Archive for September 2017

St. John’s: The Place for Teachers

By Susan Shinn Turner You might have noticed over the years that St. John’s has perhaps more than its share of teachers. So much so that Pastor Rhodes is fond of saying, “St. John’s is the place for teachers!” Kelly Everhart adds, “St. John’s is also the place to be if you want to be…

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Jason Harwood Named New Men’s Chorus Director

By Susan Shinn Turner Jason Harwood is the new director of the St. John’s Men’s Chorus. He succeeds founding director, Rosemary Kinard, who retired from the chorus but continues her duties as associate parish musician. Jason, 35, who lives in Rockwell with his wife, Chrissy, 34, and their sons, Levi, 7, and Davis, 3, is…

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Prayer Walk September 24

By Jane Ritchie Please join us September 24, between 4 – 5 pm at 215 N. Jackson Street for a prayer walk on the outdoor Labyrinth located behind the Blanton’s law office on Council Street. The Labyrinth is an ancient symbol for our life journey… our journey with and towards God. It is a tool…

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Salisbury Symphony to Perform at St. John’s on September 23

By Susan Shinn Turner The Salisbury Symphony joins in the 500th anniversary celebration by performing in the historic St. John’s sanctuary on September 23 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are on sale through the Symphony website and at Seasons Gifts. In addition to performing Mendelsohn’s Reformation Symphony and JS Bach’s cantata on “A Mighty Fortress,” the…

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From the Pastor’s Blog

Dear friends, It’s been a bizarre few weeks. First Hurricane Harvey, then Hurricane Irma with Jose close behind. In the middle of all that, we commemorated the 16th anniversary of 9-11 and heard the devastating report of a magnitude 8.1 earthquake in Mexico, the largest to hit our southern neighbor in over a century. Understandably,…

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Oprah Winfrey Donates Items to Quetzal Gala Auction

By Susan Shinn Oprah Winfrey has donated two items for auction at an upcoming gala next month in Salisbury. A pair of Nicholas Kirkwood pumps and a pair of Dita designer sunglasses will be up for grabs during the Quetzal Gala on Sept. 16 at the Country Club of Salisbury. This event raises money for…

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Disciple Bible Study Begins September 13

By Susan Shinn Turner The popular Disciple Bible Study will be offered again this fall. Pastor Rhodes will teach the 24-week class beginning September 20. An introduction to the course will be on September 13 for all those who might be interested. The course is limited to 12 participants and provides a survey of the…

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Congregation-wide Work Project at Salisbury High

By Susan Shinn Turner  After completing projects at elementary and middle schools, St. John’s Serves this year will be working at Salisbury High School. The event is set for two days, 9 am to noon on Saturday, Sept. 9, and noon-3 pm on Sunday, Sept. 10. A sub lunch will be served on Sunday. “We…

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Congregation-wide Work Project at Salisbury High, Sept 9-10

By Susan Shinn Turner After completing projects at elementary and middle schools, St. John’s Serves this year will be working at Salisbury High School. The event is set for two days, 9 am to noon on Saturday, Sept. 9, and noon-3 pm on Sunday, Sept. 10. A sub lunch will be served on Sunday. “We…

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Pastor’s Letter

Dear friends, I’m in the early stages of study for our upcoming sermon series entitled “We Can’t Stay Here: the life and times of Moses.” I’ve always loved the book of Exodus, and this series gives us another chance to dive deeply into a story that is of immeasurable importance in our journey of faith.…

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