Pentecost, commonly called Whitsunday

This Sunday, May 28

Holy Communion will be celebrated at all three services this Sunday.

Faith + Fiction

This Wednesday, May 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the Green-Meldrim House

We will discuss this month’s selection -- Persuasion, by Jane Austen -- this Wednesday, May 24, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Gree-Meldrim House. Fr. Jameson and Heather Cross will facilitate this discussion by exploring the moral and theological issues in this story. Plan to stay for our first concert, which starts at 7 p.m. (details below).

First Concert for Music in the Mall

This Wednesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. on the Green-Meldrim House Steps

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and join us for our first, free outdoor concert on Wednesday, May 24 starting at 7 p.m. in the Green-Meldrim House Mall. Matthew Logan Vasquez of Delta Spirit will be our featured performer.

Food, beverages, and treats will be available for purchase from Chazitos Latin Cuisine Food Truck & Jenny’s Treats on the Street cart.

Coffee Hour This Sunday

This Sunday, May 28, after 11 a.m. Holy Communion, in the Green-Meldrim House

Plan to join us in the Green-Meldrim House after this Sunday’s 11 a.m. Holy Communion for Pentecost. 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 McClellan, who oversees the coffee hours, or call the church office at 912-232-1251.

Worship Schedule

Monday–Friday, May 22-26

8:15 a.m. Morning Prayer, Online



5 p.m. Evening Prayer, Chapel



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

5 p.m. Evening Prayer, Chapel



8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

12 p.m. Holy Communion, Church

5 p.m. Evening Prayer

9 p.m. Sung Compline, Church



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

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



5 p.m. Evening Prayer, Chapel


Sunday, May 28, Pentecost

8 a.m. Holy Communion, Church

9 a.m. Holy Communion, Chapel

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

11 a.m. Solemn Eucharist, Church/Online 


The Parish Paper (5/21/23)

Weekly Psalms & Lessons

(The Sunday after Ascension)

Service-at-Home Booklets

Services on Facebook or YouTube


Urban Hope Field Trip

Volunteers Needed for June 8, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

On Thursday, June 8, the Urban Hope campers will visit St. John’s from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to learn about our stained glass windows. We need many helpers to serve food and assist with arts and crafts. To volunteer for this fun activity, contact Richie Reid at 703-409-2266.

Save the Date: Parish Outreach

Tuesday, June 13 at 6 p.m., St. John’s Church

Bishop Fanuel Magangani (left), of North Malawi, will be speaking at St. John’s Church on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 6 p.m., about the work of the Community of Saint Mary, a daughter house of the Anglican Sisters of Saint Mary in Greenwich, NY, a community St. John's has supported for many years.

More details will be announced soon!

Brass for Trinity Sunday

Sunday, June 4, at 11 a.m. Choral Mattins

Sunday, June 4 is Trinity Sunday a time to delight in the revelation of one God in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. We will celebrate with a special brass prelude at 10:40 a.m. and feature St. John’s choir at 11 a.m. Choral Mattins. To contribute to this special brass, mail checks to the Church Office (payable to St. John’s Church with “brass” in the memo line). Include your memorial / honorarium for the Parish Paper.

Refugee Family Outreach

The Outreach committee is looking for summer volunteers to help St. John’s sponsored refugee family with transportation and language skills.

Transportation: This summer, the school-age children will be participating in an enrichment program at Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus. It will last for 2 weeks from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday (May 31 to June 16). They need volunteers who can assist with driving the children, for drop off and pick up. 

Language Skills: Volunteers are needed to assist the family with their language skills. It is especially meaningful for the children to continue practicing over the summer. No experience or special training is needed.

If you are called to help this summer, please contact Melanie Summerell at 912-777-2376 or

The Roses and the Blood Recital

Saturday, June 3, starting at 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Savannah

St. John’s choir member Abbey Terry and friend of the choir Jonathan Murphy will perform on Saturday, June 3, at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church (223 Bull St.). This recital is free and open to the public. Abbey, a mezzo/soprano, will sing, and Jonathan will accompany her on piano. The program will include the Ravel Sheherazade, Mahler's Rückertlieder, and selections from Wagner’s “Wesendonck Lieder” and the rarely heard “Life of Mary” (Das Marienleben), a sacred cycle by Hindemith, with texts by Rainer Maria Rilke.

Abbey is a long-time member of St. John’s choir who graduated this month with a master’s degree in music performance from Georgia Southern University. Jonathan Murphy sings with St. John’s as a guest and recently played at our Choral Evensong earlier this month. He is an organist and choirmaster at Trinity Episcopal in Statesboro and a lecturer in music at Georgia Southern in Statesboro. 

Save this date and plan to attend and show your support for these talented musicians

Upcoming Second Sunday Suppers

We still have open spots for our next supper in June and September. If you are interested in attending either dinner, please call the Church Office at 912-232-1251.

  • Sunday, June 11: Co-hosted by Sally & John Bradshaw and Chambliss & Mark Stevens.

  • Sunday, Sept. 10: Hosted by Connie & Mick McCay.

St. Michael’s Youth Summer Conference

Join St. John’s youth group at St. Michael’s Summer Conference from July 23-29. St. Michael’s is a unique summer camp experience: in addition to recreational activities, each day of the Conference is structured by Anglican worship and discussion-based classes with clergy. Steven Vanderlip will be serving on the Conference staff this year.

If you would like to learn more about the Conference, ask Steven or view the brochure. Before registering, please let Steven know so that he can share scholarship information and travel plans with you. The Conference is open to all high schoolers, but if your youth is in 8th grade and would like to attend, please let Steven know.

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