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Ignite Conference, August 20-21, 2021

The Ignite Conference Equipping Christians for Today’s Spiritual Warfare August 20 – 21, 2021 Conference Schedule Friday, August 20 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm Saturday, August 21 9 am – 4:30 pm Hosted By: St Paul’s Anglican Church 316 West Carolina Summerville, S.C. Church Office: 843 873-1991 In Cooperation with American Anglican Council The Situation:  For more than fifty years we have…

Choir Open House & Fall Launch Party

St Michael’s Choir is holding a fall launch party and open house Thursday, September 16 for returning members and anyone interested in singing.  We want to swell our ranks with people who love to sing and have a heart for music ministry.  Choir is open to all ages high school and up. The Open House will begin with snacks, followed by a…

School Supplies Needed

Tricounty Family Ministries is collecting school supplies to be distributed on Saturday, August 14. Please bring all donations to the table by the alley door by Monday, August 9. Supplies for all ages are needed. Pencil bags, pencils, colored pencils, markers, crayons, erasers, pencil grips, pencil sharpeners, highlighters, pens Glue sticks, scissors, tissues, rulers, glue,…

David Roseberry

The Rev. Canon David Roseberry will be our guest preacher on Sunday, August 8, 2021. David planted Christ Church as a Small Group in 1985 and, by God’s Grace, enjoyed 31 years of faithful and fruitful ministry. He is now leading “The Evergreen Project” of the ACNA, a ministry that collects, creates, and curates the…

Diaper Drive 2021

Diaper Drive for Lowcountry Pregnancy Center Through August 15 Once again, we will be collecting diapers for the Lowcountry Pregnancy Center. Each year, the LPC gives out over 80,000 diapers. That’s a lot of diapers! When you are out shopping this summer, toss a pack or two of diapers (any size!) into your cart, and…

Nursery Reopening!

St. Michael’s nursery for ages 0 – 2 years will reopen on a limited basis on Sunday, July 18, 2021. Due to the difficulty in finding and hiring nursery staff, we will only admit 5 children each for the 9:00 am and 11:00 am service. 9:00 am service: nursery is 8:45 am to 10:15 am …

The Steadfast Marriage Conference

The Steadfast Marriage Conference with the Rev. Dr. Bill and Dana Henry Friday, September 17, 2021              6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday, September 18, 2021         9:00 am – 3:00 pm Steadfast is a ministry, rooted in the Anglican tradition, which seeks to guide couples toward discovering…

June Family Foodshare

The food drive for Tricounty Family Ministries occurs on the 4th Sunday of the month. This month we will be accepting donations on Sunday, June 27, and Monday, June 28. Please drop off canned goods and toiletries in the narthex or by the alley door in the Belser Building. Or you can order through Instacart,…

Summer Alpha for Youth

St Michael’s, in conjunction with the Cathedral of St Luke and St Paul, is hosting a Summer Alpha course for Youth in 6th – 12 grades. The course will be both on Zoom and in person at host family homes. Registration for both Alpha sessions can be found here: Youth Summer Alpha. Just click on…

A message from Richard Grimball

Dear St. Michael’s Church! It continues to be a blessing to serve as a priest in this community. I have experienced both personal healing, and the opportunity to shepherd the healing prayer ministry since June of 2019. Along this journey, I began to sense a nudge from Jesus to explore the opportunity of combining Healing…

Holy City Fellows

Are you a young adult who has embarked on their career and who wants to grow as a disciple and leader. Do you want to learn how to integrate your faith and vocation? Holy City Fellows is a nine-month (September-May) Christian leadership program for women and men in their 20’s who want to bring their…

We Have a NEW Director of Music!

Welcome to Paul Reese, our new Director of Music! It is my pleasure to introduce Mr. Paul Reese as our new Director of Music.  His first Sunday with us will be June 13th.  Please join me in welcoming Paul and his wife, Trisha, in-person after each worship service on the 13th and begin getting to know them.  There is much to know…

Tricounty Family Ministries – March Update

Tricounty Family Ministries – March update Sections: 1. Operations and Vision Update 2. New Computer Lab 3. Donation needs 4. Volunteers needed 5. Volunteer Guidelines for safety and for participation by children and youth 1. Operations and Vision Update We continue to serve our neighbors outdoors for safety each Wednesday and are providing meals and…

Global Impact Celebration 2021

GLOBAL IMPACT CELEBRATION (GIC) January 24 – 31, 2021 Mission in a World Turned Upside Down GIC is our annual celebration of all things Mission! This year we will have both in-person and virtual events. We will… learn how God’s mission continues in the pandemic hear stories from our Mission Partners participate in local mission events Our opening and closing Sunday services…

Family Food Share

Family Food Share is our new name for the monthly food drive for Tricounty Family Ministries. The food drive occurs on the 4th Sunday of the month. Please drop off canned goods and toiletries in the narthex or by the alley door in the Belser Building. Or you can order through Instacart, and have your…

Stewardship 2021: Generosity

You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving. At St. Michael’s, we want to see hearts transformed through Jesus Christ. We take seriously the Great Commission to disciple the nations. Budgets and mission work together. Our mission, all our supported ministries, are discerned and confirmed through your giving. Your tithe is a vital part of our discernment process for budget…

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is HERE!!! Collection Dates for Shoeboxes are October 25 – November 15 Do you wonder what happens to your shoebox? Take a look at this video….  OCC testimonial 2020 for St. Michael’s Church You still have time to pick up shoeboxes and fill them up! Boxes are in the narthex and by the…

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…

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…

Stay Connected!

    Stay connected with St. Michael’s via social media! Facebook: St Michael’sChurch Charleston Instagram: @stmichaelschurch1751 YouTube: St Michaels Church Charleston       Check out our service videos, praise music, & classes!

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…