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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 11:56 AM

Maple City Church of God

The ladies ministry will be having a building fund rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5 at 40 Cline St., to benefit the building fund. Some items priced, others by donation.

St. Mary/St. Anthony

Bishop Ludovick Minde from the Kahama Diocese of Tanzania, Africa, one of the poorest areas in Africa, will be the main celebrant at the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary. He will be speaking on his work in Africa. A brunch will be served in Reynold’s Hall immediately after mass.

There will be a confirmation parent meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at St. Anthony.

Fitchville UMC

FITCHVILLE — The Logos, after-school children’s ministry, started this week. Every Tuesday this church bus picks up the children from grades first through sixth at New London school. The cost is $36 for 12 weeks. Scholarships are available. This ministry consists of worship, music, craft, games and a supper meal. Call the church at (419) 929-8916 if interested.

Children that live in the Greenwich, North Fairfield, Norwalk, and Wakeman areas can have their parents bring them to the church at 3 to 3:15 p.m. Evening time for parents to pick up their children is at 6 p.m.

The annual turkey supper will be at 4 p.m. Nov. 10 until the food’s gone. Watch for more details of this family style dinner at a later date.

Salvation Army

Chalk the Walk will be 11 a.m. to noon, Sunday during church. The Salvation Army, 55 Whittlesey Ave. invites your children to join children for parking lot drawings that honor God. There will be a devotional, and refreshments so send the children in play clothes.

Remember The Learning Zone has started if you have a child in the third or fourth grade that is struggling with his or her homework. Give Marilyn a call at (419) 668-4090 to sign up today. Program runs from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian, Norwalk

This Sunday during the 10:45 morning worship service, Bibles will be presented to the third grade students. The Rev. Adrian Doll continues in the fall preaching series, “Philippians: Rejoice in the Lord.”

Senior high youth meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays; and the junior high youth meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. A parent’s information meeting will be held following both the junior high and senior high youth group gatherings this week.  Plan to attend either 7:30 p.m. Wednesday or at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7. For more information, call youth director Brandon Newell at (419) 668-1923.

Oct. 7 marks World Communion Sunday. The church will receive the Peacemaking Offering, an offering of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) dedicated to promoting peacemaking and reconciliation projects throughout the world.

St. Paul Episcopal

This Sunday the congregation will travel to Port Clinton for a joint service with St. Thomas at 10 a.m. The open air market continues on this morning.

St. Joseph/St. Alphonsus

Children’s Liturgy of the Word will be held during the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Babysitting is available in the school for children up to age 6. PSR is held from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at St. Joseph and from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at St. Alphonsus.

 St. Paul Catholic

Bishop Minde of the Kahama Diocese in Tanzania, Africa will be celebrating 4:30 p.m. Mass Saturday. After Mass a cookout and reception will be provided at the church social hall. Goodwill offerings for Minde’s work will be accepted.

The rosary will be recited at 1 and 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Steuben UCC

STEUBEN — Sunday is the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture lessons, based on the theme “Generous Spirit,” are Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15; Psalm 91:1-6; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; and Luke 16:19-31. The Rev. Patricia E. Welch, pastor and teacher, will lead worship during the 11 a.m. service. Large print bulletins will be available.

 First United Methodist

Come to the United Methodist Women’s holiday bazaar to benefit missions of the church from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many new items and a new booth this year — Inspirationals.

Sunday’s sermon topic will be “Compassionate God” from Jeremiah 8:18-9:1. Check out LOGOS, the afterschool chldren’s program for kindergarten to 12th grade. Call the church office at (419) 668-1938 for details.

 Norwalk Baptist

This Norwalk church, located at the corner of U.S. 20 West and Halfway Road, just west of Big Lots across from Star-View, will hold the quarterly “Fifth-Sunday Fellowship Supper” at 6 p.m. Sunday, as an “on-the-grill” cookout. Those attending should bring meat and side dishes according to family preference. Tableware will be provided. For more details and other information, call the Rev. Michael J. Smith at (419) 668-1563 or consult the Web site at norwalkbaptist.com.

 Milan Friends Church

MILAN — This church, located at 2018 E. Mason Road, will have a gospel music night at 6 p.m. Oct. 6. Featured gospel singers will be Kathy White, Robert Blankenship and the Living Stones. This is a fundraising event for Abigail Ministries, a Christian pregnancy service for which a free-will offering will be taken. There will also be a canteen with food and drink items for sale. For details call (419) 588-2789.

Hartland Center Community

Ron and Donna Lou Merrill of The Musical Merrills will lead the worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday.

 First Baptist, Wakeman

WAKEMAN — This church, located at 4382 Butler Road N., meets for Bible study at 9:45 a.m. Sunday.

The adult Bible class lesson, with time for questions and answers, from Ephesians 2:8-10 will be, “By Grace, the only Way God Saves Sinners.”

The pastor’s message, during the 10:30 a.m. preaching service from Romans 14:1-15:3, will be “Conduct Within Christian Liberty.”

The church is interviewing for a volunteer pianist for Sunday morning services. Age and experience is not a factor. For an appointment, call (419) 668-9119.

The deadline to submit an item for church news is noon Wednesday. To allow as many churches as possible to participate in this free public service, these announcements are not to exceed 100 words. Send the information to the Norwalk Reflector in care of Scott Seitz, 61 E. Monroe St., Norwalk, Ohio 44857 or via email to sseitz@norwalkreflector.com. Call (419) 668-3771 Ext. 248 for more information.

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