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Young Adult Ministry

Calling all Young Adults, ages 22 – 40! Join us as we gather together in the Chapel on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm to go deeper in our walk with the Lord. After a short worship time, you will hear a teaching from our very own Edwin Smythe, with time left over to discuss and examine what you’ve heard. For more information,…

Women’s Summer Bible Study

Tuesdays, 9:15 am in the Willis Room Beginning June 5th. Join Jeanne Lyles and Mary Ables as they lead a study on the book A Praying Life – Connecting to God in a Distracting World, by Paul Miller. For more information or to register, please contact Mary Ables, mables7373@gmail.com.

Theology Over Coffee

A Summer Men’s Study with the Rector Wednesdays in the Chapel 7:30 am – 8:45 am June 6 – August 15 Spend your Wednesday mornings this summer with a cup of coffee, the Rector, and a Bible as you delve into theological questions. Loosely Based on Michael Lloyd’s 2005 book Cafe Theology: Exploring Love, the Universe and Everything. Topics        …

Prayer Vigil

Almighty God, Judge and Redeemer of the world, we ask you to bless the Supreme Court and its justices with a spirit of wisdom, understanding, and discernment; grant that they may rightly and impartially interpret and administer the law;  through him who shall come to be our Judge, your Son our Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. On June 7th, the U.S. Supreme Court…

Annual Report 2018

In preparation for our Annual Meeting and Festival of Faith on Sunday, April 29th, we have published the Annual Report. Inside, you will find clergy reports, the treasurer’s report, financial information for 2017, and a summary of the giving to our mission partners. There is also information on our vestry and convention delegate candidates. All…

Holy City Connects – Spring 2018

Due to the Basic Christian Theology course taught by The Rev. Dr. Kendall Harmon on Wednesdays during April and May, HCC will only be offered at one location for the Spring 2018 semester. The host will be Dottie Teetor (905 Red Coat Run, Mt. Pleasant) from the Mt. Pleasant HCC, and the talk will be given by Trish McGuinn from the West…

Men’s Wild Game Supper

Monday, April 16, 2018, 6:30 pm, Kinloch Room We welcome our guest speaker, the Rev. Nigel Mumford, as we share a delicious dinner of wild game, mac-n-cheese, and country green beans. The Rev. Nigel Mumford is an international speaker, author, and founder of By His Wounds, a non-profit ministry of Christian healing. There will also be a silent auction. Register

Seder Meal

St. Michael’s Messianic Seder Meal A fun and highly instructive family opportunity This is an awesome Holy Week experience for all ages including children ages 5 and up! (nursery provided for wee ones) Officiated by Ted and Annetta McNabb Wednesday, March 28th, 6:00-8:00 PM St. Michael’s Chapel Register

Testimony of Faith – Rabindra Nath Ray

Testimony of faith By Rabindra Nath Ray My name is Rev. Rabindra Nath Ray. At present I am working as an assistant priest at St. Michael’s and All Angel’s Cathedral in Durgapur Diocese, CNI. My spouse’s name is Jhampa Ray and two daughters are Sophia and Rebekah. I want to relate my testimony to my friends overseas. I was born and brought…

Testimony by Dennis O’Reilly on the 2018 St. Michael’s Healing Mission to India

India Mission Reflections 2017 By Dennis O’Reilly This was my very first mission trip and a wonderful experience in so many different ways. Our itinerary took us through the New Delhi airport, the Calcutta airport, train stations in Howrah and Malda and a series van rides to various locations within the Diocese of Durgapur in West Bengal, India and eventually, back to…

Testimony by Burwell Boykin on the 2018 St. Michael’s Healing Mission to India

Mission: A hundredfold yield By Burwell Boykin Better than Apple at $70 or even downtown Charleston in the 70s, investing in the LORD and His work brings the highest yield. Genesis 26:12 “Isaac planted crops in the land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the LORD blessed him” Like a modern-day Isaac, Bishop Probal Dutta is planting seeds of the…

Kingdom Club and Kenya GIC Event

This past Summer 2017, The Kingdom Club Mission Team Leaders went to Kenya to implement the same teachings they had been using in Charleston with children from the Eastside of Charleston.  The leaders used the curriculum by Nena Jackson and Kristi Smith, The Fruit That Lasts  to lead a VBS with puppets for 220 children from GGFAN.  In addition, they raised money for the…

