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
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 Men of the Church. Bring a dessert or a side to share with 6-8 people or nothing at all. Just come be with us at Gravatt! Swimming, boating, fishing (bring your own gear) and games, following lunch until 3:00 pm.
VBS registration is now open for kids and volunteers! VBS at St. John's will be June 5-8 from 9 to noon.
Thursday, April 27.
We will resume Thursday May 4.
Hospitality to the Grieving
Hospitality volunteers arrange and host a reception in the Heyward Hall parlor or Barr Center at the time of a funeral or memorial service. The church and volunteers provide modest refreshments which can be supplemented by friends and family.
This is the text by Mark Tidsworth that we studied on Wednesday nights during Lent. We will be making references to this book throughout the year ahead, so come by the office and pick up a copy for your household.
This is interesting reading as we strive to be a faithful community of disciples long into the 21st century and beyond!
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.
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.
2017 Sunday School Offerings
Youth and Children
3K & 4K
Preschool and kindergarten will use the Little Lambs curriculum and explore the books of the Bible starting with the Creation Story in Genesis. This class will help lay the foundation for an early understanding of God's love for each of us and the thread of this love throughout the Old and New Testaments.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade; 2nd and 3rd Grade; 4th and 5th Grade
Grouped by grades, students in elementary school will explore part of each Sunday’s scripture readings and connect it to their everyday lives. They will learn about Old and New Testament stories and discuss traditions of the Episcopal Church, deepening their knowledge of the Bible in an approachable and interesting way. This year, elementary students will also look at the “why’s” of worship, breaking down different parts of Sunday services and the meaning behind them.
Middle School and High SchoolMiddle Schoolers will meet in room “356” each Sunday morning and high schoolers will meet in the neighboring room for a time of fellowship, food and scripture based and topical discussions about living out their faith in their daily lives. In the Spring, high school juniors and seniors are invited to participate in Confirmation class during the Sunday School.
Every Sunday at 9:30 am
The Wired Word, Parlor
Each week, participants are invited to engage in stimulating and thought-provoking conversation on current events in the context of relevant Bible scripture and from a Christian perspective.
Jesus in the Old Testament, Multipurpose Room
This 10-week course will explore how Jesus was present throughout the Old Testament. Using the book The Lamb of God by Nancy Guthrie as a guide, this class will give you a fresh perspective on the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, and a clearer understanding of Jesus as the fulfillment of scripture.
Monthly Offering, Second Sundays, Following the 8 am Service, Light Breakfast Served
The Miracles of Jesus, Dining Room
Jesus not only preached the kingdom of God in word, but he demonstrated it in power through his miraculous deeds. This unique, in-depth look at the miracles of Jesus will open your eyes to their impact on the lives he touched, what they reveal about God's heart, and their significance for us today. This study shows how each miracle reveals God’s character, the kingdom of God, and his love for you.
Hand Middle School needs donations of composition notebooks, USB memory sticks (flash drives) and index cards for the new school year.
Please leave your donations in the blue box in the Heyward Hall staff break room across from the parish office.
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