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Next Pandora free community meal, March 26


The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community meal on Wednesday, March 26th 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 Sprunger Insurance and family. The menu will be spaghetti, bread sticks, salad, dessert and beverage.


Food boxes available to Pandora-Gilboa residents


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 March 15.

Boxes will be available to be picked up on the last Saturday of the month, March 29, at 11 a.m. at the Grace Mennonite Church located at 502 East Main Street, Pandora.


Bluffton Presbyterian Church Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m.

Bluffton Presbyterian Church, 112 N. Main St.  will begin the Lenten journey with a worship service March 5 at 7 p.m. Pastor Dave Good will offer the imposition of ashes and the disposition of ashes as we consider Isaiah 58, “This is the fast I choose.”

The choir, directed by Linda Sycks, will offer “Kyrie”, arranged by Jay Rouse, which includes music based on Symphony No. 9 by Antonin Dvorak. This piece features an English Horn solo with Jeremy Szabo. Jack Henry Neff will play an unaccompanied cello solo and Jayne McGarrity will play organ selections.


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.