LYRA, A Capella Group from Russia

By Susan Shinn Turner Lyra, an a cappella vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia, will again visit St. John’s for the 11 am worship service on April 29. “We are excited and privileged to have Lyra return to us for the third time in five years,” says Rob Durocher, minister...

Continue reading

State of the Church, April 25 at 5:30 pm

  By Susan Shinn Turner The third-annual State of the Church meeting is set for Wednesday, April 25 at 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. “We’ve had great attendance at these gatherings and a lot of enthusiasm,” Pastor Rhodes says. “It provides space for us to understand the broader ministry...

Continue reading

Youth Ministry

Youth Sunday April 22: Anchored in Christ By Kai Thurow, Youth and Family Minister Youth Sunday is April 22 at all 3 worship services. Our high school youth have been hard at work planning, writing, and preparing to lead our congregation in worship. The theme that they selected for Youth...

Continue reading

Aaron Shust unplugged

By Susan Shinn Turner Aaron Shust, a contemporary Christian singer and songwriter, will perform a live acoustic concert at 7 pm, April 15 in the Faith Center. “I cannot wait to see him again! I have seen Aaron Shust in concert twice now. Each time is completely different, and each...

Continue reading

From the Pastor

Dear friends, I am always amazed at the changing of the seasons. You think that after thirty plus years, it would be all too familiar for me, but, then again, winter gives way to spring and I stand in awe at what has just happened. The cold, death of winter...

Continue reading

St. John’s Men’s Beach Retreat

By Susan Shinn Turner For the sixth year, the St. John’s Men are beach bound. Their annual retreat is slated for April 20-22 at Kure Beach. This year, however, the men are changing locations as they’ve maxed out space at the two duplexes where they previously stayed, according to Gary...

Continue reading

Holy Week at St. John’s

By Susan Shinn Turner The waving of the palms. The dropping of the veil. Flickering candles extinguished into darkness. And finally, the joy of Easter morning. Holy Week contains the full range of human emotions. “The Holy Week journey to the cross can be grueling and exhausting,” Pastor Rhodes says,...

Continue reading