St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

News Dec 17 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. 13

Lieber Gifts • Poinsettias • Christmas Services • Peru Day • Feeding of the Multitude
If anyone needs support through Christmas and New Year please contact one of the staff or vestry or call the church at 843-559-9560.


Sunday, Dec. 20

Advent 4

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 7:10-17
Psalm 2:7-10
Hebrews 10:1-10
Luke 1:39-56

Sermon - God's Promises:
"I Will Come to You in the Flesh"
Fr. Greg+

Pick Up Communion Kits

9-11 a.m. Saturday
Consecrated Communion wafers and wine are available at 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
You can send us your prayers through Facebook , or through the website.

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

Vestry Nomination

Can you nominate someone to serve on the vestry or are you willing to be nominated by another? Please let us know. We have four spots to fill and one nomination so far.

Click here for a Vestry Nomination Form

Altar Flowers

The altar flowers of Dec. 13 were given to the glory of God
by St. Anna Chapter Daughters of the Holy Cross.
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.
Let us know which Christmas Services you will attend so we can plan additional services if needed for proper social distancing.

Peru Day

On Peru Day, Dec. 13, we raised more than $150 for the benefit of our friends in Peru. The fundraiser sold Christmas gifts made by Peruvians. Thank you, St. John's parishioners.

Stockings for Lieber Correctional Institute

THANK YOU to all the parishioners who donated to the inmates at Lieber Correctional Institute in Ridgeville. Through your generosity, we collected:

  • 99 greeting cards
  • 97 Christmas stockings
  • 143 toothbrushes
  • 15 tubes of toothpaste
  • 73 deodorants
  • 288 bars of soap
  • 19 T-shirts
  • 1,624 pieces of candy
  • 1 basketball
  • 28 pairs of socks
  • 150 masks
  • an in-kind donation of $100

The gifts will be taken to St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church of Daniels Island, the non-profit organization that was asked by Lieber correctional officers to spearhead this effort. Nancy Bloodgood, a representative of St. Clair, was thrilled to see the donation from St. John's Parish. She was especially excited to see the number of cards that were written as they were greatly needed.

As we joyfully anticipate celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, let us all pray for those who are incarcerated. Let us pray that each inmate will feel the love of God and care from the Christian community through the stockings and Christmas cards and will want to seek out or further develop a closer relationship with Christ.

Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison….. Hebrews 13:3

For more information, contact Chrissy Binz, Debbie Hawkins, or Libby Puckette.

Video testimony Feeding the Multitude and the
Sea Islands Generosity by Claudia Boyce

Click here for diocesan news and events

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

Video: St. Michael's Advent Concert, Dec. 11


Collect for Advent 4, Dec. 20

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and as we are sorely hindered by our sins from running the race that is set before us, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and forever.

For Operation Christmas Child

St. John's Parish collected 40 Christmas boxes, now on their way to a 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 in the jungle village of Sicha Puma, Ecuador, participate in The Greatest Journey discipleship program.
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

St. Jude's, Walterboro
The Rev. Newman Lawrence, rector, and his wife, Trish

Atonement Church, Walterboro

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer

The Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast
Bishop Clark Lowenfield and his wife, Tricia

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St. John's Parish Church
3673 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455
PO Box 125, Johns Island, SC 29457
Telephone: 843-559-9560 Fax: 843-559-9612

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