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:

  • Map and directions to St. John's
  • Man in the Middle and other recent sermons now available online.
  • Readings for Dec. 11th (3rd Sunday of Advent):                                                                        First Reading         Isaiah 35: 1-10

    The prophet describes the return from the Babylonian captivity as a joyous procession to Zion. God’s coming reign will bring a renewal of creation in which health and wholeness will be restored. There is no need for fear, for God is coming to save.

    Psalm 146: 5-10

    Second Reading     James 5: 7-10

    In anticipation of the Lord’s coming, Christians are called upon to cultivate patience rather than discontent.

    The Gospel            Matthew 11: 2-11

    John the Baptist expects the Messiah to bring God’s judgment upon the earth. From a prison cell, he wonders whether Jesus is the one who will do this. 

  • Food Pantry: St. John's will be distributing food boxes on Wed., Dec. 14th from 4-6pm. Please sign up if you are interested in helping. 

  • The Oct-Dec 2016 Worship Assistant Schedule can be viewed HERE.
  • Video: St. John's 2016 Project Inasmuch
  • 2016-17 Sunday School classes - 9am.
  • St. John's 2016 Ministry Guide.


Advent Devotions



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The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America    (ELCA), and leaders from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the Anglican Church of Canada, and The Episcopal        Church have prepared a series of Advent devotions for members of    the four denominations.


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



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