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Video Announcements, Nov. 8

Feeding the Multitude, Operation Christmas Child, Uganda Scholarships

Prayer Breakfast to Stream Anne Lotz's Message

You are invited to watch the 19th Annual Charleston Leadership (CLF) Prayer Breakfast online beginning at 6:45 a.m. Nov. 19. CLF is pleased to announce that the world-renowned Anne Graham Lotz will give her message of hope and prayer for our community and our nation from her studio in North Carolina. All other speakers and musical guest Kanika Moore will appear from Seacoast Church in Mount Pleasant.

Once you have registered you will receive a link before the online event. You may invite unlimited guests to join you.

Update on Hurricane Relief

Thanks to the generosity of St. John's parishioners and a matching Matthew 25 Grant from the Anglican Church in North America, Servant's Heart Disaster Relief was able to send $5,000 to Trinity Anglican Church in Lafayette, La.
The Rev. Peter Johnston and volunteer teams from Trinity are helping people in Bell City, a town east of Lake Charles that was hit hard by both hurricanes Laura and Delta. Funds are being used to purchase roofing materials, blankets, tarps, and food.

Read a report on hurricane damage


9 a.m. in Walton Hall
10:30 a.m. in the Church
Masks required indoors at all times

Facebook at 9 a.m.
Nursery available 9 a.m. to noon


Sunday, Nov. 15

Isaiah 40:6-11
Psalm 90
Hebrews 13:1-9
John 10:22-30

Sermon-God's Promises:
"I Will Not Change"

8 a.m. Service Returns Advent 1

We are planning to revive the early service in the Church beginning Nov. 29.
As we draw closer we will confirm the service date and time.

Live Services on Facebook

Pick Up Communion Kits

9-11 a.m. Saturday, Walton Hall
Pre-consecrated Communion wafers and wine will be available outside of the main entrance to Walton Hall for those watching Sunday service online.

Altar Flowers

The altar flowers of Nov. 8 were given to the glory of God and in memory of our dad, Fred Nordmeyer, by his girls, Sue, Sally and Sheri.

St. John's Altar Flower Ministry designs new flower creations each week for Sunday services. Flowers are individually selected and prepared on Friday. The cost to dedicate flowers is $70 for both vases or $40 for one. Contact Sally Dixon (; 843-709-4894).

Walton Hall Open for Small Groups

We are 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 require social distance and face masks. We will provide sanitizer, wipes, and face masks.
Click here to join a Small Study Group


Meet Online

10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14
The Order of the Daughters of the Holy Cross is a spiritual sisterhood of women of all ages dedicated to a life of study, prayer, service and evangelism.

We are lay and ordained women who have made a commitment to Jesus as our Savior, and we follow Him as Lord of our lives. We are women who, in the midst of our daily lives, find community and spiritual support in local chapters of three or more women. Chapters form in churches (and church-related institutions), as led by their clergy.
A DHC chapter is based at St. John's. To learn more, contact Sally Dixon (; 843-709-4894).

Operation Christmas Child

Please drop your boxes at Walton Hall or Guerry Hall no later than Nov. 14. If you wish to track your box to its destination country, follow this link and pay the $9 shipping cost with a credit card.

Operation Christmas Child

Please drop your boxes at Walton Hall or Guerry Hall no later than Nov. 14. If you wish to track your box to its destination country, follow this link and pay the $9 shipping cost with a credit card.

Feeding the Multitude Volunteer Update

Contact Meemee or Edith Dixon to volunteer. Volunteers are requested for these dates and duties:
  • Nov. 19 at Walton Hall to sort through the bag donations
  • Nov. 21, to deliver plated meals and bags to the rural housing community across from St. John's
  • Nov. 21, prayer warriors for online prayer, prayer chain, and live stream on Facebook.
Please send your prayers on Nov 21 as Facebook comments or use the private phone line. You can also write your prayer on a paper chain at Walton Hall during Sunday Services up to the event.

Dates to remember:
  • Nov.14 by 9 a.m.-Deliver bag donations (double paper bag with handles) to Neighborhood Captains.
  • Nov.18-19-Neighborhood Captains deliver bags to Walton Hall.
  • Nov 21-Grab & Go bag pickup at Walton Hall and family delivery.
Contact Meemee (; 843-559-3877) or Edith Dixon (; 843-830-5353) with questions.

Click here for the event flier
Click here for the donation flier

Uganda Scholarships

Each year St.John's Church provides scholarships for children of Ugandan clergy to attend grades 3-12. Clergy earn about $12 to $14 a month, and the cost of sending a child to school is $150 a year. So far we have raised three-fourths of the amount needed for 50 scholarships. If you are led to send a check or give online, please mark your gift for Uganda Scholarship.

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For Persecuted Churches

We pray for persecuted churches around the world. For the month of November we pray for the nation of Uzbekistan.

Heavenly Father, Christians and Christian churches in Uzbekistan are suffering due to religious nationalism, authoritarian government rule, Islamic persecution, and violence. We lift them up in your Holy Name, asking for your mercy to surround them. We pray for the Christian churches in Uzbekistan 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.

For Times of Social Distress or Conflict

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.


The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
St. Matthias, Summerton
The Rev. Denman Isgett, Rector

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer
Anglican Province of Congo
The Most Rev. Zacharie Katanda, Archbishop, and his wife, Naomi

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3673 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455
PO Box 125, Johns Island, SC 29457
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