Worship Times

8:30 am 
Traditional Worship
9:30 am 
 Sun. Sunday School
10:45 am 
Blended Worship
2:00 pm 
Chinese Ministry

Communion - 1st and 3rd Sunday


Special Missions
Cherry Street Mission
LSS Food Pantry
Macaroni & Cheese

Contact Information

Phone 419-382-0410
Address 3636 South Detroit Avenue

Ash Wednesday Service - 7:15 pm

Join us for soup supper at 6:15 pm.

Join us for Worship this Sunday!

8:30 am Traditional Worship Service

9: 30 am Sunday School, Confirmation, and Adult Bible Study

10:45 am Blended Worship Service

Pastor's Message - Don't give up something, let something go!

News / Announcements

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Our Midweek and Holy week series this year is put together by Dr. Reed Lessing and is based on the book of Exodus.  Here is the schedule for the entire season including the Sunday’s in Lent which are not part of the series.  Soup suppers start at 6:15 and Lent services will be at 7:15 on Wednesdays.  If you have not picked up a Lenten Devotional book they will be available again this Sunday. 

MARCH 6 - ASH WEDNESDAY - Exodus 2:1-10 “God does big things with small stuff!  He does it for Israel through Moses, and he does it for us through Jesus.”

MARCH 10 - SUNDAY - Luke 4:1-13 “The temptation of Jesus in the wilderness”

MARCH 13 - LENT 1 - Exodus 3:1-14 “Change: It’s often said that the only person who likes change is a baby with a wet diaper! Change. That’s God’s plan for Moses. That’s also God’s plan for us!”

MARCH 17 - SUNDAY - Luke 13:31-35 “Jesus laments over the coming destruction of Jerusalem” 

MARCH 20 - LENT 2 - Exodus 14:1-29 “Stop trying and start trusting.  That’s the truth God teaches his people in Exodus 14.  And that’s the Gospel truth God teaches us as well – today!”

MARCH 24 - SUNDAY - Luke 13:1-9 “Repent or Perish” 

MARCH 27 - LENT 3 - Exodus 17:1-7 “Strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink” (Ex 17:6).  When they were dying from thirst, this worked for Moses and the Israelites.  It works for us, too, today!”

MARCH 31 - SUNDAY - Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 “The Prodigal Son”

APRIL 3 - LENT 4 - Exodus 20:1-17 “When we don’t conquer coveting, coveting conquers us.  Every time!  Coveting drives a stake into every relationship we have. But don’t despair!  There is hope for us today in God’s Word.” 

APRIL 7 - SUNDAY - Luke 20:9-20 “The Parable of the wicked tenants, the stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone”

APRIL 10 - LENT 5 - Exodus 32:1-14 “It’s easy to get stuck in a hole.  Look at Aaron and the Israelites.  Better yet, look at us.  Best of all, look to Jesus who alone gets us out of our huge hole!”

APRIL 14 - PALM SUNDAY - Exodus 34:1-8 “Our past is behind us. God’s grace is before us.  A new beginning awaits us.  That’s the message for Israel in Exodus 34.  And that’s God’s message for us as well on this Palm Sunday weekend!”

APRIL 18 - MAUNDY THURSDAY - Exodus 24:1-11 “All too often we don’t have the right connections with the right people at the right time to accomplish all the right things. If we could just obtain access.  The good news is that through the blood of Jesus we have unlimited access!”

APRIL 19 - GOOD FRIDAY - Exodus 12:1-13 “From 1635 to 1640 a Spanish artist named Francisco de Zurbaran created a painting and called it Agnus Dei – that’s Latin for “Lamb of God.”  De Zurbaran’s masterpiece points us to the wonder and awe of Jesus, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”

APRIL 21 - EASTER SUNDAY - Exodus 15:1-18 “Today’s goal is to both profess Easter and possess Easter.  Easter happened.  That’s profess.  Easter is happening to me.  That’s possess!”


“You Deserve a Break Today!”

Do you remember that commercial?  (I don’t remember what company wanted me to take a break at their restaurant!)  But as a working woman – whether you’re working at home or in a commercial business – you have earned a break.  And the LWML retreat offers you a spiritual break and a physical one, too.  It gives you a chance to escape the ordinary routines and gives the opportunity to reconnect with God and with other women who hunger for a relationship with him.  Our speaker is well known in LWML circles for being inspiring and humorous. The retreat also offers a lunch which (in the past) has always been delicious and which you don’t have to prepare.  What a deal for $20!

There are at least two of us attending, and I have two guests who will meet me there.  Please join us for an inspirational day.  The poster and registration form are attached below.  The date is March 23rd from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.  The location is the Ohio Living Center which is just off Reynolds Road and Brownstone Drive across from Maumee Valley Country Day School.  I will mail the registration for you if you get it to me by March 10th. - Vivian Nelson


Ladies and Gentlemen, are there coins rattling around in your mite box?  It’s time to have another noisy offering!  We will do it on March 17th in order to get the funds to national LWML in time to meet the mission goal by the 31st

Lots of us don’t use as much cash as we used to, choosing credit cards instead.  If that is a reason you don’t have too many coins in your box, please consider quiet money or a check instead.  You can make a check out to LWML, Ohio District and then I can forward it directly to the Ohio District Financial Secretary.  Make your gift a thank offering to God for all his blessings.  Mission projects in Ohio and all over the world are supported.


Saturday, Feb. 16th, 8-9:30 am - Our Men’s Group will meet again the third Saturday of the month at 8:00 a.m. for donuts and coffee and short study.  This will be followed by an hour of working on maintenance of the church. 


The 2019 flower chart is hanging in the Narthex.  There still are many open dates. Please take time to sign up for days that are meaningful to you and your family.  The cost is $20 each Sunday.


 Happy Anniversary!  The quilt circle has been stitching on quilts 28 years.  Lots of quilts have passed through our hands.  Lots of people now have a quilt to treasure whether it was old and made by a beloved family member or recently put together. Quilts are a treasure box of memories.

Did you know that some quilts made around Civil War time were made with clothes that instead of being discarded were turned into quilts? Usually no batting was used.  (That is the middle layer that gives the quilt warmth and body.) Material fabric was hard to come by and very expensive so old clothes of any type was used. Today the preferred fabric is cotton for its durability and variety of colors.

Back in the day even feed sacks were used.  When the companies that made the feed sacks heard how people were using them for quilts and clothing, they started to print them in a variety of patterns and colors. Bill and I saw a quilt made entirely of feed sacks at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.  It was beautiful.

If you’re fortunate enough to have a quilt and would like to display it in your home, remember to keep it out of direct sunlight. The sun will fade the colors and could cause sun rot – that’s when fabrics break down and fall apart. If you’re folding a quilt to put on the back of a chair or sofa, remember to unfold and refold the quilt so you don’t have creases which will break the fabric fibers.  At the National Quilt Museum they roll the quilts instead of folding them.

We quilt every Tuesday at Concordia 9:30-11:30 a.m.  You’re welcome to stop by at that time to see us quilt, and we could even show you how to put in a stitch or two.

See you around the frame!  Mrs. Kathy Ewald, Quilt Circle Chairman


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