On Sunday afternoon, July 8th, at 3pm, we will be baptizing adults and children on Edisto Beach. Additionally, during the same service we will be immersing those previously baptized people who would like to make a public recommitment of their Baptismal Covenant. Those desiring to be candidates for either opportunity should contact Lynn in the parish office as soon as possible. We will have a short preparation class prior to July 8th for all those participating. Plans are underway to make this a parish wide celebration, so everyone is invited and encouraged to join.
Vacation Bible School & Summer Youth Quest Registration is Now OPEN
July 16th - 20th, 9am - noon
All children who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to attend this summer's VBS.
The children will embark on a week of fun discovering Jesus form eternity past to eternity future through interactive bible stories, lively music, exciting crafts, delicious snacks, and energy-filled games.
Summer Youth Quest: Mind Games
All children who have completed 6th through 12th grade are invited to attend this summer's Summer Youth Quest.
Delicious breakfast, check. Exciting games, check. Amazing musical worship, check. New awesome friends, check. Engaging questions by some of the best small group leaders, check. The only thing we are waiting for is you! Sign up for an awesome week of fun, fellowship, and discipleship this Youth Quest!
Tuesday's with Andrew
Beginning June 19th CSP Youth will be meeting up every Tuesday to participate in a fellowship activity! These activities are available for rising 7th graders to graduating seniors!
Summer 2018 Tuesday's with Andrew Schedule
- June 19th Velocity
- June 26th: The Incredibles 2 Movie
- July 3rd: Nerf Gun Fight
- July 10th: Beach Day/Surfing with Chip
- July 17th: Summer Youth Quest
- July 24th: Bowling
- July 31st: Whirlin' Waters
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 2018 Table Talk Schedule
- June 20th: Being a Young Adult Christian
- June 27th: Relationships
- July 11th: Special Guest Speaker
- July 18th: Summer Youth Quest
- July 25th: Working Towards Your Values
- August 1st: Christian Work
Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get updates on our Tuesday's with Andrew activities or Table Talk small group!
Celebrate Life This Spring
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 17th.
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.
Time for some tea party fun!
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU DRESSED UP FOR A TEA PARTY?
Whatever the answer, that's too long ago! So we are pulling out the silver tea service and borrowing the fine china - just for you!
Mothers, daughters, grandmothers, granddaughters, aunts, nieces and stand-ins for all of the above, age 9 and up. (No childcare provided.)
Afternoon tea on May 5th from 2:30-4:30pm at CSP
Don your best dress and hat - pearls and gloves optional.
Tea, cookies, finger sandwiches and other tasty treats
Tickets go on sale mid-April ($2 each / $5 family limit)
Broken to Beautiful ~ In the Hands of the Father
Our guest speaker is Patti Wheat, a former member and current close friend of the parish. Patti, who served as our Director of Music Ministry back in the early 2000s, now lives in Nashville but has learned that you never really leave CSP behind. She is a Creative Design and Technology Consultant and frequently works with the CSP staff.
Holy Week Sermons
Lenten Series: Profiles of Courage
All children 5th grade and under are invited to our CSP annual Easter Program and Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31st from 10am - noon.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.
Small, individually wrapped candy donations can be dropped off in the church office.
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, March 25th
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.
RECLAIMING BIBLICAL MANHOOD / Our Three-Year Plan
Over a three year period, the Christian Men's Conference focuses on Reclaiming Biblical Manhood by unpacking each of the three primary aspects of Biblical Manhood (mind, the heart, and the body). In this year’s Christian Men’s Conference, we will focus on a heart to love. Read More/Register at ChristianMensConference.org
Come Dine with the Vestry for our Wednesday Night Soup Suppers
This year you have a special opportunity to dine with the Vestry. They have offered to be our table hosts and will lead a pre-teaching discussion during dinner for the 5 Wednesday nights during Lent beginning February 21st.
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
The topic of our Lenten Series will be Profiles of Courage. We will look to scripture to see the hearts of some very courageous people like King David, Joshua and Caleb, a women who came to Jesus for haling, Paul, and Stephen. It is very interesting to see how each of these characters in the Bible, though very different, used the Word of God to obtain the courage to do the task that was given to them.
The soup will be ready at 6:15pm. Following supper, we will move into the church for a special time of Worship and Teaching, and will dismiss by 8pm.
KidZone will have their own video series, What's In the Bible? by Phil Visher, while adults and Youth are in the church. Nursery provided 6:15-8pm.
