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Burwell Boykin Reflects on 4th Healing Prayer Mission to India

Burwell Boykin Dedicating her life to God by ministering to the masses in the slums of Calcutta, Mother Teresa was apparently known to have gnarled feet. Ever the generous servant, She always took the last, and thereby the worst, of the shoes which had been donated. Over time this took quite a toll on her feet. A similar figure, Jackie Pullinger ministered to…

John B. Kern Report on 4th Healing Prayer Mission to India

It was a true blessing for me to join St. Michael’s “Healing Prayer” Mission to India. I approached the mission taking seriously the requisite for the spiritual gift of healing and struggled to consider how I could be conferred with authority from the Holy Spirit as an instrument for those I would encounter. After all, I’m just a Charleston lawyer who’s rarely…

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New Heart and Home Partnership

In October of 2016, Bishop Lawrence called me to ask if St. Michael’s Church would consider adopting the existing church plant in North Charleston (Church of the Resurrection).  It was an exciting request!  Since that time, an organic partnership between St. Michael’s Church and Church of the Resurrection has developed, including joint meetings both with…

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…

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Meet Joe Stringer, GIC 2017 Speaker

GIC Opportunity to Meet Joe Stringer 12:00 N First Wednesday Men’s Luncheon at St. Philip’s Church Parish Hall Speaker: Joe Stringer, Author of Ten Commandments for Business Your Workplace: Mission Field About Joe Stringer Joseph Stringer is a Christian author and the Charleston Director for the South Carolina Christian Chamber of Commerce.  The vision of the SC…

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Meet Simon & Lucy Mwaura, GIC 2017 Visiting Missionaries

GIC Opportunities to Meet Simon Mwaura Sunday, February 12, 2017 8:00 am Holy Communion, Rite I with Simon Mwaura 9:30 am Chapel Service with Simon Mwaura 10:30 am Holy Communion, Rite II with Simon Mwaura GIC Opportunities to Meet Lucy Mwaura Saturday, February 11, 2017 11:00 am GIC Women’s Luncheon with Lucy Mwaura, missionary from Kenya (Kinloch Room) Register…

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Meet Simon Guillebaud, GIC 2017 Visiting Missionary

GIC Opportunities to Meet Simon Guillebaud Wednesday, February 8 5:30 pm WOW Healing Service Guest Preacher: Simon Guillebaud, missionary to Burundi Sunday, February 12 6:00 pm Holy Communion, Rite II / Contemporary Worship Guest Preacher: Simon Guillebaud 7:00 pm Reception and Invitation to Mission in Burundi with Simon Guillebaud   About Simon Guillebaud Author, speaker, social entrepreneur,…

Meet Peter Rothermel, GIC 2017 Visiting Speaker

GIC Opportunities to Meet Peter Rothermel Sunday, January 29, 2017 8:00 am Holy Communion Rite I with Peter Rothermel 9:15 am Tool Time: Heart & Home Mission with Peter Rothermel 12:00 Noon GIC Opening Reception – Family on Mission Together – talk led by Peter Rothermel and Jonathan Ziman Wednesday, February 1, 2017 5:30 pm Worship on Wednesday Healing Service (WOW) Guest Preacher: Peter…

Advent Gives birth to Pentecost House

By Alfred T. K. Zadig, Jr. It was the week of weeks. The third week of Advent was action packed around St. Michael’s Church. We came together as a church family during the Rectory open house, and then dedicated the Dependency at 12:30pm and 7pm on Sunday, December 11. This was followed by a more intimate blessing of the building on Wednesday…

Saying Goodbye to Rob McCrae

Advent certainly is a time to anticipate the coming of Christ, as Epiphany is the time to celebrate the wisemen being obedient and following the star.  Christianity is all about movement, responding to the call of God by going where he leads. This is certainly the spirit behind Ecclesiastes 3, there is a time and a place for everything, and a season…

The Global Impact Celebration Bears More Fruit

Our list of St. Michaelites who are leaving their current ministries to go on mission, in part as a result of the Global Impact Celebration, is growing! Nena Jackson our Connections/Alpha Director is leaving to go more fully into the mission field of Kenya. On the final Sunday of Advent, Nena related to the congregation some of the many signs she experienced…

Amy Smith Taking on a New Role

St. Michaelite Amy Watson Smith is also taking on a new ministry.  Several years ago, Amy retired from her post as director of Ministry to Children and Families here at St. Michael’s Church. Since that time, Amy has launched into coordinating a variety of events including children’s programs, conferences and symposia for adults, social events and family camp at St. Christopher Camp…

Libby Williams Reaches the Century Mark

On Sunday December 18, the family of St. Michael’s gathered around Libby Williams for a wonderful Happy Birthday Celebration. Born 100 years ago, Libby is as healthy now as then! With cake, fellowship and a blessing from Bishop Alex Dickson, Libby radiated with a wonderful contentment. If you don’t know this pillar of St. Michael’s Church, Libby is a native Charlestonian, attended…

Advent Gloria & Future Concert Series

By Matthew Wilkinson On Wednesday evening, Dec. 14th, St. Michael’s Music Ministry presented an Advent concert, incorporating Vivaldi’s “Gloria.” The purpose of the concert was to create an event that would facilitate the worship of our Lord by all people from the Greater Charleston area. Our vision is that this concert would be the launch event of a new outreach ministry, known…

Thank You for Pledging to Tithe in 2017

He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way; which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.            (2 Corinthians 9:10-11). God is faithful to provide the resources…

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Happy New Alpha Year!

