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News Dec 10 2020

The Ordination of Zach Miller at St. Helenas Beaufort Dec 5, 2020
Service December 5, 2020

The Ordination of Zachary Philip Miller to the Sacred Order of Priests December 5, 2020 at the Parish Church of St. Helena in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Posted by St. Helena's Church Beaufort SC on Saturday, December 5, 2020

St. John's Parish Church

A Light for the Sea Islands since 1734

DECLARING our love for God through Anglican worship
PREPARING our love for God through Anglican worship
SHARING our love for God through Anglican worship
CARING for our community

Video Announcements, Dec. 6

Christmas Services · Ordinations


Sunday, Dec. 13

Advent 3

8 a.m. in the Church
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


Isaiah 57:14-21
Psalm 41
1 Peter 4:12-19
Luke 1:26-38

Sermon - God's Promises:
"I Will Lift Up the Lowly"
Fr. Jeremy+

Pick Up Communion Kits

9-11 a.m. Saturday
Consecrated Communion wafers and wine are available outside of Walton Hall's entrance for those watching the Sunday service online.

Live Services on Facebook

8 a.m. Monday to Friday
9 a.m. Sunday
Click here to send us your prayers through Facebook (@stjohnsparishjohnsisland)

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
Click here for a Vestry Nomination Form

Altar Flowers

The altar flowers of Dec. 6 were given to the glory of God
and in honor of our 8th anniversary by Ben and Agnes Dixon.
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).


Please bring a chair for Christmas Under the Oaks

Facebook video of the Rev. Zach Miller's Ordination
Dec. 5, St. Helena's Church, Beaufort

Ordination of the Rev. Tom Hample

The Rev. Tom Hample will be ordained at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at The Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul, Charleston. Fr. Hample will preach at all St. John's services on Dec. 27.

Christmas Stockings for Lieber Correctional Institute Ministry

Items must be dropped off no later than Dec. 13 at St. John's Parish. Boxes are in both Guerry Hall and Walton Hall.

There are 1,100 inmates at Lieber Correctional Institute in Ridgeville. Inmates have had no visits at all from their families for eight months as they have been locked down amid COVID-19. The inmates have to rely on family and volunteers to give them items for personal hygiene, and they desperately need these items.

If you can help by donating supplies for stockings, it would be a real blessing for the inmates at Lieber.

Here is a list of items for the drive:
  • Simple red-felt stockings, homemade or available at Dollar General for $1 each
  • Regular-size toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Regular-size bars of soap
  • Men's white, short-sleeve undershirts, various sizes
  • Regular-size containers of deodorant, any brand
  • Packaged candy canes, cookies, or candy bars
  • Handwritten cards or notes or hand-drawn pictures of encouragement (a perfect way to involve children or teens)
Thank you! The inmates at Lieber will be very grateful and blessed by your generosity this Christmas season. If you have questions, contact Chrissy Binz, Debbie Hawkins, or Libby Puckette.

Order Your Christmas Poinsettias

Your orders for poinsettias need to be received by Dec. 14. Return your form with a check payable to St. John's Parish Church in the offering plate or by mail to St. John's Parish Church, P.O. Box 125, Johns Island SC 29457-0125, or pay online and designate for Poinsettias 2020.

Click here for the order form

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Bishop Mark Lawrence's past messages are also available on the diocesan website

St. Michael's Advent Concert, Dec. 11

St. Michael's Church, Charleston, presents "The Angels Sing," a choral service for Advent and Christmas, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, in the church. Professional singers from across Charleston join together under the direction of St. Michael's Director of Music, Dr. Chris Keenan, to perform a wide variety of music for the season, ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century.

Seating will be limited, and masks will be required. The event will also be streamed online through the parish website or its YouTube channel.


Collect for Advent 3, Dec. 13

O Lord Jesus Christ, you sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries may likewise make ready your way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient toward the wisdom of the just, that at your second coming to judge the world, we may be found a people acceptable in your sight; for with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, one God, now and for ever.Amen.

For Operation Christmas Child

Please continue to pray for your Christmas child. We want to open children's hearts to not only receive the box but also the message of love and hope in Christ Jesus.
Boys and girls from the unreached Buryat people of Mongolia listen to a teacher read The Greatest Journey.
Photo courtesy of Samaritan's Purse

For Persecuted Churches

We pray for persecuted churches around the world. For the month of December we pray for the nations of Armenia and Azerbaijan. Heavenly Father, Christians and Christian churches in those countries are suffering due to violence, Islamic persecution, and war against each other. We lift them up in your Holy Name, asking for your mercy to surround them. We pray for the Christian churches in Armenia and Azerbaijan to persevere through the power of the Holy Spirit. Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Resurrection, Surfside Beach
The Rev. Ronald Greiser
The Rev. Stephen Davis
The Rev. Dana Boynton

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer

The Rev. Canon Andrew Gross,
Canon for Communications in the ACNA,
and his wife, Summer

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