For all our wonderful cooks that would like to help, please sign up in the Narthex on Sunday or email Lynn in the office. Soup, Sandwiches, & Salads are all appreciated.
If you are interested in learning more about CSP or inquiring about joining CSP by confirmation or reaffirming your faith, please join Fr. Craige and Nancy for lunch on Sunday, Feb. 28th, right after the 10:00 service. Please RSVP with Lynn in the office. (843-889-2820)
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 & Team Nigeria Appreciations and Reflections
What a treat, PANCAKES and hearing from TEAM NIGERIA! This promises to be a special evening as the team shares their experiences and reflections from their time in Jos, Nigeria last November. You will be encouraged by the pictures of the children attending Gloria Kwashi's school, the new computer lab building, the All Saint's Celebration, and so much more.
Plans are in the works for a return trip to Jos in the Spring to continue working on the computer lab building you see in this picture. Information on the plans for Team Nigeria 2018 will be shared during the Pancake Supper.
The men's bible study, led by Les Sease, continues on Wednesdays at 7am at Bagel Nation (1975 Magwood Drive, West Ashley.)
The study focuses on a book of the Bible and all men are invited to join the study.
Contact Les Sease or the CSP office with any questions.
January Study: Women's Bible Study continues, meeting each Tuesday morning at 9:30am. Cindee Pratt is leading a study of the book of James. Each week stands alone, you can join at any time.
New Study Starting January 30, 2018: A new Tuesday morning Women's Bible study begins. Workbooks for the Beth Moore study "The Quest: An excursion toward intimacy with God" are available from the church office. ($15)
January 14th at 5pm: Light up the Skies!
Annual Parish Meeting and Celebration
5pm Annual Meeting (Inside)
- Time of praise and worship led by Debra Hall Conley
- Year-end review of 2017 and vision for 2018
- Stories from people like you about the mission and ministry of Christ-St. Paul's
- Election of new Vestry Members: Frances Tovey, Johnny Parish, and Earl Sease
- Election of delegates to the Diocesan Convention: Terry Jenkins, Gerry Graves, JoCarol Ayer
6pm Oyster Roast / Bonfire and Burning of the Greens (Outside)
- Oysters, Chili, Hot Dogs
- Traditional King's Cake
- Light up the skies with our trees and greenery.
- Look for the place in the back of the church to drop off your trees and wreaths.
- Closing time of Worship
Nursery provided for children 3 years and under
Have Yourself a Very Different Christmas
at Christ-St. Paul's Church
Sunday, December 24th, Christmas Eve
8:00am - Traditional Advent IV Services
10:00am - Blended Holy Communion Services with the children presenting "Christmas by the Book"
8:00pm - Christmas Worship Celebration with combined choir and praise team
10:30pm - Candlelight Midnight Service at Historic Christ Church in Adams Run
Sunday, December 31st
Service of Lessons and Carols at 8:00am and 10:00am
CSP now offers online giving for your convenience. Click on any Giving link and you will be transferred to the giving portal provided by Shelby Giving. Options for giving include credit and debit cards, bank checks, automatic contributions. Of course, as always, checks and cash will be received on Sundays.
First time users will be asked to create an account; this will be helpful to you to monitor your giving history.
If you desire to designate your gift for something other than the listed fund categories, please contact the church office.
We are pleased to provide you with this service and will answer any questions you have.
Bundle up and join your CSP Family for the annual Christmas Light Hayride through James Island County Park.
We will 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.
Contact Andrew with any questions.
It’s all hands on deck as CSP hosts the annual 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.
Just say yes and send an email to email@example.com and commit to taking action in your community.
A volunteer meeting will be held on Saturday, September 9th at 9:30am in the Ministry Center to prepare for the Thanksgiving Day Dinner.
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Tender Loving Care Ministry Thanksgiving Baskets
Thanksgiving baskets will be created for our parishioners who are elderly or in poor help. The baskets contain non-perishable goodies and baked goods to remind those that they remain in our thoughts and prayers this holiday season.
Join the TLC Ministry Team on Saturday, November 18th from 10am until noon in the CSP Ministry Center to assemble the baskets. Donations can be dropped off at the church at any time. TLC asks that any baked good doinatsions be dropped off on Friday, November 17th or Saturday, November 18th.
