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Reasons to Support the ACNA

Your church was represented well at the 226th Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina. The big news of Convention was the vote on affiliation with the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA).   This affiliation was studied by our diocese for several years (we also held two information sessions here at St. Michaels).  The vote…

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Other News from the Convention

We began on Friday afternoon with workshops;  this year the Rev. David Booman and I were asked by Bishop Lawrence to offer a workshop on our relationship with Mother Emanuel Church and our joint ministries since the tragedy there.  After the workshops, we participated in our Convention Eucharist, with the sermon by the Rt. Rev. Al Gadsden of the Reformed Episcopal Church.…

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Where are We with our Search for a Sr. Associate?

With the Rev. Mark Avera spending 2/3 time at our partner church in North Charleston (Church of the Resurrection), and a 1/3 time here in mission work, we are in need of a Sr. Associate. Early in April our personnel committee, vestry, and staff will meet our second candidate. Following a time of discernment and collaboration, I will either make a call…

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Annual Meeting Festival of Faith Plans: Acting on Your Feedback

Please keep three dates on your calendar. As is our annual tradition, we will be having our Festival of Faith/Annual Meeting on May 7. This is so important for the whole St. Michael’s Church Family! Why? We will gather to elect new members of our Vestry (Church board) and delegates to the convention as well as take a look back at 2016…

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Bishop Lawrence asks St. Michael’s to help re-plant a church

By Alfred T.K. Zadig, Jr. On a late October evening, Bishop Mark Lawrence called me to see if St. Michael’s would be willing to help re-plant a church in North Charleston. He explained that in 2013, St. Thomas Church North Charleston split when the Diocese of South Carolina left the Episcopal Church. Those supporting the…

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Global Impact Celebration

Another amazing Global Impact Celebration!  So many of you to thank, including our own The Rev. Mark Avera. Mark worked around the clock with many of you and it showed throughout the GIC.  There was a simultaneous calm, yet a very strong missional focus over the three Sundays and two weeks in between.  The emphasis…

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Lenten Preaching Series

The Fruit of the Spirit: Living Proof of God Dwelling In Us The fruit of the spirit is the living proof that the Spirit of God dwells within us.  Think about it for a minute.  What is the fruit of the Spirit?  love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control.  Here is the…

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The life of longtime St. Michaelite Margaret Tenney

Some weeks ago, we lost a true saint of St. Michael’s Church. Margaret Tenney was in our choir for many years and is now singing in the heavenly choir! Margaret’s son Charles wrote a wonderful reflection on his mother’s life.  Whether you knew Margaret or not, read her son’s remembrance while pondering, what might be…

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Two Historic Milestones for St. Michael’s Church

The season of Epiphany is an exciting season that follows Christmas and details the three wisemen following the star to see the Christ Child. The wisemen experienced that magnificent “aha” when they saw for themselves the infant Jesus. Epiphany, therefore, is a missional season of the church year, where we leave our comfort zones following…

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