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“Dipping our toes back in the waters of live worship” A Look at Re– Gathering

By Susan Shinn Turner As St. John’s slowly reopens its doors this summer, here are some of the many activities from which we can choose to be of good courage...
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The God, Who Sculpted the Mountains, is Strong Enough

The Black Canyon, Gunnison National Park Dear friends, Two weeks ago, Carter, Matt, and I enjoyed a week of hiking in Colorado. They had never been...
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Graduation Sunday, August 2, 11 am Online Worship

By Susan Shinn Turner Finally! It’s Graduation Sunday for St. John’s Class of 2020! Our congregation’s high-school seniors will receive recognition during the 11 am service on Sunday, August 2,...
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A Brief History of the 50th Anniversary of Ordaining Women in the Lutheran Church

The Rev. Elizabeth Platz began serving as campus pastor at the University of Maryland in November 1970. By Susan Shinn Turner During 2019 and 2020, the...
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“Conversations that Matter” Podcast Honors the 50th Anniversary of Ordaining Women in the Lutheran Church

St. John's podcasts are now available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and iHeart Radio. Listen to St. John’s sermons on the sermon channel, updated weekly. You’ll also discover a new...
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Church-Wide Retreat Rescheduled for September 17-19, 2021

Donna and Doug Groce attended their first St. John’s retreat in October 2015. By Donna Groce In the spirit of unity, the Congregational Retreat committee has...
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The Journey of Friendship: Through the Mountains and Valleys

Stacey with Julie Carr, who passed away in May By Stacey Shafer When you see and feel Jesus at work it’s a time to rejoice and...
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The Oceans of Life and Ministry and Worship

By Rob Durocher Minister of Worship and the Arts, Deacon These last few weeks our worship staff and pastors have been diligently working together sorting through and planning for re-entry...
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New Counseling Ministry Begins at St. John’s “Hope for Today”: addresses pandemic, loneliness, and re-entry concerns

By Pastor Rhodes Woolly It’s not easy living during a global pandemic, especially as we navigate the sometimes-lonely waters of quarantine and social distancing. In addition, anxieties are rising as...

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