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 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:

  • First of All and other recent sermons now available online.
  • An informational meeting will be held after worship on Oct. 2nd. All members of St. John's are encouraged to attend.
  • Scripture readings for Sunday, Oct. 2nd:         First reading: Habakkuk 1: 1-4, 2: 1-4
    Injustice and violence in the time leading up to the Babylonian exile move this prophet to lament: How can a good and all-powerful God see evil in the world and seemingly remain indifferent? God answers by proclaiming that the wicked will perish, but the righteous will live by faith.
    Psalm 37: 1-9
    Second reading: 2 Timothy 1: 1-14
    This message written from Paul to Timothy is a personal message of encouragement. In the face of hardship and persecution, Timothy is reminded that his faith is a gift of God. He is encouraged to exercise that faith with the help of the Holy Spirit.
    The gospel: Luke 17: 5-6
    On the way to Jerusalem, Jesus instructs his followers about the power of faith and the duties of discipleship. He calls his disciples to adopt the attitude of servants whose actions are responses to their identity rather than works seeking reward.

  • Important formation events: Baptism       (Oct. 2nd): Carter Grant (grandson of             Jan and John Beaty; son of Ashley Beaty).   New Member Sunday: October 16th
    Confirmation Sunday: Oct. 30th.

  • St. John's Mission Endowment Fund is accepting applications for worthy efforts through Sept. 30th, 2016. Please click on the image below for further information.
  • Video: St. John's 2016 Project Inasmuch
  • Are you receiving the Bell Tower and                Chimes electronically? Just click on the           "News and Information" menu item and            follow the prompts to subscribe to each.
  • 2016-17 Sunday School classes - 9am.
  • St. John's 2016 Ministry Guide.

Pray for Townville

Live webcast:

Ecumenical witness and the Reformation anniversary

Join Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton on Thursday, Oct. 27, from  7-8 p.m. CDT for a live webcast that will explore ecumenical and inter-religious witness on the eve of the

Reformation anniversary. What was the Reformation, and what does it mean for Lutherans and ecumenical partners? What is “Declaration on  the Way” and why is it significant for Lutheran-Catholic relations?

 What might ecumenical and

inter-religious relationships look like in the future, and what does this mean for our faith community?

 Participate and join the conversation by using #ELCAwebcast on social media.

Rev. Frank G. Honeycutt
301 West Main Street
Walhalla, South Carolina 29691
(864) 903-3540

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