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.
7:45 am - The Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 am - The Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:15 am - The Holy Eucharist, Rite II
St. John's Gravatt Day is Sunday, April 27 at Gravatt Camp and Conference Center. Our church service is at 10:30 am in the outdoor Chapel of the Holy Spirit on the camp side followed by a Pot Luck Lunch. Please bring two dishes to serve 6-8 people. Drinks and paper products willbe provided. Swimming, boating, fishing (bring your own gear) and fellowship will follow the 10:30 am service until 3:00 pm. Directions: I-20 towards Augusta, Exit 29, Road 49 (Wire Road), Right off the exit and left at Bishop Gravatt Center sign. Prefer directions on your smart phone? Click Here. For more information about Gravatt, visit their website at www.bishopgravatt.org.
Youth will be participating in all three services. We are seeking seniors who will present the sermon and other youth to participate as readers and greeters. If you are interested in participating, contact email@example.com.
Come join other St. John's families this summer for the Parenting Course. This five-week course is intended for parents and care-givers of children up to ten years of age. The course will be held at 4 pm on Sundays in June beginning June 1. Over five sessions, parents will learn about building strong foundations, meeting children's needs, setting boundaries, teaching healthy relationships and keeping the end in mind. In the small group discussions, guests have the opportunity to discuss issues with parents and care-givers who have children of a similar age. Childcare is available. Registration forms are available in the church narthex and in Heyward Hall.
Weird Animals: Where Jesus' love is one-of-a-kind begins June 16 - 19 from 9 am - 12 pm in Heyward Hall. For more information, contact VBS Coordinator Sally McCants at firstname.lastname@example.org or Director of Children's Ministry Mary Jo Pendarvis at email@example.com. Cost per child is $15 ($25/family max). Call the parish office at 799.4767 for a registration form.
The St. John’s Vestry recently voted to join Family Promise of the Midlands, a network to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence. As one of the 13 churches in the non-profit Interfaith Hospitality Network, St. John’s will open its church several times a year to provide housing and meals to families in transition. If you would like to volunteer in this new program at the church, contact the parish office at 799-4767.
Recently, the mother of two Hand students was killed in a bicycle accident. The family's income is extremely limited and they struggle to make ends meet. A trust has been set up to help the family. If you would like to make a donation, checks should be made payable to "Kennedy Family Trust" and can be mailed to: B-Linda Rogers, Hand Middle School, 2600 Wheat Street, Columbia, SC 29205.
Indian Water Council Congaree District Boy Scout Troop 2 meets at St. John’s on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm in room 226, upper level of Heyward Hall. Fifth and sixth grade boys interested in: learning life skills; service projects; preparing for scout badges; and outdoor camping are invited to join the troop. For more information, contact Scout Master Philip Laughridge at 315.4986 or Assistant Scout Master Phil Charpie at 719.0303.
Hand Middle School Needs donations of new or gently used items for a Mother’s Day shop; and new or slightly used backpacks. We are still collecting gloves, coats and jackets; black slacks, male, any size for participation in band, orchestra, and chorus; personal toiletries such as deodorant. Place items in the blue bin, labeled for Hand Middle School in the break room across from the office in Heyward Hall.