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Bulletin for Sunday, July 25, 2021 (Christmas in July!)

WELCOME TO ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 223 West College Avenue, Bluffton, OH   45817 July 25, 2021 Ninth 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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God’s Abundant Presence John 6:1-21

The story of the “loaves and fishes” is one of the most beloved of all Bible stories. The hungry crowds, the presence of children, the abundance left over–it is easy to get pulled into the warmth and joy of this … Continue reading

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Worship Service Sunday, July 18, 2021

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Bulletin for Sunday, July 18, 2021

WELCOME TO ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 223 West College Avenue, Bluffton, OH   45817 July 18, 2021 Eighth 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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Wherever You Are 2 Samuel 7:1-14a

Today’s scripture tells the story of the Ark of the Covenant, the holy place where scripture was kept (and kept moving) in ancient times. The ark helped the people to see that God’s Word was on the move. Like our … Continue reading

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From the Pastor’s Pen

            The recent heat has reminded us all that summer has arrived.  Summer is often thought of as a time to slow down, take a break, go on vacation.  Church life tends to slow down as well, not as many … Continue reading

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Calling All Musicians

If you would like to furnish special music, or if you have suggestions of persons to offer for special music, please contact the church office at 419-358-5641. Music is a very important part of the worship services, and we would … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Graduates

Congratulations to all of the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends of members of our congregation who have finished their course work in high schools and universities across the nation. Congratulations, also, to Bluffton High School graduates who persevered … Continue reading

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Summer Hours for Sunday School and Worship

On Sunday, June 6, St. John’s begins its summer hours which continue through Labor Day Sunday, September 5: Sunday School begins at 9 a.m., and Worship begins at 10 a.m. Please give yourself a reminder so that you will arrive … Continue reading

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Vacation Bible School Herders

Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 18 through July 21 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bluffton. St. John’s UCC is responsible to provide herders for children ages 4 to 7 on the following dates: Monday, July 19, Tuesday, … Continue reading

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