St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
(864) 638-6363
(864) 638-8099

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:

  • Map and directions to St. John's
  • Unlike All the Others and other recent sermons now available online.
  • Confirmation Sunday: Oct. 30th - Come support Riley Bateman, Charlie Ward and Randy Parris in their confirmation.
  • Scripture readings for Sunday, Oct.30th:

    First Reading     Jeremiah 31: 31-34
    The renewed covenant will not be breakable, but like the old covenant it will expect the people to live upright lives. To know the Lord means that one will defend the cause of the poor and needy (Jer. 22:16). The renewed covenant is possible only because the Lord will forgive iniquity and not remember sin. Our hope lies in a God who forgets.
    Psalm 46
    Second Reading  Romans 3: 19-28

    Paul’s words stand at the heart of the preaching of Martin Luther and the other Reformation leaders. No human beings make themselves right with God through works of the law. We are brought into a right relationship with God through the divine activity centered in Christ’s death. This act is a gift of grace that liberates us from sin and empowers our faith in Jesus Christ.
    The Gospel       Luke 19: 1-10
    Jesus encounters Zacchaeus, a rich man who is also a lost sinner. Moved by Jesus’ acceptance of him, Zacchaeus becomes a model of discipleship. In immediate response to being restored to God’s people, Zacchaeus ministers to the poor and seeks reconciliation with those whom he has wronged.

  • God’s Work ~ Our Hands Day:           Saturday, October 29th.                                 

SC Synod Oct. 21st update on

Hurricane Matthew relief efforts

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.

 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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