St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

News Nov 4 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


24th Sunday After Pentecost Nov 7

Pick Up Communion Kits 9 am-4 pm in Guerry Hall Mon - Wed

In Person:

9 am All Saints' Sunday - Under the Oaks
Nursery is available at St. John's


Revelation 7:9-17
Psalm 149
Ephesians 1:11-23
Matthew 5:1-12
Sermon-The Rev. Dr. Rob Sturdy+

Live Services on Facebook

8 am Monday to Friday, 9 am Sunday.
Please send us your prayers through Facebook or through the website.

Wednesday In Person Service 8 am.

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

ALL SAINTS' SUNDAY - Under the Oaks

This coming All Saints' Sunday Under the Oaks will be at 9 a.m. outside Service, followed by brunch indoors Walton Hall. This will be the only service that Sunday. The Rev. Dr. Rob Sturdy+ is our guest preacher. If you have not heard Father Rob preach before, you are in for a definite treat.

Bring your lawn chairs, your families and friends, and your appetites. Dress for autumn weather, we are expecting sunny low to mid 50's weather, and brunch to follow the Service indoors. Nursery will be available.

All Saints' Day offers us an opportunity to remember all those saints who have gone before us in faith and to celebrate the reality that we are 'surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses' Hebrews 12:1-2

"Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!" Revelation 7:9-10


Upcoming Church Events

Nov 2021

Sun Nov 7. 9 a.m. All Saints' Sunday Under the Oaks, The Rev. Dr. Rob Sturdy, guest preacher. Brunch to follow. No 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. services.

Sat Nov 13. 9 a.m. Men's Breakfast

Sat Nov 13. 9:30 a.m. Daughters of the Holy Cross meets in the youth room

Sun Nov 14. Last day to turn in Christmas Shoeboxes

Sun Nov 14. Last day to turn in 2022 pledge forms

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

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

Sat. Nov 20. 12 noon - 3 p.m. Feeding the Multitude. Grab & Go event.

Weekly Groups

Join a Small Study Group In-Person and Online

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

Mondays 10 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Respite Care in Walton Hall

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. - 1:45 p.m. Respite Care in Walton Hall

Thursdays 10 a.m. Bible Babes led by Fr. Jeremy+

Thursdays 2 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 grades 3rd - 5th

Sundays 4-5 p.m. Middle School Youth Group for grades 6th - 8th

Sundays 5-6 p.m. High School Youth Group for grades 9th - 12th

Turn the Clocks Back on Saturday

Daylight savings ends at 2 a.m. Nov. 7. Enjoy an extra hour of rest this Sunday morning.

Blessing of the Vines

This will begin the 3rd decade for Deepwater Vineyard. Fr. Greg+ will bless the Vines and the Animals on Saturday 3 p.m. during the Boots, Bottles, and a Blessing Festival, located at 6775 Bears Bluff Rd. Wadmalaw Island.

Happy Birthday Miss Betty

Join us this coming Monday Nov. 8. at 5 p.m. to wish Miss Betty Simons a very happy and blessed 99th birthday. We will gather outdoors with social distancing, at 2104 River Road. Bring balloons and your singing voice.

Reading Partners

Volunteer reading partners help equip students with the lifelong literacy skills that empower their learning. More than simply reading with a child, volunteers follow a proven, structured curriculum (in both online and in-person spaces) to help students learn specific skills necessary to become proficient readers. Lessons come with step-by-step instructions and a trained support person is always available to help.

Four of our schools have let us know that they would love to have volunteers back in the buildings. The four schools are:
  • Angel Oak Elementary, 6134 Chisolm Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455
  • AC Corcoran Elementary, 8585 Vistavia Rd, North Charleston, SC 29406
  • Frierson Elementary, 6133 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
  • Goodwin Elementary, 5501 Dorchester Rd, North Charleston, SC 29418
Click here for the Reading partners info flyer.

All in person tutors will be required to wear a mask and observe the school safety protocols.

Click here for more information on reading partners organization.

Caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia once again have the opportunity for respite while their loved ones take part in social activities Johns Island.

Starting Nov. 4, Respite Care Charleston (RCC) will resume its half-day social program for individuals with memory loss and cognitive impairment. The program will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at St. John's Parish Church (3673 Maybank Highway).

