In compliance with a directive from Bishop Jose McLoughlin, all worship services are cancelled through May 3 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Clergy and staff are working from home and available by phone or email.

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Worship Schedule


8:45 am    Holy Eucharist

9:45 am    Children & Youth Sunday School

                (during the school year)

10:00 am  Adult Sunday School

11:00 am  Holy Eucharist




10:30 am  Healing Service with Holy Eucharist in Wilderness Room

Listen to the sermon from 3/29/20:
​​or click here to read:
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Lent 5 - Resurrection Life, 3-29-20, JohThe Rev. Josh Stephens
00:00 / 16:36

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Holy Week Schedule





All of these services will be livestreamed on Facebook. You can view them live or access them later whether you have a Facebook account or not, and they will be posted to YouTube by 5 p.m. on the day they are celebrated.

Palm Sunday, April 5

 8:45 a.m. Facebook Live

Available on YouTube by 5 p.m.

Pick up palms to take home from Carriage Entrance from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Holy Monday, April 6

 9:00 a.m. Online Morning Prayer

 12:00 noon Online Reflection

Holy Tuesday, April 7

 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

 12:00 noon Reflection

Holy Wednesday, April 8

 9:00 a.m. Online Morning Prayer

 12:00 noon Online Reflection

Maundy Thursday, April 9

 9:00 a.m. Online Morning Prayer

 12:00 noon Facebook Live

Available on YouTube by 5 p.m.

Good Friday, April 10

  9:00 a.m. Online Morning Prayer

 12:00 noon Facebook Live

Available on YouTube by 5 p.m.

Veneration of the Cross available at Carriage Entrance from 1 - 5 p.m.

​Easter Sunday, April 12

 8:45 a.m. Facebook Live

Available on YouTube by 5 p.m.

10:00 a.m. Ring Easter Bells

Go outside to ring bells or make a joyful noise to proclaim Easter with our entire diocese. Video it and tag St. John in the Wilderness and Diocese of Western NC in your post.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bring flowers to flower the cross at the Carriage Entrance


St. John in the Wilderness is a warm and vibrant community of faith committed to carrying out Christ's mission of love and service in our church, our community and our world. Our parish is growing in membership, ministries and in its sense of mission. These are exciting times in which to be part of St. John. Wherever you are in your journey of faith, we welcome you to join us at St. John in the Wilderness.

Our Mission

To know and love God as He is revealed to us in Jesus Christ, to bring others to his saving love and to serve the world in His name.

Our Ministry

Our ministry is carried out in many ways: through our services, outreach program and financial support, music and fellowship. All baptized Christians are invited to share in receiving the Holy Communion at all of our Eucharistic services.

Upcoming Events

All upcoming events are suspended until May 10.

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St. John in the Wilderness


Street address: 1895 Greenville Highway

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 185

Flat Rock, NC  28731

Office hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

                       Monday through Friday

St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, Established 1836