Anita Renfroe at St. John's

Anita Renfroe Comedy Concert

By Angel Owens St. John’s GIFT Women’s Ministry hosted comedian Anita Renfroe, Oct.1 in the Faith Center. Traveling with her Mother-in-law, Kay, Anita drove up that day from her home in Atlanta, after flying home from Arizona the night before. Close to 250 women, ranging from age 14 to 86,...

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“In God’s Own Country” Premiered at the Meroney Oct 12

By Susan Shinn Turner What an exciting experience St. John’s vocal ensemble members had in October, joining with the Piedmont Players Theatre and Landesbuhnen Sachsen in the American premiere of “In God’s Own Country.” The play follows Henry Muhlenberg’s struggle to establish the Lutheran Church in America. Set during the...

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From the Pastor

Dear friends, Thank God for weeds. The main thoroughfare into and away from our home is down a sidewalk that lies in the middle of our backyard, which these days is a lovely patch of, well, weeds. Clover mostly, but I’m sure Darrell Blackwelder would have a field day identifying...

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Father John Eckert and Pastor Rhodes Woolly

Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue Begins Nov 14

By Susan Shinn Turner Beginning in November, Father John Eckert of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Pastor Rhodes will facilitate a Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue. “Alongside the 500th anniversary of the Reformation,” Pastor Rhodes says, “it makes sense for us to be in conversation as well.” Pastor Rhodes is fond of setting...

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From the Pastor

Dear friends, I’d like to share a few comments about our call process. As you may know, congregations need to exercise discretion when identifying and interviewing pastoral candidates. The process is often set in motion by the synod, which provides us with available candidates to interview. A congregation’s “call committee”...

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