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New Service Schedule Times!

On Michaelmas Sunday, September 27, 2020, we will have a new service schedule! 9:00 am       Contemporary Service in the Church 10:00 am      Adult Sunday School, in the Chapel and on Zoom 11:00 am      Traditional Service in the Church Check out the Rev. Al Zadig, Jr.’s letter to the congregation:…

Communion this Sunday!!

Have you missed communion?  Well, you are in luck! We will be having Holy Communion this Sunday, September 27. Two Ways to Receive the Eucharist: l. Come to church for either our 9:00 am or 11:00 am service. As you enter the church, you will receive a prepackaged, consecrated element kit containing wine and a wafer. We…

What are PODZ???? Come see!

Lowcountry Vespers/PODZ Sundays, 5:00 5:50 pm, September 13 – November 22 In history, there are times when God’s people are gathered and times when we are scattered. The scattered church is called a diaspora. We are in a diaspora of sorts. We didn’t see it coming and do not know how long it will last.…

Marriage Course with the Rothermels!

Marriage Course with Peter & Jackie Rothermel Thursdays at 6:30 pm via Zoom September 24 – October 29 Peter and Jackie Rothermel will facilitate a marriage course based upon the Vertical Marriage course by Dave and Ann Wilson. A more vibrant marriage is possible when it’s built on a foundation of active faith. Join Dave and Ann…

Alpha

Fall 2020: September 8 – November 3 Join us Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm via Zoom! From your computer, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87908878318 and click on Open Meeting. Or use to Zoom app, and enter the Meeting ID:  879 0887 8318. You can also call into the meeting at 646 876 9923 (you will not have…

Confirmation class 2020-2021

Confirmation class is returning on Sunday, September 13. The class will meet each Sunday morning, 9:15 – 10:15 am, via Zoom. Edwin Smythe will be the facilitator. AS OF SEPTEMBER 27, 2020, THIS CLASS WILL MEET AT 10:00 AM. An orientation for students and parents will be held Sunday, August 30, at 9:15 am via…

Adult Sunday School is back in person!

Now that we will begin worshipping in person, starting Sunday, August 30 at 10:30am, we will be offering two Adult Sunday School classes, which will be available on Zoom AND as an in-person class. ALL SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES ARE NOW AT 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM l. Adults 201 is the same class that has…

Bible Journey – and a new Sunday School class

This online course has been developed by Gordon Conwell in Charlotte. It is a multimedia, immersive Bible Study that combines lecture, video, historical context, scholarly commentary and real life application of scripture. The material covers the whole Bible and is broken down into 6 studies ( 3 Old Testament and 3 New Testament) each of…

St. Michaels reopens with message of reconciliation in ‘sermon duet’

St. Michaels reopens with message of reconciliation in ‘sermon duet’ By Charles W. Waring III One would think simply reopening a historic church after 13 Sundays of being closed during the pandemic would have created a big enough headline. Trinity Sunday at St. Michael’s Anglican Church in Charleston, South Carolina also followed two weeks of civil unrest following the brutal death of…

Consecrated bread available for May 24!

Have you missed communion? Well, you are in luck! We will be having Spiritual Communion on Sunday, May 24. You can join in with consecrated bread! Come by the church portico and pick up wafers for you and your family. They will be individually packaged. Thursday, May 21, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Friday, May 22, 9:00 am – 12:00…

Festival of Faith & Annual Meeting

The Festival of Faith and Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday, May 31, 2020, at 1:00 pm via Zoom video conference call. Voting for Vestry and Convention Delegates will be done online, or with paper ballots if necessary. The Rev. Nicky Gumbel of Holy Trinity Brompton, London, England, will be our featured speaker. More information can be found at this link:…

Reopening for Worship

The Reopening committee of the Worship Task Force recommends that St. Michael’s reopen for LIMITED public worship on Sunday, June 7, unless pandemic conditions worsen.  St. Michael’s will only be open for worship. There will be no Sunday School, coffee hour, classes, or meetings in the Belser or Hewitt Buildings. More detailed information on the reopening will be sent out soon.

Tricounty Family Ministries is back! (and needs your help)

From the Rev. Kara Stewart Executive Director Tricounty Family Ministries We’re back!  Thanks to so many people reaching out and offering your skills and talents – the Board of Directors has agreed to open up for food distribution!! Our first day of drive-through food distribution will be Wednesday, April 22nd, 11:00 – 1:00. To make this happen, we will need volunteers on…

A Call for a Day of Prayer and Fasting

A Call for a Day of Prayer and Fasting – Good Friday, April 10, 2020 Members of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) The Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC)  will share prayer resources and fast.   “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11.28) The whole world…

Theology Over Coffee is still meeting – via Zoom!

