St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC


September 21, 2023

support the Kairos team

The Kairos team is going into Lieber Correctional Institute in Ridgeville SC on October 10 – 13 ( first time in 3 years since covid).
How can you help?
We need 100 dozen home baked cookies from St Johns Parish Church.  Allow to cool and place in a sturdy, clean, cardboard box (like a shoebox), and pray over the cookies that the Holy Spirit would change lives. Please do not add fruit in the cookies.
Stephen Haynsworth will pick them up Sunday Oct 8.
Pray for the Kairos weekend between 6am Oct 10 through 4pm Oct 13.
Write a short letter of encouragement. Only include your first name and fold in half.
Guests are allowed to enter the prison for the closing from 2-4pm Oct 13
Contact Stephen Haynsworth if interested. 843-870-6860

Support a Haut Gap Teacher 

Ms. D would love our help in motivating her students. If you or your community group would like to supply her class store for a month, contact Sally Frazier.

Youth Group

Middle School (6th-8th Grades): Sundays 2PM - 3PM
High School (9th-12th Grades): Sundays 3PM - 4PM
We believe discipleship is a journey which starts at home and is supported by the work of the church. Our desire is for the gospel of Jesus Christ to be shared with the students in a way that it is applicable in their lives.

Contact Rob Schluter for more information.

Upcoming Middle School Retreat

 The Mondo middle school retreat will be held October 13-15, 2023, at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton, SC.

This year, we’ll be asking a MONDO question: Who is God?

Upcoming High School Retreat

The Regenerate high school retreat will be held November 10-12, 2023, at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton, SC.

This year’s teaching will go through the book of Philippians to discover how you belong to God and to God’s family because of who Jesus is and what he has done.


Ministry Schedules

Ministry Leaders, if you have any changes to your group's schedule as we are kicking off for the season, please email Sally to avoid any scheduling conflicts.

St. John's Parish Church
Building Fund

Donations toward our future permanent space may be made directly to St. John’s Parish Church with “Building Fund” in the memo line or by giving online and selecting "Building Fund".
Please remain in prayer as the Lord leads us to our permanent space on Johns Island.

Fundraiser for Building Fund

Jay Withington has handcrafted and donated a limited number of crosses which are replicas of our altar cross. They are available for a donation toward the building fund. Get yours on Sunday or during the week at Resurrection Hall.

As of September 20, $8,605 has been contributed to the building fund through this fundraiser.
100% of the proceeds go to the building fund.

Prayer for our Parish

Dear Heavenly Father,
Together we are united with the saints of the household of God; built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Jesus Christ himself being the cornerstone.
In Christ alone our church is being joined together, and is growing into a holy temple of the Lord by the Spirit.
Through Your wisdom may we discern where You want us to be;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord and the power of the Holy Spirit,

Wild At Heart Men's Retreat

October 5-8, 2023

Men, this is not a retreat about how to be a nicer guy! It is a 4-day quest into the recovery of a man’s masculine soul, the release of a man’s heart—his passions and his true nature—all given to him by God. It’s an invitation to rush the fields of Bannockburn, to go West, to leap the falls and save the beauty. For if a man is going to know who he truly is as a man, if he’s going to find life worth living, love a woman deeply, and not pass on his confusion to his children, he simply must get his heart back! Click here for more info.

Sailing with St John's 
Parish Church

October 7, 2023

Sponsored by the Men of St John’s Parish Church

Save the date for a fun-filled Saturday on the water with the men of St John’s Parish Church.  Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or someone who would like to learn the ropes, this event is for you!  There will be plenty of food, fun and fellowship!  More details to come, but for now – save the date!

Men's Fall Hike

October 19-22, 2023

In our highly technological and interconnected world, there is a place you can unplug from it all and reconnect with God through fellowship and worship on the trail. This fall, the planned trip is to Table Rock State Park near Pickens, SC.  The hike is still in the planning stages, but promises to be an exciting time! More details to come, but for now – save the date.  For more information, contact Ben Dixon:

Men's Group

The men meet Tuesday evenings at 7:30PM in Resurrection Hall to go through Timothy Keller's The Meaning of Marriage. All men are welcome to attend. For more info contact Sam Gervais or Heath Gunther.

St John’s Parish Church
Building Committee Update

It’s amazing to watch the people of St John’s work together to establish a new church home.  Here’s a list of what has been accomplished through everyone’s contributions:
  • A twenty-acre piece of property on Main Road presented itself via Johns Island/Wadmalaw friends.
    • The property is all on high ground (20 feet above sea level).
    • The property is not in a flood zone.
    • 11 acres of the property have been delineated as “upland” wetland.
    • 9 acres of the property are free and clear for development and buffered nicely by the wetland zones.
    • The building committee has finished the due diligence period with positive results.
    • So far all questions about the property have been sufficiently addressed and cause no significant concerns.
    • St. John’s Parish Church will move to close on the property on October 3, 2023.
Click below and select "Building Fund" to help us reach our goal.

Painting FundRaiser for Building Fund

Claudia Boyce is  making some of her paintings available to anyone who makes a donation to our Building Fund from now until the end of October.  Her goal is to offer a total of 50 paintings.  These are smaller paintings that she typically paints in one day.  You can go to her website and check out the available paintings in the “Donate to St. John’s Parish Building Fund” section. In the comments section of each painting, you will see the size, description, availability, and minimum amount of donation  based on size.  Also, she will consider painting from a photo of your choice, provided it can be painted in one day.  If you want a painting, send Claudia an email about it and donate to St. John’s Parish Church. On the memo line, write Building Fund/Painting. Any questions: contact Claudia Boyce at 843-860-8811 or

As of September 20, $3,250 has been contributed to the building fund through this fundraiser.

Thank you to everyone who helped provide dinner for the cadets for their Monday evening chapel service.

and Preschool

We need three adult or young adult volunteers to serve our nursery and preschool children each Sunday. Would you consider signing up to help a couple of Sundays so we can continue to pour into the next generation?

The 17th Sunday After Pentecost
September 24 - PROPER 20

10AM Service at Haut Gap Middle School

Children's Discipleship following Homily

This Week's Readings

Jonah 3:10-4:11
Psalm 145:14-21
Philippians 1:21-27
Matthew 20:1-16


Fr. Jeremy Shelton

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Ministry of the Week

Adult Sunday School

Every Sunday before the worship service, we gather for fellowship and to study Scripture. We currently have two Adult Sunday School classes available, both open for anyone to attend.

The Call of the Church

Haut Gap @ 9 am - in the Atrium
Join us as Doug LeBlanc and Lori Moore lead is on a study of Ephesians, and we see how the Lord is making all things new. Why we are studying Ephesians? Click here for more info.

Ezra & Nehemiah

Haut Gap @ 9 am - in the Classroom
Join us as we begin a new study on Ezra & Nehemiah. For more information, contact Walt Miller.

Altar Flowers September 17

The flowers were given to the glory of God,
in loving memory of his father and brother, Jesse A. Boyce Sr. & Jr.,
by Ron & Claudia Boyce.
There are a limited number of Sundays still available this year to dedicate the Altar Flowers in remembrance or honor of a loved one. If you would like to dedicate the Altar Flowers, please contact Sally at

Calendar Events

Regular Group Meetings