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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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  • Holy Week and Easter Schedule

    Sunday, April 14*
    Palm Sunday

    Worship Services: 8 and 10:30 am, Church
    Dramatic Reading of the Lord’s Passion, 10:30 am with Drum Circle
    Reception on the Patio following 10:30 am service, hosted by St. Monica's Guild
    Fellowship Breakfast, 9:00 am, Gym
    Sunday School, 9:30 am, Heyward Hall
    Easter Egg Hunt, 4 pm, Still Hopes, hosted by St. Anne’s Guild

    Monday, April 15 through Wednesday, April 17
    Holy Eucharist - daily
    6 pm, Chapel, Lower Level of Heyward Hall

    Thursday, April 18*
    Maundy Thursday Service, 6 pm
    Followed by All Night Watch

    Friday, April 19*
    Good Friday Service, 12 pm, Church
    Join the Guild of the Flowering Cross to decorate the church for Easter following the service
    Office Closed at 12 pm

    Sunday, April 21*
    Easter Sunday Services: 7:45, 9:00 & 11:00 am
    Family Service, 9:00 am with St. John’s Singers and Trumpets
    Bring Fresh Flowers to Decorate the Cross

    *Nursery Provided

  • Lenten Wednesday Night Programs and Supper

    March 13 - April 10
    The New Life of Grace: Our Wednesday night series for Lent includes teaching on the wonder and challenge of Christian life. St. John's clergy and some guests including the Revs. Jimmy Hartley and Susan Heath will be our presenters. Drawing on a prayer near the end of the baptismal service, we will take up themes from the hoped-for life of the newly baptized, including having "an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy and wonder in all your works.”

    The Children’s Lenten program is specially fit to match The New Life of Grace. We will do crafts, play games, and sing songs that relate to the message being taught that week. We would love to see y'all there! If you're interested in helping out with this important ministry, contact Maggie Mallette at

    Wednesday night Schedule:

    • 5:15 pm Nursery
    • 5:15 pm Children’s Music (Choir Room)
    • 6:00 pm Supper (Gym), provided by the Wednesday Night Kitchen Crew
    • 6:30 pm Programs
      • Children (Room 215)
      • Adults & Youth (Dining Room)
  • Our Worship This Sunday

    During the offertory at the 10:30 service this Sunday morning, the Chancel Choir will sing an arrangement of the hymn "Forty days and forty nights" by Harrison Oxley.  This piece uses complex harmonies in the organ to help illustrate the text which the choir sings.

    The St. John's Drum Circle will meet at 3 pm this Sunday in the music room.

    The St. John's singers will rehearse at 4 pm this Sunday in the music room this afternoon.

    Music Makers (4K-Grade 2) will meet Wednesday evening at 5:15 pm in the music room.

  • Family Ministries

    This Sunday Night, we'll have Cornerstone at Trinity Cathedral, from 5 - 7! Meet at Trinity, and from there we'll head to the state house lawn to play some games. We'll have dinner and fellowship with one another, and hear a message from a high schooler from St. Martin's! Hope to see you there!

    Lent In A Bag After the service, pick up a paper bag full of items to help with individual or family worship during the season of Lent! Bags will be at the refreshments table, and will help guide you through a season of meditation and contemplation. Contact Maggie for more information!

    6th-8th graders: get signed up for Be Unconventional, a diocesan retreat April 5-7, at Camp Gravatt! Have fun with games, worship, and growing in your faith with other people from all over the diocese!

    Register as "JFMF" for free registration from the Jack Fleischer Memorial Fund. Deadling for registration is Monday, March 18.

    5th graders: Get excited for the 5th Grade Bridge Retreat, which will be at Camp Gravatt, April 27-28. Get a taste of what Diocesan Youth Ministry is all about, and make new friends from all over! Sign up at, and register as "JFMF" for free registration.

  • We're getting geared up for Vacation Bible School 2019!

    The theme this year is All Creatures Great and Small--we'll be exploring the critters of the Bible together, scheduled for June 10-13. Registration will open soon for children 3K-5th grade.

    If you're interested in helping with this awesome, fun ministry, send an email to Maggie at!

  • Way of the Cross Services

    Fridays at 12:15 pm
    March 15, 22, 29; April 5 and 12
    Meet on the patio between the church and Heyward Hall for a prayer walk around Shandon.

    The Way of the Cross imitates the practice of visiting the places of Jesus' Passion in the Holy Land by early Christian pilgrims. We'll make our own local pilgrimage as we remember the Lord's passion.

    Rain location: in the church.

  • Spring Grounds Day

    The Property Committee will hold their Spring Grounds Day on Saturday, April 6 from 9 am - 1 pm.

    Bring your garden gloves, rakes and shovels. Water provided. 

  • Early Service Hymn Project

    Your feedback is invited as we put together a list of hymns for more frequent use at our 8 AM service of Holy Eucharist. This more intimate gathering (about 60 most Sundays) is enriched with organ music and a final hymn. We'd like for that hymn to be on the lips of most worshipers and hope that a selection of singable, familiar hymns will further that goal. Send your hymnnominations to Michael Brown ( or hand Fr. Beasley a note with your hymn.

    We can't promise every hymn submitted will find frequent use but will be thankful for your suggestions.

  • Connections

    A social group for singles, couples and their families in their late 20s, 30s and early 40s. Will meet on April 25 at the Tevepaughs. BYOB and an appetizer to share. Any questions, contact Ashley Jaillette at 803-331-5491.

    Newcomers are welcome!

  • Jack Fleischer Memorial Fund

    Along with paying for all Diocesan Retreats the Jack Fleischer Memorial Fund awards grants to the youth of St. John's for summer camp. $100 Grants are available to 6th-12th graders attending Camp Gravatt, Camp St. Christopher or Camp Kanuga. Applications are now open and are due April 1, 2019. (Grant money will be sent directly to the applicant)

    JFMF Application

    Logo Design by Madelyn Smith

    • The three waves represent not only the Trinity being with us and Jack's faith in the Lord, but also his enjoyment of creation especially by the ocean.
    • White represents baptism into the family of Christ, the same family that rejoices in and will keep proclaiming the hope of Jesus to others through stewarding the gifts of the JFMF.
    • The green represents Camp St. Christopher and Jack's love for that community and building relationships.
    • The yellow is the same shade of yellow used in the Boy Scouts logo and represents the light of Christ that shone so brightly in Jack.


    Stickers with the logo are available for purchase for $5 with all proceeds going back to the fund. Contact Victoria Fleischer, 803.873.8071.

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