Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on January 30, 2017 - 3:13pm
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Thursday, Feb. 9 from 1-6 p.m. at First Mennonite Church, 101 S. Jackson St., Bluffton. Donors should enter the church via the double doors on Jackson Street directly across from Bluffton Elementary/Middle School. The church is handicap-accessible.
To schedule your blood donation appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org, sponsor code “fmenncbl.”
Posted by Anne Pannabecke... on January 29, 2017 - 6:00am
To commemorate the sacrifice of four armed services chaplains during World War II, Bluffton American Legion Post 382 will observe Religious Emphasis Week Feb. 5-11, and Four Chaplains Sunday, Feb. 5, Chaplain Donald Rock of the post announced.
Legion members will attend the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service on Feb. 5, at St. John’s United Church of Christ.
This marks the 74th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Dorchester and the heroism demonstrated by four chaplains.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 29, 2016 - 4:55pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera, will hold a New Year’s Eve service on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m.
Pastor Al Schmitzer will lead the servicetitled: “Happy New Year?” There will be a worship service to begin the new year on Sunday, Jan. 1 at 9:30 a.m. led by Pastor Matt Nowak. (This is a change from the regular Sunday schedule.)
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 22, 2016 - 4:27pm
English Lutheran Church Christmas services follow:
Christmas Eve celebration begins with the Family Candlelight Service with Holy Communion at 7 p.m. This worship experience includes an inter-active re-telling of the Christmas story with the assistance of those children present. Amanda, Lauren, and Alyssa Speicher will provide instrumental music as a stringed trio.
At 11 p.m. is a Festival Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols with Holy Communion.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 22, 2016 - 4:24pm
Ebenezer Mennonite Church's Christmas Eve service begins at 6 p.m. in the Crossroads Ministry Center. Come early to hear beautiful harp music from Youth Pastor David Glick and his mother, Nancy. The service will include Christmas carols, readers' theatre, a devotional, and candle lighting.
The Sunday morning Christmas worship service is at 10:15 a.m. The Worship Team will provide several selections preceding the service followed by music, scripture, prayer, and inspirational message.
Ebenezer Church is located two miles west of Bluffton on Columbus Grove Road.