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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
  • 12:00 pm - Holy Eucharist
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  • O Come: Wednesday Evening Worship for Advent

    Preparing for holy Advent

    Wednesdays, December 5, 12 & 19;
    Evening Prayer, 6 pm, Church
    Music Makers, 5:15-5:45 pm

    Followed by a meal prepared by the WNS kitchen crew, Barr Center

    Prepare yourself for Christmas with a holy Advent, a season of waiting, pondering, and planning. Take a break from the swirl of holiday activities for worship and a meal with your church family. Our evening prayer services will include a Godly Play lesson for children, helping them focus on the deepest purposes of Christmas. Adults are sure to overhear nourishing wisdom as well, in the context of our beloved evening prayer service.

    Families welcome. Nursery Provided

  • 2018 St. John’s Annual Parish Meeting Sunday - Vestry Nominations

    Sunday, December 9, 2018

    Vestry Nominations

    The St. John's Episcopal Church Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the Barr Center following the 10:30 am service on Sunday, December 9. At this meeting, five new Vestry members, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, one delegate and alternate delegates to the Diocesan Convention will be elected. A light lunch will be served. All members, 16 years-of-age and older, are entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting, either in person or by proxy. Sunday school is scheduled on December 9. The Fellowship Breakfast has been canceled. Children are welcome to enjoy a time of fellowship in the Barr Center Dining Room during the meeting.

    Proxy voting can be completed at the Parish Office
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday, except during Thanksgiving holidays

    The 2019 Nominees

    Senior Warden
    Benton Williamson

    Junior Warden
    Julian Horst

    Vestry Members
    Brock Dillard, Craig Keeney, Will Grice, Mackie O’Keefe, Mary Sherrer

    Diocesan Delegate

    Diocesan Alternate Delegates

    Click HERE for Nominee Bios
    For more information, contact the Parish Office at 799-4767

  • Feast of Lights & 12th night Party

    Feast of Lights Casting Call! The beautiful Feast of Lights Epiphany pageant will be Sunday, January 6, with a rehearsal during the Sunday School hour. Sign-ups for ages 4 and up will begin in Sunday School, and you can also contact Ann Ruderman at directly to sign up for a role. Please indicate if you'd also like to serve in another capacity such as staging, costumes or the 12th Night Party, all of which could not happen without our wonderful annual volunteers.

    12th Night Party Investor Our investor, who found the dime this year at the 12th Night Party, is George Petroff. Son of William and Lolly Petroff, George has chosen the SC Sea Turtles as his non-profit and invites you to invest with him to support his cause.

    Join him on Sundays outside on the patio or during the Fellowship Breakfast in the Barr Center to learn more about why he's supporting the SC Sea Turtles.

  • Family Promise

     St. John's will host Family Promise December 9 - 16. 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. If you have any 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 - two comfortable cots - two 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

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

  • Parish Annual Meeting - New Date & Time

    Sunday, December 9, following the 10:30 service, Barr Center
    The St. John's Episcopal Church Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the Barr Center on Sunday, December 9 following the 10:30 am service. At this meeting, five new Vestry members, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, one delegate and alternate delegates to the Diocesan Convention will be elected. A lunch, hosted by the Vestry, will be served. All members, 16 years of age and older, are entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting, either in person or by proxy. Sunday school for adults, youth and children will not be held. Proxy voting can be completed at the Parish Office on November 19 - December 7, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. Nominee’s biographical information will be available on St. John’s website, in the church narthex, and Heyward Hall.

    For more information, contact the Parish Office at 799-4767.

  • Giving Tree

    Pick up your gift tag today! The Giving Tree has been a St. John's tradition for nearly 30 years. It is our way to reach out to those in need during Advent. Please take a tag and return gifts wrapped, bagged, and tagged to the church or Heyward Hall by December 2. If you have any questions, call the contact listed at the bottom of the tag or Elisabeth Williamson (738-1175).

    Thank you for your generous giving! Gift tags are located on the patio and in the Heyward Hall Atrium.

  • Wednesday Morning Bible Study

    Need some Gospel medicine for your weary soul? The Wednesday Morning Bible Study resumes at 10:30 on November 14, using a book of sermons by the great Episcopal preacher Barbara Brown Taylor, Gospel Medicine. The books are available in the Heyward Hall atrium for $5. We'll read some Scripture each week, related to the sermons, and conclude on December 19.

    Taylor, who long served in our neighboring diocese of Atlanta, has often been ranked among the most effective preachers in the country.

  • Hand Middle School is accepting items for the Christmas Shop

    Below are some of the things specifically requested this year. Items can be dropped off with Debbie Wood at the main office and should be delivered by Wednesday, December 12. 

    Items for men, such as sports paraphernalia (Gamecock and Clemson items are a big hit), new baseball hats, new socks, coffee mugs, key chains

    • NEW Toiletry items for men, like after-shave, cologne, body spray, lotion
    • Women's Jewelry
    • Small household knick knacks
    • NEW Toiletry items for women, like lotions, body spray, perfumes, bath products
    • We also need gift bags and tissue paper this year; we have plenty of wrapping paper.

    They can also be delivered to the break room across from the parish office in Heyward Hall. 

  • Keenagers Christmas Luncheon

    For couples and singles ages 60+

    Thursday, December 13, 12:00 pm in the Barr Center Dining Room. RSVP with the Parish Office at 803.799.4767.

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