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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 Nov 19 – 25

Vestry of the Month: Laura Gruber Altar Guild/Flower Guild: Group I/Group I _________________________________________________ 8:00 am Ushers: Heyward Horton, Michael Hull Reader/Chalice Bearer: Sam Hines POP/Chalice Bearer: Frank Barnwell Prayer Ministers: Jeanette Winfield, Molly Hull Coffee Host: Kate Marjenhoff _________________________________________________ 9:30 am Team Captain: Robert Gruber Worship Team: Ken, Anne, & Margaret Hyde, Shannon, Eli, & Elias Deeb, Annetta McNabb, Amy, Edward, &…

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, Nov 19

Lesson: November 19 2017 800am Service Lesson November 19 2017 930am Service Lesson November 19 2017 1030am Service Lesson November 19 2017 600pm Service Lesson Prayers of the People: 8_00 am POP 11-19-17 930 am POP 11-19-17 6pm POP 11-19-17 There is no POP for the 10:30 am service, as it is Baptism Sunday.  

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…

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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…

Rich Giersch and Laura Gruber

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…

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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:…

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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…

New Life

by Robert Burnett I had the privilege recently of participating in the funeral of a longtime St. Michael’s member who had, in recent years, taken ill with a degenerative disease. I say “privilege” because it is an honor to share such an intimate event with a family. The day began at the graveside in Magnolia Cemetery, overlooking a tributary of the Cooper…

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Did You Know?

She’s a lovely ole gal, isn’t she?  Our church has graced the skyline of Charleston with her fine lines and proportions for over 250 years.  And as you might imagine, it takes a lot of paint and some unusual equipment to get her painted.  The recent steeple painting by steeple jacks from Robert Morgan &…

Vestry News

After months of hard work and combing through details, the Vestry passed a balanced budget for the 2016 fiscal year at its December meeting.  We have tightened the belt to bring expenses in line with income projections based on years of data, and with God’s help we anticipate a solid ministry year undergirded by solid fiscal responsibility.  Thank you for your faithfulness…

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Spring Alpha Director: David Gilkeson

I first heard of Alpha from my sister-in-law from England where she was taking the course.  Upon moving to Charleston and visiting churches, my minister from Virginia recommended St Michael’s.  My late wife and I started coming to St Michael’s in 2012 and attended Spring Alpha in 2013.   Being a Christian for many years,…

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Men’s Peninsula Lunches Resume

New location and day! 82 Queen Restaurant Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:00pm The Men’s Peninsula Lunches has a new home! Nestled in downtown Charleston’s historic French Quarter for the past 33 years, 82 Queen is known for its gracious Southern hospitality and fresh local cuisine. Join other downtown professionals for an hour of good conversation, inspiration,…

The Ministry of Women Advent Brunch: a Reflection

On Saturday, December 7, 2015, St. Michael’s Ministry of Women hosted the annual ladies’ Advent Brunch – made remarkable this year by the Brunch prepared by our own Director of Missions and chef extraordinaire, Andy Hein!  The men of the Church (Andy Hein, Jay Siebels, Rev. Mark Avera, Tom Acker, Bruce Bahlav, Matt Ozment, Gary McLauren, Rev. Al Zadig and Mikell Scarborough)…

Life Group Ministry: an invitation to join a women’s neighborhood Bible study

Beginning the first week of January 2016, weekly neighborhood Bible studies will be held in homes around the Lowcountry. These groups are designed for women of all ages who are looking to study God’s word and fellowship with other women of St. Michaels. All groups will follow along with the Toolbox (www.stmichaelschurch.net/toolbox) that the St. Michael’s Clergy and Staff have organized.  We…

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Toddler Time Has Expanded!

Our philosophy is to promote the needs of the individual child through developmentally appropriate activities enhancing spiritual, physical, emotional, social and cognitive growth in a nurturing Christian environment. Our purpose is to further St. Michael’s mission statement: Transforming Hearts Through Jesus Christ. Toddler Time 1, 2, 3 & 4 is a one year program designed…

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Tool Time Track 2 Begins Again January 10

Track 2: The Truth Project (Chapel) Resumes January 10th at 10:45 am Led by David Booman & Scott Cave The Truth Project by Dr. Del Tackett This study is the starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. Each lesson discusses in great detail the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview…

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Cultivating an attitude of gratitude starts today

by DiscipleLand “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) How Kids Think Some children wonder, “Why can’t I have what I want?” They would like all their desires to be gratified. Regrettably, they often fail to show…

Coupletalk

Coupletalk Begins January 20!

