Religion Calendar: 4-12


Prince of Peace Lutheran Church annual Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m. today, 4155 Pickle Rd., Oregon. For children of all ages. Information: 419-691-9407.

Unity of Toledo Ladies of F.A.I.T.H. gardening 10 a.m. today; metaphysical conversations 1-3 p.m. every Wednesday; Passover Seder/​Maundy Thursday communion, 6 p.m. Thursday, RSVP required, 3535 Executive Pkwy. Information: 419-537-1001 or

Toledo Country Limits worship service with live country music, United Methodist Church of St. Andrew, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd., 6 p.m. every Saturday. Also at the church, Bruce Histed and the Country Limits Band accompanies the Chancel Choir at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The Rev. Greg Boyle, author, humanitarian, and speaker, talks about compassion at 7 p.m. today, Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Tickets: $10. Information: 419-824-3515 or

Sylvania United Methodist Church glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt, 7 p.m. today, 7000 Erie St., Sylvania. This free event starts with dinner and dessert served in Fellowship Hall. Information: 419-882-2205.

The Lutheran Hour, WPOS (102.3), Sunday 7 a.m. and on XM satellite radio 170 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Gregory Seltz on "A Hero? No, A Savior!"

"I Owe God" musical concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, St. Stephen’s C.O.G.I.C., 5509 Dorr St. Freewill offering.

St. Lucas Lutheran Church Lenten series, "Sins Visited unto the Third and Fourth Generation" Wednesday and "The Big Picture: How Anxiety and Reaction Drive the World" Thursday, noon and 7:30 p.m. each day, 745 Walbridge Ave. Information: 419-243-8189.

Lecture by the Rev. Jim Bacik, "Developing a Paschal Spirituality: Preparing for the Sacred Triduum," 5:30 to 7p.m. Wednesday, Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Cost: $10 for pre-registered or $15 door. Information: 419-824-3515 or www.sylvaniafranciscanvillage. org.

Sylvania Baha’is devotional gathering with community prayers, music, and scriptural reading, 7 p.m. every Thursday, 4733 Wickford Dr. West, Sylvania. Open to people of all faiths or no faith. Information: 419-882-5642.

The Christian Festival Choir invites area singers to join for "Exaltation 2014," the annual spring concert in May. Rehearsals are 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday at Reformation Lutheran Church, 4543 Douglas Rd. Information: or 419-865-5795 or 419-260-8284.

Holy week:

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church sevices at 4155 Pickle Rd., Oregon. Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m., "The Cry of the Whole Congregation." Thursday, 7 p.m., Service of Darkness (Tenebrae). Friday, 7 p.m., remembering the Seven Last Words of Jesus. Easter Sunday, 6:30 a.m. sunrise service and worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Easter breakfast served 9:15-10:15 a.m. Information: 419-691-9407 or princeofpeaceoregon. com.

St. Lucas Lutheran Church, Sunday, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, noon and 7:30 p.m. with the Lourdes University Chorus; Thursday, noon and 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m. Tenebrae (Service of Shadows); Saturday, 4 p.m., Easter vigil service. Easter Sunday, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. worship, 9 a.m. breakfast. 745 Walbridge Ave. Information: 419-243-8189.

Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St., Sylvania. Thursday, 7 p.m., communion and Tenebrae (diminishing lights). Friday, noon, with St. Stephen Lutheran Church and Sylvania First United Methodist; Easter Sunday, 9 and 10:40 a.m. Information: 419-882-0048.

Zion Lutheran Church LCMC sunrise service 7 a.m. Easter Sunday; breakfast 8-9:30 a.m.; Easter egg hunt 9 a.m. for the children. 8308 Memorial Hwy., Ottawa Lake, Mich.

First St. Marks Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m. April 19, 1121 Grasser St., Oregon.

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