St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

Summer Table 2022

Come to the Table 

Summer Table Fellowships

Mission through Meals

Throughout his gospel, Luke highlights how often Jesus teaches about His Kingdom within the context of meals. While the purpose of His mission is to "seek and save the lost" and "to serve by giving His life as a ransom for many," he adopts the strategy of "eating and drinking" with others as a means of embodying the salvation he brings.
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. (Luke 19:10)
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Mark 10:45)
The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ (Luke 7:34)
This summer we invite you to discover how six meals with Jesus in Luke, shared in homes throughout St. John's Parish, will help us experience God's grace, community, and mission. 

  • Table Fellowships will meet for 6 meals at a home in your area from June 12 through August 29. 
  • In addition to connecting with the people of our parish, we encourage inviting neighbors to share meals with us.
  • Please contact the Community Connections Pastor if you would like more information on hosting, co-hosting, and participating.
For each table fellowship, a home host will facilitate conversational connection and a co-host will organize meals and meeting times. Before each gathering, parishioners will read a chapter of a "Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community & Mission Around the Table" by Time Chester.
  • Weak 1: Meals as enacted Grace. Luke 5
  • Week 2: Meals as enacted Community. Luke 7
  • Week 3: Meals as enacted Hope. Luke 9
  • Week 4: Meals as enacted Mission. Luke 14
  • Week 5: Meals as enacted Salvation. Luke 22
  • Week 6: Meals as enacted Promisee. Luke 24
The Son of Man came eating and drinking... Luke 7:34.
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