STEUBEN Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. The scripture lessons, based on the theme "Spirited Voices," are Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Romans 8:14-17; and John 14:8-17, (25-27). The Rev. Patricia E. Welch, pastor and teacher, will lead worship during the 11 a.m. service. Large print bulletins will be available.
Pentecost Sunday is considered the "birthday of the Christian church." It's also one of the few days for which red is the proper liturgical color. Worshippers are invited to dress for the day by wearing red to church this Sunday.
St. Mary/St. Anthony
The feast of Pentecost will be celebrated at all Masses this weekend.
Blood pressure screenings will be held following the 8:30 a.m. mass Sunday at St. Mary.
Memorial Day Mass will be at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Cemetery in Milan. In case of inclement weather, Mass will be held at the church at 9:15 a.m.
First Presbyterian, Norwalk
The community is invited to attend a prayer service sponsored by the Norwalk Ministerial Association at 9 a.m. today at Bresson Park in Uptown Norwalk in observance of Memorial Day weekend.
This Sunday marks the beginning of the church's summer worship schedule with worship services at 9:30 a.m. In recognition of Pentecost Sunday, Worshippers are invited to wear red, the liturgical color of Pentecost. The Rev. Adrian Doll will give the morning sermon, "Power from on High." Wes White, missionary with Christian Associates International, will share highlights of his ministry in Glasgow, Scotland during the worship service. Special music will be presented by the Westminster Voices.
The church invites children throughout the community to attend this year's Vacation Bible School, "Take the Plunge," from 9 a.m. to 12 noon each day during the week of June 25 to 29. To register, call the church office at (419) 668-1923.
First Baptist, Wakeman
WAKEMAN This church, located at 4382 Butler Road N., off U.S. 20 E., meets for Bible study at 9:45 a.m. each Lord's Day.
The adult Bible class will continue the Study of The Book of Acts. Sunday's lesson, from Acts 21:18-26, is "The Apostle Paul and the Nazarite vow of separation to God."
The pastor's message, during the 10:30 a.m. preaching service will be from Romans 11:1-12, "Spiritual Israel, a remnant according to the election of grace."
The church is seeking a volunteer pianist for Sunday morning services. For information call (419) 668-9119.
Norwalk Church of Christ
This church has a lesson at 10:30 a.m. Sunday called, "Dancing and Lasciviousness." The 6 p.m. Sunday service features a song and scripture of Jesus' teachings. This church also has Bible study at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. More information is available at norwalkchurch.org.
St. Peter Lutheran, Norwalk
This church will celebrate Pentecost, the out-pouring of the Holy Spirit, the birthday of the Christian church. The chancel will be filled with red geraniums, red altar paraments and red flames hanging from the lights. Service will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. There will be no Sunday school hour.
Vacation Bible School will be June 18 to 22, 9 a.m. to noon each day. Call the church office at (419) 668-2856 to register.
MONROEVILLE This church will have a 9 a.m. Mass on Monday.
The last all-school Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Friday is the last day of school for St. Joseph school. Eighth-grade graduation will be at 7 p.m. Friday.
St. Paul Catholic, Norwalk
This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday and graduation for St Paul High School will be at 2 p.m. at the church.
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: June 18, 25 and July 2. 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 at (419) 668-6044 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A praise-and-worship service will be held in the parish gathering space at 6:30 p.m. Sunday by HIT. The HIT team and band is a group of college students who are sharing the good news through music, witness and prayer. Snacks will be served after the service.
First United Methodist, Norwalk
This church will honor its high school and college graduates during worship Sunday. It is also Pentecost Sunday so congregants should wear red. The church office will be closed Monday. Call (419) 668-9812 in case of an emergency.
Vacation Bible School will be July 16 to 20 from 9 a.m. to noon each day.
A trip is planned to see the Akron Aeros July 28. The picnic begins at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for those 12 and under. Call (419) 668-1938 for information and transportation. Deadline for tickets is July 8.
The United Methodist women's rose luncheon is at noon June 6.
WAKEMAN This church, located at 14 Abbott St., will have adult Sunday school led by Marty Schuster at 9:30 a.m.
The Rev. Joe Todd will lead the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. The church will honor high school graduates Nicholas Swan, Jonathan Reed and Tiffany Patrick. Erin Hazel, who received her master's degree from the University of Cincinnati, and organist and choir director Ronald Gibson, who will graduate from Oberlin College School of Music, also will be honored.
June 3 will begin the summer worship hours, with adult Sunday school at 8:30 and worship at 9:30 a.m.
CLARKSFIELD This church, located at 5151 Zenobia Road, worships at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Patty Jo Sheldon's sermon will be "Breath of the Spirit." There will be no the monthly potluck dinner this Sunday because of the holiday.
The summertime children's Logos program is making the final plans for the starting day of June 27 as a lunch-time program. Call (419) 839-2530 for details.
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