Archive for May 2018

Agapé Day Camp is Back for a Second Year!

By Angel Owens St. John’s is hosting Agapé Day Camp for the second year in a row. Agapé Day Camp is a free one-day camp for rising first through fifth graders on June 9, from 9 am – 3 pm. Kids can expect a day filled with discipleship and fun. The program is split into…

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Callie Kirchin: Children’s Ministry Intern

By Susan Shinn Turner Callie Kirchin, a senior at Salisbury High School, spent last fall as a children’s ministry intern. This spring, she’s continued serving as a volunteer on Wednesday afternoons. Callie has served on the LYO (Lutheran Youth Organization) board for the N.C. Synod. After she became a member of that board, she was…

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Rosalie Adams and Family Donate Bible

By Susan Shinn Turner Rosalie Adams and her family have presented a Stirewalt family Bible for the St. John’s museum in Peeler Hall. The Bible is from the Moses Stirewalt family, Rosalie’s great-grandfather. It was printed in 1784 and is written in German. It came to Rosalie through a great uncle, Hamp Stirewalt. “It’s a…

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Home Communion Volunteers Make a Big Impact

By Susan Shinn Turner In 2012, the lay home communion teams were formed to bring the sacrament of Holy Communion to members who are homebound or in nursing home care. Perry Hood has been a member of the team since its inception. “I was asked by the pastors,” he says, “and I felt real honored.”…

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St. John’s College Students Head to Guatemala

By Paula Bohland Seven college students are traveling to Guatemala May 20-26, to assist the children and families of Escuela Integrada. St. John’s college students include Carter Woolly, Caroline Plyler, Juliana Anderson, and Katheryn Rusher, who will be joined by college students from Bethel Lutheran Church in Virginia. This mission trip was designed and requested by…

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72 Years and Running: the St. John’s Kindergarten

By Angel Owens St. John’s Kindergarten opened in 1946. It is a half-day program that covers all of the concepts necessary to prepare children for the first grade. St. John’s member, Pat Epting, began her time at St. John’s Kindergarten in the fall of 1964, as a temporary replacement for Mrs. Florence Sifford and ended…

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Men’s Chorus Concert May 20 at 4 pm

By Susan Shinn Turner The St. John’s Men’s Chorus will present its spring concert, “Peace, Prayer, and Healing,” at 4 pm Sunday, May 20, in the Sanctuary. It’s the men’s second concert with their new director, Jason Harwood. “The Christmas concert definitely made me feel that sense of accomplishment,” Jason says. “It was a great…

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Consider Giving a Kid Your Lunch

By Paula Bohland The children who attend La Escuela Integrada are hungry.  They live in impoverished homes where food is often scarce or not even available. It is hard to learn when you are hungry.  A child with an undernourished brain is more likely to be lethargic and cannot easily process information. They may become…

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St. John’s CMC Welcomes FCA

By Angel Owens In March of 2012, the St. John’s Community Ministry Center opened and created space for community outreach partners, like Young Life, Boy Scouts, and Narcotics Anonymous. The CMC provides rent-free, collaborative office space for local non-profits who share St. John’s vision. In April, Fellowship of Christian Athletes moved into the CMC. It’s…

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From the Pastor

Dear friends, So how did THAT happen? Just four years ago, my son Carter joined an amazing class of St. John’s high school seniors in walking across the graduation stage. In the blink of an eye, many of those same “kids” will be walking across another stage. Others are already hard at work, and one…

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