Goshen News, Goshen, IN

March 8, 2014

Religion in the News

Goshen News

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Bluffton ministry team to be at Clinton Frame

The Bluffton University ministry team, Shining Through, God’s Love: Beyond All Measure, will be participating in the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, 63846 C.R. 35, Goshen. The public is invited.


St. John of the Cross to host Lenten dinners

For St. John of the Cross in Bristol, Wednesday evenings during Lent will be a night of food, conversation and prayer.

Each week attendees will have a choice of four prayers to pray for the week. Over dinner, attendees will share in the Eucharist and have conversation of how the prayer came to life in the week past.

The program will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude by 7:30 p.m. The Wednesday Lenten evenings will be March 12, 19 and 26 and April 2 and 9. The public is invited.


Swiss steak supper March 22

Members of Osceola Untied Methodist Church will host a Swiss steak supper March 22. The meal will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the church, 431 N. Beech Road in Osceola. Carry-outs will be available.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 4 to 12 years of age. Children younger than age 3 can eat for free.

For tickets and reservations, call 679-4435. The event is sponsored by the Osceola United Methodist Women for missions.


First of Lenten prayer series starts Monday

The first of six ecumenical Lenten Centering Prayer sessions will take place at College Mennonite Church Monday at 7 p.m. in the Koinonia room. Parking is available near the south entrance to CMC. Signs will guide attendees to the room near by.

The public is invited to a time of guided silent prayer lasting about 30 minutes. People may also stay for tea and fellowship.

Lent is a yearly ritual meant to gather and re-gather one to God in such a manner that a person cannot return to the old self and the old way of being again, according to church organizers.

No registration is required.


Living Gospel Mission Conference March 20-23

“Bringing God’s Love to Life” is the theme of Living Gospel’s Mission Conference on March 20-23.

The church is located at 302 W. Walnut St., Nappanee. The conference will open March 20 at 6 p.m. with a meal and time of fellowship. On March 21 and 22, the services will begin at 7 p.m.

Special events include a brunch March 22 at 10 a.m., when veteran missionary Bing Hare with New Tribes Mission will speak, and a youth meeting at 3 p.m. when Cornel Bucur from Romania will speak.

The service on March 23 begins at 9:30 a.m., when several missionaries will be interviewed, followed by a 10:30 worship service. A carry-in meal after the service will conclude the conference.

The conference speaker will be Dale Losch, president of Crossworld, Kansas City, Mo. Losch and his wife were missionaries in France for many years before he assumed responsibility of president.

The public is invited to all services. Call the church at 574-773-7110 for reservations for the Thursday and Saturday meals.

Lenten season, Good Friday and Easter services can be emailed to Regional Editor Sheila Selman at sheila.selman@goshennews.com.