Faith+Life

Julie Carr Releases Faith-Based Memoir

By Susan Shinn Turner Julie Carr has written a faith-based memoir about her nearly three-year journey with Stage 4 lung cancer. “Let Your Light So Shine: Reflections of God’s goodness in the storms of life” will be published next month by Diversified Graphics. Julie will host a book signing in Peeler Hall on Friday, April…

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Chrismon Team Makes Angels for Meals on Wheels

By Susan Shinn Turner Those crafty Chrismon ladies are at it again. Although the Chrismon Team’s main task is creating about 200 Chrismon ornaments for the children of the congregation each Christmastime, the 12 ladies like to tackle other tasks during the year as well, according to Carol Hair, who serves as their fearless leader.…

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“If Kevin Can, I Can.”

By Jack Connery At Joy Lutheran, our little church in Tulsa, Okla., I enjoyed assisting at communion and reading the lessons at Sunday services. At other times, I ushered and counted about 60 members attending. That was a good number. When we moved to Salisbury and St. John’s, in 2012, I was lost in the…

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From the Pastor

Sisters and Brothers, My sweet girl has reached the age that she is afraid of things. In the last couple of months, every dark corner and loud noise is a bear. At first, I thought she wanted some attention or a reason to cuddle up until I looked at her face. Just as she was…

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David Hord Reminds Us to Care for Our Heart Health

By Susan Shinn Turner David Hord sang with the Chancel Choir on Dec. 30, then with the Men’s Chorus concert on Jan. 6. In between, he had a mild heart attack. About 2 pm after church on Dec. 30, David says he started to feel uncomfortable, with some pressure in his chest. “I felt a…

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