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Teachers Appeal to Raleigh for Additional Support

At least five members of St. John’s were among the thousands of teachers who filled Downtown Raleigh, May 16, in the “March for Students and Rally for Respect.” Here are some impressions of the day: “It was a wonderful day as teachers and supporters took a stand to rally for respect!  So many people have…

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St. John’s Awards $26,250 in Scholarships

On June 3, St. John’s will award 33 scholarships to 26 students totaling $26,250. The scholarships are the result of generous gifts from members who want to encourage and support students in their post-secondary education. The scholarships are part of the St. John’s Benevolent Foundation, a $9 million foundation started in 1974. Congratulations to the…

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Congratulations to our High School Graduates

Justin Simpkins is graduating June 9 from East Rowan High School. The son of Shane and Deedee Simpkins, Justin will be attending Rowan County Community College in the fall for their Paramedic Course. Grace Howell is graduating June 9 from East Rowan High School. The daughter of Alison Wilsey and Brian Howell, Grace will attend…

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State of the Church, April 25 at 5:30 pm

  By Susan Shinn Turner The third-annual State of the Church meeting is set for Wednesday, April 25 at 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. “We’ve had great attendance at these gatherings and a lot of enthusiasm,” Pastor Rhodes says. “It provides space for us to understand the broader ministry of the church, to engage…

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Palestine: Unlimited Photo Exhibit March 6-25, Opening March 10

By Susan Shinn Turner For the second time, St. John’s will host a Palestinian art show. “Palestine: Unlimited” is a photography exhibit by 10 Palestinian artists. It will be on display in Peeler Hall from March 6-25. The show opening is set for 6:30-9:30 pm on Saturday, March 10. Dr. Susan Lee, a board member…

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New Chrismon Nativity Unveiled

By Susan Shinn Turner You might have noticed a lovely new nativity scene displayed over the holidays at the baptismal font in the Sanctuary. It’s made entirely of Chrismons, and it’s the work of Eleanor Sifford. Eleanor has been a member of the Chrismon Team for 20 years and teaches Chrismon classes the first three…

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“The gift I wanted to share.”: Mack Lampert retires after 20 years as financial secretary, Charlie Sowers served 28 years as treasurer

By Susan Shinn Turner If you think about it, St. John’s is like a big business, and it needs businesspeople to help it run smoothly. Mack Lampert and Charlie Sowers have been two of those people. That’s exactly why the Rev. Carl Sachtleben, a former senior pastor, asked Mack Lampert to serve as financial secretary…

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Prayer Walk September 24

By Jane Ritchie Please join us September 24, between 4 – 5 pm at 215 N. Jackson Street for a prayer walk on the outdoor Labyrinth located behind the Blanton’s law office on Council Street. The Labyrinth is an ancient symbol for our life journey… our journey with and towards God. It is a tool…

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From the Pastor’s Blog

Dear friends, It’s been a bizarre few weeks. First Hurricane Harvey, then Hurricane Irma with Jose close behind. In the middle of all that, we commemorated the 16th anniversary of 9-11 and heard the devastating report of a magnitude 8.1 earthquake in Mexico, the largest to hit our southern neighbor in over a century. Understandably,…

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Congregation-wide Work Project at Salisbury High, Sept 9-10

By Susan Shinn Turner After completing projects at elementary and middle schools, St. John’s Serves this year will be working at Salisbury High School. The event is set for two days, 9 am to noon on Saturday, Sept. 9, and noon-3 pm on Sunday, Sept. 10. A sub lunch will be served on Sunday. “We…

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