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Hurricane Florence: How Can I Help?

Hurricane Florence Relief – How we can help! Last week our city was spared damage from Hurricane Florence, but thousands of residents in North Carolina and along the US East Coast remain without power and unable to access their homes due to flooding. As we wait for the waters to recede, here are three ways…

Closures due to Hurricane Florence

As you most likely know, Governor McMaster has issued a mandatory evacuation for Charleston County, due to the size and strength of Hurricane Florence. As a result, St. Michael’s Church will close after the end of business on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 and remain closed for the rest of the week. We plan to be open for all…

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  Men’s Study with the Rector Wednesdays in the Chapel 7:30 am – 8:30 am Spend your Wednesday mornings with a cup of coffee, the Rector, and a Bible as you delve into theological questions. Loosely based on If You Want to walk on Water, Get Out of the Boat by John Ortberg. As a follower of Jesus, you want to go…

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…

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…

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…

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 September 23 – 29

Vestry of the Month: Laura Gruber Altar Guild/Flower Guild: Group I/Group I Sexton: Arthur Bailey _________________________________________________ 8:00 am Ushers: Jim Falk, Hal Frampton III Reader/Chalice Bearer: Morgan Falk POP/Chalice Bearer: Sam Furr Prayer Ministers: Lisa Holland, Nancy Newton Coffee Host: Kate Marjenhoff _________________________________________________   9:30 am Team Captain: Hunter & Megan Louis Worship Team: Eli, Shannon, & Elias Deeb, Edward, Mary Stuart, &…

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.    …

Toolbox for Sunday, May 15, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, May 15, 2016 Printable Toolbox Scripture Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:25-35 Genesis 11:1-9 Romans 8:14-17 John 14:8-17, 25-27 Teaching Questions/Ideas Up in Worship                                                                                                                                               How has God moved you to be a part of His restoring work through the Day of Healing Prayer and the message and blessing of last Sunday? Where have you seen God open His hand…

Toolbox for Sunday, May 8, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, May 8, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  THE CONFERENCE ON RESTORATION WEEKEND: Renewing the Foundations Releasing the Vision Transformation and Witness Scripture Leviticus 9:22-10:3 Amos 9:11 Teaching Questions/Ideas Up in Worship What truth about God did you learn through the scripture passages and message last Sunday that has helped you worship Him? Into Community 1.  What…

Lessons and Prayers for Sunday, September 16

Lessons: 09-23-2018 1030 am Sanctuary Service Lesson.docx 09-23-2018 1030 am Sanctuary Service Lesson.docx 09-23-2018 1030 am Chapel Service Lesson.docx 09-23-2018 600 pm Sanctuary Service Lesson.docx Prayers of the People: 8_00 am POP 9-23-18 1030 am Sanctuary MP – POP 9-23-18 1030 am Chapel POP 9-23-2018 6_00 pm POP 9-23-18  

Toolbox for Sunday, May 1, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, May 1, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Restoration: How does the Resurrection Restore Leadership? Transformation and Witness The resurrection teaches that the way up is the way down. Scripture 1. 1 Timothy 4:6-16 2. Luke 6:27-31 Teaching Questions/Ideas Up in Worship What restoring work has God done this week that causes you to praise, thank, and worship…

Toolbox for Sunday, April 24, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, April 24, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Restoration: How does the Resurrection Restore the World? Transformation and Witness Can you imagine a world where there is no more crying, no more tears, no more mourning, no more pain and most of all, no more death?  Think about that for a minute, no more death?  Amazing, yet this…

Toolbox for Sunday, April 17, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, April 17, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Restoration: How does the Resurrection Restore the Church as the Bride of Christ? Transformation and Witness Jesus loves us so much he didn’t just depart to heaven leaving us without hope.  He promises Simon Peter the beauty of a movement beyond the Resurrection. Scripture Ephesians 5:25-30 Matthew 16:13-18 Teaching…

Toolbox for Sunday, April 10, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, April 10, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Restoration: How does the Resurrection Restore Hurt and Pain? Transformation and Witness The betrayal of Jesus by Peter takes our breath away no matter how many times we’ve read it. This kind of betrayal is one of the worst forms of pain. Yet after the resurrection, who does the…

Toolbox for Sunday, April 3, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, April 3, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Restoration: How does the Resurrection Restore Relationships? Transformation and Witness The Christian faith is less a doctrine and more a relationship. Yet why is it that our relationships can be turned upside down even with Christians? The Resurrection has an answer for that. Scripture 1. John 20:19-31    …

Toolbox for Sunday, March 27, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, March 27, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Title and Topic: The Resurrection Roles Shame, Pain Death and Grief Away, CELEBRATE! Transformation and Witness Did you know that CELEBRATION is a discipline? How can we be silent when Jesus destroys death in the Resurrection! TODAY WE HIT OUR FINAL SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE…CELEBRATION!!!!! The constant takeaway is this: People…

Toolbox for Sunday, March 20, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, March 20, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Lent: Disciples Live in Obedience Transformation and Witness Yes, Obedience/Submission is a discipline! Defined, obedience is the ability to lay down the terrible burden of always needing to get our own way. How through obedience to Jesus can we walk differently from a world that seems to live an…

