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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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“Let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding for the sake of the gospel.” Romans 14:19 Mrs. Hovis was a lady I loved to visit. I was...

Christmas Day Devotion

The first to bow down, and the first to rise up When:  A few days before Christmas 1971. Where: The fellowship hall of Lutheran Chapel Church in Gastonia. What: The...

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