Religion calendar: 4/27


It’s All Holy: A World View for our Times — A day with Louis Savary, PhD, author of The Divine Milieu Explained at the Notre Dame Academy Performing Arts Center, 3535 W. Sylvania Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today. Cost: $25 at the door, lunch included. Call 419-724-1387.

Second Baptist Church Men’s Day Annual Celebration at Spencer Township Neighborhood Center, 330 Oak Terrace Blvd., Holland, 11 a.m. Sunday. Guest speaker: Bill Harris. Men’s Day Service and dinner will continue at Rhema Word Church, 2340 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd., Toledo, 4 p.m. Guest speaker: Pastor Derrick McDonald of Prospect Baptist Church, Pontiac, Michigan. Men’s Day Theme: “Brothers Strengthening Brothers.” Scripture: Proverbs: 27:17.

Jamie Coulter known as “Little Giant of Gospel Music” and “Skateboard Preacher” with pastors Howard and Betty Fuller at Mountain of Praise Church, 3997 County Rd. 6-1, Delta, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

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

National Day of Prayer at Dorney Plaza, behind the Court House in Findlay, May 2. Bible reading and prayer vigil at 12 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday. A Youth Rally will be 6:30 p.m. Sunday and National Day of Prayer Rally at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lighthouse, 10055 State Route 224 (1/2 mile west of I-75). Further information: 419-422-0037 or

Terri Roberts, mother of Amish schoolhouse shooter filmed interview at Lifetree Cafe: “The Zone,” 405 Sackett St., Maumee, 7 p.m. Wednesday, 419-893-8761 and Francis Family YMCA, 2000 W., Dean Rd., Temperance, Michigan, 5 p.m. May 4, 419-410-6779. Charles Roberts barricaded himself inside and shot 10 young Amish girls in the West Nickel Mines School in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Program titled “Amazing Grace,” will have exclusive footage and you will hear from Roberts’ mother who still lives among the families of the girls her son murdered. Event is free. Snack and beverages available.

Greek Orthodox Christians to celebrate Palm Sunday services at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 N. Superior St., 10 a.m. with the Procession of the Palms by the church school students Sunday. Evening services conducted at 7 p.m. Holy Week, today through Thursday. The re-enactment of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ will take place during the reading of the twelve Gospels, May 2. Good Friday, removal of the body of Jesus, 3 p.m. and burial of Christ will be observed at 7:30 p.m. Friday. His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit will be making a Pastoral visitation and presiding. The Great Canon in anticipation of the Resurrection of Christ will commence at 11:15 p.m. May 4. Easter Sunday will be at St. George Antiochion Church, 3754 Woodley Rd., 12 p.m. May 5. Further information: 419-243-9189.

Bishop Nolan G. White and DACC present “The Fellowship” with guest speaker Pastor Spencer Ellis, Citadel of Praise, Detroit, Michigan at the Christian Community Church, 2500 Nebraska Ave., 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Vets of Maumee, Swiss steak dinner fundraiser for Wounded Warriors at Maumee United Methodist Church, 405 Sackette St., Maumee, dinner 5:30 p.m., speaker at 7 p.m. Friday. Guest speaker: Sal Gonzales, a marine who was assigned as a machine gunner in Iraq, October 2003. His injuries took his leg, but not his spirit. Tickets for dinner/speaker: $15 adults; $25 per couple; $5 children 10 and under; children under 5 free. For speaker only (no dinner), a freewill offering will be taken. Tickets available at the door or by calling the church, 419-893-8761.

The Lutheran Hour, WPOS (102.3) Sunday 7 a.m. and on XM satellite radio dial 170 at 1 p.m. This Sunday host Rev. Ken Klaus’s message is “Jesus Christ: God and Good.” What kind of shepherd dies for the sheep? (John 10:10-11).

Gospel Harmony Boys performing at the Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main St., Pemberville, 7:30 p.m. May 4, tickets available at Beeker’s General Store. They will also be performing at the Grand Rapids Town Hall, 23564 Front St., Grand Rapids, Ohio, 2 p.m. May 5, tickets available at Washer’s. For tickets call Carol 419-287-4848.

Jamie Schmiesing of Minster will share stories of how she has come to trust god’s perfect plan, 11 a.m. May 4, Old Barn Out Back, 3175 W. Elm St., Lima, Ohio. Through her blog she’s encouraging women to recognize Holy in the house work, Christ in the Chaos, and to embrace who we are as children of God. Breakfast will begin at 10 a.m. Reservations is required before Wednesday. Cost: $10.

The Christian Cruisers’ “Blessing of the Bikes,” 11 a.m. May 4, International Park, 2 Main St. All bikers and bikes welcome, blessing will be held in the parking lot across from the Real Seafood Co. Information: 702-328-5752.

Rosary Cathedral Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. May 6, Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd. World Organ Day Concert, 850th Anniversary of Notre Dame of Paris. Information: 419-244-9575 or

Theology with Toast, 10 a.m. 2nd Wednesday each month, Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S. Wynn Rd., Oregon. Dr. Paul Byrnes will present “Respect For the Sanctity of Life,” 10 a.m. May 8. No reservations needed. Coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. Information: 419-698-0405.

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. May 14, bible study with Pastor Ann Marshall. Information: 419-872-0846.

Findlay Ministerial Association’s Backyard Mission Trip 2013 instead of going afar on a Mission Trip, we are gathering Findlay area volunteers to do yard work, painting, and minor house repairs to homes in the Findlay community today. If you or someone you know would like to participate, or if you know a family in need of repairs please call Becky Greeno, 419-424-7466; Pastor Chris Schutz, 419-422-3214; Pastor Matt Hayden, 419-422-3306; or

Winning the War Within, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, St. Michael’s Church, 750 Bright Rd., Findlay. Are you looking to fine peace and happiness in your relationships? Want to appreciate your time with family and friends more? Trying to find strength and confidence to face life’s conflicts and trails? Dr. Wood’s faith-filled talks will guide and challenge you to be a better parent, spouse, student, friend and Catholic. International speaker and author Matthew Kelly highly recommends Dr. Wood’s missionary work. Cost: $15 single and $20 couple. Lunch and book provided. Information:

The Christian Festival Orchestra and Choir is proud to present Exaltation 2013 Amazing Love and Amazing Grace a music workshop celebration for the whole family of god 7 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday, Springfield High School Auditorium, 1470 S. McCord Rd., Holland. Cost: $12 in advance, $14 at the door, $10 in advance for students (K-12) and seniors 60+, preschool aged children free, and group rates available for 10 or more. Information: 419-699-5961 or They will be accepting non-perishable food donations for the Northwest Ohio Food Bank.

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