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Healthy Choices at the Child Development Center: Melissa Lamb joins the CDC as new cook

By Susan Shinn Turner Just as the Outdoor Learning Environment will provide children with fresh air and exercise, the St. John’s Child Development Center’s Advisory Committee wants to make children...

The new Outdoor Learning Environment is Open!

By Susan Shinn Turner The St. John’s Outdoor Learning Environment is open! “We had a soft opening in February, and the kids are using it on a modified basis,” says...
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The Other Side of the Wall Study with Pastor Munther Isaac

By Susan Shinn Turner More than two dozen members of St. John’s and residents of five other states participated in a recent four-week Bible study, The Other Side of the...

A Vision for Racial Healing: Reflections from Members of the Drafting Team

On Feb. 22, St. John's congregation members joined over zoom for a Town Hall Meeting to present our Vision for Racial Healing. Members of the drafting team share reflections. Reflection...

Join Our Congregation-wide Lenten Project: Personal Care Kits

This year’s Lenten Congregation-Wide Project invites families to assemble personal care kits for Lutheran World Relief (LWR). World War II left an estimated one-fifth of the world’s Lutherans homeless. Soon...

I Want Jesus to Walk With Me (ELW 325): A Song for Our Lenten Journey

By Rob Durocher Minister or Worship and the Arts, Deacon Deep from the history of the African American Spiritual comes a song without a known author or a known source...
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Bradley Chestnut Accepts New Call in Bluffton S.C.

By Susan Shinn Turner Bradley Chestnut, St. John’s contemporary worship leader since 2016, will become worship leader/pastor at Live Oak Church in Bluffton, SC, near Hilton Head. He starts March...

New Life: As We Peer into Spring

Nathan Hough never imagined what he’d find when he stepped out to his new pig sty the other day. A baby piglet! Turns our Mama Pig...
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The Power of Words: Jeanie Moore publishes memoirs during quarantine

By Susan Shinn Turner During the great pandemic of 2020, Jeanie Moore realized she needed to do something both for her mental health and her spiritual health. So she wrote...

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