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May 5, 2020

What Are We Missing Most? by Pastor David Butler

“What Are We Missing Most?” Recently, our Stewardship Chairperson, Tom Springer, sent out a note to the congregation asking how each of us was being a good steward during these difficult times of social distancing. A part of his letter asked for members of the congregation to share how they might be helping others during […]

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 […]

March 8, 2020

Cleaning Out Our Clutter So We See the Cross – March Herald Article by Pastor Butler

“Cleaning Out Our Clutter So We See the Cross” Many of you will remember that last February my father died. An unexpected fall in the bathroom and five days later my father died. It came as a shock, for while he was 91 years old, his health was good even if he was a bit […]

January 29, 2020

“The Joy In Being A Part Of The Body Of Christ” Herald Article by Pastor David Butler

The Herald February 2020 “The Joy In Being A Part Of The Body Of Christ “  This year St. John’s will be the location for eight couples professing their love for each other as they take their marriage vows. Even for us, this number of weddings is more than normal. Aside from all the planning […]

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, […]

October 2, 2019

Being a Part of the Family – Pastor David Butler, October 2019

Last month we celebrated the sacrament of Holy Baptism with two young children in our congregation. Baptisms are always a highlight of the worship service as the baptismal candidate is brought forward and presented for the sacrament, where they become a child of God, an inheritor of eternal life, a member of the church and […]

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