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CHURCH OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fridays
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
 


Worship Schedule

Worship is held at St. John's United Methodist Church every Sunday morning beginning at 10:45am
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Online & In-Person
Every Sunday Beginning at 10:45 am

 

                   THIS WEEK:       January 2, 2022
                                               Epiphany Sunday
                                               Holy Communion
                                               Welcoming a New Member: Pam Lewis
                         Scripture:       Isaiah 60:1-2 (NRSV)
                         Message:       "Star Light, Star Bright" 
                         Preacher:       Rev. Angela Marshall

(The order of worship for our Sunday morning service is provided in a separate email)                



Designated Trustee for Sunday Worship
January 2, 2022



Dennis Weatherford

2022 Flower Calendar
 

If you would like to place flowers in the sanctuary you can access the flower calendar through the link below.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4FACAB2EA5FEC61-2022
Click on the link then the date you would like to place flowers in the sanctuary. Flowers may be placed in honor or memory of loved ones. 
 

Please make sure to do the following:
  • Sign up for the date for which you would like to place the altar flowers by going to the link provided above or by calling the church office.
  • YOU are responsible for ordering the flowers from Flowers for all Occasions in Lugoff, SC  (803) 572-5996
  • You must order your flowers from Flowers for All Occasions NO LATER than the Tuesday before the Sunday you have requested. 
  • The cost of the flowers is $26.50 per arrangement – payment must be made to the florist - Flowers for All Occasions - (not the church).

Thank you in advance for participating in making worship a beautiful experience!
 
The faith family of St. John's United Methodist Church extends our deepest sympathy and most heartfelt condolences to Phyllis and John Engelbosch, and their family upon the death of their son-in-law
 

Tony Reid


Tony's battle with illness came to an end on December 30, 2021 when he met Jesus face-to-face.
We give thanks to God for family - by birth and by faith - that surrounds us when we grieve.  Please hold this family in your tender prayers of comfort and peace.  Let us pray together that God would grant peace and comfort for all who grieve and that our eyes would be opened to ways that we can be present with them - in body and in spirit. 
May the presence of the Holy Spirit be a continual source of consolation to all who mourn - this day, and in the days to come. 

Lord, in your mercy...hear our prayer.

 

 
Obituary for Anthony "Tony" Reid
A graveside service for Anthony "Tony" Quinton Reid, 52, will be held at 12 noon Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, with military and Masonic rites. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 3, 2022, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel. Mr. Reid died Thursday, December 30, 2021. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Edna F. Quinton Reid Aylard and the late Paul M. Reid. A graduate of Richland Northeast High School, he served in the U.S. Air Force prior to working as a telecommunications engineer. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and Lugoff Masonic Lodge 411. He loved camping, hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Kimberly Lynn Reid; sons, Paul and John Reid, both of Lugoff; sisters, Wendy Mooneyhan (Gary) of Blythewood, Melissa Warlick (Scott) of Texas; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 
 
Thank you for all of your prayers as Judy Patrick underwent hip replacement surgery on December 30th.  She returned home on December 31st where she will continue to recover, heal, and build strength.  Please continue to keep Judy in your prayers as she recovers.


Wednesday Night Meal
"Winter"
January 5, 2022 @ 6:00 PM

Menu:
Soup, Cornbread, Dessert & Drink

A donation basket will be available.
Sign up by calling the church office or use the tear off in the worship bulletin. 

 
The Worship Committee will be removing Advent items from the sanctuary after church on Sunday, January 2nd.  All help will be appreciated.
 

 
The Worship Committee will meet Sunday, January 9th at 4:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.  All members of this committee are encouraged to attend and anyone who would like to join the committee is welcome to join us!  Please contact any one of the worship co-chairs if you have questions - Chris Haff, June McCaskill, and/or Judy Brock.

 

Children and Youth Ministries
 

We Need Your Help!

 

Please see the invitation above requesting that you share in fellowship, fun. and/or learning with our youth. Our goal is to inspire those of you in our faith family to share your experiences, knowledge, skills, abilities, testimonies, etc., with our youth. We feel that everyone has something from their life, career, or faith journey that would benefit our youth to hear. Examples would include (but are not limited to) sharing a special recipe and why it’s important to you, demonstrating a skill you use in your career or hobbies, telling the youth how you came to know Jesus and grow your faith, explaining what you do for a living and what steps it takes to pursue a career in your field, etc.

