St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

News Sep 9 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


16th Sunday After Pentecost Sep 12

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. Homecoming at Camp St. Christopher
Nursery available

Facebook Live Service

Sunday Service 9 a.m.


Isaiah 50:4-9
Psalm 116:1-9
James 2:1-18
Mark 9:14-29
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, Sep 5

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

Thu. Sep 16. 6:30 p.m. Feeding the Multitude planning meeting. Contact Claudia Boyce

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. Men's Breakfast and Virtual Men's Summit. John Yates, Sr. to Speak on "Faith in the Home". Contact Fr. Jeremy+

Thu Oct 21-Sun Oct 24. Men's Hike, age 18+. Contact Fr. Jeremy+

Nov 2021

Sat. Nov. 20. Feeding the Multitude. Grab & Go event.

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 1 p.m. Women's Bible group in the Peach Room Walton Hall, 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, your family and friends at Camp St. Christopher. We will meet for Worship at 9 a.m. in the Bishop Temple Conference Center, building C on the map above. After Worship we will have a teaching on 'Exile and Return', followed by a breakout session into small groups. Lunch will be served at the picnic pavilion. The afternoon till end of day will be for beach time and getting together.

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.

Masks recommended for indoors.

Sign up for Homecoming here

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 Relief Development Fund

"Anglican Relief Development Fund (ARDF) is committed to generously reflecting the Love of Jesus Christ throughout the world." - Archbishop Foley Beach, Anglican Church in North America.

For more information 2020 Annual Impact Report and the ARDF website

St. John's Parish Church supports ARDF with discretionary funding and parishioners can also donate directly to ARDF. You can donate directly online to ARDF here.

ARDF's mission is to work within the worldwide Anglican Communion to maximize life change in some of the most challenging parts of the world for the sake of Christ by
  • Mutually crossing cultural and economic boundaries.
  • Focusing on Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
  • Supporting holistic, community-based projects that incorporate evangelism.
  • Using the highest quality project research and outcome evaluation available.
  • Providing a spiritually enriching, thoughtful, and satisfying giving experience for our donors.
Inspired by God's radical grace, we exist to empower Anglicans in the developing world to show the love of Christ to those in need in their own communities

While the last 18 months has been challenging for everyone, ARDF continues to pursue two major goals. The first is to collaborate more closely with ACNA churches, partners, ARDF Global, and other stakeholders. We believe strongly in our ministry's motto - "powerful partnerships transforming our
world." We hope to create even more partnerships so that we can see the world transformed for the sake of Christ. The second is to decrease the funding gap between the massive amount of requests we get each year and the amount of money we are able to give away. If we can close this gap, more people in crisis will be helped and we can fund more development projects. When relief work is available to meet emergency crisis needs, and development projects are actively solving long-term chronic problems, then holistic transformation can happen. This tangible assistance can open the door for spiritual impact and open the door for opportunities to effectively share the good news of Jesus Christ!
I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.
Matthew 25:40
This year we will again hold the Grab & Go Feeding the Multitude event along with other churches of the Sea Islands. We ask for your prayers and if you would like to be part of the planning process, please contact Claudia Boyce. There will be a planning meeting on Thursday Sep. 16 at 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in Walton Hall.

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."

Men's Breakfast and Men's Virtual Summit

Save the Date! October 9, 2021, for the Virtual Men's Summit with Guest speaker: The Rev. John Yates, Sr. All men of the parish are invited. Come, and bring a friend!

We will gather in Walton Hall at 8am for our monthly men's breakfast and stay for the live-streamed Men's Summit beginning at 8:30am.

More information here

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) needs 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

Click here for diocesan news and events


Altar Flowers

Flowers were given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for
Anne, Jeff, Catherine, Stephanie & Alexander,
and in memory of Sarah Frazier, by Don and Sally Frazier

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 12
O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 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

Redeemer, Orangeburg
The Very Rev. John Burwell

St. Paul's, Orangeburg
Deacon Mike Sheedy, deacon-in-charge

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Missionary Diocese of All Saints
Bishop Richard Lipka and his wife, Susan
Bishop Winfield Mott, and his wife, Margaret

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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