By Nancy Hardwick The New Year often brings times of transition and January marks several for St Michael’s Connections and Alpha ministries. Our beloved director, Nena Jackson, is moving on to devote herself to a creative ministry she founded five years ago, “Fruits That Last.” Although we are sad for her departure, we celebrate her…

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…

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GIC 2017

WHAT IS THE GIC? GIC stands for Global Impact Celebration, and it is an annual event dedicated to God’s mission in Christ to reconcile the world to Himself. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE GIC? The purpose of the GIC is really threefold: To Raise Awareness. The GIC endeavors to set before us the Mission…

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Answering the Call in 2017

Global Impact Celebration January 29-February 12 Sunday, January 29 “Mission Begins in the Heart and at Home” Sunday, February 5, “Community Engaging Community: From the Backyard to the Rest of the World” Sunday, February 12, our Commitment Sunday, “Personal Engagement: Answering the Call” WHO WILL BE JOINING US FOR THIS YEAR’S GIC? Jonathan Ziman, Visionary…

High School Regenerate Reflection

Re-generate was an amazing opportunity for high school students to grow in their faith! On November 11 – 13 a small group headed out to Camp St. Christopher to embark on this wonderful weekend, youth groups from all over came together to hear a dynamic message, engage in lively worship, and enjoy time building relationships with one another. Nate Morgan Locke was…

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…

Children’s Ministry Nativity Sunday School

Oh what holiday fun we had with over 65 candy nativities being made. Children’s ministry ages 5 -12 years came out to make these sweet treats and learn about Why we call it Christmas anyway?   Special thanks to Hope Banks who help pre assemble almost 70 nativities and Liz Hines who helped over 60 children create their masterpieces. 

Children’s Ministry Volunteer of the Year

The Children’s Ministry Volunteer of the Year is Liz Hines! Liz and her mother Cindy volunteer endlessly in our Sunday School ministry.  Liz likes to run the 5k – 1st grade ministry and teaches Owlegories, What’s in the Bible and Hands on Bible Curriculum. You will often see Liz eagerly headed towards her room to greet her students and full of Joy…

Nursery News

Pray for our Nursery team as they graduate and move onto new chapters and careers. Amber Corry who has worked for our nursery for several years wrote the following letter: Mrs. Cyndee Cave, Hi I was writing to thank you for employing me back in February of 2014. The past two years as a nursery helper have been amazing. You really made…

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Journey to Healing Retreat January 16-18

Christian Healing Ministries, founded by Francis and Judith MacNutt, is a Christ-centered, ecumenical, non-profit organization that is dedicated to the practice and teaching of healing prayer.  Join us for Journey to Healing, a three day healing retreat January 16-18, 2017.  Christian Healing Ministries will lead talks and there will be soaking prayer and personal ministry time…

Burrell Boykin on 4th Healing Prayer Mission to India

Dedicating her life to God by ministering to the masses in the slums of Calcutta, Mother Teresa was apparently known to have gnarled feet. Ever the generous servant, She always took the last, and thereby the worst, of the shoes which had been donated. Over time this took quite atoll on her feet. A similar figure, Jackie Pullinger ministered to gang members,…

First Communion 2016 Reflection

On Saturday, November 5th, we had 16 wonderful children attend the first Holy Communion class. We started with a walk through of Mrs. Jeanne Lyles book, Spiritual Vision. She walked them through her beautiful story that helps the children learn the meaning of Holy Communion. Each child received an autographed copy of the book. Then, Scott and Cyndee Cave led the children…

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…

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Vivaldi Gloria & Concert Series by Matthew Wilkinson

Free admission, no tickets necessary. Donations will be accepted at the door. This concert was made possible due to the generosity of Faith Ventures Foundation, Inc. This December 14th, St. Michael’s choir will be performing the Vivaldi Gloria in an Advent concert that will be both an evening of worship and exquisite music. Members of the…

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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.

Bishop Lawrence’s Men’s Summit Extraordinary Message and Participation by Charles W. Waring III

Bishop Mark Lawrence spoke the morning of Sept. 17 at the Diocesan Men’s Summit at St. Paul’s in Summerville. At the start of his three-part teaching, Bishop Lawrence conveyed that he had asked the planning team at St. Paul’s to prepare for about 80 participants but was aware they could handle 250. After the registration began, those numbers grew in biblical proportions…

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…

Toolbox for Sunday, September 11

Printable Version of Sunday, Sept. 11 Toolbox   Series Topic The Call of the Church: We are Family Title Lesson 1: We are Blessed! Paul praises God for every spiritual blessing in Christ. Transformation and Witness Chosen to be holy and blameless, believers are blessed in Christ for the praise of God’s glory. Scripture             Ephesians 1:1-14 Questions for Discussion Up to God…

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Sittin’ Pretty? by Mark Avera

A wise pastor once commented to the effect that you can’t remain neutral in the midst of real conflict. You will eventually end up on one side or the other. Even if you try to remain neutral, someone will eventually figure out how to use your neutrality for their purposes. Or maybe it would simply…

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 23 – 29

Vestry of the Month: Grant Inscoe Altar Guild/Flower Guild: Group IV/Group IV _________________________________________________ 8:00 am Ushers: Hal Frampton III, Henry Blackford Reader/Chalice Bearer: Sam Hines POP/Chalice Bearer: Trish McGuinn Prayer Ministers: Jeanette Winfield, Cynthia Straney Coffee Host: Kate Marjenhoff _________________________________________________ 9:30 am Team Captain: Kimberly Moss _________________________________________________ 10:30 am Morning Prayer Greeters: Caroline Farrior, Kendall Lee Ushers: Cantey Hare, Charles Baker, Bruce…

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…