Congregational Life

Want to make a BIG difference in the life of a kid in out community?

By Susan Shinn Turner In our local schools, Chuck Moll says, “You can never have too many volunteers.” He and his wife, Judy, are longtime volunteers for the Gator Reading Program at Isenberg. Here’s a round-up of the volunteer opportunities available in the schools with which St. John’s partners. Barnabas Connection with Knox Middle School…

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Support St. John’s Ministries Through Thrivent

If you are a member of Thrivent Financial, you may have the opportunity to support ministries without any cost to you. If you aren’t a member you can still support ministry with Thrivent Financial grant funding. One option is a Thrivent Action Team project. Thrivent Action Team projects are charitable projects, which may include jumpstarting…

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Wednesday Meals Are Back Sept. 12

By Susan Shinn Turner My husband and I were having dinner with my son, Andrew Poe, the other night, when out of nowhere he said, “Gosh! Wednesday meals are starting soon. I can’t wait!” A lot of St. John’s folks are thinking the same thing. Wednesday meals return Sept. 12. Often called “the best-kept secret…

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All Hands on Deck for This Year’s “God’s work. Our hands.” Day

By Susan Shinn Turner After worship, on Sept. 9, St. John’s members will have the opportunity to serve at Isenberg Elementary School. “God’s work. Our hands.” is a ELCA-wide event, bringing church members together to volunteer in communities all over the country. At St. John’s, the event has been known as St. John’s Serves, but…

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Sign Up NOW for the Churchwide Retreat!

You are the light of the world You are the light of the world So shine, shine, shine where you are You are the light of the world By Susan Shinn Turner Just like the good ol’ camp song says, this year’s theme for the Churchwide Retreat at Lutheridge is “Light.” “We hope that people…

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