Easter Events: 03-29-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 29 March 2013 08:29
BOWLING GREEN
Pastor Luke Ulrich's sermon for the 7 a.m. Easter sunrise service at Abiding Word Evangelical Lutheran Church will be "The Man of Joy: He Is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!" Easter breakfast will be served in the Fellowship Hall at 8:15 a.m. The special Easter Sunday School for children at 9 a.m. features a screening of the "Road to Emmaus" movie.
The Easter Festival service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday Ulrich's sermon theme will be "The Man of Joy: Opening the Scriptures to Us!" The youth Easter egg hunt will take place after the service at approximately 11:30 a.m.

"Easter - He Is Risen," will be Pastor Dennis Gugger's sermon for the 10 a.m. Easter morning worship at Bowling Green Alliance Church. A continental breakfast will be served at 8:45 a.m.

Evangelist Harold Driver's sermon for Sunday morning at Bowling Green Church of Christ will be "The Cruel Cross of Calvary." The evening service will be "Sing a New Song."

There will be a 10 a.m. Easter worship at Bowling Green Covenant Church.

Pastor Kevin Crawford will be speaking on "The God You're Looking for: God who is Loving," for the 10 a.m. Easter worship at Brookside Church.

Christ's Church in Bowling Green will hold an Easter "Son"rise service at 8 a.m. Breakfast and an egg hunt will be held at 9 a.m. Easter worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

Easter Celebration at Church of the Nazarene will be at 10:30 a.m.

Easter at Cloverdale United Methodist Church will begin with the "Sonrise" service at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast to follow. Worship will be at 9:15 a.m. Rev. Howard Mayne's sermon will be "It is the Lord."

"Empty" will be the Easter theme at Dayspring Assembly of God. Services are at 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday.

"Who do You Say That I Am? - Jesus," will be Pastor Tom Mullins' message for Easter morning at First Baptist Church.

Rev. Brent Pomeroy's sermon for Sunday at First Christian Church is "This Changes Everything." Easter breakfast will be at 8:30 a.m. Sunday School follows at 9:30 a.m. Worship is at 10:45 a.m.

Rev. Gary Saunders' sermon for the 10 a.m. Easter worship at First Presbyterian Church will be "Proof of Heaven." The service will conclude with the choir singing Handel's "The Hallelujah Chorus. Following the worship there will be a potluck brunch and an egg hunt.

Pastor Tom Mellott's sermon for Easter at First United Methodist Church will be "Living as a Disciple - Facing Life With Hope." The praise service will be held at 8:45 a.m. At 10 a.m. there will be a continental breakfast to benefit My Brother's Keeper. The traditional service follows at 11 a.m.

Grace Brethren Church will celebrate the "Lordship of Jesus Christ" on Easter Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Easter activities and services at Hope Lutheran Church begin with an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday. On Sunday members will celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus at the 7 a.m. Sunrise service. The youth will lead the service with a sermon on the trial of Judas. An 8 a.m. Easter breakfast follows. An Easter communion celebration will be at 9 a.m. It is a service of music, song, word and sacrament.

The program for Sunday at Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation will be "Practice Resurrection," by Rev. Lynn Kerr.

Easter Celebrations at Peace Lutheran Church will begin with brunch at 9 a.m. The sacred space restoration will be at 9:45 a.m. There will be one worship service at 10 a.m.

Senior Pastor Steve Baney's message for the 10:15 a.m. Sunday worship at Plain Congregational Church will be "Defining Moments." He will invite those attending to identify the single most important moment in one's life, and will offer a new defining moment to replace those that are hurtful.

St. Aloysius Catholic Parish will hold its Vigil of Easter with adult baptisms, confirmation and first Communion at 8 p.m. on Paschal Saturday. Resurrection Masses on Easter Sunday will be held at 8 and 10 a.m. and noon.
Blessing of off will be don at noon on Holy Saturday.

The Easter Vigil service at St. John's Episcopal Church will be at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Easter Sunday service is at 10 a.m.

Pastor Henry Seibert's theme for this weekend's services at St. Mark's Lutheran Church will be "It's all in a Name." The Easter Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Saturday. There will be an Easter breakfast from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Worship services Easter morning will be at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

St. Thomas More University Parish will hold its Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m. Saturday. The Sunday Easter Mass is at 10 a.m.

Easter at Trinity United Methodist Church will be observed with an 8:30 a.m. Eucharist service and the 10:30 a.m. worship which includes the Easter portion of G. Handel's Messiagh.

Pastor Larry Whatley's sermon for Easter at Turning Point United Methodist Church will be "Acceptance, Rejection and the Cross."

An Easter breakfast begins the Easter Celebration at Wood County Baptist Church at 9 a.m. That will be followed by the church's Easter Cantata.

