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Archive for March 2019

Comfort Food Ministry

By Diane Poole Did you know that St. John’s has a Comfort Foods Ministry? The church’s freezer is stocked with meals provided by Wednesday Night Meals and other volunteers, that can be given to those in need. What a treat! If a person you know is getting out of the hospital and not well enough…

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Camille Butner and Family Plan to Build Church in Honduras

By Susan Shinn Turner When Camille Butner and her brother, Carl Nichols, were in the process of settling their parents’ estate, they came up with a unique idea to donate the money. Carl, who lives in Mooresville, has been involved in mission work in Honduras since 1992. Either this summer or next summer, he will…

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“If Kevin Can, I Can.”

By Jack Connery At Joy Lutheran, our little church in Tulsa, Okla., I enjoyed assisting at communion and reading the lessons at Sunday services. At other times, I ushered and counted about 60 members attending. That was a good number. When we moved to Salisbury and St. John’s, in 2012, I was lost in the…

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Healthy in Every Way: 2019 CDC Goals

By Barbara Jo Corriher St. John’s CDC advisory committee met recently to evaluate goals and establish new goals for 2019. The committee agreed that they want to continue to focus on the mind, body and spiritual health of the children and the staff of St. John’s CDC. Pastor Laura will be working closely with the…

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49 Days of Gratitude Continues Until March 30

By Susan Shinn Turner The 49 Days of Gratitude celebration is rolling on. The event, which runs through March 30, kicked off Feb. 9 with a parade and opening ceremony in Spencer. A variety of events and activities are slated for March, including two events at St. John’s. St. John’s hosted an art crawl, which…

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Youth Auction is March 31: This year’s goal is $18,000

By Susan Shinn Turner “Flexibility is key to the game.” That’s the note Youth Minister Kai Thurow has attached to his printer. It’s a good thing. Kai has definitely had to be flexible when planning this year’s youth auction, set for Sunday, March 31, beginning at 4:30 pm. He notes that another major community fundraiser…

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Special Music and Meditation Services: Mondays in Lent

By Rosemary Kinard You are cordially invited to join Pastors Rhodes Woolly and Laura Henrik along with area musicians for brief services of Music and Meditation during the lunch hour on three consecutive Mondays during this Lenten Season. They will be held in the St. John’s Chapel at 200 West Innes Street in downtown Salisbury,…

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Lenten Sermon Series Invites Us to Reach “Beyond Charity”

By Susan Shinn Turner If you’re asking the question “What is the purpose of my charity?” then you’re asking the wrong question. Pastor Rhodes poses a different question: “How can I serve in a way that honors Jesus?” And if you look deeply into the life of Jesus, “you’ll discover that Jesus wasn’t a very…

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