St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

News Jun 24 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


5th Sunday After Pentecost June 27

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
9 a.m. Grace Chapel
Nursery is available at St. John's

Facebook Live Service

Sunday Service 9 a.m.


Deuteronomy 15: 7-11
Psalm 112
2 Corinthians 8:1-15
Mark 5:22-43
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.

Wednesday In Person Service 8 a.m.

Eucharist Service in the Church and on-line


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, Jun 20

Upcoming Church Events

July 2021

Wednesday July 7 and July 21 9:30 a.m. Island Quilters. Contact Susie Jenkins

Saturday July 10 8-9 am Men's Breakfast Bible group. Contact Jay Withington

Saturday July 10 10-11:30 a.m. Daughters of the Holy Cross. Contact Sally Dixon

Saturday July 10 9-11 a.m. Save the date for Disaster Preparedness seminar

Weekly Groups

Mondays 9 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 11:30 a.m. Devotion at Stono Market. Contact Sue Jenkins

Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Coeducational 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 10 a.m. Bible Babes led by Fr. Jeremy+

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

La Ascension Church of Peru visits St. John's

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St. John's Parish Church had a wonderful visit last week from Padre Jerry and Deacon Edith Acosta from the Anglican Diocese of Peru. They visited with missions groups, Bible studies, and both of our Sunday worship services.

"Common Pot" Kitchens of Peru

If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be. Deuteronomy 15:7-8

During their visit Deacon Edith Acosta talked to us about the "Common Pot" kitchens that have been set up by the Anglican Diocese of Peru in locations all over the country, including 10 in Lima. Common Pot is a make-shift kitchen that feeds between 70-100 people every day at each location, at the cost of about $1 per meal. Common Pot is the only meal many will eat daily. It is estimated that nearly 30% of the population of Lima - some 3 million people - are without work and income due to the Covid pandemic impact on the city as well as political uncertainty and governmental economic collapse.

St. John's has provided financial assistance in the establishment and operation of the Common Pot kitchens. Recently, we sent $1800 of (t-shirt) fundraising money to Peru to help fund the Common Pot kitchens.

This is just a glimpse into the work God is doing through our partners in Peru. St. John's Parish Church has been generous in giving, loving, and praying for Peru. Please continue to give to Global Missions for Peruvian support. Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering greatly.

In Christ,
Fr. Jeremy+

Blessing Basket Needs Support

The Blessing Basket Program picks up 7 "sets" of food (such as a pack of 300 bags of rice) every month from local grocery stores. They have had one person who has been doing all the pick-ups but that person is tired. They have asked St John's if there are a few people who could take one run each. An example: KJ's provides 300 cans of green beans. Someone (you) gets a call from the program that the cans are ready. You run over to KJ's at your convenience,- mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends - pick up the cans and deliver them to the Blessing Basket site at the corner of Bohicket and Edenvale Rd. Done. One run per month.

If you think you could do this ministry that would be fantastic. All together, the Sea Island Hunger Foundation programs provide thousands of meals each month. This is an easy way to be one critical piece in a huge story. If you are interested please contact Walt Miller for more information. THANKS!!

Edisto River Property Retreat

Exciting News!! St. John's recently received a very generous donation from a member of our parish in the form of a retreat on the Edisto River near Cottageville, SC. We hope this property will provide a place for small groups, Bible studies, and families looking for a quiet getaway which is less than an hour from Johns Island. In the meantime, we want to build a team who can help with some yard work and light repairs on the property. Please let Sam Gervais know if you are interested in finding out more and helping the church use this exciting gift for the glory of God.

Celebrate with our 2021 Graduates

Victoria Anastasis, daughter of Traci & Dennis Anastasis
St. John's High School, to attend College of Charleston

Annika Bryan, granddaughter of Keith & Michele Bryan
Salem High School, Salem, VA, to attend University of Pittsburgh

Haley Bryan, daughter of Flip & Katrina Bryan
Academic Magnet High School, to attend College of Charleston

James Lee Dixon, grandson of Edith Dixon
Bachelor's degree from The Citadel, Magna Cum Laude

Ryan Michael Gallego, grandson of Edith Dixon
Bachelor's degree from Charleston Southern University

Ivey Gibbs, daughter of Tom & Beth Gibbs
Master's degree from The University of Winchester in Winchester, England

Mary Elizabeth Inabinet, granddaughter of John & Darlene Blitch
James Island Charter High School, to attend Charleston Southern

Ann Davies Jenkins, daughter of Bev Jenkins, granddaughter of Bubba & Sue Jenkins
Fox Creek High School, Edgefield SC, to attend Wofford College

Hannah Miller, daughter of Walt & Louise Miller
Master's degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary

Anna Summerville, granddaughter of Keith & Michele Bryan
Farragut High School, Farragut TN, to attend Lipscomb College in Nashville TN

Amanda Teague, soon to be granddaughter-in-law of Edith Dixon (& fiance of James Dixon)
Bachelor's degree from The Citadel

Matt Yandle, son of Jason & Elizabeth Yandle
Bachelor's degree from Clemson University

Catch Up on News

Sosnowski Scholarship

The Sosnowski Scholarship is a need-based scholarship awarded to a rising college freshman or current college student who is/has been actively involved in the life of St. John's Parish Church. The scholarship committee welcomes applications through June 30. High School graduates or current college students seeking financial aid for the coming year are encouraged to apply. The recipient(s) will be notified in mid-July. In previous years, the scholarship money has provided financial help in purchasing college textbooks or materials. Application forms are available via the church website or you may contact the church office.

Volunteer at Camp St. Christopher

St. Christopher continues to be blessed by the volunteer assistance of St. John's. Volunteers are most helpful in food service assistance. Food Service needs are specific and include assisting in the serving of meals to guest groups. All volunteers are best scheduled in advance. Contact The Rev. Robert S. Lawrence 843.768.0429

Our Lady of Mercy Fundraiser

OLM have started a "Help us Rebuild our Food Pantry" Facebook campaign with a goal of raising $2,000. This fundraiser concludes at the end of June, and they will hopefully install the new shelves in August! OLM are asking supporters, to donate on the Our Lady of Mercy website or directly to the Facebook fundraiser, spread the word or share the fundraiser on Facebook. Here are the links for the OLM fundraiser.

Our Lady of Mercy Facebook Fundraiser

Our Lady of Mercy Website Outreach - Donation Form (

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Altar Flowers

Flowers were given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Roy and Grace Turner and Van and Ruth Richardson by Jay and Paulette Withington
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


June 27
O God, your never-failing providence sets in order all things both in heaven and on earth: Put away from us all hurtful things, and give us those things that are profitable for us; 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 June we pray for the nation of Kenya. Heavenly Father, Christians and Christian churches in Kenya are suffering due to radical Islamic persecution, tribalism, corruption, organized crime, and violence. We pray for all Christians in Kenya to endure the pressures of all these persecutions. We pray for the Christian leaders to persevere through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

St. Luke's, Hilton Head
The Rev. Gregory J. Kronz
The Rev. Steve Chisholm
Deacon Kathleen Phillips

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans
The Confessing Anglican Diocese in New Zealand

The Rt. Rev. Jay Behan, Bishop

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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