'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).
Gay teacher: I knew engagement could cost job PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 31 January 2014 10:26
SANDUSKY (AP) - An Ohio band and choir director says he knew that announcing his engagement to another man likely would mean he could no longer teach at a Roman Catholic school because of the church's teachings on marriage.
Brian Panetta said he was forced to resign recently after he told administrators at Sandusky Central Catholic School about his engagement over the Christmas break.
In a letter to people associated with the school, Panetta calls himself "a proud and gay Catholic" who hopes the church will change its teachings on marriage.
Two other teachers at Catholic schools in Ohio have recently fought their firings over actions that administrators said went against teachings of the church.
Church Events: 01-31-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 31 January 2014 10:25
Pastor Carlton Sielaff's sermon Sunday at Abiding Word Evangelical Lutheran Church will be "The Face of Faith."

"The Supremacy of Christ in the Universe," will be Pastor Dennis Gugger's sermon Sunday at Bowling Green Alliance Church.

Evangelist Harold Driver's sermon Sunday morning at Bowling Green Church of Christ will be "If God had a Prophet Today." Ron Sands message for the  evening service will be "God and Christ."

Pastor Kevin Crawford will be speaking Sunday at Brookside Church on "What Did Jesus do to Make Disciples?"

Rev. Howard Mayne's sermon Sunday at Cloverdale United Methodist Church will be "Know and Love God."
Candlemas and other church happenings set for Sunday PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Religion Editor   
Friday, 31 January 2014 10:26
Depending on which church one attends, there is an interesting mix of topics planned from the pulpits.
Based on sermons provided to the Sentinel-Tribune, pastors will be discussing the interesting and eclectic mix which are converging on Sunday.
It is Groundhog Day, Super Bowl Sunday and the celebration of The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, commonly called Candlemas, as well as the last Sunday before the start of the Winter Olympics.
Other references and topics mentioned for Sunday services include the Pope, the Beatitudes, Frosty the Snowman, amputation, happiness, pain, misery and loneliness, to name just a handful.
The one which is probably least known is Candlemas. a Catholic traditional feast day, the Presentation of the Lord is noted in most Bibles. It is 40 days after Christ's birth and the time when Jewish women according to the Mosaic law who had given birth to a man-child was considered unclean for seven days. Moreover she was to remain 33 additional days "in the blood of her purification" to account for the 40-day total.
Church Briefs: 01-31-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 31 January 2014 10:24
Senior CSI event set
PERRYSBURG - CSI, Christian Seniors Interacting, invite all seniors in the area to attend its next meeting to be held Feb. 11 at Abundant Life No. 2, 200 Zoar Drive, Perrysburg. The event is held twice each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There is a $3 charge for miscellaneous expenses.
The 11:30 a.m. Bible study will be led by Elder Dennis Miller of Hope in Christ Church. Lunch is served at noon, provided by Wells Brooks.
The program which follows will be a jazz group from the Toledo School for the Performing Arts.
Seniors should call Phyllis Morton at (419) 872-0846 for information and reservations which need to be made by Thursday.
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