Religion calendar: 11-17


The Lutheran Hour WPOS (102.3) Sunday 7 a.m. and on XM satellite radio dial 170 at 1 p.m. Host, Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus. Sunday speaker will be Rev. Gregory Seltz.

Philippine-American Catholic Council Novena and Mass, 7 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, St. Clement Church, 3030 Tremainsville Rd.

Theology with Toast, 10 a.m. second Wednesday each month, Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S. Wynn Rd., Oregon. Coffee and rolls, 9:30 a.m. Information: 698-0405.

Toledo Country Limits is an outreach ministry of the Church of St. Andrew United, 3620 Heatherdowns, “Classic Country Showcase,” 6 p.m. first Saturday of each month.

The Christian Festival Choir  invites area singers to join in preparation for annual Christmas benefit, the cantata “Journey of Promises.” Donations from free concert go to Mom’s House. Rehearsals 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Calvary Assembly of God, 5025 Glendale Ave. Information:, 41-865-5795 or 419-260-8284.

Christian Seniors Interacting  sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Perrysburg 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 200 Zoar Dr., Perrysburg. Lunch provided. Cost: $3. Reservation required, 419-872-0846.

The office of Hispanic Ministries of the Diocese of Toledo and the Institute OCP (Oregon Catholic Press) present a day of formation for Liturgical Musicians, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, St. Wendelin Parish, 313 N. Wood St., Fostoria. All presentations will be in Spanish. Registration fee: $25 per person. Information: 419-244-6711 ext. 714.

St. Rose Church women’s conference features broadcast journalist Teresa Tomeo, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, 215 E. Front St., Perrysburg. Ms. Tomeo wrote the best-seller “Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture.” Cost, $30, includes light breakfast and lunch. Information: 419-874-4559 or www.saint

The Body of United Church of God celebrates Pastor Dewayne and First Lady Starlett Braxton’s second pastor’s appreciation 4 p.m. Sunday, 1122 Bronson Ave. An open invitation to come and celebrate.

Lecture by Robert J. Russell, 7 p.m. Sunday, Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St., Sylvania. Mr. Russell is the founder and director of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences and the Ian G. Barbour Professor of Theology and Science in residence at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, Calif. Scientists in Congregations speaker series. Reception to follow. Free. Information: 419-882-0048.

True Vine Missionary Baptist Church annual men and women’s day, 10:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, 739 Russell St. Guest at 10:45 is evangelist Tiffany Reynolds, Crusader for Christ. Speaker at 4 p.m. is Pastor Derek Arnold.

St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish Liturgical Choir, handbell choir and soloists concert, 7 p.m. Nov. 20, 4201 Heatherdowns. Free.

Community of Christ Lutheran Church Thanksgiving praise service 6 p.m. Sunday at church, 6517 Finzel Rd., Whitehouse. Led by guitars and piano. A traditional Thanksgiving eve worship Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Information:

David Brickner, executive director of Jews for Jesus speaks at 9:30 a.m. and 11:20 a.m. Sunday at Christian Fellowship, 7112 Pillod Rd., Holland. Information: 419-866-1332.

Collingwood Presbyterian’s first-ever Consecration Sunday with celebration luncheon 10 a.m. Sunday, 2108 Collingwood. Guest speaker: Rev. Joberta Patrick of Toledo’s Old West End and pastor of Miracle Tabernacle in Detroit. Information, reservations: 419-243-3275.

St. Andrew United Methodist Thanksgiving Eve service 7 p.m. Wednesday, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. Please bring nonperishable food to donate to Feed Your Neighbor.

Advent Worship Services 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28, Zion Lutheran Church, 8307 Memorial Hwy., Ottawa Lake, Mich.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Thanksgiving eve service, 7 p.m. Nov. 21, 4125 Pickle Rd., Oregon. Songs, sharing, and communion. Pie fellowship hour follows.

Zoar Lutheran Church second event in adult education series on human trafficking, 7 p.m. Nov. 27, 314 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Film: "Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth," a documentary on sexual exploitation of children as the nation’s fastest-growing organized crime.

St. Thomas Aquinas Church night of worship 7 p.m. Nov. 28, 729 White St. Worship leader, songwriter, and compassion advocate Chris Bray, a multiple award winner for gospel music association. Free admission. Love offering.

Sinclair Handbell Choir in concert 7 p.m. Nov. 30, Woodville United Methodist Church, 201 W. First St., Woodville. Holiday music on Schulmerich handbells and Malmark Choir Chimes. Information: 419-849-2400 or 419-849-3004.

Rosary Cathedral Concert Series, 3 p.m. Dec. 2, 2535 Collingwood Blvd. Advent Lessons and Carols Cathedral Choir with Paul Monachino, director. Information: 419-244-9575.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Christmas concert 3 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 1825 Glendale Ave. Seasonal social, dance, comedy, instrumental offerings, and special featured artists: Bowsher Rebelaires; 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec 16, Night of Father’s Love, Christmas Cantata during worship. Information: 419-382-5644.

St. Stephen’s COGIC, "Jubilee of Praise" 4 p.m. Dec. 9, 5509 Dorr St.

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