Posts Tagged ‘Reformation 500’

Karen Rogers Creates Paraments for Reformation Sunday

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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Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue Continues Dec 5 and Jan 9

Members of St. John’s and Sacred Heart Catholic Church gathered in conversation and fellowship on Nov. 14. The event was part one of a three-part series titled “Striving Toward Unity: A Lutheran-Catholic Reflection on Past, Present, and Potential for the Future.” Pastor Rhodes Woolly and Father John Eckert hosted the event in the Faith Center.…

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Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue Begins Nov 14

Father John Eckert and Pastor Rhodes Woolly

By Susan Shinn Turner Beginning in November, Father John Eckert of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Pastor Rhodes will facilitate a Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue. “Alongside the 500th anniversary of the Reformation,” Pastor Rhodes says, “it makes sense for us to be in conversation as well.” Pastor Rhodes is fond of setting context, and this issue is…

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GIFT Celebrates Katie Luther

By Susan Shinn Turner More than 50 women who attended the GIFT gathering Aug. 30 at Cauble Creek Vineyard got to meet a very special guest— Katie Luther. Katie was portrayed by Leigh Pittman of Greensboro, who has performed at other area churches and events celebrating women of the Reformation. Bif and Anita Yost, owners…

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“In God’s Own Country” Begins Oct. 12

By Susan Shinn Turner If you haven’t gotten your tickets for “In God’s Own Country,” now is the time. The opening show for the Piedmont Players 2017-18 season is set for Oct. 12-15 and 18-21. Shows are 7:30 pm nightly, with a Sunday matinee at 2:30 pm on Oct. 15. A reception will follow the…

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From the Pastor

Dear friends, 500th anniversaries don’t come around often, and we have certainly taken full advantage of this one. This year’s commemoration of the Reformation has enabled us to partner with local historians, the Salisbury Symphony, Piedmont Players, The Landesbuhnen Sachsen, and the the Ensembles Nobiles, both from Saxony, Germany, birthplace of the Reformation. Appropriately, our…

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