Posts by Angel Owens

Live Video Stream of 11 am Worship Now Available

By Angel Owens In December and January, St. John’s introduced the “Watch Live” option on Sunday mornings. St. John’s website previously included the option to “Listen Live,” but now you can watch the entire 11 am service online as it happens. Some of you were able to enjoy the Men’s Chorus Concert live as well.…

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David Hord Reminds Us to Care for Our Heart Health

By Susan Shinn Turner David Hord sang with the Chancel Choir on Dec. 30, then with the Men’s Chorus concert on Jan. 6. In between, he had a mild heart attack. About 2 pm after church on Dec. 30, David says he started to feel uncomfortable, with some pressure in his chest. “I felt a…

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Ted Goins Receives Honorary Doctorate from LRU

By Susan Shinn Turner On Dec. 13, 2018, Ted Goins received an honorary doctorate degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University. Ted Goins is one of those people who seems to be everywhere — whether it’s at the Men’s Bible Study on Thursday morning at Trinity Oaks, at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the same location on…

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From the Pastor

Dear friends, Sometimes the truth is uncomfortable, but it sure is necessary when addressing some of the world’s critical issues. One such issue comes to mind: Palestine. The Israeli-Palestinian situation is a nightmare. Michelle Alexander wrote an alarming column in the NY Times earlier this week comparing the treatment of Palestinians to apartheid in South…

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Concert of Joy, Storytelling, & Jazz

By Susan Shinn Turner St. John’s will host “A Concert of Joy, Storytelling and Jazz” at 7 pm Feb. 2 in the Faith Center. This year’s concert will feature the Calvin Edwards Trio, a group which has performed jazz music all over the world. Joining Edwards will be North Carolina musicians, Samuel Obie on organ…

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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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