College First

Participate in worship with College First Church of God online at 10 a.m. Sunday on Facebook and YouTube. Direct links are available from the Resources page at The sermon series “We are the Church” concludes this Sunday. This week, the Rev. Brandon Kelly ties the five functions we have learned in the simple credal statement that Jesus Is Lord, from the Scripture Romans 10:5-13. The Resources page on the website also has video links, printable resources, activities and podcast links. If you are isolated and need assistance, or if you can give assistance, fill out the Help Survey on the website.

First Lutheran

First Lutheran Church’s entire Sunday worship service will be posted on its website. Join in worship by visiting and clicking the box labeled “05/24/2020 Service” for the YouTube presentation. A printed copy of the service is also available to download. The Rev. Christian Dittmar will preach on the text from John 17:1-11. “Taps” will be played at the end of the service in remembrance of all veterans lost in war. The All Saints Carillon will ring a 30-minute concert of hymns beginning at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome to park in the parking lot at 109 E. Lincoln St. or nearby to listen. The sanctuary is open to the public for prayer and meditation from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Lutheran Social Services’ requests for this month are dish soap, paper towels and canned vegetables. Items can be placed in the cart by the elevator.

First Presbyterian

Guest preacher Marie Louden-Hanes and director of music Brent Neuenschwander will lead Sunday worship on Facebook Live at 9:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Visit for more information and instructions on how to worship from home, or call the church office at 419-423-2110.

Gateway Church

Gateway Church will offer Vacation Bible School online. Families who register online will pick up a packet curbside from June 17-19 that includes materials for crafts, an audio CD, a T-shirt, discussion guides and access to online content. Register at by June 3 to guarantee a T-shirt. The final registration date is June 14.

Our Lady of Consolation

CAREY — Public Masses will resume at Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, at 5 p.m. May 30 and at 9 and 11 a.m. May 31. Social distancing policies will be in place.

St. Andrew’s UM

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church will wrap up its series “Unraveled: Seeking God When Plans Fall Apart” with the message “Saul to Paul: Discovering a New Path,” based on Acts 9:1-20. Worship on Facebook or via the livestream at at 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday, or listen at 9 a.m. on WFIN and The church will offer “A Night of Worship: A Virtual Concert of Praise” at 7 p.m. Friday on Facebook and on its website. The building remains closed until further notice.

Trinity Lutheran

The Seventh Sunday of Easter will be celebrated at 9 a.m. by members and guests of Trinity Lutheran Church. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, the church will observe a “Service of Healing and Remembrance” for those grieving the loss of loved ones. Both services will be steamed via Facebook Live and Zoom.

Trinity Lutheran, Jenera

JENERA — Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, will hold its school’s graduation service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The graduates are Cohen John Adams Hamlin, Railen Mitchell Hassan and Evan Parker Kretz, who is also the class speaker. The class flower is the rose, the class colors are red and black, and the class Bible verse is “Jesus said, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me,” John 4:6. There will also be a regular service at 8 a.m., along with adult and teen Bible classes. Sunday school for children remains canceled. The theme for both services is: “Christ’s ascension enlightens us to see the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance, and His incomparably great power for us,” based on Ephesians 1:16-23. The Bible readings are Esther 6 and Luke 24:44-53. The Psalm of the day is Psalm 110. The hymns are “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus,” “Before the Lord We Bow” and “Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise.” A video of the service may be seen at on either Sunday evening or Monday morning.

Trinity UM

OTTAWA — Trinity United Methodist Church of Ottawa is hosting a scrap metal drive through October. A large container is available in the lot next to Tri R Guns, 241 E. Second St., Ottawa, where all metal is welcome. No paint cans, TVs, batteries, tires, garbage or mattresses will be accepted. Proceeds will be used toward trustee (building) projects at the church.