Welcoming the Stranger: A St. John’s Legacy

written by Beverly Hester and Nina Phillips Tom’s phone rang on the morning of April 16.  We were already in the midst of lockdown and social distancing in Charlotte.  It was his new friend from Burma, whom he had met at Refugee Support Services on Central Ave.   His friend was...

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A Practical Guide to Navigating COVID-19 Financially

St. John’s is blessed to have many community leaders in our congregation. One of these is Certified Financial Planner, Phillips Bragg. Phillips is also an Accredited Estate Planner providing financial counsel and guidance for many individuals and organizations. Phillips and his wife Leslie are both deacons in the church serving...

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A Moment of Humor from Julie Scoggins

Ministry in Daily Life St. John’s is blessed to have many gifted people woven into the fabric of our congregation. One of these is Julie Scoggins. If you are fortunate, you may catch her humor on stage during a Carnival Cruise. Currently, she is like all of us – landlocked....

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Finding Peace in a Sea of Uncertainty

Ministry in Daily Life St. John’s is blessed to have many community leaders in our congregation. One of these is Psychotherapist Jesse Roberts. Jesse is owner of Charlotte Counseling & Wellness. Jesse specializes in grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and LGBT issues. He is a native of Rutherfordton, NC,...

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Vocatio: Beyond Physical Distancing

BEYOND PHYSICAL DISTANCING: Yes, we must gradually & purposefully move toward re-opening businesses, services, etc. Nobody disagrees with moving beyond physical distancing. Political distancing existed prior to COVID-19. As we all stepped into this unknown and frightening time, we turned toward one another with concern and sensitivity. Now, as the...

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Holy Week: Holy Saturday, April 11, 2020

    Click the above icon for a PDF of this document.   SATURDAY, APRIL 11th, 2020 Silence   Gospel of Luke 23:50-56 Gospel of Matthew 27:62-66 Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph, who, though a member of the council, had not agreed to their plan...

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Holy Week: Good Friday, April 10, 2020

    Click the above icon for a PDF of this document.   GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 10th, 2020 Death Gospel of Mark 15:22-32 and Gospel of Luke 23:44-49 Then they brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means the place of a skull). And they offered him wine mixed...

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