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Bulletin for Sunday, November 13, 2022

Welcome to St. John’s United Church of Christ 223 West College Avenue, Bluffton, OH  45817 Sunday, November 13, 2022 Veterans’ Sunday Rev. Jeremy Mann (419-420-5052) Church (419-358-5641) Email:  blufftonstjohnsucc@gmail.com Website:  http://www.blufftonstjohns.com ______________________________ No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! PRELUDE      “God of Our Fathers”         arr. Mary … Continue reading

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St. John’s is Wired and Cabled!

For several months, consultants, electricians and tech support persons have examined blue prints, walked along narrow passages, and inched their way through crawl spaces, and other numerous remote areas of St. John’s structure in order to install electrical wires and cable. The purpose of their expedition was to enhance our worship services with the use … Continue reading

Saint John’s We Are “Stuck” on You!

Midday on Saturday, October 8, a paint crew from Fitzgerald Paint and Power Wash traveled to Bluffton for the purpose of refurbishing the ramp into the sanctuary and sprucing up three entry doors. As the brushes and rollers glided over the surfaces, the gooey, white paint, resembling marshmallow creme, glistened in the autumn sunshine.  The … Continue reading

For All the Saints

On Sunday, November 6, St. John’s will recognize members who have entered their eternal homes during this past year. Those to be recognized are: Betty Moser (March 26, 2022) Rolland Dodge (March 31, 2022) Diane Hoffman (April 11, 2022) Sam Reichenbach (April 12, 2022) Richard Bucher (July 20, 2022) Dorothy Balmer (October 26, 2022) Curtis … Continue reading

Bulletin for Sunday, November 6, 2022

Welcome to St. John’s United Church of Christ 223 West College Avenue, Bluffton, OH  45817 Sunday, November 6, 2022 All Saints’ Day Rev. Jeremy Mann (419-420-5052) Church (419-358-5641) Email:  blufftonstjohnsucc@gmail.com Website:  http://www.blufftonstjohns.com ______________________________ No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! PRELUDE           “For All the Saints”                               Lani … Continue reading

Bulletin for Sunday, October 30, 2022

Welcome to St. John’s United Church of Christ 223 West College Avenue, Bluffton, OH  45817 Sunday, October 30, 2022 Rev. Jeremy Mann (419-420-5052) Church (419-358-5641) Email:  blufftonstjohnsucc@gmail.com Website:  http://www.blufftonstjohns.com ______________________________ No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! PRELUDE   “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”    arr. … Continue reading

Bulletin for Sunday, October 23, 2022

Welcome to St. John’s United Church of Christ 223 West College Avenue, Bluffton, OH  45817 Sunday, October 23, 2022 Rev. Jeremy Mann (419-420-5052) Church (419-358-5641) Email:  blufftonstjohnsucc@gmail.com Website:  http://www.blufftonstjohns.com ______________________________ No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! PRELUDE   “How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings”    Samuel Liddle WELCOME  … Continue reading

Ask Boldly; Live Justly Luke 18:1-8

Holy One, Today we open our mouths and these words travel from our hearts all the way to Your ear. As we pledge to be a voice for all who are voiceless, we pray also that our words may impel us to action. Like the widow, who knocked and pounded and BANGED on the doors … Continue reading

UCC Hurricane Relief Fund

The national office of the United Church of Christ is partnering with the Global HOPE team to support relief for victims impacted by Hurricanes Fiona and Ian. Checks may be made payable to: United Church of Christ, with a notation on the memo line: Hurricanes 2022 Fund. The mailing address is United Church of Christ, … Continue reading

Combined Worship Sunday, October 30, 2022

October 30, St. John’s will be the host for our fifth Sunday combined worship service AT 10:30 a.m.  Our special speaker that day will be The Reverend Christina Ryan Perkins,Chaplain and Director of Religious Life Support Services at Crossroad.*  A carry-in luncheon in Oppermann Hall follows the worship service. October 30 also marks the beginning … Continue reading

Upcoming Events at St. John’s in October

October 15–Food Pantry open from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. October 17–Trip to Crossroad Child and Family Services, Ft. Wayne, IN; leave St. John’s at 8:30 a.m. October 20–St. John’s serves Community Meal, Senior Center, 6:00 p.m. October 22–Fall Festival/Trunk and Treat AT Emmanuel, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. St. John’s invited to participate October 30–Combined worship, … Continue reading

Special Collections at St. John’s–October 23 through November 20

Food Pantry items are to be collected starting October 23 and continuing through November 20. Items collected will be donated to the Food Pantry on November 20, which is Harvest Home and Thanksgiving Sunday. Monetary offerings are to be collected October 23 through November 20 for Crossroad Child and Family Services. Special envelopes will be … Continue reading

August 21, 2022 Installation Service

Jeremy Kaleb Mann Installation Service St. John’s United Church of Christ 3:00 P. M. August 21, 2022 PRELUDE    “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”   arr. David Hegarty WELCOME   *PROCESSIONAL HYMN        “Be Thou My Vision”                 P. 502 *CALL TO WORSHIP One:   Praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord from heaven, you that live in the heights … Continue reading

Jason Cox Biked 111 Miles!

Way to Go, Jason Cox! On Saturday, July 16, the Bluffton Lions Foundation hosted the Eighth Annual Ride to Remember.* The ride took cyclists through the Village of Bluffton, the Bluffton University Nature Preserve, the Schumacher Swiss Homestead, and the villages of Ada, Lafayette, Gilboa, Pandora, Rockport and Rawson. There were three route options:  11-mile … Continue reading

Worship Time Change Beginning in September

Please keep inmind that from September 4 through December 25, 2022, St. John’s worship begins at 9:00 a.m., with Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. A fellowship hour takes place in Oppermann Hall at 10:00 a.m. On Fifth Sunday combined worship services, the beginning time for worship is 10:30 a.m. A special reminder will be issued … Continue reading

St. John’s T-Shirts on Sale

St. John’s red T-shirts with logo, are available to be purchased for $16.00 each. Sizes are small, medium, lage, extra-large. Please contact the church secretary by e-mail: blufftonstjohnsucc@gmail.com, or in person, to purchse yours. The exact amount of cash, or check made payable to St. John’s UCC, are required at the time of purchase. Please … Continue reading

Welcome Pastor Jeremy Mann

This coming Sunday, March 6, we welcome Pastor Jeremy Mann for his first official service as Pastor of St. John’s UCC. Please join us to extend a warm welcome. The worship hour begins at 9:00 a.m., and Sunday School will follow at 10:00 a.m. If you want refreshments following worship, there will be coffee and … Continue reading

This Week at St. John’s

Sunday, October 30–Combined worship with Emmanuel UCC AT St. John’s UCC, 10:30 a.m.; Guest speaker is The Reverend Christina Perkins, Chaplain, Crossroad Child and Family Services; scripture passage is Luke 19:1-10–Jesus and Zacchaeus Carry-in Luncheon in Oppermann Hall follows worship. Tuesday, November 1–TOPS, 5:30 p.m., Oppermann Hall; Wednesday, November 2–Men meet at LuLu’s, 8:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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 friends and ask them to “Like” the St. John’s page–let’s let people know we are … Continue reading