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
Parish Weekend Retreat
Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2.
This year's program will be led by the Rt. Rev. Nick Dill, Bishop of Bermuda. A registration brochure is available in the church or the atrium of Heyward Hall and online HERE.
For more information or to volunteer during the Kanuga weekend, contact Ashley Jaillette at email@example.com
Thursday January 19th. Mark your calendars!
WHEN: Thursday January 19th at 6:30
WHERE: Mary Dallas Moore's house 3646 Tomaka Road
WHAT: Program provided by Mackie O'Keefe
Please bring a snack or drink to share. firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Women United will hold it's Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 27 at Brookland Baptist Conference Center on Sunset Drive in West Columbia. Sign in will begin at 10:30 and luncheon will be served at 11 a.m. We are excited to announce that our keynote speaker will be Wayne Fields of the Oliver Gospel Mission who will bring us up to date about the Mission's new ministry, Toby's Place, a new shelter for homeless women and children. As Mr. Fields says, "Women - with and without children are the fastest rising demographic in the homeless population... Local women's shelters have to turn away 10-20 women and children a day due to lack of facilities and space." Please join us to hear Mr. Fields and learn about Toby's Place.
In order that Brookland Baptist can prepare for the meeting, registration must be made in advance. The cost of the luncheon is $15.00 per person. Please send money and your name to Joann Grant, 9190 Windsor Lake Blvd., Columbia, SC 29223 (email@example.com) by Jan. 20.
Make checks out to Church Women United.
Save the Date Sunday, February 5, 2017
3:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room.
Let's get together for an afternoon of fellowship and laughter over a cup or two of tea and treats. Details to follow.
Come join us on January 25 at the Rankin's home and on February 22 at the Tevepaugh's home. Both gatherings are at 7 pm, BYOB and an appetizer to share.
Friday evening February 10 - Saturday mid-afternoon February 11
Not just for married couples - singles, engaged, separated, divorced, widowed - ALL ARE WELCOME to come and learn more about the aspects and qualities of Christian Marriage! A pre-weekend on-line personality/relationship assessment is part of the cost, and will help identify strengths and areas for potential growth. Cost: $25 per person - includes pre-weekend on-line assessment, supper, breakfast, lunch, and speakers' honorarium. Childcare will be offered for those who pre-register, requesting it - an additional fee will help us offset the cost. Questions: contact Fletcher (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sarah (email@example.com).
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.
Do you have a heart for children and want to be a part of helping them know God? If you'd like to be a part of our wonderful rotating team of Children's Chapel or nursery volunteers...
Please contact Madelyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you haven't noticed that our altar rail cushions are not in good shape, your knees probably have. The new altar rail cushions have been designed and painted by nationally recognized artist, Linda Mote. The cushions are based on the seven "I am" statements from John and illustrated, primarily, with scenes from our church. They are beautiful! (We promise that the new cushion inserts will be thick and better for your knees!)
If you would like to be a part of this project or have questions, contact Mackie O'Keefe at email@example.com.
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