n Steuben UCC
STEUBEN — Sunday is the third Sunday after Epiphany. The scriptural focus this Sunday is John 1:35-42. The Rev. Patricia E. Welch, pastor and teacher, will lead worship during the 11 a.m. service. Large print and children’s bulletins will be available.
n St. Paul Episcopal
Sunday school and worship are at 10 a.m. This Sunday the service will be followed by a brunch and the annual parish meeting featuring yearly reports and election of vestry members.
n Norwalk Baptist
This church, located at the corner of Halfway Road and U.S. 20 west of Norwalk just beyond Big Lots, has added two new missionary families to its previous missionary support/prayer group of 20. They are John and Rose Radanks in Germany and Dennis and Rose Pyles in the Philippines.
The church ladies will gather at 6 p.m. Monday for the monthly potluck fellowship/devotions meeting.
Reservations for the Feb. 9 Mexican Fiesta Sweetheart Banquet are still available. For tickets or other church information, contact the Rev. Dr. Michael J. Smith at (419) 668-1563.
n Clarksfield UMC
CLARKSFIELD — This church, located at 5151 Zenobia Road, will have services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
There will be a guest speaker Betsy Kniffen for the service.
There will be a family-style Swiss steak dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today. It will include homemade desserts. Carryouts will be available. The cost is $10 for adults, with children 10 and under $4. For details call (419) 929-8998 or (419) 929-0745.
n First United Methodist
Logos is enjoying its second semester of Christian education, good food and fun at this church. The youth meet weekly at each others’ homes for Bible study and with youth leaders are planning for mission trips and ALIVE Music festival. TNT Bible studies are ongoing.
On Feb. 24, this church will celebrate a Blah Fest. Mark calendars now. More details to follow.
n Fitchville UMC
FITCHVILLE — This church is having an all-you-can-eat pancake-and-sausage breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. today. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for those ages 4 to 12, with those 3 and under free. Proceeds will benefit the youth group Christian Crusaders.
On Feb. 3, the church is holding the annual “Souper Bowl” Sunday. Homemade soup and sandwiches will be served after both worship services. Carryouts will be available. Some of the church’s college students and their parents will be donating soup and serving at this event. Donations will be accepted. Proceeds will go to the general fund.
n Norwalk Alliance
This church, located at 2755 U.S. 250 S., is concluding its current teaching series on prayer, “The Missing Ingredient: Rediscovering the ‘P’ Word.” The Revs. Bruce Rzengota and Wayne Mushett will lead a concert of prayer in both the 9 and 10:45 a.m. worship services. The congregation will be actively involved in creating approaches to corporate prayer and worship. The newly-elected governing board and elders and wives will be commissioned as part of the service. Children’s ministries will be available during both services.
Members and interested adherents are encouraged to stay for the 2008 annual meeting and open forum scheduled at 12:30 p.m. The Great Commission Coffee House will be open for light refreshments and beverages.
Call (419) 668-9208 or visit www.norwalkalliancechurch.org.
n First Presbyterian, Norwalk
During the 9:30 hour, the Rev. Adrian Doll will conclude the adult education class “Reformed and Always Reforming.”
The annual meeting of the congregation will take place immediately following the 10:45 a.m. worship service. Everyone is invited to stay for lunch in Fellowship Hall following the annual meeting.
All friends and members of the congregation are asked to return the Habitat for Humanity mission project volunteer profiles this Sunday.
There will be a mini-retreat at the church from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday for the new confirmation class and their mentors.
n St. Paul Catholic
Children’s Liturgy of the Word will be celebrated at the 11 a.m. Mass and Spanish will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. An annulment seminar will be held from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at St. Alphonsus Parish, Peru (just west of Ohio 61 on Settlement Road) presented by the Rev. David M. Ross, STL, JCD.
n Church of The King
This church will be holding its celebration at 7 p.m. today.
The sermon will be interactive on “Where would Jesus be if He were here today?” Nursery and children’s ministry are provided. The meeting will be held at 79 E. Main St. at the Norwalk Christian Assembly facilities next to Domino’s. For more information on Royal Rangers and Missionettes, Remain Youth Ministries, Cleansing Stream or any of the LIFE Groups, call the church office at (419) 663-0010 or visit cotknorwalk.org.
n Norwalk Community CME
This church has welcomed new pastor Curly Bryant Sr.
He’s been a church member for 53 years and pastor for 13. He spent four years in Sandusky at New Bethel CME Church and three years in Ford City, Pa. at Phillips Chapel CME Church.
He also was at Cleveland’s Patton Memorial CME Church for seven years and since age 14 has been a member of the Stewart Board.
He worked nine years as a public school teacher in Cleveland.
He’s been married to Lois Hinson Bryant for 27 years. They have a son, Curly Bryant Jr. and daughter, Chrystal Lenice Bryant.