Archive for September 2015

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From Our Council President

Dear Friends, In early August our new contemporary worship center opened for its first worship service. The following day, more than 250 children from Salisbury and surrounding communities filled this space as St. John’s, the Child Development Center and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church partnered to host our annual Vacation Bible School. In years past, our…

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17 Confirmands Share Statements of Faith

At the end of August just before starting High School, our confirmation students stood before the congregation and gave witness to their faith in Jesus Christ.  Below are excerpts from faith statements on Confirmation Sunday: I have needed a strong faith in many situations in my life. I needed faith when I went to the…

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Palestinian Art Show & Sale Coming to St. John’s

As part of our partnership with Christmas Lutheran Church and Bright Stars of Bethlehem, St. John’s is hosting an international exhibit of paintings by artists from Dar al  Kalima University College of Arts and Culture. It is the first college in the West Bank to provide a specialized program in the performing and visual arts…

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Hands & Feet Camp

Some 22 third– through fifth-graders came to St. John’s Aug. 10-14 for the third-annual Hands & Feet Camp. Caroline Parrott led the camp for the second year in a row, along with student volunteers Caylynn Westberg — who will take over next year — Sam McNeely and Shelby Holden, along with staff members Kimberly Lentz,…

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From Pastor Rhodes

This is a monumental month in the life of St. John’s. On September 12 at 11 am, we will dedicate the seventh building in our 268-year history – all for the sake of advancing God’s gospel of peace, hope, and new life in our community and beyond. The Faith Center houses our contemporary worship while…

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Dedication Weekend – September 12 & 13

The day the congregation has dreamed of for years is finally upon us. Our new building will be dedicated at 11 am Saturday, September 12. This service begins a busy Dedication Weekend, which also includes the following events: The installation of Bishop Tim Smith at 4 pm Saturday, September 12, at Christ Lutheran, Charlotte. (Please…

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