CedarCreek donates $7.5K in memory of firefighters PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Friday, 07 February 2014 10:06
PERRYSBURG - CedarCreek Church is making a donation in memory of the fallen Toledo firefighters based on last weekend's attendance.
"We love standing shoulder to shoulder with our community to show our support. We know that both of these men, as with all the fire, rescue, and police crews, do so much to serve our city," a release announcing the donation read.
CedarCreek is donating $1 for every person in attendance last weekend. The money will be donated to Firehouse #3, which is currently being rebuilt. The donations totaled $7,500.
Bells to ring out to benefit FOCUS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Friday, 07 February 2014 10:05
PERRYSBURG - The Agape Handbell Choir of Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, and the Handbell Choir of Ashland Church, Oregon, will combine to perform a benefit concert for FOCUS.
Founded in the traditions of faith and service, FOCUS (Family Outreach Community United Services) is a community based agency called to embrace people in need, bring voice to the voiceless, and restore hope and dignity to the forgotten. FOCUS fosters the skills that enable people to gain control of their lives and their futures by providing the necessary steps to emerge from homelessness and poverty, and gain economic and social stability. Both the Zoar and Ashland congregations have supported FOCUS for many years, including a benefit handbell concert in 2011 held at the Oregon church.
Brave the snow to pray? PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Religion Editor   
Friday, 31 January 2014 10:42
The snowfall this month as seen here at Calgary Lutheran Church in Northwood, has forced churches to decide if they should cancel Sunday worship services. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
While the job of a pastor ultimately focuses on saving the souls of their congregation, sometimes they also try to assure their flock's safety while on Earth.
Sunday services are an important part of many people's faith lives and it is difficult to miss if they feel they can safely make it to the church.
Already this winter, many Sunday church services have been canceled due to the inclement weather. At the services which were held, most, if not all, saw fewer followers in the pews. Most of the faithful wisely chose to stay home.
Much like how worship styles vary from church to church, so does their approach to holding services in bad weather. The only consistent theme is that services are called off if there is a Level 3 weather emergency declared. Some churches also automatically cancel at Level 2.
Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 10:45
Church Briefs: 02-07-14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Friday, 07 February 2014 10:04
Special service slated
LUCKEY - Emmanuel Freewill Baptist Church, 4560 Gilbert Rd. Luckey, is holding a special service at 6 p.m. Saturday. James and Starla Dean will be singing and the guest preacher will be Pastor Sid Ramey from Carey Freewill Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome.
Light refreshments and fellowship will follow.

Soup and salad lunch offered
The congregation of Hope Lutheran Church, 13507 Cloverdale Road, will host a soup and salad luncheon in the fellowship hall Sunday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations will benefit  Bowling Green food pantry and the Lutheran Indian Ministries. The menu includes chili mac and vegetable soups, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches, along with a variety of salads and desserts.
'Lutheran Schools Week' focus of Missouri Synod PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 31 January 2014 10:27
ST. LOUIS - The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod's (LCMS) annual National Lutheran Schools Week celebration, is wrapping up on Saturday.
This week provides the church's 2,300 preschools, elementary schools and high schools with the public opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God's work among students, families, faculty and staff.  
The week's festivities may include special schoolwide activities, philanthropic events and an open house for the community.
The theme for the 2014 observance is "Witness Always - Raising up faithful disciples," based on 1 John 5:7-8: "For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree" (ESV).
The theme songs for the week are "Sharing the Caring Christ" by Lana Gibbons and "Rise, Shine, You People" (Lutheran Service Book 825).
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