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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
Telephone: 803.799.4767

Weekly Services

  • 7:45am - Holy Eucharist - Rite I
  • 9:00am - Holy Eucharist - Rite II
  • 11:15am - Holy Eucharist - Rite II
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Sunday we celebrate the Feast of All Saints.

All Saints is a Principal Feast of the Episcopal liturgical calendar, of the same order as Christmas and Easter. Music at both 9:00 and 11:15 will be led by the Chancel Choir with the assistance of a brass trio (trumpets and tuba).

The anthem is Healey Willan's "Rise, Crowned with Light" with brass parts composed by Dick Goodwin.

Wednesday Nights

Wednesday Night Programs and Dinner are offered every Wednesday at St.John's through Wednesday, November 19.  Children’s Music: 5:30 pm; Programs for Children, Youth and Adults: 5:30 pm; Dinner: 6:15 pm; Choir, 7:00 pm

Register for Wednesday Nights HERE

Revitalization of the Church Library

Do you have a love for books and reading? Then, you may be interested in helping catalog the church library. Parish member Jim Orefice is leading the revitalization effort as St. John's Librarian. He will begin this project on Monday, November 10. The project includes taking an inventory of our current books, re-cataloging them using a software database, and relabeling the sections. Over time, we will be able to promote a user-friendly library, full of great authors and content, for the parish to enjoy.

If you would like to volunteer to help with this project, please contact Jim at or call the parish office at 799.4767.

Coins for Change

Bring loose change each week for Coins for Change. It helps support the Hand Middle School Food Backpack Program.

The wagon and collection jar are in the Narthex on Sunday mornings.

United Thank Offering (UTO) begins in November!

The Diocese of Upper South Carolina (Companion-Haiti) was one of 36 United Thank Offering (UTO) grant recipients for 2014. The Ecole Bon Saveur Latrine Project in Cange, Haiti received a grant of $25,000.  St. John's appreciates the abundant offering to UTO each fall and spring. UTO begins on Sunday, November 9 and concludes on Sunday, December 14.

For a list of 2014 grant recipients, go to

St. Monica's/St. Bridget's

... will meet on Thursday, November 13 at 1 pm in the parlor. Visitors are welcome!

Click Here for more information on our different Adult Ministries.

Harvest Eve, a St. Johnís Tradition!

Sunday, November 23, 2014
5:00 Thanksgiving Service in Church Chancel Choir, Children and St. John’s Singers participating.
5:30 Advent Festival and Supper in Barr Center

Supper provided by the Men of St. John’s.  Advent wreath making and youth bake sale.

Inquirers Class

Participants will have the opportunity to explore our beliefs, traditions, and ministries. Your questions are welcome here. Most of all, you’ll have the chance to get to know other inquirers in a warm, informal setting. (This class is open to adult new-comers who may be interested in membership, and also to any long time adult members who would like a “re-tread” on their faith.)

Upcoming Fall Classes: Sat, Jan 10th, Sat, Jan 24th, Sat, Feb 7th 

St. John's Basketball Ministry

Boys and girls, 2nd to 12th grade, are invited to join St. J's Basketball League. First and second graders will play on the same team. For more information, contact Basketball League Coordinator Charlie Sterne at or Interim Director of Family Ministries Madelyn Smith at To register, CLICK HERE. Most of the teams play in the Columbia Interfaith Basketball League (CIBL).

Calling All Basketball Coaches Anyone interested in coaching basketball teams this year, contact Charlie Sterne at or 803.351.0649. 

Sunday School

We are excited about our 2014 Sunday School offerings.  With tons of amazing resources for children and adults!

Click Here to view all we're offering.

Happening #72 for 10-12 Grade Youth

Happening #72
December 12-14, 2014
Bishop Gravatt Conference Center

Registration Deadline: Nov. 13, 2014

Happening is a weekend event for youth in grades 10-12 which is focused on encountering Christ within the community and learning how to strengthen our relationship with Christ and each other. Visit the Diocesan web site for more information.

For more information about events for Saint John's Youth, visit the Youth Page.

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