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Posted: December 1, 2022

Advent Devotional

Written by members of the India Mission Team, this devotional explores Advent readings through the lens of the India Team's experiences. 

Advent devotional

Posted: December 1, 2022

Hot Dogs & Caroling in the Neighborhood

Wednesday, December 7     6:30 pm      

Meet in the Kinloch Room for a hot dog supper, then head out to go caroling at the homes near St. Michael's!

 

Posted: December 1, 2022

Christmas Flower Offerings

Deadline: Thursday, December 15

It's time to get your Christmas Flower Offerings into the church!

You donations support the Flower Guild's magnificent contribution of decorating the church for Advent and Christmas. 

You may make your donation in memory of, or in thanksgiving for, your loved ones. 

Please send a typed or printed list of your names, along with your donation, to the church office by Thursday, December 15. Donations will be accepted at any time, however the names will not be included in the Christmas bulletins if received after the deadline. 

Click here for the Christmas Flower Offering form

 

Posted: December 1, 2022

Rectory Open House

Sunday, December 11, after the 11:00 am service

YOU are invited to the Rectory Open House after the 11:00 am service on Sunday, December 11. 

Would you like to help? We need volunteers to help plate, serve, and/or clean up. We also need volunteers to provide plated pick up food items on the day of the event. Please contact Elizabeth Zadig: elizabethzadig@gmail.com

 

Posted: November 18, 2022

A wonderful time was had by 80 parishioners and clergy at the Seder on November 16. It was a great way to wrap up our study of the book of Exodus. Check out the photos below!

Seder Composite

 

Posted: November 18, 2022

Christmas Pageant Sign-Ups!

Deadline to sign is on Thursday, December 1. Click here for more information and for the sign up form. 

 

Posted: November 18, 2022

Parents Night Out!

Friday, December 2, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Drop you kids off for crafts, games, snacks, and some fun while you and your spouse head out for dinner or Christmas shopping!

Nursery care for 6 weeks to 4 years. Movie and games for K - 5th grades.

RSVP to Dee Goehring, dee@stmichaelschurch.net

 

Posted: November 18, 2022

Christmas Flower Offerings

Deadline: Thursday, December 15

It's time to get your Christmas Flower Offerings into the church!

You donations support the Flower Guild's magnificent contribution of decorating the church for Advent and Christmas. 

You may make your donation in memory of, or in thanksgiving for, your loved ones. 

Please send a typed or printed list of your names, along with your donation, to the church office by Thursday, December 15. Donations will be accepted at any time, however the names will not be included in the Christmas bulletins if received after the deadline. 

Click here for the Christmas Flower Offering form

 

Posted: November 18, 2022

Rectory Open House

Sunday, December 11, after the 11:00 am service

YOU are invited to the Rectory Open House after the 11:00 am service on Sunday, December 11. 

Would you like to help? We need volunteers to help plate, serve, and/or clean up. We also need volunteers to provide plated pick up food items on the day of the event. Please contact Elizabeth Zadig: elizabethzadig@gmail.com

 

Posted: November 18, 2022

Advent Music Offerings

We will have four Advent musical events this year! Grab and friend and come to one or all of them!

Wednesday, November 30          6:30 pm  Caroling at Canterbury House, 175 Market Street

Wednesday, December 7            6:30 pm  Caroling in the Neighborhood. Meet in the Kinloch Room before we go caroling in the area around St Michael's. 

Wednesday, December 14          7:00 pm  Advent Lessons & Carols

Wednesday, December 21          7:30 pm  Organ Rectial and Carol Sing

 

Posted: November 11, 2022

Thanksgiving Service

Thursday, November 24       10:00 am

Join your church family as we give thanks to the Lord for all of our blessings. 

 

Posted: November 11, 2022

Closed for Thanksgiving

Thursday - Friday, November 24 - 25

The Office, Churchyard, and Church will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Church WILL be open for the Thanksgiving service at 10:00 am on Thursday, November 24. 

 

Posted: November 11, 2022

Advent Wreath Workshop

Sunday, November 27      10:00 am        Kinloch Room

The Advent Wreath Workshop will be held during the Sunday School hour on Sunday, November 27, the first Sunday of Advent. Families are invited to come and make an Advent Wreath for their home!

If you have some greenery in your yard that you are willing to share, we would love to have it! Please bring greenery to the Kinloch Room on November 27.

