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.

August 5, 2020

In consideration of significant Covid 19 infection increases at both the state and local levels St. John's is continuing to offer outdoor, socially distanced worship service Sunday mornings at 9:30am at Biggerstaff. Those in attendance are encouraged to wear face coverings. The service will also be live-streamed via Facebook Live at:

Covid 19/Corona Virus Update:

Dear St. John’s Members and Friends,


As of August 5th, the following recommendations have been approved by our congregational council:

  1. St. John's Sunday Worship will be be outdoor at Biggerstaff and  broadcast via Facebook Live until further notice. 

  2. All ministry activities and group gatherings held at St. John’s are currently suspended until further notice. At this point, the Chefs groups will be delivering meals to our designated seniors who want to receive them; however, no in-home visits will take place.

  3. St. John's Preschool is currently planning to open on September 8th. The Preschool will be following the operational schedule of the School District of Oconee County.

  4. The Church office will maintain modified operating hours (9:30-1:30) during the week. Please make every attempt to limit contact to phone or email. Masks are expected of those entering the office. 

  5. Our Staff, Council Members, and other key leaders will be checking in with members weekly to learn of any congregational care concerns or needs.Be well and stay in touch!

Other News & Updates

St. John's Preschool is now accepting application for 

Fall 2020 enrollment


Meet St. John's Pastor 

The Rev. Dr. Rachel Connelly.


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