n Ripley Church
GREENWICH — This church, located at 4130 Edwards Road, will have Mark Allen Chapman and Mike and Mark White in concert from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. For details call (419) 752-2914. A love offering will be taken. Refreshments will be served.
n St. Gaspar
MARYWOOD — This church, located at 16209 Seneca County Road 46, Bellevue, will have a spaghetti dinner in memory of Father Teolis from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 9. Carryouts will be available. The dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad bar, bread sticks, homemade desserts and drink.
n St. Mary/St. Anthony
The Children’s Liturgy of the Word will be held at St. Mary during the 8:30 a.m. Mass Sunday.
Stations of the Cross and a communion service will be held at St. Mary at 7 p.m. Monday.
The Tuesday evening Lenten Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary at 6:30.
n Norwalk Baptist
This church, located at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Halfway Road, west of Norwalk just beyond Big Lots, will hold the Guardians (Fellowship of Men) meeting at 5 p.m. Sunday immediately prior to the regular 6 p.m. Sunday service.
At 6 p.m., Monday, the ladies meeting (Guardian Angels) will hold their monthly potluck at the church; the community being welcome to attend either meeting.
Missionaries to pray for this week are Don and Barbara Nutter in Florida, Kathy Prinzing of Bearing Precious Seed, Matthew and Jackie Siekbert in Africa. Visitors always welcome with adult-staffed nursery to age 3 available. For church service hours, activities, and further information call the pastor, the Rev. Dr. Michael J. Smith at (419) 668-1563.
n Steuben UCC
Steuben Church has a new Web site. Internet-savvy visitors can find it at www.SteubenUCC.blogspot.com. It contains a devotional message from the pastor, an interactive calendar of events, a listing of the month’s scripture readings, and much more.
Sunday is the Third Sunday in Lent, a time of preparation as Christians move toward the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. The scripture lessons, based on the theme “Water, Word, Witness,” are Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 95, Romans 5:1-11, and John 4:5-42. The Rev. Patricia E. Welch, pastor and teacher, will lead worship during the 11 a.m. service. Large print and young peoples’ bulletins will be available.
n First Congregational
BERLIN HEIGHTS — First Congregational Church & Society of Berlin Heights will be celebrating its 185th anniversary on Sunday. The worship celebration will begin at 10:30 a.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Daniel Busch, Northwest Ohio Association minister. Following the worship service there will be a potluck dinner in the Fowler Room.
n St. Paul Catholic
Children’s Liturgy of the Word will be celebrated at 9 a.m. and Spanish Mass at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Free Trade coffee and chocolate tasting and fellowship will occur after all Masses this weekend.
Wednesday evening prayer will be at 7 at the church and Stations of the Cross will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Friday.
n Clarksfield UMC
CLARKSFIELD — This church, located at 5151 Zenobia Road, will have services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Patty Jo Sheldon’s sermon will be “Just Becuase It’s Not Carbonated Doesn’t Mean There is No Life.”
The church will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays for devotions, snacks, and sharing Christian fellowship and time together.
n St. Paul Episcopal
Sunday worship and church school are at 8:30 a.m. Thursday features a soup supper at 6 p.m. followed by a Lenten study. A group will visit Twilight Gardens for a communion service at 11:15 a.m. Friday.
n First United Methodist
The congregation will celebrate winter with a BLAH Festival after church on Sunday. The event, which stands for Blessings, Laughter and Happiness, was created to help people beat the winter blues. Featuring a chili cook-off, cake walk, snow cones and other snacks and lots of fun games, the event is open to people of all ages and will take place following the 10:30 service.
Also, the church is continuing with its Lenten prayer breakfasts. They take place at 6:30 a.m. at the church. Speakers for the remainder of the breakfasts are: Larry Koch on Wednesday, Scott Tester on March 5 and Noel Arnold on March 12.
Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. Sundays with worship following at 10:30.
n Wakeman Congregational
WAKEMAN — Adult Sunday school led by the Rev. Joe Todd will meet at 9:30 a.m. to continue its study of “Your Spiritual Gifts”. Sunday school for all ages and confirmation class also meet at 9:30. During the 10:30 worship service the Rev. Edgar Shelly will be giving the children’s sermon and Todd will be delivering the sermon.
Plan to join congregants Wednesday evenings during Lent for a delicious meal of soup, bread, fruit and dessert at 6 in Pilgrim Hall (the lower level). Following the meal those attending will have a short discussion, led by Shelly, of the week’s reflections found in the Lenten devotional guides. These gatherings will continue each Wednesday evening through March 12.
An all-church potluck will be held following worship March 2. Rolls, beverages and tableware will be provided.
For more information on the church contact the church secretary weekday mornings between 9:30 a.m. and noon at (440) 839-2316.
n First Presbyterian
The Lenten adult education class, “Faith Lessons on the Death and Resurrection of the Messiah” continues at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the Great Room with Dr. Christine Canfield. During the 10:45 morning worship service, the Rev. Adrian Doll will give the morning sermon. Special music will feature the church instrumental ensemble, Hodge Podge.
Lenten midweek services continue at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Great Room. The theme for this year’s services is “The Seven Last Words of Christ.”
The confirmation students meet with Session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in room 107.
n M’ville Ecumenical Lenten Services
The local pastors the Rev. Wayne Chasney, the Rev. Wendy Chasney, the Rev. Ken Lill and the Rev. Amy Little will present “What I Most Want You to Know About My Church” on Wednesday at St. Alphonsus.