Vincent church offers breakfast
Sunday, April 3, Lighthouse Baptist Church of Vincent will provide a continental breakfast at 8:45 a.m. It will be followed by Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. and morning worship at 10 a.m.
For the 10 a.m. worship service Pastor A. C. Smith will present the sermon, "The Proper Use of the Tongue" from James 3:1-12. At the 6 p.m. service he will start a series of "Why I Believe" sermons. The first one is "Why I Believe in God."
Lighthouse Baptist Church is located on Ohio 339, between Vincent and Barlow.
For more information: (740) 678-2738.
Fulda church offers chicken dinner
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fulda will be serving their annual spring chicken dinner on Sunday, April 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bingo starts at 1 p.m. with the raffle ticket drawing at 3 p.m. Carry-outs will be available.
St. Mary's is located seven miles east of Caldwell, off Ohio 564 on Fulda Road.
Concert Saturday in Parkersburg
The annual Spring concert featuring the Gospelaires and Brighterside will be held at 7 p.m. on April 2 at Broadway Church of the Nazarene, 901 Broadway Ave., Parkersburg. Everyone is invited.
For more information: 422-7837.
Lower Salem church offers breakfast
Lower Salem United Methodist Church will be holding a breakfast bash from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 3. Breakfast will include a pancake bar, scrambles eggs, sausage, fried potatoes, fresh fruit, sweet rolls and more. There will be a free will offering.
GPS service at Tunnel church
Contemporary Service at Tunnel United Methodist Church - Gather, Praise, Seek (GPS) will be held from 11:15 a.m. to noon Sunday. There will be light refreshments, conversation and fellowship at 11 a.m. with worship following at 11:15 a.m. Pastor Richard Thomas will be continuing a series for Lent, speaking on the topic "The Nails of the Cross: Indecision", and will lead an informal discussion. All are welcome to this time of contemporary Christian music, worship, seeking and fellowship. Tunnel Church is located on Ohio 550 at Tunnel, 4 miles west of Marietta.
For more information: (740) 423-5519.
Various services and Lentent events
"Greatness in Service"will be the theme for the 9:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday at Crown of Life Lutheran Church, Third and Wooster streets, Marietta. Pastor Joel Vogel's scripture text will be Matthew 20:17-28.
A brief fellowship time with light refreshments will follow morning worship. Sunday School will begin at 11 a.m. with classes for all ages.
Wednesday at 7 p.m. the public is invited to attend a Lenten service to hear Vogel lead a discussion on "Miraculous Raising of the Saints from Death," which continues the theme "The Miracles of Lent."
A Community Lenten Meal will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday preceding the Lenten Service. Please call phone number below to make a reservation.
Crown of Life Lutheran is a member of Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS)
For more information: 374-3664 or www.crownlutheran.org
to meet April 4
The South-Eastern Ohio Pastor's Fellowship will meet on April 4 at the Cambridge Denney's. Steve Raines, pastor of the Faith Bible Church, Ravenswood, W.Va. will speak. In addition, Joe Offenberger will tell about his recent trip to Romania an Modavia at 10 a.m.
Myron K. Guiler, pastor of the Marietta Bible Center Church will preach in the 10 a.m. Sunday service. He will continue his series on the Cross of Christ. Joe Offenberger will preach in the evening service at 6 p.m.
The mid-week service will be at 7 p.m. on April 6 with Joe Offenberger leading the Bible study.
Guiler will continue his studies of the Book of Revelation at the Kennonsburg Bible Church at 7 p.m. on April 7.
For more information: 373-5551.
Free community lunch is April 6
The Daily Bread free community lunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 6 at the K of C. Hall on Franklin Street. The lunch is sponsored by St. Marys Health Ministry and the Knight of Columbus. The menu will include sloppy joes, chips, vegetable, dessert and beverages.
Free community lunch April 9
The Singles and Doubles Class of the First Baptist Church will be offering their Caring and Sharing free community lunch on Saturday, April 9 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church located at 301 Fourth Street in Marietta. All are invited to this free lunch to share in food and Christian fellowship.
