Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

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Sunday

10:00 am Sunday School for All!

All classes use the Gospel Project curriculum.

10:00 am – Adults with David Booman and Lori Moore

A discussion-based class via Zoom. For more information, contact David Booman at davidb@stmichaelschurch.net.

To attend our virtual Sunday School just go to Zoom from your computer at: Booman class direct link, and then click on “Open Zoom Meetings.”  Or you can use the  Zoom app, select Join Meeting, and then enter the Meeting ID: 824 6142 3648

The Gospel Project Discipleship Guide for Adults: Adults Unit 29, Session 4

10:00 am – Adults: The Book of Romans with Bill Hyer  

A lecture-based class, available in-person in the Chapel and on Zoom.  Bill will speak on a book of the Bible each week.

Masks and social distancing are required for attendance in the Chapel.

This week Bill will continue with the same Book of Romans handout.  Romans February 14

Missed Sunday School? Then listen to the recording! February 14 recording

To attend from your computer, go to this direct link:  Hyer class direct link and then click on “Open Zoom Meetings.”  Or use the Zoom app and select, Join Meeting, then enter the Meeting ID:  931-830-562. 

Youth Sunday School 

Youth Sunday School will meet via Zoom.

To attend from your computer, go to this direct link:  Youth Sunday School direct link and then click on “Open Zoom Meetings.”  Or use the Zoom app and select, Join Meeting, then enter the Meeting ID:  978 2074 9106. 

This week’s Gospel Project: HS-MS Unit 29, Session 4

Confirmation Class
with Edwin Smythe, meets in the Sosnoski Garden, or in Room 201 in case of inclement weather. Please contact Edwin Smythe for more information: edwin@stmichaelschurch.net

To join from your computer, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/410527487 , and then click on “Open Zoom Meetings.”  Or you can use the  Zoom app, select Join Meeting, and then enter the Meeting ID: 410 527 487.

Children’s Sunday School class IN YOUR PAJAMAS!

Children ages Preschool through fifth grade are meeting via video this week.  February 21 Sunday School video

Handouts can be found on our Worship Online page under the listing for this Sunday. For more information, contact Danielle Lindstrom, danielle@stmichaelschurch.net

Weekdays

Midday Prayers

12:00 noon, Monday through Friday. Midday Prayers via Zoom video conference call. Join in from your computer at : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85060802381, and then click on Open Zoom Meeting. You can also join via your smartphone. Download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app, select Join Meeting, then enter the Meeting ID: 850 6080 2381.  

Monday

Men’s Bible Study

The Monday Men’s Lunchtime bible study, facilitated by Joe Nicholson, is now meeting at the home of Richard and Pam Scurry, 72 Anson Street, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. They are currently studying Philippians by N. T. Wright. Bring your own lunch. For more info, contact Joe Nicholson, joe@nicholsonwmg.c

Tuesday

7:00 pm ALPHA via Zoom.   January 12, 2021 – March 9, 2021

Alpha is a casual, fun, and fascinating course in the basics of Christianity. The evening course takes place over 9 weeks and involves   “live” talk and small group discussion on the topic of the talk.  The message Alpha offers is 100% scripturally-based, and wavers not an inch from God’s truth. However, the course also makes clear that, we welcome you where you are.  Come explore, build relationships and share your point of view.

Winter 2021 Schedule

Jan 12          Is There More to Life Than This?     Click here for recording

Jan 19         Who is Jesus?    Click here for recording    

Jan 26         Why did Jesus Die?   Click here for recording

Feb 2            How Can I Have Faith?     Click here for recording

Feb 9           Why and How Do I Pray?

Feb 16        Why and How Should I Read the Bible?        Click here for recording

Feb 23          How Does God Guide Us?

Feb 27        ALPHA WEEKEND AWAY: Who is the Holy Spirit? What Does the Holy Spirit Do? How Can I Be Filled with the Holy Spirit?

Mar 2         How Can I Resist Evil?

Mar 9          Does God Heal Today?

For more information, or to register, please contact Paige Grimball, paigegrimball@stmichaelschurch.net

7:00 pm I LIKE MIKE via Zoom.  March 16 & 23, 2021

I Like Mike gives you the opportunity to meet our priests and to learn about the history of St. Michael’s, where we came from and where we are going, what we believe and how we are different from other denominations.

I Like Mike is offered following the Alpha course in the Spring and Fall. For more information, or to register, please contact Paige Grimball, paigegrimball@stmichaelschurch.net

Wednesday

Men’s Group

7:30 am Theology Over Coffee with the Rector is meeting via Zoom. To join in from your computer, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81464337237, and then click on Open Zoom Meeting. Or join through your smartphone. Just download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app, select Join Meeting, then enter the Meeting ID: 814 6433 7237. 

