Archive for March 2018

From the Pastor

Dear friends, I am always amazed at the changing of the seasons. You think that after thirty plus years, it would be all too familiar for me, but, then again, winter gives way to spring and I stand in awe at what has just happened. The cold, death of winter gives way to new life.…

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St. John’s Men’s Beach Retreat

By Susan Shinn Turner For the sixth year, the St. John’s Men are beach bound. Their annual retreat is slated for April 20-22 at Kure Beach. This year, however, the men are changing locations as they’ve maxed out space at the two duplexes where they previously stayed, according to Gary Rhodes, who heads up the…

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Holy Week at St. John’s

By Susan Shinn Turner The waving of the palms. The dropping of the veil. Flickering candles extinguished into darkness. And finally, the joy of Easter morning. Holy Week contains the full range of human emotions. “The Holy Week journey to the cross can be grueling and exhausting,” Pastor Rhodes says, “but the sure and certain…

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Youth Auction is March 24: This year’s goal is $18,000

By Susan Shinn Turner This is not Kai Thurow’s first rodeo. Before he became St. John’s youth minister, Kai led two trips to the National Lutheran Youth Gathering. From June 26 to July 2, he’ll lead 35 youth and five fellow chaperones to Houston. Each year, the Texas city hosts the world’s largest rodeo —…

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From the Pastor

Dear friends, I bet you and I disagree over gun control. In fact, I guarantee it. Whether you’re a gun rights advocate or a gun removal activist, there likely are nuances in your position that would cause me to disagree with you. The same is true with most topics of conversation, especially the controversial ones.…

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Join a LifeGroup at St. John’s: GroupLink is March 11 at 6:30 pm

By Susan Shinn Turner Are you ready to dig deeper into relationships at St. John’s, draw closer to Christ, and serve the community? Consider joining a LifeGroup. A GroupLink event to match small group participants is slated for Sunday, March 11, from 6:30 to 8 pm in Peeler Hall. Participants will be brought together in…

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Palestine: Unlimited Photo Exhibit March 6-25, Opening March 10

By Susan Shinn Turner For the second time, St. John’s will host a Palestinian art show. “Palestine: Unlimited” is a photography exhibit by 10 Palestinian artists. It will be on display in Peeler Hall from March 6-25. The show opening is set for 6:30-9:30 pm on Saturday, March 10. Dr. Susan Lee, a board member…

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Music & Meditation

You are cordially invited to Music and Meditation during the lunch hour on three consecutive Mondays during this Lenten Season.  They will be held in the beautiful St. John’s Chapel at  on Mondays, March 5, 12, and 19 from 12:15-12:45 pm. The services will include prayer, meditation, and special music by Stephen Stringer, piano (March…

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