St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

News Dec 30 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


2nd Sunday of Christmas, Jan 2

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


Jeremiah 31:7-14
Psalm 84
Ephesians 1:3-14
Luke 2:22-40
Sermon-Fr. Greg+

Live Services on Facebook

8 a.m. Monday to Friday, except on Christmas Eve at 10:30 a.m.
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,
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

January 2022

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

Mon, Jan 10. Annual Reports due to the office from all committee heads, chairpersons, and small group leaders in electronic format

Sun Jan. 16. 9 a.m. Service in Walton Hall and 9 a.m. Service in the Church, followed at about 10:30 a.m. with the Annual Meeting. Lunch will be served in Walton Hall, and we will recognize Walt Miller for his 15+ years of service to St. John's Parish

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 in Walton Hall

Tuesdays 7 p.m. Al-Anon in the peach room 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. 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. 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 26, 2021

Vestry Nomination 2022 Due Jan. 2

We still need 3 more nominations for the Vestry. 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.

Annual Meeting Reports Due Jan 10th

The Annual Meeting of St. John's Parish will be held January 16th about 10:30 am in the church after the two 9 a.m. Worship Services, one in the church and one in Walton Hall. For all Committee heads, chairpersons and small group leaders, please send your 2021 annual report electronically to the office no later than January 10th.

2022 Pledge Envelopes Ready for Pickup

Collect your 2022 pledge envelopes either from the church narthex or Walton Hall and begin using them January 2. Please DO NOT use them before that date.

Note your envelope number has probably changed. After December 31, 2021, dispose of any remaining 2021 envelopes. Do not use your 2021 envelopes in 2022 for that reason. Any questions, please contact Sally in the office.

Christmas Services

Sleeping Bags for the Homeless

Can you help our homeless brothers and sisters by donating a fresh sleeping bag? We have learned that there are Charleston area homeless people who need sleeping bags to help them endure the cold winter days and nights. We have committed to provide 10 new or gently used, clean sleeping bags. So far, we have 4. What a perfect Christmas present for our brothers and sisters who are going through very hard times!

In Mt. 25, Jesus teaches, "I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me."

Mt: 25:40 Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.

If you can help, please contact Claudia Boyce 843-860-8811

Epiphany Service and Burning of the Greens

Join us on Saturday, January 8 at 5 pm for the Epiphany Service in Walton Hall, followed by the Burning of the Greens and Oyster Roast; we will also have hot dogs. Bring your Christmas trees and other holiday greenery after Christmas to the designated spot in the middle of the field.

Catch Up on News

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 nonprofits 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 to the Anglican Relief Donation Page

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 will 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?!

Any amount is helpful if you are unable to fund a full scholarship. Please list on the designation line of your check: Uganda scholarship.

Click here for diocesan news and events


Altar Flowers

Flowers were given to the glory of God and in memory of loved ones by
Bill & Susan Hanckel and Mary Seabrook & Rick Albenesius

The 2022 signup book is available in the narthex of the church. Sign up early for the Sunday of your choice.

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


January 2
O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

For Persecuted Churches

We pray for persecuted churches around the world. For the month of January, we pray for the nation of Turkmenistan. Heavenly Father, we pray for Christians in Turkmenistan to endure through governmental oppression and heavy restrictions which limit worship. We lift up all Christians, especially church leaders, that they be strengthened and encouraged by Your presence. We pray for new believers who come from Muslim backgrounds to worship in the full-ness of Your mercy and grace. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Anglican Diocesan SC Cycle of Prayer

The Cathedral, Charleston
The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
The Rev. Patrick Schlabs

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Province of Sudan
The Most Rev. Ezekiel Kondo, Archbishop

The Province of South Sudan
The Most Rev. Justin Arama, Archbishop, and his wife, Joyce

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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