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Bulletin for Sunday, January 17, 2021

WELCOME TO ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 223 West College Avenue, Bluffton, OH   45817 January 17, 2021 Rev. Katherine Beckett (567-226-1009)  Church (419-358-5641) E-mail:      stjohnucc@embarqmail.com Website:    http://www.blufftonstjohns.com Organ Prelude     “Community of Christ”           P. 615 Welcome and Announcements Song of … Continue reading

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Follow Me (Ecumenical Sunday) Mark 1:14-20

Last summer, the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota galvanized the nation and sparked urgent protests in many cities. Although the Black Lives Matter movement was not new, it was newly urgent for many as … Continue reading

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Known and Loved (Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18)

*O Lord, you have searched me and known me. My God, you see and understand all that I am. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away. You know even … Continue reading

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Christian Unity Sunday, January 17, 2021

Sunday, January 17, 2021, St. John’s UCC joins the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association in a joint service of Christian unity. Please worship with us at 10:30 a.m. on January 17. The combined video includes local pastors and church musicians as … Continue reading

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Think About This

When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and the princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flocks, The work of Christmas begins: –To find the … Continue reading

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The Season of Epiphany 2021: God Is Holding Our Lives

As we settle into 2021, we are dealing with many of the same issues we carried over from 2020.  January is also a tough month for a lot of people.  The days can be cold and dreary.  The added necessity … Continue reading

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Long-Awaited Gift (Luke 2:22-40)

A Litany Holy One, Like Anna and Simeon, we have waited. And, like Anna and Simeon we rejoice now at the young ones who have appeared. In an age of climate change, the seas rise along with the temperature. While … Continue reading

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This Week at St. John’s UCC

St.John’s UCC will be closed to in-house worship from Sunday, November 29 through the end of February 2021.  You may listen to, and view, our weekly online service by accessing our web page and Facebook page:  http://www.bluffonstjohns.com and by accessing … Continue reading

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Facebook Page

You are missing out on a super way to advertise our church if you are not sharing with many of your other Facebook friends St. John’s Facebook page.  There are many interesting articles posted every day.  “Friend” all of your … Continue reading

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