Lenten lunches begin in BG

The eighth annual Bowling Green Community Lenten Lunch Series, sponsored by the Bowling Green Ministerial Association and the churches of Bowling Green, starts Wednesday at First Christian Church, 875 Haskins Road, from noon-12:55 p.m.

They continue every week through April 1.

Participants will enjoy a free lunch, a different speaker and conversation about living as a Christian in a secular work, a time for inspiration and prayer, and space to connect with other churches.

The Bowling Green Ministerial Association was formed in 1918 to be a Christian fellowship for all ministers in Bowling Green. They meet monthly to pray, share their lives and work with each other, and plan events and programs to bring the City of Bowling Green together in worship, fellowship and service.

Other locations are First Presbyterian Church, March 11; Church of Latter Day Saints, March 18; Trinity United Methodist Church, March 25; and First United Methodist Church, April 1.

Lent events continue at St. Luke’s

NORTH BALTIMORE — St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 215 N. Second St., will have a Wednesday evening Lenten Worship.

The evening begins with a fellowship meal of soup and sandwiches at 6:15 p.m., followed by worship at 7 p.m. Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon is titled Disciples of Jesus Practice What They Preach, and is based on Acts 2:42.

Music and dinner in Findlay

FINDLAY — Gospel singing and dinner will be offered March 7 at South Side Restaurant, 3050 S. Main St.

Dinner will start at 5 p.m. with Heartsong, Michael Gardner and the Seekers performing from 6-8 p.m.

For more information call TGMA Gospel Music Promotions at 419-934-5456.

Listening posts with Scot Ocke

The Maumee Watershed District Superintendent, Rev. Scot Ocke, would like to share information about several of the protocols, or petitions, that will be presented at General Conference. These listening posts are for both clergy and laity.

The Listening Posts will be held three days in March, at six different churches.

The local ones are March 8 at 4:30 p.m. at Bowling Green First United Methodist Church, 1526 E. Wooster St., and March 15 at 4:30 p.m. at Perrysburg Grace United Methodist Church, 601 E. Boundary St.

For more information contact the Maumee Watershed District at 419-897-9770 or www.maumeewatershed.org.

Truck Stop ministries to hold dinner concert

NORTH BALTIMORE — Truck Stop Ministries Inc., will hold a dinner concert on March 8, featuring Michael Gardner.

Dinner is served at 5 p.m. at the Iron Skillet Restaurant at the Petro Truck Stop, 12900 Deshler Road. The concert follows at 6 p.m.

For information call Chaplain Jon Reynolds at 419-704-0242 or 419-934-5456.

Bacik lecture: ‘Samaritan Woman at Jacob’s Well’

SYLVANIA — The Sylvania Franciscan Village presents Father Jim Bacik’s March lecture, “The Samaritan Woman at Jacob’s Well: An Inspiration for our Spiritual Life” on March 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Franciscan Center.

This presentation will do a careful reading (exegesis) of John 4:1-42, which portrays the dramatic encounter between Jesus and a Samaritan woman who comes to recognize him as the Messiah, and shares this belief with others. This passage is the gospel reading for the Sunday after the lecture, the third Sunday of Lent, March 15.

Tickets are $10 reserved and $15 at the door. Purchase tickets online at www.sylvaniafranciscanvillage.org, or reserve them by leaving name and the number of tickets required at 419-824-3515 or franciscanvillage@sistersosf.org.

Heaven on stage in Waterville

WATERVILLE — Theatre-for-the-World and the Waterville United Methodist Church are teaming up to present a comedy by Matthew Carlin entitled “A Little Piece of Heaven.”

Performances are March 20 and March 21 at 7:30 p.m. and March 22 at 1:30 p.m. at the church, 102 N. Fifth St. It is the story of a little shop where folks find things from their past that have been missing for a long time.

Admission is free. Donations of canned food and nonperishable food items are welcome at the door. A free will offering will be taken following each performance. All proceeds will be going to support the Anthony Wayne Food Pantry and the AW Community Food Ministry.

A lasagna dinner will be hosted by the groups’ youth, before the Saturday night performance, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $8 adults and $6 children 12 and under, help support their 2020 Mission Trip to Nashville. Reservations are required and must be received by March 10. Seating is limited. Contact the church office at 419-878-3645 to make a reservations or for additional information.

‘Ladies Knight Out’ planned

PERRYSBURG — The Knights of Columbus Council 7978 will hold a Ladies Knight Out on April 4 at 5:5 p.m. at Graystone Hall, Hufford Road.

The cost is $30 per person and includes dinner, beverage, bingo and prizes.

To make a reservation call 419-662-1847 or mail them to Chris Kaiser, 906 Jennison Drive, Rossford. Kaiser’s email is Chrisjk54@yahoo.com.

Reservations are due by March 24.