St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

News Aug 5 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


11th Sunday After Pentecost Aug 8

Pick Up Communion Kits 9 a.m-4 p.m. Monday to Wednesday in Guerry Hall

In Person Services:

8 a.m. Traditional Quiet Service in the Church
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 8:1-10
Psalm 34 8-22
Ephesians 4:17-5:2
John 6:37-51
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 (
Vestry Members 2021: Barbara Johnson, Ben Dixon, Bill Leland (Jr. Warden), Boyd Baker (Sr. Warden), Debbie Hawkins, Don Machiorlete, Jeff Lamberson, Jane Vaughan, Jon Grandin, Russell Henderson, Sam Gervais, Todd Young


Video Announcements, Aug 1

Upcoming Church Events

Aug 2021

Thu-Sat Aug 12 - 14. Blessing Baskets. Contact Walt Miller

Saturday Aug 14. 8 a.m. Men's breakfast bible group. Contact Jay Withington

Saturday Aug 14. 10 a.m. Daughters of Holy Cross. Contact Sally Dixon.

Sunday Aug 15. Sunday Service. Blessing of the Backpacks and Teachers

Tuesday Aug 17. 6:30 p.m. Global Missions meet. Contact Bill Anderson

Wednesday Aug 18. 9:30 a.m. Island Quilters. Contact Susie Jenkins.

Saturday Aug 21. 10 a.m. Word Weavers. Contact Bonnie Anderson

Sep 2021

Sep 12. 8a.m. till end of day "Homecoming" Sunday at Camp. St. Christopher

Oct 2021

Thu Oct 21-Sun Oct 24. Save the date for Men's Hike, age 18+.

Weekly Groups

Mondays 9 a.m. Girl's morning out Bible study group. Contact Lynn Gervais

Tuesdays 7 p.m. Al-Anon in Walton Hall

Wednesdays 7 a.m. Men's Bible Study

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

Fridays 6:30 p.m. AA in LaRoche building

Blessing of the Backpacks & Teachers

Children can bring their backpacks for blessings Sunday August 15 at all Services.

SIGN UP Now for Sunday Sep 12.
Homecoming Camp St. Christopher

Please sign up for this year's Homecoming at Camp. St. Christopher. You can either send an email with your names or telephone Sally Dixon in the office at 843-559-9560.

Sign up for Homecoming here

Save the date Sunday September 12. 8a.m. till end of day. 'Homecoming' this year will replace the Parish weekend of previous years. We will also introduce Children's Church at this time. The Homecoming day will begin with Worship, followed by teaching on 'Exile and Return'. At Noon we will break into Groups to form Connections for our Life Groups, followed by a cookout at the picnic pavilion. The afternoon till end of day will be for beach time and games indoors. More information to follow as we plan the details of the day out.

A Letter from Joshua Nisoff

Haut Gap Teachers and Staff

The Teachers and staff at Haut Gap Middle School work hard to give their students the very best learning experience possible. As their faith partners we at St. John's like to start the school year by showing the teachers and staff that they are appreciated and valued. We are collecting donations and $25 gift cards to Staples and Walmart. Our goal is to collect enough for approximately 60 people and to give each teacher $50 and each staff member $25.

If you are led to support this ministry, please bring the gift card or donation earmarked for Haut Gap to Guerry Hall by next Sunday Aug 8. Sally will have a basket on the Angel Desk to collect them in. You can also make an online donation noting your gift for Haut Gap. Should you have questions please contact Peggy Gervais 843 830 4504.

Bishop Co-Adjutor Search Announced

The Bishop's Search Committee is very pleased to announce three final candidates for consideration for the next Bishop Coadjutor of the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina. In alphabetical order, they are:
  • The Very Rev. Charles F. "Chip" Edgar, III, Dean of Holy Apostles Cathedral in the Diocese of the Carolinas, Columbia, SC.
  • The Rev. Robert C. "Rob" Sturdy, Chaplain of St. Alban's Chapel at The Citadel, Charleston, SC.
  • The Rev. Christopher S. "Chris" Warner, Rector of the Church of the Holy Cross, Sullivan's Island and Daniel Island, SC.
You can read more about the candidates here.

The Special Electing Convention is scheduled for Saturday, October 16th, 2021 at Christ Church in Mt. Pleasant. The College of Bishops of ACNA will hopefully approve the election at their winter meeting in January, 2022 and God willing, the new Bishop Coadjutor will be consecrated at the Diocesan Convention, March 12, 2022.

Catch Up on News

God's Stories at St. Christopher

Share your story of powerful encounters with God working in your life at St. Christopher. Lynn Lawrence of Camp St. Christopher is collecting stories for publication of how God has spoken to many of you while at St. Christopher, how you met Jesus, or an encounter with the Holy Spirit. Please share your stories so that others can be encouraged by the work that our Lord does in this holy place we call St. Christopher!

You can share your story via this link

or email questions to

Blood Drive - Can you Donate?

There is an extreme shortage of blood donations at the moment. Your help is much appreciated. The Blood Connection will have their mobile unit parked in the easement of the Staffordshire neighborhood (adjacent to Winnsboro neighborhood) on Thursday, August 12, from 2:30-7:30pm.

Click here for diocesan news and events


Altar Flowers

Flowers were given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Alberta Wolfe,
and Paul & Thelma McClanahan by Jay & 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


August 8
Almighty God, give us the increase of faith, hope, and love; and, that we may obtain what you have promised, make us love what you command; 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 August we pray for the nation of Tunisia. Heavenly Father, Christians and Christian churches in Tunisia are suffering due to violent persecution, Islamic hostility, and extreme discrimination. Please provide partnerships, advocacy, and peace, through the power and presence of your Holy Spirit. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

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Anglican Diocesan SC Cycle of Prayer

The Well, Myrtle Beach-Forest Brook
The Rev. Tom Woodle
Deacon Glenn Ohanesian
Deacon Deb Hamilton
Deacon Ron Hamilton

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic
Bishop John Guernsey and his wife, Meg
Bishop Philip Zampino and his wife, Jean
Bishop John Howe and his wife, Karen

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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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