Throughout the season of Lent, College First Church of God will study “Questions Jesus Asked.” On the first Sunday in Lent, the church looks at the Scripture from John 5:1-15. Interim Senior Pastor Don Dennison will preach in the 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services in the sanctuary, 1100 N. Main St. The Rev. Will Miller will preach at the contemporary service at 9:30 a.m. at the Winebrenner TLB Auditorium, 950 N. Main St. The church welcomes Ellen Kelly as the new interim director of worship at College First Winebrenner to lead worship music, prayer and song. Dennison will lead a “Brown Bag Lenten Lunch” discussion from noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday during Lent in room 201. Participants should bring their own lunch for a conversation about “The Questions.” Seek God For The City 2019 booklets for 40 days of united prayer in Lent are free and available at the church. The March “Senior Fun Dinner” will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall. Sign-up is required, and participants are asked to bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share. Molly Cooper will present “A Woman’s Place in War: The Women’s Army Corps in WWII” after dinner. Children’s choir (kindergarten through fifth grade) will resume at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the choir room, followed by Kids Club (3 through fifth grade) at 7 in room 103. Youth in grades six through 12 are invited to participate in CFYouth weekly Friday game nights. Contact Kat Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. The DivorceCare program will be offered from March 13 through May 29. The Christ-centered program consists of 13 video sessions featuring teachings from over 50 Christian counselors, teachers and pastors, along with group discussions and a workbook. Sessions are held from 6-8 p.m. at the church. Call Chris at 419-348-8192 or the church at 419-423-7365 to register.
The Rev. Jessica Commeret Myers will preach at the 9:30 a.m. worship service Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., followed by the community dinner at 11 in the great room. The Character Builders class will hold its first lesson on Luke 14:7-14, a narrative that describes how those who choose to exalt themselves might end up being humiliated while those who are humble are exalted. Sunday starts the Lenten Series Faith Formation classes, for which more information is available at findlayfpc.org. Lenten suppers are served at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall, followed by worship at 6:30.
GILBOA — Gilboa United Methodist Church, 102 Franklin St., Gilboa, will host a St. Patrick’s Day dinner and concert March 16. A corned beef and cabbage meal will be served at 5 p.m., with music from the GloryWay Quartet at 7. A freewill donation will be accepted. The church is handicap accessible.
St. Paul Lutheran
JENERA — Traditional worship services at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 9340 Township Road 32, Jenera, will be held at 7:50 and 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by small-group studies from 10:15 to 11. Contemporary worship begins with praise songs at 11:15 a.m. Soup suppers will be served by the youth from 5:50-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning March 13 and continuing through April 10. A Lenten service will follow at 7, with special activities for children during the service.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 935 W. Bigelow Ave., will celebrate the first Sunday of Lent this weekend, with the senior choir singing “Eagles Wings.” Students (ages 3 through fifth grade) in SPARK! classes will continue studying “The Lord’s Prayer,” and the First Communion instruction classes continue as well. Three six-week Bible studies titled “The Sermon on the Mount” begin this week, led by the Rev. Will Stenke. Study times include 8 a.m. Sundays and 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The Wednesday Lenten worship service will be held at 7 p.m. March 13, with a salad bar available in Luther Hall starting at 6 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran, Jenera
JENERA — The Rev. Ken Engdahl from Grace Lutheran Church in Kenton will be the guest pastor at Wednesday’s evening Lenten service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera. The theme for the service, which begins at 7 p.m., will be “Watch and Pray,” based on Matthew 26:35-41. The choir will sing “His Father’s Plan.” Prior to the service, beginning at 5:30 p.m., a light tacos/nachos supper will be served in the church basement.