Thanksgiving Basket Wish List
- Baked Goods:
- Cookies (any kind; 3-4 individually wrapped)
- Muffins or mini-loaves of pumpkin or banana bread
- Brownies (2-3 individually wrapped)
- Whole cakes (individual slices wrapped)
- Whole Fruit - Oranges, Clementines, Apples, Pears
- Packets of nuts, raisins, crackers (snack size)
- Candy (M&Ms, Hershey Kisses, Mints, Life Savers, Dove Chocolates)
- Hot Chocolate and Hot Tea
Over eight sessions, Jennie Allen walks through key passages in the Book of John to demonstrate how only Jesus is enough. We don’t have anything to prove because Jesus has proven everything. Discover how our thirsty hearts can only be quenched by the living water.
Bible Study books can be purchased at Lifeway or pre-ordered through Cindee for $13.75.
A disciple shares Good News of Great Joy!
November 5th is the collection day for Samaritan’s Purse shoeboxes. What goes in the box is fun, but what comes out is eternal!
This year, there are multiple ways to be involved with Operation Christmas Child:
- Pack a Box as a Family
- Donate money and we can shop for you and the children of KidZone will do the packing
- Buy goodies for the children of KidZone to use to pack in their Operation Christmas Child boxes - KidZone's Wish List
Operation Christmas Child boxes will be available on Sundays in the Narthex and throughout the week in the office.
The Christ St. Paul's Family comes together twice a year to minister to individuals located in the S.C. Department of Corrections Ridgeland facility. Kairos Team Members take God's Word to the individuals living in this facility, some are Christian but many are not.
- Colorful Inspirational Scripture Filled Placemats will be made by the children of KidZone on Septmber 24th, October 1st, and October 8th.
- Members of the parish are encouraged to donate cookie dough. It can be dropped off at the church office anytime through October 8th.
- Youth Quest youth members will gather directly after church on Sunday, October 8th to bake hundreds of cookies from the donated cookie dough.
- Pray for the Kairos Prison Ministry. Join the Prayer Chain for Ridgeland #15. Contact the office to be added.
- Provide a meal for a Kairos participant during the weekend. Checks can be made to Kairos SC and indicate RCI #15 on the memo line for the following amounts $5, $10, or $25.
All Christ St. Paul's men are encouraged to attend the Men's Summit II 2017 on Saturday, September 30th, 9:00am to 12:30pm.
Bring your Bible for entrance.
Bishop Mark Lawrence will be speaking about the Christian life and the heart: How our relationship with Christ affects all other relationships in our lives, those with family members, with co-workers, with friends as well as how we manage our lives - our work lives and our times of leisure. Come join with men from across the diocese to learn and grow with one another in Christ.
The men of Christ St. Paul's will continue the day of fellowship with lunch at the Icehouse Restaurant directly following the Summit.
Due to the looming uncertainty of Hurricane Irma's path, Christ St. Paul's has postponed Rally Day until Sunday, September 17th.
Sunday, September 17th will be filled with prayer, worship, fellowship, and fun as Christ St. Paul's parish celebrates Rally Day to kick off the fall season.
- Special Big Breakfast
- Children will be Singing during the Service
- New Fall Preaching Series: The Prophets
- 8 Week Fall Ladies' Bible Study: Proven by Jennie Allen
- New Fall Home Group Sign Up
- Middle & High School Youth Group Kick-Off
- Bumper Soccer: Adults and Youth
- Lunch Available for Purchase: All Proceeds Go To Global Mission Ministry
The members of Christ St. Paul's are coming together to help complete a roofing project.
The CSP Youth was able to complete a majority of the back straining work this summer during their Local Summer Mission Trip but need a few hours and some hardworking parishioners to come and help complete the job.
If you have a hammer, protective eyewear, and sensible shoes you are perfect for the job. All volunteers will meet at the job site on Saturday, September 16th at 8am and will work until the job is done. Contact Andrew and let him know that you will be there to help!
Support Baptist Hill Middle High School's Department of Exceptional Children once again this back to school season
Tapley has a heart for the children that she taught over the past six years and knows how much it meant to her and the students last year to receive so many wonderful school supplies and money for field trips from this parish. When Tapley spoke to Mr. Chuck Wilson, a fellow special education teacher about his school supply list, he was so very thankful and grateful to receive items to help his students start the year positively.
Again this year, we will have a list of supplies that you can donate. A box will be in the Narthex for the next few weeks where the donations can be placed.
Supply Wish List
- flash drives
- college ruled paper
- post-it notes
- monetary donations for transition trips
Back to School Sunday at CSP
- Email your first day of school pictures to Tapley to be included in the Back to School slideshow.
- Back to School Sunday will be celebrated in both KidZone and Crosswalk.
- All students and teachers will be prayed for during both the 8am and 10am services.
- Local administrators are invited to attend and will be recognized.