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SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON -- APRIL 11, 2021
"Ezra: Faith and Action Preacher"
Background:
 Ezra 9-10
Devotional Reading: Ezekiel 18:25-32

Keep in Mind

"And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them, Ye have transgressed ...  to increase the trespass of Israel. Now therefore make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land." (Ezra 10:10-11, KJV)

 



Weekly Bible Verse Recurring



16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. ~ Matthew 6:16-18

 


Weekly Bible Verse


SJBC 21-DAY CORPORATE FAST DEVOTIONAL 22

Saint John Baptist Church

January 09, 2022 -  January 30, 2022   Time: 12:00 AM
Location: 3404 West Beltline Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29203
Contact: Saint John Baptist Church
Phone: 18032544170
Email: stjohnbaptistchurch@sc.rr.com

FASTING GUIDE
January 9th - January 30th 2022
Note:  This is a 24 hour a day Fast starting 12:00 AM Sunday
January 9th and ending 12:00 AM Sunday, January 30th

Like prayer and Bible reading, fasting is one of the spiritual disciplines of followers of Jesus. The next few paragraphs are here to help you get your mind around fasting, and help you get started in this powerful Christian habit! BTW: if you want to know more, hit up some of the online resources at www.awake21.org.

CLICK THE LINK TO ACCESS AND DOWNLOAD THE DEVOTIONAL GUIDE:

SJBC.21.DAY.FAST.2022.Final2.pdf (saintjohnbaptistchurch1900.com)



WEEKLY BIBLE VERSE

Saint John Baptist Church

January 16, 2022 -  January 23, 2022   Time: TBA
Location: 3404 West Beltline Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29203

WEEKLY BIBLE VERSE

Praying

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Matthew 6:5-6



CHURCH MEMBERSHIP FORM

Saint John Baptist Church

January 17, 2022 -  March 01, 2022   Time: TBA
Location: COMPLETE MEMBERSHIP ONLINE FORM
Contact: Church Office
Phone: 803-254-4170
Email: stjohnbaptistchurch@sc.rr.com

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
E-MAIL ADDRESS and CELL PHONE NUMBER


Dear Members

We would like to keep our membership informed about Church events, business, and emergencies (should they arise).  Therefore, we are asking that you please share with us your e-mail address and cell phone number by completing the online "Church Membership" form.  Please submit the online form ONCE. 

Thank you.

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DHEC DISTRIBUTES AT-HOME TESTS

SCDHEC

January 21, 2022 -  January 31, 2022   Time: TBA
Location: SCDHEC

COVID-19 Updates from SCDHEC  ---  COVID-19 Information | Saint John Baptist Church (saintjohnbaptistchurch1900.com)

From: Spotlight <Spotlight@dhec.sc.gov>
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2022 9:57 AM
Subject: DHEC Distributes 140K At-Home Rapid Tests Across the State
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Jan. 21, 2022

Contact:

media@dhec.sc.gov

 
DHEC Distributes 140K At-Home Rapid Tests Across the State

At-home tests will be available beginning Monday at DHEC Public Health Departments

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. — To increase access to timely testing statewide, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has received and is distributing the first shipments of the at-home rapid COVID-19 antigen tests it ordered for South Carolina. To date, the agency has ordered more than 2 million tests and has received about 140,000 of them. DHEC expects to receive the full order of rapid tests over the course of the next several weeks and we will alert the public when they are available.

 

The test kits, each containing two tests, have been distributed to DHEC public health departments (PHDs) around the state for community use and will be available for pickup beginning Monday, Jan. 24. Residents can visit DHEC’s testing locator to confirm whether their local PHD has at-home rapid tests available.

 

These at-home rapid tests are easy to use, have received emergency use authorization, and provide a result in minutes as opposed to hours or days. While the brand of test that DHEC receives may change over time, the authorization, ease of use, and resulting times will not. At-home test results are not required to be reported to DHEC but can help an individual take appropriate action to monitor their health and prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others.

 

It is important to note that at-home rapid tests are in limited supply and residents are not guaranteed a test when attempting to acquire one. One test kit, containing two tests, will be given to an individual (of any age) who arrives in person to a PHD. Individuals must be physically present to receive a test kit. A person may not pick up test kits for other people.

 

A person with symptoms must not come into a PHD for a test kit. Anyone not feeling well should notifiy the staff performing screening at the door that they have symptoms and staff will bring a test kit to them. 

 

Residents are asked to practice patience when attempting to acquire a rapid test and make alternative plans to get tested in case they cannot obtain one. There are testing locations across the state for residents to visit if they are experiencing symptoms or are otherwise recommended to be tested.

 

Fifty percent of the rapid at-home tests DHEC receives will be distributed to the community. The rest will be provided to first responder agencies, state government agencies, school districts, long-term care facilities, and county and state correctional facilities. It is imperative that staff in these entities who are symptomatic or close contacts can quickly be made aware of their COVID-19 status so they can act accordingly and protect the health of those they serve from potential spread of illness.
 
DHEC appreciates those who are doing their part by getting tested, quarantining and isolating when recommended, and keeping themselves and their loved ones safe by getting their COVID-19 vaccinations and booster when eligible.

 

We strongly encourage vaccinations for ages 5 and upbooster shots for those 12 and older, and the use of masks to protect ourselves and each other from virus spread. Vaccination remains the most effective way to prevent COVID-19 and to protect those around you. Find a vaccination site near you on our vaccine locator or by calling our Vaccine Information Line at 1-866-365-8110.



VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES - ZOOM

Saint John Baptist Church

January 23, 2022   Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Contact: Church Office
Phone: 8032544170
Email: stjohnbaptistchurch@sc.rr.com

VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
Join ZOOM Meeting EVERY Sunday Morning
9:00 a.m.
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Meeting ID: 889 6630 5056 

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 YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
Join ZOOM Meeting EVERY Sunday Morning
9:00 a.m.
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Meeting ID: 763 8417 7093
Meeting Password: 094089 



"UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE" SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
Join ZOOM Meeting EVERY Sunday Morning
9:00 a.m.
Click https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5169035380 to start the scheduled Zoom meeting.
We are currently studying:  I and II Peter
"When the Growing Gets Tough."

COUPLES SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
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SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON Jan. 23, 2022

Saint John Baptist Church

January 23, 2022   Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Virtual on Zoom
Contact: Saint John Baptist Church
Phone: 803-254-4170
Email: stjohnbaptistchurch@sc.rr.com

SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON
January 23, 2022
9:00 AM

"Justice, Judges, and Priests"
Background: Deuteronomy 16:18-20; 17:8-13; 19:15-21

Devotional Reading: Proverbs 15:25-26

Keep in Mind
"Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment. 
(Deuteronomy 16:18, KJV)

Aim for Change
By the end of the lesson, we will DISCOVER why God established the roles of judges, officials, and priests and what those roles entailed, VALUE people who make decisions based on God's justice; and PRACTICE justice in our roles as leaders.

Focal Verses: Deuteronomy 16:18-20; 17:8-13
Deuteronomy 16:18-20
18 “Appoint judges and officials for yourselves from each of your tribes in all the towns the Lord your God is giving you. They must judge the people fairly. 
19 You must never twist justice or show partiality. Never accept a bribe, for bribes blind the eyes of the wise and corrupt the decisions of the godly. 
20 Let true justice prevail, so you may live and occupy the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Deuteronomy 17:8-13
“Suppose a case arises in a local court that is too hard for you to decide—for instance, whether someone is guilty of murder or only of manslaughter, or a difficult lawsuit, or a case involving different kinds of assault. Take such legal cases to the place the Lord your God will choose, 
and present them to the Levitical priests or the judge on duty at that time. They will hear the case and declare the verdict. 
10 You must carry out the verdict they announce and the sentence they prescribe at the place the Lord chooses. You must do exactly what they say. 
11 After they have interpreted the law and declared their verdict, the sentence they impose must be fully executed; do not modify it in any way. 
12 Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the Lord your God must die. In this way you will purge the evil from Israel. 
13 Then everyone else will hear about it and be afraid to act so arrogantly.


Daily Bible Readings:
Monday --- "True and False Witnesses" -- Deuteronomy 19:15-21
Tuesday --- "Addressing Church Conflicts" -- Matthew 18:15-20
Wednesday --- "The Duty to Forgive" -- Matthew 18:21-35
Thursday --- "Moses' Court of Appeal" -- Exodus 18:13-26
Friday --- "Speak Truth and Act on It" --- Ephesians 4:25-32
Saturday --- "God Is an Impartial Judge" -- Deuteronomy 10:14-22
Sunday --- "Appoint Leaders to Administer Justice" -- Deuteronomy 16:18-20, 17:8-13




BIBLE STUDY

Saint John Baptist Church

January 26, 2022   Time: 6:00 PM
Location: ZOOM & Facebook LIVE
Contact: Church Office
Phone: 8032544170
Email: stjohnbaptistchurch@sc.rr.com

BIBLE STUDY -- VIA ZOOM AND FACEBOOK LIVE
Join Us 
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022
6:00 p. m.

Jamey O. Graham is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
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CORPORATE PRAYER -- JANUARY

Saint John Baptist Church

January 26, 2022   Time: 7:00 AM
Location: Prayer Line
Contact: Church Office
Phone: 803-254-4170
Email: stjohnbaptistchurch@sc.rr.com

CORPORATE PRAYER
"Seeking to Draw Closer to God"
JANUARY 26, 2022
CALL -- 803-573-0268

EVERY WEDNESDAY
7:00 A.M.
12:00 P.M. 
7:00 P.M. 




CCWU - January Annual Meeting

Columbia Church Women United

January 28, 2022   Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Virtual

COLUMBIA CHURCH WOMEN UNITED
January Annual Meeting
January 28, 2022
11:00 A.M.
Join Us Virtually
Special Guest Speaker
Delores B. Scott
from Hold Out the Lifeline (HOTL)
SEE REGISTRATION LINK BELOW:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0odOGpqzktHNHZPZtmyDjgxNFKgKz0rR6A
OR CONTACT
Maeward Belk at mbelk@sc.rr.com or
Bonnie Speas at bspeas@umcsc.org
Offering collected will be donated to Hold Out the Lifeline


GMO MONTHLY MEETING - FEBRUARY

Saint John Baptist Church

February 04, 2022   Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Virtual Via Zoom
Contact: Wanda Turner
Phone: 803-254-4170

Greetings
 
Attached is the Zoom meeting link for February GMO on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
 
You may download the CWU Winter Happenings Newsletter on the Website under "RESOURCES" and "DOWNLOADS" and "GENERAL".    Smile  JUST CLICK THE LINK BELOW:
LINK:  Downloads | Saint John Baptist Church (saintjohnbaptistchurch1900.com)
 
GENERAL MISSIONARY MONTHLY MEETING
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2022
6:00 P.M.
 
Join Zoom Meeting
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COMMUNION PACKET DISTRIBUTION

Saint John Baptist Church

February 05, 2022   Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Saint John Baptist Church, 3404 West Beltline Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29203
Contact: Church Office
Phone: 18032544170
Email: stjohnbaptistchurch@sc.rr.com

COMMUNION SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 5, 2022
10:00 A.M.

THE BOARD OF DEACONS AND TRUSTEES

will distribute
COMMUNION PACKETS
at the Church
Saturday, January 1, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.