Religion Calendar: 11-24


The Lutheran Hour, WPOS (102.3) Sunday 7 a.m. and on XM satellite radio dial 170 at 1 p.m. Host, the Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus. Sunday speaker will be the 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, outreach ministry of the Church of St. Andrew United, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd., “Classic Country Showcase,” 6 p.m. first Saturday of each month. Toledo Country Limits showcases classic country music by featuring an evening of old-fashioned country gospel songs.

The Christian Festival Choir, invites area singers to join in preparation for its 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. until the concert at Whitmer High School on Dec. 13. Information: or 419-865-5795 or 419-260-8284.

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

Servants Heart Christian Church, three-day revival, 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 702 Stebbins St. Guest speaker Elder John Oliver from Mount Calvary Church, Youngstown, Ohio. Theme: “It’s Your Season.”

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

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

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

Sinclair Handbell Choir, in concert 7 p.m. Friday, 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.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Advent lessons and carols 3 p.m. Dec. 2, 8330 Lewis Ave., Temperance, and Advent Vesper 7 p.m. Dec. 11. Information: 734-847-2805

Advent by Candlelight for women 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2, Lial Renewal Center, 5908 Davis Rd., Whitehouse. The evening includes candlelight ambience, fellowship with other women, music, dessert, presentations, and prayer. Guest speakers will be Sister Jan Marie Lonsway, house director of Path to Life: Hope Home, and Sisters of Notre Dame Associate Sara Best. All women age 18 and older are welcome. Women may register as a group or as an individual. Fee: $10 per person. Register online at or send your name, address, and check to Lial Renewal Center, 5908 Davis Rd., Whitehouse, Ohio 43571. Information: 419-877-0432.

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

First United Methodist’s Christmas concert, 11 a.m. Dec. 9, 200 W. Second, Perrysburg. The concert will feature almost 50 musicians from Perrysburg and the surrounding area. A special blend of familiar carols and newer seasonal songs will take you on a journey back to that very first Christmas. Free and is part of the music outreach program of the church. Information: 419-874-1911 or

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