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This Sunday's Worship

Join us this Sunday, May 19 at 10:00 AM

"When the Spirit Comes"

Ezekiel 37:1-14

Acts 2:1-21

In person: Sanctuary

Digitally: YouTube, Facebook, or John Knox App

Click here to access the Worship Bulletin.

Liturgist: Barry White

Audio Visual: Caroline Robertson

Ushers: Barbara Sparrow, Josh Ballard, Mike Ward, Bob Phillis and Guy Cloer (Head Usher)

For Election to

2024 Congregational Nominating Committee



Steve Meggs                 Session                 

Lynn Williams                Session


Jason Mullis                  At-large

Jo Carson                     At-large                


Josh Ballard                  At-large                


Paul Smith                    At-large                

Walker Greene              Youth           

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.

RSVP for Field Day!

Our CMO Committee invites us to learn about and support a new ministry in our area—Isaiah 117 House. This ministry focuses on the needs of children, foster families, and those who serve them.


When children are removed from their homes out of concern for their welfare, they are usually brought to the child welfare services office to await placement with a foster family. That wait can be several hours to nearly a full day. These children often have nothing with them and are scared, lonely, hungry, dirty, and in desperate need of love and support. Isaiah 117 House provides a comforting space where these children can receive comfort and care while they wait for placement.


We are supporting this mission through this month’s collection of snacks in the bin in the Narthex, as well as donations toward gift cards to be used by DSS workers on the children’s behalf. Thanks for your response to this important need. 

To learn more, visit the website!

Menu: Moe's Southwest Grill

RSVP to dinner!
Sign up here!

Wisdom for Living: Summer Sunday School

begins June 2


This summer we are offering a ten-week, intergenerational Sunday School experience at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall. “Wisdom for Living” will explore the Biblical concept of wisdom, mining the Book of Proverbs for practical instruction for faithful growth.


We will engage issues we deal with every day: getting along with others, speaking truthfully, dealing with money, raising children (and dealing with parents!). Each week will offer a stand-alone lesson, so come whenever you can.


We plan for this series to be fun, to build community among us, and to help each of us to grow in Christian faith. Children through K5 will have a separate program downstairs; all others are invited to join us in the Fellowship Hall each Sunday.

Calling all high school students, college students, teachers, and anyone else interested in Side by Side Respite Volunteer Training! Next training date is June 2 in the Fellowship Hall from 2-5 pm! Contact Laura Reichen at lreichen@johnknoxpres.org to rsvp. 

“Whenever I’m afraid, I put my trust in you.”

Psalm 56: 3


It’s time for another great week of Vacation Bible School at John Knox! Our theme this year is “CAMP FIRELIGHT – A Summer Camp Adventure with God.” We will kick off the week on Sunday, June 9 from 4:00 – 6:30 with VBS activities for the children, followed by a family dinner at 6:30. We’ll continue through the week, Monday, June 10 through Wednesday, June 12, from 5:00 until 7:30 each of those days. We will be diving into our Bible stories through storytelling, arts and crafts, music, recreation, and service.


It definitely takes a village to make this wonderful event happen. We have many ways in which you could help make this an awesome week for our children:


·        Pray for our VBS leaders, volunteers, and children

·        Bring in snacks for VBS volunteers

·        Serve as a group leader, taking children to their activities

·        Serve as a class leader – art, science, recreation, meals/snacks

·        Assist a class leader – art, science, recreation, meals/snacks

·        Drive and supervise 4th and 5th graders on daily Mini-Mission trips

·        Help with cutting/stapling/assembling projects at home

·        Help decorate on Saturday, June 8 – 9am – noon

·        Help tear down on Wednesday, June 12

·        Bring donations for a designated VBS Mission project (suggested donations will be announced in the Steepletalk soon)


If you would like to serve in any way during Vacation Bible School, please reach out to Susan Felton! We’d love to have our extended church family be a part of this amazing week! 

Register for VBS
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.


16 - Kathie White, Laurie Davis, Montgomery Allender, Gail Ross

17 - Kemper Kenan

18 - Dallas Schaaf, Pam Walters, Matthew Krumins

19 - Laura Adams

20 - Evelyn Pollard, Jim Herd

By the Numbers

Sunday, May 12

Live Stream: 23

In Person: 213

Weekly Offering Received: $17,422

Weekly Budgeted Offering: $16,544

YTD Offering Received: $400,518

YTD Budgeted Offering: $330,873

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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