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Posts by Al Zadig

From Lifeboat to Movement

Some of us remember way back in 2003 when The Episcopal Church (TEC) made the decision to disregard Scripture and consecrate the first openly homosexual bishop of any Christian denomination. Not only did this decision go against Scripture and against the teachings of the worldwide Anglican Communion, it also split the Episcopal church in this country. It also birthed what we now…

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A Salad at Waffle House

A Reflection on Diverse Community and Mere Christianity  By Jason Moore Ever ask yourself if the Waffle House serves salad?  In all my years on the road traveling with four other guys in a rock n’ roll band and countless Waffle House stops, this question had, oddly, never come up. These are the types of questions that only arise when we’re living…

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Mission on Our Doorstep

A Reflection of and Response to the ACNA Provincial Assembly of 2017 By Lori Moore Many Christians are asking what does God’s call to mission look like for the church today? Where should we focus our efforts, how should we go about fulfilling the mandate of the Lord Jesus Christ to go and make disciples, and what strategies are needed? In gospel…

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Welcome The Rev. Randy and Liz Shirley

It is with great joy we welcome our new assistant to the rector, the Rev. Randy Shirley. Randy joined the staff in June and since that time I can only describe Randy as an air traffic controller with a pastor’s heart! A Trinity School for Ministry graduate, Randy was ordained a deacon on June 10 and will be ordained a priest in…

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Welcome Edwin Smythe

He has an infectious smile and an incredible passion for reaching the next generation.  We welcome Edwin Smythe as our director of student ministries. Edwin will be focusing on students ages of 11-21. A graduate of Porter Gaud and The Citadel, Edwin attended the Bethel School of Ministry in Redding, California. We celebrated Edwin’s ministry with a cookout on Sunday, July 23…

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Rector’s Report

Annual meeting, those elected and entering retreat season –  It was the shortest annual meeting / Festival of Faith that we have had or perhaps have ever had at St. Michael’s … 49 minutes! Yet we did everything we set out to do, including setting out a vision for 2017, and electing a great slate…

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Randy Shirley joins team at St. Michael’s

Welcome Randy Shirley In a search that lasted nearly six months, we welcome Randy Shirley to the staff of St. Michael’s. Randy has been called as an assistant to the rector to serve in a capacity similar to a chief of staff with a special emphasis in the area of stewardship.  After interviewing three other…

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Summer Pruning: No 7:30 am Tuesday Service

With various mission trips and conferences scheduled during the summer, we have pruned the Tuesday morning 7:30 a.m. service. As we approach the summer our clergy team shrinks a bit with the Rev. Doug Peterson spending his time in Maine and the Rev. Ted McNabb covering for the rector of St. John’s, John’s Island, the Rev. Greg Snyder, who is on sabbatical…

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Summertime Devotional

Summertime devotional

There are times when I read a devotional that is so good I just want to pass it on.  This devotional written by Ray Stedman is one such bull’s eye on the Gospel that I can’t keep to myself … John 8:1-11 Then neither do I condemn you, Jesus declared. Go now and leave your…

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Holy Week Reflections from the Rector

The Friday Night Scream It all became real on Friday night. Yes, Good Friday during the Oratorio of the “7 Last Words of Jesus” by Thomas Dubois. The St. Michael’s Choir and instruments led by Organist Matthew Wilkinson were stupendous. But toward the end as the choir led into a crescendo of “It Is Finished”…

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