Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Come celebrate the feast day of St. Michael, the Archangel, Invincible Prince and Warrior, Supreme Commander of the Heavenly Hosts, Defender of the Divine Glory and Patron of our Church! 

Welcome Mayor John Tecklenburg and his wife Sandy 

This Sunday is Michaelmas Sunday! In the spirit of St. Michael, and to celebrate our ministry on The Four Corners of Law, we welcome Mayor John Tecklenburg and his wife Sandy to the 10:30 service. The Mayor will be our guest musician, playing a rousing hymn following the sermon. Our “neighbor Mayor” will also speak during the announcements as to how St. Michael’s can increase ministry to the City of Charleston. The Mayor will also grace us on the piano keys during coffee hour in the Kinloch Room! Just in case you’re wondering about the Mayor’s musical “chops,” in addition to his undergraduate degree from Georgetown, University, Mayor Tecklenburg also studied Jazz at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

About John Tecklenburg

For more than 25 years, Mayor John J. Tecklenburg has served our city as a businessman, a civic leader, a city government executive and a member of St. John’s Chapel on Hanover Street.
Born in Charleston and a graduate of Georgetown University, John was the founder and president of Southern Oil Company. Next, he served as Charleston’s Director of Economic Development under Mayor Joe Riley, where he led the city’s nationally acclaimed initiative to revitalize and redevelop Upper King Street. Over the years, Mayor Tecklenburg has also served on the boards of many local charities and nonprofits, including Crisis Ministries, the Rotary Club, the Palmetto Project and SC Strong.
Mayor Tecklenburg and his wife Sandy are the proud parents of five grown children – Melissa, Suzanne, Paula, Joseph and John Henry. They reside in the Old Windermere section of West Ashley.

6:00 pm Service, An Evensong for the Ages

For a completely different experience in worship, join us again at 6:00 pm for an ethereal and quintessential Anglican Evensong. This kind of worship was developed by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer in the 16th Century and is still used in Cathedrals, Abbeys and Churches all over the world.  Yes, quite different from our normal 6:00 pm service, this Sunday night will feature incense, and choral renditions of ancient hymns. Let the prayers and music wash over and transform your heart. Our organist and choirmaster, Matthew Wilkinson will be giving a Michaelmas Homily.

What is Michaelmas?

You may not know this, but in the Anglican tradition, nearly every day of the year is dedicated to a particular saint.  In the Anglican church we define a saint as any forgiven sinner, therefore we honor these saints by simply remembering their witness and simultaneously realize we are not islands but stand on the shoulders of others. This Sunday has been assigned to St. Michael, the famous Archangel who in Revelation 12 (as seen in our window above the altar) hurls Satan to earth out of heaven. It is a special day as we relive the battle not just of Michael over evil, but the battle that Jesus Christ won for us on the cross.

Preaching Series Continues at the 8:00 am and 10:30 am Services

We are digging deeply into Paul’s letter to the Ephesians this fall, both from the pulpit and your life group. On Sundays, you will hear an in depth sermon that we hope will inspire you to go even deeper in your life group. Resources on Ephesians for your life group can be found on our website.

New Preaching Series Beginning this Sunday at the 9:30 am Service

For the next several Sundays the 9:30 sermon will look at this question: What does a Gospel Family Look Like? Over the course of the fall, we will study such topics such as: Why does the family exist? What does daily life in a Gospel centered family look like? What is Biblical Fatherhood and Motherhood? What does a Biblically safe home look like? This sermon series will be based on the teachings of Dr. Rob Rienow. Rob will be one of our Global Impact Celebration Speakers in January at our GIC!