St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

News May 6 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.

Sixth Sunday of Easter
May. 9

Pick Up Communion Kits

9 a.m-4 p.m. Monday or Wednesday in Guerry Hall.

In Person Services

9 a.m. Contemporary Service in Walton Hall
10:30 a.m. Traditional Service in the Church

Facebook Live Service

Sunday Service 9 a.m.


Isaiah 45:11-13,18-25
Psalm 33:1-8
1 John 4:7-21
John 15:9-17
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


Spring Jubilate Deo is Here!

What's Inside?
• Convention News
• Introductions to New Clergy
• A Multiplying Bible Study in Bluffton
• Tithing and the Wedding Dress
• The Launching of Good Samaritan
• A Men's Ministry Retrospective
• And more…..

Volunteer at Camp St. Christopher

St. Christopher is in dire need of help in the food service area. The Charleston area as a whole is suffering from a lack of personnel to work in the hospitality industry and while Camp St. Christopher hopes to hire additional staff the current staff is pitching in, and we are blessed by a few others who offer volunteer assistance. As of now Camp St. Christopher needs 2 to 3 more volunteer people at any one time to assist with the meals. St. Christopher welcomes volunteers that only want to volunteer once or are willing to make a regular commitment over several weeks for a particular meal on a particular day. The most urgent need for help is with the evening meal, to alleviate the extended and additional days currently being required of the regular staff.

Volunteer positions involve arriving 15 minutes before a meal is served, assisting with serving the meal (which is all done behind a screen in the kitchen) and then remaining to clear tables and reset for the next meal. Resetting often involves sweeping and mopping, particularly with youth groups on the large side dining room. For the evening meal, you will be needed from 5:45 p.m. until at least 7 p.m. possibly 8 p.m. depending upon the size of the group. You will be offered dinner in the midst of their service, typically after all are served, and prior to cleaning up.

If you feel a calling to service at St. Christopher, please contact The Rev. Robert Lawrence. Young mature folks with parents or grandparents are welcome as a team as well as individuals. Camp St. Christopher will be blessed to have you as a volunteer.

The Rev. Robert S. Lawrence
Executive Director
St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center

Sea Islands Hunger Awareness

Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation (SIHAF) supports many programs on Johns and Wadmalaw Islands. For those that independently support this program there is no Gullah Celebration fundraising event this year, instead you may give directly to the foundation. The foundation's brochure tells how the coordinated efforts of SIHAF, and its Programs and Partners fight island hunger with healthy food and clean water one meal at a time.

Online Giving

Did you know giving online to St. John's just got easier. Instead of creating a giving account online you can simply process a pledge/gift as a Guest. You will be asked for your name and email address and payment information, that's it. You can access online giving from the website or the mobile app or click the 'Red Button' below; why not give it (no pun intended) a try.

Do we have your correct email address?

Often, we will send out an email blast on a specific topic from the Church's contact database. It has become apparent that many of our parishioners do not have up-to-date email addresses in our system. Click on this link to send an email to Sally Dixon in the office with all of your families correct email addresses.

Click here for diocesan news and events


Easter Sunday Altar Flowers

Flowers were given to the glory of God and in loving memory of
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Roper Jenkins Sr. & Carol Jenkins Hardman by Jane Herlong.

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.

At St. John's

Photo by Dave Hoefler on Unsplash


Sunday, May 9.
O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; 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 May we pray for the nation of Libya. Heavenly Father, Christians and Christian churches in Libya are suffering due to radical Islamic persecution, human trafficking, and extreme violence. We pray for the Christian churches in Libya, despite the lack of freedom to worship, to remain steadfast in the face of martyrdom. Enliven their spirits by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
photo: Libya, Flickr / CC / Mojomogwai

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

St. Matthew's, Fort Motte
The Rev. Janet Echols
The Rev. Charles Echols

Prince George Winyah, Georgetown,
The Rev. Gary Beson
The Rt. Rev. C. FitzSimons Allison, Bishop in Residence
The Rev. Ramsey Gilchrist
The Rev. Robert Kunes
The Rev. Mike Lumpkin

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

GAFCON Branch in Ireland.

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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