News & Announcements

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Reverend Alvin Shrum’s  Last Sunday

This is Pastor Shrum’s  last Sunday as Pastor of St. Johannes Lutheran Church.  Please join us for his last service and reception after church in the Parsonage.

God sent Pastor Alvin to minister to the disciples of St. Johannes Lutheran Church. It is with a heavy heart that we send you to your new ministry at Franke at Seaside to be their chaplain. Thank you for all the many gifts and blessings you gave to us, and we wish you peace and joy on your new journey!


Guest Organist Schedule

Chuck LongAugust 11


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 Pastor Alvin at (803) 201-1857. Or you can ask the hospital Chaplain to contact us. Pastor Alvin 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.

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 Williams 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 8:45 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 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.


Catechism Class

Please join Pastor Alvin and the confirmands as they begin confirmation classes each Sunday from 9:10 – 9:40 am 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.