The Easter lunch menu will include baked ham, green beans, baked beans, salads, rolls, dessert and beverage.
The class offers this free community lunch as part of it's community outreach ministries on the second Saturday of every month.
Pettyville church homecoming service
Pettyville United Methodist Church will be hosting their second annual homecoming service at 6 p.m. on April 9. The church is located on W. Va. 14, Pettyville. Dinner will be at 4 p.m. and service begins at 6 p.m. All are invited to attend.
Norwood church free ham dinner
The community is invited to a free baked ham dinner on Friday, April 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Norwood United Methodist Church. The menu will include baked ham, or grilled cheese sandwich if observing Lent, escalloped potatoes, green beans, roll, beverage and dessert. The meal is free and open to any family or individual who would like a hot meal and good Christian fellowship. Parking is available off the alley behind the church located at the corner of Oakwood Avenue and Colegate Drive in Marietta. The church offers a free community dinner as part of their Outreach Ministry on the third Friday of every month.
Free breakfast at
The Norwood United Methodist Church is offering the community a free pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 16 at 8:30 a.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausages, fresh fruit, juice and coffee. Parents/grandparents are invited to bring their cameras to have pictures of their kids/grandkids with the Easter Bunny and all children will receive a candy egg and prize from the Easter Bunny. There is no cost for the breakfast, but reservations are required so they have enough food on hand. To reserve space call the church at 374-5606 with the number of people coming and ages of children. The deadline to RSVP is April 13. The breakfast will be held in the Family Activities Center behind the church, corner of Oakwood Ave. and Colegate.
Hanging Baskets will be for sale at $25 each for the Green Hope Gardens, which supplies food for the needy, is taking place. Pick up an advanced order form at Sacred Heart Retreat House at (740) 667-0100 or Jim Couts at (740) 706-4672, at St. Ambrose or St. Mary's church. Plants will be ready by May 1.
An Appalachian arts and crafts festival will be held at Sacred Heart Retreat House on Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be displays and sale of pottery, needlework of all kinds, music, spinning, weaving, quilting, glassware, baskets, rug making, postcards, food.
Pastor Richard Hastings invites all to hear a presentation of Jews for Jesus at Pioneer Presbyterian church on April 16 at 3 p.m. The topic will be Model Seder.
Jews for Jesus is an agency that proclaims that Jesus is the Messiah of Israel and Savior of the world. The late Moishe Rosen, a Jew who has believed in Jesus for over 35 years, founded the organization. However, Dr. Rosen was quick to point out that he did not "start" Jews for Jesus. "Jews for Jesus began about 2,000 years ago, around 32 C.E., give or take a year. Jesus' first disciples were Jewish, and there have been some Jewish people who have believed in him ever since."
The organization has permanent branches in eight North American cities (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, New York City, Washington D.C. and Fort Lauderdale) as well as over 127 volunteer chapters spanning some 41 states and five countries. The group's international branches are headquartered in Johannesburg, London, Paris, Odessa, Moscow, Essen, Rio de Janeiro, Kharhov, Dnepopretrovsk, and Tel Aviv.
To the Jews for Jesus, believing in Jesus makes sense in light of the Jewish bible and in light of their experiences as "believers." For those who argue that Christianity contradicts the meaning of Judaism, the Jews for Jesus say there are answers, which their representative will be happy to discuss after the presentation. There will be no admission charge.
For more information: (740) 423-5890.
The Little Hocking United Methodist Church in Little Hocking, will be holding a community Easter egg hunt for children, toddlers through eighth grade at the Little Hocking Park on April 17 at 2 p.m. The hunts will be divided by age. There will be candy, prizes, snacks, and games.
For more information: (740) 416-3684
There will be a gospel meeting at the Brownsville Church of Christ from April 17 to 22 with Eric Krieg. The topic will be restoring the church at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Sunday services include Bible study at 9:45 a.m., worship at 10:30 a.m. and the evening service at 6:30 p.m.