Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Mobilization

Is it more than a man thing?

By Chappy McKay It is a fact:  If the human male walks past an item more than three times, it ceases to exist. Poof! It’s gone. Laundry on the floor, a bag of garbage, dishes on the counter … if they can manage to ignore it three times, the cloak of invisibility settles in. BUT is it possible this same unique talent…

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Visitor blessed by Palm Sunday service

By David Larson I am from Maryland, and I vacation in Charleston every spring and just yesterday I had a chance to attend your Palm Sunday service. I was absolutely blown away by the elegance and grandeur of it all. That processional with the choir and donkey walking around the church while that magnificent music played, All Glory Laud and Honour, truly…

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Treasurer’s Report

After closing out a balanced budget in 2016, with income virtually matching operating expenses of approximately $2.2 million, we are off to a slower start in 2017. Through February, total revenue was $232,862, about 10.2% of the full year budget and $150,000 behind the 16.7% ($380,000) that was budgeted. Early March income was somewhat more encouraging, but we are still behind last…

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Vestry Report

The Vestry met on February 23, 2017.  The primary topics of discussion were: The Rector presented a list of “core teams” of laypeople currently working on various tasks around the Church, including teams dedicated to (1) managing people’s first connection to St. Michael’s, (2) developing Discipleship programming, (3) youth and family programming, (4) pastoral care, (5) mission, (6) building and grounds, (7)…

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Parochial Updates ~ February 2017

February – March 2017 From the Parish Register Births: Welcoming! February 22, 2017      Clara Grace Schreiner, daughter of Dr. Andrew David and Elizabeth “Liz” Alderson Hurley Schreiner Baptisms:  We receive you into the household of God… February 09, 2017      Owen Wilder Prince, son of Jason Todd and Allison Wilder Prince February 04, 2017      Eden Faye Freidenstein and Elliot Dickson Freidenstein and Drake…

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Organ

Eastertide Trumpet & Organ Concert

Antonio Marti first chair trumpeter Charleston Symphony Orchestra   Thursday, May 4  |  7 pm To celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we will have the first chair trumpeter of the Charleston Symphony, Antonio Marti, perform a trumpet and organ recital with our organist, Matthew Wilkinson. Admission: Suggested minimum donation $10 Register Spread…

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Are You Called to Leadership?

Participants at a recent Wardens’ Conference adopted the following Diocesan guidelines for vestry nominations. The guidelines were written by Mr. Belser several years ago and have been endorsed by the Vestry of St. Michael’s. 1. Have you believed in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, acknowledged him as your Savior, and accepted him as the Lord of your life? 2. Are…

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Open Hands Full Hearts

Dear Anonymous Valentine, Thank You!

On Monday, February 13, the members of the St. Michael’s Church staff were greeted by beautiful gifts, sweet treats and kind notes at their office doors and stations. We were all blessed and touched by this gracious gesture. Thank you to the anonymous folks who took a moment out of their day to show us…

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Advent Gloria & Future Concert Series

By Matthew Wilkinson On Wednesday evening, Dec. 14th, St. Michael’s Music Ministry presented an Advent concert, incorporating Vivaldi’s “Gloria.” The purpose of the concert was to create an event that would facilitate the worship of our Lord by all people from the Greater Charleston area. Our vision is that this concert would be the launch event of a new outreach ministry, known…

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Thank You for Pledging to Tithe in 2017

He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way; which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.            (2 Corinthians 9:10-11). God is faithful to provide the resources…

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