By Susan Shinn Turner Danny Hines is the newest member of St. John’s staff. His first day as minister for adult discipleship was Oct. 14. Danny and his parents moved from Fayetteville to Salisbury when he was in eighth grade and the family joined St. John’s. After he and his wife, Rosalind, were married, the…

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By Susan Shinn Turner If you want to take a deep dive into a variety of religious topics, consider the study group hosted by Roger and Linda Hull. The Hulls started the group at their home in 2006 and have been going strong ever since. “I had the opportunity to spend about 10 years in…

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By Susan Shinn Turner Each Sunday morning, two adult Sunday School classes dive deeply into God’s word. Dr. Gary Freeze leads the Miller Class, while Krista Woolly and Gary Rhodes share teaching duties for the Martin Luther class. Diane Everhart and Lorna Reasor serve as planners and staff liaisons for this class. A core group…

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Think Lutheran.For those new and those ready to renew their faith. On Wednesdays in October, we begin a new course on Lutheranism for adults. Pastor Laura says many of our members come from different church backgrounds and may not be familiar with some of the Lutheranism basics. And that’s okay. This course is designed to…

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By Susan Shinn Turner Each Thursday morning for the last seven years, a group of 20-25 men gathers for food, fellowship, and the opportunity to dive deep into the scripture lesson for the upcoming Sunday worship service.  Pastor Rhodes leads the study. Since May 2017, the group has been meeting in the dining room at…

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By Susan Shinn Turner St. John’s has exceeded its goal of raising $50,000 for the St. John’s Tent Village at Lutheridge. The campaign ran from Feb. 4 to March 4. Pastor Rhodes eagerly awaited the final amount that Monday morning, March 5. “I just shook my head with amazement when Ruth Ann read me the…

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By Susan Shinn Turner For the sixth year, the St. John’s Men are beach bound. Their annual retreat is slated for April 20-22 at Kure Beach. This year, however, the men are changing locations as they’ve maxed out space at the two duplexes where they previously stayed, according to Gary Rhodes, who heads up the…

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By Susan Shinn Turner Are you ready to dig deeper into relationships at St. John’s, draw closer to Christ, and serve the community? Consider joining a LifeGroup. A GroupLink event to match small group participants is slated for Sunday, March 11, from 6:30 to 8 pm in Peeler Hall. Participants will be brought together in…

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By Susan Shinn Turner As approved by the Congregation Council in 2015, St. John’s is now in the final phase of fully funding the St. John’s Tent Village at Lutheridge, the first new camper area in a generation. The village will be elevated and tucked into the woods between Wilderness and Pioneer B, serving as…

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By Susan Shinn Turner “How sweet it is!” That saying can always be used to describe the annual Men’s Pancake Breakfast — but even more so this year. Special guest speaker is Bob Harris, three-time Sportscaster of the Year, and the voice of the Duke Blue Devils, who recently retired after 40 years with the…

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