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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:48 PM

Freedom Christian Fellowship

This church, located at 4935 Ohio 601, will host the prophetic ministry of Andre vanZyl at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Born in South Africa, he travels the nations with the healing message of Jesus Christ. Special prayer will be available.

St. Mary/St. Anthony

The new Mass schedule for both parishes begins this weekend. Masses at St. Anthony will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and 8:30 a.m. Sundays. Mass at St. Mary will be at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. A picnic for both parishes is scheduled for this afternoon at Edison Park in Milan. Mass will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m. at the shelter, with the picnic to follow. Those attending should bring a covered dish and place settings. Meat and drinks will be provided, along with games for children and adults.

Steuben UCC

STEUBEN Singer-songwriter and United Church of Christ minister the Rev. Jerry Leggett will soon appear at Steuben Congregational United Church of Christ. His concert is scheduled for noon Wednesday at the church on the historic Steuben Square. A potluck picnic lunch will precede the concert at 11:30 a.m.

Norwalk Baptist

This church, located at the corner of U.S. 20 W. and Halfway Road, just west of Norwalk Big Lots, will host an all-community Vacation Bible School on three consecutive evenings, July 25 through 27, at the church for pre-school children up to those having just completed the sixth grade, with older youth serving as helpers. Very special entertainment will be provided for all during the July 27 evening session. Details will be forthcoming. Call (419) 668-1563 for information.

Wakeman Congregational

WAKEMAN Summer hours for the Wakeman Congregational Church at 14 Abbott St. are 8:30 a.m. for adult Sunday school and 9:30 for the worship service. For additional information call (440) 839-2316.

St. Paul Catholic Church

Children's liturgy of the word will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Sunday. The St. Paul Youth Ministry Team is sponsoring a "Youth Nite" from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Parish Center Gathering Space (following the 5 p.m. Mass). The main attraction will be an "interactive" movie night featuring the movie Napoleon Dynamite. There will be games, activities and prizes throughout the evening. Snacks and drinks will be provided. All St. Paul parishioners of high school age (incoming freshmen to outgoing seniors) are welcome.

The St. Paul Baptism Ministry Team meets with parents to explore the implications of the sacrament of baptism for them and their children. Upcoming dates for the three-part Monday series for parents are: July 23, 30 and Aug. 6t. Parents are encouraged to participate in the sessions early in their pregnancy. To arrange for the sessions and the baptism of your child, contact Marian Bermudez at the parish office (419) 668-6044.

Adoration Assembly of God

MILAN This church is having a KidFest 07 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday at the upper pavilion at Edison Park on Berlin Street in Milan. There will be games, fun, prizes and a picnic at the park at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets and memorabilia from local professional sports teams will be won by participating children, ages 3 to sixth grade. Call (419) 668-9724 for details.

Clarksfield UMC

CLAKRSFIELD The Clarksfield United Methodist Church (5151 Zenobia Road) is inviting area youngsters kindergarten to sixth grade to Summer Time Fun from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Wednesday through Aug. 1.

Activities will include Bible study, games and crafts and lunch will be provided. There is no charge and no registration is needed. Call (440) 839-2530 or (419) 929-8998 for more information.

River of Life Christian

This church, located at 2590 Ohio 18 E., is hosting two workshops on "Identity Theft" from speaker and author Tracy McGinley. The workshops are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and July 18. These workshops are free. An offering will be received.

First United Methodist

Come join in the adventure. Vacation Bible School is coming from 9 to 11:45 a.m. July 16 to 20. The theme is SONFORCE KIDS Special Agents. Don't forget the Akron Aeros outing July 28. Deadline for tickets is Sunday. New member class will be from 4 to 6 p.m. July 15.

Hartland Center Community

The church is celebrating the return of the Rev. Todd Froehlich to full time ministry after 10 months of disability. Worship will include special music by Matt Good, Froehlich's testimony of how God has healed him and testimonies from the congregation. The service will be followed by a fellowship time with refreshments and desserts.

St Paul Episcopal Church

This church will host its first Open Air Market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and there is no fee to participate.

Church members will welcome the Rev. Margaret D'Anieri home from vacation. They also will welcome the Sunday School children back from church camp at Cedar Hills. Holy Eucharist will be served at 11 a.m. with a coffee hour to follow.

'Show Me the Way'

The annual revival "Show Me the Way" is being held on July 13, 14, and 15 at the New London Reservoir. Come and experience this weekend of spiritual renewal with the powerful music, messages, testimonies, worship and communion.

Here is the schedule:

6 p.m. Friday Guest pastors will be Lynda Masters from North Fairfield/New Haven UMC and Delaine McGhee from Grafton UMC. Music will be provided by the Willard Baptist Singers.

6 p.m. July 14 Guest speakers will be Tyler Amburgy, youth pastor, and Mike Durning. Music will be provided by an area youth band called Stonecry. Snacks and refreshments will be available both evenings.

9 a.m. July 15 Sunday worship at the reservoir. The "Heart of Ohio" Emmaus singers will lead the music and the Rev. Tom Matus will give the message. We will hold communion and have baptisms in the reservoir.

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