Religion calendar: 6/1


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 “A Surprising Life for You.” Do you want to live a surprising life that makes a difference? Such is the life that flows for faith in Jesus. (Luke 7:1-10).

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

Our Lady of Toledo Shrine, 655 S. Coy Rd., Oregon., noon today Spiritual Committee meeting. The Rosary for Life, and Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 2 p.m.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4154 Pickle Rd., Oregon, will be adding a third service to its weekend schedule beginning today. In addition to the Sunday morning services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., an evening service will begin each weekend at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

A lecture and discussion by Fr. Jim Bacik on “Martin Buber: Recovering the Personal Dimension of Life,” 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Franciscan Center Theater, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Cost: Pre-registration $10 and at door $15. Information: 419-824-3533 or

Pastor Louis H. Self and Majestic Praise Ministries will be celebrating 10 years of Service, 7 p.m. June 7, 11 Richard Rd.; 6 p.m. June 8, banquet at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 428 N. Erie St. and 5 p.m. June 9, home church. All are welcome. Banquet tickets call: 419-944-8384 or 419-882-7650.

Ministry of the Watchman semi annual Toledo Healing School & Miracle Service, 11 a.m. June 8, Sisters of Notre Dame Church, 3837 Secor Rd. Rev. Barbara Williams has a healing ministry. God has done notable miracles in her meetings such as the healing of the dead, healing cancer, removing growths, and healing broken limbs. Information: 1-800-560-9240.

St. Stephen’s C.O.G.I.C. father and son luncheon noon to 2 p.m. June 8, 5509 Dorr St. Speaker will Elder Pierre Taylor.

Monroe Street United Methodist Church retirement of Pastor Karen Shepler, 9:30 a.m. June 9, 3613 Monroe St. Pastor Karen Shepler, minister at Monroe Street Church for almost 13 years. As part of the service, we will be singing her favorite hymns and honoring her with stories, memories, reflections, and appreciation of her time with us. Information: 419-473-1167.

Summer Camp at Pilgrim Church, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 10 through Aug. 16, 1375 Sylvania Ave. Summer camp for children ages 5-12. Meals and snacks, provided tutoring, sports, art, games and loads of fun. Cost: $70 per week and additional children is $56 per week. Information: 419-478-6012.

The Sisters of Notre Dame are hosting a phased spiritual formation program designed for people desirous of growing spiritually and meeting others like spirited people. The first phase is “Foundations of Christian Spirituality,” and the second phase is the two year “Practicum” for persons who may feel called to the ministry of spiritual direction. The programs begin in August 2013. Registration deadline is June 10. Information: 419-724-1412 or

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

First United Methodist Church 2nd annual family BBQ party 4 to 7 p.m. June 22, 200 W. Second St., Perrysburg. Our annual chicken BBQ dinner is a way for us to welcome the people pf Perrysburg; to enjoy good food and relax in a friendly environment. The BBQ will include dunking booth, face painting, snow cones, jumping castle and a visit from Perrysburg fire department. Information: 419-874-1911 or

Vacation Bible School 

First Presbyterian Church vacation bible school, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 10-13th, with dinner provided at 6 p.m., 200 E. Second St., Perrysburg. All children 3 years old to 5th grade to become Sky Scouts. Children will sing great tunes, create some memorable crafts, and enjoy games and snacks as they learn bible stories which lift them to god. Information: 419-874-4119.

Emmaus Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School, 6-8 p.m. June 16-20, 841 N. Shoop Ave. Wauseon. A Family Wellness Program will run concurrently with VBS, for parents and older children. Registration is open for children ages 5 thur age 9. Register on the church website, or 419-335-7446.

Monclova Road Baptist Church invites you to Athens vacation bible school, 9 a.m. to noon June 17-21, Monclova Road Baptist Church, 7719 Monclova Rd., Monclova. Children step back in time at Athens, exploring some of the adventures the Apostle Paul faced. Information: or 419-874-3665.

Sylvania First United Methodist vacation bible school, 9 a.m. to noon June 17-21, 7000 Erie St., Sylvania. Children ages 3 through 5th grade. The them for this year is “Fun Fair Everywhere.” Children will make crafts, engage in mission work and enjoy great music all while learning about the bible. Cost: 7 for t-shirts, and scholarships are available. Common Ground, Sylvania first’s popular Saturday service has moved to Mondays for the summer starting June 3. Come at 6 p.m. for a free will offering dinner and stay for an intimate service in a coffee house setting at 6:30 p.m. Information: 419-882-2205.

Whitehouse Community vacation bible school, 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 24-28, Hope United Methodist, 10610 Waterville St., Waterville. Kids age 3 through 6th grade are invited. The Whitehouse Community Churches, Community of Christ Lutheran, Hope United Methodist, Zion United Methodist invite all children to enter the epic adventure, “Kingdom Rock” that empowers kids to stand strong for God. The adventures include thrilling stories, cool crafts, yummy snacks, fun games, and groovy music. Information: 419-877-5232 or

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