Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

The Rector

St. Michael's Tiffany Window

Response to the Texas Church Shooting

Dear St. Michaelites and Friends, It seems almost daily… our window above the altar that reflects Revelation 12 comes eerily to life. That window depicts Satan in battle with Archangel Michael. Yesterday, on All Saints Day, that battle continued when a 26 year old man claimed the lives of 26 worshipers in Texas. Again we’re…

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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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ACNA Reflection

This was my first time at a provincial assembly. I am lucky it was an ACNA assembly, which had none of the tensions and discord of past ECUSA assemblies (or so I’ve heard). There was a joyful, Spirit filled exuberance about the place the entire time I was there. We met daily in the morning and the evening in plenary sessions. We…

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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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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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Learning as We Go: New Annual Meeting Plans

One of our values at St. Michael’s is keeping a teachable spirit in all things. It’s one of the things I love about our clergy team, we are always hungry to learn as we go! After each major event, we hold an after event reflection where we can see what worked and didn’t work. We…

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Update on Senior Associate Search

Our search continues for a senior associate. We have had some tremendous candidates interview here at St. Michael’s and have several more planned. We pray we will have this critical ministry position filled by early summer.  Many thanks to our personnel committee, vestry and staff for their collective wisdom and input! Spread the Word…

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