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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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The St. John’s CDC: “Doing for Others is the Best!”

By Barbara Jo Corriher On Friday, Oct. 26, St. John’s Rainbow Makers made a rainy day a very happy, sunny day inside our Child Development Center. The Rainbow Makers, teachers and children had a delightful morning laughing, painting, tossing, playing and more. At the Go Fish station, Gary Taylor attached the package of Gold Fish…

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Youth Sponsor Angel Tree Project

It’s about that time of year when we begin our Angel Tree Project. Each year, St. John’s faith community sponsors families to experience the love of God and joy of Christmas through our Angel Tree Project, in partnership with the Salvation Army. We want you to partner with us in this endeavor! Here’s how it…

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“Light of the World”: Men’s Chorus Concert is December 9 at 4 pm

By Susan Shinn Turner In December, the St. John’s Men’s Chorus will be sharing its light with others. “Light of the World” is the theme of this year’s Men’s Chorus Christmas concert, set for 4 pm Sunday, Dec. 9, in the sanctuary. “It’s no secret thing that things feel a little dark in our community…

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Join Us for Fiesta Guatemala

By Paula Bohland This is Anita. She lives in a family that really struggles to survive. In fact, last week while I was in Guatemala I saw her mom in the city dump foraging for items to resell and food to feed her children. Thankfully, Anita is sponsored by a wonderful family at St. John’s…

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Dive Deeply into God’s Word in Sunday School

By Susan Shinn Turner Each Sunday morning, two adult Sunday School classes dive deeply into God’s word. Dr. Gary Freeze leads the Miller Class, while Krista Woolly and Gary Rhodes share teaching duties for the Martin Luther class. Diane Everhart and Lorna Reasor serve as planners and staff liaisons for this class. A core group…

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Celebrate Acts of Service with Your Family this Christmas

The Giving Manger, available at Seasons Gifts By Gerrie Blackwelder Deep in our hearts, we all hope to give the gift that truly touches someone’s heart and one that will inspire a real connection to the Christmas Story. It seems that Allison Hottinger of California has found success in doing just that. She and her…

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Community Love Feast

By Susan Shinn Turner In partnership with the Center for Faith & the Arts, St. John’s will host a community Love Feast & Candle Service, at 6:30 pm Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Faith Center. Sherry Mason Brown, a St. John’s member who was Moravian most of her adult life, is leading the effort. Her…

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Prayer Service for Those Who Have Experienced Loss

The holidays can be a filled with great joy, a time when we give thanks and spend time with those we love. But for those who have experienced loss, it can also be a very difficult time. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss…

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Contribute to the St. John’s CDC Toy Drive

By Barbara Jo Corriher November is the month of grateful giving.  We are all thankful that we have a ministry that provides quality childcare for church members as well as our community; we are thankful for those small feet that toddle through our Child Development Center doors; we are thankful for the administrative team at…

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Community Block Party

By Susan Shinn Turner St. John’s is throwing a party, and you’re invited! A community-wide block party is set for Saturday, Nov. 3, from 3 to 7 pm in the 200 block of Jackson Street, between the Faith Center and the Child Development Center. There will be free food, games, corn hole, and bounce houses,…

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From the Pastor

Dear friends, Early voting opened this week in North Carolina, so I thought it’d be appropriate to tell you how to vote. Yeah, right. No doubt, voting in the US is a remarkable privilege. According to Quora, only 44 percent of the world’s countries are liberal democracies, which means that less than 50 percent conduct…