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This Sunday at St. John's

  • Sunday, November 20, 2022 Schedule
  • Assisting in Worship
  • Flowers

Upcoming Worship: Monday, November 21 to Sunday, November 27

A Very Special Thank You

The ministry of the women of the Chancel Society of St. John’s – the care of the Altar, its linens, silver, frontals, floral decorations, and the vestments of the clergy – contributes greatly to the reverence and dignity of this parish’s worship. In her seventeen years of service as President of the Chancel Society, Mrs. Roland (Sylvia) Summers built on the traditions she received from those who went before her. Under her courteous leadership, a team of talented and faithful women has made the flowers and other appointments of the altar at St. John’s a byword for excellence. This autumn Mrs. Summers has stepped down as President and has been appointed President Emeritus of the Chancel Society. In recognition of her exemplary service, exquisite taste, unfailing courtesy, and devotion to our Lord and his Church, a sterling silver ciborium (a footed vessel that holds the hosts for Holy Communion) has been presented to St. John’s and will be blessed at this Sunday’s 11 a.m. Eucharist.

Mrs. Jeanne Macmillan and Mrs. Linda Pounds have been appointed co-presidents of the Chancel Society, and Mrs. Rhett (Wayne) Willis continues as treasurer.


EYCS Scholarship Drive Is This Sunday

We’ll have a special collection this Sunday, Nov. 20 for the Episcopal Youth and Children’s Services scholarship drive. You may place cash or checks in the collection plate (made out to EYCS with St. John’s Church in memo); visit (Choose “Special Collection” with EYCS in memo), or mail checks to the church office (1 W. Macon St.).

Plan to Join Us for Coffee Hour

This Sunday, Nov. 20, join us in the Green-Meldrim House after the 11 a.m. service for coffee hour. All are invited to this special time of fellowship!

Serve as a Coffe Hour Chair

Coffee hours offer a vital opportunity for fellowship, especially for new or prospective members looking to connect with current parishioners. We need volunteers to help them run smoothly. To learn more, please email Joyce at or call the church office at 912-232-1251.

Parents’ Night Out & Youth Group

Our Youth Group is meeting this Sunday, Nov. 20, in Cranmer Hall from 5-7 p.m. Even if you don’t have children of age for youth group, feel free to RSVP a place in the nursery for your younger child and enjoy a night out. Let us know if you plan to have your child attend by using the link at

Thanksgiving Day

Plan to give thanks to the Lord for his many blessings during our 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24 Holy Communion in the church. There will be no other services that day, and the church office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25.

Advent Wreath Making

Sunday, Nov. 27 from 10-11 a.m., Fellowship Hall.

All parishioners are invited to make wreaths for Advent, which begins next Sunday. All supplies will be provided, but if you have your wreath form from last year, please bring it. Also, if you have any magnolia or boxwood greenery that you would like to add to your wreath, bring that with you as well! Email Sarah at if you have any questions.

For a full list of Advent & Christmas events at St. John’s, please visit

New! The Art of Advent

Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8 & 15 from 6:15–7 p.m

We will offer a new three-week series exploring the theology of Christ through works of art (including an art exhibition in the colonnade by a Ukrainian iconographer). We will meet Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8 & 15 from 6:15–7 p.m, in Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to attend! Plan to stay for light refreshments at the end of the sessions.

Advent Devotional Recommendation

In conjunction with our Thursday evening Advent programming, the Rector and Associate Rector would like to recommend a daily devotional for this important time in the Church Year. The book, The Art of Advent by Jane Williams (theology professor and wife of Rowan Williams), offers daily theological reflections on beloved works of art from Advent through Epiphany. This is a wonderful way to begin each morning with our Lord as we prepare our hearts for his advent (coming), meditating on his nativity and anticipating his coming again.  To view online visit,

Women of St. John’s

Their next board meeting will be Monday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. in the Green-Meldrim House. For the General Meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7 they will meet in the chapel at 10 a.m. for Holy Communion followed by a program at 10:35 a.m. by Jamie Credle about “Women in Preservation”.

