Religion calendar: 3/23


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. Dr. Ken Klaus's message is "The Death of Death," pastor Ken Klaus delivers a eulogy for the funeral of Death itself. (1Corinthians 15:55-57).

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. This Tuesday Bible Study with Elder Dennis Miller of Hope in Christ Church. Cost: $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.

Rosary Cathedral Concert Series 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 2535 Collingwood Blvd. Tenebrae Cathedral Choir with Paul Monachino as director. Information: 419-244-6711 ext. 716.

Phillips Temple CME Church annual Women's Day celebration "Woman to Woman, Soul to Soul," 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, 565 Palmwood Ave. Join us for a spiritual get away open to all women. Breakfast and lunch, workshops, games and give aways are just some of the fun activities that you experience as we fellowship together and refuel with time that is all about you. Cost: $25 per person. Information: 419-304-0083.

Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist Church free movie noon today, 918 Colburn St. The movie will be "The Passion of Christ." Information: 419-472-8747.

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 Saturdays, Calvary Assembly of God, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. Rehearsals to continue on Saturdays until the concert. Information: 419-865-5795, 419-260-8284, or

Holy Week & Easter Services

Sylvania First United Methodist, 7000 Erie St., Sylvania. 9:30 a.m. today, 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., Palm Sunday service with the communion service. 7 p.m. Thursday, 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., Palm Sunday, a festive procession begins the remembrance of Jesus' march into Jerusalem. 7 p.m. Thursday, remembrance of the Lord's last night with his 12 disciples. 12 p.m. and 7 p.m., 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. Saturday, "The Promises of Jesus," remembering our Lord's death and burial. 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., 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. Sunday at 3613 Monroe St. Chorus and orchestra directed by Kevin Bylsma, with organist Denise Mathias. Free.

Lenten Worship Wednesdays, noon and 7:30 p.m., St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave., The Power of Generosity; March 27, Lenten Evensong worship with Lourdes Chorus in Concert the chorus, directed by Karen T. Biscay, music department will perform several selections. Sermon topic "Faithfulness in Relationships," Maundy Thursday noon and 7:30 p.m. sermon topic Gentleness = Real Strength, and Good Friday 11:15 a.m. and Neighborhood Cross Walk and 8 p.m. Gaining Control of Self. Information: 419-243-8189.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4155 Pickle Rd., Oregon. 11 a.m. today annual Easter Egg Hunt. Palm Sunday special music and dramatic presentation of the Passion story will be included in the service; 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday service begins with Holy Communion; 6 a.m. Good Friday "The Passion" movie will be shown continuously ending at 7 p.m., the "Service of Darkness" will begin at 7 p.m. with the Seven Last Words of Jesus and East Sunday services will begin at 6:30, 8 and 10:30 a.m. all three services will include Holy communion, and the 10:30 a.m. service will feature the praise band. Information: 419-691-9407.

St. Michael Lutheran Church, 5760 W. Temperance Rd., Ottawa Lake, Mich., holy week schedule, Maundy Thursday 6 p.m. Seder meal and 7 p.m. worship service; Good Friday noon and 7 p.m. worship service; 1 p.m. Saturday Easter egg hunt, and 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunday sunrise service, 7:15 a.m. Easter breakfast, 8:30 a.m. traditional worship. Information: 734-856-2944.

Epworth United Methodist Church holy week, 4855 W. Central Ave., 8:30 a.m. Palm Sunday worship, 9:45 a.m. featuring the Chancel choir, Children's choir and Hand Bell choir and 11 a.m. contemporary worship with pastor Thomas preaching; Maundy Thursday worship 7:30 p.m. featuring the Chancel choir, Epworth drama and dance ministries. The Lord's Supper in the Upper room; 7:30 p.m. Good Friday worship and service of Tenebrae remembering our Lord's Passion on the Cross. 7 a.m. Easter Sunday sunrise service under the Valleyview portico pastor Williams-Young preaching Easter Festival Worship at 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. Information:

Holland Free Methodist Church, 6605 Angola Rd., Holland, holy week schedule, 10:40 a.m. Palm Sunday services; 7 p.m. Good Friday Tenebrae service and The Lord's Supper will also be observed with open communion for all followers of Christ; noon Saturday community Easter egg Hunt at the Strawberry Acres Park in Holland and 7 a.m. Easter Sunday sunrise service and breakfast, regular services at 10:40 a.m. Information: 419-865-4640.

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. Thursday, 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., Maundy Thursday with Holy Communion services and noon and 7 p.m., 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. Thursday and Friday, 6 p.m. March 30, 520 Bigelow Ave., Findlay. Free tickets: 419-422-8017, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.

River of Life Community Church is hosting Last Supper Reenactment 7 p.m. Thursday, 136 Tecumseh St., Dundee, Mich. Communion will follow and the evening will be concluded with inspirational music by candlelight and an opportunity to lay your burdens at the cross. Information: 734-529-5518.

Maumee United Methodist Church will be hosting a Seder, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 405 Sackett, Maumee, the seder will be led by Minister Chuck Van Wormer of the Adat Adonai congregation of Messianic Jews discovering the Jewis Jesus. This will be a worship experience around a table of special and significant foods that are symbolic of God's liberation of Israel from Egypt. Reservations required. Cost: $3 p.m. and 5th grader and younger are free. Information: 419-893-8761.

Bowling Green State University Men's Chorus, 70-voice touring chorus conducted by Timothy Cloeter, concert of sacred and secular music, 3 p.m. Easter 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. Easter Sunday, 4625 Heatherdowns Blvd. An opportunity for the community to worship together. Doors open at 10 a.m. Information:

Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, 831 N. Detroit Ave. will be hosting Good Friday service at noon with guest pastors. Information: 419-246-8561.

Eastminster United Presbyterian Church, 725 Navarre Ave., 9 a.m. Easter breakfast and worship service at 10:45 a.m. Everyone welcome.

The Consecrated Covenant Churches in action Good Friday service 7 p.m. Faithway COGIC, 1122 Nebraska Ave. "The Last Seven Words of Christ."

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