St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

E-News September 17th

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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9am Walton Hall in person and online. 10:30am in the Church.
Masks required at all times indoors.

Holy Communion Pick up at Walton Hall

5-6 p.m. Wednesday or 9-11 a.m. Saturday
For members who choose to worship online at 9 a.m. Sundays: we invite you to pick up Communion kits in advance. Pre-consecrated Communion wafers and wine will be available outside of the main entrance to Walton Hall.

Communion elements are available from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday or from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. For those worshiping in person at Walton Hall or the Church, Communion elements will be available as you enter.

Sunday, September 20

Link to this Sunday's Liturgy Sheet


Isaiah 43:1-5
Psalm 36:5-10
Romans 8:31-39
John 15:12-17
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In-Person Worship Services Return on Sundays

We will continue to have two in-person services: blended worship at 9 a.m. in Walton Hall and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. in the Church. Both services will be socially distant and require face masks. There will be no nursery.

The 9 a.m. Walton Hall Service will continue to be live streamed on Facebook, as will the Daily Prayer service, for those who prefer to worship from home.

God's Promises

Join a Small Study Group
We will hear and study God's Promises September 13th through to Christmas Eve during Sunday worship, Sunday School, and small groups.

"I Will Always Love You," the series' second sermon by Fr. Jeremy on Sunday, Sept. 20, will cover these texts:
Isaiah 43:1-5 (I have called you by name)
Psalm 36:5-10
Romans 8:31-39
John 15:12-17

National Prayer Week

Join Franklin Graham for National Prayer March as we call out to God to heal our land in Washington, DC starting at the Lincoln Memorial from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. September 26. America is in trouble. More information here.

"Our communities are hurting, our people are divided, and there's fear and uncertainty all around us. Let's join together and do the most important thing: pray!" - Franklin Graham

At St. John's Parish Church we will be holding prayers at 9 a.m. September 26. Join with other churches on John's Island outside of Walton Hall. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to pray.

Relief Funds for Hurricanes

Servants Heart Disaster Relief (SHDR) is soliciting donations for Trinity Anglican Church (Lafayette, LA) to bring clean water and other supplies to those affected by hurricane Laura and Sally. These Hurricanes have caused an estimated $12 billion in damage with power and water systems not expected to return for weeks or months. Due to the pandemic, Servant's Heart is unable to offer volunteers, but would like to provide financial support. Our donations will likely be matched through a Matthew 25 grant already received by SHDR if they are received before the end of September. Any donation would be most helpful!
Contribution checks should be made out to St. John's Parish with SHDR in the "for" section. It can be mailed to St. John's (P.O. Box 125, Johns Island, SC 29457) or placed in the offering plate. You can also Give online via the website and Mobile App.

Stephen Haynsworth
John Siegling
Bill Anderson
Servant's Heart Disaster Relief

Support Our Lady of Mercy

Can You Donate Canned Food?
Drop off cans of meat, fish, canned fruit, and canned beans.
Thank you for all the generous donations of food last week. We made our first delivery to Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach. If you would like to donate you may drop of canned foods when you visit Walton Hall on Wednesday evening, Saturday morning or Sunday morning. Specifically donations off canned meat and fish, canned fruit, and canned beans help families cope with the long-term effects of COVID-19 restrictions and other financial challenges.

Altar Flowers

September 13 2020. Altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in memory of Buck & Princess Morris' anniversary by Miles & Pam Hanckel.

St. John's Altar Flower Ministry design new flower creations each week for Sunday Church Services. Flowers are individually selected and prepared on the Friday before. You may dedicate a Sunday Altar Flower arrangement, the cost is $70 for both vases or $40 for one. Please contact Sally Dixon by email or cell phone 843-709-4894.

Walton Hall Opening for Small Groups

We are now open for small gatherings in the Main Hall only. Would your small group like to meet in Walton Hall? Contact Fr. Greg at 843-367-3342 to find out more and to schedule your meeting. All groups are to be socially distanced and require face masks. We will provide sanitizer, wipes, and face masks.

No Greater Stories

The latest story from Mr. Rob concluded "In the Beginning". Click on the picture above to replay the video. Mr. Rob and Mrs. Pam have done a great job teaching our youngest parishioners the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Visit our website to replay all the "Greater Stories"

Jubilate Deo Summer/Fall Issue

Just released. Meet Diocesan Convention nominees and read about how a gift from artist Mary Whyte will benefit St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center. Help save Camp St. Christopher by donating to "ADOSC" (The Anglican Diocese of South Carolina) Send checks to St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center, 2810 Seabrook Island Road, Johns Island, SC 29455. Read this issue of Jubilate Deo online by clicking here.
Streaming live on Facebook, you can follow the minute-by-minute action; Watch the Bishop's address, view the elections in real time, welcome the new clergy and a new parish, and view ministry videos.
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 1-4.
Do you wonder how healing prayer works? Do you seek to become a better listener? More Information and to Register Here

Wellspring: A Concert of Prayer, Worship, and Intercession

Wellspring at Camp St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center

From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on two days, October 16 and 17, the gathering will help participants draw near to God and be immersed in his grace and mercy.
This year Susan Yates will be our speaker and Chelsea Hamshaw our worship leader. The retreat begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, with supper at 6:30 p.m. and ends Sunday morning, Oct. 25, after a service of Holy Eucharist. Phone Mary Kauser at 843-814-4035 to be put on a waiting list. Read More Here.


For Persecuted Churches in Iraq and Syria

We pray for persecuted churches around the world. For the month of September we pray, again, for the nations of Iraq and Syria.

Heavenly Father, Christians and Christian churches in the Middle East are under immense pressure due to persecution, ISIS, civil war, and Covid-19. We continue to lift them up in your Holy Name, asking for your mercy to surround them. We pray for the churches in those nations to stay alive through the power of the Holy Spirit. Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Amen.

Prayers for Healing

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 who 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.

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.


At St. John's

The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

The Retired Clergy of the Diocese of South Carolina

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Global Anglican Future Conference and its
General Secretary, Archbishop Ben Kwashi

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