There will be no Children's Sunday School on November 27. However, we will have all three Adult Sunday School classes. Bill Hyer's class will meet in the Buyck Chapel on November 27.

Cost: $15 per wreath, including frame, candles, and greenery

Click here, or use the QR code below to sign up and pay online.

More info: Dee Goehring, dee@stmichaelschurch.net

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Posted: November 11, 2022

Churchyard cleanup

Saturday, November 19    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Attention Gardeners! Grab your gloves and yard tools and come by and help us spruce up the churchyard for the holidays! 

  

Posted: October 27, 2022

ARDF Annual Oyster Roast

December 1   5:30 pm       Firefly Distillery

You are invited to the 2nd Annual Oyster Roast for the Anglican Relief & Development Fund (ARDF). Join them for an evening of oysters and gumbo at the Firefly Distillery in North Charleston on Thursday, December 1, from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. 

Set among tall oak trees and the gorgeous Noisette Creek near beautiful downtown, Firefly Distillery is the oldest working distillery in Charleston. Come celebrate the work of ARDF and their partners at this one-of-a-kind event. 

Tickets are $20 and cover the price of all food and beverages throughout the evening. 

For more info, or to register, please go to ARDF Oyster Roast 2022.

 

Posted: October 20, 2022

A Call to Finish Well in 2022

And to Continue the Mission in 2023

We, the Clergy of Saint Michael’s Church, thank you for your answered call to generosity this year.  Because of your continued support, our shared ministries to witness Jesus, our Lord and Savior, is strong!  The fruit being nourished through your giving is consistently changing lives – we praise God for all of you to finish well in 2022!   

As we lean into the coming year, your Christian Stewardship is needed.  We believe that stewardship is essential to the faithful practice of Christianity. It includes nurturing and using the talents and resources God gives us in a faithful, wise, and responsible manner. We stand with the Church's belief throughout the ages that the tithe (giving back 10% of one's income) is the normal, Biblical standard of Christian giving.

To this end, your St. Michael’s Church clergy, vestry and staff are pledging to strive toward this standard of giving and beyond, in order to lead by example and demonstrate trust in God to provide. We ask that you join us in faith and prayerfully consider your financial commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the future of His family at Saint Michael’s Church.

Please print and complete the Giving Card in the link below and place it in the offering plate on Sunday, or simply return to our front office. We are praying for you as we continue our journey together on mission at St. Michael’s Church in 2023!

The Rev. Alfred T. K. Zadig, Jr., Rector                                      

The Rev. Randall R. Shirley, Assistant to the Rector & Chief of Staff

The Rev. Tim Surratt, Associate for Pastoral Care & Healing Prayer Ministry

The Rev. Greg Smith, Associate for Evangelism and Connection 

The Rev. Taylor Daniel, Associate for Student Ministry

2023 Giving Card

 

Posted: October 13, 2022

Bible Studies by the Rev. Greg Smith

Have you enjoyed the studies by Greg on Jonah and Exodus? Well, guess what! He wrote several more before he even got to St. Michael's! And all of them are available on Amazon. You can always find the link to the webpage about his books near the bottom of the Member's page, under Bible Study Resources. Or just click this link: Greg Smith books

 

Posted: October 13, 2022

The Ministry Madness Game Show was a blast! There was standing room only in the Kinloch Room as we were led through the game by our emcee, Tim Surratt. Check out the photos!

 Care Sunday 2022 Collage

 

Posted: September 8, 2022

Super Wednesday Kick-Off!

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We had a wonderful time at our Kickoff for Super Wednesday! Great weather, fabulous food, and an intro to this fall's Super Wednesday classes. For more information on our Wednesday lineup, please check out our Super Wednesday webpage.

Check out more photos below!

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Posted: August 28, 2022

Fall 2022 Ministry Calendar

Our Fall Ministry Calendar is here! You can pick yours up in the narthex or in the church office. This booklet has monthly calendars to help you keep track of all that is happening at St. Michael's. 

Click here for a digital copy: Fall Ministry Calendar

Here is a copy of the letter from Rector:

The Power of “WITH”     The Rev. Al Zadig, Jr.

