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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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  • Keenagers Luncheon and Program

    Save the Date. Keenagers Luncheon and Program for men, women, and couples over 60.

    Thursday, May 24, 12 pm, Barr Center Dining Room

  • United Thank Offering

    The United Thank Offering (UTO) 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 the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion. 

    Sunday, April 15 - Sunday, April 22

  • Connections

    A social group for married and singles in their 20s and 30s, Will hold their April gathering on Thursday, April 26, 7 pm.

    Hosted at the Koehlers residence; BYOB, and an appetizer to share.

  • Welcome!

    St. John’s Episcopal Church is pleased to announce Lori K. Anderson has joined our parish staff as Finance Administrator.

    Lori is a retired accounting and finance professional from Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS). She started her career at the insurance company when she was a senior in high school, working part-time in the accounting department. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, she continued working with BCBS.  For the next 30 years, Lori was promoted to various accounting and financial positions, overseeing staff, and managing many senior level business projects at BCBS.

    Lori’s main hobby outside of work is taking care of her family. Lori met Kevin, her husband, during a youth retreat at church and have been married for 28 years. They have two children, Christy, 19 and Ashlee, 23. “What I love most is hearing from my children that they want to spend time with me and Kevin,” said Lori. “We are a close-knit family.”

    Kevin and Lori attend Riverland Hills Baptist Church and live in Irmo, SC. Lori can be reached by email at the parish office at Please welcome Lori to St. John’s!

  • St. John's Gravatt Day!

    Outdoor Service and Parish Picnic for EVERYONE!

    Sunday, May 6, 2018
    St. John’s Parish

    Join your St. John's family on Sunday, May 6 at Gravatt Camp and Conference Center in Aiken, SC.  Worship service begins at 10:30 am at the Outdoor Chapel of the Holy Spirit on the camp side.  Afterward, enjoy a picnic lunch in the camp dining hall. Chicken, mac & cheese, and green beans provided by our ministry teams, guilds and the MOSJ. Please bring a dessert or side item to share. After lunch, enjoy field games, swimming, boating, and porch sitting. Questions, contact St. John's Gravatt Day Chair Barbara Jones at

    As an added benefit to St John's Gravatt Day, join Gravatt for their annual Under the Tent event the night before!

    Saturday, May 5
    Under the Tent

    This year Under the Tent is the night before St. John's Gravatt Day and is being held at Gravatt for the first time. Enjoy a beautiful farm to table dinner for adults. Children ages 5-16 will enjoy Under the Tent Camp with summer staff. All overnight guests will be served a hot breakfast. Childcare will be provided onsite for children 9 months - 4 years from 5 - 10:00 pm on Saturday.  For accommodations, tickets and more specific information about this event, visit the Gravatt Events at Questions, contact Associate Development Director Christine Koutrakos at

  • Transitions Tour

    Servant Ministry invites the parish to tour Transitions on Saturday, April 28 at 10 am. Transitions is the largest Midlands homeless center which moves people from homeless to housed by providing counseling, life skills and access to services in order to end homelessness. The tour is a result of the recent Ministry Fair hosted by Servant Ministry at St. John's where parish members heard a presentation on specific services provided by Transitions. The center is located at 2025 Main Street in Columbia. Parking is available and carpooling is encouraged. Please RSVP by Thursday, April 26 to 

    For more information and specific details about the tour, check out our Facebook event page next week. 

  • Fellowship Breakfast

    9:00 - 9:30 AM
    Barr Center

    Everyone is invited to enjoy breakfast with your parish family each Sunday morning at 9 am.  Different groups within the church provide breakfast each week, so plan on stopping by to eat and visit with others between services and before Sunday School! 

    Breakfast in the Barr Center. Hope to see you there!

  • Family Yoga at St. John's - New Date and Time

    All ages and levels welcome (babies under 2 must be in carrier inward facing). Tuesdays 10:15 am starting Holy Week.

    Multipurpose Room, lower level of Heyward Hall.

  • KAIROS Ministry

    Twice a year, members from our parish serve on the Kairos ministry team. Kairos is a “short course in Christianity” for the inmates at Broad River Correction Institution, in Columbia. The team returns monthly for half-day visits to help encourage those who have participated in the weekend. The Kairos ministry is supported by the prayers and donations of concerned churches and individuals throughout the state. The next Kairos will be held on April 26-29. New participants are always welcome.

    You may support this ministry by baking cookies for the inmates. We need lots of cookies (8,000 dozen, to be exact!) That means that we need you to start backing now! Place bagged and labeled cookies for Kairos in the freezer (marked “Kairos”) located in the Barr Center Kitchen by 4 pm on Tuesday, April 24. If you would prefer to purchase cookies they are $35.00 a box. Each box has 220 cookies.

    Checks may be made out to “BRCI Cookie Fund” and given to the Rev. Scott Fleischer at the parish office. 

  • Servant Ministry supports Fresh Start

    Fresh Start is an outreach program sponsored by St. Luke's Episcopal Church. It is coordinated by Deacon Dianna Deaderick along with her husband Doug. This mission provides free food, clothing, free showers and free laundry services to those in need. All this takes place in the O'Neal Center on Thursdays from 10 am to 3 pm and the second and fourth Saturdays. Donations of men's boxers (large and x-large) would be appreciated.

    Make your donations by dropping off items in the Fresh Start box at St. John's located in the break room across from the parish office in Heyward Hall. Volunteers are always needed too.

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