I am so excited that our classes begin as WOW returns this January. What a wonderful way to be refreshed during the week. Worship On Wednesdays begins January 20, 5:30-6:30. After WOW, a casual meal will be served in the Kinloch room from 6:30 until 7:00, for those who wish to eat before class ($5.00 donation). The meal…

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Operation Christmas Child: a Reflection

Advent is the season of expectation. We are waiting in wonderment and watching for the Christ Child – the greatest gift ever given! “My soul, wait thou only upon God, for my expectation is from Him” (Psalm 62:5). I spent yesterday in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the processing center for Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child. It…

The Lowcountry Pregnancy Center: a Reflection

When I received an invitation to take a tour of the Lowcountry Pregnancy Center (LPC) in North Charleston, I knew this was a great opportunity for me to grow in my knowledge of what healthcare resources are available to women in our city. As a young woman myself, I am very much aware of the concerns, limitations, and fears that face many women when…

Toolbox for Sunday, January 17, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, January 17, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Epiphany 2: Disciples are Called to Go to Dark Places on Mission Transformation and Witness You have heard the adage that Christian believers rush in when everyone else is rushing out. Our readings bring home the fact that this describes the life of a Disciple. As disciples who are…

Toolbox for Sunday, January 10, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, January 10, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic The Epiphany: The Holy Spirit as Fuel for Missions Transformation and Witness Okay, we’ve been through the 4 weeks of Advent to begin our year, then 2 Sundays celebrating Christmas, and now we move into a new season we call “The Epiphany.” This roughly 4 week season of the…

Toolbox for Sunday, January 3, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, January 3, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Christmas 2: What God Teaches us about Discipleship Transformation and Witness Today we go right back to the beginning. So often we think of disciples through the lives of Saints, and certainly Jesus Himself. But today, what does God teach us about discipleship? We are told that from the…

Toolbox for Sunday, December 27, 2015

Click here for the Sunday, December 27, 2015 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Christmas 1:  What Young Samuel and Young Jesus Teaches us about Discipleship Transformation and Witness As the season of Advent is 4 weeks long, the season of Christmas is 12 days. Through Advent we looked at discipleship through the lens of ‘3’ critical people in the life of Jesus.…

Advent and Discipleship

You can see from our Advent schedule the level of prayer, worship, mission and social in-reach ministry we have going on. How appropriate, since Advent is not only a time of preparation for the Birth of Jesus, but like any birth, it is a messy and even loud time of getting ready and cleaning house, while keeping a reverent spirit. This year,…

Reflections on the Day of Healing Prayer

Dear David, WOW!!! Having done many Days of Healing Prayer, I do not remember one that was as anointed as this one, in that every participant seemed to be touched by the Holy Spirit! Hallelujah and Praise the Lord!!!! Let me back up…. First, Eunice did an amazing job, in spite of having a sinus infection, not only as our fearless leader,…

Alpha on Fire

As Rector, it can be hard to know where to engage deeply in ministry. I am charged to be an overseer of the ministry, shepherding the entire flock. This requires I be available to all the ministries going on this great church, but this fall, I felt called to re-engage the small group ministry of Alpha. I haven’t led a small group…

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Stewardship Thanks

Thank you to all who turned in a tithing card.  Results are still being tabulated, but I can’t tell you how critical it is to mail in your card so that we can be the best stewards of the ministry before us. So, thank you again to all who have done so, and for those…

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Our Steeple and Gus Marjenhoff

It is somewhat surreal to look up from my office window and see men dangling from ropes at the 200-foot level. Yes, they are sanctioned to be up there, as they are painting every bit of the steeple. It was especially dizzying to watch the painters literally climb a ladder above the Golden ball to…

Evensong for the Invisible

I know we called it the Evensong for the Persecuted Church, but in our bubble of Charleston, it is all so difficult to visualize and comprehend. We hear these stories of the suffering Christians and just can’t quite visualize them, and they become somewhat invisible. This is why we need a worship service dedicated to such a critical part of the body…

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A Message from the Very Rev. John Meno

The Very Rev. Meno expresses his gratitude for Evensong for the Persecuted Church service and reception on Wednesday, November 4. At the reception, people asked where to send financial donations for the persecuted Church, and he felt this was the best place to do so. Checks made payable to: SURYOYO Relief Fund Mail to: Arch…

