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Archive for December 2018

Preserving Our History: The Archives Committee

By Doug Robinson, Archives Committee member Newspaper articles; photographs; awards; ticket stubs; playbills; church activities; kids’ accomplishments. All items found in a scrapbook. No doubt there’s an old scrapbook packed away in your home somewhere. These days, it seems they’ve migrated online to Pinterest. I had scrapbooks too and I continued collecting items (Jimmy Buffett…

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Get on the Gratitude Train

By Susan Shinn Turner Feeling thankful? Then get on the Gratitude Train! In 1949, the people of France sent 49 railroad cars to the United States in appreciation for our country’s help during World War II. The cars were filled with French goods and handmade items. This February is the 70th anniversary of the arrival…

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Pastor’s Letter

Dear Friends, First and foremost, we wish for you and your family a blessed a happy Christmas season. Each of us approaches the season in different ways, no doubt. However you approach it, our prayer is that you will be filled with the song of the angels and the wonder of the shepherds. What a…

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Show Your Love with Christmas Gifts

And they will know we are ChristiansBy our LoveBy our LoveAnd they’ll know we are Christians by our Love By Gerrie Blackwelder While this verse is always our hope, many also hope to portray Christian principals in alternate ways. Thankfully, there are many ways to express love; by our countenance, our acts, our demeanor. Another…

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Bethlehem Prayer Service

By Susan Shinn Turner Once again in December, St. John’s will host the live simulcast between Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem and the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. St. John’s welcomes all in the community to join in this annual worship service at 9:30 am Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Faith Center. Prayers, readings and…

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The St. John’s CDC: “Doing for Others is the Best!”

By Barbara Jo Corriher On Friday, Oct. 26, St. John’s Rainbow Makers made a rainy day a very happy, sunny day inside our Child Development Center. The Rainbow Makers, teachers and children had a delightful morning laughing, painting, tossing, playing and more. At the Go Fish station, Gary Taylor attached the package of Gold Fish…

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Youth Sponsor Angel Tree Project

It’s about that time of year when we begin our Angel Tree Project. Each year, St. John’s faith community sponsors families to experience the love of God and joy of Christmas through our Angel Tree Project, in partnership with the Salvation Army. We want you to partner with us in this endeavor! Here’s how it…

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