Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Message from the Rector

A list of postponements and cancellations follow the letter from the Rector.

Dear St. Michaelites and Friends:

“No King is saved by the size of his army…The eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him and those whose hope is in His unfailing love. We wait and hope for the Lord, He is our help and our shield. May your unfailing love be with us Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” -Proverbs 33:16

I am always amazed at how the “Bible in One Year” readings assigned for each day simply provide the backbone for our daily lives. Today is no exception as we continue to pray for an end to the pandemic of the Coronavirus.

Last week we began a four-part response to the outbreak. We will continue to do so this week as guided by Bishop Lawrence and the best practices of our Diocese. They include:

1. Increased prayer for the victims of this virus and an end to the pandemic

2. Sanitizing stations all over campus

3. Passing the peace verbally and not physically

4. Receiving Communion in one kind only (through the bread).

5. Additionally, the pews and sanctuary have been sanitized.

Our Sunday worship will proceed as normal; however, we have postponed several ministries, including the Day of Healing Prayer, the Water Mission Walk For Water and the Baby Shower in honor of the Lowcountry Pregnancy Center.

On a personal note, many of you have been asking about our daughter, Wimberly. Wimberly was in Florence, Italy on exchange for the semester through the University of South Carolina. Fortunately, she did not travel to northern Italy and was not at risk for exposure at the time she was there. She flew home on Saturday, February 29 and is now officially past the incubation period. We are so thankful she is healthy and symptom free. Thank you for your prayers!

Speaking of prayers, please pray this with me:

Dear God, thank you for blessing us with this undeserved privilege to see another day. Our brothers and sisters around our nation and world are suffering and dying from the Coronavirus. We pray for a cure to end the Virus that has no side effects. Jesus, we know that you are the master architect and builder, and that when we turn to you in prayer, hearts and homes and lives are transformed. It is in your precious and healing name that we pray, Amen.

Blessings in Christ,
Alfred T.K. Zadig, Jr.+

21st Rector of St. Michael’s Church

POSTPONED: Day of Healing Prayer, Baby Shower for Lowcountry Pregnancy Center

Due to the concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, St. Michael’s has decided, in an abundance of caution, to postpone the Day of Healing Prayer scheduled to occur on Saturday, March 21, and the Baby Shower for the Lowcountry Pregnancy Center scheduled for Sunday, March 22.  All who have paid in advance for the Day of Healing Prayer will receive a refund. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but feel everyone’s health is of paramount importance.

CANCELLED: Community Lenten Service & Luncheon, Men’s Hike

The Community Lenten Service & Luncheon series held each Wednesday during Lent has been cancelled for the remainder of Lent.

The Men’s Hike scheduled for April 16 – 19 has been cancelled.

CHANGED: Charleston Walk for Water

The Charleston Walk for Water has changed to a virtual walk. Please check the following websites for more information:

www.charlestonwalk.org

www.watermission.org