By Susan Shinn Turner After St. John’s closed its campus in mid-March because of the coronavirus, the media team had to step up its efforts to provide a Sunday service which solely relied on the livestream. Fortunately, the team had started live-streaming in November 2018, according to Taylor Hutchins, who leads the team. “We used…

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By Rob Durocher Minister of Worship and the Arts For many of us it can be said that without the musical voices of the faithful worship might be somewhat inconceivable. We know that in both church history and in the scriptures that the earliest Christians sang as part of their worship. They sang in thanksgiving…

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By Susan Shinn Turner As St. John’s slowly reopens its doors this summer, here are some of the many activities from which we can choose to be of good courage together. “We’re used to big church activities at St. John’s, but now we’re thinking small,” says Pastor Laura Henrik. “We’re looking at how to have…

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by Rob Durocher A little over a year ago on April 19, 2019 the world was stunned to hear that the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris was literally burning down. While this tragedy was unfolding there were many people lining the streets singing together. Many of them were singing a beautiful song Je Vous…

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By Susan Shinn Turner The observance of Holy Week — the re-enactment of events of Jesus’ last week on Earth — traces its roots to the 4th Century. This year, Easter Sunday will be remarkably different, but we’ll still proclaim, “Christ is Risen, he is Risen indeed!” Holy Week starts with triumph, moves to travesty,…

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By Susan Shinn Turner St. John’s is blessed to have a vibrant music ministry — especially at Christmastime. As part of that ministry, the St. John’s Men’s Chorus will present its annual Christmas concert, slated for 4 pm Sunday, Dec. 8, in the Sanctuary. This year’s theme is “And A Little Child Shall Lead Them,”…

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By Susan Shinn Turner Pianist and composer Tom Keesecker will share an evening of music, poetry, stories and laughter with a concert, “The Quiet Harvest,” on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 6 pm in the Faith Center. Tom will also share some of his music with us at both our 9:27 and 11 am worship on…

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By Angel Owens On Jan. 1, 1939, WSTP radio began its first broadcast — the 11 am Sunday service at St. John’s — a broadcast that continued until the station closed in 2016. It shows a long-standing commitment to sharing our Sunday worship with an audience that reaches beyond the four walls of our sanctuary.…

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By Susan Shinn Turner “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here but has risen.” Luke 24:5-6 The empty tomb was brought to life this Easter season by the St. John’s decorating committee. It becomes the latest addition to our growing collection of three dimensional art used in worship. At…

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By Susan Shinn Turner Jason Harwood was trying to plan the theme for the Men’s Chorus Spring Concert, and, to be honest, it just wasn’t happening. Then he had a revelation: why not ask the experts? The experts, in this case, were the members of the Men’s Chorus. “I leaned on them a lot,” admits…

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