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Homecoming 2017

Dear Friends of St. John,

Greetings from the St. John Board of Directors! As we prepare to celebrate our Annual Homecoming, we look forward to renewing old friendships and establishing new ones.

Our 93rd Annual Homecoming Service for 2017 will be held on Sunday, August 20, at 11:00 a.m. Immediately following the worship service will be our traditional picnic luncheon held on the Church grounds.

The preacher for the service will be The Rev. Kenneth A. Price, retired pastor from Staunton, Virginia. He of course served many years at Holy Trinity in Wytheville.

This yearís worship service will include liturgy and music consistent with that which was used for worship in the early 20th and late 19th Centuries. Those who wish to wear period clothing are encouraged to do so.

St. John, as with all properties, has ongoing needs for maintenance. This is accomplished through income derived from our endowment and from the annual giving from friends. We rely on your generosity to maintain this beloved place, and please know that all sizes of gifts are welcomed and appreciated. Also please know that we welcome questions, suggestions, and feedback in relation to the St. Johnís property.

A 2016 revised and updated edition of the St. John Lutheran Cemetery Survey and index for burial plots is now available for $10.00 (plus shipping) by contacting the Holy Trinity Church office at 276-228-2171.

In closing, we thank God for all the saints who have passed before us bearing witness to the Gospel in this place. As we reflect upon their faithful witness to Christ, may we also renew our commitment to share the good news of Godís love in Jesus Christ.


Reverend Kenneth A. Price
Our speaker for 2017 is The Reverend Kenneth A. Price. Pastor Price retired as Pastor from Staunton, Virginia. Pastor Price is originally from Blacksburg, Virginia. He is married to Joe Safrit and they have tow children, Mark Price and Virginia Crolius. They are also proud grandparents of Courtney and Alexandria and one great-grandson, Preston. Pastor Price is a graduate of Roanoke College and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. He served several Lutheran congregations in the Virginia Synod, including Holy Trinity in Wytheville. During his retirement, he has completed interims for several congregations and is currently serving as a supply at New Mount Olive, Fairfield. In his free time, Pastor Price enjoys gardening, clock collecting and repair, and riding his motorcycle trike with his wife, Joe.