By Rob Durocher Before the Christian church was established, Pentecost (Shavuot – The Feast of Weeks) was a Jewish holiday held 50 days or 7 weeks after Passover. This was one of three major festivals celebrated during the Jewish year lifting up Thanksgiving for the harvest. Although Pentecost from the Greek pentekoste means ‘fiftieth’, for the…

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By Susan Shinn Turner In partnership with the Center for Faith & the Arts, St. John’s will host a community Love Feast & Candle Service, at 6:30 pm Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Faith Center. Sherry Mason Brown, a St. John’s member who was Moravian most of her adult life, is leading the effort. Her…

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By Susan Shinn Turner The St. John’s Men’s Chorus will present its spring concert, “Peace, Prayer, and Healing,” at 4 pm Sunday, May 20, in the Sanctuary. It’s the men’s second concert with their new director, Jason Harwood. “The Christmas concert definitely made me feel that sense of accomplishment,” Jason says. “It was a great…

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By Susan Shinn Turner Lyra, an a cappella vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia, will again visit St. John’s for the 11 am worship service on April 29. “We are excited and privileged to have Lyra return to us for the third time in five years,” says Rob Durocher, minister of music and deacon. “We…

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By Susan Shinn Turner Aaron Shust, a contemporary Christian singer and songwriter, will perform a live acoustic concert at 7 pm, April 15 in the Faith Center. “I cannot wait to see him again! I have seen Aaron Shust in concert twice now. Each time is completely different, and each one even more amazing than…

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By Susan Shinn Turner Last fall, Davis Brown debuted his Symphony No. 1 with the Salisbury Symphony in a concert at St. John’s. This month, Davis — who’s been a composer for more than 40 years — will present a concert of original contemporary Christian music. The free event will take place in the Faith…

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You are cordially invited to Music and Meditation during the lunch hour on three consecutive Mondays during this Lenten Season.  They will be held in the beautiful St. John’s Chapel at  on Mondays, March 5, 12, and 19 from 12:15-12:45 pm. The services will include prayer, meditation, and special music by Stephen Stringer, piano (March…

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By Susan Shinn Turner If you were at St. John’s for the 11 am worship service on Reformation Sunday, you surely noticed the beautiful new paraments. The burgundy and gold pieces were designed and made by Karen Rogers, a longtime interior designer and a member of the Chancel Choir. She’s also on Congregation Council, and…

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By Susan Shinn Turner Sure, the leaves are still changing and falling from the trees, but for the Men’s Chorus, it’s been Christmas since September! “When September comes, you’re practicing Christmas music. That’s just the way it is,” says Jason Harwood, the group’s new director. The group has been preparing diligently for its annual Christmas…

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By Susan Shinn Turner Two years after its opening, the Faith Center continues to exceed expectations, serving the congregation and the community. “Every time I go in there, to this day, it just astonishes me,” says Mark Lewis, chair of the G2G steering committee. “It has more than fulfilled its original promise.” On average, the…

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