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 23rd:                   
  • First Reading:    Acts 2: 14, 22-32

    After the Holy Spirit came to the apostles on Pentecost, Peter preaches the gospel to the gathered crowd. He tells them that Jesus, who obediently went to his death according to God’s plan, was raised from the dead by God. Finally, he appeals to scripture, quoting Psalm 16:8-11, to show that Jesus is the Messiah: though crucified, the risen Jesus is now enthroned.

    Psalm 16

    Second Reading:   1 Peter 1: 3-9

    This epistle was written to encourage Christians experiencing hardships and suffering because of their faith in Christ. The letter opens by blessing God for the living hope we have through Christ’s resurrection even in the midst of difficult circumstances and surroundings.

    The Gospel       John 20: 19-31

    The risen Jesus appears to his disciples, offering them a benediction, a commission, and the gift of the Holy Spirit. But one of their number is missing, and his unbelief prompts another visit from the Lord.                                            

  • New Update: Worship assistant schedule: April-June 2017
  • 2016-17 Sunday School classes - 9am.
  • St. John's 2016 Ministry Guide.
  • St. John's is updating the congregational directory. Please sign up for a  time to have your photo taken.
  • St. John's 2016 Annual Ministry Report is     now available at the Spiritual Opps table.
  • 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Learn more about how the     ELCA is recognizing this important event:

Operation Inasmuch 2017

In as much as you did it unto the least of these my brethren, you did it unto me

Saturday, April 29th at Lakeview Assisted Living. Please sign up at the Spiritual Opportunities table.


St. John's 2016 Project Inasmuch

Issaqueena's Last Ride will be on 

the prior Saturday, April 22nd

See 3/26/17 Bell Tower for details.


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

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