Religion calendar: 2/22


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. This first Saturday, we’ll showcase well- known artist Kenny Rogers. His hits be performed and the night will include a reflection of his life, with ups and downs of his life and his recording career.

The Lutheran Hour, WPOS (102.3) Sunday 7 a.m. and on XM satellite radio dial 170 at 1 p.m. Host, the Rev. Ken Klaus’ message is “Never Alone.” Jesus understands our loneliness, but we will never fully comprehend his. (Psalm 25:16).

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. Information: 419-872-0846. Tuesday, Bible study with intern David Kamphius of Zoar Lutheran Church. Program: “Emergencies” with American Red Cross.

The Roses of Calvary Flower ministry, food taster, 4 p.m. Sunday, Calvary Baptist Church, 702 Collingwood Blvd. Speaker will be Gloria Tisdale.

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

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 at 9:30 a.m. March 13, the Rev. Joe Weigman will present "Pathways of Prayer."

Philippine-American Catholic Council Novena and Mass, 7 p.m. first Wednesday of 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.

St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church, annual Youth Explosion Program, 5 p.m. Saturday, 416 Belmont Ave. First Lady Shirley M. Lyons will host the event. Various choirs, soloist, gospel rappers, and praise dancers are participating. More participants welcome and should contact the church. Information: 419-973-4197.

Join Father Jim Bacik for an afternoon of prayer and reflection, 1 to 5 p.m. March 2, Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. Cost: $10 preregistration and $15 at door. Information:, 419-824-3624 or 419-410-5895.

Making Tough Decisions at Lifetree Cafe, Lifetree Cafe Maumee, 405 Sackett St., Maumee. How to make difficult decisions will be explored at Lifetree Cafe throughout the week of March 3. It also takes place at Francis Family YMCA, 2000 W. Dean Rd., Temperance. The program, “Making Life’s Toughest Decisions,”" features a screening of the award-winning short film “The Last Race.” Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Information: 970-292-4697 or

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

Joseph and Susan Martin, professional vocalist, 1 to 4 p.m. master’s class and 7 p.m. concert March 9. Also participating in the 10:30 a.m. worship service March 10, First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo, 6520 Pilliod Rd., Holland. For interested vocal musicians and choirs. Cost: $10 per person to cover the cost of music to will be used during the session. Free-will offering to be collected for the concert. Reservations by March 4. Information: 419-865-9171, or

Ministry of the Watchman Empowerment meeting, School of the Prophets Format, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 9, Sisters of Notre Dame Church, 3837 Secor Rd. The Rev. Barbara Williams will teach the Word of God and empower 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 for Cleveland and Detroit. Information: 1-800-560-9240.

Pink Smoke over the Vatican documentary on women’s ordination in the Roman Catholic faith, 2 to 3 p.m. March 10, Holy Spirit Catholic Community, 3535 Executive Pkwy. Holy Spirit Catholic Community Mass, 5:30 p.m. Sundays at 5:30 p.m.

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