Archive for October 2017

SCREENAGERS: Movie Night for the Family

Movie Night for the FamilySunday Nov 5, 5:30 PM “Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact…

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Reformation Sunday is October 29

By Susan Shinn Turner Please join us on Sunday, Oct. 29, for the concluding event of St. John’s year-long commemoration of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary. The 11 am service features a variety of St. John’s musicians, with brass and festival liturgy. Dr. Vergel Lattimore, president of Hood Theological Seminary, will be a featured guest. The…

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“The gift I wanted to share.”: Mack Lampert retires after 20 years as financial secretary, Charlie Sowers served 28 years as treasurer

By Susan Shinn Turner If you think about it, St. John’s is like a big business, and it needs businesspeople to help it run smoothly. Mack Lampert and Charlie Sowers have been two of those people. That’s exactly why the Rev. Carl Sachtleben, a former senior pastor, asked Mack Lampert to serve as financial secretary…

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Reformation Sunday Museum Exhibit Oct. 29

As part of the congregational observance of the legacy of 1517, the Miller Sunday School class will sponsor a special one-day exhibit on Reformation Sunday, October 29, in the room that will become the church museum. The museum is located in Peeler Hall, just to the left of the Welcome Desk. A collection of Lutheran…

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Henry Muhlenberg

By Pastor Rhodes Woolly “In God’s Own Country” tells the story of Henry Muhlenberg and the beginnings of a Lutheran church in America, but without simple understanding of the historical context and the main characters involved, it can be quite confusing. Take ten minutes to read through the following and your experience at the play…

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GIFT Celebrates Katie Luther

By Susan Shinn Turner More than 50 women who attended the GIFT gathering Aug. 30 at Cauble Creek Vineyard got to meet a very special guest— Katie Luther. Katie was portrayed by Leigh Pittman of Greensboro, who has performed at other area churches and events celebrating women of the Reformation. Bif and Anita Yost, owners…

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New Parking Ministry Formed

By Susan Shinn Turner With the recent loss of the First Bank parking lot, a Parking Ministry Team was formed. A committee comprised of Mike Agee, Bill Johnson, Frank Goodnight, Norman Sloop and Glenn Stokes recently completed an assessment of the parking around St. John’s campus. “Within a half-block of campus, we have 312 spaces…

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“In God’s Own Country” Begins Oct. 12

By Susan Shinn Turner If you haven’t gotten your tickets for “In God’s Own Country,” now is the time. The opening show for the Piedmont Players 2017-18 season is set for Oct. 12-15 and 18-21. Shows are 7:30 pm nightly, with a Sunday matinee at 2:30 pm on Oct. 15. A reception will follow the…

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Volunteers Needed for Gator Reading Club: Begins in October

By Susan Shinn Turner The Gator Reading Club is gearing up for October, and Karen Puckett has about 15 slots to fill. Karen, media specialist at Isenberg Elementary School, explains that volunteers meet with third-graders who are not reading at grade level, a key indicator of future academic and social success. Tutoring takes place 12:15-1…

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The Ensemble Nobiles: 11 am Sanctuary Worship, Oct. 8

By Rob Durocher As part of our Reformation 500 Commemoration, the Ensembles Nobiles, a male vocal quintet from Leipzig, Germany, will be singing for of our 11 am Worship Service Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. Founded in January 2006, the choristers met each other during their nine-year education in fine arts as members of the St.…

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