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This Sunday's Worship

Join us this Sunday, March 31 at 8:30 and 11:00 AM

"Resurrection Re-vision"

Isaiah 25:6-9

John 20:1-18

In person: Sanctuary

Digitally: YouTube, Facebook, or John Knox App

Click here to access the Worship Bulletin.

Liturgist: Miller McClintock (8:30) and Danielle Watson (11:00)

Audio Visual: Kyle Parker

Ushers: Chris/Bill Mathews, Austin Eckles, Steve Meggs, Tricia Parker and Guy Cloer(Head Usher)

It's not yet too late to secure your spot on this summer's intergenerational mission trip to Orlando! We'll spend a week serving in various parts of the community while growing together in love for God and neighbor. The total cost for the trip is $395, and we're asking for a $100 deposit per trip participant to save your spot. If you've got any questions, feel free to reach out to me at crief@johnknoxpres.org! The deadline is April 15.

In Christ,


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Hello John Knox! We have another wonderful opportunity to support the staff at Lake Forest! In April, Greenville County schools will be conducting standardized testing in the elementary schools. Lake Forest has a need for items to provide rewards for the students. So, during the month of March we will be collecting the following items.

Small gift cards (5 Below, Walmart, restaurants)

Stuffed animals

Fidgets/sensory toys

Smaller sports items (balls, jump ropes, basketball goals for doors)

Arts and crafts (paint kits, coloring books, crafts)

We will be collecting these in the large bin in the Narthex from Sunday, March 3, to Sunday, March 31.  The generosity and faithfulness of the John Knox family is vast. Thank you so much for all you do for Lake Forest!

Sign up to receive help or volunteer!

Please sign up through the church office, click below or contact Sandy Garrett by April 1 to reserve your tickets with the group. Tickets will cost around $30.

Get your tickets!

Join Our Bread Ministry Team!

Do you have a heart for welcoming first-time visitors? Join our Bread Ministry team!

Your simple act of offering freshly baked bread and a warm greeting can make a big difference in someone's day. No baking experience required – just a willingness to extend hospitality.

Join us in creating a welcoming atmosphere for all who visit our church. Contact Caroline Robertson or the church office to get involved!

Let's spread warmth and hospitality together!

Field Day on May 19!

Please sign up for field day with list of family members and their age bracket.

Field Day will be May 19 with games, relays, bingo and fun events for all ages!

After church lunch is included.

Order your field day t-shirt by April 15.

RSVP for Field Day!

What a beautiful day for an Easter Egg Hunt! Thank you to our JK Youth for making it such a great day for our children! Thanks to everyone who sent in candy and stuffed eggs and came out to join us! Happy Easter! 

Clerk’s Report


The Session of John Knox Presbyterian Church met on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at 6:00 PM, in the Conference Room for their regular monthly Meeting. The following are some of the items discussed:


Christian Education

1.    Lynn reminded folks of the Women’s Faith and Fellowship dinner on Monday.

2.    They reviewed the busy Children’s Ministry calendar for the spring.

3.    VBS is scheduled for June 9 through 12. The theme will be Camp Firelight – a summer camp adventure with God.

4.    All PDO/Kindergarten programs are full for the fall.

5.    Tami has applied for a Fortune Grant for 2024 for classroom/lesson enrichment.


Christian Mission & Outreach

1.    Lake Forest Elementary support continues.

2.    Justin praised Lori for all her work with the Circles of Welcome. There was a general discussion on how the family has prospered here in Greenville and how much the Church has benefitted from our relationship with them.

3.    The Committee continues to study how we can support the Isaiah 117 program for foster care transitions.

4.    They are part of the discussion on how to increase our financial support for Foothills Presbytery.

5.    The Committee shared their calendar of activities for Adopt a Highway, Triune Mercy Center, and the Monthly Giving Focus.


1.    They are working to expand the Bread Ministry Program.

2.    Handwritten welcome notes from Bette are sent to visitors after their third visit.

3.    They are looking at a New Member (New to Knox type) class soon.

4.    New pew cards are in development.



1.    The schedule of Wednesday Night programs will include Faith Yoga, Jump Start Ministries, and Halsey Counseling.

2.    The Chili Cookoff for Souper Bowl Sunday was great.

3.    There is a gathering planned for the Greenville Drive game on April 28.

4.    Church-wide Field Day will be May 19 with casual dress for the Church Service.

5.    They are looking into a new intergenerational Supper Club.


Music and Worship

1.    The calendar for Lenten Services was reviewed.

2.    They are working on some technical issues with the live stream.



1.    They are planning a Thank You/Welcome Aboard reception for past and present Care Companions in March.

2.    They are looking for a few more volunteers for flower deliveries.

3.    Volunteer training for Side-by-Side Respite Ministry volunteers will be on February 21. Doors to open on March 5.

4.    They are looking for a new lead for the Transportation Ministry Team.


Property & Operations

1.    The painting of the Fellowship Hall and adjacent areas is nearly complete.

2.    The new HVAC for the Organ is complete.

3.    Installation of the new 600 Amp breaker for the PDO Building should begin in mid-March.

4.    Thanks were given for Miller and Lincoln and their quick response to the flooding in the Kitchen.

5.    They are looking at options for expanding the Columbarium, including new fencing.


Carter Rief – Youth and Young Adults

1.    The “I’m In” campaign is underway and will run through March 10.

2.    Seven Confirmands are signed up for the class. Confirmation will be on May 12. They are still looking for mentors.

3.    They are looking to increase attendance for the Sunday School Coffee Hour for Young Adults.

4.    Care Boxes have been sent to our college students.


Rev. Justin Cazel

1.    The next quarterly men’s gathering will be March 14.

2.    He is working on the Generosity Team in an advisory role.


Dick Powers

Clerk of Session


In this season of concern, the Church’s witness of service and caring is more important than ever. John Knox is doing all we can to continue our ministry in ways that keep us connected to God and to each other. Please continue your offerings so that we can serve fully throughout this time of need.

Ways to give:
  • Mail your contributions to the church at 35 Shannon Dr., Greenville, SC 29615
  • Set up electronic payments through your financial institution
  • Use the John Knox app: click on “Give”

Thank you for prioritizing the ministry of Jesus Christ in your financial life.



28 - Tom Jackson

29 - Dan Drew

30 - Grant Burns

31 - John Campbell, Donna Dowling




1 - Dale West, Mia Wright

2 - Drew Baird, Jane Brannon, April Pierce, Sue Renault, Barbara Sparrow

By the Numbers

Sunday, March 24, 2024

In Person: 201

Live Stream: 28


Weekly Offering Received: $4,178

Weekly Budgeted Offering: $16,544

YTD Offering Received: $266,921

YTD Budgeted Offering: $215,068

Please email all submissions for Steepletalk to mscott@johnknoxpres.org. For Thursday publication, information must be received by Tuesday at 12 PM.

Edited by Mandy Scott

John Knox Presbyterian Church

35 Shannon Dr.

Greenville, SC 29615



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