St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

News May 13 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.

Sunday after the Ascension
May. 16

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.

Readings for Ascension

Acts 1:1-11
Psalm 47
Ephesians 1:15-23
Luke 24:44-53
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, May 9

Peru Fundraiser

Beginning this week, the Global Missions Committee is starting a fund raiser for Peru missions. T-shirts ($20), stickers($5), and magnets($5) are all available for purchase with all proceeds going to help our brothers and sisters in Peru. To purchase see any Global Missions representative, Fr. Jeremy, or contact the office.

We are moving to a new
Church Software Directory!

Our current Church Software system and directory are out of date for many. In order to bring all your information up to date when we move into a new Church Software System, we are asking each household to complete the attached form. You can return the form no later than June 20 by email to Sally Dixon (, place in the offering plate on Sunday, bring to Guerry Hall or mail to the Church. These forms are also available at the church if you prefer to pick one up there. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sally at 843-559-9560. If you prefer you can also complete your information in this linked email to Sally Dixon. Thank You!

Print Information Form

Calling all Ushers

If you are willing to be an usher again, or would like to be one, we are needing ushers in the church for June, August and December. Please contact Charles Wallace to sign up and for more information.

Do you know a Graduate?

We invite you to notify the church office of any high school, graduate school or college graduates for this year so that we can recognize and celebrate their achievement's.

Grace Chapel Summer Season Begins

Starting Sunday June 6 at 9 a.m. through to August 29, Grace Chapel will be open for in person service. Please observe Covid protocols and wear a mask inside Grace Chapel.

Volunteer at Camp St. Christopher

St. Christopher is still in dire need of help in the food service area. 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.

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.

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.

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

Spring Jubilate Deo is Here!

Did you miss this quarter's Jubilate? Click here to view an online copy

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.

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Easter Sunday Altar Flowers

Flowers were given to the glory of God and in loving memory of our mothers, Wanda T. Berry, Christine Jacques & Marilyn Olson by Agnes Dixon, Linda Jacques Hihn & Sally Dixon.
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

And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. While he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. Luke 24:50-51


Sunday, May 16
O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. 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

The Staff of the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Diocese of Western Anglicans
Bishop Keith Andrews and his wife, Gail

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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