St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

News Jan 6 2022

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


Epiphany Worship Service Jan 8

In Person:

5 p.m. Combined Service in Walton Hall
Followed by Burning of the Greens and Oyster Roast


Isaiah 60:1-9
Psalm 72:1-11
Ephesians 3:1-13
Matthew 2:1-12
Sermon-Fr. Greg+

1st Sunday of Epiphany Jan 9

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


Isaiah 42:1-9
Psalm 89:20-29
Acts 10:34-38
Luke 3:15-22
Sermon-Fr. Jeremy+

Live Services on Facebook

8 a.m. Monday to Friday
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 10 a.m. Truth Seekers Bible Study in Youth Room. Contact Emily Leland.

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.

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

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.

Announcements Jan 2, 2022

Sleeping Bags for the Homeless

Our prayers for 10 sleeping bags were answered! Thank you to all who donated sleeping bags for homeless people in our community. Please continue to pray for God's children who are homeless, and who suffer from mental illness.

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. Please 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.
Our Lady of Mercy needs volunteers who can share their talents and time to help the community in the many programs and services that they provide.

Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to:
  • Dentists and Dental Professionals
  • Yes, I Can! After School Tutor
  • GED Language Arts Tutor
  • Reception
  • Van Driver
  • Clerical Assistant
  • Substitute Clothing Room and Food Pantry Assistants
For more information, email, call (843) 559-4109 Ext. 106 or visit

Catch Up on News

Tornado Devastation

Anglican Relief and Development Fund® (ARDF)

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

Click here for diocesan news and events


Altar Flowers

Flowers were given to the glory of God

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


The Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles

O God, by the leading of a star you manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know you now by faith, to your presence, where we may see your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

January 9
Eternal Father, at the baptism of Jesus you revealed him to be your Son, and your Holy Spirit descended upon him like a dove: Grant that we, who are born again by water and the Spirit, may be faithful as your adopted children; through Jesus Christ our Lord, 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 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

Holy Apostles, Barnwell,
The Rev. Bill Clarkson

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

College of Bishops Meeting, January 10-14th.

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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