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.
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.
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.
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.
It's never too early to plan for VBS at CSP! Mark your calendars!
Online registration is now open! All students and volunteers must register. Hero Central VBS and registration information can be found on the Children's Ministry page. Please contact Tapley King, Children's Ministry Coordinator, if you have any questions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 of the Carolinas, ACNA
Revive the Passion:
Be zealous and repent
Bishop Mark Lawrence
Bishop of South Carolina
Revive Your 1st Love:
Remember from where you have fallen
The Rev Jeffrey Miller
Rector of St. Philip's, Charleston
Revive for the Crown of Life:
Be faithful unto death
Pastor Stan Winder
Life on the Vine Ministries
Revive the Truth:
Confront false teaching and hold fast to the truth
The Rev Gary Beson
Vicar of St. Timothy's, Monck's Corner
Revive Our Works:
Wake up and remember what you received and heard
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.
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.
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).
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!
Women's study of 2 Timothy led by Lisa Newland.
Mondays at 9:30am. Begins February 6 for 6 weeks.
Workbooks available for purchased at Lifeway or through Amazon.
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".
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.
We all meet up at Saint James Church on Camp Road at 5:00pm, then board the wagons and begin our trek through the park. We do stop for a short break to walk around and enjoy the concessions and gift shops.
Jerry and Stacy Kramer are coming to town! Their ministry, Love for the Least, is once again encouraging us to participate in the Advent Conspiracy.
We are very excited to have them back with us. They will join us on Sunday, December 4th for our monthly Big Breakfast at 9:10am, and will be our guests for both the 8am and 10am worship services.
In addition, this year they will lead us in a special discipleship training series:
Monday, December 5th through Thursday, December 8th, from 6:30-8:30pm.
Childcare is available. Please let the office know if you will be needing childcare.
Welcome to the perfect kickoff to the Christmas season! Do some gift buying, partake in some fabulous food and fellowship, and then sit back and enjoy Palmetto Bronze Handbell Ensemble perform their Christmas concert, "Jingle All the Way."
6pm browsing Auction Items
6:30 pm Concert
Hord'oeuvers and Silent Auction
All auction proceeds will benefit Global Missions.
Here's a small sample of items available for bidding:
Plus: Gift Certificates for:
- Interior Room Painting
- Residential Landscape Design
- 4 rounds of golf at Stono Ferry
- 4 sessions of Shag Lessons
- 8 hours of Mike Scheub's master carpentry skills
- 4 hours of bookkeeping and accounting help
- 2 hours of mowing/edging/shrub trimming
- 2 round trip airline tickets to anywhere in the US
- Wellness check and dental cleaning at Southside Animal Hospital
We are turning Christmas upside down!
We believe Christmas can still change the world! Join CSP and Love for the Least Ministry as we conspire to put Jesus back in Christmas.
Worship Fully, Give More, Spend Less, Love All
Last year, the Advent Conspiracy collection provided large vans for two orphanages, Christmas toys, food and clothes for three orphanages, and provided Christmas relief to refugees in Northern Iraq. Join with Love for the Least as once again, we provide a moment of joy for our Christian brothers and sisters. Read more...
Advent is the beginning of the Church Year. It begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day. Advent is a time to prepare our hearts for the celebration of Christ’s Birth and for his second coming. Advent also symbolizes our spiritual journey as individuals and as a congregation, as we affirm that Christ has come, that He is present in the world today, and that He will come again in power. Advent is marked by a spirit of expectation, of anticipation, of preparation, and of longing.
This Sunday, we will light one purple candle on the Advent Wreath. The Candle of Hope. We can have hope because God is faithful and will keep the promises made to us.
Why purple? This is the color of penitence and fasting as well as the color of royalty to welcome the Advent of the King. The purple of Advent is also the color of suffering used during Lent and Holy Week. This points to an important connection between Jesus’ birth and death.
It’s all hands on deck as CSP hosts the first ever Thanksgiving Day Dinner for the community, breaking down barriers as we break bread and give thanks together. Imagine what will be accomplished when the entire CSP family pitches in!
Many ways are possible for you to be involved and exercise your discipleship muscles. Food preparation, donations, servers, friends, everyone can contribute in some way.
Watch for sign up sheets. Or, just say yes and send an email to email@example.com and commit to taking action in your community.