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Dear friends, As inflation concerns grow in the US, anxious economists are beginning to talk about its impact on the upcoming Christmas season. We’re a consumer society, after all, and...
Thank you to Joe Sims for sharing this beautiful photo, taken from inside Bell Tower Green. The new park in downtown Salisbury — directly across the street from 
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Calling a New Pastor

Thank you to Joe Sims for sharing this beautiful photo, taken from inside Bell Tower Green. The new park in downtown Salisbury — directly across the...
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That quarter was for Sunday School

I learned how to give from my parents. From an early age, I was introduced to a Sunday morning — sometimes Saturday evening — ritual of watching dad write a check...
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How do we call a new pastor?

Dear friends, A common question I’m getting these days is about the Call process for our next pastor. Well, I’m glad you’ve asked! Here are a few details you might...
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As we step into the fall…

Pastor Rhodes Dear friends, As we step into the fall, a few things come to mind. What a great farewell for Pastor Laura. Thank you for...
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Connected by an Invisible String

Sisters and Brothers, As I reflect on the last three and a half years that I have spent with you, I am so incredibly grateful. St. John’s and Salisbury will...
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Celebrating 25 Years

Sisters and Brothers, Twenty-five years ago (plus one day), at the Virginia Synod Assembly at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Roanoke, VA, these words were spoken. "I present for ordination...
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From the Pastor: Summer Reading List

Some of the Woollys at Garden City Beach, SC Dear friends, One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to find a really...
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100 Years is a Long Time

Pastor Rhodes Dear friends, 100 years is a long time. In the last 100 years we’ve experienced the Roaring 20s, the Great Depression, a world war,...

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