New Chrismon Nativity Unveiled

By Susan Shinn Turner You might have noticed a lovely new nativity scene displayed over the holidays at the baptismal font in the Sanctuary. It’s made entirely of Chrismons, and it’s the work of Eleanor Sifford. Eleanor has been a member of the Chrismon Team for 20 years and teaches...

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Pastor’s Letter

Dear friends, Krista and I watched the Grammy Awards last Sunday night, our annual opportunity to catch up on a contemporary music scene that is slowly slipping away from us. It’s always a fun event — loaded with amazing performances, emotional challenges, and over-thetop grandstanding. This Grammys went a bit...

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St. John’s Tent Village Campaign

By Susan Shinn Turner As approved by the Congregation Council in 2015, St. John’s is now in the final phase of fully funding the St. John’s Tent Village at Lutheridge, the first new camper area in a generation. The village will be elevated and tucked into the woods between Wilderness...

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Big Sale at Season’s Gifts!

By Gerrie Blackwelder So, if you had an epic fail shopping experience this year and need to make amends to someone for giving them something other than a perfectly amazing Christmas gift, you are graced with a second chance to purchase the perfect thing from Season’s at HALF PRICE! Just...

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St. John’s New Church App Features Original Podcasts

By Susan Shinn Turner It’s now easier than ever to connect with St. John’s. Bradley Chestnut, contemporary worship leader, has constructed a free app which includes podcasts and recent sermons. It also provides easy links to the St. John’s Website (stjohns-salisbury.org). You can download the app from the App Store...

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Beasts, Blessings, and Billions!

By Gerrie Blackwelder Yes! That’s Billions, as in dollars. If you have a friend who has everything, but you know that friend needs to do so some Christmas shopping for others, just gift him or her with a monetary gift card in any denomination. Yes. That’s right, you set the...

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