Archive for August 2018

Preview Financial Peace University on Sept. 13

By Susan Shinn Turner Some 64 percent of Americans cannot cover a $1,000 emergency. Imagine if you did not have car payments. Imagine if your kids never knew debt. Imagine if you and your spouse did not fight about money. Debt is normal. Be weird! Dozens of St. John’s members have benefitted from Dave Ramsey’s…

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Teller Teams We Count On

By Susan Shinn Turner For years, the “Tellers Team” has been a key component of giving at St. John’s. “We used to count the money ourselves,” says a former church office worker who’s now a team member, “but we were robbed at gunpoint many years ago. And Pastor Carl Sachtleben thought it would be a…

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Something Good at St. John’s Child Development Center

By Barbara Corriher Something good is happening just about every single second of every single day at St. John’s CDC, so let’s hear about some of that good stuff! Pastor Laura Henrik comes to visit:  Every other Tuesday, Pastor Laura comes to our CDC. While she is there, she shares a Bible Story with the…

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Construction Begins on Bell Tower Green

The time has come. The parking lot across the street from St. John’s is no longer available. Groundbreaking on the project officially began July 23. Although the parking lot was never owned by St. John’s, it has long been available for community use, including  Sunday worship. The plans for the park include the elimination of…

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“Pray for Our Schools” is Set for Aug. 20

By Susan Shinn Turner Our annual “Pray for Our Schools” event is set for 6:30 pm Monday, Aug. 20, in the Faith Center. All students, parents, educators, and anyone with a child or grandchild going back to school are invited. “This is a time and space to pray for our students and teachers, for a…

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August Sale at Seasons Gifts

By Gerrie Blackwelder There is going to be a sale. A SALE! At Seasons Gift Shop. Run, get there as quickly as you can. It begins Aug. 1 and goes throughout the month. This is big…very, very big! One of the most popular items, and especially great for the back-to-school college kids and high school…

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Trinity Living at St. John’s Kicks Off Aug. 13

By Susan Shinn Turner Trinity Living at St. John’s — the county’s first church-based respite care program — kicks off Aug. 13. A collaboration between Trinity Living Center and St. John’s, the program will be housed in The Pit, in the lower level of the Faith Center. Respite care is open to people ages 60…

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From the Pastor

My bees didn’t make it this year. Call it bad weather, bad luck, bad beekeeping, or maybe the vicious assault of neighboring mustached bees that were remarkably coordinated in their attack. Bottom line: We won’t have honey this year. Which is a bummer. To be honest, I didn’t get off to a good start. Well,…

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