St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

News Sep 2 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


15th Sunday After Pentecost Sep 5

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
Nursery is available at St. John's

Facebook Live Service

Sunday Service 9 a.m.


Isaiah 35:4-7a
Psalm 146
James 1:17-27
Mark 7:31-37
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


Video Announcements, Aug 29

Upcoming Church Events

Sep 2021

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

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

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

Sun. Sep 12. 9a.m. till end of day "Homecoming" Sunday at Camp. St. Christopher. In Church we will have an 8 a.m. Service for those not attending Camp St. Christopher, all other Services are cancelled.

Wed. Sep 15. 9:30 a.m. Island Quilters. Contact Susie Jenkins

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

Tue. Sep 21 6:30 p.m. Global Missions Meeting in Taupe Room Walton Hall. Contact Bill Anderson.

Oct 2021

Fri Oct 1. 4p.m. - Sun Oct 3. 11 a.m. Anglican Women's Fall Retreat.

Sat Oct 9. 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Virtual Men's Summit. John Yates, Sr. to Speak on "Faith in the Home"

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.

Homecoming - Sep 12. At Camp St. Christopher

We look forward to seeing you all at Camp St. Christopher. We will meet for Worship at 9 a.m. in Building C on the map above, Bishop Temple Conference Center. 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.

Please let us know if you are coming so we can plan for everyone. You can either send an email at the link below with your names or telephone the office at 843-559-9560.

Directions for Camp St. Christopher
  1. Take Maybank Highway, to Bohicket Road (McDonald's on left)
  2. Turn left. Continue on Bohicket Road, going past River Road (traffic light), at the roundabout take the right filter to Seabrook Island towards Seabrook security gate.
  3. At Seabrook security gate, use the inner lane and check in, telling the guard you are attending the St. John's Parish Meeting at Camp Saint Christopher and give them your last name.
  4. Place the pass card on your left dashboard.
  5. After entering through the gatehouse stay on Seabrook Island Road for approximately 2.5 miles.
  6. Turn right at St. Christopher Lane and follow the signposts to the Camp and parking

Anglican Women's Fall Retreat

Registration is now open for our Annual Women's Retreat which will take place on Oct 1-3 at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center. Dana Henry is the Keynote Speaker and will speak on "Finding our Identity in Christ."

Catch Up on News

Haut Gap News

The special education teacher at Haut Gap runs a little in-class store and the students can earn "good behavior bucks" to purchase items. It is a great system to help them learn and maintain appropriate behavior. She stocks the store from her own pocket so it would be nice if we could help her out a little. If you are interested in providing her with little snacks and pencils, hair bands, stickers, etc. please contact Peggy Gervais, Sally Frazier or Walt Miller. We will put your name on a buyers list so when she has a request we can let you know what items she needs. Thanks for supporting "our" school!

Volunteer at Our Lady of Mercy

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

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


Altar Flowers

Flowers were given to the glory of God and in memory of her Dad,
Joe Earl Berry, Jr. by Agnes and Ben 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


September 5
O Lord God, grant your people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

For Persecuted Churches

We pray for persecuted churches around the world. For the month of September we pray for the nation of Cameroon. Heavenly Father, Christians and Christian churches in Cameroon are suffering due to violent persecution from extremist group Boko Haram, and governmental instability. Please provide security, provision, 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

Grace Mission, North Myrtle Beach
The Rev. Cindy Larsen, priest-in-charge

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Anglican Province of Papua New Guinea
The Rt. Rev. Nathan Ingen, Acting 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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