Youth Group and Parents' Night Out

5 p.m., Cranmer Hall

This Sunday evening from 5-7 p.m. we will have youth group with Steven Vanderlip and childcare in the nursery for all children that are of a younger age. We will provide dinner during this time for all the children. We ask that you please RSVP to ensure we have adequate food and childcare set up. To do so, please visit the following link: We are requesting that each family that attends contributes $20 for the evening.

We hope you will join us!


Prayer Book Society USA Conference

March 23-25 at St. John’s Church, Ralston Room

Is there an Anglican Theology?

This conference, which runs from Thursday, March 23 to Saturday, March 25 in the Ralston Room of Cranmer Hall, will cover perennial topics of classical Anglicanism while inviting a fresh encounter with the very foundations of our faith. Speakers will include:

  • The Most Rev. Peter Robinson (Presiding Bishop, United Episcopal Church)
  • Debora Shuger (UCLA)
  • Roberta Bayer (Patrick Henry College)
  • Bradford Littlejohn (Davenant Institute)
  • Drew Keane
  • The Rev. Gavin Dunbar
  • The Rev. Canon Alistair Macdonald Radcliff

Registration is $125 (student/other discounts are available). Visit for details.


PBS USA Conference Choral Evensong

You are invited to attend the Evensong being held in conjunction with the Prayer Book Society USA Conference on Thursday, March 23 [NOTE corrected date] at 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s Church. It’s open to the public and no registration is needed.

Lenten Project: Baby Bottle Collection

Wraps up next Sunday!

We appreciate everyone who picked up a baby bottle for our Lenten project. Donations returned to St. John’s by Passion Sunday, March 26th will go to the Savannah Care Center to help women with unplanned pregnancies.

   If you’d like to participate, you may still pick up a bottle in the church office. Please contact Sarah Ross or Steven Vanderlip if you have questions about this Lenten collection.


Outdoor Lenten Art

Arches of St. John’s Church during Lent

A Man of Sorrows by artist Sean Marnul

For those who were unable to attend last Sunday’s opening of the art exhibit, “A Man of Sorrows,” by artist Sean Marnul, reproductions of these commissioned pieces are on display in the archways of St. John’s Church for the public to interact with during the Lent season. Stop by to view and reflect on these twelve powerful, expressionistic works. Learn more at

The Word At Work Series is Available Online

The first three videos of our lunch series Word at Work: Tools to Read the Bible with Confidence and Understanding are now available on our YouTube page. You may view this playlist to see all three. Additional videos will be added in the upcoming weeks.

Word at Work aims to offer a Christocentric narrative arc to the whole of Scripture. There will be a total of eight sessions and they follow the outline provided by Vaughn Robert’s “God's Big Picture”

Spring/Easter Outfit Collection

Collection running until March 19, Cranmer Hall

We are collecting new spring or Easter outfits, dresses, shoes, or accessories for the St. John’s sponsored closet at P.A.C.K. Children’s Boutique. We need new girls’ clothing size 6 or shoes for youth size 12 or 13.

Contact Elaine Barrow at 912-856-1774 for questions or to arrange donation pick-up. You may also drop donations off in the contributions basket in the foyer of Cranmer Hall from March 1-19.

Women’s Quiet Day

Wednesday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All women of St. John’s Church are invited to this year’s Quiet Day on Wednesday, March 29 beginning at 10 a.m. in the Green-Meldrim House. A full schedule will be shared soon. If you’d like to attend, please call the Church office at 912-232-1251 so we may have a headcount for lunch.

Next Faith + Fiction

March 29, at 5:30 p.m., Green-Meldrim House

The next Faith + Fiction will be in March again, Wednesday, March 29, at 5:30 p.m. in the Green-Meldrim House. They’ll discuss The Death of Ivan Illych by Leo Tolstoy. All are welcome to join this theologically focused book discussion led by Heather Cross and Fr. Jameson. The only requirement is to read the book.


The upcoming selections are:

  • Wednesday, April 26: Babette’s Feast & Sorrow-Acre by Isak Dinesen
  • Wednesday, May 24: Persuasion by Jane Austen

Easter Brass & Easter Lilies

Forms are due Wednesday, April 5.

Would you like to contribute to the sound of brass or help fill the church with lilies on Easter Sunday, April 9? The 8 a.m. Holy Communion will feature trumpet & organ, and the 9:30 a.m. Family Eucharist and the 11:30 a.m. Sung Eucharists will feature brass music.