The men’s group Theology over Coffee with the Rector is still meeting, via Zoom video conference call. You can join in one of two way: l. Via computer: go to https://zoom.us/j/157870232, and then click on Open Zoom Meeting 2. Via smartphone: download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app, select Join Meeting, then enter the Meeting ID: 157 870 232. The class meets each weekday…

Holy Week Tool Kit

We have created a Holy Week Tool Kit for you and your family! The Welcome Cart will be placed under the portico in front of the church, beginning Saturday, April 4. On the cart will be: palm branches for Palm Sunday nails for Good Friday bulletins for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter…

Pandemic Prayer Challenge

Pandemic Prayer Challenge Millions of  People Simultaneously United in Prayer As for you, what you intended against me for evil, God intended for good, in order to accomplish a day like this—to preserve the lives of many people.  Genesis 50:20 Our Revival Prayer Team at St. Michael’s issues a challenge for every Christian to defeat…

Daily Gospel Project Devotional

Many of you are aware that we have a Bible in One Year devotional that is emailed each day, with commentary from the Rector. As part of our coronavirus response, we will also be sending out the weekday devotional from the Gospel Project booklets, with a Blessed Little Thought from one of our other clergy:…

Coronavirus precautions-March 17 update

March 17, 2020 “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~Isaiah 41:10 My Brothers and Sisters, Fear not, Jesus is Lord (even over the Coronavirus).  We know that even in times of extreme uncertainty there remain…

Fear Not, Jesus is Lord (even over the coronavirus)

Fear Not, Jesus is Lord (even over the coronavirus) To honor CDC guidelines, and the guidelines of the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina, campus-based ministries are postponed, cancelled, or are happening online through Tuesday, March 31. Complete Sunday services can be accessed through our website. The Sanctuary is closed as a precaution not of fear but of love, acting out of concern…

Message from the Rector

A list of postponements and cancellations follow the letter from the Rector. Dear St. Michaelites and Friends: “No King is saved by the size of his army…The eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him and those whose hope is in His unfailing love. We wait and hope for the Lord, He is…

Jim & Pam Smith, Water Mission, and the Bahamas

Water Mission volunteer trip December 16 – January 3 By Jim and Pam Smith Mission work has been part of Pam’s and my life for many years. We haven’t had a calling for foreign mission work since a trip to the Guatemalan mountains in 2004 with Food for the Hungry. We had been passively looking…

Monday Men’s Bible Study

Tired of lunch at your desk? Then join the Monday Men’s Bible Study! Mondays, 12:30 pm Connection Room Led by Joe Nicholson. Currently studying the Gospel of John. More info: joe@nicholsonwmg.com

Al’s Recap of Kick-Off

Dear St. Michaelites: What a week! From hurricane Dorian protection to our Sunday Fall Kick-Off, the Holy Spirit is on the move at St. Michael’s! If you missed the Kick-Off, here is a recap: On Sunday Morning, September 8 at 9:15, and to a standing room only crowd in the Kinloch Room, Senior Warden Heidi Ravenel took to…

David Booman’s Reflections on his Sabbatical

Dear Saints, I am thrilled to share a development that was announced Sunday; this Fall I will be embracing a new position within St. Michael’s, that of the Associate for Family Ministry. In May, shortly before my sabbatical began, Fr. Al and Fr. Randy asked if I would consider this new area of ministry. I thus met…

Confirmation!

In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism, and to receive the laying on of hands by the Bishop. At St. Michael’s, this is generally done when students are…

Honduras Mission trip has been cancelled

Unfortunately, the Honduras Mission trip in August has been canceled. The US State Department has raised the threat level in Honduras to Level 3. St. Michael’s policy restricts church-sponsored mission trips to countries with a threat level of 1 or 2. As disappointing as this is for the mission team, St. Michael’s takes the security…

Mission partner updates

Mission Partner Updates Click to read updates from our mission partners: July 2019 Updates: Diocese of Durgapur July 2019 newsletter March – June 2019 Updates: An email Claire Sullivan (March 2019) J-Life Burundi March 2019 Burundi Youth for Christ April and May Newsletter 2019 Tabitha email June 2019   January 2019 updates God’s Grace for All Nations, Kenya Water Missions Durgapur Jan…

Join the Honduras Mission Team!

Honduras Mission Trip August 3 – 10, 2019 A group of St. Michaelites will be traveling to Honduras in August to partner with the LAMB Institute in ministry. LAMB is a Christ-centered, multifaceted ministry based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, that seeks to share the hope found in Christ Jesus as we care for, educate, protect, and…

Emanuel, a documentary

The documentary, Emanuel, tells the untold story of the victims and survivors of the Emanuel AME church shooting. NBA player Stephen Curry and actresses Viola Davis and Mariska Hargitay are executive producers. All profits and proceeds from the Emanuel documentary will be given directly to the families. The movie will be shown in theaters on…