Iraqi Embroidery Project
Jun
14
Aug 31

Iraqi Embroidery Project

Greetings all,

Many thanks to all who came to the luncheon last week to hear about Iraq- it was a blessing to be able to share what we experienced with all of you who have been so very supportive!

One new item spoken of was Threads of Blessing.  This is a new project that is being started to help the people in the largest refugee camp (250,000 people) in Northern Iraq.  We in the US are going to put together embroidery kits and then send these kits to Iraq.  The women there will do the embroidery and then send them back to the US for us to sell.  This has two distinct blessings (I’m sure there are many others as well).  The first is that it will raise money for them to be used for their immediate needs, and L4L will be working with them to see that those needs are met.  Another is that all of the women who have participated in this already have said that when they focus on these projects, it allows them to forget about what happened to them.  Having heard some of the stories about how they have suffered, it is so good to know we have provided them with even just some little bit of time when they don’t focus on the heartache.

If you would like to participate in providing a kit, the list is provided here. Simply buy the items and place them in a zip lock bag and bring them to the church.  We will send them with the next group that goes over.  We do ask that you stick exactly to the list!  If you would like to make a donation and have someone else put together the kit for you, you can simply write a check to the church and put Threads of Blessing in the memo line. (A kit cost approximately $25.00).  Thank you to those that have already donated!  The finished pieces will be put on line for us to view and you will be able to purchase those as well. 

I would like to thank you all again for the love, support and prayers that you offered to us for this trip.  I took the best team ever with me, and we all were blessed beyond measure.

Love, Nancy

Embroidery Kit Supply List

100% Pure Linen Fabric – Ivory, White or “Natural” (Make sure it isn’t too “Nubby.” The smoother the better.)

Embroidery Floss - 6 strand. All colors accepted. Craft stores sell 150 packets, which is the cheapest.

Metallic Embroidery Thread

6” Embroidery Hoops – PLASTIC, not wooden, with a screw to tighten.

Needles – Chenille, size 18-22. These have big “eyes” and a sharp point

Scissors – able to cut fabric. The small ones are nice because they don’t take up much room, and the lady will know they are for her embroidery, not paper.

Thimble

Measuring Tape

Black Sharpies

Marking Pencils

2 Gal. and 1 gal. Ziploc bags

 

NOTES:

     If you can, cut the fabric into squares of 16 x 16 to 18 x 18. The best way to cut it straight is to “pull a thread” which makes sure it is perfectly square.

     The floss in the packets is the cheapest, but the colors are limited. I can give you a list of other colors (rug colors) to buy by the skein. People OFTEN like to give me “bits” of floss they have left over. That’s ok to accept. Don’t get “Craft Thread,” only 6 strand embroidery floss.

     The metallic thread comes in several colors – gold, silver, bronze, etc. ANY of those is fine.

     I ALWAYS use Jo-Ann Fabrics coupons (which I signed up to receive by e-mail) which will give me up to 60% off items at times. I especially use those for the fabric, which can be expensive. Wal-Mart will have many of the items, but their choice of floss colors is limited.


Questions contact Nancy Borrett at NancyABorrett@gmail.com.

Embroidery Kits will be collected through the end of August. 

Summer Youth Activities
Jun
20
Aug 8

Summer Youth Activities

Tuesday's with Andrew

Beginning June 20th CSP Youth will be meeting up every Tuesday to participate in a fellowship activity! These activities are available for rising 6th graders to graduating seniors!

Summer 2017 Tuesday's with Andrew Schedule

  • June 20th Ice Skating
  • June 27th: Mission Work with the Coffin's
  • July 11th: Velocity 
  • July 18th: Whirlin Waters
  • August 1st: Bowling

Summer Table Talk

Every day students sit around a lunch table sharing their opinions about life, gossip, trends, politics, and even religion. High School Youth are encouraged to join me where we will test our opinions with the Truth found in scripture, allowing us to share the Gospel with our friends. Meeting place and time is subject to change. 

Summer 2017 Table Talk Schedule

  • June 21st
  • June 28th
  • July 12th
  • July 18th
  • August 2nd

Please e-mail me at andrew@csp1706.com if you want to get updates on our Tuesday's with Andrew activities or Table Talk small group!

