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St. John's CrossWelcome to St. John’s Episcopal Church. All are welcome. We are happy to have you here and hope you enjoy worshiping with us. If you would like to speak with someone about our church or receive further information, please contact Holly Godwin with the Newcomer & Guests’ Committee at You can also contact The Rev. Nicholas M. Beasley at, or The Rev. Scott Fleischer at

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 - Fellowship Breakfast
  • Sunday School - 9:30
  • After 10:30 service - Coffee Hour
  • 10:30am - Holy Eucharist - Rite II
  • 11:45 pm - Holy Eucharist
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  • Partnership Cange Symposium at St. John's

    The World Mission Committee of our diocese and St. John's host a meeting of those involved in our work in Cange, on the Central Plateau of Haiti.

    Join us Friday evening at 7:30 for dessert and a screening of Bending the Arc, a Sundance festival film that follows the lives of Jim Yong Kim, Paul Farmer, and Ophelia Dahl. As medical students, they came together in Cange, a squatter settlement in Haiti and became determined to provide the same world-class level of medical care there they would expect for their own families. Reaching far beyond the issue of health care, Bending the Arc shows how moral imagination, strategy, and sheer will together can change the trajectory of the world, bending the arc of the moral universe closer to justice. Donations will be invited.

    Saturday sessions begin at 9 AM and explore the many dimensions of the mission in Cange, including literacy, agriculture, medicine, spiritual life, and economic development. Lunch and snacks are included in the $15 registration feel.

    An agenda is available HERE.

  • MOSJ host Annual Meeting

    Wednesday, February 20. featuring Taylor Lamb

    All Men of St. John's (MOSJ) are invited to a MOSJ Annual Meeting on Monday, February 20 at 6:00 pm in the Barr Center. Come enjoy a low country boil, fellowship and hear our guest speaker Taylor Lamb, Offensive Graduate Assistant for the University of South Carolina Football Program. Lamb was born and raised in Greenville, SC where his dad, Bobby Lamb, served as the Head Football Coach at Furman University. After graduating from Calhoun High School in Georgia, Lamb earned a football scholarship to Appalachian State University. Lamb played football at Appalachian State from 2013-2017 and was the starting quarterback four seasons with the Mountaineers. He finished his college career first in Appalachian State and Sun Belt Conference history with 90 touchdown passes. He played in 51 career games, starting the final 49 and posting a 36-13 record. His most recent accolade was his honor of 2017-2018 Sun Belt Male Athlete of the Year. Lamb now resides in Columbia and works directly with the Gamecock quarterbacks under coaches Dan Werner and Bryan McClendon. Lamb is engaged to his beautiful fiancé, Halie, and the two will be married this year in March.

    For more information, contact Scott Ballew at

  • ECW Flowering Plant Sale

    St. Teresa’s Guild is taking orders for geraniums, dragon wing begonias and new guinea impatiens. Orders must be received by March 24, and will be available for pickup on April 7 at the church. Make checks payable to St. John’s Episcopal Church at the time of ordering. They are $20 each (10 inch pots) and forms are located in the Church Narthex and in the Atrium of Heyward Hall. Proceeds fund the Episcopal Church Women.

    Questions, please contact Mackie at 767-1338.

  • Summer Youth Intern Application

    We are looking for a few students (college and high school) who would be willing to intern at St. John’s during the summer of 2019. Interns will assist with Children’s and Youth Ministries, mission activities, and maybe with some administrative duties, assisting the staff as needed.

    An application is available HERE and is due in mid-March.

  • Join the Good Book Club

    The Good Book Club - Reading of Romans - Dinner for participants on February 6

    During the season of Epiphany, you are invited to join with other Episcopalians in exploring Paul’s letter to the Romans. For two months, Good Book Club participants will read short segments – on average ten verses – of Romans each day. To sign up for daily readings, email On Wednesday, February 6, participants are invited to gather together over dinner to discuss and reflect on the readings. The dinner will be held in the Barr Center dining room. For additional resources and links to Forward Movement , visit This week's reflection: Paul was speaking to two cultures: Jews and Gentiles. How does that understanding of the context impact your understanding of his words today? What is similar about our current context? What is different? If we were saved by works, how would that change your understanding of grace? If we are saved by grace alone—and nothing we do can affect that—then what’s the incentive to follow God’s law? How can we be reconciled to God?

    For more information about the Good Book Club at St. John's, email Lee Rambo at


  • St. John’s Parish Weekend Retreat at Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center - Register Today

    March 1 - 3

    St. John's is a people who gather at the table: the Lord's table, the family table, and the tables of our parish meals. St. John's is also a parish that loves the land, full of gardeners, keepers of bees, hunters, and many still connected to a farm, elsewhere in the state. This year's Kanuga retreat will explore the concepts of eating and gardening as liturgical practices. We will think about how eating connects us with God, our neighbor, the rest of creation, and with our own bodies. We will leave a wonderful weekend in the mountains with a renewed understanding of how faithful eating practices foster care for neighbor, place, and body in Christ-like ways.