Toolbox for Sunday, March 13, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, March 13, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Lent: The Disciple Lives a Life of Temptation and Needs the Disciplines of Confession Transformation and Witness Confession through the Holy Spirit serves as one of the great defeaters of temptation and transformers for the Disciple. Today’s takeaways: The Disciple will know the difference between private and public confession.…

Toolbox for Sunday, March 6, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, March 6, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Lent: The Disciple Lives a Life of Temptation and Needs The Disciplines of Daily Study Transformation and Witness The Study of the Word of God through power of the Holy Spirit serves as one of the great defeaters of temptation and just as it transforms Jesus, it transforms the…

Toolbox for Sunday, February 28, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, February 28, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Lent:  The Disciple Lives a Life of Temptation and Needs The Disciplines of Fasting Transformation and Witness Fasting through the power of the Holy Spirit serves as one of the great defeaters of temptation and just as it transforms Jesus, it transforms the Disciple. Today’s takeaways: The Disciple will…

Lenten Prayer Request

Lenten Prayer is simply an opportunity for me to pray personally for you about anything going on in your life and ministry. I will be taking these submissions with me on my annual Lenten retreat and pray up a storm for you! How can I pray for you? Are there things going on in your life you would like me to know…

Toolbox for Sunday, February 21, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, February 21, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Lent:  The Disciple Lives a Life of Temptation and Needs The Discipline of Prayer Transformation and Witness Prayer through the Holy Spirit serves as one of the great defeaters of temptation and just as it transforms Jesus, it transforms the Disciple. Today’s takeaways: The Disciple will know how to…

Toolbox for Sunday, February 14, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, February 14, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Lent 1: The Disciple Lives a Life of Temptation and Needs Disciplines Transformation and Witness Okay, from Advent, to Christmas, to Epiphany, we get spiritual whiplash as we turn to Lent. Lent is a pretty intense time of preparing ourselves in heart and mind for the most powerful season…

Toolbox for Sunday, February 7, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, February 7, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Final Epiphany Sunday…Superbowl!  Mission as Super Celebration of Discipleship Transformation and Witness In many ways, the test of our discipleship comes down to a day like today, our faith promise Sunday. It’s the day we put our money where our mouth is, our resources where our hearts are, the…

Toolbox for Sunday, January 31, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, January 31, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Epiphany 4:  Some of the Hardest Mission of All, Our Hometown! Transformation and Witness It’s been said it’s easiest to do mission work in foreign lands. Today we realize again the hardest mission work for a Disciple is the mission to one’s own family, friends and community. From Jeremiah,…

Toolbox for Sunday, January 24, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, January 24, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Epiphany 3:  What the Disciple Needs for Mission Transformation and Witness As we continue in this greatest missionary season of them all, we come to what is required to take on the journey of mission. It’s quite amazing to see not only what Jesus asks his Disciples to take…

St. Michael’s Sanctuary and Cole Farms

2 Corinthians 9:13 Because of the ministry you have provided, others will Praise God for the obedience that accompanies your profession of the Gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. When you walk into St. Michael’s Church during Advent, it increasingly takes your breath away. The flower…

Tuesday Courage for Our Confirmation Candidates

1 Peter 3:15 “Always be ready to give the reason for the hope you have within you.” Picture the scene: It’s a dark and chilly Advent Tuesday morning, at the very unholy time of 6:30, and I’m going where? Each Tuesday during advent, one of our confirmation candidates faithfully gave witness at the early morning…

Christmas Life Group Blessing

One of the joys of this year has been not only talking about the Life Group ministry, but also actually being part of one! Libby and I have hosted our group for two years, and it has become the one of the highlights of our lives. But this past week, our group turned a corner:…

Praying from atop the Steeple

You may not know this, but the Diocese of South Carolina is divided into deaneries, which are groups of regional parishes. Our deanery consists of St. Philip’s Church, St. John’s Church (Hanover Street), The Cathedral, Holy Cross (Sullivan’s Island) and Christ Church (Mt. Pleasant). About every six weeks, the clergy of the deanery get together…

Disturbing Trend

Because Charleston has a such a strong heritage of faith and faithfulness, we are normally behind the averages when alarming statistics about faith and church pop up—but not this one. In his article below, Art Heinz points out a very troubling statistic that is red-hot nationally and locally: a trend where more and more folks are going to church monthly if they…

A Brief Reflection on Skipping Church

Heinz makes the key point that worship is about advancing our spiritual lives, and that often comes at a cost. This is evident in the following real-life testimony of a parishioner, who has given me permission to share her experience. Dear Fr. Al: This past Sunday, you caught me as I was rushing in with baby Finn (and the Operation Christmas Child…

Sabbatical Leave

n remaining obedient to Scripture and the biblical policies of the Diocese of South Carolina, the Zadig family will be going on sabbatical for three months, beginning Sunday, June 5. Our diocesan policy on sabbaticals is as follows: “In the Lord’s life we see intense activity and contact with people alternating with time apart, time to listen and to be replenished. Clergy…