Posted by Fred Steiner on January 11, 2016 - 4:57pm
In conjunction with the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association will hold its annual pulpit exchange, Sunday, Jan.17, according to Rev. Kevin Mohr.
Churches and ministries participating this year are:
• Bill Herr of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, preaching at English Lutheran Church
• Pastor Kevin Mohr of English Lutheran, preaching at St. John's United Church of Christ
• Pastor Carol Clements of St. John's UCC, preaching at Bluffton Presbyterian
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on January 5, 2016 - 2:54pm
Janeen Bertsche Johnson, Campus Pastor of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind., will preach during the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday, Jan. 10 at First Mennonite Church, 301 N. Jackson St., Bluffton. Her sermon title is “Seeing Ourselves in the Other.”
During the 9:15 a.m. Sunday school hour, Bertsche Johnson will reflect on a learning tour of Israel/Palestine in which she participated in November 2015. She was one of six pastors from the Central District Conference of the Mennonite Church USA who attended the tour led by the Mennonite Central Committee.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 14, 2015 - 8:39am
An afternoon Christmas Eve service by the students of Trinity Lutheran Church and School, Jenera, called “Did You Know?” will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. in the church at 301 North Main Street, Jenera.
The students from pre-school through eighth grade will tell of the birth of Jesus through Word and Christmas hymns. High school students will be narrators and pre-service music by the youth will begin at 12:30 p.m. The Choir will sing “Mary, Did You Know?” A free DVD “My Son, My Savior” will be given to guests.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 8, 2015 - 3:00pm
A candlelight Christmas Eve service at St. John's United Church of Christ will focus on the birth of Christ through scripture readings and carol singing. Holy Communion will be observed, and everyone is welcome to attend.
The service begins at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24, and opens with a prelude of Christmas piano and organ duets beginning at 3:45 p.m. St. John's United Church of Christ is located at the corner of Jackson Street and College Avenue in Bluffton.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 4, 2015 - 6:09am
The Advent service held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, will include special music service with interspersed readings.
Music will be by the handbell choir, organ, piano, guitar and trumpet. here will be a vocal selection and the choir will sing “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly” and “Peace, Peace,” which is an arrangement of “Silent Night.”
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on December 3, 2015 - 9:07pm
Riley Creek United Methodist Church invites the community to its annual Christmas Carol Sing on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature congregational singing of many traditional carols, as well as readings from Scripture about Jesus’ birth, performances by the Pandora United Methodist Church Choir, Ottawa Sts. Peter and Paul Choir, other musicians, and a candle lighting ceremony.