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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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  • St. Anne's Guild

    St. Anne's is meeting Wednesday, January 23rd.

    Meet at Za's on Devine Street at 6 pm.

  • Join the Good Book Club

    The Good Book Club - Reading of Romans
    During the season of Epiphany, you are invited to join with other Episcopalians in exploring Paul’s letter to the Romans. For two months, Good Book Club participants will read short segments – on average ten verses – of Romans each day. Come together with your fellow parishioners and commit to spending a few minutes daily exploring this important and enriching book of the Bible. At mid-point, participants will gather together for dinner to discuss the readings. To sign up for daily readings, email For additional resources and links to Forward Movement , visit This week's reflections: 1. What do you know about Saul/Paul? 2. Have you ever experienced a dramatic transformation or known someone who has? 3. In the early days of the Church, there was tremendous disagreement about what was required of followers of Christ. What do you know about the conflicts between the Jews and Gentiles? Can you think of similar situations today? 4. Why do you think the letter to the Romans is considered to be such an important book of the Bible?

    For more information about the Good Book Club at St. John's, email Lee Rambo at

  • St. John’s Parish Weekend Retreat at Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center - Register Today

    March 1 - 3

    St. John's is a people who gather at the table: the Lord's table, the family table, and the tables of our parish meals. St. John's is also a parish that loves the land, full of gardeners, keepers of bees, hunters, and many still connected to a farm, elsewhere in the state. This year's Kanuga retreat will explore the concepts of eating and gardening as liturgical practices. We will think about how eating connects us with God, our neighbor, the rest of creation, and with our own bodies. We will leave a wonderful weekend in the mountains with a renewed understanding of how faithful eating practices foster care for neighbor, place, and body in Christ-like ways.

    Our retreat leader is Chas Edens, a native of Winston-Salem and Director of Anathoth Community Garden and Farm in Cedar Grove, North Carolina. Taking its name from Jeremiah 29, Anathoth heals divisions between neighbors and the land by growing and eating food together. Chas is a graduate of NC State University where he received a BS in Horticulture. Chas is particularly passionate about connecting the life of faith with the health of the land and community. Chas lives with his wife, Hannah, and daughters, Heidi and Margaux, on the farm. The whole family will be joining us for the weekend. For more information, contact Kanuga Chairperson Ashley Jaillette at

    Pick up registration forms in Atrium and Chuch Narthex
    Or Download it HERE

  • St. Catherine’s Guild - New

    A guild for women in their 20s, St Catherine's will meet Wednesday, January 16 for a drop in from 6:30-8:00 pm at the home of Charlotte Hodge at 1148 Eastminster Drive. Come enjoy wine, some small bites, discuss the purpose of this newest guild, and get to know each other more.

    Contact Charlotte Hodge at for additional information.

  • This month Servant Ministries Committee Spotlight is on…

    Harvest Hope began in 1981 as the result of a shared vision of business leaders and the faith community who set out to provide for the hungry in Columbia. St. John’s has been a proud supporter, since its inception. We support in three ways. We have volunteers who serve at the food bank, we allocate $1,000 annually as a monetary donation, and we collect food donations each week. We have two receptacles where you may deposit your non-perishable food donations- a small wicker basket is located in the Narthex and a large white container is located in the entryway to the Barr Center. When these fill up, food is then delivered to Harvest Hope Food Bank for distribution to those in need.

    Please bring your food donations to church each week of this month!

  • ShelbyNext Membership - Phone App

    St. John’s Membership Core Features While On the Go!

    • Use as a church directory. Search for parish members by last name
    • View contact information for a church member
    • Tap profile image to add a new one (Individual or Family Selfie)
    • Got a new email address? Edit your information. Edits will be approved with 24-hours by St. John's.
    • Add a church member to your Phone Contacts
    • Get directions from GoogleMaps to a parish member’s residence

    If you did not receive an email with login credentials, please email Dan Bernardo at or give the Parish Office a call at 803-799-4767.



  • Youth Confirmation

    9:30 am, Barr Center Dining Room
    Bishop Waldo will be at St. John's on November 17, 2019 for Confirmation. Confirmation is a sacramental rite through which confirmands express a "mature commitment to Christ," and classes will be taught by Eileen and Gordon Schell, paired with guidance and interaction from our clergy. The bishop expects those being confirmed to be in at least 11th grade, so those currently in 10th grade or higher are eligible. If you think you would be interested in being confirmed, please email Director of Family Ministries, Maggie Mallette, at Any questions? Call Eileen Schell at 803-920-1487 or Gordon Schell at 803-476-5555.

    Watch this space for information on adult confirmation preparation next year. 

  • Feast of Lights & 12th night Party

    The beautiful Feast of Lights Epiphany pageant will be Sunday, January 6. Ages 4 and older are invited to participate in this annual tradition and sign up for different roles ranging from the Angel Choir to the Apostles to the Holy Family.

    Look for sign-up sheets in Sunday School or contact Ann Ruderman at if you'd like to help in any capacity.

  • 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.

  • 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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