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Encouragement

It is always good receive feedback that encourages! Here is one such from a friend of a parishioner: Al, Hope this finds your week off to a good start. We had an out-of-town guest worship with us on All Saints Sunday. She is a longtime friend and has served as Director of Christian Education for…

Galatians 3:28 Task Force Update

Our Galatians 3:28 Task Force has continued, through prayer, study, and outreach, to find ways to form lasting relationships with our brothers and sisters in the AME church. One of the priceless fruits of this effort was our all too brief relationship with the Rev. Dr. John Gillison, former Pastor of Mother Emanuel and retired Presiding Elder of the AME church. Rev.…

Stewardship of Hospitality

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (Hebrews 13:1-2) Hospitality. It is quite the southern thing. Some of that southern thing aligns well with what the epistle to the Hebrews states, and some of it probably misses the mark a bit. While most of us may not have the opportunity…

Thank You for Tithing

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 though us will produce thanksgiving to God. (2 Corinthians 9:10-11) God is faithful to provide the resources for what He has called…

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Advent, Dr. Seuss, and the Theology of Life

Dr. Seuss is one of the world’s best-loved children writers. However, he tends not to be very profound.  One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is not exactly Dostoevsky. I Do Not Like Green Eggs and Ham doesn’t really lead one to tears. But there is one Dr. Seuss book that is remarkably profound,…

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Advent Preaching Series

Discipleship in the Life of the Christmas-Story Saints The Advent preaching series begins this year on November 29 and runs through January 3.  We will listen to the old familiar stories that we hear each year in Advent and Christmas, but we will focus on the lives of some of the main characters in those…

Vestry News

The Vestry of St Michael’s passed a three-month “bridge” budget for October through December of this year at its October 29 meeting.  In August, the Vestry had voted to return to a calendar year fiscal year from the current Oct-Sep fiscal year (which had been in place for two years).  At that same time, it was decided that the best way to…

Alpha Day Away

Fall Alpha Day Away on the Bohicket River

The Tuesday night Fall Alpha group got a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, taking time to relax and reflect on God through the Holy Spirit at the beautiful home of Pat and Pam McKinney, on the Bohicket River, on October 24th. The setting provided the perfect place for…

Alpha Afternoon Away

Fall Alpha Afternoon Away

The Alpha Lunch Hour group (and some Tuesday Night Alpha guests that couldn’t attend the Day Away) spent an afternoon on October 29 at St. Michael’s with Rev. Al and enjoyed all the Alpha teachings on the Holy Spirit. Tim Evans provided beautiful worship music for the afternoon, and prayer ministry was offered so that people…

Toolbox for Sunday, December 20, 2015

Click here for the Sunday, December 20, 2015 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Advent 4:   What Mary Teaches us About Discipleship  Transformation and Witness Last week, it was the discipleship through the call of Mary. Today, we look at how she lived through a great deal of uncertainty. Mary in that time began to sing what we now call, the Magnificat.…

Ministry of Women Fall Kick-Off Social Reflection

St. Michael’s Ministry of Women brought together art and fellowship as they began the fall season with a kick-off social on September 24.. Women of all ages gathered at the Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery on Broad Street, mingled among the beautiful art displays and sampled delicious hors d’oeuvres as they caught up with old friends and met new friends. Co-chairs…

Life Group Ministry

An Invitation to Join a Women’s Neighborhood Bible Study Beginning the first week of January 2016, weekly neighborhood Bible studies will be held in homes around the Lowcountry. These groups are designed for women of all ages who are looking to study God’s word and fellowship with other women of St. Michaels. All groups will follow along with the Toolbox (www.stmichaelschurch.net/toolbox) that…

Tool Time

Tool Time Track 1: Authentic Christian Discipleship

9:15 am Sundays Track 1 (Kinloch Room) Authentic Christian Discipleship An authentic disciple may be described as one who is in glad and wholehearted submission to God being transformed by the Holy Spirit into the image of Christ through genuine worship, sacrificial service to others, and intentional reproducing of more disciples. Join the discipleship discussion…

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Tool Time Track 2: The Truth Project

10:45 am Sundays this Fall Track 2: The Truth Project (Chapel) Led by David Booman & Scott Cave The Truth Project by Dr. Del Tackett This study is the starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. Each lesson discusses in great detail the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in…

Nursery Always Available

Nursery 0-36 months (1st floor) ABC 3’s and 4’s (202) Open Sundays from 7:45 am – 12:15 pm for the morning services, as well as 5:45 – 7:15 pm for the evening service. Also open on Wednesdays for WOW from 5:15 – 6:45 pm (No WOW on Wednesday, December 23, December 30, & January 6

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Teaching Today’s Kids Self-discipline

by DiscipleLand Self discipline is a primary quality that will help children be successful in life. In this article, Dr. Scott Turansky, co-founder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting, provides seven key ways to help children develop self-discipline. One of the primary tasks of early childhood is to develop self discipline. Parents and teachers…

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels

Pictures: Hallie Seibels delivering a meal. Provides home-delivered meals services to people in need. Sign up to be on the St. Michael’s Team. Contact Ed & Georgia Barnett at 843-853-6213 or barnett29401@aol.com.

