From the Pastor

Dear friends, 500th anniversaries don’t come around often, and we have certainly taken full advantage of this one. This year’s commemoration of the Reformation has enabled us to partner with local historians, the Salisbury Symphony, Piedmont Players, The Landesbuhnen Sachsen, and the the Ensembles Nobiles, both from Saxony, Germany, birthplace...

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Pastor’s Letter

Dear friends, I’m in the early stages of study for our upcoming sermon series entitled “We Can’t Stay Here: the life and times of Moses.” I’ve always loved the book of Exodus, and this series gives us another chance to dive deeply into a story that is of immeasurable importance...

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From the Pastor

Dear friends, It’s almost summer and I am so ready. This South Carolina boy grew up in the heat, so a string of 90 degree days doesn’t phase me one bit. Heck, some thought there was little more than a screen door between my hometown in Columbia and Dante’s inferno!...

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From Pastor Rhodes

This is a monumental month in the life of St. John’s. On September 12 at 11 am, we will dedicate the seventh building in our 268-year history – all for the sake of advancing God’s gospel of peace, hope, and new life in our community and beyond. The Faith Center...

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From the pastor

Whenever we begin a visioning process in the church, a particular passage of scripture comes to mind: when “a great multitude … from every nation, tribe, people, and language” will gather around the throne together and worship the Lord (Revelation 7:9). Stunning, isn’t it? There will be a day, in...

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From Pastor Rhodes

With this issue of the Eagle’s View, we’re giving you a closer glimpse inside our new facility. Each month we’ll reveal a different part of the  facility, each representing a remarkable opportunity for ministry. This month, we look inside the new St. John’s Museum, a room that will beautifully and meaningfully...

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From Pastor Rhodes

In Libya, 21 kidnapped Coptic Christians were murdered last week. Cold-blooded .. for all the world to see. They are known as “Coptic Christians” because of their rootedness to Mark, the Gospel’s author, who they believe brought Christianity to Alexandria (Egypt) and served as the church’s first bishop (speaking the...

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