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Seasons Gifts Open for Shopping Saturdays: Nov. 16 and Dec. 7, 9 am—5 pm

Seasons Gifts is decorated and stocked for the season, so whether your weekends are spent at a football tailgate or with family and friends celebrating the holiday, they are sure to have something for you. Football and TailgatingGame days demand table attention, so the field table runner is perfect for that tailgate display. It features…

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G2G Phase 2 unveiled!: Project will address deferred maintenance and renovation needs

By Susan Shinn Turner On Oct. 17, plans for phase 2 of the Generation to Generation project were unveiled to a packed fellowship hall audience during the annual State of the Church event. The $3.8 million campaign seeks to raise funds for renovation of the nearly 100 year old sanctuary building, as well as additional…

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Tom Keesecker in Concert Nov. 10 at 6 pm in the Faith Center

By Susan Shinn Turner Pianist and composer Tom Keesecker will share an evening of music, poetry, stories and laughter with a concert, “The Quiet Harvest,” on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 6 pm in the Faith Center. Tom will also share some of his music with us at both our 9:27 and 11 am worship on…

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From the Pastor

Dear friends, It’s November, which begs one simple question: Where did October go?!? October is normally one of my favorite months. Cooler weather, colorful leaves, nights on the porch that beg for a sweater or a pair of wool socks. But not this October. I’m pretty sure it was 98 degrees one day and 62…

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Steve and Ashley Yang Celebrate Little League Softball World Series Win

By Susan Shinn Turner Once again, Rowan County has a world championship softball team. Its manager, Steve Yang, and his younger daughter, Ashley, are St. John’s members, along with the rest of the Yang family. Steve’s older daughter, Ellen, was a part of the first championship team in 2015 as an 11-year-old. That team was…

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State of the Church

By Susan Shinn Turner This year’s annual State of the Church is set for Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 pm. The Congregation Council is hosting the event, which includes a meal, prepared by Ott Pinkston and his crew. It’s going to be an exciting evening, according to Bill Johnson, council president. “This year, we will…

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Roger and Linda Hull Continue to Host Study Group

By Susan Shinn Turner If you want to take a deep dive into a variety of religious topics, consider the study group hosted by Roger and Linda Hull. The Hulls started the group at their home in 2006 and have been going strong ever since. “I had the opportunity to spend about 10 years in…

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From the Pastor

Dear friends, Sept. 22 was a very special day in the life of St. John’s, as we formalized a partnership with Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem. Pastor Munther Isaac was on hand to preach and sign the Covenant, which is printed on page 15 of this Eagle’s View. Christmas Lutheran is just three blocks from…

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Meet Deborah Cross, St. John’s New Office Manager

By Angel Owens Deborah Cross began at St. John’s as the Office Manager in mid-July. Welcome aboard, Deborah! Deborah was born and raised in Mooresville and moved to Salisbury at 19. She has two daughters, 13 and 4, a youngster who absolutely loves the St. John’s CDC. Until now, Deborah has always worked in the…

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“This is where my joys line up”: Pastor Laura Henrik becomes Pastor for Youth and Discipleship

By Susan Shinn Turner When Pastor Laura Henrik first felt the call to ministry, she felt the call to youth ministry. But she was told by others who worked in that area, “That’s cute, but what do you want to do when you’re 40?” “At 34,” Pastor Laura says, “I feel a call to youth…

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St. John’s to Sign Formal Partnership with Christmas Lutheran Church, Bethlehem

By Susan Shinn Turner The Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac, pastor of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, will be the guest preacher at St. John’s on Sunday, Sept. 22, at which time a historic covenant will be signed between the two congregations. In 2012, St. John’s developed a relationship with The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, who…

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Jake and Carole Parrott Pass the Torch as Youth Advisors

By Susan Shinn Turner After 10 years and three children in the youth program, Jake and Carole Parrott are passing the torch as youth advisors. When their oldest daughter, Lauren Miller, came through the youth program, the Parrotts say, there were already strong leaders in place: Steve and Celia Jarrett, Amy Ritchie, Don and Marsha…