St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC


News September 22, 2022



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Pray for the safety of all who are traveling to the News Wineskins Conference and that:
  • the Lord would make his presence and purposes known through the prayer, worship, teaching, and conversations to forge new and strengthen existing mission partnerships.
  • the churches represented would discover effective and creative ways to collaborate with God and one another to fulfill the Great Commission.
  • the next generation would begin to hear and respond in obedience to God's call.
  • that God's name would be great among the nations (Malachi 1:11).

Emergency Relief Kits

Anglican Relief Development Fund

For the next two Sundays, Stephen Haynsworth with Disaster Response is collecting items for Emergency Relief Kits. Fill a bag with needed items then return the following Sunday.

The Feeding of the Multitude

Sat, Nov 19

This year's Feeding of the Multitude will be a Drive-through Food Pick-up at Haut Gap Middle School from 12-3 pm.

Already 23 churches have signed up to participate through opportunities to pray, package groceries, and deliver cooked meals to Home-Bound Island residents

Our goal is to give out 1500 bags of groceries (enough for a Thanksgiving meal for a family of 4) and 1100 $20 Food Lion Gift Cards (that exclude alcohol, tobacco and lottery tickets), instead of turkeys. Last year, we fed 5600 people! This year, our goal is to feed 6300 people, including the home-bound meals.

Contact our Church Coordinator Meemee Williams or see her after church if you would like to get more information and sign up.

Fall Discipleship Series
This Sunday, Sep 25

Lesson 3 Acts 2: 12-21
The Promise Fulfilled
Peter's Sermon at Pentecost

Children's Discipleship

Sunday School

This Sunday, as we celebrate how the Holy Spirit gave birth to the church,
the Welcome Team is serving Birthday Cake.

Small Groups and Table Fellowships

We have leaders ready to form new small groups and table fellowships.

Women's Morning Bible Study

Join us at Live Oak Church on 3407 Maybank Highway
Tuesdays 9:30 am to 11am
For more information contact Mary Seabrook or Jenifer Fayette

16th Sunday after Pentecost
September 25

In Person:

10:00 a.m. Worship Service at Haut Gap Middle School
Adult Sunday School 9 a.m. Haut Gap Middle School
Nursery is available 9:45a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Children's Discipleship following children's homily


Amos 6:1-7
Psalm 146
Acts 2:12-21
Luke 16:19-31

The Rev. Arthur Jenkins

Live Services on Facebook

8 a.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. Sunday
Please send us your prayers through Facebook or through the website.



Registration Open for Fall Women's Retreat at Camp St. Christopher through Saturday October 8, 2022


Thu. Sep 22-25. New Wineskins for Global Missions Ridgecrest, NC

Sat. Sep 24. 8-11 a.m. Yard Give hosted by Live Oak Church. Donations accepted Mon. Sep 19-23


Oct. 17 - 5 p.m. St. Alban's Chapel Citadel Dinner. Contact Ben Dixon.

Oct 21 - Sun Oct 23 Fall Women's Retreat, Camp St Christopher

Oct. 28 - Haut Gap Fall Festival from 12:30-2:30


Sat. Nov. 6. Parish Picnic

Sat. Nov 19. The Feeding of the Multitude


Monthly Groups

2nd Thursday-Saturday. Blessing Baskets. Contact Walt Miller.

2nd Saturday 9 a.m. Postponed. St. John's Christian Fellowship breakfast - Men and Women.

2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. Daughters of the Holy Cross. Contact Sally Dixon

3rd Tuesday. 6:30 p.m. Global Missions. Contact Bill Anderson

3rd Saturday 10 a.m. Word Weavers. Contact Bonnie Anderson

Weekly Groups

Join a Small Study Group In Person and Online

Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Girl's Morning Out Bible study group. Contact Mary Seabrook

Tuesdays 10 a.m. Truth Seekers Bible Study. Contact Emily Leland or Mary Agnes Seabrook

Wednesdays 7 a.m. Men's Bible Study. Contact Walt Miller

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. Contact Bill Leland

Thursdays 10 a.m. Bible Babes. Contact Kay Kitchens

Thursdays 2 p.m. Women's Bible group, led by Polly Sosnowski

Sundays 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School at Haut Gap Middle School in a Classroom. Contact Walt Miller

Sundays. Children's discipleship following homily.

