Welcome our new Organist and Choirmaster!
Sean W. Holleran

Fall Tea Room

Coming Sunday, October 6th from 2:30-5:30pm!  Volunteers are needed to make this popular local event a success! Please look for an insert in the bulletin to volunteer, or contact Kay Winnett at misskayhw@aol.com.

Charleston Preservation Society’s Fall Tour

Welcome our new Church Council Member!

Please welcome Samantha Morra as the newest church council member. She is filling the remainder of the term vacated by Mary Lou Waitschies. Thank you Samantha for answering the call and for your service to St. Johannes!

Welcome our new Supply Pastors!

Please welcome our two new supply pastors:

Pastor Steve Cooper and Pastor Rich Donaghue

Chuck Long hired as Interim Parish Musician

Chuck has agreed to serve through December 30th or until a new Music Director is hired. Chuck is a retired educator with 34 years experience teaching 4th-12th grade. He served as Organist/Choir Master at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church for 14 years right out of college. Since then he has served as a substitute organist in most churches in Charleston, played for many weddings, and completed 3 interim organist/choir director positions for Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, St. Johannes, and St. Stephen’s Episcopal. Today Chuck continues his work with the non profit performing arts company, the Charleston Youth Company, Inc, he started 41 years ago. He is the Vocal Director/Producer/CEO. He has a BS Degree in Business Administration and Economics and a minor in Sacred Music from Newberry College. He also has a Masters in Secondary School Administration from The Citadel and a Masters Degree in Elementary/Middle Education from The College of Charleston. Chuck was the 1986 SC State Teacher of the Year, and continues work for all teachers today through the state organization. He looks forward to exploring the rich talent of the members of St. Johannes, and bringing them together to provide an inspiring worship experience that appeals to all ages and encourages young people to return to church to share their gifts!

Pastoral Care

Please let us know if you or a member of your family are hospitalized or in need of pastoral care. You may contact us at the church office at (843) 722-8906. Or you can ask the hospital Chaplain to contact us. One of our supply pastors would love to be able to lift you up in prayer, provide a visit or help you in any way possible.

E-Blast Weekly Announcements

Each week St. Johannes sends out email announcements (E-Blasts) to all our parishioners who have signed up to receive them. If you wish something to be announced in E-Blast, please email our E-Blast editor / designer, Chuck Long, at clongteach@comcast.net no later than Wednesday at 12:00 pm. Also, if you have not signed up to receive the E-Blasts, please send an email request to office@stjohanneschurch.org. Chuck and assistant editor, Amy Bifano, have been working very hard to make these weekly email announcements interesting, informative, and …well, very COOL! Thanks Chuck and Amy!

Children Sermons

Our children sermons have become a vital part of our service and all ages of “children” are welcomed each week.

Even the Citadel cadets get in on the action!

Lutheran Campus Ministry at The Citadel

Have you noticed a few Citadel Cadets in worship? Each Sunday, we will be providing transportation for those cadets who wish to attend morning service at St. Johannes. They need to be picked up from The Citadel campus at 8:45 am, and dropped back off after church. Volunteers are needed to help with transportation. Or how about taking a cadet to lunch after church?

As the Chaplain for Lutheran Campus Ministry at the Citadel, Pastor Alvin Shrum meets with the Lutheran cadets every Monday evening. Local Lutheran churches are responsible for providing a meal each Monday for 10-15 cadets. St. Johannes continues to provide meals on the 4th and 5th Mondays of each month. We will be providing a meal at The Citadel in Mark Clark Hall, room 340. Volunteers are needed to help prepare and/or serve these meals.

If you are interested in helping out with this Outreach effort, please contact Cynthia Mays at cynlmays@gmail.com or (843) 478-2281. Monetary donations to assist with the cost of the meals will also be welcomed. Checks can be made out to: St. Johannes and marked for “Citadel Dinner.”

Tricounty Family Ministries

Don’t forget, volunteers from St. Johannes meet the last Friday of each month from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Cherokee Methodist Church on the corner of Rivers and Cosgrove Avenues in North Charleston. Contact Cynthia Mays for more information: (843) 478-2281 or cynlmays@gmail.com.

Security Precautions

For security reasons, Church Council has decided that during our Sunday worship service, the doors leading to the church’s restroom facilities will be kept locked. Those facilities will remain available to those attending the service. A council designee will remain at the back of the sanctuary to ensure access.