Immeasurably More Video Series
Jul
17
Aug 28

Immeasurably More Video Series

Immeasurably More Video Series


Four Nights, Four Speakers! 
Mark your Calendars!

Monday nights this Summer6:30-8:30pm

Monday, July 17 - Shelia Walsh
Monday, July 31—Liz Curtis Higgs
Monday, August 14—Sherri Burgess
Monday, August 28—Ann Voskamp

Based on the scripture verse is Ephesians 3:20-21

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever, Amen.”
 
Ladies, You are always immeasurably more to Jesus Christ! Lori Lessard attended the Women of Joy Conference this past spring and enjoyed the speakers so much, and wished for the ladies of CSP to have been there with her, She purchased the video's to share with us! Make plans to attend the first one on Monday, July 17th.


VBS Volunteer Orientation
Jul
13
6:30 pm18:30

VBS Volunteer Orientation

     The VBS Experience is a chance for the adult volunteers to experience VBS through the eyes of a child. Join us for a sneak peek into this year's Bible Stories, hear the toe tapping Music, and taste the delicious Snacks that will energize the heroes.

     All VBS volunteers are encouraged to attend. Childcare will be offered in the CSP nursery. VBS volunteer materials will be distributed at the VBS Experience. Email Tapley at Tapley@csp1706.com with any questions.

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Lowcountry Pregnancy Center Baby Bottle Campaign
Jun
18
8:00 am08:00

Lowcountry Pregnancy Center Baby Bottle Campaign

Celebrate Life This Father's Day

Participate in the Lowcounty Pregnancy Center Baby Bottle Campaign

Once again, CSP is reaching Beyond our Walls to support the Low Country Pregnancy Center by participating in their Baby Bottle Coin Collection Campaign. Filled baby bottles can be returned to the CSP Narthex (church lobby) on Father's Day, June 18th

Low Country Pregnancy Center is a wonderful ministry to have in our area. Last year they had 6800 client visits in their two Charleston offices. 
The proceeds from the Baby Bottle Campaign help:

  • Save the lives of babies from abortion.
  • Provide life-revealing ultrasounds.
  • Save the souls of the lost.
  • Provide parenting skills for new moms and dads.
  • Provide diapers, clothes, blankets, etc. for new babies.
  • Minister to women suffering from the pain of a past abortion.
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Iraq Team XI Welcome Back Luncheon noon
Jun
11
12:00 pm12:00

Iraq Team XI Welcome Back Luncheon noon

Teresa Parish, Paula & Steve Coffin, Nancy Borrett, Emma Herman

Teresa Parish, Paula & Steve Coffin, Nancy Borrett, Emma Herman

Sunday, June 11th, the Christ-St. Paul's family will welcome Iraq Team XI back after their week long mission to Northern Iraq. A celebratory covered-dish luncheon will take place after the 10am blended service.

Come to hear all about Iraq Team XI mission and celebrate all the work that the Lord is doing through our CSP family.

Iraq Team XI's Commissioning at CSP

Iraq Team XI's Commissioning at CSP

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Safeguarding God's Children 10am - 1pm
May
20
10:00 am10:00

Safeguarding God's Children 10am - 1pm

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All Youth & Children's Ministry volunteers need to complete the Safeguarding God's Children training.  Anyone who is planning on volunteering at VBS or Summer Youth Quest needs to complete the training on May 20th.

Let us know you are planning to attend.  Complete the form below.

Name *
Name

From the Diocese of South Carolina: 

There is no question what a precious treasure our children are. As leaders in the Diocese of South Carolina, we have a moral, spiritual and canonical obligation to exercise due diligence in assuring that their faith formation happens in a safe environment. History teaches us clearly that this is not an outcome we can take for granted. There are steps we can and must take to assure the joy of their Christian Faith is not stolen from those in our care.

It is with that purpose in mind that the Diocese offers the “Safeguarding God’s Children” workshops across the Diocese. The workshops continue to be led by Mrs. Polly Sosnowski, whose years of service as a licensed clinical social worker in South Carolina make her a marvelous resource for this training. The training provided will cover the necessary material to fulfill both diocesan canons and local parish guidelines.

