Everyone is waiting for this tribulation to end in peace. All eyes are looking towards heaven, seeking help from the Lord the Creator of the universe, the majestic ruler of our world. We have a message from the words of the Bible. In the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon wrote clear verses that perfectly apply to…

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“Be Courageous and Fear not, for I am with you …” O Lord. The God of Heaven and Earth … the God of love and peace and all that is seen and unseen… Today we light a candle for encouragement and fellowship … the candle of patience and hope … the candle of optimism and…

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By Susan Shinn Turner Pastor Mulisa Emmanuel has received a grant for theological studies from the St. John’s Benevolent Foundation. Mulisa is pastor of Rukira Lutheran Church in Kigali, Rwanda, one of St. John’s mission partners. The grant will cover half of the expenses of Mulissa’s second year of seminary at the University of Iringa…

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  By Susan Shinn Turner When Pastor Carl Sachtleben and his wife, Ann, visited Wittenberg, Germany last fall, they were sure to check on the tree that St. John’s members planted in the Luthergarten in 2014. The St. John’s tree is a Common Medlar (Mespilus germanica) that grows 17 to 20 feet in height. Started in…

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By Susan Shinn Turner Mike and B.J. Connor have safely returned from a nearly three-month stay in the Holy Land as volunteers at a pilgrim house in the Old City of Jerusalem. The two had to cut their trip short by two weeks because of growing concern about the coronavirus. They spent the first two…

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By Susan Shinn Turner In October, a group of 12 members and friends of St. John’s took a cruise to Greece and Italy, “The Journeys of Paul.” The two-week itinerary featured many places the apostle preached. Shipboard lectures by Dr. Craig Hill provided additional richness to the experience. The group flew in and out of…

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By Susan Shinn Turner The Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac, pastor of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, will be the guest preacher at St. John’s on Sunday, Sept. 22, at which time a historic covenant will be signed between the two congregations. In 2012, St. John’s developed a relationship with The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, who…

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By Karen Puckett Walk for Wisdom: District-wide effort raises 20% of funds needed for Water Well at South Sudanese School. $2500 of donations for this event came from St. John’s Endowment fund. $2000 was applied directly to the well project, and $500 was applied to prizes at the “Refugee Student Art Show.” Global service learning…

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By Paula Bohland What are your best memories of school? Mine are of my class going on field trips to the zoo and museums. It was fun to get away from the school building but the real fun was being able to SEE dinosaurs in a museum, play with science concepts, experience lions roaring at…

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By Paula Bohland Executive Director, GRACES On Jan. 10, the students attending Escuela Integrada started a new school year. We want to assist the children in having a great experience as they take on another year of learning. I received a text from a child’s sponsor this week excitedly asking if Escuela Integrada sends a…

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