Church to install Jantzen as pastor
Susan Jantzen will be installed as pastor of First Mennonite Church, Hillsboro, Sunday morning, May 8.
Clarence Rempel, Western District Confer?ence minister, will conduct the installation. Guests from the community are welcome to attend.
Jantzen has most recently served as director of ministries at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton. Before that she was the interim pastor of Deer Creek (Okla.) Mennonite Church.
Jantzen and husband Jim served with Mennonite Central Committee in Chad, Africa, from 1984 to 1987. She has been the director of Mennonite Women and manager of Faith and Life Bookstore in Newton.
Jantzen has a master?s degree from Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Mo., and has studied at the Great Plains extension of Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, which is located in Newton. She is a graduate of Bethel College.
Jantzen is licensed toward ordination by Western District Conference of Mennonite Church USA.
A native of Hillsboro, Jantzen was born while her father, Henry Claassen, was a teacher in the school system. The Jantzens, who have two adult sons, will be living at 306 S. Kennedy.
HHS graduation moving to stadium
The ceremonies for Hillsboro High School?s 105th graduating class will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Joel H. Wiens Stadium.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be in Robert C. Brown Gymnasium.
Concert to feature choir, solo winners
Three student instrumental soloists and the Tabor College Concert Choir will be in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at Hills?boro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.
The soloists selected for the concert were the winners in the music department?s Concerto Competition last winter, and will perform solo concertos, accompanied by the Tabor College Community Orchestra.
Soloists will be pianist Benjamin Heyen, performing Schumann?s ?Piano Concerto in A Minor;? flautist Megan Souter, performing Mozart?s ?Flute Concerto in G Major;? and pianist Naomi Toews, performing Mozart?s ?Piano Concerto in D Major.?
The Concert Choir will conclude the concert with Schubert?s ?Magnificat? for chorus and orchestra.
The performances will be directed by Richard Cantwell, professor of instrumental music, and Brad Vogel, professor of choral music.
Admission for adults is $5; students are admitted free of charge.
Church fundraiser planned May 5
The Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church is having a bake sale at the May 5 Hillsboro Farmers? Market.
Items for sale include zwieback, cinnamon rolls, pie and other baked goods.
All proceeds will go to Mission USA, a national church-planting ministry.
Lincolnville church to close May 22
The Lincolnville United Methodist Church is closing May 22, according to an official at the church. The last morning worship is at 10 a.m. May 22 in the church sanctuary.
Pastor Kennedy Mukwindidza, a former pastor, will be the guest speaker. Pastor Rick Saylor, Hutchinson District Superintendent of the Kansas West United Methodist Conference will perform the deconsecrating of the sanctuary.
One official said some say they believe the Lincolnville United Methodist Church is the oldest sanctuary still in use in Marion County. The congregation celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1987.
Following the service, a meal will be served at the Lincolnville Community Center.
Members, past and present, are invited to attend the meal and service.
Reservations are not necessary, but if more information is desired, call Lynley Remy, 785-983-4828, Betty Bevan, 785-983-4345 or Clay Simons, 785-924-5749.
USDA commodity distribution near
The U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities this month include beef in natural juice, green beans, mixed fruit, vegetable soup, orange juice, dried cherries and cherry apple juice.
Other items are ultra high temperature milk, cranberry sauce and applesauce. These commodities will be available May 12 at the senior centers.
Each senior center will distribute the items according to their own schedule, according to the Marion County Department on Aging.
CHS to recognize students May 10
Centre High School will have iits annual academic/athletic banquet at 6:30 p.m. May 10 in the CHS gymnasium.
The event allows faculty and coaches to recognize the accomplishments of the student-athletes for the 2010-11 year.
For more information, call 785-983-4321.