It’s not necessary to prepare a long presentation to discuss these topics. A simple 5-10 minute discussion would be great, and we can certainly accommodate if more time is needed. The youth ministry will continue to provide Biblical-based devotions and lessons; however, when members of our faith family share experiences and life lessons with the youth it helps to provide them with wisdom that we, as youth leaders, can’t teach.

Please get in touch with Jason Rabon if you would like to contribute with a sharing opportunity.  Thank you in advance!

Join the Puppet Ministry!


Puppet Rehearsal 
 will resume on
February 6, 2022

Stephen Ministry.  Someone to Talk to.
A Stephen Minister is ready to talk as well as pray with you.
Reach out to Tom McCoy at 803 667-6321.  
 
Have you ever...
     *wondered what God's will is for your life?
     *been unsure about what you would most excel at or enjoy?
     *wondered how you can best serve the Church?
     *sought greater personal and spiritual growth?

"Discovering God's Vision for your Life: What Does God Want You to Do?" explores these questions and more!
Saturday January 8 and January 22, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Metal Building
$20 covers cost of three manuals

 
Contact Tom McCoy
803-6676321
tmccoy@sc.rr.com

 
January Birthdays
 
1  Frances Hill
1  Mary Rogers
5  Margaret Hawkins
6  Tina Dingus
8  Nicholas Boron
8  Lauren Boron
8   Natalie Boron
9   Dot Hilyer
9   Harriet Rollins
9   Britton Williams
9   Michael Hiers
11 Jerome Ogburn
12  Connor Jones
15  Nicholas Spitzer
15  Louise Hemingway
17  Dru Hugo
17  Myron McCaskill
20  Tabitha Howard Grigsby
23  Tana Marshall
23  Katherine Rogers
25  Luke Shirley
28  Chuck E. Horton
28  Margaret Degroat
28  Jordan Edwards
29  Brenda Taylor
31  Jean Fields
31  Judy Roberts
on.
 
Hand Bell Ministry
Rehearsal on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm
in the Sanctuary

  
The hand bell music ministry at St. John's UMC, directed by Judy Robertson, is a ministry that is sure to bring joy to all who participate; therefore, if you are interested in serving God as a "Ding-A-Ling" of the hand bell ministry, please contact Judy via email (jrgranny@gmail.com).  

ALL are welcome to participate in this ministry!  If you have previous experience with hand bells, we need your gifts to help get ready for the seasons of Advent and Christmas which are fast approaching!  If you do not have experience with hand bells, but are interested in being a part of this incredible ministry, please don't hesitate - contact Judy today and plan to attend rehearsals on Wednesdays at 5:30pm

 
There will be no hand bells January 5th.
St. John's United Methodist Church will be offering the opportunity for anyone that is interested to participate in GriefShare, a lay-driven ministry to help people heal following the death of a loved one.  The 13-week program includes meeting weekly and each stand-alone session of this faith-based program, entitled "From Morning to Joy" includes a video, workbook review, and a time for sharing.
 
This GriefShare ministry will be offered through St. John's United Methodist Church and will be facilitated by Pat Dixon and Judy Robertson who have agreed to co-lead this ministry on
Sunday afternoons beginning at 2:00pm.  We will meet in the metal building so as to be able to observe physical distancing.  

Please contact Judy Robertson (803) 292-3464 or Pat Dixon (803) 438-9603 if you are interested in participating or if you have questions.

 

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
is Now Meeting in Person!

Adult Sunday School classes began meeting in person on June 6, 2021.

If you  are not connected to a Sunday School class, now is the perfect time to join one!

o    The Sharing Hearts Class (taught by Perry Hill) – will meet in the large room of the metal building
o    The Lee Fellowship Class (taught by Rev. Barbee and Bill Ansley) – will meet in the classroom on the right when entering the metal building
o    The Life Skills Class (taught by Darrel Cooke) – will meet in the large classroom of the metal building

Do You Read the Advocate?

The South Carolina United Methodist Advocate is the monthly print newspaper focusing on the United Methodist church and its people throughout South Carolina. Delivered to your mailbox as a hard copy, and also available online, the award-winning Advocate was founded in 1837 and is the oldest newspaper in Methodism. It is a newspaper ministry with a prayer-driven mission is to inform and connect South Carolina Methodists by reporting news, engaging readers, providing a forum for dialogue and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is independent but receives funding from the South Carolina Conference of the UMC and other sources, including subscriptions, ads and donations. It also operates a successful Christian book publishing arm.

You can subscribe at www.advocatesc.org/subscribe, calling 803-786-9486 ext. 335, or mailing a check to Advocate, 4908 Colonial Dr., Columbia, SC 29203.

