Religion calendar: 3/8


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 as well as a reflection of his life and the 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. This Sunday host will be Rev. Gregory Seltz’s message is “God’s Search and Rescue for the Lost” - If we care about finding lost things, especially precious things, God cares infinitely more. (Luke 15:1-3, 11-32).

Christian Seniors Interacting, sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Perrysburg, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 200 Zoar Dr., Perrysburg. $3. Lunch provided, reservation required. Information: 419-872-0846.

Theology with Toast, 10 a.m. 2nd Wednesday each month, Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S. Wynn Rd. No reservations needed. Coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Father 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.

Lenten Worship with Soup Suppers, Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 6517 Finzel Rd., Whitehouse, through March 20. Suppers at 6 p.m., worship at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Information:

Lenten Worship Wednesdays, noon and 7:30 p.m., St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave., Wednesday, Kindness in an Unkind World; March 20, The Power of Generosity; March 27, Faithfulness in Relationships; Maundy Thursday and March 28, Gentleness = Real Strength, and March 29, Gaining Control of Self. Information: 419-243-8189.

Christian Festival Choir Seeks New Members, area singers invited to join choir in preparation for annual spring concert “Exaltation 2013” in April. Rehearsals from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Calvary Assembly of God, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. Rehearsals to continue on Saturdays until the concert. Information: 419-865-5795, 419-260-8284, or

Ministry of the Watchman Empowerment meeting, School of the Prophets Format, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sisters of Notre Dame Church, 3837 Secor Rd. The Rev. Barbara Williams teach the Word of God and empower you to do the Works of God. School of the Prophets Format setting. No registration fee. All welcome. Transportation available for Cleveland and Detroit. Information: 1-800-560-9240.

Rosary Cathedral Concert Series, 4 p.m. Sunday, 2535 Collingwood Blvd. Toledo Symphony Orchestra, 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. Sunday, Holy Spirit Catholic Community, 3535 Executive Pkwy. Holy Spirit Catholic Community Mass on Sundays at 5:30 p.m.

Biblical Storytelling Teaching Method, 9 to 11 a.m. March 16, Family Christian Center, 2728 N. King Rd. The class offers a simple method to teach biblical lessons. Instructor: The Rev. Igor Beaufils. Information: 419-885-HOPE.

The Rev. Alan Jones lecture, What It Means to be a Christian in the 21st Century, part of the Bill Chidester Lecture Series. March 16-17, Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St., Sylvania. Lecture from 4 to 5:30 p.m. March 16, including 30 minutes of Q & A. Cost: $10 March 16. March 17 lecture at 9:20 a.m. between services. All are welcome. Information: 419-882-0048.

Holy Week & Easter Services

Sylvania First United Methodist, 7000 Erie St., Sylvania. 9:30 a.m. March 23, Easter Eggstravaganza with free hot breakfast and egg hunt, crafts, and coloring contest. 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. March 24, Palm Sunday service with the communion service. 7 p.m. March 28, Holy Thursday service with the message, “A Servant’s Heart.” 5:30 p.m. March 30 is not a celebration of Easter; rather, this service will reflect on the time between Good Friday and Easter and prepare our hearts for Easter. Easter Sunday services at 7 a.m., 9 a.m., and 11 a.m. March 31, with a free hot breakfast served in Fellowship Hall between services. Information: 419-882-2205.

Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 6517 Finzel Rd., Whitehouse, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. March 24, Palm Sunday, a festive procession begins our remembrance of 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, afternoon worship to focus on Jesus’ last seven words; evening worship, “The Grief of Twelve Men,” centers on the disciples’ testimonies. 5 p.m. March 30, “The Promises of Jesus,” remembering our Lord’s death and burial. 8 a.m. and 10 a.m March 31, Easter Sunday, worship services celebrate Christ’s resurrection. Continental breakfast, fellowship hall, at 9 a.m.

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

Seven Last Words of Christ, 7 p.m. March 28, Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St., Sylvania. 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 musical, 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.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Annual Men’s Day, 9 a.m. March 16, prayer breakfast and the Rev. John D. Walthall III from Mt. Arath Baptist Church as speaker, and 9:25 a.m. March 17, after Sunday school will be morning service at 10:45 a.m. with our own Pastor James H. Willis, Sr. The afternoon portion of the Men’s Day Service begins at 4 p.m. with guest Dr. Robert G. Birt and Glass City Church of Christ. Information: 419-246-2886.

The Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus, 70-voice touring chorus conducted by Timothy Cloeter, concert of sacred and secular music, 3 p.m. March 17, First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Second St., Perrysburg. Information: 419-874-1911 or

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

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