St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

E-News October 8th 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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9 a.m. Walton Hall in person and online. 10:30 a.m. in the Church.
Masks required at all times indoors

Pick up Communion Kits at Walton Hall

9-11 a.m. Saturday Only
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 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, October 11th

Link to this Sunday's Liturgy Sheet


Exodus 16:13-21
Psalm 78:9-25
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Matthew 6:25-34
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In-Person Worship Services Continue

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. Week 5

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 Take Care of Your Every Need," by Fr. Greg on Sunday, Oct. 11, will cover these texts:
Exodus 16:13-21
Psalm 78:9-25
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Matthew 6:25-34

Continuing Support For 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. Please continue to drop of your donations of canned food when you visit Walton Hall on Saturday morning or Sunday morning. Specifically donations of 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.

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

Altar Flowers

October 4th, 2020. Altar flowers were given to the glory of God and in memory of Jerry Harris by Martha Harris.

St. John's Altar Flower Ministry designs new flower creations each week for Sunday Church Services. Flowers are individually selected and prepared on Friday. The cost to dedicate flowers is $70 for both vases or $40 for one. Please contact Sally Dixon by email ( or cell phone 843-709-4894.

Walton Hall Open 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.

Diocese Meets Online for 2020 Convention

The Anglican Diocese of South Carolina held its first online Diocesan Convention Saturday October 3. Nearly 260 clergy and lay delegates participated online.
Bishop Mark Lawrence's address to the 2020 Diocesan Convention.
Part 1 of the Diocesan Convention
Part 2 of the Diocesan Convention

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

We pray for persecuted churches around the world. For the month of October we pray for the nation of India.

Heavenly Father, Christians and Christian churches in the India are suffering due to religious nationalism, persecution, and Covid-19. We lift them up in your Holy Name, asking for your mercy to surround them. We pray for the Christian churches in India to persevere through the power of the Holy Spirit. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

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

Redeemer, Pineville
The Rev. Franklin Wiggins, vicar

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Provincial Office Chief Operating Officer
The Rev. Canon Alan Hawkins, and his wife, Angela

Almighty Father, we pray that they may be faithful witnesses for Jesus Christ and empowered by your Holy Spirit to serve you in the world.

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