Come Worship With Us!

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
  • 12:15pm - Holy Eucharist
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  • Rector's Bible Study

    The Rector’s Bible Study will resume this coming Thursday.

    September 28 at 11:00 am

  • St. Anne's Guild

    St. Anne's Guild will meet at Devine Foods on Tuesday, October 17 at 6 pm.

    For more information, contact Reeve Ballew at


    Children and Youth
    We hope you'll join us for this time of learning about and experiencing God, growing in faith, and building community!
    Upstairs Sunday School rooms will be moved around a bit until basement renovation is completed, so follow the signs (and the smell of fresh donuts) this Sunday to find your age group.
    3k and 4k - Downstairs classroom across from toddler nursery
    5k and 1st - Upstairs room 226
    2nd-5th (Temporarily combined rooms) Upstairs room 215
    Middle School - Upstairs room
    at the end of the hallway
    High School - Upstairs room 222

    Every Sunday at 9:30 am 
    The Wired Word, Parlor
    Participants are invited to engage in lively and thought-provoking conversations about this week’s headlines from a Christian perspective, using relevant passages of Scripture. Join parishioner and high school science teacher George Matsui as we learn how to apply our faith to current events!

    Gospel Shaped Worship, Dining Room
    What does it mean to worship God? What should we be doing when we meet together for church on Sundays, and how does that connect with what we do the rest of the week? Join your clergy as we learn how to worship God every day of the week, with all our heart, mind, soul and strength!

    Early Morning after the 8 am Service
    Thinking through Paul: A Survey of His Life, Letters, and Theology, Dining Room
    This class will first look at Paul’s life before and after his encounter with the risen Christ en route to Damascus, then examine each of Paul’s letters individually, and finally synthesize the Pauline writings to highlight the main strands of Paul’s theologizing―all the while keeping in mind the particular context of first-century Christianity. Filled with images, maps, charts, and questions for further study and discussion,Thinking through Paul is both engaging and easy-to-follow, making it the perfect choice for study. 1st class is Sunday 9/17 after Early Service, then second Sunday of the month going forward.

  • Wednesday Night Supper and Program

    September 20 - November 15
    Menu this Week:
    Amazing baked potato and salad bar, Rolls and butter, Ice cream sandwich/Cool Whip dessert, Tea, lemonade, water
    Children’s table: PBJ, string cheese or yogurt, and fruit.

    Children's Choir: 5:00 pm, Upper Level of Heyward Hall
    Nursery: 5:00 pm, Room 137
    Supper Hosted by WNS Crew: 6:00 pm, Gym
    Adult Program: 6:30 pm, Dining Room
    Middle and High School Students: 6:30 pm, Dining Room
    Chancel Choir: 7:00 pm, Music Room

    Wednesday Night Program Offering for Youth & Adults
    Financial Peace University

    What if you were following a plan for your money that you knew worked? With Financial Peace University you can take control of your money, get out of debt, and create a plan for your future. The program is open to anyone who is interested - adults and youth (6th - 12th grades). There are two ways to participate in this class. One way is to simply come and watch the videos at no cost. Those who wish to go deeper are encouraged to purchase a Membership Kit. Kits include a class workbook along with several other resources. They may be ordered by CLICKING HERE, or call 1.877.378.2667 to place an order by phone. In order to receive your materials in time for the class, please place your order by September 8. If you don't have access to a computer and need assistance purchasing the class materials, please contact the Rev. Scott Fleischer at

    Planning on attending every week? Use this form to RSVP once and save yourself some stress.

    Are you unsure if you can make it every week? Use this form to RSVP each week.

  • Organ Recital Rescheduled



  • St. John’s is hosting Family Promise of the Midlands the week of September 17–24.

    There are currently three families in the program. 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. 


    • Moving in and out - Beds must be picked up and moved into our facility on Sunday, September 17. Beds must be moved out on Sunday morning September 24. 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 Cogburn Gaillard at
    • Sunday Setup – Set up bedrooms for guests Sunday afternoon September 17. Contact Stacy Collins
    • Laundry – Sunday September 24th will need laundry helpers. Linens and towels need to be washed. No hurry in returning clean items. Contact Cathy Bourne at  

    If you have any questions contact Cathy or Davis Bourne at or 803-237-8869.

  • Tweenagers

    It is time to gather again! Our meeting will be on Thursday September 21st. Hope you can come!! Mark your calendars.
    WHEN: Thursday September 21st at 6:30
    WHERE : Cathy Bourne's house 2166 Shady Lane

    Please bring a snack or drink to share. For more infor please email 

  • RSVP

    Have you received your invitation to participate in the life of the church?

    Click HERE to RSVP

  • Mondays are for Summer Yoga

    Join parish member and instructor Lori Thrall for yoga on Monday evenings this summer at 5:30 pm in Room 215. For all ages, free of charge - bring your yoga mat and water bottle. Her dance background and diverse training helps Lori bring a classical yoga to her teaching (Iyengar, Hatha) and she likes to blend Pilates (Joe Pilates) into her teaching as well. Lori enjoys working with all ages and is excited to share her talent at St John’s in Columbia. She really appreciates the warm welcome that she and Scarlett have received from St John’s and can’t wait to give that back to the church by offering complimentary yoga for all levels.

  • SHIFT books are available in the church office for $14

    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!

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"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."
-Colossians 3:23-24

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