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St. John's CrossWelcome 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


Contact Us

St. John's Episcopal Church
2827 Wheat St
Columbia, South Carolina 29205
Phone 803.799.4767

Worship & Sunday School

  • 8:00am - Holy Eucharist - Rite I
  • Monthly Sunday School, Second Sundays, Following the 8 am Service
  • 9:00 - Coffee Hour
  • Sunday School - 9:30
  • After 10:30 service - Coffee Hour
  • 10:30am - Holy Eucharist - Rite II
  • 12:15pm - Holy Eucharist
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  • Holy Week at St. John’s

    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

  • Mother's Day at Hand

    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.

  • Easter Egg Hunt

    Save the date for the annual children's Easter Egg hunt, Sunday April 9

    4:00-5:30 at Still Hopes!

  • Decorations for Easter Order Form

    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.

    Or complete form and pay online HERE. The deadline is Thursday, April 6.

  • Flowering Cross

    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.

  • Oyster Roast & Auction

    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.

  • Wednesdays in Lent

    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

    • March 22
      From Attractional Church to Missional Church: The New Rise of Christian Mission
    • March 29
      From Consumer Church to Sacred Partnering: The New Rise of Christian Maturity
    • [Friday March 31 - Sunday April 2 at Kanuga Conference Center - Bishop Nick Dill (Diocese of Bermuda) offers us a fresh and exciting look at the apostolic foundations of Christian Discipleship, Mission, and Maturity]
    • April 5
      A new Context in a Changing Culture: Christ’s Great Commission for the 21st Century


  • Coins for Change

    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.

  • Annual Parish Picnic for Everyone!

    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

  • Calling for delicious recipes from the parish

    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  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 or by phone at 803.331.6234.

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