Religion calendar: 3/16


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 7 a.m. and on XM satellite radio dial 170 at 1 p.m. This Sunday’s host will be Rev. Gregory Seltz, whose message is “Be Like Jesus” to be ready to love and care for the people God sends into your life. In this, we can be like Christ. (Philippians 2:5-11).

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 Road.

Lenten Worship with Soup Suppers, Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 6517 Finzel Road, 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

Biblical Storytelling Teaching Method, 9 to 11 a.m. today, Family Christian Center, 2728 N. King Road. 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. Today and Sunday, Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St., Sylvania. Lecture from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today, including 30 minutes of Q & A. Cost: $10 for Saturday. Sunday lecture at 9:20 a.m. between services. All are welcome. Information: 419-882-0048.

United Missionary Baptist Church play “Women of the Bible, “ 4 p.m. today, 2705 Monroe St. Presented by the board of Christian Education.

Winebrenner Seminary presented by Findlay Ministerial Association, 7 p.m. Sunday, TLB Auditorium, 950 N. Main St., Findlay. Presentations by: Robert A. Fry Findlay municipal court judge, Lance Finley Youth & Family Ministries Churches of God, and Rev. William Reist, Sr., pastor College First Church of God.

3 Nights of Spiritual Impartation with pastor L. D. Roessler, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, Praise Church, 500 W. Broadway St., North Baltimore. Service times are 6 p.m. Sunday with a special Kidz Connection Ministry along with worship service and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Come get empowered and ignited. Information: 419-408-HOPE.

Dave Yonke Editor, Community Manager for religion website, Toledo Faith & Values will be guest speaker 11 a.m. Friday, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 515 College Dr., Bowling Green. His topic will be “Religion News on the Web.” Manuscript critiques from 1 to 2 p.m. All writers are welcome. Information: 419-882-3705.

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 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 service to reflect on the time between Good Friday and Easter and prepare hearts for Easter. Easter Sunday services at 7 a.m., 9 a.m., and 11 a.m. with a free hot breakfast in the Fellowship Hall between services. Information: 419-882-2205.

Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 6517 Finzel Road, Whitehouse, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. March 24, Palm Sunday, a festive procession begins the remembrance of Jesus’ march into Jerusalem. 7 p.m. March 28, remembrance of the 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.

Monroe Street United Methodist Church concert series presents Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, and the Concerto in E-flat by C.P.E. Bach, 7 p.m. March 24 at 3613 Monroe St. Chorus and orchestra directed by Kevin Bylsma, with organist Denise Mathias. Free.

Free Easter Morning Breakfast, Pilgrim Church, 9 a.m. March 31, 1375 W. Sylvania Ave. 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.

Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus, 70-voice touring chorus conducted by Timothy Cloeter, concert of sacred and secular music, 3 p.m. Sunday, 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. Thursday, 3520 Strayer Rd., Maumee. Information:

Easter Celebration of Christian Music by Raine Austen, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sandusky State Theater, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Special pricing for churches and groups: Information: 419-626-1950 or 1-877-626-1950.

Easter at Stranahan Theater with Church of the Cross, 11 a.m. March 31, 4625 Heatherdowns Blvd. An opportunity for the community to worship together. Doors open at 10 a.m. Information:

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