Archive for June 2019

From the Pastor

When do you stop singing songs at the top of your lungs? Pastor Laura and I are at Lutheridge this week with 17 confirmation campers. It’s been a great week, no doubt, and a wonderful time to experience these students on a different playing field. On the way to lunch, I heard counselors leading their…

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Guatemala: How important is the zoo anyway?

By Paula Bohland What are your best memories of school? Mine are of my class going on field trips to the zoo and museums. It was fun to get away from the school building but the real fun was being able to SEE dinosaurs in a museum, play with science concepts, experience lions roaring at…

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Jane Britt builds “The Empty Tomb”

By Susan Shinn Turner “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here but has risen.” Luke 24:5-6 The empty tomb was brought to life this Easter season by the St. John’s decorating committee. It becomes the latest addition to our growing collection of three dimensional art used in worship. At…

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Middle and High School Summer Programming

By Susan Shinn Turner It’s a busy summer planned for youth ministry, and Kai Thurow, youth minister, is ready to roll. Well, just about. “This is when I switch into summer mode,” Kai says of the month of May. Here’s a look at what’s going on at St. John’s this summer for youth group members…

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St. John’s Awards $26,700 in Scholarships

On June 2, St. John’s awarded scholarships to 27 students totaling $26,700. The scholarships are the result of generous gifts from members who want to encourage and support students in their post-secondary education. The scholarships are part of the St. John’s Benevolent Foundation, a $9 million foundation started in 1974. Congratulations to the following recipients:…

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Bethanie Stauffer Accepted into Volunteer Summer Program

By Susan Shinn Turner It’s not unusual for college students to travel to far-flung locations for summer experiences. But in June, Bethanie Stauffer leaves for a trip that’s a bit more exotic than usual. From June 9 to July 21, Bethanie will volunteer in Morocco through of the Office of Active Citizenship and Service with…

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