St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

News Nov 18 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


Christ the King Sunday, Nov 21

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

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


Daniel 7:9-14
Psalm 93
Revelation 1:1-8
John 18:33-37
Sermon-Fr. Jeremy+

Live Services on Facebook

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

Wednesday In Person Service Noon

Thanksgiving Service at Noon in the Church and on-line
No 8 a.m service.


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, Nov 14

Thanksgiving Service

November 24 Wednesday Noon in the Church
Also Live Stream on Facebook. There will be no 8 a.m. service.

Upcoming Church Events

Nov 2021

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

Wed. Nov 24. Noon. Thanksgiving Service in the Church.

Dec 2021

Sun. Dec 12 Christmas collection due for Charleston County Youth Detention Center

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 9:30 a.m. The Journey group in the Peach Room of Walton Hall. Contact Pete Tanner.

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

Donald "Don" Philip Frazier

Obituary from J. Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel (

Husband of Sarah "Sally" Hart Frazier, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, November 10 2021, twelve days after his 82nd birthday. With God's peace and comfort, our family and friends celebrate his loving and fulfilling life.
Don was born on October 29, 1939, in Erwin, NC, son of the late Wilbert T. Frazier, Sr. and Sallie Moore Frazier. Don was orphaned at age six and he and his siblings were moved to Barium Springs Presbyterian Home for Children, which he always counted as the most positive influence on his life. There he was blessed with a Christian upbringing and many lifelong friendships.

Don graduated from St. Andrews University in 1963 and began a long career in education in McColl, SC, then moved into educational administration at several independent schools in Georgia, Delaware, and Tennessee. Retiring in 2005, his family moved to Johns Island, SC, and he worked for four more years as interim headmaster in Chicago, IL, Oxford, MS, and Greenwood, SC. Even in his retirement he continued to volunteer at Haut Gap Middle School on Johns Island, SC. Don's legacy is found in the lives he touched through his work in education; developing life-long relationships with students, families, teachers, and staff in every workplace and church.

Though he was known for his strong work ethic, Don had many loves outside of education. He loved sports (most notably Tarheels basketball, the New York Yankees, and NASCAR), reading, and cooking. He especially loved traveling with his Barium alumni brothers and spoiling his grandchildren with love, country breakfasts, and shopping trips to Carter's. And he was known to all as the ultimate host, planning countless celebrations and hosting visiting friends and family. His Low Country Boils and homemade peach ice cream will be greatly missed by many.

In addition to his wife of 53 years, Donald is survived by his daughter, Anne Elizabeth Ahrens (Jeffrey); sister, Annie Frazier Driskell (Jack); and grandchildren, Catherine, Stephanie, and Alexander Ahrens. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Wilbert T. Frazier, Jr. and daughter, Sarah Frazier.

His memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at the St. John's Parish Church, 3673 Maybank Highway at 11:00 am. Arrangements are by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.

Memorial donations can be made in his honor to Barium Springs Cemetery Museum Fund (P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010) or to Woodland Presbyterian School of Memphis, TN. (

Vestry Nomination 2022

Are you prayerfully considering if you are called to serve on the vestry? Do you know someone to nominate? If you would like to nominate another please ask that person for permission first. Nomination forms are at the entrance to the church, Walton Hall, and Guerry Hall. Please turn in the forms to the church office by January 2, 2022. If anyone has questions, to please see Father Greg.

Click here for a PDF of the nomination form

Charleston County Youth Detention Center Christmas Collection

Photo by Paul Zoetemeijer on Unsplash
The Charleston County Youth Detention Center houses 13-17-year old males and females. St. John's would love to point the roughly 50 juveniles to Jesus by blessing them with grooming items as well as Christmas cards and most importantly your prayers this Christmas season.

We have purchased a red gift bag with St. John's Parish's name on it which will serve as the stocking and give us a bit more room for the supplies. If you are interested in donating some items, here is a list of what we will need:
  • Christmas cards - Please do NOT seal the envelopes. Only sign cards with your first name.
  • Toothpaste (full size for all items)
  • Deodorant
  • Hand lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash (no bar soap)
  • Socks

We have already taken care of the snacks that will go in each bag so that each person gets the same food item.

Collection bins will be at the Walton Hall and Guerry Hall entrances. All collections are due Sunday, December 12. For further details, you may contact Chrissy Binz or Libby Puckette.

Thanks in advance for your donations AND for sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with those who are in jail this Christmas season.

140 Boxes Donated to Operation Christmas Child

Thank you for your willingness to participate in this wonderful ministry through Samaritan's Purse. The boxes were taken to a nearby church designated a collection site and from there, the boxes will be taken up to NC for processing. What excitement these children will have opening up their boxes filled with love by all of you! Bless you!

The Samaritan's Purse website shares this information about what happens to boxes once they reach their destination country: "Local ministry partners distribute your gifts to children in their communities. After receiving shoebox gifts, many boys and girls are invited to enroll in The Greatest Journey, our 12-lesson discipleship program. Through the program, ministry partners are able to establish long-term, caring relationships with children and families, sharing the love of Jesus Christ."

