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Throughout Lent, and as we approach Holy Week, please enjoy this montage of images and video of JIPC’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land in November of 2019.

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Sunday Mornings at 10:00 am US EST

We now worship together LIVE, either in-person on the church lawn (by reservation, weather permitting), in your vehicle in the parking area (on FM 97.5), or virtually by Zoom (details below).  Join early, between 9:30 and 10:00 am, to see important announcements and updates about classes, events, and special occasions in the life of the church. See the Worship Videos area, above, to view past services.

February 28, 2021

Dear Friends in Christ,

On this Second Sunday in Lent, we will be exploring a “teachable moment” that Jesus has with His disciples that is still teachable for us today! It is right after Jesus asks, “But who do you say that I am?” Without batting an eye, Peter confesses, “You are the Messiah!” What else is there after that in the faith! But Jesus teaches us all that there is indeed much more. Elder Skip Grooms is our preacher for the day. His daughter, Christine Brandon, and granddaughter, Katie are our worship leaders.

Weather permitting,  we will be worshipping on the grounds of the church (requires advanced reservation), in your car in the side parking area (on FM 97.5) and by ZOOM. Thank you for your steadfast faithfulness and patience as we continue to work on the sound and video outside!

To prepare for worship:

  1. Decide how you want to worship: virtually, at the church outside or in your car.
  2. If virtually, I have heard of people preparing by dressing special, setting up a particular place, having their Bible to read as part of the service and a candle being lit as a reminder of the Light of Christ.
  3. Read the Lectionary scripture, Mark 8:31-38
  4. Pray for the Spirit to open “the eyes of your heart.”

Blessings to you wherever you are! May the Lord lead you and strengthen you in this season of Lent!

Dr. Laurey Harrell, Pastor
Johns Island Presbyterian Church

Worship Guide

Join Zoom Meeting

https://jipc-org.zoom.us/j/92409695549?pwd=L2NDQmE2N1FiL1RSOGJlbTIyckpTUT09

Meeting ID: 924 0969 5549

Passcode: 350856

IMPORTANT: If you have a landline or cellphone, you can listen by dialing the number below that is closest to your time zone. Your phone fees will apply.
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 924 0969 5549
Password: 350856

Announcements

SUNDAY SERVICES OUTDOORS!

Our Sunday services at 10:00am will be held outside, weather permitting, beginning February 7th. This is in keeping with the Task Force Covid guidelines of allowing 60 people to attend (including worship leaders and ushers) and following all Covid protocols.

For those who want to be on campus but remain in their cars, the service will be broadcast over your FM radio at 97.5. The service will also be broadcast live via the internet.

If the weather does not cooperate, the service will be moved indoors with only the worship leaders inside the sanctuary, but will still be broadcast live via Zoom. An email will be sent with sign up details soon. Questions? Call the church office and Elaine will connect you to the correct person to answer your question.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION  & CHURCH ACTIVITIES DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING

For some of the events noted below, participants can engage either by video or audio by either their smart phone, computer, OR phone line. Questions regarding connecting through ZOOM for Christian Education events can be sent to Elizabeth Nix (enix@jipc.org; call or text 843-303- 7275). Zoom links can be found in the Wednesday Email blast.

JIPC SMALL GROUPS:

Tuesday Night Small Group meets Tuesdays at 5:30 pm. Masks and social distancing will be required. Contact Elizabeth Nix for more details and locations.

Women’s Bible Study meets on Tuesdays at 10:00am. Contact Alice Hills or Elizabeth Nix with questions.

https://jipc-org.zoom.us/ j/96958653591? pwd=ZmxDV0NKWHNOQm01TkozU 3dnMVZidz09

Meeting ID: 969 5865 3591; Password: 579862

The Men’s Bible Study Group meets Thursday mornings, 9:00 am – 10:00 am.  To join, contact Charlie Larsen at kiawahchas@aol.com.  Zoom link:

https://jipc-org.zoom.us/j/753982333

Meeting ID: 753 982 333; Password: 612375

Kids for Christ (KFC) is our children and youth programs on Sunday evenings. All school-age children and youth are invited to join us.

We will have a virtual meeting on the LAST Sunday evening of the month. Videos with Bible stories and guided activities will be released weekly.

Our next Virtual meeting will be Sunday, February 28.

  • Elementary age children (preK-5thgrade) at 4:30pm
  • Middle and High school youth at 5:15pm

Zoom link will be posted on private facebook page. If you do not receive the regular KFC emails, let Elizabeth Nix know!

Theology Tuesday! The next meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7 pm. All are welcome!

Our topic will be exploring Lent, and the Christian traditions connected to the beginning of Lent, such as Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Fasting, feasting and others!

https://jipc-org.zoom.us/j/97466718056?pwd=czNGUU1DZ1M2clEra2lFUi9nM3JaZz09

Meeting ID: 974 6671 8056    Passcode: 030935

At Theology Thursday meetings, ALL are welcome and ALL are invited to share their own experiences and opinions when applica- ble. Disagreement and debate are important parts of discussion and wrestling with faith. However, hateful speech, harsh language, rude comments, and an inability to hear others’ perspectives and opinions will not be tolerated.

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021 when begin 6 weeks of reflection and prayer in our efforts to grow closer to God.

For all members and friends (of all ages) this Lenten resource includes:

Lent devotional based on age, Supplies for a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Meal, Ashes and instructions for the Imposition of Ashes, supplies and instructions for a few Lent based prayer activities, and information about other Holy Week resources!

One box per family.
On February 14, you may pick up your family’s box as you leave. Or you may come to the church between 11:15 and 1 pm for a drive-through pick up. It can also be delivered to your porch (contact Elizabeth Nix right away if this is the option for you).

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As members of Johns Island Presbyterian Church, we seek to embody Christ and extend his grace to the Sea Islands and beyond through worship, discipleship, and mission.

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