St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

News Dec 16

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


Fourth Sunday in Advent, Dec 19

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

In Person:

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


Micah 5:2-5
Psalm 80:1-7
Hebrews 10:1-10
Luke 1:39-56
Sermon-Fr. Jeremy+

Christmas Under the Oaks with Lessons and Carols 5 p.m.

Bring your lawn chairs and a blanket
followed by a meal of chili, hot dogs, and s'mores done over the fire

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 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


Upcoming Church Events

December 2021

Sat. Dec 18. 10 a.m. Word Weavers in Peach Room. Contact Bonnie Anderson

Sun. Dec 19. 5 p.m. Christmas Under the Oaks, a Service of Lessons & Carols

Tue Dec. 21. 6:30 p.m. Global Missions Ministry in the library of Guerry Hall Contact Bill Anderson

Fri. Dec 24. Christmas Eve Services
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist in church
5 pm Christmas Eve Pageant in Walton Hall
7 pm Holy Eucharist in church
7 pm Holy Eucharist at Grace Chapel

Sun. Dec 26. 10:30 a.m. First Sunday of Christmas, combined service in church

January 2022

Sat. Jan 8. 5 p.m. Service in Walton Hall followed by Burning of the Greens and Oyster Roast

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 pm Respite Care in Walton Hall

Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. AA is also in Walton Hall

Tuesdays 7 p.m. Al-Anon is in the peach room in Walton Hall

Wednesdays 7 a.m. Men's Bible Study

Wednesdays 10 a.m. The Journey group at 1510 Stanwick Dr. Johns Island. Contact Pete Tanner

Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. Dec 8 and 15 only. Fellowship Lunch at Stono Market. Contact Susie 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. - 1:45 pm Respite Care in Walton Hall

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

Thursdays 2 p.m. Dec 9 and 16 only. Women's Bible group in the Peach Room Walton Hall, led by Susie Jenkins

Fridays 6:30 p.m. AA in Walton Hall

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

Announcements Dec 12, 2021

Christmas Services

Christmas Cards

We will have a "mailbox" in the narthex of Walton Hall and the church for Parishioner Christmas cards. Place your cards in the alphabetical slots and don't forget to check the mailboxes each time you are at church for Christmas greetings from your fellow parishioners.

Christmas Pageant.

Rehearsal this Sunday, Dec. 19, immediately following the 9 am service

No Christmas is complete without the children of St. John's leading us through salvation history to the manger in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve at 5 pm. With that in mind, we are taking signups for the pageant now for children aged 2 and up! Please contact Rob Schluter ( to sign your child up for a part in the pageant.

Vestry Nomination 2022 Due Jan. 2

We are inviting nominations for the Vestry. 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.

Burning of the Greens

Join us for Saturday January 8th 5 p.m. for Service in Walton Hall followed by the Burning of the Greens and Oyster Roast; we will also have hot dogs. You may bring your Christmas trees after Christmas to the designated spot in the middle of the field.

Tornado Devastation - Anglican Relief and Development Fund® (ARDF)

Over the weekend, deadly tornadoes killed an estimated 100 people and destroyed a thousand properties, leaving tens of thousands without power. Western Kentucky was especially hard hit.

ARDF has trusted partners willing and able to respond to the crisis. You can support them by donating to their Joseph Fund. This fund exists to get funds out quickly to churches and affiliated non profits to support the efforts of volunteers responding to the crisis.

If you would like to support this cause you can either donate through St. John's Parish Church and write Anglican Relief Fund or ARDF on your gift or go direct to the Anglican Relief Donation Page here.

The Joseph Fund - The Anglican Relief and Development Fund (

Catch Up on News

Uganda Scholarships

For Ugandan children, the school year begins in early January, so St John's is beginning to collect scholarship funds for the coming year. Tuition is $150 for the YEAR! Please consider sponsoring a student-or two-in this critical work. Secular and Islamic pressure to lure children away from the faith is alive and well in Gulu so your help is increasingly important to the families we have been helping.
Hopefully we can have our usual March Mission Madness celebration in 2022 but it is helpful to the Diocese of Northern Uganda to have these scholarships in hand soon. Thank you for your amazing support of these families for the past 10 years!! Some of the children we have been supporting are now moving into advanced degrees thanks to our support! How exciting is THAT?!

Click here for diocesan news and events

Bishop Mark Lawrence's past messages are also available on the diocesan website

Women's Peace Retreat with Mary Tutterow

January 7-8

"You can have peace regardless of your circumstances." This retreat is for any woman who would like to rest, relax and renew learning practices that can keep her in perfect peace. Peace retreats are small and very popular. Spaces fill quickly. Come alone or bring a friend but register now! Learn more.


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


December 19
Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and as we are sorely hindered by our sins from running the race that is set before us, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever.

For Persecuted Churches

We pray for persecuted churches around the world. For the month of December, we pray for the nation of Yemen. Heavenly Father, in the midst of radical Islamic persecution, violent tribalism, food shortages and starvation, we ask for your grace to provide and nurture all people in Yemen. We pray for Christians, who are forced to worship in secret, to be sustained by the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Anglican Diocesan SC Cycle of Prayer

St. Jude's Walterboro
The Rev. Newman Lawrence
Atonement, Walterboro

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast
Bishop Clark Lowenfield and his wife, Tricia

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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