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 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
  • Readings for Sunday, April 2nd:

    First Reading         Ezekiel 37: 1-14

    Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones is a     promise that Israel as a nation, though dead in exile,   will live again in their land through God’s life-giving   spirit. Three times Israel is assured that through this vision they will know that “I am the Lord.”

    Psalm 130

    Second Reading    Romans 8: 6-11

    For Paul, Christian spirituality entails living in the reality of the Holy Spirit. The driving force behind our actions and values is not our sinful desire for self-satisfaction but the very Spirit by which God raised Jesus from the dead and will also raise us from the dead.

    The Gospel           John 11: 1-45

    Jesus is moved to sorrow when his friend Lazarus falls ill and dies. Then, in a dramatic scene, he calls his friend out of the tomb and restores him to life.                                     

  • New Update: Worship assistant schedule: April-June 2017
  • ( Inasmuch 2017: Saturday, April 29th at Lakeview Assisted Living. Issaqueena's Last Ride will be on the prior Saturday, April 22nd. See the 3/29/17 Bell Tower for details.
  • Video: St. John's 2016 Project Inasmuch
  • 2016-17 Sunday School classes - 9am.
  • St. John's 2016 Ministry Guide.

Martin Luther's Small Catechism will be studied on Wednesday evenings during LentDinner at 6pm

 followed by a brief study/discussion


Holy Week Schedule:

April 9: Palm Sunday

April 13th, 7pm

Maundy Thursday service

April 14th, 7pm:

Good Friday service

April 16th: Easter!

7am: Sunrise Service at Biggerstaff 

8am: Breakfast at St. John's 

10:30am: Easter Worship Service


Meet St. John's Interim Pastor, 

Rev. Bob Schmeelcke:

Rev. Bob Schmeelcke
301 West Main Street
Walhalla, South Carolina 29691
(864) 903-3540

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