St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

News Mar 18 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


We are now open for Sunday in person service.
Main hall and Youth room open for small groups, contact the church office to schedule.

Fifth Sunday in Lent
Mar. 21

Pick Up Communion Kits

9-11 a.m. Saturday Outside Walton Hall

In Person Services

9 a.m. Walton Hall
10:30 a.m. Church

Facebook Live Service

Sunday Service 9 a.m.


Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 51:10-15
Hebrews 5:1-10
John 12:20-36
Sermon - Fr. Jeremy+


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


Holy Week and Easter Services

If you haven't already, please let us know which services you are thinking of attending on Easter Sunday. This is not a reservation form but information to enable the planning of each service to accommodate all that attend. Follow this link to the form on our website or you can email us here.

Morning Prayer live on Facebook at 8 a.m. Mon.-Fri.

Mar. 28. Palm Sunday
  • 8:45a.m. Meet in the Church graveyard for Liturgy of the Palms and process to Walton Hall for 9 a.m. service.
  • 10:15 a.m. Meet in the Church graveyard for Liturgy of the Palms and process to Church for 10:30 a.m. service.
  • 9:00 a.m. Live on Facebook
Apr. 1. Maundy Thursday.
  • Noon Quiet service in Church.
  • 7 p.m. Service and stripping of the altar, with music in the Church
Apr. 2. Good Friday.
  • Noon, Stations of the Cross online on Facebook
  • 7 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy in the Church, with music
Apr. 4. Easter Sunday.
  • 7 a.m. Sonrise Service outside Grace Chapel meeting in Sandie Bee's Yard.
  • 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Two traditional Easter Sunday Services in the Church. Flowering of the Cross upon entering the Church.
  • Contemporary Easter Sunday Service in Walton Hall at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • Live on Facebook at 9:00am

Video Announcements, Mar. 14

Little League Baseball

We are sponsoring the Barrier Islands Little League this year. Our team, the St. John's Parish Angels are playing two games a week. It is expected that 6-700 children will be playing and counting all the relatives, thousands of people are involved and volunteering. We are ask that you pray for all of them.

Clean Up and Palm Crosses

March 27, starting at 9 am.
Come out and join us for the annual church spring cleaning day in preparation for Palm Sunday. Bring your rakes, clippers and any small trailer. Water will be provided.

We will also be making Palm crosses in Walton Hall at 9 a.m. and looking for volunteers to help. Contact Sally Dixon in the office.

Thank You from OLM!

The staff at OLM were overwhelmed by St John's generosity. Walt dropped the donations at their food bank last week and noted that their cupboards have never been so bare. They were SO happy. Thanks to everyone who has been donating.

Haut Gap Teachers Grateful

Haut Gap teachers and staff were overwhelmed with the Kleenex and paper towel donations and very grateful!

Also, Haut Gap and Johns Island elementary schools were able to receive their first vaccine on March 9! Thanks be to God!

Remember Your Lenten Prayer Partner

Send a card to your prayer partner and on Easter reveal to them it was you praying for them throughout Lent. You can get them a little gift if you like, a card, a note, flowers, a prayer journal, these are all ways you can reveal yourself. However you choose please be sure to let them know you were their prayer partner. Encourage children and adults to continue to keep their "chosen" person and others in their prayers, spend some time getting to know that person in a special way.

"God, please be especially close to (Lenten Prayer Partner) today. Help them to know You, love You and serve You. Help them resist any temptations they may face today, and bring them through any struggles they may currently be dealing with. Please help me to be a positive influence and encouragement to others as I draw near to you and inspire and encourage them to do the same."

March Mission Madness Month

Uganda Scholarships

We are not quite ready to have our Mission Oyster Roast ... well, we are all MORE than ready...but the children of clergy in The Diocese of Northern Uganda still need schooling. Please consider a scholarship this year for a clergy child to go to a Christian school. A scholarship of $150 for a year's tuition in Uganda is comparable to the $8,000 average Christian school here. What a wonderful gift to that child, their family and to the community, keeping Christian education alive for the Diocese. You may make a check out to St John's with scholarship in the memo line or Click here to give online.

Easter Lilies

Please return your order form by March 21.

A Lenten Teaching

Here is the video of the service on Mar. 17

This teaching will stream live at 8 p.m. Wednesdays during Lent. Each 20-minute session will include Compline and teaching. Each session will be recorded and available for streaming on demand through our website and mobile app.
Tish Harrison's book is not required, but is available through Amazon.

Encourage Lieber Inmates this Easter

You will find the collection basket for your cards on Saturdays when you collect your Communion kit and Sunday in Walton Hall. Monday-Wednesday you can bring your cards to Guerry Hall. The last date for collection of the cards will be Sunday, March 21, 2021.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son so that whoever believed in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Please share the love of Christ with inmates at Lieber Correctional Unit. We are his beloved children and few men at Lieber know this, most do not have our hope and love of Jesus Christ.

Please remember that cards should have no adornments (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 since they must be screened for security.

Click here for diocesan news and events


Altar Flowers

Flowers were given to the glory of God and in memory of
my Mum and Dad and Peter Ritchie, by Jacky Seabrook.
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 needs volunteers to deliver flowers in accord with 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


Passion Sunday, Mar. 21
Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of this world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

For Persecuted Churches

We pray for persecuted churches around the world. For the month of March we pray for the nation of China. Heavenly Father, Christians and Christian churches in China are suffering due to Communist and post-Communist oppression, agnosticism, authoritarian rule, and restrictions that limit Christian worship. We pray for the Christian churches in China to continue to grow despite all these persecutions. Enliven their spirits by the power of the Holy Spirit. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

St. Philip's, Charleston
The Rev. Jeffrey Miller
The Rev. Andrew O'Dell
The Rev. Marc Bouton
The Rev. Justin Hare
The Rev. Brian McGreevy
The Rev. Dr. William Rhett

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Diocese of the Carolinas
Bishop Steve Wood and his wife, Jacqueline
Bishop David Bryan and his wife, Nancy
Bishop Thad Barnum and his wife, Erilynne

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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