Religion calendar: 1-19


Toledo Country Limits, outreach ministry of the Church of St. Andrew United, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. Traditional church service every Saturday evening featuring live country music.

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’s host will be host the Rev. Gregory Seltz; message is "The Lord Who Brings Celebration to Life," Jesus turns the bitter water of our despair and defeat into the wine of eternal life. (John 2:1-11).

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. $3. Lunch provided, reservation required. 419-872-0846.

Theology with Toast, 10 a.m. second Wednesday each month, Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S. Wynn Rd. No reservations needed. Coffee and rolls, 9:30 a.m.

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

Christian Motorcycle Group “Wind Worshippers” 7 p.m. second Tuesday each month, Maumee United Methodist Church, 405 Sackett St., Maumee. Information: 419-893-8761.

Sylvania United Church of Christ lecture by Martin Marty, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:20 to 10:20 a.m. Sunday, 7240 Erie St., Sylvania. What It Means To Be a Christian in the 21st century. Information: 419-882-0048 or

Phillips Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Women’s Day celebration kickoff with a gospel concert and soul food buffet, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, United Methodist Church of St. Andrews, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. Cost: $20. Information:, 419-283-9836, or 419-902-5772.

It’s Hymn Sing Time Again, hosted by Prince of Peach Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. Sunday, 8124 Ida East Rd., Ida, Mich. Refreshments provided. Information: 734-848-4774 of

Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration at All Saints Lutheran Church, 4 p.m. Sunday, 5445 Heatherdowns Blvd. Pastor Angela Kahabeb of St. Peter of Delphos, Ohio, a recently ordained pastor of the ELCA, will preach. Refreshments to be served after the service. Information: 419-865-7701 or

LoSalem Baptist Church, celebrating the legacy and memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., 10 a.m. Monday, 660 Vance St. The speaker for the service will be Bishop D. Tisdale of Friendship Full Gospel Baptist Church.

Our Lady of Toledo Shrine, continuous Rosary for unborn babies, 9 a.m. through 9 p.m. Monday, 655 S. Coy Rd., Oregon. All are welcome.

Warren AME Church, 2013 Gospel Extravaganza, 4 p.m. Jan. 26, 915 Collingwood Blvd. Calling all praise treams, choirs, praise dancers, vocalist, step, drill, poets, rap, or mime. Featuring youth and young adults. Information: Ernest Faulkner, 419-885-2889, or Darlene Sawyer, 419-490-5656.

Catholic Women’s Breakfast with Chris Norton of Huron, Ohio, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Clarion Inn and Conference Center, 3422 Port Clinton Rd., Fremont. Event sponsored by Magnificat, Our Lady of the Lake Chapter. To register, contact Hortensia Clevenger, 316 Wexford Dr., Huron, Ohio 44839. Cost: $15 per person. Information: 419-602-0627 or

Sylvania First United Methodist Church, first men’s group is holding a free screening of the movie Courageous for fathers and their children. Pizza dinner at 5 p.m., followed by the movie, Jan. 27. Free tickets can be picked up in the church office on Sundays in January or by contacting the church office. On Jan. 28, Brian McLaren, an author and former pastor, will give a presentation from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $25. These events will take place at the church, 7000 Erie St., Sylvania. Information: 419-882-2205.

Garden Park Christian Church, Understanding Islam, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2, and 9:30 to 10:50 a.m. Feb. 3, 8605 Salisbury Rd., Monclova. George and Zina Al-Salty, who have served as missionaries and church planters in Arab countries, will present a weekend event designed for Christians to learn about the Islamic faith and culture. The event is free and all are welcome. Information: 419-868-7700, or

Bono Baptist Church, showing of the movie Courageous, 3 p.m. Feb. 3, 967 Main St., Bono, Ohio. Admission is free; also 7 p.m. Feb. 6, eight-week studies for men: Challenging men to be the bold and intentional leaders of their homes, and challenging women to embrace and thrive in God’s beautiful and eternal call on their lives. Information: 419-836-3909.

Dare to believe! The title of the Christ the King parish mission to be conducted by Father John Graden, 7 p.m. Feb. 4 through Feb. 7, in the church, 4100 Harvest Ln. Father Graden will meet and invite at all weekend Masses on Feb. 2 and 3. The mission is open to all in the Toledo area who wish to come and be energized by the uplifting experiences of the services.

Ministry of the Watchman Empowerment meeting, School of the Prophets format, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 9, Sisters of Notre Dame Church, 3837 Secor Rd. The Rev. Barbara Williams will be the teacher. She will teach the Word of God and empower those in attendance to do the works of God. School of the Prophets setting. Spirit-filled, nondenominational, and Bible-based. No registration fee. Love offering taken. All welcome. Transportation available from Cleveland and Detroit. Information: 216-233-1757.

Rosary Cathedral Concert Series, 3 p.m. Feb. 10, 2535 Collingwood Blvd., Vox Choralis with director Dave Jaronowski. Information: 419-244-9575.

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