St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
(864) 638-6363 stjohnsluther@gmail.com
Preschool
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Sunday Worship Services
Sunday School: 9:00 am
Fellowship: 10:00 am
Announcements: 10:25 am
Worship Service: 10:30 am
 

 
Savoring a "Thank You" moment after preparing a meal for a mission trip


A day of service at Lakeview Assisted Living                             St. John's youth working with Habitat for Humanity

...For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.'…
Matthew 25:35

St. John's is committed to reaching out to those in need in the greater Walhalla area, nationally and globally in the name of Jesus. God's work, our hands.

In addition to the ongoing outreach and service efforts of numerous service-oriented groups (seel links above), St. John's also supports a number of local, national and international Outreach efforts, including, but not limited to:

St. Luke's Food Pantry - St. John's supports this ecumenical effort led by our Methodist brothers and sisters to provide basic food staples to local families in need. St. John's collects food each week, dedicates proceeds from targeted fund raising efforts (Fall Festival), and assists in the packaging and delivery of food to recipients. "I was hungry and you game me something to eat..."

Christmas Eve Meals –  With joy in their hearts and smiles of their faces, St. John's members prepare and deliver 500 meals to people all over Oconee County who are unable to leave their homes.This ministry of 30 years is a hallmark of St. John's commitment to the surrounding community.

Water Missions, International - St. John's has provided financial support to WMI (Fall Festival) and is in the preliminary stages of organizing a work trip to their facility in Charleston. The long term vision is to sponsor a mission trip internationally to assist in the delivery and assembly of fresh water filtration to a community in need.
"I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink..."

Christ Central Ministries in Walhalla - St. John's is currently supporting CCM in their work assisting individuals who have not completed high school to successfully complete the GED examination - which in turn helps those individuals to become more employable.

Our Daily Rest - various groups from St. John's volunteer to cook an serve meals at this shelter in Seneca. "I was hungry and you game me something to eat..."

 

Safe Harbor - Various groups at St. John's, such as the organizers of Issaqueena's Last Ride, The Oktoberfest committee, the Tour of Tables program and the Lenten meal program have raised financial support for this vital shelter for victims of domestic violence in Oconee County.

Global Missions – St. John's supports and participates in a variety of global outreach efforts through the ELCA, including, but not limited to Good Gifts and the ELCA World Hunger mission. "I was hungry and you game me food...

If there are other Outreach activities not mentioned you would like for St. John's to consider, just let us know and we will certainly see what can be done to add them to the things we do in service to the community.