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• Dec 7, 2019 at 11:30 AM

St. Paul Catholic

This church is hosting the Diocese of Toledo, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass and celebration today. There will be a procession of dancers and praying of the rosary, from the courthouse on Main Street to the church, beginning at noon. There will be a reenactment of the miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the church at 12:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 1. The festivities continue in the St. Paul Convocation Center at 3 with lunch and the El Corazón de Mexico Ballet. All are welcome.

Also, on Sunday, Liturgy of the Word with children, will be celebrated during the 9 a.m. Mass. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will be held at 11. Advent evening prayer continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday.


Crossroads Community

This church, 414 Gibbs Road, will host a healing center Dec. 14 and again Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and March 14. It will be open to the public from 10 a.m. until noon. Healing prayer will be ministered by the ministry team to those who attend.

The healing center is always the second Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. until noon. All faiths and anyone with a physical need are welcome. Call Cindy Hay at 419-577-4948 for more information. 

“God is always moving. We would love for you to join us,” she said.


St. Paul Episcopal

For the second Sunday of Advent, this church will have a service of Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. There will be a coffee hour and the Vestry will meet following the service.

The Sandusky Choral Society Concert was beautiful and enjoyed by all. 

The free community meal will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 19. The greening of the church will be Dec. 22 following the service.

Narcotics Anonymous will meet in Benedict Chapel on Tuesday and Wednesday.


Collins, West Hartland United Methodist

As we enter into the second Sunday of Advent, these churches welcome all to join them for services Sunday, at Collins, 4290 Hartland Center Road, Collins, at 8 or 11 a.m. and at West Hartland, 1401 Zenobia Road, at 9:30.

This is the Advent Sunday of peace. May we remember and remind others of the true meaning of this season, and may the peace of God fall on you and your family.


First United Methodist

The 10:30 a.m. service on Unity Sunday will be the only service this second Sunday of Advent. The children will present “Just a Little Christmas.” Birthdays will be celebrated. Donate to one of three charities and honor the people in your life who have everything.

Stitches of Love will meet at Luther Oaks at 9:30 a.m. Thursday Contact Mary Jo for information. Pathfinders will not meet Sunday.

If you are grieving or feeling sad, join others at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 243 Benedict Ave., at 3 p.m. Dec. 15 for a service of remembrance and hope.


St. Mary, Mother of the Redeemer

Don’t forget the St. Mary potluck, begins at noon Sunday in Reynolds Hall. Bring a side dish; meat and beverage will be provided. There will be prizes, gifts and a special visitor from the North Pole.

The 55 Plus Group will hold its Christmas party at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at The Press Box. Bring a small gift to exchange if you wish. All seniors are welcome.


Berlin Heights Baptist

BERLIN HEIGHTS — Located at 85 E. Main St., Berlin Heights, this church will be caroling in the community at 7 p.m. Dec. 18. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join the carolers.

The annual Christmas Eve service with special music, candle light and a Christmas message will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 22, the regular Sunday night service time. Call 419-588-2332 if more information is needed. All are always welcome.


First Baptist

Join this church, 67 E. Main St., for Sunday worship for Advent meditation on peace at 10:30 a.m. The adult Sunday school series at 9:15 is from Andy Stanley, Who Needs Christmas.”

Bible study is at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Narc-Anon at 7 p.m. Tuesday and AL-ANON at 10 a.m. Thursday. 


First Presbyterian

One of the church mission partners, Parfum de Vie, recently has been honored by World Vision’s “Strong Women, Strong World” program. Nicole and Vincent Derieux have come to the United States to receive the award and have made time to visit First Presbyterian. Join us at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the Great Room for an update on their ministry.

Following the 10:45 worship service, we are going Christmas caroling. This church will have a lunch of pizza at the church and then visit shut-ins and area nursing facilities. Youth activities will be at 5 and 6:30 p.m.


St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran

Men’s Bible study at 8 p.m. Dec. 14, starting at McDonalds then moving to the church. The children’s Christmas program is at 10:30 a.m. service.

This church is located at 243 Benedict Ave/ and services are at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and at 8 and 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion offered at all services. The 10:30 service is broadcast on WLKR, 95.3 FM and Facebook Live for those who cannot attend in person.


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