STEUBEN - Sunday is the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture lessons, based on the theme "Faith Witness," are Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19; Hebrews 11:29-12:2; and Luke 12:49-56. The Rev. Patricia E. Welch, pastor and teacher, will lead worship during the 11 a.m. service. Large print bulletins will be available.
Steuben Church will dedicate its in-gathering of school supplies to the Glory of God and the education of young people both locally and internationally. Twelve school kits will be sent to Church World Service; the rest of the supplies will be distributed locally to students in the Willard City School District.
First Presbyterian, Norwalk
This Sunday during the 9:30 a.m. worship service, the Rev. Adrian Doll will continue in the ongoing summer preaching series, "Hope for Today and Tomorrow." The worship committee is hosting a contemporary worship service of prayer and praise at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Choir rehearsal for the Westminster Voices resumes at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the choir room.
A new membership class for anyone interested in church membership will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sundays beginning Sept. 9. Call the church office for more information at (419) 668-1923.
This church, located west of Norwalk at Halfway Road across from Star View drive-in, announces the monthly Guardian Angels women's pot luck meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday in the church social hall.
Upcoming in September, the church is looking forward to a four-day special teaching series on the history and doctrines of the Baptist Church to be presented on Sept. 9, 10, 11, and 12 by the Rev. Dr. Everett Wilson of Rochester Hills, Mich. Wilson, a dynamic speaker, frequently preaches here.
For additional details or information about the church, services, etc. contact the Rev. Dr. Michael J. Smith, Pastor at (419) 668-1563.
Norwalk Church of Christ
The 10:30 a.m. Sunday service will feature a lesson called, "Stumbling Blocks to Faith: The World." The 6 p.m. Sunday lesson will continue an examination into the churches of the New Testament by looking at Corinth. The church has Bible studies for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. For details the Web site visit norwalkchurch.org. n St. Paul Catholic, Norwalk
A five-week series on the teachings of Vatican II will be held in the Juan Diego Room of the parish center. A Tuesday morning group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2. A Wednesday evening group will meet from 7 to 9 on Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Oct. 3. Fee is $20 for materials. Register by Monday.
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 parent series are Tuesdays: Sept. 4, 11 and 18. Parents are encouraged to participate in the sessions early in their pregnancy. To arrange for the sessions and the baptism of your child call Marian Bermudez at the parish office at (419) 668-6044.
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 Sunday will be "Getting to Know and Understand your Bible."
The pastor's message during the 10:30 a.m. preaching service will be from Romans 13:1-7, "The Christian's Obligation to Obey Civil Government."
Chaplin Kevin Winemiller, who has completed a tour in Afghanistan, will be the the guest speaker Sept. 2.
St. Peter Lutheran, Norwalk
This church's senior youth group will be hosting the annual flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25. Spaces still are available to rent or bring your donations to the church office or call (419) 668-2856.
Regular worship services are at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays.
St. Paul Episcopal, Norwalk
This church's service and Sunday school are at 11 a.m. Sunday, while the mid-week service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
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