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May 22, 2018

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First Mennonite invites community to Evening Song and Prayer

First Mennonite Church invites all to attend an Evening Song and Prayer service in the church fellowship hall on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 8:15 p.m.

Similar to the traditional Evensong services common in Europe, Evening Song and Prayer is a contemplative service of worship at the end of the day, when "we sing our prayers and pray our songs," according to Wanda Stopher, lead pastor at FMC.

"With song and in silence we will intercede for the world, the church, our community, our loved ones and ourselves," said Stopher.

The service will last about 45 minutes.


Emmanuel UCC fish fry Nov. 10

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton will host an all-you-can eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for youth 10 and under.
Menu: All you can eat fish, potato salad, calico beans, baked beans, coleslaw, cranberry salad, taco salad, broccoli salad, mixed fruit, layer salad, perfection salad, macaroni salad, apple salad, green bean casserole, hot cheese potatoes, pickled eggs, macaroni and cheese, cherry dessert, cakes, cookies and pies.


Trinity Lutheran has Reformation observance

On Sunday, Nov. 5, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera, will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in both the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services. 

The students from Trinity Lutheran School and the Choir will sing “Christ is our Cornerstone.”    More information is available at tlcjenera.org or at 419-326-4402 or 419-302-5271.  


Sunday evening concert at English Lutheran

marks the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation

Full Sound Chamber Group will perform in concert at 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29, at the English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St., Bluffton, according to Rev. Kevin Mohr, pastor.

The concert marks the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation in 1517.

The Full Sound Chamber Group consists of five brothers forming a string quintet of two violins, a viola, cello, and double-bass, performing in the central Ohio area.


Election day lunch and dinner at First United Methodist Church

Portion of proceeds benefit Bluffton Food Pantry

First United Methodist Church, Bluffton, will host an election day lunch and dinner Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the church, 116 Church Street.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Bluffton Food Pantry. Carry out is available for both meals

Served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost:  All items priced individually
Menu:  homemade soups ($2), sandwiches ($2.50), salads ($1), desserts ($1.50), beverages (50 cents)      


Cairo church holds Nov. 4 smorgasbord

Cairo United Methodist Church, 210 W. Main St., Cairo, will hold a smorgasbord in early November.

The event is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, at the church. On the menu is swiss steak, turkey with sides of mashed potatotes, dressing, gravy, noodles, green beans, salads and desserts.

Carryouts are available. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $4 for youth 6 to 12.