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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

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St. John's Episcopal Church
2827 Wheat St
Columbia, South Carolina 29205
Phone 803.799.4767

Worship & Sunday School

Sunday
  • 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
Wednesday
  • 12:00 pm - Holy Eucharist
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Announcements

  • 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 aruderman@sc.rr.com 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 jdboylston@gmail.com or 803-636-6753

    Needed:

    • 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 bryant.blakeslee@icloud.com or Pat O'Keefe at patbokeefe@gmail.com
    • Dinner Providers - 6:00 to 7:30 pm, dinner is served at 6:30 - Sunday night through Saturday night - please contact Leigh Jones at jonesau69@gmail.com
    • 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 jdboylston@gmail.com
    • Sunday Setup - Set up bedrooms for guests Sunday afternoon. Contact Stacy Collins at stacyncollins@hotmail.com
    • Laundry - Sunday will need laundry helpers. Linens and towels need to be washed. No hurry in returning clean items. Contact jdboylston@gmail.com

    If you have any questions contact John Boylston at jdboylston@gmail.com or 803-636-6753

    If you have any questions contact John Boylston at
    jdboylston@gmail.com or 803-636-6753

  • Harvest Eve

    Sunday, November 18. Come and sing your favorite Thanksgiving hymns and the traditional evening canticles in the church. Service begins at 5:30 pm.

    Afterwards, enjoy dinner hosted by the Men of St. John’s in the Barr Center Gym.

  • 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.

  • United Thank Offering

    Sunday, November 18, at St. John's. The United Thank Offering (UTO), occurring on Sunday, November 18, is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.

    UTO envelopes, prayers and coin boxes can be found in the Church narthex and the atrium, main level of Heyward Hall.

  • 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.

  • Help Host or Sponsor Fellowship Breakfasts 

    This Fall we are excited to continue our Fellowship Breakfast on Sunday mornings from 9:00 a.m to 9:30 am before Sunday school in the Barr Center.  If you would like to help with this ministry, please consider sponsoring a breakfast, hosting a breakfast, or both. The sponsor is asked to make a minimum donation of $150.  The host group will be responsible for providing juice and fruit, serving breakfast, and cleaning-up.  The Breakfast Committee has established a menu for each week, and the Committee will be responsible for all of the cooking and grocery shopping! Even if you are unable to sponsor or host, bring your whole family every Sunday to enjoy great food and great fellowship!

    Sign up to serve or sponsor breakfast online HERE!

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