Son-Shine to perform at Marietta church
Contemporary and Southern Gospel music group Son-Shine will be performing at the First Congregational Church at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. The church is located at 318 Front Street in Marietta.
The concert is open to the public. Tickets are $10 and for those age 5 and under, $5. Advance tickets may be purchased at Putnam Chocolates on Front Street, Stoked Coffee on Pike Street and at the church. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the repair and restoration of the church's historic 1906 Austin pipe organ. The concert will open with a number on the organ played by the church's organist, Scott Hobson. The organ will be featured a second time during the concert with a duet by Scott and Anita Wall on the piano.
Son-Shine has been performing together as a group since 1985. All four of the group's members are school teachers. The group unexpectedly got their start when one of the members, Kent Walker, was asked to sing special music for his church. He did not want to sing alone, so his wife, Lisa, and a couple with whom they were friends, Marty and Rhonda Glassburn, agreed to sing with him. That same night, they were asked if they would sing for another church's Mother's Day Banquet. They performed the same two songs at that banquet, but the requests for appearances kept pouring in so they have been singing together ever since.
There is usually a wide age range in attendance at their concerts so they sing a variety of spiritual songs that appeals to all ages. Rhonda is usually the lead singer but others in the group take the lead at times. Some of their songs have been written by Rhonda and Lisa. Son-Shine does have a CD that will be available at the concert for anyone interested.
For more information, you may contact the church office at (740) 373-0741 or go to www.mariettafirstchurch.org and click on the organ.
The Gathering to meet Sunday
The Gathering will worship together on March 20 at 5 p.m. at Stout Memorial United Methodist Church, corner of 34th and Broad streets, Parkersburg. It is an alternative worship service open to all. Join us as we commune together.
Church of Christ to host meetings
The Church of Christ at Summerfield, Ohio, will be hosting a series of gospel meetings March 20 to 24.
Services are scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Sunday services are at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Bible classes for all ages begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Evangelist Jeff Rich of Beallsville, Ohio, will be the guest speaker. Everyone is welcome to come and hear these messages from the Bible.
'Nails of the Cross' topic of GPS
Contemporary Service at Tunnel United Methodist Church - Gather, Praise, Seek (GPS) will be held from 11:15 a.m. to noon, Sunday, March 20. Gather at 11 a.m. for conversation and fellowship 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: Betrayal", and will lead informal discussion. Communion will be celebrated. 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.
'Full Credit' topic of Sunday service
"Full Credit" 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 Joe Vogel's Scripture text will be from Romans 4.
A brief fellowship time with light refreshments will follow the morning worship.
Sunday School will begin at 11 a.m. with classes for all ages. The adult class is "My Vocation in Christ." The teens will study Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Younger children will follow their Bible history lessons.
Wednesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. everyone is invited to attend a Lenten service and a Community Lenten Meal which will be served at 6 p.m. preceding the Lenten Service. Please call phone number below to make a reservation for the meal.
Crown of Life Lutheran is a member of Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) .
On Friday, March 25, Crown of Life will be hosting a Family Game and Gym night at Wood County Christian School in Williamstown from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
For more information: 374-3664 or www.crownlutheran.org.
Guiler continues series on crucifixion
Myron K. Guiler, pastor of the Marietta Bible Center Church, will preach in the 10 a.m. service on March 20. He will continue his series on the Crucifixion of Christ. These messages will conclude on Easter Sunday. This Sunday's message will be "The Doorpost in "Egypt: A Picture of the Cross." He will preach at the 6 p.m. service on "The Day of Atonement: A Picture of the Cross."
Joe Offenberger continues to minister in Moldavia until March 23. He will be teaching a class for pastors and students while there.
The mid-week service will be at 7 p.m., March 23, with Guiler leading the Bible study.
Guiler will continue his teaching from the Book of Revelation, at the Kennonsburg Bible Church at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 24.
Guiler and The Marietta Bible College Choir will travel to the Faith Bible Church in Ravenswood for a service at 7 p.m., Friday, March 25.
For more information: 373-5551.
Chicken, ham dinner at Watertown church
Dale United Methodist Church will be holding their annual chicken and ham dinner at 4:30 p.m., April 2. The church is located 10 miles west of Watertown on Ohio 676. The menu will include chicken, ham, homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, salads, desserts, coffee and cold beverages. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under and free for children 5 and under.
For more information: (740) 749-3415.
Women's conference at Betsey Mills
"2011 The Lord Speaks and Women Proclaim" Womens' Conference will be held at The Betsey Mills Club, 300 Fourth St., Marietta, on April 2. The doors will open at 8 a.m. for check in and the conference will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speakers will include Dr. Rebecca Polis from Revival Fellowship International, Fairmont, W.Va. and Pastor Wanda Wayne from Word of Faith Fellowship, Spencer, W.Va. The cost is $15 with lunch provided aand pre-registration required by March 30.
