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Bulletin for Sunday, October 17, 2021

WELCOME TO ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 223 West College Avenue, Bluffton, OH   45817 October 17, 2021 Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost  Rev. Katherine Beckett (567-226-1009)  Church (419-358-5641) E-mail:      blufftonstjohnsucc@gmail.com Website:    http://www.blufftonstjohns.com ______________________________ No matter who you are or where … Continue reading

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Great Service Mark 10:35-45

Childrend’s Sabbath/Laity Sunday Dear Brother Jesus, We follow you as closely as we can. We listen as carefully as we are able. We believe that we understand what you are asking of us. But here’s what’s still hard, Jesus. Even … Continue reading

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Drive-Thru Spaghetti Dinner October 29

You are invited to St. John’s UCC Drive-Thru Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, October 29, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (or until food runs out). The dinner includes spaghetti and meat balls, garlic bread and cookie. A free-will offering will be … Continue reading

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Bulletin for Sunday, September 10, 2021

WELCOME TO ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 223 West College Avenue, Bluffton, OH   45817 October 10, 2021 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost  Rev. Katherine Beckett (567-226-1009)  Church (419-358-5641) E-mail:      blufftonstjohnsucc@gmail.com Website:    http://www.blufftonstjohns.com ______________________________ No matter who you are or where … Continue reading

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What Must I Do? (Mark 10:17-31)

Access Sunday and Disabilities Awareness Week Many years ago, ordained United Church of Christ disability rights activist Harold Wilke (1915-2003) wrote, “The festivals of the religious year show forth new meanings for access and liberation: In the glory of Easter–the … Continue reading

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Bulletin for Sunday, October 3, 2021

WELCOME TO ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 223 West College Avenue, Bluffton, OH   45817 October 3, 2021 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost World Communion Sunday  Rev. Katherine Beckett (567-226-1009)  Church (419-358-5641) E-mail:      blufftonstjohnsucc@gmail.com Website:    http://www.blufftonstjohns.com ______________________________ No matter who you … Continue reading

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Enfolding Love (Mark 10:2-16)

Neighbors in Need Offering/World Communion Sunday What do a Houston teen community organizer working to increase the minmum wage, a migrant seeking sanctuary on the Mexican-Arizona border, and a houseless member of the community have in common? They are all … Continue reading

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Bulletin for Sunday, September 26, 2021

WELCOME TO ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 223 West College Avenue, Bluffton, OH   45817 September 26, 2021 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost  Rev. Katherine Beckett (567-226-1009)  Church (419-358-5641) E-mail:      blufftonstjohnsucc@gmail.com Website:    http://www.blufftonstjohns.com ______________________________ No matter who you are or where … Continue reading

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Courage for Community Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22

American Indian Ministry Sunday; United Samoan Ministries Stewardship Sunday Esther’s story is hidden history for most modern United Church of Christ congregations. Readings from the Old Testament book that bear her name only appear once in the three-year cycle of … Continue reading

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Bulletin for Sunday, September 19, 2021

WELCOME TO ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 223 West College Avenue, Bluffton, OH   45817 September 19, 2021 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost  Rev. Katherine Beckett (567-226-1009)  Church (419-358-5641) E-mail:      blufftonstjohnsucc@gmail.com Website:    http://www.blufftonstjohns.com ______________________________ No matter who you are or where … Continue reading

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