Church Events: 03-28-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 March 2014 10:27
Pastor Ted Gullixson's sermon Sunday at Abiding Word Evangelical Lutheran Church will be "Jesus Feeds His People With Good Things."

Evangelist Harold Driver's sermon Sunday morning at Bowling Green Church of Christ will be "The Word of God Is all We Need." The evening service will be "Singing Unto God."

Rev. Howard Mayne's sermon Sunday at Cloverdale United Methodist Church will be "The Fate of the Unprepared."

"Countdown to the Cross: Final Farewells," will be Pastor Tom Mullins' message Sunday morning at First Baptist Church.
The church will host "Messiah in the Passover" demonstration at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Rev. Brent Pomeroy's sermon Sunday at First Christian Church will be "How Well can You See?"

Rev. Gary Saunders' sermon Sunday at First Presbyterian Church will be "Seeing What Jesus Sees."
Holy Land visit powerful for couple PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Religion Editor   
Friday, 28 March 2014 10:24
Rick and Jackie Metz on top of Masada with the Dead Sea in the background. The Masada Desert Fortress, next to Jerusalem, is the most popular destination of tourists visiting Israel. The fortress was built by Herod the Great as a refuge for himself. (Photo provided by Rick and Jackie Metz)
For one Bowling Green couple, their recent 10-day visit to the Holy Land was a life-changing experience.
Rick and Jackie Metz journeyed to the birthplace of Christianity on the trip with a focus on the biblical "Promised Land."
They heard of the trip through their church, Dayspring, on North Dixie Highway.
"It was on our bucket list," Jackie Metz said. "It is the most exciting place to visit on Earth."
She justified her characterization by listing numerous reasons, supplemented by her husband's thoughts, for her belief including that it was the area which featured "the birthplace of God (Jesus); beginning of civilization; historic sites; the multi-cultural aspects; and the dichotomy of having very modern touring capabilities while still preserving the sites to be much as they would have appeared to Jesus and his disciples.
"I've been to Europe before and seen antiquity. But I never expected the extent of antiquity I saw there. This was much older and it was exhilarating and awesome to know there were still things available to see from Christ's time."
Her husband agreed, "Many areas are still as they were - like the Sea of Galilee. It's all natural and there are still things much as it was when Jesus walked the Earth."
Lenten Events: 03-28-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 March 2014 09:46
The Bowling Green Ministerial Association's "Lenten Luncheon" on Wednesday will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. This week Deacon Jim Cavera will present "GOD in Manic and Celebrative Moments." First United Methodist Church will prepare the soup and salad lunch.  It is open to the public.
Cavera is a retired clinical social worker who serves as a permanent deacon for St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

"Broken Promise Restored: Peter's broken promises to never deny Jesus are restored by the surpassing love of Christ," is the theme for the mid-week Lenten service at Cloverdale United Methodist. This will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday in conjunction with Hope Lutheran Church as they jointly hold the series.

St. Aloysius Catholic Parish will feature "Jonah" at its Lenten Mondays event at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The church also holds Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent. Tonight will be "Everyone's Way of the Cross" by Clarence Enler. April 4 will feature a bilingual celebration with parts in both English and Spanish.
Church Briefs: 03-28-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 March 2014 09:48
75th anniversary to be celebrated in Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS - On April 6 New Life Community Wesleyan Church will be celebrating 75 years. There will be a special worship service at 10:45 a.m. A dinner at noon and a time for memories at 1:30 p.m.
The church is located at the corner of Woodburn Avenue and Second Street in Grand Rapids.
The public is invited.

Healing service offered
NORTH BALTIMORE - St. Luke's Lutheran Church in North Baltimore will host a healing service on Sunday  at 7 p.m. The service, which includes anointing with oil, is for those with specific requests for healing, as well as an opportunity to pray for others in need of healing.
The public is invited to attend.
Jesuits report surge in vocation inquiries due to Pope Francis PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 March 2014 09:53
Last week Pope Francis concluded the first year of his papacy, and the Jesuits, the religious order of priests and brothers who count Pope Francis as one of their own, have reason to celebrate. In the U.S., the Jesuits are reporting a surge in vocation inquiries since his election.
Men interested in exploring the possibility of joining the Jesuits first make contact with the religious order through regional vocation offices, and those offices are all reporting a significant uptick in vocation inquiries, one as  high as 116 percent.
Father Chuck Frederico, S.J., vocations director for the Jesuits of the Maryland, New England and New York Provinces, said his office has been flooded with inquiries. "These men are inspired by the Holy Father. ... They're excited by the example of Pope Francis."
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