St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

News May 27 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


Trinity Sunday May 30

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
Nursery is available

Facebook Live Service

Sunday Service 9 a.m.


Exodus 3:1-6
Psalm 93
Romans 8:12-17
John 3:1-16
Sermon - Fr. Greg+

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 In-Person and Online


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 (


Video Announcements, May 23

Upcoming Church Events

May 2021

Mondays 10 a.m. Girl's morning out Bible study group. Contact Lynn Gervais

Wednesdays 7 a.m. Men's Bible group led by Tom Gibbs

Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Co-educational Bible basics with shared meal. Contact Walt Miller

Thursdays 7 a.m. Men's group breakfast and Bible study in Walton Hall with Fr. Greg+

Thursdays 2 p.m. Women's Bible group led by Sue Jenkins

Sundays 11 a.m. Christian Education online. Contact Walt Miller

Sundays 4 p.m. Youth group with Rob Schluter

June 2021

Wednesday June 2 and June 16 at 9:30 a.m. Island Quilters. Contact Susie Jenkins

Thursdays starting June 3 10 a.m. Bible Babes led by Fr. Jeremy+

Sunday June 6 at 9 a.m. Grace Chapel Summer Season begins in-person

Saturday June 12 at 8 a.m. Men's breakfast Bible group begins. Contact Jay Withington

Saturday June 12 10 a.m. Daughters of the Holy Cross. Contact Sally Dixon

Saturday June 12 12 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry

Sunday June 13 at Noon. Farewell meal with Ron and Jo Anne Gauss Walton Hall

Saturday June 19 at 10 a.m. Word Weavers. Contact Bonnie Anderson

Sunday June 20 Service. Celebrate Father's Day and Graduates

8 a.m. Service on Wednesdays

We are trying out an 8 a.m. in-person Church service on Wednesdays beginning June 9. The service will include Eucharist and will also be aired online during Morning Prayer on Facebook.

Farewell to the Gauss' at St. John's, a Celebration

The last Sunday for Father Ron & Jo Anne Gauss is June 13. Please come and celebrate with us after the 10:30 a.m. service at noon June 13.. We will have a prepared meal indoors Walton Hall.

SWEET Farewell

Ken and Kelly Gervais invite you to a SWEET Farewell for Ron and Jo Anne Gauss on Saturday June 5, 2-5 p.m. at James Island County Park Wando Pavilion. Bring desert and RSVP to Kelly 843 810 0378.

Catch Up on Past News

Peru Fundraiser

In the first 8 days we have raised more than $1100. Well done St. John's!
Sales of T-shirts ($20), stickers($5), and magnets($5) raised more than $600 this past Sunday. You may continue to purchase with proceeds going to help our brothers and sisters in Peru. To purchase see any Global Missions representative, Fr. Jeremy, or contact the office. You can also gift online and write Peru fundraiser in the notes section of online giving.

Letter from Father Greg+

We are moving to a new Church Software Directory!

Please return your completed 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!

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.

General News

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. Contact The Rev. Robert S. Lawrence 843.768.0429

Johns Island Vaccine Clinic

Jackie Baer with Angel Oak Family Medicine has Pfizer vaccine available for persons age 12 and over by appointment only, on Saturdays. Please call 843-559-1938 for more information and to make an appointment. This is for adults and children. Parents must accompany their children.

Click here for diocesan news and events


Altar Flowers

Flowers were given to the glory of God and in honor of Bucky & Paula Stackhouse,
and in honor of our seventh wedding anniversary by John & Judy Siegling.

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


Trinity, Sunday May 30
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, 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

Ascension, Hagood
The Rev. Joel Osborne, interim vicar

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Anglican Province of the Indian Ocean
The Most Rev. James Wong, 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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