When Earth Meets Heaven: A Reflection on Honduras

1 Corinthians 7:7…”Live lives with undivided devotion to God” In our busy North American lives, the above declaration from Paul seems elusive and nearly impossible. Yet when we go on mission and all other distractions are silenced, this undivided devotion all of a sudden comes within reach. When it does come within reach, we are able to physically see and sense that…

What is a Holy City Connects? – A Message from the Rector

Dear St. Michaelites: Recently using the prophet Nehemiah, I preached on the importance of building the ministry as Nehemiah built his wall with sword and trowel. We continue to build the discipleship ministry of St. Michael’s Church in three ways: First through Alpha which transforms hearts through the foundations of faith. Second through Life Groups which transforms hearts through community and discipleship.…

Irma Prayer

Dear Saints, Please pray for Hurricane Irma. The apostle James reminds us that “Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.” Nearly a year ago, when…

Hugh Buyck, Sr. ~ High School Student Ministry Honduras Mission 2017

It is a marvel that a mission trip to Honduras beginning with a sense of trepidation and uncertainty becomes a sensational journey of joy, holiness and youthful reflection.  Seven insightful and bright teenagers coupled with la escuela and las casas of loving children brings an inner fullness unmatched by any monetary or tourista encounters. Walls being built with Honduran souls spread contentment…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Hare heads to Clemson University

By Justin Hare Graduation! One week ago the Hare family celebrated the culmination of four years of hard work resulting in graduation from seminary! This has been an incredible season for us, and it has been in every way a group project. Through your prayer and financial support, we have been able to a season devoted…

Senior warden’s report on annual meeting surveys

By Mikell Scarborough I thought it appropriate to report to you upon reflection on the annual meeting surveys we sent out. My principal goal as warden has been to increase communication between the vestry and the congregation regarding what we are doing at St. Michael’s. This is also a desire of the congregation. The vestry open houses held last September and May…

June – July 2017 From the Parish Register

PAROCHIAL UPDATES Births: Welcoming! May 23, 2017 Whitner Wilson Ravenel Stephens, son of Charles Albert “Cal” Stephens, Sr. and Jane Vitre Ravenel Stephens June 13, 2017 Palmer Sumner, son of  James Kennison and Sara Anne Cart Sumner June 16, 2017 Joseph Cole Good IV, son of Joseph Cole Good III and Maury Elizabeth “Liz” Goodloe Good Baptisms:  We receive you into the household of…

Family of Friends

Come join us singles on Sunday, August 27 for Christian fellowship and a great meal. We will meet in the Kinloch Room after the 10:30 service to carpool to the venue (to be determined). Please call 843.532.4125 to reserve your place that day in the Family of Friends. Next date ~ Sunday, September 24 at 12:15 pm.  (It’s usually the 4th Sunday…

Meet Edwin Smythe

St. Michael’s Church, Charleston welcomes Edwin C. Smythe as the new Director of Student Ministries. Edwin was born and raised in Charleston, SC. He graduated from Porter-Gaud in 2011, the Citadel in 2015 and Bethel School of Ministry in 2017. He plays rugby.     His faith took a serious turn his freshmen year at Porter-Gaud and continued to grow through college. When his…

New Student Ministry Itinerary

Beginning Monday, August 13 High School Student Ministry Wednesday Nights at 6:00 pm Chapel for Games, Worship & Lesson Kinloch Room for Dinner Middle School Student Ministry Monday Nights at 6:00 pm Chapel for Games, Worship & Lesson Kinloch Room for Dinner 6:00 – 6:20 pm Unstructured hang out (ping pong, hacky sac, hang out etc.) 6:20 – 6:45 pm Organized group…

Fresh Start Ministries, MacDougall Prison

Turkey Under a Bucket:  Robby Hull and Rich Giersch led this mentoring collaboration with other Churches like Christ our King, St Andrew’s Presbyterian, and St Phillips. It was a great time of fellowship and learning how to have fun God’s way. Prayer Team Lunch The Men in Transition (MIT) group that goes into MacDougall corrections for discipleship. We surveyed several employers on which…

Reflection on Tables of Ten

By Linda Prince What an amazing day of healing for our city! When I woke up today, I envisioned writing something profound. It will have to wait – there is just way too much. It needs time to settle. So, I offer up the Lord’s sense of humor during the day. By noon, the bags and balloons were in the Kinloch room,…

The Prayer Calendar

By David Richardson The Burundi Team is extremely grateful for all the faithful prayer coverage that we received leading up to and during St. Michael’s Healing Mission to Burundi. Prayers were felt throughout and answered throughout. Many people that received the Prayer Calendar commented about how much they liked it and found it useful. Since a testimony is a way to honor…

