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January 7 - The Charlestones

The Charlestones were formed in 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church in
Charleston, South Carolina. An a cappella quartet consisting of Todd Monsell
(bass), Brink Norton (tenor), William Purcell (lead), and Stephen Spaulding
(baritone), they have quickly made a name for themselves with their trademark
flawless intonation, rocksteady camaraderie, and wide variety of vocal
styles.Some locations the Charlestones have performed include: Piccolo
Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC & Mt. Pleasant Blessing of the Fleet, Mt.
Pleasant, SC.

January 14 - To Be Announced

January 21 - Choral Evensong

February 11 - River City Dixieland Jazz Band

In 1997, a dedicated group of  professional local musicians came together to
help preserve the presentation of traditional American jazz,.... N' Orleans
style. Historically, Charleston has always shared many characteristics with it's
Louisiana counterpart, including jazz. The Holy City can also claim that
special spirited sound that's both fun to play and always a treat to hear... real
Dixieland jazz.

Sunday, December 24th: 10am Traditional Service | 5pm Family Christmas Eve Service | 10pm Traditional Christmas Eve Service
Monday, December 25th: 10am Christmas Day Service
Sunday, December 31st: 10am Traditional Service

Sunday, January 8th - Women’s Bible Study Begins
Wednesday, January 10th - Middle School Youth Resumes
Saturday, January 13th - Youth Collect Food for Help 4 Kids
Sunday, January 14th High School Youth Resumes
Sunday, January 21st - Help 4 Kids Rally - Food Drive


Upcoming Events

Lenten Teaching 2017 

Do you have a servant's heart?
Do you regularly worship on Sundays at St. John's Church?
Below are some addition ways you can participate in worship!

Lemonade on the Lawn: If interested in volunteering please click here. Children's Chapel: If you're interested in volunteering please click here.
Wednesday Night Youth Meals: If you wish to serve food on a Wednesday night, please sign up here!

Life at St. John's

Weekly Sunday Schedule
St. John's regular Sunday service schedule is:

8 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I (1928) -- Meets in the chapel

9 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II -- Abridged Family Serivce

10 a.m. Sunday School -- To see our listing of sunday school classes, please click here.

11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II -- Our Principal Service

Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. A nursery is provided.

Our Christian Heritage from Disciples to Reformation led by Roland Skinner will be held in the Schofield Library. This class will involve a video presentation and discussion on "The History of Christianity"

Experiencing the Psalms will be led by Charlotte Smith, and held in the Poynor Room. Please join her for coffee and discussion on the Psalms as discussed in "Songs of Jesus" by Tim Keller.

Youth 6th-12th grade will meet in the youth building with Jesse Perl.

Children 2nd Grade-5th Grade will meet upstairs in the Parish Hall Corner Classroom. They will be working on Hearts Alive, a curriculum that follows the weekly church readings. 

Children 4K-1st Grade will meet in the Noah’s Ark room downstairs with Diane Welsh. They will be learning about God’s Story through the Godly Play program.


The Rev. Kay Fryman's Women’s Bible Study — Mondays at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m and Wednesday at 6pm in the Poynor Room; studying The Gospel of Mark: The Jesus We're Aching for by Lisa Harper,

The Rev. Luke Lucas’ Men’s Study Group — Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in the Ponyer room; studying Daniel for You by David Helm

Men’s Bible Study — Wednesdays at 7 a.m. in the Poynor Room; meetings are ongoing

Adult Bible Study — Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Poynor Room, following the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist & Healing; meetings are ongoing


ACNA Information

Diocesan Affiliation with the Anglican Church of North America

St. John’s Parish is blessed to be part of the historic Diocese of South Carolina whose vision is “Making Biblical Anglicans for a Global Age”. The scope of our diocese is broad, and the opportunities are vast as we are led by our given faith into the light of the future. How do we best use the gifts we have been given as the Diocese increasingly receives world attention? As communications, we are part of this encouraging and promising movement. Let us pray together and be led to Godly decisions as we go forth.

The possibility of becoming part of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) is before us. The Task Force established by vote of the 2014 Convention resolution to consider or not consider affiliation has completed its work, and affiliation seems reasonable. ACNA has a clear commitment to the uniqueness of Jesus Christ, the authority of Holy Scripture, and the historic faith of the church declared in the three Catholic Creeds. ACNA is determined to maintain the doctrine, discipline, and worship of Christ as the Anglican Way has received them. After discussion at all levels, deanery gatherings, and much prayer and discernment the question of affiliation is before us as a diocese. The vote for affiliation with the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA) will be taken at our Diocesan Convention in March 2017. St. John’s will be represented by our lay delegate and clergy at this convention.

As we prayerfully move forward with this decision the following may be noted:

Printed information about ACNA is in the narthex or in the parish office. Online information is available at the ACNA site, anglicanchurch.net, and dioceseofsc.org.

ACNA formed in the US in 2009 in response to the Jerusalem Declaration (gafcon.org/the-jerusalem-declaration). This was the statement issued by the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) held in Jerusalem June 2008 to “promote the truth and power of the gospel of salvation of Jesus Christ as we Anglicans have received it.” This meeting launched the GAFCON fellowship of confessing Anglicans “to reform and heal and revitalize the Anglican Communion and expand its mission to the world”. GAFCON now represents the majority of the world's Anglicans. The important Jerusalem Declaration may be found at the above site.

ACNA is a voluntary association of dioceses which recognizes the bulk of ministry happens at the congregational level supported by the diocese. ACNA undertakes those tasks that a congregation or diocese is not in a good position to support. (anglicanchurch.org/constitution and canons)

St. John’s would continue to own our parish property when we affiliate. The ACNA canons affirm that it has no interest in trust or other forms of ownership in membership property.

A parish or diocese may leave at any time. The ACNA constitution states, “Member dioceses are free to withdraw from the Province {ACNA} by action of their governing bodies at any time.” Autonomy is controlled by the diocese.

Women may continue to be deacons and priests in our diocese. That decision is made by each individual diocese and not ACNA. Bishops must be at least 35 years old and male.

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