Please continue to pray throughout the Advent and Christmas seasons for hearts to be opened to the Gospel message. And once again, thank you for being such a loving and giving parish family!

Feeding of the Multitude
THIS Saturday

We are pleased to announce that we have 25 churches working together to put on the 14th Annual Feeding of the Multitude on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 12 Noon to 3 PM on Walton Hall Grounds. We have lifted up the Feeding to the Holy Spirit and trust that He will once again make it all come together. Our goal is that our guests will be fed spiritually as well as physically. We have many families struggling to make ends meet, and we want to help them and share the love of Jesus Christ. Please continue to pray for another wonderful event and a pretty day.

Bag Drop off times at Walton Hall, St, Johns Parish
  • Thurs, 11/18 3:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
  • Friday, 11/19 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • If anyone wants to contribute to the Feeding of the Multitude, make Check payable to St. John's Parish Church, On Memo line, write "Feeding of the Multitude." Mail to PO Box 125, John's Island, SC 29457
We need volunteers for:
  • Traffic management (9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 11a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Greeters to talk with people waiting in car lines and offer prayer (10 a.m. - 12p.m.)
  • Strong men or women to help load turkeys into cars (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Phone Prayer Team Call in-line volunteers (from your home)
Click here for the Volunteer instructions.

Prayer is a major component of the Feeding.
  • Be sure to check in to the St. John's Facebook page that day and send in any prayer requests. We will have ministers and laypeople leading 30 minute prayer sessions from 12 Noon to 3 PM. There is also a phone line for private call in prayer. If you would like to volunteer to be a prayer warrior, contact Meemee Williams 843-513-8886 or Ame Holcombe 864-505-8267
  • Also, please email any prayer requests to Ame or Meemee to be included on our prayer chain that we will drape around the cross during the Feeding. This will contain prayers from all church members, representing our united belief and trust in Jesus Christ. The prayers are transcribed into a document and prayed during the Feeding.
Grocery Bags and Turkeys:

We are still welcoming bags and donations. We are significantly behind our goal of 1200 bags, matching last year's number. If you have committed for bags and have more, please give your updated numbers to Meemee or Ame. That is a tremendous help for our planning.

We prayerfully request bags filled with the following groceries:
  • 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 or milk) biscuit mix. (Not buttermilk). Check in the pancake/syrup aisle. If you can't find, just omit this item or include rolls with expiration date after 11/25.
  • 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). please ensure expiration dates are after 11/25/21. The approximate cost of these ingredients is $25. Any Questions or updates, contact Meemee or Ame.

Hundreds of faithful people are working hard on the Feeding. My heartfelt thanks to all. Feel free to contact me with questions or comments. 843-860-8811

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

Catch Up on News

The Journey

There are plenty of The Journey for September-December available. If you want one to finish out the year for your daily devotional, please pick one up in the church, Walton Hall, or Guerry Hall.

Prayer Shawl Blessing

It was with joy that the Prayer Shawl Ministry was privileged to be a part of the All Saints Sunday celebration as our guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Rob Sturdy, blessed our most recently completed shawls and baby blankets.

We thought this would be a good time to acquaint, or reacquaint, church members with their role in this effort. A group of knitters and crocheters individually craft shawls, praying as they begin each one and throughout the process of, stitch by stitch, completing them. We also create baby blankets which are given to celebrate little ones who join the Body of Christ. When they are finished, each shawl gets a label describing it as for the healing and comfort of the recipient. Each blanket's label celebrates blessing and joy.. After it is blessed, a shawl or blanket can be given to anyone the giver thinks might find it a comfort or a joy.

There are two stages to our endeavor - production and distribution. Should you be interested in the production phase, please contact Susan Neville or Polly Sosnowski (Hint: interest is the only requirement). However, you are automatically enrolled in the distribution effort.

Here's how it works:
  1. Prayerfully identify someone you know who could use a shawl or blanket
  2. Come to Guerry Hall and select the one you think most appropriate for your recipient. Shawls and blankets are stored in bins in the copier room. Please make sure you pick from the bins marked "Blessed"
  3. Record the date, your name, and the recipient's name in the red log book with the bins. Each item is numbered, so you can find the appropriate line for signing it out. Staff members and/or Office Angels will be happy to help guide you.
With our thanks,
Polly Sosnowski
Susan Neville

Click here for diocesan news and events


Altar Flowers

Flowers were given to the glory of God and in loving memory of our dad, Fred Nordmeyer,
by his 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


November 21
Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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

St. Matthias, Summerton
The Rev. Denman Isgett

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Diocese of Christ our Hope
Bishop Steven Breedlove, his wife, Sally
Bishop Quigg Lawrence, and his wife, Annette

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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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3673 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455
PO Box 125, Johns Island, SC 29457
Telephone: 843-559-9560

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