    Our retreat leader is Chas Edens, a native of Winston-Salem and Director of Anathoth Community Garden and Farm in Cedar Grove, North Carolina. Taking its name from Jeremiah 29, Anathoth heals divisions between neighbors and the land by growing and eating food together. Chas is a graduate of NC State University where he received a BS in Horticulture. Chas is particularly passionate about connecting the life of faith with the health of the land and community. Chas lives with his wife, Hannah, and daughters, Heidi and Margaux, on the farm. The whole family will be joining us for the weekend. For more information, contact Kanuga Chairperson Ashley Jaillette at

    Pick up registration forms in Atrium and Chuch Narthex
    Or Download it HERE

  • Family Promise

     St. John's will host Family Promise the week of March 3 - 10. There are many volunteer opportunities available: Overnight Hosts, Dinner, Set-up, Laundry. Please let us know how you can help by contacting the coordinators listed below or volunteer using the Family Promise Sign Up Board on Sunday morning located outside on the patio after each service. Questions? Contact Co-chairs John or Jackie Boylston at or 803-636-6753.


    • Moving in and out - Beds must be picked up and moved into our facility on Sunday. Beds must be moved out on Sunday morning. Contact Bryant Blakeslee at or Pat O'Keefe at
    • Dinner Providers - 6:00 to 7:30 pm, dinner is served at 6:30 - Sunday night through Saturday night - please contact Leigh Jones at
    • Overnight Hosts - Sunday night through Saturday night 7:30 pm to 7:30 am – need a male and female - 2 comfortable cots - 2 rooms available - Please contact John Boylston at
    • Sunday Setup - Set up bedrooms for guests Sunday afternoon. Contact Stacy Collins at
    • Laundry - Sunday will need laundry helpers. Linens and towels need to be washed. No hurry in returning clean items. Contact

    If you have any questions contact John Boylston at or 803-636-6753

  • Opportunity for Outreach and Ministry Spotlight

    WHO: The Cooperative Ministry

    WHAT: The Cooperative Ministry’s mission is to increase the economic self-sufficiency of people experiencing poverty in the Midlands through crisis assistance and sustainability programs. The Cooperative Ministry – Working Hard for the Working Poor.

    WHY: The Cooperative Ministry’s Emergency Food Bank needs our help to be re-stocked.

    HOW: Collect any of the following and bring to the church every Sunday for the month of February! Add some of these to your weekly shopping list!

    • Spaghetti sauce
    • Spaghetti noodles
    • Canned chicken
    • Canned salmon
    • Canned tuna
    • Vienna sausages
    • Canned sardines
    • Tuna salad
    • Chicken salad
    • Corned beef hash
    • Any canned meat(s) not listed
    • Chili and beans
    • Jelly
    • Peanut butter
    • Cheese or Ritz crackers with peanut butter filling
    • Salted peanuts
    • Crackers (Ritz, Keebler, etc.)
    • Canned fruit
    • Canned diced/sliced white potatoes
    • Canned diced tomatoes
    • Cereal (regular size boxes)
    • Quick-cooking grits (2-lb. bag)
    • Quick-cooking oatmeal
    • Rice (1 or 2-lb. bags)
    • Boxed/packaged instant potatoes
    • Gravy mix
    • Bottled water
    • Soups with protein
    • Ravioli

    Let’s all do what we can to support the Cooperative Ministry

  • ShelbyNext Membership - Phone App

    St. John’s Membership Core Features While On the Go!

    • Use as a church directory. Search for parish members by last name
    • View contact information for a church member
    • Tap profile image to add a new one (Individual or Family Selfie)
    • Got a new email address? Edit your information. Edits will be approved with 24-hours by St. John's.
    • Add a church member to your Phone Contacts
    • Get directions from GoogleMaps to a parish member’s residence

    If you did not receive an email with login credentials, please email Dan Bernardo at or give the Parish Office a call at 803-799-4767.



  • Confirmation Classes Begin This Sunday

    Bishop Waldo will be at St. John's on November 17, 2019 for Confirmation. Confirmation is a sacramental rite through which confirmands express a "mature commitment to Christ,". Confirmation classes begin next Sunday, February 3 at 9:30 am in the gym. Classes are held on the first and third Sunday of each month, and confirmands may choose to attend one of the two offerings.

    Contact Gordon Schell (803-476-5555) or Eileen Schell (803-920-1487) with questions. 

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