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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
  • 12:15pm - Holy Eucharist
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  • 2018 Vestry Nominees and the Annual Meeting

    The St. John's Episcopal Church Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the Barr Center beginning at 9:30 am on Sunday, December 3. At this meeting, five new Vestry members, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, one delegate and alternate delegates to the Diocesan Convention will be elected. A light breakfast 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 on December 3. Proxy voting can be completed at the Parish Office on November 16 - December 1, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday (except during the Thanksgiving holiday).  Biographical information on the nominees will be available on St. John’s Website, in the church narthex, and Heyward Hall beginning November 16. For more information, contact the Parish Office at 799-4767 or visit

    2018 Nominees


    Julian Horst
    Reeve Ballew
    Benton Williamson
    Stacy Matsui
    Michael Burkett

    Senior Warden

    Benton Williamson

    Junior Warden

    Martha Smith

    Delegate to Convention

    Kelli Turnipseed

    Alternate Delegates to Convention

    Biff Blocker
    Cilla Thomas

  • A Willing Servant of the People

    From Servant Ministry at St. John's

    We ask the congregation to continue to show its support for Harvest Hope Food Bank.  Founded in 1981, the organization provides food to those in need across 20 different counties in the state of South Carolina. In the fiscal year of 2014-2015, Harvest Hope distributed 27,405,347 lbs of food to provide hunger relief for individuals in our service area.  Harvest Hope accepts a large variety of canned goods and non-perishable foods, but they are especially in need of specific items.
    List of Items Most Needed
    Food items and plastic shopping bags can be brought to the basket containers at every Sunday service at St John's.   You can find the containers right behind the front doors of the Barr Center. 
    We also ask that you make monetary donations when you can to Harvest Hope.
    Let's all do what we can to feed a hungry soul today!

    “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”  John 6:35

  • Yoga

    Our next yoga class is Monday, December 4th at 4pm in the gym at church.

  • Youth Basketball

    Youth Basketball for 2nd grade through high school: Please contact Charlie Sterne ( by October 22 if your child would like to play on one of St. John's teams this year.

    There will be a $50 per child fee with checks made out to St. John's.

  • Sunday School Offerings

    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 Outreach, Multi-purpose room
    What do you think about when you hear the word “Evangelism”? Many Christians are nervous about sharing their faith. We prefer to leave it to the clergy. This study will explore the proper motivation for evangelism, and consider how we can work together as a church to share the good news with the world around us.

    Early Morning after the 8 am Service, Second Sunday of the Month
    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. 

  • Coins for Change

    We ask the congregation to recognize and continue its support for Coins for Change. The program is designed to provide financial support for our Weekend Backpack Food Program, which is coordinated by the St John's Servant Ministry's Committee to help bring needed food items to the students of Hand Middle School. The food is given to students of the school who have been identified as homeless or in transition between homes. Ten dollars in change will feed a child for one weekend. So keep scrambling for those coins from your piggy bank jars to the depths of your sofa cushions!  We have many great children to feed with both the food we bring as well as the love we share with them.

    Help the Servant Ministry Team fill the basket with items for Harvest Hope every Sunday.

  • Would you like to serve in Children's Chapel or Nursery this year?

    We're growing our fantastic team of children's ministry volunteers who take part in Sunday morning leadership. Children's Chapel and Nursery volunteers rotate when they serve based on monthly schedule and are vital to Sunday mornings being a welcoming and safe space for visitors and members at St. John's. Middle and high school students can also serve as assistants if they have babysitters' training or an equivalent training certificate.

    Contact Madelyn Smith at if you'd like to serve!​

  • Sponsor Altar Flowers

    The Guild of the Flowering Cross invites all parishioners to sponsor altar flowers for any given Sunday throughout the year (even during Lent and Advent when greenery is used, you may still sponsor flowers and it will be acknowledged in the Sunday bulletin). Sponsoring altar flowers is a beautiful way to honor loved ones marking special life events such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries, baptisms, confirmations, in memory of a loved one, or in thanksgiving for life's blessings. More than one person may make a gift on a particular Sunday. Names of those honored will be printed in the bulletin announcements and included in the weekly, online e-pistle for the week they are given.

    The cost for sponsoring altar flowers begins at $50 per individual/family. The altar flowers are currently arranged by members of the Guild of the Flowering Cross. Donations can be made online at our Giving Page on the website or by calling the parish office at 799.4767.

    Donations can be made online at our Giving Page or by calling the parish office at 799.4767. 

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-Colossians 3:23-24

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