Pastors Conferences- Teaching the Basics of Healing Prayer

By Susalee Sasser Our team of 9 had the privilege and blessing to hold two conferences for pastors in Bujumbura and Bugarama, Burundi. We hoped to equip them in the practice of Healing Prayer, to better enable them to lead their flocks and gain new converts. As we entered to conference area we were welcomed by the sound of the pastors worshiping.  Their voices…

The Clinic Reaches a Major Milestone

By Dan McNeil One of our goals for our 2017 Burundi mission team was to seek and secure final government approval for building a medical clinic in the town of Bugarama and to dedicate that land to the Gospel in Burundi. Due to government instability and delays by government officials, we had waited nearly three years for approval. We were determined to…

Faith Alive and Slaying Dragons

By Martha and Park Dougherty Burundi is the kind of place where the people have put their faith in Jesus Christ with their whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. It is the kind of faith rarely seen and rarely experienced.  These people see not only with their human eyes but also with the eyes of the Holy Spirit working in them, giving…

Life After Prostitution and Child Soldiering in Burundi

By Linda Soutter Many young women and girl children living in Burundi (and across the developing world) are forced into prostitution by their parents or guardians to provide income for their families or out of the extreme poverty they endure. Bravo Ministries, run by Canadian Alli Blair, began in 2005 in Bujumbura seeking to save boys who had been child soldiers, and…

Enroll for Toddler Time

Toddler Time Open Enrollment for 2017/2018 Noah’s Nursery (Mom’s morning out)
 Ages 6 – 10 months
 8:30 am – 11:30 pm | Monday/Wednesday/Friday Toddler TIme 1 11 – 22 months 
 8:30 am – 11:45 am
 Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday Toddler Time 2 8:30 am – 12:30 pm | Monday/Wednesday/Friday Toddler Time 3 8:30 am –…

Prayer Walk

The St. Michael’s Prayer Walking Ministry is a small group of members of our fellowship who have a strong desire to pray for our city and see revival break out in the Charleston community. We meet on the fourth Sunday of each month, after the 10:30 am service, in the Belser Building, for a light lunch…

Meet Dean Osuch, GIC 2017 Visiting Missiologist

GIC Opportunities to Meet Dean Osuch 10:30 am Holy Communion, Rite II with Simon Mwaura, missionary from Kenya 12:00 Noon GIC Celebration Luncheon (Kinloch Room) Dean Osuch from TMS-Global (formerly The Mission Society)   About Dean Osuch Dr. Dean Osuch is a Chaplain at Norcross Co-Operative Ministries and works as the Director of Church Partnership at The Mission Society (now TMS-Global). Dean completed his Masters…

Tool Time Schedule

SUNDAY MORNINGS 9:15-10:15 | KINLOCH ROOM JANUARY 8    Matthew Wilkinson teaches Theology of Epiphany JANUARY 15   Anglican Leadership Institute, guest presenter JANUARY 22   Emmanuel Kolini, former Archbishop of Rwanda JANUARY 29  Peter Rothermel, Diocesan Director for Faith Formation FEBRUARY 5   St Michael’s Mission to India, team presentation FEBRUARY 12  GIC (Global Impact Celebration), guest presenter FEBRUARY 19  ACNA…

Meet Hope Banks

Meet Hope Banks our newest additions to Toddler Time Preschool  Hope is the niece of Swain & Robby Marion and is a graduate of the Clemson life program in 2015. Hope grew up in Mount Pleasant and attended Bishop England High School. Hope has always spent a lot time helping take care of children and knows no stranger. We are truly blessed…

Our Bodies Proclaim the Gospel Conference presented by Christopher West on January 21, 2017 in Charlotte, NC

An Introduction to Theology of the Body for All Christians Come and experience your dignity as male and female created “in the image of God”! (Gen. 1:27) In an ever-changing modern world, Christians are challenged with how to respond to questions like: What Makes Us Human? Why Are We Created Male and Female? What Is the Meaning of Marriage? What is “Love”…

Faithfulness, Giving & Discipleship by Mark Avera

I remember thinking the “B” word was a negative thing when I was a kid. Then I grew up and got married and thought it was a necessary thing. My wife didn’t like it though. Oh, sorry — I suppose I ought to clarify, lest some of you continue thinking down the wrong road. The “B” word is “budget.” To my wife…

