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Archive for May 2019

From the Pastor

High school graduation is right around the corner, and we sure do have a great group of students to unleash! In youth ministry, we often ask the question: What does a student need in his/her backpack as they walk across the graduation stage? Lots of things, of course. Confidence, academic acumen, a sense of purpose/drive,…

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Get ready for a ‘Wild and Amazing’ VBS!

Wherever you lead me, I’m gonna followI’m trusting you, God, you are good!Life will get crazy, wild and amazing,I’m trusting you, God, you are good! By Susan Shinn Turner Are you ready for a wild adventure this summer? Then send your kids to Roar! VBS, where Life is Wild and God is Good. This “mane”…

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Christian Terry Publishes Book on Homelessness

By Susan Shinn Turner Christian Terry’s motive for writing a book was simple: He saw a problem and he wanted to fix it. The problem is homelessness, and he and his fiancé, Daysja Phillips, decided to write a book that would not only tell stories of unsheltered people, but would address the complicated nature of…

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Reggie Munday’s Candy Ministry

By Susan Shinn Turner Ask Reggie Munday how he became the Candy Man, and you’ll get this answer: “It’s a long story.” It’s OK, Reggie, we’ve got plenty of time. “Let me take you back a few years,” Reggie says, “to 1963.” Reggie had just begun a new career with Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance Co. He…

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From the Pastor

Krista, Anna, Leo, and I ventured up north for Spring Break, stopping at some of the most historic cities in the country: Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since Anna and Leo are both high school juniors, we also toured some colleges along the way, but the main item on the agenda was to reconnect with…

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Register for Hands and Feet Camp!

By Susan Shinn Turner Hands and Feet Camp is July 8-11 at St. John’s. This servant day camp for rising third- through fifth-graders will take place 9 am-3:30 pm daily. The high school volunteers who are leading the camp have just finished up the schedule, which will include two service projects each day at local…

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All Things Bright and Beautiful

All things bright and beautifulAll creatures great and smallAll things wise and wonderfulThe Lord God made them all. By Susan Shinn Turner The music department of St. John’s will host “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” a free music and arts camp, from July 29-Aug. 2 from 9 am to noon, for rising kindergarteners through fifth-graders.…

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Hey kids: Sign up now for Summer Camps!

By Angel Owens Now is the time to sign up for Summer Camps at St. John’s and our Lutheran Partners! During the Summer, we take a break from our Wednesday programming, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of Christ-centered, fun activities for our Kingdom Kids! This Summer, we are offering 3 different individual day…

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