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My Journey in the Pursuit of Racial Healing

Mark and Jane Ritchie By Mark Ritchie When I followed God’s invitation into social justice work fourteen years ago, I began volunteering weekly at Rowan Helping...
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Leading from the Keys: Davis Brown Steps in as Interim Worship Leader

By Susan Shinn Turner Since mid-March, Davis Brown has been interim contemporary worship leader at 9:27 worship. If his name sounds familiar, it should. Davis is a longtime musician for...
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The Head that Once Was Crowned with Thorns – A Hymn for the Ascension of Our Lord

The head that once was crowned with thorns Is crowned with glory now; A royal diadem adorns the mighty victor’s brow. (Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymn 432) On Thursday, May 13, the...
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Sign Up for the Summer Grief Support Group

By Susan Shinn Turner Nearly a year ago, St. John’s began a counseling ministry called Hope for Today. The ministry is led by Lauren Stephenson and is open to members...
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It’s time to FOCUS on VBS!

By Susan Shinn Turner It’s time to focus on Vacation Bible School at St. John’s! “In thinking about what would be the safest way to get back for Bible school,...

First Look “Bloom” Fundraiser: Help us revamp the First Look space this May

By Susan Shinn Turner For the First Look children at St. John’s ages birth to 4, it’s time to Bloom! Bloom is a fundraiser to revamp the First Look area,...
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100 Years is a Long Time

Pastor Rhodes Dear friends, 100 years is a long time. In the last 100 years we’ve experienced the Roaring 20s, the Great Depression, a world war,...

Shop with a Mission: Celebrate Earth Day with These Items that Care for God’s Creation

By Susan Shinn Turner When you shop at Seasons Gifts, you shop with a mission. “Our goal is to offer unique gifts that bring joy and beauty to our lives,...
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New Independent Studies debut on the St. John’s Website

By Susan Shinn Turner As many worship opportunities have moved online at St. John’s this past year, so have adult discipleship opportunities. In 2021, adult ministries is offering a host...

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