Welcome to St. John's Episcopal Church. We look forward to you joining us in worship on Sundays or participating in our various fellowship programs, Bible studies or other activities. If you would like to speak to someone about our church or receive further information, please contact Holly with our Newcomers and Guests' Committee.
Weekly Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Palm Sunday, April 9
Services at 8 & 10:30 am
Reception on the Patio following the 10:30 am service
Hosted by St. Monica’s Guild
Sunday school for all ages, 9:30 am
Easter Egg Hunt, Still Hopes, 4 - 5:30 pm
Hosted by Connections
Bring your own Easter basket
April 10, 11 & 12
Holy Eucharist - daily
6 pm, Church
Maundy Thursday, April 13
Maundy Thursday Service, 6 pm**
Followed by All Night Watch
Good Friday, April 14
Good Friday Service, 12:15 pm
Decorating for Easter, Holy Saturday, April 15
Guild of the Flowering Cross
9:00 am - 12 pm
Easter Day, Sunday, April 16
Services at 7:45, 9** & 11:15** am
Bring cut flowers to decorate the cross on the front steps of the church
(No Sunday School or Children's Chapel)
**Nursery will be provided
Every year around Mother's Day the "Hand Shop" opens to allow students with limited resources to shop for a gift for their mother, grandmother or special person. Donated gifts may be gently used - but still in good shape. Gift bags and tissue paper are always needed.
Items may be dropped off in the blue bin (marked "Hand") in the Heyward Hall break room or at Hand Middle School.
Save the date for the annual children's Easter Egg hunt, Sunday April 9
4:00-5:30 at Still Hopes!
With your help, St. John’s Church will be decorated for Easter. For $25 you may contribute to the purchase of altar flowers, lilies, and window and basket arrangements in memory of, in honor of, or in thanksgiving for a loved one. Make checks payable to St. John’s and note “Easter Flowers” in the memo line. Pick up a form in the Church narthex or Heyward Hall.
St. John's families, come transform the cross on Easter morning with beautiful flowers. The flowering cross is a symbol of new life found in the promise of Easter. It's a striking way to reflect upon the resurrection.
Join us in the tradition at all three services, 7:45, 9:00 & 11:15 am.
Hosted by the Men of the Church
Saturday, March 25
Kings Grant Clubhouse
Oysters, chicken bog and chili will be served
5pm for BYOB cocktail hour. 6 pm for Dinner & Silent Auction
Cost is $15 a person.
Many items will be available for the silent auction as in years past.
A live auction will be held later in the evening. There will also be a raffle for a Yeti cooler.
Come and experience how and why the church is growing and changing in the 21st century! We’re following the book SHIFT: Three Big Moves for the 21st Century Church by the Rev. Mark Tidsworth. Bring your family and friends along for a fellowship supper in the Barr Center Gym at 6:00 pm (children’s music program 5:00-5:45 pm) and our Lenten program downstairs in the Multipurpose Room 6:30-7:15 pm. RSVP for programs and dinner by Monday at Noon.
MENU FOR THIS WEDNESDAY : Potato soup, Ham and Swiss sandwiches on regular bread (not rye) and Brownies
We ask the congregation to recognize and continue its support for Coins for Change. The program is designed to provide financial support for our Weekend Backpack Food Program, which is coordinated by the St John's Servant Ministry's Committee to help bring needed food items to the students of Hand Middle School. The food is given to students of the school who have been identified as homeless or in transition between homes. Ten dollars in change will feed a child for one weekend. So keep scrambling for those coins from your piggy bank jars to the depths of your sofa cushions! We have many great children to feed with both the food we bring as well as the love we share with them.
Help the Servant Ministry Team fill the basket with items for Harvest Hope every Sunday.
Join St. John’s on Sunday, May 7 for a church service at 10:30 am at the Outdoor Chapel of the Holy Spirit on the camp side of Gravatt Camp and Conference Center in Aiken, SC. Enjoy a picnic lunch following the service. Chicken, mac & cheese and green beans provided by the church, church ministry teams and guilds. If you haven't been asked to bring an item from your guild or ministry team by May 7, bring a dessert or a side to share with 6-8 people. Swimming, boating, fishing (bring your own gear) and games, following lunch until 3:00 pm.
For more information contact Gravatt Day Committee Chair Barbara Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Anne's is creating a St. John's cookbook and we want everyone to be a part of it! Please email your best/favorite recipes for appetizers, main dishes, vegetables, desserts and beverages to email@example.com. Children are also encouraged to submit their favorites as well! All recipes need to be submitted no later than March 13, and can either be dropped off or mailed to the church. Please be sure to include your name and any history or story you would like to share about the recipe.
For more information, contact Reeve Ballew at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 803.331.6234.
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