For more information: 678-8192 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Barlow church to host luncheons
Barlow Presbyterian Church luncheons will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the church on Ohio 550 in Barlow. The cost is a donation. Dates for the luncheons and the menu are as follows: Wednesdays, April 6 and 20, lasagna, fish, garlic bread, fries, salad, side dishes and desserts: May 3, Election Day; and May 18, ham casseroles, turkey, vegetables, mashed potatoes, salads, stuffing, side dishes and desserts: Wednesdays, June 1 and 15, pulled pork stuffed cabbage, cheesy potatoes.
, salmon patties, meat loaf, fried potatoes, side dishes.
For more information: (740) 678-2162.
Free Community Meals will be served at Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta the first Friday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
For more information: 373-1512.
Holy Communion and Healing Services will be held every Wednesday at noon at Christ United Methodist Church located at 301 Wooster St., Marietta.
For more information: 373-1512.
A revival will be held at River Valley Community Church of The Nazarene, 1412 27th Street. Vienna, W.Va. on March 20 to 23. Times will be Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. with Evangelist Bud Allman and featured Singers "Dayspring. " Everyone is welcome.
A Ladies Circle Fellowship will begin at 1 p.m., Fridays at 103 Circle Dr., Marietta, Harmar Hill. It is not about any denomination but more like a friendship group with little devotionals and building relationships within the community of believers. Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments and beverages will be served. Sherry Ritchie is hosting the group in her home.
For more information: (740) 706-0230.
The Lower Salem United Methodist Church, The Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, The Lawrence Baptist Church, and the Muskingum Valley Baptist Church will hold special Sunday evening services during Lent at 6 p.m. The schedule for the services are:
March 20 - Lawrence Baptist Church with a special gospel concert presented by The Patriot Quartet from Salvisa, Ky., The church is located on Ohio 26, 16 miles from Marietta.
March 27 - Lower Salem United Methodist Church will feature speaker, Pastor Scott Shawver, with special music by Ruth Price. The church is located on Second Street in Lower Salem.
April 3 - Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with speaker, Pastor Gale Lauderman and special music by Cammie Loane. The church is located on Stanleyville Road, Ohio 42.
April 10 - Lawrence Baptist Church with speaker, Pastor Lou Verdi and special music by Justin Gutberlet. The church is located on Ohio 26, 16 miles from Marietta.
April 17 - Muskingum Valley Baptist Church with speaker Erin Curtis and special music by God Strong from Moundsville. The church is located on Tice Run Road, Washington County 406 in Ludlow Township.
The public is invited to attend these special services.
For more information: 373-8510.
The Lower Salem United Methodist Church will be hosting a breakfast bash from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 2 at the Lower Salem Community Building, Main Street, Lower Salem. There will be a free will offering.
The menu will include a pancake bar, scrambled eggs, breakfast casseroled, country sausage, fried potatoes and more.
Jesus' Last Supper was actually a Jewish Passover. Igor Barbanel of Jews for Jesus will re-create the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus' death and resurrection in a presentation called "Christ in the Passover" at Red Hill United Methodist Church, 114 Red Hill Church Road, Parkersburg, on Monday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Although Barbanel was raised in an atheist family in Odessa, Ukraine, he realized that his existence was no accident and wanted to learn more about his Creator. He came to faith in Jesus through the Jews for Jesus ministry in 1995. He came on their staff in 1997 and now serves as the deputy director for their five branches in Russian and the Ukraine. He and his wife, Galina, have two daughters, Olga and Susan.
Igor Barbanel will set a table with items traditionally used at the Passover meal and detail their spiritual significance. He will also explain the connection between the events of the first Passover in Egypt and the redemption that Jesus accomplished, as well as the deep bond between the ancient Passover feast and the Christian Communion celebration today.
Jews for Jesus has presented "Christ in the Passover" at over 38,000 churches. It has been enthusiastically received by Christians who appreciate learning more about the Jewish backgrounds of their faith. Moishe Rosen, who founded Jews for Jesus in 1973, has also co-written the book, 'Christ in the Passover', with his wife, Ceil. This seminal work includes a look at Passover in ancient times and how it is practiced today. It will be available after the presentation. Also available will be a DVD of the Christ in the Passover presentation with David Brickner, the executive director of Jews for Jesus, officiating.
Brickner, a fifth-generation Jewish believer in Jesus, succeeded Rosen as Executive Director in 1996. Bricknew has kept Jews for Jesus on the cutting edge as the ministry has expanded and established branches in eleven countries, including the United States, Brazil, Israel, Russia, France and South Africa. "We exist to make the Messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish people worldwide," Brickner states. "There are still a few that haven't heard of us!"
Igor Barbanel will be happy to answer questions after the presentation. Call (304) 485-7140 for more information. There is no admission charge.