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Sanders Clyde School Update

Dear St. Michaels Church/Cyndee Cave, I just wanted to take the time to thank each and every one of you for your generosity towards my students. I cannot wait until next year when all of the supplies come in! We will be able to create all kinds of drawings with the paper using the markers…

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Barnabas Ministries Update

The Barnabas Ministry is not just all about hot dogs! This spring Doug Born organized a board of directors and a non-profit organization to begin the process of determining the path forward for the ministry he had already forged through his efforts assisting the homeless in Charleston.  The initial board took on the task of…

Toolbox for Sunday, December 13, 2015

Click here for the Sunday, December 13, 2015 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Advent 3:   What Mary Teaches us About Discipleship Today:  The Call of Mary Transformation and Witness As little as we knew about Joseph, we know so much more about the life and discipleship of Mary.  Mary balances motherhood with discipleship in a way that should fill us with…

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Civilitas Conference in Boston

In response to the tragic shootings at Mother Emanuel, Heidi Ravenel (co-chair of the Galatians 3:28 Task Force on race, and Vestry member) and I were invited to Boston to take part in a conference called Civilitas; After Charleston. The purpose of the conference was twofold: First, how do we, as Christians, have civil conversation…

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Storms Expose Weaknesses and Strengths…

An evensong sermon preached in St. Michael’s Church on Friday, October 9th, in the aftermath of the great October rain, to the convention of: The American Board of Trial Advocates: It was a hurricane without the hurricane. That’s a how a friend of mine described the chaos of this past week. That song by Blondie…

Stewardship of Suffering

One of the 19th century professors of Princeton Seminary, Archibald Alexander, once advised that in times of suffering and hardship, we should be more desirous that our trials be sanctified than removed. This is the actual quote: For your more rapid growth in grace, some of you will be cast into the furnace of affliction. Sickness, bereavement, bad conduct of children and…

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The William Burrows House Marker Has Arrived

This marker commemorates a national treasure:  Charleston’s connection to the first commandant of the United States Marine Corps and his son, a War of 1812 naval hero.  Our local Medal of Honor recipient MG Jim Livingston USMC ret. wants to attend the installation ceremony, and the South Carolina War of 1812 Society wishes to participate.…

Stewardship of Worship

The Stewardship of Worship

What does it mean to steward our worship? One obvious way of stewarding our worship is… to worship. It is the practice of the Church to meet weekly on the Lord’s Day for corporate worship and participation in the sacraments. Individually, it is the discipline of the Church to read Scripture and pray daily. David…

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Tool Time This Fall

At 9:15 am on Sunday Track 1 (Kinloch Room) Authentic Christian Discipleship An authentic disciple may be described as one who is in glad and wholehearted submission to God being transformed by the Holy Spirit into the image of Christ through genuine worship, sacrificial service to others, and intentional reproducing of more disciples. Join the discipleship…

Teen Crisis

Teen Crisis

Teen Crisis Our teens are more and more in an identity crisis.  They struggle to answer the question, “Who am I”?  Often times they are one person at home, while posing as another individual at school, and yet entirely someone else at Church.  They are in the season of life where they will struggle with…

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The Rev. Simon Mwaura Returns

Next year’s GIC is excited to once again host the Rev. Simon Mwuara, founder and head of God’s Grace For All Nations. GGFAN has been working among the unreached tribes of northern Kenya to establish a viable church among the Samburu, the Arial Rendille, the Borana, the Turkana and the Lchamusi tribes. Kenya has 22…

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Burundi Mission Update

St. Michael’s Church has been working in Burundi since 2008, and has sent a total of nine teams. We have developed strong partnerships with local leaders, conducted medical clinics, and always shared the Gospel. Two years ago, St. Michael’s partnered with Palmetto Medical Mission (PMI) to undertake a strategically placed medical center to help meet…