WILLARD — You shall not build it of hewn stone. In Exodus, God was explaining about building an altar for sacrifice, but if you make it of stone God said, “thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it” (Exodus 20:24-25, Deuteronomy 27:5-7). The word “hewn” in the dictionary says “to strike forcibly with an ax, sword, or other cutting instrument; chop; hack. To make, shape, smooth, etc.” — G.G. Baker
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First United Methodist
Come worship with this church at either 8:30 or 10:30 a.m. Sunday school starts at 9:30 with Kid Venture. You will come away blessed. On Sunday, all those with October birthdays will be recognized. Attention all youth: Don’t miss Pathfinders at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Pastor Brian will be preaching from Mark 2, “Conflicts with the authorities”
Monday will be the free community dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Naomi Ruth circle meets at 7. The Wesleyan circle meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
The rummage sale is still on Saturday until 2 p.m., featuring lots of bargains. Prayer Coffee is at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Sheri’s Coffee house. All are welcome.
St. Paul Episcopal
This church will have a service of Holy Eucharist. The Rev. Margaret D'Anieri will officiate. All baptized Christians are welcome to take communion. A coffee hour will follow the service.
Three members will be attending the Diocesan Convention on Nov. 10 and 11.
The church will have its service at the dedication of Bellwether Farm in Wakeman on Nov. 12. Bishop Hollingsworth will officiate at this service. Make reservations at the church for this special occasion.
Narcotics Anonymous meets in the Benedict Chapel at 12 p.m. Wednesdays and at 10 a.m. Thursdays.
This church is collecting socks for the needy and collecting food for the Norwalk Food Bank.
St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran
This is a busy month for this church leading up to the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting the 95 theses on the church door at Wittenberg Castle. Sunday is the second annual Fall Festival from 3 to 5 pm. Come for fun, food, cake walk and from 3:30-4 p.m. this church will have “trunk or treat” for the children; dress in Halloween costumes and trick or treat in the parking lot out of car trunks. Everyone is invited.
On Reformation weekend (Oct. 28-29), this church will present the third-graders with Bibles and will have a Bible blessing service at all services. Be sure to bring your Bible and wear red and a hat to services.
Berlin Heights Baptist
BERLIN HEIGHTS — Pastor Shaun Cotterill and the congregation invite the public to all services held by this church, but especially to the 6 p.m. service on Oct. 29. Members of the Gideons will be present and participate in the service that evening. Call the church, 85 E. Main St., Berlin Heights, at 419-588-2332 for further information.
St. Paul Catholic
This parish will have Eucharistic devotions at 7 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday in the church. The theme for the devotions this year is “Discipleship and the Eucharist.” All are welcome.
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