locally as “the friendly church.” When you walk in, you'll sense a contagious spirit of welcome, which deepens into a faith community shining with the light of Christ’s love for all.


Worried you'll fit in here? Don't be! We are a place where authentic friendships grow. A place to find support and love.  Come and experience the Spirit at St. Michael for yourself.


Pastor Stuart Luce

P.S. Please feel free to phone me anytime (610) 347-1696 with your questions or comments.

Pastors

Bridge Pastor: The Rev. Stuart Luce

Visitation Pastor: The Rev. Danny N. Bodine

A full staff listing - with brief BIOs - is available under the ABOUT US button above.


Mission Statement

As God’s people in this place we live out our mission by “Following Christ’s example, welcoming all, strengthening each other, and serving the community.”


Members & Affiliation

We have 1095 members. Our average Sunday worship attendance is 250. We have plenty of room for more and would love to have you join us this Sunday. Our visitors and members are from all over the Southern Chester County region. We are part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


Location

We are conveniently located on a 7-acre site in the Kennett Square area of Pennsylvania. We are a half-mile from Unionville High School and just minutes away from historic Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square. St. Michael draws from all over the Southern Chester County region. 

( Get a map here )


Worship Times

Worship is celebrated on Sunday morning at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m., September through May. During the summer months we offer one Sunday morning worship service at 9:30 a.m. 


The summer schedule begins with Memorial Day weekend and continues through Labor Day weekend. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first and third Sunday of the month and all festivals.


Child Care

Professional child care is provided for all services.


Sunday School

Classes for all ages, 9:15 a.m., September through May. 


Facilities

St. Michael has experienced significant growth over the years. A new sanctuary was built in 1997. Shortly thereafter, it became evident that adding a second pastor to the staff was needed. In 2009, another expansion project was completed which included a 300-seat fellowship hall with a larger, state-of-the-art kitchen and administrative offices. We also remodeled the old fellowship hall into a 10 classroom educational wing; created a music ministry suite and expanded the narthex area housing The Archangel Café. 


All of our facilities are wheel chair accessible and our sanctuary is equipped with an audio induction loop assistive listening system. Those with a hearing aid only need to switch it to "T" to enjoy dramatically improved sound.


Programs

There are many ways you can get involved in our growing faith community. We have activities to suit every preference and interest ... music programs, Christian education, youth ministries, senior groups, men's and women's groups, sports programs and more! We invite you to browse these opportunities under the MINISTRIES button above.


Let's Keep in Touch

We publish two newsletters to help us stay in touch with our members and visitors. One is printed and distributed to all church members; the other is a daily online newsletter published on this website under the NEWS button above.


The St. Michael Daily

A blend of church news & activities, stories about life & living, interesting national & world news, humor, entertainment, fun, and community information. It's updated daily and is always entertaining. Click the NEWS button above to read today's edition.



If You Have Questions about our church, please call us anytime. Our office number is (610) 347-1696. Inquiries can also be sent to our church office manager Bonnie McDonald — or you can e-mail any of our staff directly by clicking their e-mail links on our ABOUT US page, or clicking the CONTACT US button above to e-mail us via this website. Church office hours are Mon-Thu 8 - 3; Fri 8 - 1.


Virtual worship ONLY

during the pandemic.

Limited office hours

during the pandemic.

What We Believe …

at St. Michael

“Let All Who Enter Here Be Received As Christ.”

A 6th-century Italian monk named Benedict first spoke that phrase. Fifteen centuries later, it serves as St. Michael’s commitment to an open door spirit, inviting all people into the joy of Christian community.


The individuals and families who join our congregation come from all walks of life, practically every faith tradition, and at times from no religious background at all. They come to center their lives in God and to figure out how best to make a difference in the world.


We sometimes think of our identity as Christian first and Lutheran second – Lutheran being the adjective beside the more important noun that reminds us of our common life grounded in Jesus Christ. As a Lutheran Christian congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), St. Michael enjoys the fellowship and ministry connections with churches, colleges, and faith institutions across America, and through mission commitments around the world.


At St. Michael, we believe beauty is more than skin deep. Our people are our greatest treasure. You won’t find our lives untouched by sin or untarnished by suffering. But you will find people with the love of Christ deep in their hearts. We’re here because we want to be here, sharing the Savior’s love.


At St. Michael, we believe that God deserves to be the subject of every sentence involving our spiritual lives:


God has created all that exists, and the truth of God’s power and love is revealed in the Holy Bible;


God intervenes in our broken lives, fractured relationships, and unjust world through a personal sire to bring peace and wholeness;


God entered human history in an intimate way through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ;


God loves, saves, and forgives us by grace alone;


God offers us a particular way of life through Jesus Christ that is a hope-filled alternative to the consumeristic and self-centered ways of the world;


God works through the church by the power of the Holy Spirit to create a world guided by generosity, hospitality, and forgiveness;


God offers the gifts of new life and forgiveness of sin through Christ’s sacraments of baptism and holy communion;


God changes lives through the Good News of Jesus Christ who calls on us to:


God strengthens us to meet the needs of our days through Word and Sacrament and Community;


God challenges us to be instruments of his love and mercy as we seek to serve our community in His Name;


God commissions us to share the GOOD NEWS of His forgiving love with those who do not know it or need to hear it.


We affirm with Martin Luther "the priesthood of all believers." Thus, every member is challenged and encouraged to utilize his or her gifts, time and resources in grateful, responsive service to God and His Love.


To learn more about our beliefs, please read the "What We Believe" section of the ELCA website.

Map & Directions

at St. Michael

From Route 1 in Kennett Square:

Follow Route 1 to Route 82 Exit. Follow Route 82 North, crossing Route 926 at the traffic light. Pass Unionville High School and Patton Middle School on the right. Turn right onto Doe Run Road where Route 82 makes a sharp bend to the left. St. Michael is on your left.

GPS Users Please Note: On the map below, the street address is 109 East Doe Run Road in Unionville but you must enter that address as being in Kennett Square, PA to get proper directions. We are listed on Internet maps as being in Unionville because our mailing address is a Unionville post office box. However, to get proper GPS directions, please enter ... 109 East Doe Run Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348.