St. Paul's Garden Club Flower Design Show and Luncheon 10am - 1:30pm
May
13
10:00 am10:00

St. Paul's Garden Club Flower Design Show and Luncheon 10am - 1:30pm

St. Paul's Garden Club Day of Fun

It's the perfect time to spruce up your yard and garden, with the St. Paul's Garden Club.  Come by Christ-St. Paul's for the St. Paul's Garden Club Day of fun where there will be demonstrations, a flower design show, and the Garden Shop will be open.

The Garden Shop will feature french pots, potting benches, bird houses, and much much more.

Lunch will be available for $5.00.  Please call 864-380-5430 for lunch tickets.

World Mission Focus 8am & 10am
Apr
30
8:00 am08:00

World Mission Focus 8am & 10am

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Gloria Kwashi, wife of Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi, will be joining us for services on Sunday, April 30th.  We plan to send Gloria home with a suitcase full of computers for her school.  Plans are in the works for a CSP team to join her in Nigeria this fall to work on the computer lab at her school.

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Continuing in the World Missions theme, we will be praying over and commission the CSP team going to work in Iraq the first of May.  The Iraq Team of Nancy Borrett, Steve and Paula Coffin, Emma Herman, and Teresa Parish leave May 4th to join the Kramers in Northern Iraq. In the midst of a complicated political situation, it is easy to lose sight of the people and motive behind the mission. Get a better understanding of why they are going and see how Love for the Least Middle East is tending to our brothers and sisters: Visit the Love for the Least Middle East website at L4LME.org.

Please keep our team in your prayers and your support is always appreciated. Checks can be written to CSP with Iraq team in the memo line or donations can be made online at The Mission Trip to Iraq GoFundMe page.

 

Children's Easter Egg Hunt and Program 10am
Apr
15
10:00 am10:00

Children's Easter Egg Hunt and Program 10am

All children 5th grade and under are invited to our CSP annual Easter Program and Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15th from 10am - noon.  Once again, we are partnering with Wesley United Methodist Church on Baptist Hill Road. We will begin in the church with a short program, then hunt for over 1000 filled eggs. We will end the fun morning with a "healthy" reception of delicious finger foods to help balance out all the candy found in the eggs.

Maundy Thursday Service 7pm
Apr
13
7:00 pm19:00

Maundy Thursday Service 7pm

Holy Eucharist with dramatic stripping of the Altar.  Maundy refers to the commands Jesus gave his disciples at the Last Supper: To love with humility by serving one another and to remember his sacrifice. We will end the service with the reading of the account of the agony in the garden. Matthew 26:30-46. 

A Prayer Vigil will be kept in the church until the Good Friday Service at 6:30pm.

Palm Sunday with Bishop's Visit and Confirmation
Apr
9
8:00 am08:00

Palm Sunday with Bishop's Visit and Confirmation

Blessing of the Palms Sunday, April 9th

Gather outside on the lawn in front of the Ministry Center where the children, dressed up and waiving their palms and following Sylvester the Donkey (10am), lead us into the service.

Bishop Mark Lawrence will make his annual visitation with youth and adult Confirmation at the 10am service.  Please join us for a Reception in his honor and for our newest members of CSP following the 10am service.

Lenten Soup Suppers During Lent
Mar
8
Apr 5

Lenten Soup Suppers During Lent

Beginning March 8th and continuing through April 5th we will gather at the table for a meal, a talk, and discussion. The topic of the supper series is the letters to the seven churches from Revelation 2-3. 

Great speakers, including Bishop Steve Wood, Bishop Mark Lawrence, Father Jeffery Miller, and Stan Winder will bring us a message, challenge us and encourage us to be REVIVED! and to Walk in the Light. 

Lent 2017: Revived! and Walking in the Light
Mar
1
Apr 5

Lent 2017: Revived! and Walking in the Light

Lenten Soup Dinners are back! 

Beginning March 8 and running through April 5, we will gather at the table for fellowship, a soup and salad supper, a teaching from some great guest speakers, and some discussion around the table. If you are a part of a home group, gather up your group and sit together! If you aren't a part of a home group, we'll find you a seat at a good table of like-minded people.

