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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
  • 10:30am - Holy Eucharist - Rite II
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Geranium Sale

FLOWERING PLANT  SALE(certified S.C. grown)
Available for pick up on April  12 at church
Benefits the charities of the Episcopal Church Women
Orders must be received by March 27.  Questions? 767-1338

To fill out an order form, please Click HERE.

Women's Monday Night Bible Study Starts Feb. 23

Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing At All

Got words? Oh yeah, you do! The average woman speaks over 20,000 words a day—not to mention the ones she types online. Karen Ehman shares from experience the how’s (and how-not-to’s) of dealing with the tongue in her new book Keep It Shut. Using biblical examples, as well as Karen’s own personal (and sometimes painful!) stories, Keep It Shut will equip you to know what to say, how best to say it, and when you’d better just keep your lips zipped!

This book will teach you:

  • The difference between gossip and properly processing with a trusted friend
  • A helpful grid for using our digital tongues as we talk online or on social media
  • How to pause before you pounce, attacking the problem but not the person
  • How to avoid saying something permanently painful just because you are temporarily ticked off
  • What the Bible teaches about making our speech laced with grace, as sweet as honey, and yet seasoned with salt

Meets Monday nights in the Parlor 7-8:30pm Feb. 23- March 30. Cost for book & workbook is $20. Please register online or with Victoria Fleischer ( by Feb. 16.

Connections Superbowl Party

For those in their 20s and 30s, join the Connections group for a kid-friendly Superbowl Party at the Hinson's on February 1 at 6:00 pm. Everyone BYOB and an appetizer to share.

For more information, contact Ashley Jaillette at

Coffee Hour Volunteers Needed

St. John's coffee hour on Sunday mornings (Volunteers for food items needed):
St. John's is pleased to host a coffee hour for parishioners of all ages to mingle on Sundays! There will be two times each Sunday morning where coffee, lemonade, water and snacks will be set out in the first floor atrium area in Heyward Hall for everyone to enjoy: 9:00-9:30am before Sunday School, and again after the 10:30 service. St. John's will provide drinks each week, and we ask that volunteers sign up to bring food items for about 100 people (multiple volunteers can share one Sunday).

Please use our sign up form below to sign up to bring food one Sunday, and we will remind you of your sign up date!

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 Class: Sat, Feb 7th 

New SUNDAY SCHOOL offerings in 2015

Sunday School for children, youth and adults begins at 9:30 am

  • 3’s & 4’s, Room 129 - Little Lambs curriculum
  • 5k & 1st Grade, Rm 227; 2nd & 3rd Grade, Rm 215;  4th & 5th Grade,  Rm 226 - Grouped by grades, students in elementary school will use a curriculum that explores the week's lectionary readings.


  • Middle School and Senior High,  Rooms 222 & 221 - Join us each week for fun and relevant lessons, based on the Scriptures.


  • The Book of Revelation, 9:30 am, Multipurpose Room - The Book of Revelation is one of the most mysterious and often confusing books of the Bible. Each week, a member of our congregation will explore John's writings to gain a better understanding of its history, symbols, and visions.
  • Gospel in Life, 9:30 am, Dining Room - Gospel in Life is an eight session DVD and discussion course led by Tim Keller that explains how the gospel is lived out in life - first in your heart, then in your community, and then out into the world.
  • Early Morning Monthly Class, 8:30 am, Gym - The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, and The Case for a Creator. Meets on the following Sundays: 1/18/15, 2/8/15, 3/8/15, 4/12, 5/3.
  • The Wired Word, 9:30 am, Parlor - Participants will be met with thought-provoking, stimulating discussions over how scripture is applied to current events. 
Family Promise at St. John's Volunteer Registration Form

Family Promise is a national, non-profit initiative founded in 1986 with affiliates in more than 180 US cities.  It offers opportunities for volunteers of all faiths to reduce homelessness and transform lives. St. John's is an affiliate church of Family Promise of the Midlands. As an affiliate, we will host our first family Sunday, February 1 through Sunday, February 8. Here are some upcoming reminders about Family Promise at St. John's:

Sunday February 1 at 5:00 pm: St. John’s receives their Family Promise guests for the week.
Other donations needed: bedside tables, lamps, single sheets, single blankets, single mattress pads, pillows, pillow cases, single bed spreads

If you would like to participate in Family Promise at St. John's, please complete the volunteer registration form HERE.

Let's Dance

Grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles, moms, and dads, grab your extended family and come to the St. John's Gym for an evening of fun on Saturday, January 31 from 6-8pm! This is an event for the entire family (whether you have children or not!).  We'll have a fabulous DJ, a photo booth, and yummy cupcakes! So either grab dinner before 6 pm, or dinner after...and come by to dance your heart out with your favorite loved ones.
*There will be nursery available infants through age 3!

RSVP to the parish office at 799.4767
or by Filling out our RSVP form HERE by Thursday, January 29.

Rising Knights Family Ministry

"Rising Knights" is an amazing values-based medieval fencing program designed to develop the spiritual life of our youth (boys and girls ages 5-18+) using traditional sword arts. Meets on Fridays from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Barr Center Gym.

Come Put On the Whole Armor of God! Register Now!

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Inquirers Class
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Let's Dance
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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