Sundays. Combined Middle and High School Grades 6-12, Youth Group. Contact Rob Schluter

Partner Groups

Mondays 10:00 - 1:45 p.m. Respite Care Charleston in Walton Hall, Maybank Hwy.

Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. AA in Walton Hall, Maybank Hwy.

Tuesdays 7 p.m. Al-Anon in the peach room Walton Hall, Maybank Hwy.

Thursdays 10:00 - 1:45 p.m. Respite Care Charleston in Walton Hall, Maybank Hwy.

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


New Business Information

PLEASE NOTE We have a new office phone number 843-619-3558
Our mail address is PO Box 125, Johns Island SC 29457
10 a.m. Sunday Service will take place at Haut Gap Middle School, 1861 Bohicket Rd.
Offering checks should be payable to St. John's Parish Church.
Any other notations will be rejected by our bank.

Be sure your bank is updated with these details if you send your offerings though a bank issued check payment. Does not apply to Online Giving

The Journey is No Longer Available

If you would like to get a print copy of the Sept - Dec issue, please call 407-628-4330 or send an email to The cost is $11. However, beginning with the January 2023 issue, it will only be available for online download, but will be free of charge! You can look for it to be available beginning around December 1, 2022, at

Haut Gap Welcome Team Ministry

To learn more about how you can welcome others, read more about Welcome Ministry opportunities and contact Lori Moore
Click here to find out more about the Welcome Ministry Opportunities (PDF updated 08032022)

Helping Our Christian Brothers and Sisters in Ukraine

Critical help is needed now! The quickest and easiest way to make a contribution is to click on and donate online. ARDF is a 501(c)3 and you'll get a receipt. Or you can donate by check payable to "ARDF/Ukraine Relief" and mail to:
Anglican Relief and Development Fund, P.O. Box 645354 Pittsburgh, PA 15264-5354

Disaster Relief for Kentucky

Once the floods in Eastern Kentucky subside, we will have opportunities to provide relief to those affected by the disaster. Currently we are looking for financial donations which should be directed to St Johns Parish Church and include Kentucky flood relief in the memo line.

We will be putting together flood buckets that will include infant and school supplies. More details to follow. On site relief will also include supporting the food kitchens out of a school cafeteria and delivering the flood buckets. Stephen Haynsworth is our Parish Disaster Response Coordinator and will be providing more details soon.

Anglican Relief and Development Fund® (ARDF)

ARDF has trusted partners willing and able to respond to crises. 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


Altar Flowers Sep 18

The flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of his father and brother, Jesse A. Boyce Sr. & Jesse A. Boyce Jr. by Ron & Claudia Boyce.

St. John's Altar Flower Ministry designs flower creations each week for Sunday services. 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.


Sep 25
O merciful Lord, grant to your faithful people pardon and peace, that we may be cleansed from all our sins and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Prayer for Kentucky

Almighty God, giver of life and restorer of all things; provide the light of your Son Jesus Christ to shine in the midst of darkness for the people of both eastern and western portions of Kentucky. Abide with them through clean up, restoration, and rebuilding. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Lord in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Prayer for Ukraine

Heavenly Father, we pray for Christians to persevere through war; we ask you for peace, the presence of Almighty God, to be with all people in Ukraine. May the Spirit preside over your people. Through your only Son our Savior Jesus Christ. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Anglican Diocesan of SC Cycle of Prayer

Anglican Diocese of South Carolina
The Rev. Jon Schuler-Interim
Christ the King-Grace, Waccamaw
Pawleys Island

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Missionary Diocese of All Saints
Bishop Richard Lipka and his wife, Susan
Bishop Winfield Mott, and his wife, Margaret.


Connect with St. John's


Mailing address is PO Box 125, Johns Island SC 29457
Church Office (843-619-3558)
Fr. Jeremy Shelton, Rector (843-364-9381,
Rob Schluter, Family Pastor (843-908-1853,
Lori Moore, Community Connections Pastor (843-513-7463,
Sally Dixon, Admin. (843-709-4894,
E-News and updates for website, (
Vestry Members 2022: Ben Dixon (Sr. Warden), Ann Edenfield, Barbara Johnson, Jon Grandin, Jeff Lamberson, Debbie Hawkins, Don Machiorlete, Becky Nisoff, Lindy Reynolds, Jane Vaughan, Jay Withington (Jr. Warden), Todd Young

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. Watch though our mobile app 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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PO Box 125, Johns Island, SC 29457
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