BAIRDSTOWN
The traditional Easter worship at Bairdstown United Methodist Church will be held at 9:15 a.m.

BLOOMDALE
Pastor Jeff Ridenour's sermon for the 7:30 a.m. Easter at Trinity United Methodist Church will be "Are You Amazed by What You See?" The 9 a.m. worship message will be "Changed From Glory Into Glory."

BRADNER
Preacher Dan Horner's sermon for the 8:30 a.m. Easter "Son Rise" service at Bradner Community Christian Church will be part 13 of his sermon series, "Disorder in the Court." Breakfast follows that service. Then part 14 of the series will be presented at the regular worship which follows.

Pastor Jeff Ridenour's sermon for the 6 a.m. Easter service at Bradner United Methodist Church will be "Are You Amazed by What You See?" The 10:30 a.m. worship message will be "Changed From Glory Into Glory."

Rev. Melanie Haack's sermon for the traditional 10 a.m. Easter service at St. James Lutheran Church will be "Something Radically New." The service includes special music and a children's sermon.

CUSTAR
St. Louis Catholic Church will have its Resurrection of the Lord Mass at 9:30 a.m. Easter Sunday. There will be no service on Saturday.

CYGNET
There will be a sunrise service at 7:30 a.m. for Easter at Faith United Methodist Church followed by a church breakfast. The worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m.

DOWLING
The Easter sunrise service at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church will be held at 7:30 a.m. with Holy Eucharist. Easter breakfast will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The Festival Worship with Holy Eucharist is at 10:15 a.m.  Rev. Tom Zulick's homily is "Just When You Thought ..."

DUNBRIDGE
An 8:15 a.m. "Son Rise" service will begin the Easter celebration at Christ's Bible Church with Eric Reza preaching. Breakfast is at 9 a.m. Pastor Dale Smeltzer's message for the 10:30 a.m. Easter worship will be "Jesus' Triumph."

GRAND RAPIDS
St. Patrick (Providence) Catholic Parish will have its "Night Watch of the Resurrection/Easter Vigil Service of Light at 8 p.m. Saturday. The service includes the blessing of the new fire, liturgy of the word and Eucharist and the Rites of Initiation. The Resurrection of the Lord Masses on Easter Sunday will be at 8 and 11 a.m.

HASKINS
Rev. Jennifer Jackson's sermon for Sunday at Haskins Community Church will be "Living Easter." Molly Fink will be the guest trumpeter for the service.

Rev. Jim Paulson's theme for the 7 a.m. Sunrise Easter service at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church will be "Changing Lanes." The title for the 10:15 a.m. Easter Sunday service will be "Are We Ready?"

HOYTVILLE
"Hope for Today and Hope for Tomorrow," will be Pastor Rick Adams' message for Easter at Hoytville United Methodist Church.

LATCHA
The 7:30 a.m. Easter sunrise service at Zion Lutheran Church will feature a youth-led program. Both that and the 10:15 a.m. Easter service will feature choral music and bell ensemble.

LEMOYNE
Pastor Ron Shinkle's message for Easter at Lemoyne Baptist Church will be "Foreshadowings in Christ Resurrection!"

LUCKEY
Pastor Peter Johnston's sermon for Easter at Faith United Methodist Church will be "The Idle Tale That Changed Everything."

Celebration of the Resurrection for Easter at Salem Grace United Lutheran Church will be at 10:15 a.m.

Rev. Matthew Deames' sermon at Zion Lutheran Church will be "Finding Easter Eggs" for the traditional Easter worship with Holy Communion at 10:15 a.m.

Pastor Ernie Sampson's sermon topic for both the 8 a.m. Easter sunrise service and the 10 a.m. Easter service at Zion United Methodist Church will be "God's Gift of Love." An Easter breakfast will be served at 9 a.m.

MOLINE
Mainstreet Church will hold its Easter Sunday worship services at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m.

NEW ROCHESTER
Pastor Dale Schaefer's message for the 10:15 a.m. Easter worship at St. Paul Lutheran Church will be "Extreme Makeover - Easter Boldness."

NORTH BALTIMORE
Services for Easter at Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist will begin with the Easter sunrise service at 8 a.m. Easter breakfast follows at 9 a.m. The Easter cantata and worship will begin at 10:15 a.m.

Pastor Jon Rhinehart's sermon title for Easter at Praise Chapel Pentecostal Church of God will be "Easter Monday: The Day After."

"Hope for Today and Hope for Tomorrow," will be Pastor Rick Adams' message for Easter at St. James United Methodist Church.

The congregation of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church will celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord at 10:15 a.m. Sunday Pastor Ralph Mineo's sermon topic for Easter will be "I Have Seen the Lord." Easter breakfast begins at 9 a.m.

