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.

April 23, 2020

St. John's will be hosting a modified service of worship on April 26th at 10:30 via Facebook Live which can be accessed at:

Covid 19/Corona Virus Update:

Dear St. John’s Members and Friends,


As of April 20th, the following recommendations have been approved by our congregational council:

  1. St. John's Sunday Worship will only be 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, our 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 suspended per the Oconee County School system recommendations for the remainder of the academic year.

  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.

  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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