The men’s group has been doing a Christian Leadership Course called Getting Real.  GETTING REAL is a ministry designed for groups of 5-8 men, meeting weekly, studying Scripture to get real about life’s victories and struggles. It leverages Daily Strength for Men, a devotional written by Chris Bolinger who found his faith in God renewed by his own experience in a similar group.  

Enrollment for the next session of Getting Real will open on February 3.    If you would like to enroll, please call Mark Fitzpatrick (203) 644-7932 or George Klein (203) 912-1065.

Youth group 

6:30 pm Youth Group for Middle and High School students will meet via Zoom for the month of January. This week, get to know our new Director of Student Ministry: Taylor Daniel! 

To join in from your computer, go to Youth group direct link, and then click on Open Zoom Meeting. Or join through your smartphone. Just download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app, select Join Meeting, then enter the Meeting ID: 963 8727 4652.

 For more information, contact Taylor Daniel, taylor@stmichaelschurch.net

The God Corner, January 13 - May 19, 2021

6:30 pm The God Corner is a weekly Wednesday evening class conducted via Zoom. The evening opens with music beginning at 6:15 pm, then starts with a teaching by one of the clergy. We will then break out into small discussion groups (yes! on Zoom). The class ends at 8:00 pm. 

Registration is not required, but would be welcome, so we can set up the breakout small groups ahead of time. Just let the church office know if you are interested. Call 843-723-0603 or email catherine@stmichaelschurch.net

There will be three distinct sessions this semester, as seen below. 

January 13 – February 10    Reaching the City

January 13   The Tension of the City   Teacher: Al Zadig       Click here for recording

January 20  Redemption and the City    Teacher: Ted McNabb     Click here for recording

January 27  GIC Special featuring our Holy City & Hurting Coast Mission Partners     Click here for recording

February 3   The Call to the City    Teacher: Al Zadig       Click here for recording

February 10  SPECIAL GUEST: ERIC METAXAS. On livestream (no zoom)    Click here for livestream

February 24 – March 31    Embrace the Journey

As Christians, we’re all heading toward glory.  In fact, one of the things every human has in common regardless of country, language, political persuasion, favorite team, is that we will all one day die.
 
 However, in spite of this universal inevitability, we tend to avoid the subject of death and dying. Even though we celebrate Christ’s death every week in worship, our own death is often the elephant in the room.The Victorians were known for avoiding sex and being preoccupied with death – today it’s the other way around.
 
One of the reasons we don’t like to talk about death is because it can appear to be so complicated and depressing. We don’t want to think about living wills, and last wishes, and confusing medical procedures. However, the truth is that preparing well for death can bring tremendous peace and comfort. Not only can we be prepared for end-of-life decision-making, but we can also have those crucial and meaningful conversations with our loved ones that ensure we’re all on the same page. Honestly, this conversation can be one of the greatest gifts we can give those we care about the most. 
 
And so…for those who are coming down the home stretch of life, as well as those who have aging parents and grandparents, we warmly welcome you to Embrace the Journey, an extraordinary class from Anglicans for Life. Taught by our own scholar-in-residence Bill Hyer, this class not only provides a theological foundation for understanding death and dying, but it also equips us to confidently navigate the legal and medical decisions that most of us will one day face, for ourselves or for a loved one. Ultimately, as we approach Ash Wednesday and Lent,  we can learn to embrace the great biblical truth, ‘You are but dust, and to dust you shall return.’ 
 
Regardless of what season of life you’re in, younger or older… this is one class you won’t want to miss!

February 24  Mortal Life and Eternal Life

March 3   Prepare for the Golden Years

March 10   Advance Directives & Goals

March 17   Types of Advanced Care Plans and Good and Bad Healthcare

March 24   Hastening Death, Funeral Plans, and Grief

March 31  The Role of the Church in Suffering & Death

April 7 – May 19    Easter: Going Out

April 7     Evangelism  Teacher: Al Zadig

April 14 Connecting People to God    Teacher: Al Zadig

April 21  Connecting People to One Another   Teacher: David Booman

April 28  Connecting People to the City     Teacher: Ted McNabb

May 5 Connecting People to Culture    Teacher: Bill Hyer

May 12  Living in the Power of the Spirit     Teacher: Richard Grimball

May 19   Living in the Fruit of the Spirit     Teacher: Randy Shirley

PREVIOUS CLASSES

The God Corner: Leading the Way on the Four Corners, September 9 - November 18, 2020

Our Wednesday discipleship class this fall will be The God Corner: Leading the Way on the Four Corners. This class arose from a preaching series developed by many local churches uniting together to form Mission: Charleston, with the aim to stand Biblically for Gospel Driven Reconciliation. The leaders of this group are all very orthodox Gospel-driven pastors. Our clergy took their curriculum and expanded it a bit, to create The God Corner. Each class will have a clergy member as teacher, with a reflection by a special guest.

