Citadel Cadet Sunday a Wonderful Worship Experience!

On Sunday, April 15th we enjoyed our first of hopefully many Citadel Cadet-led worship services.  It turned out to be very-well attended and the cadets did a fantastic job!  We have heard tons of glowing comments about the worship experience.  Visit our Citadel Cadet Sunday page to see a slideshow of pictures from the service!

The cadets enjoyed it so much, they want to repeat the service again in the fall!

Altar Flowers

The 2018 Flower Chart is in the Narthex.  Please mark when you would like to place flowers on the altar.  Currently we have all of February filled, but plenty of dates are wide open.  Call Gerry Naumann, the Flower Guild chairman, if you have any questions.

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. 

Children Sermons have become a vital part of our service and all ages of “children” are welcomed each week! Check out the new addition that Pastor Alvin  added to spice it up:  additional actors.  To emphasize the point of Jesus cleaning out the temple, he brought in Marc Willaims and Dr. Susan Crocker in the role of domestic cleaners. As they cleaned up the church he pointed out their role to the “children!”







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 8:45am, 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 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 will be responsible for the 4th and 5th Monday.  We will be providing a meal on March 26th and April 23rd at The Citadel in Mark Clark Hall, room 340.  Volunteers are needed to help prepare and/or serve these meals. A big thanks to Katie TurnerJean Rivas, and Kay Winnett for helping out with previous meals!

If you are interested in helping out with this Outreach effort, please contact Mary Lou Waitschies at or (843) 224-3854Monetary 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

During the month of March, we will be collecting NEW underwear for Tricounty Family Ministries!
Please bring your donations of new ladies’, men’s and/or children’s underwear any Sunday during the month of March.
Ladies – large/XL sizes
Men – small/medium sizes
Children – any size
Donations may be placed in the laundry basket either in Gatch Hall or in the Narthex. Let’s fill these baskets!!!

Volunteers from St. Johannes meet the last FRIDAY of each month from 9:00am-1:00pm at Cherokee Methodist Church, on the corner of Rivers Ave. and Cosgrove Ave. in North Charleston.  Call Mary Lou Waitschies for more information (843-224-3854).

Catechism Class

Please join Pastor Alvin and the confirmands as they begin confirmation classes each Sunday from 9:10—9:40am in the Sunday School room. Everyone is invited to attend and it is a great way to reacquaint yourself with the Lutheran theology and heritage. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Pastor Alvin on his mobile: (803) 201-1857!

​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.​​