St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

News Mar 25 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.

Palm Sunday
Mar. 28

Pick Up Communion Kits

9-11 a.m. Saturday Outside Walton Hall

In Person Services

Due to inclement weather we will meet inside and not process from the churchyard.
9 a.m. Walton Hall
10:30 a.m. Church

Facebook Live Service

Sunday Service 9 a.m.


Zechariah 9:9-13
Psalm 118:19-29
Hebrews 12:1-3
John 12:12-19
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


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
Due to inclement weather, we will meet inside and not process from the churchyard.
  • 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service in Walton Hall.
  • 10:30 a.m. Traditional Church 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.
  • Live on Facebook 7 p.m.
Apr. 2. Good Friday.
  • Noon, Stations of the Cross online on Facebook.
  • 7 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy in the Church, with music.
  • Live on Facebook 7 p.m.
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.
  • 9 a.m. Contemporary Easter Sunday Service in Walton Hall.
  • 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Easter Sunday Service, and flowering of the Cross outside Walton Hall, weather permitting.
  • Live on Facebook 9:00 a.m.
Please bring your flowers for flowering of the Cross.

Video Announcements, Mar. 21

Clean Up and Palm Crosses

March 27, starting at 9 a.m.
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.

Reveal Yourself to your Lenten Prayer Partner

You can reveal yourself to your Lenten prayer partner over Easter. Let them know it was you praying for them throughout Lent. You can reveal yourself with a card, a note, flowers, a prayer journal anyway you like. 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.

"Almighty and Everlasting God, You have given the human race Jesus Christ our Savior as a model of humility. He fulfilled Your Will by becoming Man and giving His life on the Cross. Help us to bear witness to You by following His example of suffering and make us worthy to share in His Resurrection. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son."

Final Lenten Teaching in our Series

Here is the video of the service on Mar. 24 and all previous sessions.

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.

Prayers for the Inmates at Lieber this Easter

Thank you, thank you! When the opportunity to get involved in the Lieber Card ministry was publicized at St. John's, parishioners faithfully answered the call with their usual love and enthusiasm! Approximately 700 cards of all types (hand drawn, store bought, colored pictures, handwritten notes) were turned in so that inmates would be remembered Easter Day and shown the love of Christ. An additional 400 were created as well using wonderful notes from some men in our parish. Each inmate receives a card with either a bookmark or scripture card. Thank you to all who participated and all who have been praying! As you know….prayer is crucial. We ask that you continue to pray that hearts are softened and for these cards to encourage the men to begin asking questions and seek out Jesus Christ. We are praying for revival at Lieber!
God bless you all, Chrissy, Debbie and Libby.

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.

DNU clergy children scholarship fund recipients and family.

Click here for diocesan news and events


Altar Flowers

Flowers were given to the glory of God and in memory of
Benjamin R. Jenkins Sr. & Carole Jenkins Hardman by Doug Hardman
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


Palm Sunday, Mar. 28
Almighty and everlasting God, in your tender love for us you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon himself our nature, and to suffer death upon the Cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and come to share in his resurrection; 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 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

Old St. Andrew's, Charleston
The Rev. Marshall Huey
The Rev. Donnie McDaniel
Deacon Lee Hershon
The Rev. Joe Vella

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

GAFCON Branch in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, Australia
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Richard Condie, Chair

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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