St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

News Aug 19 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


13th Sunday After Pentecost Aug 22

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.


Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-25
Psalm 16
James 1:19-25
John 6:60-69
Sermon-Fr. Jeremy+

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


Covid-19. Announcement for Worship Services and Small Groups meeting at St. John's Parish

We are continually evaluating the landscape in our communities and once more we are experiencing increasing numbers of Covid-19. Beginning this Sunday, we recommend that you wear a mask indoors and socially distance regardless of your vaccination status. Please be wise and do not let down your guard now.

Video Announcements, Aug 15

Upcoming Church Events

Aug 2021

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

Sep 2021

Wednesday Sep1 and Sep 15. 9:30 a.m. Island Quilters. Contact Susie Jenkins

Thu-Sat Sep 9 - 11. Blessing Baskets. Contact Walt Miller

Saturday Sep 11. 8 a.m. Men's breakfast Bible group. Contact Jay Withington

Saturday Sep 11. 10 a.m. Daughters of Holy Cross. Contact Sally Dixon

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

Saturday Sep 18. 10 a.m. Word Weavers. Contact Bonnie Anderson

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

Sundays 3-4 p.m. Kids Club for children in 3rd - 5th grade.

Sundays 4-5 p.m. Middle School Youth Group for students in 6th - 8th grade.

Sundays 5-6 p.m. High School Youth Group for students in 9th - 12th grade.

Kids Club and Youth Group Starts this Sunday

Beginning Sunday Aug. 22 and weekly every Sunday Kids and Youth Groups will meet in the Parish Life Building for Bible study, activities, games, sharing of life and more.

Kids Club is a small group for children in 3rd - 5th grade meeting from 3-4 p.m.

Middle School Youth Group is a small group for students in 6th - 8th grade meeting from 4-5 p.m.

High School Youth Group is a small group for students in 9th - 12th grade meeting 5-6 p.m.

Contact Rob Schluter for for more information.

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. 9 a.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.

We will have an 8 a.m. Service in the Church as usual on Sunday Sep 12. all other Services are cancelled, instead we will have a 9 a.m. Worship Service at Camp St. Christopher, all are welcome.

Our Lady of Mercy (OLM) is in need of volunteers who can share their talents and time to help the community in the many programs and services that OLM provide.
Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to:
  • -Dental Hygienists
  • Dentists
  • Yes, I Can! After School Tutor
  • Reception
  • Clothing Closet
  • Food Pantry
For more information, email, or call (843) 559-4109 Ext. 106 or visit

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

Bishop Co-Adjutor Search Announced

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.

The three final candidates for consideration for the next Bishop Coadjutor of the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina. In alphabetical order:
  • The Very Rev. Charles F. "Chip" Edgar, III, Dean of Holy Apostles Cathedral in the Diocese of the Carolinas, Columbia, SC.
  • The Rev. Dr. 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.

Click here for diocesan news and events


Pray for Christians in Afghanistan

O Heavenly Father, source of all goodness and peace; deliver Christians in Afghanistan from persecution. Protect and guide them. Cover the refugees. Soften the hearts of the extremists. Bring your peace and presence through the power of the Holy Spirit. Reveal to the Afghani Christians the eternal hope of everlasting life in Jesus Christ, your only Son our Savior. Amen.

Altar Flowers

Flowers were given to the glory of God and in memory of Gretchen B. Horlbeck by John Horlbeck.

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 22
Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; 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

Resurrection Mission, North Charleston,
The Rev. Mark Avera
The Rev. Rich Giersch
Deacon Eddie Driggers

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others
Bishop Todd Hunter and his wife, Debbie.

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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