St. John's Lutheran Church | Charleston, South Carolina

To Know Christ and to make christ known

St. John's will gather for worship at our regular service times of 8:30AM or 11:00AM. Each Sunday in July, we will all worship together in one 10:00AM service. You may worship in-person at either service or join us on our YouTube site for the live-stream worship experience at 11:00AM. We hope your plans for Sunday include worshiping with us as we continue to proclaim the risen Lord. Sunday School for children and Adults at 9:45AM. 

St. John’s Lutheran Church is the “Mother Church of Lutheranism” in Charleston and in South Carolina. With a history spanning over 250 years, St. John's is among the oldest of congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are here to serve the Lord, understand the Word of God, grow in our faith, and share our faith with others as a living example and in service to others. 

We see ourselves as a strong example of the Vison of the ELCA, "experiencing the difference God’s grace and love in Christ make for all people and creation" and the opportunity for St. John's to know Christ and share our Lutheran faith with the world.   We are rooted in tradition, but also connected to community and welcoming to all.

We are committed to the Word of God, biblical teachings, and a traditional liturgical worship.  Our goals are to maintain many of our foundational Lutheran faith practices, not to be heavily influence by new and popular trends, social constructs, and secular themes, but to be guided by the Gospels and scriptural teachings of the Bible. Our goal is to offer the opportunity to worship much as we have for over 250 years, something rarer today than in the past, and a welcome and familiar practice for celebrating our faith and savior, Jesus Christ. Our goal is to emulate the feeling of family, to welcome others, and to grow our family of faith.  

Our goal is to share our faith with others, through words and practice, through service to our community. Our goal is to share and celebrate our history while looking to the future with promise and the opportunity to find new ways to grow our faith and share it with others.