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September 20, 2017


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Trinity Lutheran Ash Wednesday services begin March 5

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera, will hold an Ash Wednesday service on March 5 at 7 p.m. “From Garden to Glory” is the theme of the six Wednesday evening Lenten services. Pastor  Al Schmitzer will preach on “Garden of Repentance” and the choir will sing “The Holy Heart.” A light supper will be served by the Ladies’ Aid from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome and the church is handicapped  accessible.


St. John's UCC March newsletter on The Icon

The March newsletter of St. John's United Church of Christ is now posted on The Icon. It is at attachment at the bottom of this story.


Soup lunch benefit at Pleasant View United Methodist March 1

Pleasant View United Methodist Church, 300 Township Road 37, Bluffton, will hold a soup lunch benefit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, March 1, at the church. Donations go to the Amy Gallant Linaberry Cancer Benefit.

The menu includes soup, break, dessert and drinks. For more information contact Cindy Lichtle, 419-358-1250.


Emmanuel UCC fish fry March 14

Emmanuel Spring Fish Fry

March 14, from 4-7:00 p.m.

Adults $8, children 10 and under $4.

Good Homemade Food!

Fish, potato salad, cheesy potatoes, pickled eggs, apple salad, green bean
casserole, macaroni and cheese. calico beans, baked beans, broccoli salad.
cole slaw, mixed fruit, cranberry salad, 7-layer salad, taco salad,
perfection salad, macaroni salad, cookies, pies, cherry dessert.


Pandora United Methodist hosts free community meal Feb. 26

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community meal on Wednesday, February 26, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora. The meal this month is provided by Growing Pains and Promises mothers club. The menu will be a baked potato bar, chili, cake and beverage.


Michigan Lutheran Seminary Concert Choir at Trinity Lutheran

The Concert Choir of Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Saginaw, Michigan, will present a concert of sacred songs at Trinity  Lutheran Church in Jenera on Sunday, February 23 at 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.

The thirty-five voice traveling singers, under the direction of Professor Leonard A. Proeber, have toured annually since 1955, with appearances in more than 30 states, Canada and Europe. This choir, which will sing over 30 concerts during the 2013-2014 season, regularly visits congregations of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Michigan and adjoining states.


Pandora Missionary holds March Mad Dash 5K

Pandora Missionary Church will be holding its first-ever March Mad Dash 5K & 1-mile Run/Walk on March 15, 2014. The one mile fitness run/walk starts at 9:00 a.m. and the 5K at 9:30 a.m.

“Our ultimate goal for the funds raised from this event is to bring more family-friendly, Christian-based entertainment and programming to the community. Last year, we hosted Christian music artist, J.J. Heller, in concert. We hope to continue that vision by bringing more Christian music artists, comedians, and speakers to the area,” explained Dan Gratz, coordinator of the event.


Food boxes offered to Pandora-Gilboa families

The churches of Pandora and Gilboa are offering food boxes for households in the Pandora-Gilboa School District. 

The boxes are designed to provide nine meals for a family of four. In order to pick up a box, you must register by calling 419-384-3038 by 5 p.m. on Feb. 15. 

Boxes will be available to be picked up on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. at the Grace Mennonite Church located at 502 East Main Street Pandora.


Blood drive at Pandora United Methodist Church Feb. 13

An American Red Cross blood drive is scheduled at the Pandora United Methodist Church,108 Washington St. (Route 12), Pandora, on Thursday, Feb. 13, 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

This drive is sponsored by Pandora United Methodist Church. To schedule an appointment, call the Red Cross at 419-523-4810 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: PANDORAUMC


Bluffton American Legion observes Four Chaplain Sunday at English Lutheran Feb. 2

In commemoration of the dramatic sacrifice of four armed forces Chaplains during World 
War II, The American Legion will observe Religious Emphasis Week, Feb. 2 to Feb. 8.

Bluffton American Legion Post 382, Chaplin Frank Clark has announced the post will observe the sacrifice of Four Armed Forces Chaplains during World War II, during the Sunday, Feb. 2, worship service service at English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St.

All Veterans are welcome to attend the service, which begins at 9 a.m.