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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. Today we will showcase well-known artist Kenny Rogers. Hits will be performed, and a reflection of his life and the ups and downs of his life and his recording career will be given.

A Men’s Retreat, 8 a.m., today, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4155 Pickle Rd., Oregon. Breakfast, 8 a.m. Retreat to feature “Stepping Up” video event featuring Dennis Rainey, Mark Driscoll, and others. Event is open to everyone.

The Lutheran Hour, WPOS (102.3) Sunday, 7 a.m. and on XM satellite radio dial 170 at 1 p.m. Host on Sunday will be the Rev. Gregory Seltz, whose message is “Great Escape? No, Great Rescue!” If you feel imprisoned by any aspect of your life, God can open the doors of faith that bring forgiveness, freedom, and joy. (1 Corinthians 10:1-11).

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 times, Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 9 a.m.

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

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

Afternoon of Prayer and Reflection with the Rev. Jim Bacik, 1 to 5 p.m. today, Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. Cost: $10 preregistration and $15 at door. Information:, 419-824-3624 or 419-410-5895.

Our Lady of Toledo Shrine spiritual committee meeting noon today, 655 S. Coy Rd., Oregon. Rosary for Life and Chaplet of Devine Mercy at 2 p.m.

Making Tough Decisions Discussed at Lifetree Cafe, Lifetree Cafe Maumee, 405 Sackett St., Maumee. How to make difficult decisions to be explored at Lifetree Cafe throughout the week starting Monday. It also take 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 available. Information: 970-292-4697 or

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

Joseph and Susan Martin, master’s class and concert, 1 to 4 p.m. March 9, with concert at 7 p.m. Also participating in the 10:30 a.m. workshop March 10, First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo, 6520 Pilliod Rd., Holland. Seeking interested vocal musicians and choirs. Cost: $10 per person to cover cost of music to be used during the session. Free-will offering accepted during the concert. Reservations by Tuesday. 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, Sister of Notre Dame Church, 3837 Secor. The Rev. Barbara Williams, will teach the Word of God, and empower you to do the Works of God. School of the Prophets setting. Spirit-Fille, nondenominational, and Bible-based. No registration fee. Love offering taken. All welcome. Transportation available for Cleveland and Detroit. Information: 1-800-560-9240.

Rosary Cathedral Concert Series, 4 p.m. March 10, 2535 Collingwood Blvd. Toledo Symphony, Bruckner, Symphony #2, with Stephan Sanderling as conductor. Cost: $35. Information: 419-246-8000.

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

Heritage Church of God will start a Thursday night church 7 p.m. March 21, 3520 Strayer Rd., Maumee. Information:

Holy Week & Easter Services

Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 6517 Finzel Rd., Whitehouse, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. March 24 Palm Sunday, a festive procession will begin our remembering Jesus’ march into Jerusalem; 7 p.m. March 28, remembrance of our Lord’s last night with his 12 disciples; 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 29, Good Friday, the afternoon worship service will focus on the seven last words of Jesus, the evening worship service, “The Grief of Twelve Men” will center on the testimonies of the 12 disciples; 5 p.m. March 30, “The Promises of Jesus,” remembering our Lord’s death and burial, vigil worship hour will be a service to remember, and 8 a.m. and 10 a.m Easter Sunday, worship services celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. A staffed nursery is available for the 10 a.m. service. Continental breakfast will be in the fellowship hall at 9 a.m.

Pilgrim Church free Easter morning breakfast, 9 a.m. March 31, 1375 W. Sylvania Ave. Bring family and friends to fellowship over breakfast, then celebrate the Risen Lord. Service at 10 a.m.

Seven Last Words of Christ, 7 p.m. March 28, Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St., Sylvania. s Tenebrae service presented by Theodore Dubois with chancel choir with small chamber orchestra, organist Sally Mossing, conductor Lucinda Garmenn, soloists pastor Samuel Buehrer, Nathan Haase, and Janet Hildebrandt. All are welcome. Information: 419-882-0048.

First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Holy Week schedule, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 28, Maundy Thursday with Holy Communion services and noon and 7 p.m. March 29, Good Friday worship services and March 30, 11 a.m. Easter egg hunt, March 31, Easter breakfast at 8 a.m. and worship at 9 a.m. with Holy Communion. Information: 419-385-2514.

Upper Room Church of God,He’s Alive, an Easter musicalUpper Room Church of God, 7 p.m. March 28-29 and 6 p.m. March 30, 520 Bigelow Ave., Findlay. Free tickets: 419-422-8017, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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