STEUBEN - Sunday is the Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture lessons, based on the theme "New Heaven, New Earth," are Isaiah 65:17-25, Psalm 98, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; and Luke 21:5-19. The Rev. Patricia E. Welch, pastor and teacher, will lead worship during the 11 a.m. service. Large print and children's bulletins will be available.
The scripture lessons for Thanksgiving Day are Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 100, Philippians 4:4-9, and John 6:25-35.
Hartland Center Community
The church is holding a harvest dinner this Sunday after worship at the town hall. The church will provide the turkey and guests are asked to bring one dish to share.
Sunday school is at 9 a.m. and worship is at 10.
St. Mary/St. Anthony
Thanksgiving Day Masses will be celebrated at both parishes at 9 a.m. Thursday. Bring a canned food item to be given to the food bank.
First United Methodist
Sunday is Consecration Sunday with a celebratory brunch following worship. The guest speaker is the Rev. Diane Johnson of the Wooster United Methodist Church. Johnson, who has a master's degree in Christian education, ministers to children and writes Sunday school curriculum for Cokesbury. She has also written a book about her ministry with her former seeing eye dog Grant which will be published in May 2008.
Seth Knight is the new church organist.
First Presbyterian, Norwalk
In observance of Thanksgiving Sunday, the church will observe a special service of thanksgiving during the 10:45 a.m. worship service. Special music will be presented by the church bell choir, The Joyful Bells. The Rev. Adrian Doll will conclude the fall preaching series, "Philippians: Rejoice in the Lord!"
You may support the local food bank by bringing donations of canned fruit and fruit juices. During the 9:30 hour in the Great Room, Tom Root will conclude the adult education class, "Faith on Trial."
The Norwalk Ministerial Association extends an invitation to this year's Thanksgiving community service at St. Peter Lutheran Church at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
St. Peter Lutheran
This Norwalk church will have Harvest Home Sunday and Women's Thankoffering Sunday this weekend.
The chancel will be filled with fall harvest decorations and donations of large canned foods for Luther Home of Mercy in Williston. The women will be collecting their Thankoffering gifts for the outreach of the ELCA ministries.
The Norwalk community Thanksgiving eve worship service that is sponsored by the Norwalk Ministerial Association will be held at this church at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. This special service of praise and thanksgiving to God will have special music provided by a community choir led by Martin Hanke. The preacher for the service will be the Rev. Seth Auman, associate pastor of the Norwalk First Methodist Church.
This west side Norwalk church, located at the corner of U.S. 20 West and Halfway Road, just beyond Big Lots across from the drive-in theatre, will hold its annual Thanksgiving dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday at the social hall. Turkey, potatoes and tableware will be provided. Bring several side dishes (vegetables, salad, desserts, favorite beverage) for the buffet.
Call the pastor, the Rev. Dr. Michael J. Smith at (419) 668-1563 for additional details.
St. Paul Catholic
Spanish Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
St. Paul Key Club's annual food drive is from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Members will be going door to door in town to collect goods for the Norwalk Area Food Bank.
On Thanksgiving Day, Mass will be at 9 a.m. There will be no 6:15 a.m. Mass. Those wishing to bring non-perishable food items to the Thanksgiving Mass can do so. These items will be going to the Miriam House and the Norwalk Area Food Bank.
A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served at the Norwalk Catholic School Elementary cafeteria or available to be delivered to your home from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday. For home deliveries call Patti Wilde at (419) 668-2766 or Robin Bleile at (419) 668-1114. Transportation is also available for those who need a ride to the cafeteria.