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David Yoder

May 25, 2017


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Who ya for? The answer: both. This ONU and OSU supporter wears his school loyalty on his sleeve...or, in this case, his license plate. The two-university plate was spotted on a black Altima on ONU's campus.

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Dec. 4 Advent service at Trinity Lutheran

An Advent service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera.  The theme is “Wait for Jesus in Stillness.”   Everyone is welcome and the church is handicapped accessible. More information is at  tlcjenera.org


Christmas for Kids Dec. 7 at Trinity Lutheran School

Christmas For Kids will be held at Trinity Lutheran School, 105 Allen St., Jenera, on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1-4:30 p.m. 

The afternoon will provide children in pre-school through 4th grade a special opportunity to hear the message of Christmas, along with Christmas crafts, music, refreshments and fun.  For more information, call 419-326-4402.


Pandora United Methodist presents Christmas Cantata Dec. 8


The Pandora United Methodist Church Choir will present the Christmas Cantata, “Behold the Star!” written by Lloyd Larson on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 9:30 a.m. during the worship service. 

The church service and refreshments in the fellowship hall afterwards are open to the public.

The choir is directed by Pat Basinger and accompanied by Pat Michel.The church is located on State Route 12 at 108 E. Washington St. in Pandora. The Rev. Duane Kemerley is the pastor.


Trinity Lutheran Thanksgiving morning service

A Thanksgiving Day service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28.

. More information is at www.tlcjenera.org  Everyone is welcome.


Old Millstream Bell Choir Ensemble performs Dec. 1 at St. John's UCC

The Old Millstream Bell Choir Ensemble from Findlay will present a Christmas concert at St. John's United Church, 223 W. College Ave., Bluffton in December.

The ensemble will perform in concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1, according to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor.

The concert is open to the public.


Chris Driesbauch performs Nov. 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera

Chris Driesbach, Christian musician will present a song service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera on Sunday, Nov. 24. He will perform during the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services.

Driesbach will also present a concert of his songs between services at 9:20 a.m.

 “This is a musical worship service celebrating Creation” he says. “It will feature five hymns and seven of my original songs along with lots of Bible readings and I think it’s kind of special.”  


Riley Creek United Methodist's 42nd annual Christmas carol sing Dec. 1

Riley Creek United Methodist Church invites the community to its 42nd annual Christmas Carol Sing on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. 

Like an old-fashioned songfest around the piano, the program will feature congregational singing of many traditional carols, as well as readings from Scripture about Jesus’ birth, special performances by the Pandora United Methodist and Ottawa Sts. Peter and Paul choirs, and a candle lighting ceremony.


Free Pandora community meal Nov. 20

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community meal on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora.

The meal this month is provided by the First National Bank of Pandora. The menu will be barbecued pork Sandwich, cheesy potatoes, macaroni salad, dessert and beverage.


Angels and nativity scenes on display in Mt Cory Dec. 7-8

Icon viewers are invited to  “Heaven Came Down,” a display of angels and nativity scenes at the Bethel Family Life Center of the Mount Cory United Methodist Church, 201 W. Washington St., Mount Cory. 

Doors will be open Saturday, Dec, 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 pm.

The public is invited to this inspiring experience free of charge. For more information call Jean Clevidence at 419-581-8500 or Shar Marshall at 419-963-4992.

Also on Saturday will be the monthly Community Coffee from 7:30 a.m. – 10 am also at BFLC.


Grace Mennonite holds book sale, bake sale, breakfast Nov. 22-23

Grace Mennonite Church in Pandora invites Icon viewers to its annual book sale, bake sale and breakfast on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23. 

Hours are 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 – 11 a.m. on Saturday.  Jilaine Graber from Faith and Life Bookstore, Berne, Ind. will bring an assortment of books and gifts.