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Wednesday Meals Returns September 6

By Susan Shinn Turner Wednesday meal lovers, rejoice! The perennially popular Wednesday meals return on September 6. This year, healthy alternatives have been added. “We already serve fresh frozen vegetables and unsweetened tea,” says Celia Jarrett, who partners with Ott Pinkston and his crew to prepare meals. “This fall, we’ll start offering fresh fruit as…

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New Medical Transport Ministry Begins

By Susan Shinn Turner Beginning in September, St. John’s will offer a Medical Transportation Ministry, providing a formal program for a service that several members have been providing on an informal basis. “I have received phone calls for requests for transportation,” says Carolyn Byrd, director of senior ministry. “You know how God nudges you?” So…

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MOM Dental Clinic Returns this September

By Susan Shinn Turner The third Missions of Mercy (MOM) dental clinic is slated for Sept. 15-16 at The Event Center at West End Plaza (formerly Salisbury Mall), and Krista Woolly wants YOU. Krista, executive director of the Community Care Clinic, is serving as community coordinator for the dental clinic, a   ministry that was initiated…

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Our year of healthy living begins to unfold

Spiritual growth makes us ever more aware of the totality of our lives. We are far more than the frame and canvas of mankind; we are the living embodiment of God. We are the Emanuel of song.  We are truly the spirit of love. We are meant to be where we are and we have…

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From Pastor Rhodes

“Let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding for the sake of the gospel.” Romans 14:19 Mrs. Hovis was a lady I loved to visit. I was 7 years old and riding in the  passenger seat of my dad’s 1968  Carolina blue Chevy station wagon. It was summertime, which meant that I…

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Ready to help

Pastoral care team evolving to meet needs of a growing congregation As Pastor Rhodes states, the rhythm of a parish pastor “back in the day” was to work in the office in the mornings and visit in the afternoons. “Pastoral care was centered on the pastor’s presence in your living room, fully engaged in the…

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Telephone team adds another layer of congregational contact

Congregational members on our prayer chain have been getting telephone calls from fellow members for the last several months. The Telephone Team began its work in November, as an extension of the church’s Health Care Ministry Team. It also provides another layer of support for congregational care. So far, Carolyn Byrd, director of senior adult…

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A closer look at Chrismons

The Chrismon Team will present Chrismons to the children at the conclusion of the Services of Lessons and Carols at 9 and 11 am on Sunday, December 21st.  By Jane Britt The word “Chrismon” is a combination of the words “Christ” and “monogram.” The word Chrismon has been adopted to refer to special Christmas tree…

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Get ready, get set for …

A year of healthy living!  By Gerrie Blackwelder Following God’s call to serve him, St. John’s Health Care Ministry (HCM) is kicking off “A Year of Healthy Living,” by developing a series of tips and inspiration to appear in the Eagle’s View each month, as well as on our Pinterest page and our Web site.…

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