Schedule:

Sept 9     Justice on the Four Corners      Teacher: Al Zadig, Jr.         Reflection: Brit Hume    Click for recording

Sept 16   Justice on the Four Corners       Teacher: Al Zadig, Jr.        Reflection: Dr. Ken Boa. Click for the recording

Sep 19     BONUS SESSION:                         Dr. Ken Boa on Biblical Justice  (9:00 – 11:30 am). Click for the recording

Sep 23     Mercy on the Four Corners         Teacher: David Booman       Reflection: Os Guinness.  Click for the recording

Sep 30     Mercy on the Four Corners          Teacher: David Booman      Reflection: The Rev. Dr. Leighton Ford   Click here for the recording

Oct 7        Humility on the Four Corners      Teacher: Randy Shirley       Reflection: The Rev. Matthew Rivers   Click here for the recording

Oct 14      Humility on the Four Corners       Teacher: Randy Shirley      Reflection: Bishop Mark Lawrence      Click here for the recording

Oct 21       Repentance on the Four Corners   Teacher: Richard Grimball    Reflection: The Rev. Anthony Thompson    Click here for the recording

Oct 28     Forgiveness on the Four Corners Teacher: Richard Grimball    Reflection: The Rev. Dr. John Yates    Click here for the recording

Nov 4      Serving on the Four Corners          Teacher: Bill Hyer              Reflection: Ann Caldwell  Click here for the recording

Nov 11    Serving on the Four Corners          Teacher: Bill Hyer              Reflection: Mayor John Tecklenburg    Click here for the recording

Nov 18     Thanksgiving on the Four Corners   Teacher: Al Zadig, Jr.           Reflection: Bill Hewitt & the Rev. Al Zadig, Sr.    Click here for the recording

Alpha, September 9 - November 3, 2020

Session 2, September 15, 2020 – Click here for the recording

Session 3, September 22, 2020 – Click here for the recording

Session 4, September 29, 2020 – click here for the recording

Session 5, October 6, 2020 – click here for the recording

Session 6, October 13, 2020 – click here for the recording

Session 7, October 20, 2020 – click here for the recording

Session 8, October 27, 2020 – click here for the recording

Session 9, November 3, 2020 – click here for the recording

 

From Alpha to Omega, July 1 - September 2, 2020

From Alpha to Omega: Experiencing Jesus at St. Michael’s Church
Join us and dig deeper into your faith as we explore the foundation of life as a Christian community. Based on the principles of the Alpha Course, this is NOT Alpha. The clergy of St Michael’s have developed this course of study specifically for us, as a larger community, to enrich our knowledge and understanding of our relationship with the Lord, Biblically, Intellectually, Spiritually and Faithfully. 

July 1               There is More to This Earthly Layover. Click for the recording

July 8               The God-Man Jesus   Click for the recording.  Click for handout

July 15             Why Did Jesus Die?      Click for the recording

July 22             What’s It All About        Click for the recording

July 29             The World’s Greatest Love Story    Click for recording and the handout

August 5          The God Who Heals

August 12        Prayer: There is No Substitute   Click for the recording

August 19        Evil in the World      Click for the recording

August 26        The God Who Guides   Click for the recording

September 2    The Church    Click for the recording

More information: Paige Grimball, paigegrimball@stmichaelschurch.net

I Like Mike, June 3 - 24, 2020

I Like Mike, a course on what if means to be Anglican and a part of St. Michael’s, will be offered in June via Zoom video conference call.

June 3      The Uniqueness of Anglicanism. View the recorded June 3 session

June 10    Where We Came From. View the recorded June 10 session

June 17    Lifestyle of Faith and Exercising our Spiritual Gifts. View the recorded June 17 session

June 24    Sanctuary and Steeple Virtual Tour. View the recorded June 24 session

Heaven Series, April 22 - May 27, 2020

From Our Earthly Layover to our Eternal Makeover

A six-week study with the clergy team teaching on everything you wanted to know about Heaven and more.

April 22     What is Heaven and are there really three of them? (Al Zadig)

View the recorded Zoom call.    Click here for text.

April 29     What will the Resurrected Earth be like? (Randy Shirley)

View the recorded Zoom call.   Click here for the text.

May 6       Who will I see and What will I do in heaven? (David Booman). View the recording

May 13      What will our relationships be like? The Top Questions of Heaven…Pets? Children? Marriage?  (Richard Grimball)  View the recorded Zoom call.

May 20    How do I get there and will I go there alone? (Bill Hyer)  View the recorded Zoom call.

May 27  If there is a Heaven, there must be a Hell. What is that all about?  (Al Zadig)  

View the recorded Zoom call.