By Susan Shinn Turner Last month, we told you some of the stories of the St. John’s “cooks in the kitchen.” This month, we asked Georgi Goss to share her memories of how the Wednesday meals came to be, since she was instrumental in starting the Wednesday night gatherings. Georgi is the daughter of the…

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By Doug RobinsonSt. John’s Archives Committee From generation to generation, St. John’s has been steadfast in the stewardship of our facilities. After all, much wear and tear can occur after thirty years of use. Such was the case in the early 1970s when our congregation found itself facing significant maintenance, preservation and enhancement needs from…

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By Doug Robinson, Archives Committee member Newspaper articles; photographs; awards; ticket stubs; playbills; church activities; kids’ accomplishments. All items found in a scrapbook. No doubt there’s an old scrapbook packed away in your home somewhere. These days, it seems they’ve migrated online to Pinterest. I had scrapbooks too and I continued collecting items (Jimmy Buffett…

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By Pastor Rhodes Woolly In September 1768, John Lewis Beard faced a dilemma. His beloved daughter had died and, as was customary in these early colonial days, laid to rest in a grave on his property in the township of Salisbury. But Salisbury was growing, and there was great concern that this hallowed ground might…

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By Susan Shinn Turner Rosalie Adams and her family have presented a Stirewalt family Bible for the St. John’s museum in Peeler Hall. The Bible is from the Moses Stirewalt family, Rosalie’s great-grandfather. It was printed in 1784 and is written in German. It came to Rosalie through a great uncle, Hamp Stirewalt. “It’s a…

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By Pastor Rhodes Woolly “In God’s Own Country” tells the story of Henry Muhlenberg and the beginnings of a Lutheran church in America, but without simple understanding of the historical context and the main characters involved, it can be quite confusing. Take ten minutes to read through the following and your experience at the play…

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