By Susan Shinn Turner At its January meeting, St. John’s Congregation Council unanimously approved the Vision for Racial Healing. “It is everything you would expect it to be,” Pastor Rhodes says. “It lays out how we will deal with handling racial healing, how we engage with the community, how we prioritize things in our own…

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Have you subscribed to the St. John’s “Conversations that Matter” podcast ? In December, Pastor Rhodes interviews the Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac, pastor of our sister congregation, Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem. Pastor Isaac will share intimate details about life in Bethlehem during the pandemic, now that for the first time tourism and holiday gatherings/rituals…

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By Pastor Rhodes Woolly We’re in a most unusual time in our country’s history, facing three major stress points at once: a pandemic, collapsing economy, and widespread protests and riots mostly focused on race and racial disparities. And it’s been hard to have civil conversation about any of it. As a country we’re polarized, frustrated,…

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