Our youth will gather at their own table with Andrew. And Tapley is preparing a program for kids 5th grade and under. Nursery care is provided for infants and toddlers. To help your planning as parents, we will end promptly so you can be out the door by 8pm.


Bishop Steve Wood

Bishop Steve Wood

March 8
Bishop Steve Wood
Bishop of the Carolinas, ACNA

Revive the Passion:
Be zealous and repent
(Revelation 3:14-27)
 


Bishop Mark Lawrence

Bishop Mark Lawrence

March 12
Bishop Mark Lawrence
Bishop of South Carolina

Revive Your 1st Love:
Remember from where you have fallen
(Revelation 2:1-7)


Rev Jeffrey Miller

Rev Jeffrey Miller

March 19
The Rev Jeffrey Miller
Rector of St. Philip's, Charleston

Revive for the Crown of Life:
Be faithful unto death
(Revelation 2:8-11)


March 29
Pastor Stan Winder
Life on the Vine Ministries

Revive the Truth:
Confront false teaching and hold fast to the truth
Revelation 2:12-29


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April 5
The Rev Gary Beson
Vicar of St. Timothy's, Monck's Corner

Revive Our Works:
Wake up and remember what you received and heard
Revelation 3:1-6

 


Ash Wednesday Services: 3/1 at noon and 7pm
Mar
1
12:00 pm12:00

Ash Wednesday Services: 3/1 at noon and 7pm

  • CSP

In preparation for Easter, Ash Wednesday gives us a pause to enter a time a fasting, repentance, spiritual discipline and abiding in Christ, and to witness and share the fruit of spiritual growth and readiness. 

Services will be held at noon and again at 7pm.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: 2/28 at 6:30pm
Feb
28
6:30 pm18:30

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: 2/28 at 6:30pm

  • CSP

Time to clean out the cupboards! Time to ready our hearts. Lent begins March 1st, but not before we gather for a traditional Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Hosted by the CSP vestry, you don't want to miss the fun and celebration amidst pancakes and syrup.

2017 Christian Men’s Conference
Feb
24
Feb 26

2017 Christian Men’s Conference

Join us at St. Christopher in February for a refreshing time of encouragement and equipping as we focus on “Reclaiming Biblical Manhood.”  This theme is a continuation to Bishop Lawrence’s message in the Men’s Summit that was held in September.

The conference will include teachings by the Rt. Rev. Thad Barnum, a bishop with the Anglican Church in North America and worship led by Todd Fields, worship leader for North Point Community Church (Pastor, Andy Stanley).

Global Missions Meeting (Lunch following 10am service)
Feb
19
11:00 am11:00

Global Missions Meeting (Lunch following 10am service)

Consider this your invitation to be included in our Global Missions planning for 2017. Following the 10am service on Sunday, February 19th, meet with the Global Missions team for a pizza and salad lunch. Bring your thoughts and enthusiasm; pray that God would move this parish to participate in His kingdom work, where and when He wants us!

 

Epiphany Feast of Lights, Oyster Roast & Bonfire @ 6:30pm
Jan
6
6:30 pm18:30

Epiphany Feast of Lights, Oyster Roast & Bonfire @ 6:30pm

Gather with us in the Church for a special, moving Feast of Lights service. Then we will bring the light of our Lord, Jesus Christ out to our community and the World.

There will be a place in the back for you to bring your live Christmas Tree and wreaths for our traditional bonfire. Make plans to join us for this special evening which includes an Oyster Roast, Kings Cake, and fellowship with your parish family.

Sign up in the Narthex on Sunday if you would like to bring a crockpot of Chili or some "fixings".

Lessons & Carols
Dec
18
8:00 am08:00

Lessons & Carols

8:00am Traditional Lessons & Carols

10:00am Lessons & Carols with Dramatic Presentations

On this Last Sunday of the season of Advent join us as we prepare for Christmas with our annual service of Lessons and Carols. Come hear again the message of the Angels, and in heart go to Bethlehem and see the baby Jesus lying in a manger.

At 8am together we will sing hymns of the season that tell the story in song.

At 10am join our music ministry team and friends in song. Our lessons will be powerfully and dramatically presented.