Religion Calendar: 2/17


Toledo Country Live, 6 p.m. Saturday, Church of St. Andrew United Methodist, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. The Toledo Country Live Band will follow the theme of “Love.” Light refreshments will follow. Free. Information: 419-262-4453.

Lenten Reflection with Father Ritter, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sisters of St. Francis, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Regina Hall Conference room. All are welcome. Cost: $15. Reservation is require by Feb. 12. Information: 419-824-3528 or 

ChristCare Group informational potluck, 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Zoar Lutheran Church, 315 E. Indiana, Perrysburg. This will be a time to hear more about ChristCare  groups, ask questions, and sample the experience. People are asked to bring a dish to share or drop a few dollars in the basket.

Holy Assumption Orthodox Church will begin Great Lent, 6 p.m. Monday, 110 E. Main St. Marblehead, Ohio. The first part of the Great Canon of St. Andrew, bishop of Crete. The lengthy canon, an ancient liturgical hymn that was composed in the 7th century, continues to be chanted at three more services, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Devine Liturgy of presanctified gifts will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 23, which will be followed by a Lenten meal. Easter in the Orthodox Church is April 8.

Lutheran Chapel of the Air, 11 a.m. Sunday, WCWA-AM 1230. Pastor Alois Schmitzer of Trinity Lutheran, Jenera, Ohio, on “Our Divine King Reigns Over His Kingdom.”

Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center, noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 1250 Tiffin St., Fremont, Lunch and Learn, Wrestling with the Noonday Devil presented by Sister Pat Schnapp in this Lunch and Learn. Sister Pat will combine her wisdom and humor to help participants reconcile their flawed selves with the persons they strive to be. Cost: $15. Information: 419-332-6522 or​programs.

Soul Sisters: Holiness and the Feminine Spirit, a Saturday morning reflection presented by sister Shannon Schrein, OSF, Ph.D, 9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 24, Sister of St. Francis, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, in the Regina Hall Conference Room. Cost: $15 per person.

Calvary Missionary Baptist Church will start the prepastoral celebration, 4 p.m. Feb. 25, 702 Collingwood Blvd. The service will be be with the Bishop Duane C. Tisdale and Friendship Baptist Church. On March 11, 18, and 25 Calvary will celebrate Pastor Floyd Smith, Jr. At 4 p.m. March 11,  Pastor Melvin Barnes and Greater Faith Fellowship Church; 4 p.m. March 18, Pastor Roger Carson and Southern Missionary Baptist Church, and 4 p.m. March 25, Pastor James Willis, Sr., with St. Paul Missionary Baptist church. All services will take place at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

A Prelude to St. Patrick’s Day, presented by the St. Anthony Father John A. Kenna Knights of Columbus Council No. 11430, 7 to 11 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church Kenna Hall, 4635 St. Anthony Rd., Temperance, Mich. Event features music, Irish dancing, and cash bar. Admission: $8. Information: 734-888-1192 or

In The Beginning meeting at Church of the Cross, 7 p.m. Feb. 26, 1750 Eastgate Rd. Evolution on the Silver Screen, DVD presentation with Bruce Malone.

Immutable Truth, a Christian apologetics ministry for the greater Toledo area, meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month, Emmanuel Baptist Church, 4207 W. Laskey Rd. Immutable Truth will continue a 12-part DVD series, featuring Josh McDowell on Tuesday. Information: 419-356-9469 or

Padre Pio Prayer Group, Mass, rosary, discussion, and adoration, 8 a.m. second Saturday of each month, Christ the King Church, 4100 Harvest Lane. Information: 419-356-4208 or

Centering Prayer Group, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Washington Church, 3925 W. Central Ave. Information:

Grace Full Friends ministry for adults with developmental disabilities, with lesson, singing, praying, crafts, and snacks, 6:30 to 8 p.m. third Tuesdays, Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St.

Awesome God Sunday school class for differently abled adults, 11 a.m. Sundays, Maumee United Methodist Church in the Benson Room, 405 Sackett St., Maumee.

Christian Seniors Interacting, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday of each month, next one will be Tuesday Feb. 27, Abundant Life 2, 200 Zoar Drive, Perrysburg. Bible study with Rev. Margaret Fox of First Presbyterian Church. Cost: $3. Information: 419-872-0846. 

The deadline for items for the Religion Calendar is noon Tuesday. Mail items to Religion Editor, The Blade, 541 N. Superior St., Toledo, Ohio 43660; fax to 419-724-6439; or email