PEMBERVILLE
Pastor Matthew Musteric's sermon for Easter at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church will be "The Three R's of Easter." The "Great Easter Vigil" service is at 7 p.m. Saturday with Easter Sunday services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served between services at 9:15 a.m.

Pastor Jim Miller's sermon for Easter at First United Presbyterian Church will be "The Lord Is Risen: Now Live Like It!" Services include a joint sunrise service with the United Methodist church at 7:30 a.m. The Easter worship is at 10:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m.

Pastor Peter Johnston's sermon for the 11 a.m. Easter worship at Pemberville United Methodist Church will be "The Idle Tale That Changed Everything." Members will also participate in the joint sunrise service with First United Presbyterian Church at 7:30 a.m.

The SonFire Band will lead the 10:30 a.m. worship for Easter at Sonfire by the River. Pastor Jeanne English will preach the message "Against all Evidence." Streaming video of the service will be available in the Back Room of the Higher Ground Coffee Shop for overflow worshippers.
A free breakfast will be available for all worshippers from 9 to 10 a.m. in the coffee shop.

PERRYSBURG
Blessed John XXIII Parish will hold the first Mass of Easter at 7 p.m. Holy Saturday with the lighting of the new fire outside, celebration of Easter sacraments with RCIA, and all the joy of the Resurrection. Easter Sunday Masses will be at 8, 9:45 and 11:30 a.m.

CedarCreek Church  proudly presents "The Rescue," a film that combines the story of Easter with God's plan to save us all, with their Easter worship services at all its campuses today at 5:15 and 7 p.m., Saturday at 1:45, 3:30 and 5:15 p.m. and on Sunday at 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) will hold its Feast of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday at 10:15 a.m.

St. Rose Catholic Church will have a blessing of Easter food at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. There is the 8:30 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass. On Easter Sunday Masses will be held at 7 a.m. in the church; 8:30 a.m. in the gym; 10:15 a.m. in both the church and they gym with a noon Mass in the church. There will be no 5 p.m. Mass Saturday or Sunday.

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church will hold its Easter Sunday worship services with Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10 a.m.

Zoar Lutheran Church will celebrate the Easter season beginning with an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Holy Saturday. The Easter vigil service is at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The Easter sunrise worship will be held at Fort Meigs Cemetery at 6 a.m. Holy communion will be part of the Easter worship services at the church at 7, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday.

PORTAGE
Rev. Bruce McDaniel's sermon for Sunday at Christ United Methodist Church will be "The Son Returns ... A New Day." The sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. Breakfast will follow at 7:30 a.m. The morning worship will be at 9:30 a.m.

RUDOLPH
Preacher Larry Garzony's sermon for the 7:30 a.m. Sonrise service on Easter at Rudolph Christian Church will be "Easter Is ..." His topic for the regular worship is "Easter: Seeing Is Believing."

STONY RIDGE
Easter worship services at St. John Lutheran Church will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for the Easter Vigil Service, and 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday. An Easter breakfast will be served from 9:15 to 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. At 9:45 a.m. Sunday will be a children's story along with a craft and Easter egg hunt.

Pastor Robert E. May's sermon for Easter at Stony Ridge United Methodist Church will be "A Most Pleasant Surprise."

SUGAR RIDGE
Pastor John Randall's sermon for for the 7 a.m. Easter sunrise service at Sugar Ridge Community Church will be "An Ordinary Miracle." Breakfast will be served following. At the 10:30 a.m. regular service the sermon will be "Flash Backward."

TONTOGANY
The Easter morning at Tontogany Presbyterian Church the church doors will open at 7 a.m. for those who want a quiet hour of prayer prior to the "Sonrise" service at 8 a.m. A breakfast will follow at 8:45 a.m., with further worship celebration of Christ's resurrection at 10 a.m.

WATERVILLE
The churches of Waterville will join forces for the Waterville Community Sunrise Service which will be held at 7 a.m. Easter morning. The service will be held at Memorial Park behind the old cemetery school in Waterville by the river. First Presbyterian Church will lead the service and will host a breakfast following the service.

First Presbyterian Church will hold its Easter worship service at 10 a.m.

WAYNE
Easter worship at Mt. Zion United Brethren Church will begin with a sunrise service at 7 a.m. Easter breakfast will be at 8 a.m. The Celebration and Worship will be at 9:30 a.m.

"The Ultimate Question," will be Rev. Mark Kuhlman's sermon for Easter at Wayne United Methodist Church. The "Son-Rise" service is at 7:15 a.m. The Resurrection Celebration will be at 10:30 a.m.

WESTON
Sonlight Church and Community Center invites the community to celebrate Easter with them at their new facility at 19920 Sand Ridge Road. The service will be at 10 a.m.

Rev. James Stewart's sermon for Easter at Weston United Methodist Church will be "God Meets Us at Every Corner."
 

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