To donate towards brass or Easter lilies ($36 each), forms are at the back of the church, in the Church office, or at The list of donors will be published the Sunday after Easter. Forms are due Wednesday, April 5.

Save the Date!

Make palm crosses with us on Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Green-Meldrim House Mall. We need lots of volunteers (of all ages) to make palm crosses, which we will show you how to make. Children’s activities and light refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome!

Palm Crosses

Join us on Saturday, April 1st from 10 a.m. to noon in the Green-Meldrim House mall. We need lots of volunteers (of all ages) to make palm crosses. All you need is a willingness to help, and plan to bring your own pair of small scissors. We will show you how to make the Palm Crosses. Age appropriate children’s activities and light refreshments will also be provided. All are invited!


If these walls could talk...

A Garden Club of America Flower Show

The Trustees’ Garden Club invites the public to

GLORIOSA: If These Walls Could Talk, on Thursday, March 23rd 2023, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, at the Green-Meldrim House and Cranmer Hall. Admission to the flower show is free of charge. 


The purpose of the flower show is to encourage and inspire others to educate themselves on the role of history and culture in helping us define and thoughtfully steward, protect and promote our environments over time for the benefit of future generations. The flower show will consist of five divisions including floral design, horticulture, photography, botanical arts and education. For more information feel free to contact Terry Pindar or Anna Wasden or visit


The Parish Paper (3/19/23)

Weekly Psalms & Lessons (Lent 4)

The Word at Work Series


Sunday, March 19, 2023: Fourth Sunday in Lent

The nursery will be available 8:45-12:15 p.m.


8 a.m. – Holy Communion, Church

A light breakfast is available in Cranmer Hall following this service.

9 a.m. – Family Morning Prayer, Church

A light breakfast is available in Cranmer Hall following this service.

10 a.m. – All Ages Sunday School, Cranmer Hall/Chapel/Zoom

A full list of Sunday classes and room assignments is available online at

11 a.m. – Holy Communion, Church & Facebook/YouTube

5 p.m. – Youth Group & Parents' Night Out, Cranmer Hall

If you plan to attend, please signup at

Assisting in Worship

Vestry Offering Chair

8 a.m. Mr. Arthur D. Weed

11 a.m. Mr. Edwin Culver


Usher Chair

Mr. Robert L. Sparks

Chancel Society

Mrs. Jayne G. Holland, Mr. & Mrs. Carter C. Hubbard, Sr. (Barbara), Mrs. Timothy E. Coy (Dorothea), Mrs. B. Ray Summerell (Melanie), Mrs. John G. Bradshaw (Sally), Mrs. Jeanne H. McMillian, and Mrs. Andrew Sheils, Jr.

The beautiful floral arrangements on the Church altar and in the Chapel this past Sunday, March 12, were offered to the glory of God and distributed to the sick, sorrowing, and shut-ins.


To offer flowers for the Altar, call the Church office at 912-232-1251.

The flowers in the Church this Sunday are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Miss Eugenia Burroughs and Miss Cecil Burroughs by the Chancel Society

And in loving memory of Pauline T. Layman by R. Leslie and Robin Johnson.


Monday–Thursday, March 20-24

8:15 a.m. Morning Prayer, Online


Monday: 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

5 p.m. Evening Prayer with Holy Communion, Chapel


Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer with Holy Communion, Chapel

5 p.m. Evening Prayer with Holy Communion, Chapel



8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer, Chapel

11:50 a.m. Litany & Holy Communion, Church

5 p.m. Evening Prayer, Chapel

9 p.m. Service of Compline, Church


Thursday: 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer with Holy Communion, Chapel

6:30 p.m. Choral Evensong, Church



8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer with Holy Communion, Chapel

6 p.m. Evening Prayer, Chapel


Saturday: 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer with Holy Communion, Chapel

11:30 a.m. Holy Communion, Chapel


Sunday, March 26, Lent V

8 a.m. Holy Communion, Church

9 a.m. Family Holy Communion, Chapel

10 a.m. All Ages Sunday School, Cranmer Hall/Chapel/Zoom

11 a.m. Morning Prayer, Church/Online

12:15 p.m. Coffee Hour, Green-Meldrim House 

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