Cost is $15/year print and $8/year online only.

Learn more: www.advocatesc.org.
 
St. John's United Methodist Church also provides 10 copies of the Advocate to those that would like to pick up a copy in the church office during the week.
Thank you to everyone who has graciously donated to the Security System project!

The new door locking system has been installed to the hallway containing the church and pastor's offices and is being used during office hours.  When stopping by the church during office hours (Monday - Thursday 8am - 4pm), please press the white button on the black speaker box.  The speaker box located at both doors that lead to the office hallway (the outside door closest to the Pastor's Study and the door in the Narthex that leads to the office hallway).  After pressing the button you will be greeted by someone in the office and then they will release the door lock so that you may pull the door open and enter.  Thank you for your patience as we all learn how to use this system in the most effective manner. 

Tithes & Offerings for

December 26 - $4,590.50
 

Needed per Week to Meet Budget:
$8,060.00

 

TITHES AND OFFERINGS – YOUR FINANCIAL GENEROSITY:

At St. John’s United Methodist Church, we believe that biblical generosity is much more than a financial transaction; it is a spiritual discipline that has the power to transform every area of our lives.  St. John’s UMC is honored and grateful to be a recipient of your financial generosity as you honor God with your tithes and offerings.  Your generosity through tithing, special gifts, memorials, and honorariums make a difference to St. John’s UMC, our community, and beyond.   

Within the congregation, your generosity helps transform the lives of people in our faith family through the ministries of worship, nurture, and education. And as a congregation that believes in missions, your contributions also help to support the ministries of Christian Community Ministries, Food for the Soul, Meals on Wheels, Sacks of Love…etc.  

To offer God your tithes and offerings through the ministries of St. John’s UMC, please choose one of the ways listed below:

 

THOSE WHO WORSHIP IN-PERSON:

  • We receive an offering during each worship service on Sunday mornings.  You may give your tithe or special offering at the appointed time when then offering plates are passed
  • You may also choose to give online, by mail, or *BillPay* (see details below).

THOSE WHO WORSHIP VIRTUALLY:

  • Online giving.  Visit our https://onrealm.org/stjohnsunitedme/-/give/now .  Here you will be asked to fill in your information and designate the amount which you would like to contribute.
  • Scan the QR Code provided below by using your smartphone to give God’s tithe and your offerings online through St. John's United Methodist Church
  • Mail: If you choose to write a check, please mail it to:
                    St. John’s United Methodist Church
                    P.O. Box 218
                    Lugoff, SC 29078

  • *BillPay* through your bank:  check to see if your banks offer a "BillPay" option. You can set up St. John's United Methodist Church as a regular payment that you make, and the bank will generate an electronic check and then send it via USPS (United States Postal Service). Most banks don't charge for this, and most will even cover the cost of the postage.


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We are honored to be able to join with the Body of Christ to lift friends, family, and other loved ones in prayer as there is a need.  

In an effort to keep our prayer list as current and accurate as possible, names will be shared as part of the prayer list for the duration of 4 weeks unless there is a request for an individual to remain on the list longer than 4 weeks.  
 
 
Family of Dennis Atkinson
Family and Friends of Herb Aycock
Bruce Bryant

Meghan Bryant
Eldred Clardy
Jean Fields
Loretta French
Wes Gordy
Betty Georgeone
Ron Harrell
Bernice and Dwight Harrelson
Tony Harris
Margaret Hawkins

Lisa Horn
Acadia Labranche
Family of BJ and Audrey Livingston
Myra Jones
Laura McLeod
Ted Moore
Family of Joyce Nash
Family of Lewis O'Quinn
Judy Patrick
Noah Perry
Nancy Rabon
Family of Tony Reid
Mike & Betty Reynolds
Family of Carmen Rivera
Larry Siems
Roslyn Singleton
Frances Stewart
St. John's UMC Child Care Ministry
Rosby Warnock

Don Wilinson
Tom Williams
Emily Winton


 
Continued Prayers:
- Our Country
- The Faith Family of St. John’s United
Methodist Church
 - The Leadership of the United Methodist Church
 - General Conference 2022
 - All Students, Teachers, Faculty, and Staff of Every Educational Institutions
- Those Affected by Natural Disasters
- The Eradication of the Coronavirus
- First Responders and Essential Employees Treating the Coronavirus
- Government Leadership Around the World
- Peace in our World, Peace in our Nation, Peace in our Community, Peace in our Church, Peace in our Homes
, Peace in our Hearts

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers…
 


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