I’m writing this on the heels of my summer vacation. One of the highlights was being in Vancouver, Washington with a best friend from seminary, the Rev. Dr. Tom Warne and his wife Saran. Tom is Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in this suburb of Portland, Oregon. My family and I arrived on the very same day their third and final son Eli was leaving to attend West Point in New York as a freshman. We had a wonderful and collective dinner together. We then prayer and anointed Eli with oil, and they headed to the airport. Later that evening, Tom and Saran (through the trail of tears) arrived home and we sat in front of their firepit and talked through the joy and pain of sending children off to school, especially the last child! However, somewhere in that conversation it dawned on me that Elizabeth and I were with Tom and Saran in seminary the night before they had their first child. Here we were, 25 years later witnessing the moment of the empty nest...again! It was a powerful revelation and brought tears to my eyes!

Its been said that while we pick a church often for the music, preaching, and worship, we stay at a church when we begin walking with people in community from that church. To be honest, this is one of our biggest challenges at St. Michael’s. Some of you walk to church from the immediate community of the city, but many of you drive in from the surrounding areas and may not know people beyond Sunday mornings. Therefore if we are Sunday-only people, it will become so much more difficult to make the meaningful relationships and community within St. Michael’s. It’s my conviction that we are called to the “With You” life, which is modeled after Matthew 28, where Jesus said: “And Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.” Jesus is with us, we are therefore to be with one another. 

Are you walking with other St. Michaelites in your life? As we continue to come out of covid, are you still in isolation? My dear friends, it’s time to come out of our isolated places and walk with Jesus and church family. This is why we have put together this fall booklet, to allow you to see that we truly believe in the “With You” life! Pray through this fall booklet of amazing ministry, and ask God to lead you again into the heart of his church, WITH His people. 

 

Posted: August 25, 2022

Diocesan Men's Summit

Saturday, October 15, 2022       St. Paul's Anglican Church, Summerville, SC

The Diocesan Men’s Summit will be held on Saturday, October 15 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Summerville. The Rt Revd Chip Edgar will be our speaker. Additional information will be released as it becomes available. You can also check the diocesan website: Men's Summit

 

Posted: August 12, 2022

Big Q Barbeque

Sunday, August 21         6-8 pm       James Island County Park Stono Shelter

Middle and high schoolers, your questions matter. Bring your big questions to the Big Q BBQ! Join students from all around Charleston for a night of barbecue, games, raffle prizes, and a chance to ask your big questions about life, faith, identity, and God. The Big Q BBQ is FREE amd open to all middle and high school sutdents, so bring your whole squad!

The parishes planning the event are the Cathedral of St Luke & St Paul, Charleston; Good Samaritan, Summerville; Holy Cross, Sullivan's and Daniel Islands; St. Thomas's, Mt. Pleasant; St. Michael's, Charleston; and St. Philip's, Charleston. 

 

Posted: August 6, 2022

The Rev. Rick Belser named Rector Emeritus of St. Michael's

Dear St. Michaelites,

It is with great joy that today I announce that I am naming the Rev. Richard I.H. Belser, Jr., as Rector Emeritus of St. Michael’s Church. It goes without saying that Rick served faithfully as Rector of St. Michael’s Church as my immediate predecessor for more than two decades. Rick and his wife Annie brought in a renewed sense of mission, evangelism and renewal to the corner of Meeting and Broad streets.

I know you probably have two questions: first, what does Rector Emeritus mean and second, why now? The title, Rector Emeritus acknowledges an ongoing two-way relationship of love, affection, respect and honor as we pledge to hold Rick up in prayer. It also means Rick and Annie may choose more freely the ministry they would like to participate in as they feel called. As for the second question, here is a little secret. When Rick retired from St. Michaels, he and Annie actually didn’t! They moved to Egypt where Rick taught for several years at an Anglican Seminary. Upon their return, Rick stepped in to offer leadership to churches that were between Rectors, including Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant and wrote his first book called: Son and Heir.

For the last several years, Rick has been dealing with the effects of Parkinson’s, and is not as mobile. He and Annie have felt called back to their beloved St. Michael’s and so it is only right, true and good to thank God for their transformational and faithful ministry by bestowing this honor upon them.

More personally, Elizabeth and I are overjoyed the Belsers are back at St. Michael’s Church. I served for five years as Rick’s assistant before moving to Washington, and in those five “mentoring” years, I believe I learned more about ministry than I did in seminary. This Yankee also received tremendous training in the art of shrimping and hunting!!!

So, please join me in praying daily for Rick and Annie as they begin a new season at St. Michael’s Church!

Many Summer Blessings in Christ,

The Rev. Alfred T.K. Zadig, Jr.

21st Rector of St. Michael’s Church