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Archive for August 2019

Livestream Ministry Continues to Grow

By Angel Owens On Jan. 1, 1939, WSTP radio began its first broadcast — the 11 am Sunday service at St. John’s — a broadcast that continued until the station closed in 2016. It shows a long-standing commitment to sharing our Sunday worship with an audience that reaches beyond the four walls of our sanctuary.…

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St. John’s South Sudan Ministry

By Karen Puckett Walk for Wisdom: District-wide effort raises 20% of funds needed for Water Well at South Sudanese School. $2500 of donations for this event came from St. John’s Endowment fund. $2000 was applied directly to the well project, and $500 was applied to prizes at the “Refugee Student Art Show.” Global service learning…

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“Pray for Our Schools” Event, Aug. 21 at 6:30 pm

By Susan Shinn Turner Our annual “Pray for Our Schools” event is set for 6:30 pm Wednesday, Aug. 21, 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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Joy Chaffin Retires as Office Manager

By Susan Shinn Turner As of Aug. 1, there will be no Joy in the church office. That’s “Joy” with a capital J. Joy Chaffin, office manager, will retire after three years in a position that was created when she joined the St. John’s staff. When asked about the variety of her duties, Joy laughs…

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Kai Thurow Accepts A New Call

By Susan Shinn Turner During the 2018-2019 school year, some 120 middle-schoolers and high-schoolers were active in the St. John’s youth program. The best attended Sunday night welcomed 49 middle-schoolers and 41 high-schoolers — just a random Sunday evening with 90 kids. Those are amazing figures for the youth program, which has been under the…

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From the Pastor

August brings a lot of change in our congregation. Joy Chaffin, our wonderful Office Manager, is retiring on Aug. 1. Joy has been on staff three years and brings a sense of calm to almost any situation. She’s always spinning fifty different plates in the air, but you would never know it. We send her…

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