The Rev. Jessica Commeret Myers will preach during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., followed by three different Lent classes: “Pausing on the Road to Jerusalem,” taught by Pastor Jessie; “Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving,” taught by Ellen Hugunin; and “Parenting Forward: How to Raise Children with Justice, Mercy and Kindness.” The Character Builders class will study the parable of the prodigal son from Luke 15:11-24. Lenten suppers and worship continue every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively, through April 20.
First Lutheran Church welcomes Daniel Beaudoin, bishop of the Northwest Ohio Synod of the ELCA, to preach at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. A coffee fellowship will follow each service, and will be served before the Sunday school hour beginning at 9:30. Senior Pastor the Rev. Bob Cochran continues the Wednesday Lenten series of talks on common expressions people often confuse with Scripture. This week’s title is “To err is Human; to Forgive Divine.” A soup supper will be available beginning at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, with the Lenten service beginning at 7. A freewill offering will benefit ELCA World Hunger.
St. Andrew’s UM
St Andrew’s United Methodist Church will serve the community dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall. Shepherd’s pie, salad, fruit, vegetables and cookies will be served. Those attending are asked to use the Crawford Street entrance.
St. John’s Lutheran
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Ave., will host soup and sandwich suppers at 6 p.m. Wednesdays during Lent, followed by Holden Evening Prayer Services at 7. The focus of the Lenten services is the Sermon on the Mount. Call the church office at 419-423-2023 for more details.
Michael Gormley, a popular speaker and lay evangelist from the Woodlands, Texas, will conduct a three-day mission themed “That One Thing” at St. Michael the Archangel Church. Meeting times are 7:15 p.m. Sunday, and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Bright Road campus. The mission is free to attend, with a freewill offering collected at the conclusion. For more information, contact Geri Leibfarth at email@example.com or 419-422-2646.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 935 W. Bigelow Ave., will recognize the second Sunday in Lent, including Holy Communion and a baptism, during worship at 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Sunday. The senior choir will sing “Break Thou the Bread of Life.” Students ages 3 through fifth grade will be dismissed from worship following the children’s message for SPARK! classes, where they will study “The Lord’s Prayer.” First communion instruction classes, for fifth grade and older, will be held beginning at 10:15 a.m. through April 7. Sunday school classes for all ages begin after worship. Three six-week Bible studies titled “The Sermon on the Mount,” led by the Rev. Will Stenke, continue at 8 a.m. Sundays and at 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The Wednesday Lenten worship service begins at 7 p.m., with lasagna and salad available in Luther Hall beginning at 6.
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran
JENERA — “Love One Another” are the three words of faith to consider for the Wednesday Lenten service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera. Guest Pastor the Rev. Bob Krueger from Immanuel Lutheran Church, Findlay, will speak on John 13:31-35 at the 7 p.m. service. The choir will sing “He Loved Them to the End.” A light supper featuring sloppy joe sandwiches will be served in the church basement starting at 5:30. The church and its basement are both handicap accessible.
BLOOMDALE — A kids’ spring party will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday in the basement at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Mulberry St., Bloomdale. There will be music, stories, balloons, games and snacks. Call Jane at 419-299-3690 for more information.