Docents Needed Urgently

We are in urgent need of docents to give tours of our beautiful, historic church, which draws many visitors during the week. Guiding tours through the church is part of our broader volunteer outreach ministry. Unfortunately, due to a lack of docents, we may not be able to offer tours in the coming months.

If you have a few hours to volunteer each month, prayerfully consider being a docent. It’s easy and builds stronger relations in our parish. We open our doors Tuesday and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are called to serve this important outreach ministry, please contact Frank Somoskey at 830-608-4939 or


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Sunday, November 20, 2022: Sunday Next Before Advent

8 a.m. Holy Communion, Church

A light breakfast after this service will be available in Cranmer Hall.

9 a.m. Family Morning PrayerChurch

The nursery will be available for this service.

A light breakfast after this service will be available in Cranmer Hall.

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

A full list of Sunday classes and room assignments is available

online at

The nursery will be available.

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

The nursery will be available for this service.


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

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

Let us know if your child will attend by signing up at

Assisting in Worship

Vestry Offering Chair

8 a.m. Mr. Arthur D. Weed

11 a.m. Mrs. Paul M. Pressly (Jane)


Usher Chair

Mr. Charles B. Compton, Jr. (Chip)

Coffee Hour Chair

Mrs. David A. Young (Pam)

Chancel Society

Mrs. Jayne G. Holland, Mrs. Carter C. Hubbard, Sr. (Barbara), Mrs. Richard C.E. Jennings (Stacy), Mrs. Timothy E. Coy (Dorothea) Ms. Linda H. Pounds, Mrs. W. Lee Belford, Sr. (Cathy), and Dr. Linda Ann McCall

The beautiful floral arrangement on the Church altar and Chapel altar this past Sunday, Nov. 13 was offered to the glory of God and distributed to the sick, sorrowing, and shut-ins.

Altar Flowers

The flowers in the Church this Sunday are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Kippy Adams on her birthday from Dicky, Caroline, Ted, Reid, Katharine, and Mary Porcher.

And in honor of the wedding anniversary of Amanda and Tom Heath, who were married on November 2, 2002, at St. John’s Church by Dorothy and Susan Kingery.

And in loving memory of Dr. and Mrs. Jules Victor, Jr. by Mr. and Mrs. Neil H. Victor.

And in loving memory and in honor of the birthday of our sweet mother and grandmother, JoAnn Clark Troxler by her family.

And in thanksgiving for, and on the occasion of the birthday of William Reese Cooper by Mrs. Patti Cooper.

And in loving memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henry King McCormick by Mr. and Mrs. R. Gilbert Wells.


And in honor of Mrs. Roland S. Summers (Sylvia) for her many years of devoted service to the Chancel

Society and her love of St. John’s by the clergy and the Chancel Society.


The flowers on the altar on Thanksgiving Day are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Mr. Albert Sidney Newton by Dr. and Mrs. Roland S. Summers.

If you would like to offer flowers for the Altar, please call the Church Office at 912-232-1251. After Sunday, the flowers are delivered to the sick, sorrowing, and shut-in. If you would like to volunteer for this ministry, call Margaret Wylly at 912-656-6235.


Monday–Wednesday, Nov. 21–23

8:15 a.m. Morning Prayer, Online


In addition, on Monday

5 p.m. Evening Prayer, Chapel


Tuesday & Wednesday

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer, Chapel

(with Holy Communion on Tuesday)

5 p.m. Evening Prayer, Chapel


In addition, on Wednesday

12 p.m. Holy Communion, Church

No Compline this week.


In addition, on Thanksgiving Day

The church office will be closed Thursday & Friday.

11 a.m. Holy Communion, Church/Online

No other services today or Friday.


Sunday, Nov. 27, First Sunday in Advent

8 a.m. Holy Communion, Church

9 a.m. Family Holy Communion, Chapel

10 a.m. Advent Wreath Making, Fellowship Hall

Bishop Lambert’s & Fr. Dunbar’s classes will meet. All other classes will meet in Fellowship Hall.

11 a.m. Choral Mattins, Church/Online

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