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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:54 PM

n Steuben UCC

STEUBEN — The United Church of Christ celebrates this Sunday as American Indian Ministry Sunday. Steuben Church honors the work of the Rev. Alvin Coe, one of the congregation’s founding pastors, for his work. According to Williams’ History of Huron County, Ohio, Coe established, in the year 1818, a school at Greenfield center, for the education of Indian boys. He built a house for the purpose, a short distance north of the center, on the west side of the road, and collected about twenty-five or thirty boys, of the Wyandotte and other tribes then in this region, whom he taught, fed, and clothed at his own expense, with such contributions, mainly of provisions, as the presentation of his work prompted his many friends to give.

n St. Paul Catholic

This week the Rev. Robert Haas will be preaching at all Masses to promote the Propagation of Faith in our church.

The information/registration flyer for Catholic Identity is now available at the parish center. Catholic Identity is one of the most successful adult education programs around. Catholic Identity is a 36-hour program incorporating prayer, study, and reflection for adults interested in deepening their understanding of the Catholic faith.  

The Monday group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. and begins on Oct. 8 with child care available. The Tuesday group meets from 10 a.m. to noon and begins on Oct. 16.   Instructor for the program is Marian Bermudez.

n First Presbyterian, Norwalk

A new liturgy training class begins Saturday at 9 a.m. in room 107. All current liturgists and anyone interested in learning more about this ministry are invited to attend.

This Sunday during the 9:30 hour, Joel Mersereau leads the new adult class, The Treasure Principle, in the Great Room. Using a video produced by Crown Ministries, this class will explore biblical principles of stewardship. During the 10:45 a.m. worship service, the Rev. Adrian Doll continues in the new sermon series Philippians: Rejoice in the Lord. You may support the local food bank by bringing donations of cereal and breakfast food items.

The church golf scramble begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at Sycamore Hills Golf Club.

Senior high youth meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays and the junior high youth meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information call Brandon in the church office at (419) 668-1923.

n Clarksfield UMC

CLARKSFIELD — This church, located at 5151 Zenobia Road, will have services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Betsy Kniffen will be the guest speaker.

There will be a church picnic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23 at Mill Hollow with the church service at 10:30 followed by a potluck dinner to share together.

n St. Joseph/St. Alphonsus

PSR Classes will begin from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday at St. Alphonsus and from 9 to 10:15 at St. Joseph. St. Joseph students will go from class to Mass at 10:30. Parents can meet up with their children at Mass or pick them up after Mass at church.

There will be a meeting of the St. Joseph School Endowment Board after the 10:30 a.m. Mass.

n Faith Assembly

WILLARD — Registration begins at 9 a.m. Sunday for “Biker Sunday” at this Willard church located at 324 Front St.

The event, which includes a motorcycle show, outside church service, lunch, refreshments and motorcycle blessing begins at 10 a.m. Larry “RAGS” will be on hand. For details call (419) 744-2900.

n Wakeman Congregational

WAKEMAN — This church, located at 14 Abbott St., Wakeman invites you to Sunday for services. Adult Sunday school led by Marty Schuster will meet at 9:30 a.m. to continue its study of the book of Romans. Sunday school for all ages and confirmation class also meet at 9:30. The church welcomes new music director Cassie Averell; choir practice for all is at 7 p.m. Mondays and warm-up rehearsals are preceding Sunday service in the choir room. Disaster relief items or donations for them are still be accepted.

Mark calendars for the eighth annual talent and service auction coming Sept. 22 on the church grounds. Beginning at 11 a.m., preview the auction items and enjoy home made lunch. New this year for the children will be a horse-drawn wagon ride, face painting, Jumpy Jump and kids’ games. A portion of the proceeds of the auction will be used to complete the community pavilion under construction behind the church. A complete list of items will be available by calling the church between 9 a.m. and noon weekdays next week. Call (440) 839-2316 for details.

n St. Paul Episcopal

Services this week include church school and worship at 11 a.m. Sunday and a mid-week communion on Wednesday. The open-air market continues on Saturday morning and Sept. 29.

n St. Mary/St. Anthony

The annual St. Mary parish festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds Hall. Jerry Gravenhorst chicken dinners will be served. There will be games for all ages, musical entertainment, a gift-card raffle and a mini-reverse raffle.

Sept. 23 is the opening day of PSR classes for both parishes. Meet at St. Mary Church at 9:30 a.m. for an opening prayer service. Teachers will be commissioned at the 10:30 a.m. Mass.

n St. Mary, Wakeman

WAKEMAN — This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, PSR and G3 registration continues for the upcoming religious education school year.

On Sunday, the annual parish picnic will take place immediately following the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Barbecue chicken and hot dogs as well as drinks will be provided; parishioners will complete the menu with covered dishes divided by the first letter of the last name (A to H – salads; I to M – potatoes or pasta dishes; N to Z – desserts or breads). Music will be provided by Mark Dulin and a Chinese raffle for the theme baskets donated by parishioners will also take place. 

The parish council as well as the evangelization team will be on hand to assist parishioners in updating their registrations before and after the Masses this weekend as well as at the parish picnic. PSR classes (8:55 a.m.) and G3 gatherings (7 p.m.) will begin next weekend, Sept. 23. Raffle tickets for the stores/apartment and the antique doll bed will be available for $1 per ticket or six tickets for $5. The drawing for those two items will take place at the end of the annual rummage and bake sale Nov. 10.

n First United Methodist

This church, located at 60 W. Main St., has returned to Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30. Sundays sermon is “In My Hand” Jeremiah 18:1-11. The weekly after school Logos program begins on Sept. 19. Offered to community children in kindergarten through high school, the program takes place on Wednesdays and includes worship skills class, activities and a family-style meal. There is a cost per semester to cover the cost of supplies and food. Call the church office at (419) 668-1938 for details. Remember the holiday bazaar on Sept. 29.

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