St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

News Sep 23 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


18th Sunday After Pentecost Sep 26

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

In Person:

8 a.m. Traditional Quiet Service in the Church
9 a.m. Contemporary Service in Walton Hall
9 a.m. Children's Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Traditional Service in the Church
Nursery is available at St. John's
11:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School


Numbers 11:4-6,10-17,24-29
Psalm 19:1-6
James 4:7-12
Mark 9:38-48
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


Upcoming Church Events

Oct 2021

Wed Oct 6. and Oct 20. 9:30 a.m. Island Quilters. Contact Susie Jenkins
Fri Oct 1. 4p.m. - Sun Oct 3. 11 a.m. Anglican Women's Fall Retreat.

Sat Oct. 9. 8 a.m. Men's Breakfast

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

Sat. Oct 9. 10 a.m. Daughters of the Holy Cross meets in the youth room

Sat Oct 16. 10 a.m. Word Weavers in Peach Room. Contact Bonnie Anderson

Tue Oct 19. 6:30 p.m. Global Missions Ministry in Walton Hall, Contact Bill Anderson

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

Nov 2021

Wed Nov 3. and Nov 17. 9:30 a.m. Island Quilters. Contact Susie Jenkins

Sat Nov. 13. 8 a.m. Men's Breakfast

Sat. Nov 13. 10 a.m. Daughters of the Holy Cross meets in the youth room

Tue Nov 16. 6:30 p.m. Global Missions Ministry in Walton Hall, Contact Bill Anderson

Sat Oct 20. 10 a.m. Word Weavers in Peach Room. Contact Bonnie Anderson

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

Weekly Groups

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

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

Wednesdays 7 a.m. Men's Bible Study

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 Susie Jenkins

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

Sundays 9 a.m. Children's Sunday School

Sundays 11 a.m. Adult Sunday School online. Contact Walt Miller

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

The 14th Annual Feeding the Multitude

The Feeding of the Multitude is planned and put on by volunteers from 23-30 churches on Johns and Wadmalaw Islands. We traditionally serve a sit-down meal, during which we visit with our guests, and offer on-site prayer teams, entertainment and non-profit booths. However, because of COVID, we had to make changes last year and had a drive through, pick-up of bags of food and frozen turkeys. Unfortunately, the Pandemic is still with us, so the Feeding will again follow this format:
  1. Drive through pick-up of bags of groceries to feed a Thanksgiving meal to a family of 4 and a 14-16 lb. frozen turkey.
  2. Homebound cooked meals provided for true home-bound people who have no transportation or ability to cook their own meals.
  3. Prayer Teams via Facebook live stream or private telephone call in line. We will also have our prayer chain.
  4. Feeding our Multitude of Pets. We continue to offer free pet food and spaying/neutering education, thanks to our partners, Pet Helpers and Charleston Animal Society.
The trade off with the new format is that while we don't have the same degree of wonderful interaction with the volunteers and guests, we are able to provide food to more people. Our goal is to again feed 5000 (1200 bags of food and 1000 turkeys plus 200 plated meals to home-bound). We hope to get back to the old format when we are rid of COVID.
What can you do to help?
  1. Pray for a successful, Spirit-led Feeding, so that many people are fed both spiritually and physically. Pray for another beautiful rain-free day.
  2. Commit to donating a bag of food or being a Neighborhood Captain (getting your neighbors, co-workers, small groups, etc) to donate bags. See the attached Neighborhood Captain Letter that provides more information.
  3. Let Meemee Williams (843) 559-3877 or Michael and Ame Holcombe (864) 238-7785 know the number of bags that you will promise to have in November.
Feel free to contact Meemee, Michael/Amy or Claudia Boyce (843-860-88110 if you have questions.

Click here for the Neighborhood Donation Flyer

Saved to serve, share and shine,

Claudia Boyce

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

Anglican Women's Fall Retreat

Click here for diocesan news and events


Altar Flowers

Flowers were given to the glory of God and in memory of our mom,
Marilyn Olson, by her girls, Sue, Sally, and Sheri.

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 26
O merciful Lord, grant to your faithful people pardon and peace, that we may be cleansed from all our sins and serve you with a quiet mind; 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

Christ the King-Grace, Waccamaw, Pawleys Island
The Rev. Jon Schuler-Interim

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes
Bishop Mark Engel, and his wife, Terri
Bishop Emeritus Roger Ames, and his wife, Gretsie

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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