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August 15, 2020

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Alois Schmitzer, pastor of Trinity Lutheran, Jenera, retires

Pastor Alois "Brownie" Schmitzer III, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera, retired after 40 years in the public ministry in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. 

A farewell service and meal were held July 19 with the six Schmitzer children and families in attendance. 


English Lutheran begins in-person worship again on July 12

English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St., Bluffton,  will begin in-person worship again Sunday, July 12.

Worship, with COVID-19 social distancing seating and other precautions in effect, will take place simultaneously live in the sanctuary (face-masks required for ages 8 and up), and live-streamed on Facebook in the fellowship hall (face masks encouraged, but optional), beginning at 9 a.m. 

Those unable to attend in-person may follow us the service Facebook page. Please note that the church’s Sunday School program is still suspended.


Trinity Lutheran VBS in a box set for July

Have you heard of Vacation Bible School in a box? 

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera, invites you to register for a free  Rainforest Explorers VBS Box by visiting tlcjenera.org.

"We will prepare a box containing VBS lessons and materials for you to do your own VBS from the safety of your home, according to VBS leaders. 


First United Methodist Church returns to in-person worship

First United Methodist Church, 116 Church St., Bluffton, has returned to in-person worship with its Sunday service at 10:30 a.m.

Many changes have been made in order to follow current COVID-19 safety protocols.


Icon seeks area church VBS details

Bluffton area churches planning a summer Vacation Bible School may send details to BlufftonIcon at info@blufftonicon.com.

Please provide:
• Church name and address
• Name of VBS
• Class age groups
• Registration details
• Dates of VBS
• Contact person for more details


Trinity Lutheran, Jenera, returns to in-person services

June 16 farewell for Justin Eternick, Trinity principal

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, has returned to every Sunday in-person worship services. 

The Sunday times are 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Bible Classes for adults and teens beginning at 9:20 a.m.  There will be no Sunday School for children during the summer months.

Tuesday evening services  begin  June 16 at 7:30 p.m. The Tuesday service will be a casual, abbreviated version of the Sunday before. A video of the service will be available beginning on Sunday evenings at www.tlsjenera.org