Treasurer’s Report through September 2016 by Gary DiCamillo

November and December are busy months for your vestry and clergy as we complete the 2016 fiscal year and develop a budget plan for 2017. Our principal aim is to fulfill St. Michael’s transformation, children/youth, pastoral, worship and mission ministries. Each of these ministries has a purpose and a plan and we budget appropriate expenses to meet these plans. Of course, we…

Lessons from a Season of Alpha by Whitney Ozment

Tuesday nights at 6:15 p.m. have become very near and dear to my heart during the last couple of years. God has used Alpha to completely transform my life, my marriage, my family, business relationships and the way I see the world.  When Matt and I started visiting St. Michael’s, we were immediately drawn into…

Restoring Our Foundation Ministries by The Rt. Rev. Alex Dickson

Restoring Our Foundations Ministries is led by Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini, and his wife Freda. Emmanuel Kolini served as archbishop of Rwanda from 1997 – 2012. They came to Rwanda from the Congo shortly after the deadly conflict in Rwanda between the Hutu and Tutsi tribes. Upon his retirement, Emmanuel and Freda spent much time in prayer seeking to discern how they could…

Volunteer Appreciation Sunday

Sunday, November 6 at 12:15 pm Rectory Yard (Kinloch Room in the Belser Building if it’s raining) All St. Michael’s volunteers will be treated to a reception honoring their service. The Saint Michael’s Staff will be the host.

Prompted to Pray by Linda Prince

Joe and I moved into our Old Village home in January of 2015 and soon thereafter were blessed to call St. Michael’s our church home. In moving here, one experiences an overwhelming sense of gratitude. Gratitude for the beauty around every corner and gratitude for a Spirit-filled church. One morning while driving across the Ravenel Bridge, Joe said, “Do you think we…

On Feeding the Black Horse…

It was in that last hour of sleep, sometime after the depths and before the sun. The dream inserted itself and left a hoof-print. Joe and I were on day three of our weekend at Camp St. Christopher. The occasion was Healing Prayer Level I which could more aptly be titled, Holy Spirit 201. But, back to the dream. In the dream,…

Prayer Corner

Prayer Corner Please pray for St. Michael’s Church and our mission, which is to transform every heart and home, the Holy City, the Hurting Coast, and the Hungering World through Jesus Christ. Pray specifically for the Rt. Rev. Mark Lawrence and his family; for Lowcountry Pregnancy Center, Next Steps and Barnabas Ministries of Charleston, Living Hope, The Pink Bus Ministry with St.…

Toolbox for Sunday, June 12

Printable Version of Sunday, June 12 Toolbox Title and Topic  In his Sabbatical message June 5, our rector taught that, “Sabbath is the cornerstone of discipleship”; therefore, we encourage you, your life groups, and your families to join us as we take some “time in” with Jesus to “rest in God and receive His best” this summer. We will return to our…

Toolbox for Sunday, June 5

Printable Version of Sunday, June 5 Toolbox Title and Topic  Discipleship and Sabbath Scripture Luke 7:11-17 Hebrews 4:9-13 Teaching Questions/Ideas Up to God in Worship What words of the Psalms or other hymns has God used to encourage or challenge you this week? How does God’s work in your life through these words move you to thank and praise Him? Into Community…

Toolbox for Sunday, May 29

Printable Version of Sunday, May 29 Toolbox Title and Topic  Discipleship Under the Power of the Holy Spirit Scripture Psalm 96 Galatians 1:1-12 Teaching Questions/Ideas Up in Worship How has the Holy Spirit guided you in the truth of Christ this week? What praise and thanks will you offer to God as a result? Into Community 1.     Think about a…

Who’s Serving the week of July 15 – 21

Vestry of the Month:  Heidi Ravenel Altar Guild/Flower Guild: Group III/Group III _________________________________________________ 8:00 am Ushers: Jim Falk, Hal Frampton III Reader/Chalice Bearer: Morgan Falk POP/Chalice Bearer: Frank Barnwell Prayer Ministers: Cynthia Straney, Nancy Newton Coffee Host: Kate Marjenhoff _________________________________________________ 9:30 am Team Captain: Amanda Tatem Worship Team: Barnes, Mary Scott, Barnes, Frances, Hayes, and Kean McLaurin, Paul & Abigail Speights, Caroline…

Toolbox for Sunday, May 22, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, May 22, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Discipleship Under the Power of the Holy Spirit Scripture Romans 5:1-5  (God’s love poured out through Holy Spirit) John 16:12-15 (Holy Spirit purveyor of Truth) Teaching Questions/Ideas Up in Worship What about the message, worship, or experience of Pentecost Sunday has caused you to praise God? Into Community 1.    …