Religion calendar: 2/16


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 at 7 a.m. and on XM satellite radio dial 170 at 1 p.m. Host, the Rev. Gregory Seltz, whose message is “Overcoming Temptation with the Word.” Jesus countered Satan’s temptations with the power of God’s Word. (Luke 4:1-13).

Franciscan Reflection Day with Father John Quigley, OFM, 1:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Regina Hall Conference Room, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. 1:30 p.m., “Francis: A Man for All Ages”; 3 p.m., Franciscan incarnational theology, and 4 p.m., Liturgy. Father Quigley is a recent leader of one of the pilgrimages to Assisi. Cost: $10, free for clergy/religious. Information:, 419-824-3515, or

Twenty-fifth Annual Black History Musical, 9775 Angola Rd., Holland, 4 p.m. Sunday.

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.

Lenten worship with soup suppers, Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 6517 Finzel Rd., Whitehouse, through March 20. Suppers begin at 6 p.m., worship at 7 p.m. Free-will offering accepted. All are welcome. Information: Regular worship at 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school, 9 a.m.

Theology with Toast, 10 a.m. second Wednesday monthly, Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S. Wynn Rd. Reservations not needed. Coffee, 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.

FamilyLife of Northwest Ohio, Art of Marriage presentation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Saturday, West Toledo YMCA, 2110 Tremainsville Rd. Six-session video event to help strengthen marriages. The six sessions aim to help couples grow and strengthen their marriages. Cost: $44 per couple before Feb. 7, and $49 per couple after Feb. 7. Information or to schedule: 419-340-9020.

Friendship Baptist Church, Black History Celebration, “Our Rhythm Our Voices.” 4 p.m. Friday, 5301 Nebraska Ave.

St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church, annual Youth Explosion Program, 5 p.m. Feb. 23, 416 Belmont Ave. First Lady Shirley M. Lyons will host. Various choirs, soloists, gospel rappers, and praise dancers featured. To participate or for information, 419-973-4197.

The Martins will be featured along with the inspiring comedy of Chonda Pierce, 7:30 p.m. March 8, Stewart Road Christian Ministries, 1199 Stewart Rd., Monroe. Information: 1-800-965-9324 or or

The deadline for news items for the Religion Calendar is noon Wednesday. Mail items to the Religion Editor, The Blade, 541 North Superior St., Toledo, Ohio 43660; fax to 419-724-6439, or email to For a listing in the Directory of Worship, call 419-724-6485. For retail advertising on the Religion pages, call 419-724-6350.