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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:47 PM

Norwalk Church of Christ

Sunday will feature the lesson, "Ephesians 6:5-9: Masters and Slaves," at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday evening will feature the lesson "The Unclean People" at 6. This church also has Bible studies for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Wednesday. More information about this church is available at norwalkchurch.org.

St. Mary, Wakeman

WAKEMAN The Rev. Bob Haas, former chaplain at St. Mary, will be here this weekend for World Mission Sunday. Candles will be blessed at the 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday. Throats will be blessed in recognition of St. Blase at both of the weekend Masses. Special liturgies are planned for next weekend, Feb. 10 and 11, in recognition of World Marriage Day. Finance council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the parish meeting room.

St. Mary/St. Anthony

The feast of St. Blaze will be celebrated with the blessing of the thoats after all the Masses at both parishes this weekend. Sign up for the St. Mary/St. Anthony pictorial directory will continue this weekend at both parishes.

Steuben UCC

STEUBEN Sunday is the fifth Sunday after Epiphany. The scripture lessons, based on the theme "A Surprising Catch," are Isaiah 6:1-8, (9-13); Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; and Luke 5:1-11. 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 church also recognizes the first Sunday of each month as "Food Bank Sunday." Worshipers are asked to bring nonperishable food items, cleaning products and personal hygiene items. These will be distributed to an area food bank.

Fitchville UMC

FITCHVILLE This church will be having its "Super Bowl Sunday" on Sunday. Homemade soups and ham, turkey, roast beef and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be served after both worship services. Take-out will be available. Donations will be accepted. Proceeds will go toward senior scholarships. The services are at 8 and 10:45 a.m.

Watch next week for a preview of the church's sixth annual talent and servant auction which will take place at noon Feb. 24 at the New London school cafetorium.

St. Peter Lutheran, Norwalk

This church will be having the installation of church council Sunday. Newly-elected council members are Sandra Reitzel, Tamara May, Paul Hiszem and Gene Eckler. The other council members being installed are Don Frankenfield, Carol Germond, Betty Miller, Billy Toney, Ernest Mangold, Christopher Meyer, Michael Stevens and Patrick Spino.

Youth group members will collect a dollar from each person as they leave worship Sunday for The Souper Bowl. Contributions will be sent to a Norwalk-area food bank.

Boy Scout Troop 208 will host a pancake-and-sausage breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at the fellowship hall.

Norwalk Alliance

This church will begin weekly divorce recovery workshops beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church, 2755 U.S. 250 S.

The workshop, taught by the church's pastor, the Rev. Bruce Rzengota, will help people deal with divorce. It is free and open to the public.

First Presbyterian, Norwalk

The Revs. Adrian Doll and Rev. Frank Kehres, pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church, will exchange pulpits as part of Church Unity Week. Kehres will preach at the 10:45 morning worship service. Special music will be presented by the Westminster Voices.

During the 9:30 a.m. Sunday school hour, Gretchen Hester will begin a class called "Don't Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart" at the Great Room.

The senior high youth will serve soup at fellowship hall following the morning worship service in recognition of "Souper Bowl Sunday."

A Valentine party for those age 50 and older will take place at noon Friday at the Great Room.

St. Paul Catholic, Norwalk

The Rosary will be recited at the church at 1 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

There will be a candlelight dinner for all married couples from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 10 at the gathering space of the parish center. The cost is $35 and the speakers for the evening are Ann and Jim Cavera. Deadline for all reservations is Tuesday.

Congregational Community UCC

MONROEVILLE This church, located at 29 Chapel St., will be celebrating Women's Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the worship service. Several women of the church will be talking about "The Tables of Our Lives." The church will also celebrate the sacrament of Communion. A fellowship time will follow worship.

Clarksfield UMC

CLARKSFIELD This church, located at 5151 Zenobia Road, will have its 10:30 a.m. Sunday service with the Rev. Patty Jo Sheldon. The sermon will be "The Touch of God's Grace." The church is still having the kitchen towels, pot holders and dish cloths shower for the kitchen.

First United Methodist, Norwalk

Communion will be celebrated Sunday during worship, at this church located at 60 W. Main St.

Veterans honored and the story of "The Four Chaplains" will be remembered. Moses sermon series continues with "Miraculous Fairway."

Join Christian youth and children for ice skating from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 11 at 5 N. Foster St. Must be prepaid to church contact person by Sunday. Signed permission slip and and prepayment required for admission.

The church Super Bowl party will be at the church from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The United Methodist Women will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at fellowship hall.

Crossroads Community, Norwalk

On Monday, there will be a prayer meeting for Norwalk and the Firelands region at this church, located at 251 Milan Ave., Norwalk. This is a non-denominational gathering. Children are welcome, though child care is not provided. Call (419) 706-7821 for details.

Church of the King, Norwalk

The 10 a.m. Sunday celebration is now at 254 W. Main St., Norwalk. Nursery and children's church are provided. For information on Cleansing Stream, Intercessory Prayer, Royal Rangers and Missionettes, Remain Youth or any of the cell groups visit the church Web site atwww.cotnorwalk.org or call (419) 663-0010.

Reigning Word Fellowship

This Norwalk church, located across from the Doggie Lodge, is hosting its annual Super Bowl party at 6 p.m. Sunday. Fellowship, food and big-screen televisions will be part of the party. For details call (419) 663-0770.

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