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St. Mary's Holy Week schedule

St. Mary's Catholic Church, 160 N. Spring St., has provided the attached schedule for 2023 Holy Week services including April 6, Holy Thursday; April 7, Good Friday; April 8, East Vigil; April 9, Easter Sunday.


March 29 Lenten service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

The final Wednesday evening Lenten service for 2023 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will be held at 7:00 p.m. on March 29.

Pastor Bob Krueger from Immanuel Lutheran Church, Findlay, will lead the service under the theme:  "His Final Steps Led to a Fig Tree," based on Mark 11:12-14, 20-25.  The Choir will sing "Day By Day."  Congregational hymns are "Jesus, Refuge of the Weary, Rise, My Soul, to Watch and Pray and God Who Made the Earth and Heaven." 


Ebenezer Mennonite Easter invitation

Ebenezer Mennonite Church has issued the following invitation:

"You and your family are invited to join us for our Easter Services.  Easter Sunday is the Sunday when Christians all over the world proclaim the good news of the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Shoe collection for St. Mary's youth programs

St. Mary's Catholic Church of Bluffton is seeking clean new and gently used shoes for a shoe drive fundraiser, going on until April 19. The shoes will be sent to help support micro business owners in other countries. Organizers note that the donations "stimulate other economies along with keeping shoes out of landfills."

The goal is to collect more than 2,500 pairs of shoes to help support St. Mary's
youth programs. A drive-through collection will take place on March 25, from 9:00 a.m.-noon at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 160 N. Spring St.

Other drive through dates are April 1 and April 15 from 9:00 a.m.-noon.

There are also drop boxes inside St. Mary’s Catholic Church and at Citizen’s National Bank, 102 S. Main St.




“Wondrous Love” Easter Cantata at Pandora United Methodist Church

The Pandora United Methodist Church Choir will present their Easter Cantata “Wondrous Love” written by Lloyd Larson on Sunday, April 2 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 Kira Davis.

The church is located on State Route 12, address 108 E. Washington Street in Pandora.


March 22 Lenten service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera, will hold a Lenten service on Wednesday, March 22, at 7:00 p.m.

Pastor Kurtis Feimuth from Peace Lutheran Church in Deshler will lead the service following the theme: "His Final Steps Led to His Enemies" based on Luke 20:9-19.