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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…

Peter Moore

The Celebration of the life of the Rev. Dr. Peter Moore will be held at St. Michael’s Church on Friday, June 19, 2020, at 2:00 pm. Seating is limited, due to social distancing constraints. Everyone is asked to wear a mask. The service will be available via livestream via St Michael’s You Tube Channel. The…

From Alpha to Omega

From Alpha to Omega: Experiencing Jesus at St. Michael’s Church Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm via Zoom July 1 – September 2 Zoom Meeting ID: 830 590 725 Schedule July 1               There is More to This Earthly Layover   Click here for the recording July 8           …

New Summer time activity for kids!!

Instead of Vacation Bible School…. In place of our normal VBS we will offer the following FamTime activities. Families can sign up to receive a 12 week Fruit of the Spirit box to engage with their children from early June to mid-August. This box contains 12 activities that explain the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Christian and then…

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…