By providing caregivers a much needed break away from their responsibilities and offering socialization and stimulation to those with dementia, RCC's non-medical respite program can help improve the quality of life for the entire family.

Engaging activities for group participants with mid-to late-stage dementia include: Socialization, Reminiscing, Brain games, puzzles & trivia, Music therapy, Arts & crafts, Gentle exercise and Pet therapy.

Advance registration, proof of Covid vaccination and masks are required.

For additional information on the respite program, or to learn more about RCC's caregiver support groups and one-on-one caregiver consultations, visit or call 843-647-7405.

Feeding the Multitude
Two weeks from this Saturday

Click here for the English version of the flyer in PDF format for printing

Click here for the Spanish version of the flyer in PDF format for printing

Operation Christmas Child

Sun Nov 14 is the last day to turn in Christmas Shoeboxes. Don't forget to pick up your Shoebox. If you can also include a photo of your family so that the child that receives the present knows that you are praying for them.

Inside each shoebox, you will find information with suggestions about what to pack in your shoebox and what not to pack, a trackable label for your box and information on the $9 cost of shipping each shoebox.

Collection weekend at St. John's will be November 13 and 14. Saturday the 13th, we will receive shoeboxes outside of Walton Hall (building located behind the church and cemetery) from 9am to noon and on Sunday the 14th following our worship services at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. If you need to bring your shoebox earlier, you are certainly welcome to drop it off on the Operation Christmas Child table in Walton Hall each Sunday after worship or to the church office (building located next to the church) Monday to Wednesday from 9a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays after the 10:30 a.m. service. Questions, contact Libby Puckette. Thank you in advance for helping share the Gospel and blessing children all over the world this Christmas season!

Click here to see how to pack a Christmas shoebox

Click here to see suggestions for what to put in the shoebox

Click here for Label options for your shoebox

Catch Up on News

Trunk and Treat

Great night at Trunk n Treat! Thanks, Pastor Rob Schluter and Anna for all of your hard work! What a great evening…

Men's Hike

12 men from 5 churches of the Anglican Diocese of SC came together to reconnect to Christ in mighty ways on the Foothills Trail.

Annual Feeding the Multitude Nov 20 12- 3 pm

Our goal is to again feed 5000 (1200 bags of food and 900 turkeys plus 200 plated meals to home-bound).

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)513-8886 or Michael and Ame Holcombe (864)238-7785 know the number of bags that you will promise to have in November.
We prayerfully request that our able neighbors contribute the following:
  • 2 lb. bag of rice
  • 1 x 14-18 oz. can/jar or 2 packets of turkey gravy
  • 2 x 14-16 oz. cans of green beans
  • 2 x 14-16 oz. can of yams or sweet potatoes
  • 1 box of stove top stuffing
  • 1 x 14-16 oz. can of cranberry sauce or dressing
  • 1 box of (just-add-water) biscuit mix
  • 1 bag/box of pre-packaged, store-bought cookies (not bakery, which have short dating)
When you purchase your groceries, please ask the cashier to double bag them in sturdy paper bags (with handles if possible). It's a good idea to shop early, but please ensure expiration dates are after 12/21. The approximate cost of these ingredients is $25. Please let me know if you can donate a bag, of groceries, so that we can plan properly. Then, leave your grocery donation on your front porch by 9 AM Sat., November 13th, for pick-up by your Neighborhood Captain or bring to St. John's Parish Church.

Feel free to contact Meemee, Michael/Amy or Claudia Boyce (843)860-8811 if you have questions.

Click here for the Neighborhood Donation Flyer

Click here for diocesan news and events


Altar Flowers

Flowers were given to the glory of God.

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


All Saints' Day
Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical Body of your Son: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen

For Persecuted Churches

We pray for persecuted churches around the world. For the month of November we pray for the nation of Haiti. Heavenly Father, in the midst of natural disaster, corruption, greed, poverty, and anarchy, we pray for your heavenly grace to provide and sustain for all Christians: missionaries, clergy, and laity in Haiti. Soften the hearts of the vicious street gangs, give them visions and dreams of Jesus. Through your provision grant the safe return of the 17 kidnapped missionaries. Restore, reunite, and rescue Your holy church in Haiti.

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Anglican Diocesan SC Cycle of Prayer

Holy Cross, Stateburg
The Rev. Michael Ridgill

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Anglican Province of Southeast Asia
The Most Rev. Melter Jiki Tais, 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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