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It’s been three long months since the First Baptist Church closed to the public and went to online services due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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Social distancing or no social distancing in church? With the recent re-opening of Brown County with no restrictions, including social distancing related to COVID-19, Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Horton has a new seating plan to satisfy both choices.

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The past week was an unusually quiet week around the parsonage. It enabled me to do something that I have wanted to do all summer long. Nothing. I am not bragging or anything, but I can do nothing right up there with the best of them.

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The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Horton will celebrate Pentecost each Sunday night of June (except Father’s Day on June 21) with “Deeper Prayer” services beginning at 6 p.m. at the church, 1201 Central Ave in Horton.

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the annual National Day of Prayer has NOT been canceled nor postponed. The Horton observance, scheduled for 12:15-12:45 p.m. Thursday, May 7, will have a different location and layout this year, however.

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To my fellow Veterans, First Responders, and Citizens as we move through a Biblical time in our planet’s history, we need to stay strong and diligent. Our country & Citizens counted on us when in uniform and now as Veterans and First Responders we must protect all those in need. May God …

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Zion United Methodist Women met at 2 p.m. on March 5 at Vintage Park. President Hazel Steely welcomed six members and one guest. All read the UMW Purpose in unison followed by the Litany, “In Honor of Women Here and Around the World.”

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“Awaken Horton: He is Risen” is the upcoming sequel to Horton’s 48-hour weekend of prayer and fasting held last November right before Thanksgiving. Sisters-in-law Libbey Linck and Whitney Linck, excited by the success of the previous prayer weekend, are calling the Horton community to unite …

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“Awaken Horton: He is Risen” is the upcoming sequel to Horton’s 48-hour weekend of prayer and fasting held last November right before Thanksgiving. Sisters-in-law Libbey Linck and Whitney Linck, excited by the success of the previous prayer weekend, are calling the Horton community to unite …

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Pastor Alvin “Dobie” Weasel, from Omaha, Neb., will be the guest speaker for a one-day revival on Sunday, March 29 at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 120l Central in Horton.

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Women of all ages are invited to deepen their faith thru a bible study based on The Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs. Beginning March 18, this 8-week study will introduce us to three women named Mary, each of whom has a life-changing encounter with Jesus.

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Area residents are encouraged to take a moment to lay down their burdens and be refreshed at a special Night of Worship at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6 at Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 1201 Central in Horton.

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Zion United Methodist Women met at 2 p.m. on Feb. 6 at Vintage Park. President Hazel Steely welcomed six members and two guests. The group recited the UMW Purpose in unison. Hazel offered prayer for the joys and concerns that were shared. The Minutes and treasurer’s report of the January mee…

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People are invited to take a moment to lay down burdens and be refreshed at a special Night of Worship at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6 at Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 1201 Central in Horton.

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The regular meeting of the Zion Lutheran LWML was at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11. President Lela Middendorf called the meeting to order with 3 members present. Diane Davis provided the Bible Study entitled “On Valentine’s Day… A Real Love Connection” reminding us that there is so much more th…

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Now that the holidays are settling down, the Hiawatha First United Methodist Church Youth Group wants to pamper local residents with a spaghetti dinner and live music on Sunday, Feb. 23.

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Pastor Andrew Finch of the First United Methodist Church in Hiawatha, along with the Fun and Fellowship Committee, will be hosting a Chili Cook Off Contest and Fellowship at noon on Sunday, Jan. 26.

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Zion United Methodist Women met at 2 p.m. on Jan. 2 at Vintage Park. President Hazel Steely welcomed six members and two guests. The group recited the UMW Purpose in unison. Pastor Darlene Sheffer offered prayer for the joys and concerns that were shared. The minutes and treasurer report of …

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Zion United Methodist Women met at noon on Dec. 5 at Vintage Park. After a delicious covered dish lunch, President Hazel Steely welcomed six members and one guest by reading a daily devotion from the “Upper Room.”

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The regular meeting of the Zion Lutheran LWML was at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10. President Lela Middendorf called the meeting to order with four members present. Lela opened the meeting with devotions entitled “Sweet Season.”

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Church of the Lord Jesus Christ (CLJC) invites everyone to take time out of the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations to enjoy one hour of inspirational music at a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24 at the church, 120l Central in Horton.

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Seven members and guest Joyce Brockhoff met at Vintage Park at 2 p.m. on Nov. 6. Hazel Steely, president, welcomed all present and gave a reading “The Joy of Giving.” All read the Purpose together. Joys and concerns were listed with Pastor Darlene Sheffer giving prayer. The minutes and treas…

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Horton’s annual Festival of Lights Christmas Luminarias, set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, is sponsored by the South Brown County Ministerial Association (SBCMA).

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1869-2019 – 150 years as an organized church, Upper Wolf Lutheran Church-ELCA, 5 miles southeast of Robinson, has been serving God, and the people of the community that surrounds the church. Starting with David Earhart, grandfather to Amelia Earhart, who in 1860 to 1868, began his traveling …

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The Zion United Methodist Women’s group and guests met at the church at 6 p.m. Oct. 10. Guests were two district officers Cindy Ladd and Linda Montgomery, Joyce Brockhoff, ladies from Bellevue United Methodist Church, Dorothy Diveley, Betty Snyder, Eula Mae Drake and members of the Zion Circ…

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The regular monthly meeting of the Zion Lutheran LWML was at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9. President Lela Middendorf, called the meeting to order with 4 members present.

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Horton and Hiawatha will be among thousands of cities across the United States and Canada to stand up for the unborn on Sunday, Oct. 6 by forming a Life Chain — a prayerful, peaceful, nonpolitical show of support for those who have no voice.