By Rob Durocher As part of our Reformation 500 Commemoration, the Ensembles Nobiles, a male vocal quintet from Leipzig, Germany, will be singing for of our 11 am Worship Service Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. Founded in January 2006, the choristers met each other during their nine-year education in fine arts as members of the St.…

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By Susan Shinn Turner Jason Harwood is the new director of the St. John’s Men’s Chorus. He succeeds founding director, Rosemary Kinard, who retired from the chorus but continues her duties as associate parish musician. Jason, 35, who lives in Rockwell with his wife, Chrissy, 34, and their sons, Levi, 7, and Davis, 3, is…

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By Susan Shinn Turner The Salisbury Symphony joins in the 500th anniversary celebration by performing in the historic St. John’s sanctuary on September 23 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are on sale through the Symphony website and at Seasons Gifts. In addition to performing Mendelsohn’s Reformation Symphony and JS Bach’s cantata on “A Mighty Fortress,” the…

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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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By Susan Shinn Turner The popular Disciple Bible Study will be offered again this fall. Pastor Rhodes will teach the 24-week class beginning September 20. An introduction to the course will be on September 13 for all those who might be interested. The course is limited to 12 participants and provides a survey of the…

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St. John’s had the great privilege of dedicating its new front steps on Easter Sunday. Addie Ketner, 104, who gave the funds for the renovation project, was in attendance, along with several family members. “It was Easter-plus,” notes Addie’s son, Glenn. “Easter was the main event, but it was awful nice to have that dedication…

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On April 19, some two dozen of our high school youth members led Youth Sunday. Their theme: All Are Welcome. Youth were required to attend the 11 am worship service, according to Alex Becker, minister for youth, but could choose whether also to attend the 8:30 or 9 am services. Coincidentally, the 8:30 service was…

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The St. John’s Lutheran Church Men’s Chorus will present its 20th annual Spring Concert, “A Jubilant Song!” at 4 pm  Sunday, May 3, in the Sanctuary.  The group is directed by Rosemary C. Kinard, associate parish musician. Accompanist is Janie R. Rollins. Instrumentalists will include Michelle Trivette, saxophone; Emily McNeil, flute; Gary Hastings, trumpet; Daniel…

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The Chrismon Team will present Chrismons to the children at the conclusion of the Services of Lessons and Carols at 9 and 11 am on Sunday, December 21st.  By Jane Britt The word “Chrismon” is a combination of the words “Christ” and “monogram.” The word Chrismon has been adopted to refer to special Christmas tree…

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