St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
(864) 638-6363 stjohnsluther@gmail.com
Preschool
(864) 638-8099 stjohnspreschool@bellsouth.com

Sunday Worship Services
Sunday School: 9:00 am
Fellowship: 10:00 am
Announcements: 10:25 am
Worship Service: 10:30 am
 

Welcome to Christ's community of followers here at St. John's. We've been in Walhalla and Oconee County since 1853. Whether you're a seasoned disciple or just starting out, followers of Jesus need a church community in which to flourish and grow. Even with all our collective warts and shortcomings, Jesus insists upon calling groups into ministry together through his grace. In Holy Communion, the body of Christ is always given "for y'all" (in the plural) and never for individuals on a solitary path. A congregation worth its salt is one where members learn about Jesus and his unusual, subversive, life-giving call upon our lives. This is always a process that is never finished for any of us. You are welcome here regardless of past mistakes you've made, theological questions you bring, or personal suspicions you might have about the word "church." Join us for worship, study, and service in the name of the One who makes all things new.

St. John's mission:

We are called and empowered by God to spread the Gospel

and to share the love of Jesus Christ in service to all.




News & Updates:

  • First of All and other recent sermons now available online.
  • Everyone is encouraged to read the appointed gospel lesson for this Sunday (Luke 16:19-31) prior to arriving to Biggerstaff. The lesson addresses an ongoing theme in Luke's gospel: issues of wealth and poverty. The following links provide a rather sobering and arresting update on hunger across the world:  http://www.poverty.com/. Another link to our very effective ELCA World Hunger Appeal, where 100% of your gift goes to help hungry people in need: https://www.elca.org/hunger

  • St. John’s will have its next New Member Sunday on October 16th. Please contact Pastor Frank if you are interested.

  • St. John's Mission Endowment Fund is accepting applications for worthy efforts through Sept. 30th, 2016. Please click on the image below for further information.

  • Video: St. John's 2016 Project Inasmuch
  • Are you receiving the Bell Tower and                Chimes electronically? Just click on the           "News and Information" menu item and            follow the prompts to subscribe to each.
  • 2016-17 Sunday School classes - 9am.
  • St. John's 2016 Ministry Guide.
  • St. John's Preschool Fall 2016                       registration is open!



Sept. 25th worship will be at Biggerstaff at 10:30.

A pot luck meal will follow.



Live webcast: Ecumenical witness and the Reformation anniversary

Join Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 7-8 p.m. CDT for

a live webcast that will explore ecumenical and inter-religious witness on the eve of the Reformation anniversary. What was the Reformation, and what does it mean for Lutherans and ecumenical partners?

What is “Declaration on the Way” and

why is it significant for Lutheran-Catholic relations? What might ecumenical and

inter-religious relationships look like in the future, and what does this mean for our

faith community? Participate and join the conversation by using #ELCAwebcast on social media.






Rev. Frank G. Honeycutt
301 West Main Street
Walhalla, South Carolina 29691
(864) 903-3540



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