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Sheila Thomasson
April 9, 2020

In person Worship Canceled through April 30, 2020

Worship with us on Facebook or YouTube.  Based on the recommendations of the government, and the SC Synod of the ELCA, public worship services, church meetings, and activities have been temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus and our desire to care for our members and all those who join with us at St. John’s.  During […]

March 18, 2020

St. John’s Suspends Worship Services through March 29, 2020

St. John’s Suspends Worship Services through March 29, 2020 Dear St. John’s members and friends, This is the email you have dreaded but expected. Earlier this week, in consultation with your Vestry, the decision was made to cancel/suspend the Lenten suppers and worship services.  We hated to take that action but with each passing hour, our […]

March 17, 2020

Lenten Services Canceled

Wednesday Evening Lenten Services Dear St. John’s members and friends, This morning the pastors of St. John’s. St. Michael’s, First (Scots), First Baptist, and Holy Trinity Reformed Episcopal determined that the noon Wednesday Community Lenten services and lunches will be canceled because of the coronavirus. Each of us is saddened by the necessity of canceling […]

January 9, 2020

“Growing Closer to God in the New Year!” January 2020 Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

“Growing Closer to God in the New Year!” Once again we enjoyed the most wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services possible. Members of our congregation turned our normally beautiful sanctuary into a sanctuary that literally caused us to catch our breath as we entered. Many thanks to our extremely gifted artists who worked all […]

November 27, 2019

“God is with us.” A message from Pastor David Butler

“Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means “God is with us.”  (Matthew 1:23)   God is with us. What wonderful good news. The God of creation, the God of history, the God of salvation, and the God who claims us as His children, is with […]

October 31, 2019

“Let’s Be Real!” Herald Article by Pastor David Butler, November 2019

“Let’s Be Real!” I wonder if any of us saw it, and if we saw it, how many of us took the time to read the article published by the Post and Courier on Sunday, October 20, 2019. In big letters, it began “Poll, More Americans eschew religious affiliation.” When I see articles like this, […]

April 14, 2019

Looking at Easter from the Empty Tomb – April 2019 Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

“Looking at Easter from the Empty Tomb” For many of us, years ago at Baptism we became Christian and the pastor marked our foreheads with oil in the sign of the cross. Since Baptism, we have lived with that cross on our foreheads as a marker that we have been claimed and sealed and belong […]

August 1, 2017

What’s Our Ministry? August 2017 Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

What’s Our Ministry?” When I think about our congregation, I can close my eyes and see our membership. I can see your faces and recall all the things you do as a vocation. And as I think about those occupations, it is so obvious that we are a most blessed congregation. Sitting in our pews […]

July 7, 2017

Under God by Pastor David Butler July 2017

“Under God” July 4th, Independence Day, will arrive this week. For most of us, Independence Day is a holiday where we stay home from work to enjoy activities with our family, watch a fireworks display and listen to some patriotic music. Perhaps we’ll fire up the grill, enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs, and maybe go […]

June 4, 2017

I was just thinking. by Pastor David Butler Herald June 2017

“I was just thinking …” Recently Dan and Ilene Lackland, Gayle Hilton, and I had the opportunity to represent St. John’s at the South Carolina Synod Assembly held in Charleston at the Marriott Hotel on Lockwood Drive.  It is always an honor to represent our church at the Synod Assemblies but this year it was […]

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