St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

News Feb 11 2021

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


All services now online. All buildings closed to meetings. Office temporarily closed.

Last Sunday of Epiphany, Feb. 14

Pick Up Communion Kits, Ashes, and Lenten Prayer Forms

9-11 a.m. Saturday Outside Walton Hall

Facebook Live Service

Sunday Service 9 a.m


1 Kings 19:9-18
Psalm 27
2 Peter 1:13-21
Mark 9:2-9
Sermon - Fr. Greg+


Church Office (843-559-9560)
Fr. Greg Snyder, Sr. Rector (843-367-3342,
Fr. Jeremy Shelton. Assoc. Rector (843-364-9381,
Walt Miller, Community Pastor (843-469-7105,
Rob Schluter, Family Pastor (843-908-1853,
Sally Dixon, Admin. (843-709-4894,
E-News and updates for website (

Live Services on Facebook

8 a.m. Monday to Friday
9 a.m. Sunday
Please send us your prayers through Facebook or through the website.

Join a Small Study Group Online


Video Announcements, Feb. 7

Lenten Prayer Partners

Every year as we approach Lent, we enter a time of preparing for Christ's resurrection in prayer and meditation, in fasting and repentance. We pray not only for our family and ourselves, but also for other members of our parish, children and adults.
Continuing our tradition of praying for each other during Lent, this year we will use Walton Hall drive-through on Saturdays to retrieve and return Lenten forms. For those who prefer not to use the drive-through, please contact us via email with your name, mailing address, email, and your prayer request. We will send you the name of a randomly selected prayer partner by return email.
The exchange of Lenten prayer forms is scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 and 20, as you collect your Communion kit.

Use this link for the Lenten Prayer Partner Form to drop off at Walton Hall on Feb. 13 or 20.

Or use this link to email us with your details. We will send you the name of a prayer partner.

Easter Cards Will Encourage Lieber Inmates

At Christmas, our church joined with other area churches to bless the inmates at Lieber Correctional Institute in Ridgeville with stockings of toiletries and Christmas card.
Because the inmates were unable to see their family members amid COVID restrictions, many inmates had lived without these essentials. Thanks to many of you, all inmates received stockings and were grateful. While the deodorant, toothpaste and such were so appreciated, of even greater importance was the card each inmate received that celebrated the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We would like to continue this encouragement of hope at Easter.

Once again, we will work through St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church on Daniel Island, which will coordinate with the correctional officers at Lieber. There are 1,100 inmates. We would love for St. John's parishioners begin working on cards now.

Please write a note inside each card sharing with inmates how much God loves them and desires a relationship with them. Our sincere hope is that we can share the Gospel and possibly help these inmates find the greatest gift of all this Easter.

With the cold days of February, we thought it might be a good time to begin work on this outreach project. You may contribute as many cards as you wish! If you do not have Easter cards, write a note on a card of encouragement and add Easter greetings.
Please remember that cards should have no attachments (such as ribbons or stickers), you should not sign your full name (please use either your first name or "a friend") and do not seal cards because they must be screened for security.
A collection basket will be on the table each Saturday when you collect your Communion kit. When we return to in-person worship, we will place baskets in Guerry Hall and the Parish Life Building. Cards will be collected closer to Easter.
We do not have a specific collection date yet, but will provide updates as we receive them. Thanks for helping us give hope to the inmates at Lieber. God bless you.
"Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison." -Hebrews 13:3

Contact Chrissy Binz, Debbie Hawkins, or Libby Puckette for more information

Haut Gap Valentines February 14

This year for Valentines day rather than Cup Cakes Haut Gap teachers are in need of tissues. We would like to collect 100 boxes of tissue.

If you can donate one or more boxes please drop off at Walton Hall 9-11 on Saturday Morning or at the office Monday - Wednesday next week. Contact Peggy Gervais for more information.

Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 16

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with pancakes and trivia. We will use Zoom online at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy home-cooked pancakes together.

But before you eat those pancakes, decorate them for the best pancake contest, and don't forget to take photos. We will vote online for the best-looking pancakes. Children's trivia begins about 7 p.m., followed by trivia for adults.

Send your photos to for posting on the website.

Families wishing to join the Zoom Meeting pancake and trivia gathering should contact Fr. Jeremy by text or email (843-364-9381, to receive the meeting link.

Ash Wednesday Service, Feb. 17

Please collect ashes on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9 to 11 a.m. outside Walton Hall, along with your Communion kit.

A recorded service will play on Facebook throughout Ash Wednesday at 7 a.m., midday, and 7 p.m. During the service you or your family member can mark the cross on your forehead.

Please send photos of imposing ashes on your family members to for posting on St. John's website.

A Lenten Teaching

Watch for our Lenten teaching on Facebook. We will post each week through Lent.

Lent is an important reminder that God's love is strong enough to take away our sins. Lent opens our eyes shows us our weaknesses and our temptations. Through those challenges, God's wonderful grace can be revealed to us more fully.

Let's not miss this Lent's opportunity to start a new facet of our relationship with Jesus. We demonstrate our repentance by receiving the ashes, spending a little more time in prayer, and reconciling with others.

Join a Book Study

Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison

You can join the study at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Please write or text Fr. Greg+ (, 843-367-3342) for details. The book is available through Charleston County Public Library or Amazon.

Latasha Morrison is a bridge-builder, reconciler, and powerful voice in the fight for racial justice. Be the Bridge presents a compelling vision of what it means for every follower of Jesus to become a bridge-builder-committed to pursuing justice and racial unity in light of the gospel.
Join a Small Study Group Online

Rockville Presbyterian Church
Mission Fundraiser

The members of Rockville Presbyterian Church invite you to join them from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13 in the parking lot behind the church's fellowship hall. A drive-through service of Frogmore/Beaufort Stew will be available, plus hot dogs, chili, chips and s'mores for children.

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Altar Flowers

Flowers were given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Harry T. Palmer
by Diane Palmer and family
St. John's Altar Flower Ministry designs new flower creations each week for Sunday services. Flowers are selected individually and prepared on Friday. The cost to dedicate flowers is $70 for two vases or $40 for one. Contact Sally Dixon (, 843-709-4894) to sign up for the Sunday of your choice.
The flower delivery guild is also looking for volunteers to deliver flowers, following COVID protocols. If you have delivered flowers in the past, or would like to join that ministry, please contact Sally Dixon.

At St. John's


Sunday, Feb. 14
O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

For Persecuted Churches

We pray for persecuted churches around the world. For the month of February we pray for the nation of Myanmar. Heavenly Father, Christians and Christian churches in Myanmar are suffering due to violence, insurrection, persecution, and political upheaval. We lift them up in your Holy Name, asking for your mercy to surround them. We pray for the Christian churches in Myanmar to persevere through the power of the Holy Spirit. Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

St. Alban's Chapel at The Citadel, Charleston
The Rev. Rob Sturdy

St. John's Chapel, Charleston
The Rev. Matthew Rivers

St. Andrew's Mission, Charleston
The Rev. James Gallant

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Anglican Province of Kenya
The Most Rev. Jackson Ole Sapit, Archbishop

Connect with St. John's Online

Watch Services Online

There are several ways to watch the online worship services.
  1. If you are comfortable with using Facebook, visit our Facebook page.
  2. Watch through our website.
  3. If you prefer to be notified when the day's service is online and or want to watch other services of the week, our mobile app is a great option. Make sure you sign up for notifications under the settings option of the app. Each time we go live, we send out a mobile app notification. You may click through the links to watch on Facebook (you may also leave comments and prayers) or watch on our website.
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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

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