Church briefs 2-14

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Social Day is Feb. 14

Community Social Day will be at Renner's St. Paul United Church of Christ on Feb. 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. It's Valentine's Day -- take your sweetheart. Lunch is soup, sandwich, salad and dessert. Freewill offering supports outreach programs. The day's activities include knotting comforters, sharing old neighborhood pictures and lots of fellowship.

Renner's St. Paul is located on Tuscarawas County Road 41 near Coshocton County Road 93 (7620 Renner Road SW.)

Community Lenten services are planned

The Shreve area churches will again be holding Community Lenten Soup and Bread meals and worship on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. This year's theme for services will be the "Stepping Stones of Lent" and the offering will be donated to The Pregnancy Care Center of Wayne County Inc., with the hope of raising $1,000 for the agency.

In keeping with Jesus' sacrifice, a simple meal of soup, crackers, bread and beverage (no dessert) will be served at 6 p.m.

Dates and locations of services are: Feb. 13 (Ash Wednesday) at Hopewell Presbyterian; Feb. 20 at Shreve United Methodist; Feb. 27 at Shreve Presbyterian; March 6 at Shreve Christian (Disciples of Christ); March 13 at Hopewell Presbyterian.

Part two of 'The Story' begins

Part two of "The Story," which focuses on the New Testament, will begin on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 9 a.m.

St. John's has completed the 21-week part one, which covered the Old Testament. Children, youth, and adults will gather for an opening session in Fellowship Hall and then breakfast for age-appropriate classes. At the 10:15 a.m. morning worship service the beginning of The Lenten Season will be observed. The Rev. Walther will lead worship, which will feature guest speaker, Dr. Dan Hawk from the Department of Biblical Studies of Ashland Theological Seminary. The Missions Committee will provide refreshments for the Thirst After Righteousness time which will follow the morning service. St. John's will share in the first community Lenten Service at Martin's Creek Mennonite Church at 3 p.m. this Sunday.

The church is at 8670 State Route 39, Millersburg.

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