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Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Christ in the Passover

Passover Cup

This time of worship showed the link between the ancient Festival of Redemption and Christ as the Lamb of God — people joined us for an evening they'll never forget! Scripture, as well as visual items, were used to walk through a Jewish Passover Seder; weaving the story of the Exodus together with the life, death and resurrection of Christ. The words Jesus spoke in the upper room came alive as each Hebraic item was carefully explained.

We hosted this Model Seder, led by Heather Drake, on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 6:30pm. People experienced what the disciples experienced at the Passover, seeing, smelling, and tasting the elements involved at such a gathering. Open communion was offered as part of this service. Here is the event our Facebook Events Page.



Monday, March 4, 2013

Bluffton University’s Camerata Singers performed in concert at 7p.m., Monday, March 4, 2013 at Roanoke Mennonite Church.

The local appearance was part of the select choral group’s spring-break tour in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas and Michigan. Its 25 members, which included Roanoke Mennonite's very own Aidan Kennell, represented a variety of academic disciplines across campus. The conductor, Dr. Mark J. Suderman, is a professor of music and director of choral activities at Bluffton.

"Promises of God’s Reign” was the concert theme. The music explored four promises: peace, comfort, hope and deliverance. Each section of the program used passages of Scripture to introduce the music connected with those promises.

The choral selections in the program came from a variety of textual and musical sources, including major works, spirituals, gospel music, hymn tunes and pieces from various historical periods.

Founded in 1899 in northwest Ohio, the university is part of the education mission of Mennonite Church USA. Its legacy is expressed today through the enduring values of discovery, community, respect and service that are woven into the academic program and campus life. Bluffton students go into the world prepared for life as well as for their chosen vocation.