Discipleship

Dive Deeply into God’s Word in Sunday School

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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Adult Discipleship Opportunities

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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“Thursday Mornings are the Best Mornings.”

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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St. John’s Men’s Beach Retreat

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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Join a LifeGroup at St. John’s: GroupLink is March 11 at 6:30 pm

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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St. John’s Tent Village Campaign

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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“How Sweet It Is!”: Men’s Pancake Breakfast Jan 27, 8 am

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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Called Meeting for Pastoral Candidate, Laura Henrik, Dec 3

By Susan Shinn Turner On December 3, the congregation will vote on whether to extend a call to the Rev. Laura Michelle Henrik as Pastor for Discipleship. Since 2014, Pastor Henrik has been associate pastor at Lutheran Church of the Cross in West Fargo, North Dakota. She was previously pastor of social concerns and global…

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2nd Anniversary of the Faith Center

By Susan Shinn Turner Two years after its opening, the Faith Center continues to exceed expectations, serving the congregation and the community. “Every time I go in there, to this day, it just astonishes me,” says Mark Lewis, chair of the G2G steering committee. “It has more than fulfilled its original promise.” On average, the…

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