St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

E-News August 20th 2020

A Light for the Sea Islands since 1734

St. John's Parish Church

DECLARING our love for God through Anglican worship
PREPARING disciples for Jesus Christ for global ministry
SHARING the healing power of the Holy Spirit
CARING for our community
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Holy Communion Pick-up at Walton Hall

Wednesday, 5-7 pm or Saturday, 9-11 am
We invite you to pick-up Communion Wafers this week in order to receive Holy Communion with us this Sunday. Pre-Consecrated Communion Wafers will be in sealed plastic containers in a basket outside of the main entrance to Walton Hall. You can pick them up either Wednesday from 5-7 pm, or Saturday from 9-11 am. We will then receive Communion together by consuming these wafers this Sunday at the 9 am worship service online.

Sunday August 23rd

Link to this Sunday's Liturgy Sheet


Isaiah 51:1-6
Psalm 138
Romans 11:25-36
Matthew 16:13-20
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Letter Regarding use of Walton Hall

Will Klauber, Called to be the Rector
at Good Shepherd

Brothers and sisters, grace and peace to you. Last week I received, and accepted, a call to be the rector at Good Shepherd in West Ashley. This is a call which has evolved rather quickly, but I feel that it has certainly been done in wisdom and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It was only a month ago that I responded in faith to a nudge from Fr. Greg and the Lord to submit to the process of discernment there. In a short period of time it was clear that the Lord was working in this process. My family and I have loved our time at both St. John's and with the people of St. Aidan's. I would ask that you keep us in your prayers during this transition. I will cherish the memories of lives transformed for the Gospel during my time with St. Aidan's and St. John's forever. I have grown immensely as a disciple and leader of God's people during this season. Thank you for all you have done to support and love our family. Know that we are just a bridge away, and that we look forward to continuing to do Gospel ministry together with all of you for as long as God would have us.

Haut Gap Back to School Donations

Each August St. John's Parish Church supports back to School at Haut Gap Middle. Due to state mandates and to include choices for students, Haut Gap teachers are working on 3 options for this year: 1) full time classroom, 2) part time classroom and 3) total virtual learning. This makes it difficult to know the needs of each teacher.

This year, in lieu of supply bags, we are asking for donations to provide the teachers with $50 gift cards (from Staples or Office Depot) to help each teacher purchase exactly what he or she needs. As in the past, individuals or families may want to share the cost or simply send a donation towards a gift card.

If you feel led to donate by check marked "for Haut Gap" or a $50 gift card (from Staples or Office Depot), please mail, by August28th, to: St. Johns Parish Church P.O. Box 125 Johns Island, SC 29457.
Most importantly, keep the staff, teachers, and administrators of Haut Gap, and all area schoolsin your prayers, as they work to provide the best education experiences possible. Also, pray forthe parents and students as they make difficult decisions regarding the best options for their families.
Thank you for your love and support for our school partner! If you have questions, please call, Peggy Gervais at 843 830 4504.

Creative Beginnings Mary Ann Point Rd Workday!

This Saturday, August 22, from 7:30 until 11:30 Creative Beginnings is hosting a family socially distanced workday! Come out, join in the fun, and help us give back to the community. All of the projects are outside, it is a good idea to bring a pair of gloves.Food and drinks will be provided.

If you have any questions you can call, text, or email Will Klauber (, 843-568--4171). We look forward to seeing you there!

Creative Beginnings
3634 May Ann Point Rd.
Johns Island, SC 29455

Anglican Diocese of SC Convention Live on Facebook October 3rd.
Healing 101: Foundations for the Ministry of Christian Healing Prayer will be led by Jean and Johnnie Corbett and the Rev. Dr. Sandi Kerner, Chaplain of The Prayer Center October 1st-4th.
Do you wonder how healing prayer works? Do you seek to become a better listener?
More Information and to Register Here
This year Susan Yates will be our speaker and Chelsea Hamshaw our worship leader. The retreat begins at 4 p.m. on Friday,
Oct. 23rd with supper served at 6:30 p.m. and ends Sunday morning, Oct. 25th, following a service of Holy Eucharist.
More Information Here.
Dear St. of St. John's,

Because of your generous giving, we have been blessed to remain faithful to the commitments we made to give to the needs of our local community and the world.

These commitments include: locally, Our Lady of Mercy, The Anglican Diocese of SC, St. Aidan's, Camp St. Christopher, The Low Country Pregnancy Center & Mary Ann Point Road. Our global commitments are to Northern Uganda, the Children's Scholarships of Northern Uganda and Peru.

Thank you all!
To read an update on our seminarian, David Rowe, please click HERE.


For Persecuted Churches - Vietnam

We pray for persecuted churches around the world.
For the month of August, we pray for the nation of Vietnam.

Heavenly Father, we ask for your mercy upon Christian brothers and sisters who face great need in the Covid-19 crisis. Amongst persecution from the government, Christians are also not receiving necessary aid. Please provide for and protect Christians in Vietnam.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Prayers for Healing

Increase, O God, the spirit of neighborliness among us,
that in peril we may uphold one another,
in suffering tend to one another,
and in homelessness, loneliness, or exile befriend one another.
Grant us brave and enduring hearts that we may strengthen
one another,
until the disciplines and testing of these days are ended,
and you again give peace in our time;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
Remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those that have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country,
let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other,
Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.


At St. John's

The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

North Charleston Resurrection Mission

The Rev. Mark Avera, The rev. Rich Giersch, Deacon Eddie Driggers

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Diocese of of Churches for the Sake of Others
Bishop Todd Hunter and his wife, Debbie

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3673 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, South Carolina 29455
Post Office Box 125, Johns Island, South Carolina 29457
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