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 January 15th:                                    First Reading       Isaiah 49: 1-7                       Here the servant Israel speaks for herself and acknowledges herself as God’s secret weapon. Called before her birth like Jeremiah and John the Baptist, the servant is not only to restore Israel itself. The servant’s ultimate assignment is to bring news of God’s victory to the ends of the earth. God in faithfulness has chosen Israel for this task.
  • Psalm 40: 1-11

    Second Reading      1 Corinthians 1: 1-9
    Though God’s church in Corinth is a fractious congregation beset with many conflicts, Paul opens this letter by spotlighting the multiple ways God has enriched and sustained its life as part of the divine call into the fellowship of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Gospel Reading         John 1: 29-42
    John the Baptist’s witness to Jesus initiates a chain of testimony as his disciples begin to share with others what they have found.                                       
  • Worship assistant schedule: Jan-March 2017
  • Please pray for St. John's Council as they will be having their annual planning retreat on Saturday, Jan. 28th.

  • A lunch and congregational gathering with Bishop Yoos will follow worship on Sunday, Feb. 26th to discuss St. John's call process. Please plan to attend.
  • Interested in giving online? Just click on the Givelify icon to the right or download the Givelify App on your smartphone. It's easy, it's fast and it provides you with a record of your financial contributions.
  • Video: St. John's 2016 Project Inasmuch
  • 2016-17 Sunday School classes - 9am.
  • St. John's 2016 Ministry Guide.

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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