Faith+Life

Jane Britt builds “The Empty Tomb”

By Susan Shinn Turner “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here but has risen.” Luke 24:5-6 The empty tomb was brought to life this Easter season by the St. John’s decorating committee. It becomes the latest addition to our growing collection of three dimensional art used in worship. At…

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Bethanie Stauffer Accepted into Volunteer Summer Program

By Susan Shinn Turner It’s not unusual for college students to travel to far-flung locations for summer experiences. But in June, Bethanie Stauffer leaves for a trip that’s a bit more exotic than usual. From June 9 to July 21, Bethanie will volunteer in Morocco through of the Office of Active Citizenship and Service with…

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Reggie Munday’s Candy Ministry

By Susan Shinn Turner Ask Reggie Munday how he became the Candy Man, and you’ll get this answer: “It’s a long story.” It’s OK, Reggie, we’ve got plenty of time. “Let me take you back a few years,” Reggie says, “to 1963.” Reggie had just begun a new career with Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance Co. He…

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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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