Religion calendar: 5/4


Gospel Harmony boys performing at the Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main St., Pemberville, 7:30 p.m. today, tickets available at Beeker’s General Store. They are also performing at the Grand Rapids Town Hall, 23564 Front St., Grand Rapids, Ohio, 2 p.m. Sunday, tickets available at Washer’s. Tickets can also be purchased by calling Carol at 419-287-4848.

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

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. Gregory Seltz’s message is “Forward into God’s Future.” Your life is important to God, even when it isn’t the way you hoped it would. (Acts 16:9-15).

Weston Price Wise Traditions Nutritional Seminar at Pentecostal Church of God, 1701 Blanchard Ave., Findlay, 7 p.m. Monday. Lecture “Raw Milk II” with Dr. Wayne Feister D.O. Presentation will disclose the nutritional value and safety of various types of milks and reveals why “Milk is not just milk.” For more information: 419-422-0037 or

Rosary Cathedral Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Monday, 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. Wednesday. No reservations needed. Coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. Information: 419-698-0405.

Ladies start you day off right at Women’s Connection West brunch with authors of “His Choice” Angel Nalbandian Rossi and Susan Parks at Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie St., Sylvania, 9:15-11:15 a.m. Friday. Special speaker, Bethany Widmer, from Gibsonburg, sharing “How a Young Mom Discovers That To Do Lists Are Not the Answer to Living.” Reservations and complimentary childcare are suggested for all programs. Please call Julie, 419-535-5853 or email WCW SYLVANIA@HOTMAIL.COM by Monday.

Pentecost Novena - Walk the labyrinth in prayer for peace and justice at Holy Spirit Catholic Community, 3535 Executive Parkway, 5:30-6 p.m. Friday. All are welcome. Information: Mass held every Sunday at 5:30 p.m.

Old Fashion Camp Meeting Gospel Sing at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4155 Pickle Rd., Oregon, 7 p.m. May 11. Members of the POP Praise Team led by Tony Maletich will be singing old time gospel and bluegrass music. Special guest singer Danny LeMasters of New Matamoras, Ohio. Admission free. Information: 419-691-9407.

Ministry of the Watchman Empowerment meeting School of the Prophets format with Rev. Barbara Williams at Sisters of Notre Dame Church, 3837 Secor Rd., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 11. Spirit-filled, non-denominational, and Bible-based. No registration fee. Love offering taken. All welcome. Transportation from Celveland and Detroit available. 1-800-560-9240,, or

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.

FamilyLife presents “A Weekend To Remember,” a biblical research by a team of men and women who distilled what it takes to have a successful marriage and family at the Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg, May 17, 18, and 19. Receive marriage-changing principals to take home and apply to your daily lives that will strengthen your marriage. Cost: $149.99 per person or group rate $89.99 per person. Details:

Celebrate Pentecost Vigil Mass with Servants In Song providing worship music at Good Shepherd Church, 550 Clark St., 7 p.m. May 18. Presiding: Fr. Jerry Nowakowski.

The Fremont Ministry Association presents “How can I keep from singing?” with a vocal and piano/organ concert featuring Lindsay Kesselman and her husband Christopher Lees at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 N. Clover St., Fremont, 7 p.m. May 19. Elevator access from Wood St. parking lot. Free will offering. Reception to follow. Benefits the association’s Emergency Fund.

Women’s Day an entirely women-run worship service at Phillips Temple C. M. E. Church Toledo, 565 Palmwood Ave., 11 a.m. May 19. Help us praise God for his empowerment of women in His service. Come worship with us! Keynote speaker: Tersa Snorton, The First Woman Bishop of the C.M.E. Church. Further information: 419-242-7906 or email

Coaching Workshop for Church Leaders with Bill Easum, author of nine books on the subject of church growth at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., 1:30-4:30 p.m. May 19. Title: “Four Things That Cause Church Growth.” Cost: $25 per person. To register call the church at 419-893-0223.

Pentecost Sunday, all community members are invited to experience the Holy Spirit in worship at Sylvania First United Methodist Church, 7000 Erie St., across from Plummer Pool, Communion Service 7:30 a.m., featuring the church’s talented musicians at 9 a.m., and 11 a.m. on May 19. A free breakfast will be served at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. For more information: or 419-882-2205.

New Light Missionary Baptist Church Women’s Day Program, 1741 Cone St., 11 a.m. May 19. Guest speaker: Mrs. Jeanette Barnes. Pastor Dr. Gerald O. Fletcher. Information: 419-474-2486.

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