Church in Upper has new pastor
Bishop Leonard Blair has appointed the Rev. John Raphael Hadnagy as pastor of Transfiguration of the Lord Parish, Upper Sandusky. The change was effective Sept. 13.
Public prayer service planned
The annual public square rosary rally to pray for peace and an end to abortion is set for noon Oct. 15 at the Seneca County Courthouse in downtown Tiffin.
Lunch to benefit food pantry
The Republic United Church of Christ, 312 S. Madison St., will be sponsoring a Republic Food Pantry Lunch Benefit 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Church members will be serving chicken noodle soup or chili, hot chicken sandwiches, with cookies and a beverage. The meal is free with a donation of food or money for the Republic Food Pantry.
Carved religious items for sale
Wood carvers from Bethlehem are to bring their hand-carved olive wood wares to St. Mary Church Oct. 22 and 23. Nativity scenes, crucifixes, rosaries and Christmas ornaments are to be available for purchase. Their work can be viewed online at
www.holylandcarvings.com. St. Mary is at 85 S. Sandusky St., Tiffin.
Event canceled at Bellevue shrine
Due to a scheduling conflict and minimal interest, the Sorrowful Mother Shrine has canceled "A Day With Mary" that was planned for Sunday at the shrine, 4106 SR 269, Bellevue.
Truth Baptist to celebrate first anniversary in new location
Truth Baptist Church is to celebrate its first anniversary in a new location - 566 N. Washington St., formerly Restoration Ministries.
The Rev. Jim Martin, pastor of Truth Baptist, said he and his congregation are excited to share with the community what Jesus Christ has done with their church in the past year, and share plans as well.
"We have been meeting in our garage, which was converted into the church, but the Lord has provided enough money for us to get into our new building debt free," Martin stated in a release.
"This is really a blessing," he said. "Now, we can take our offerings to support missionary work."
"What is also a blessing is that there are still a lot of people in this town who are looking for truth, hence our name," he stated. "Most every church out there has done away with old-fashioned Bible preaching."
The anniversary service is set for Oct. 16. Sunday school is to be at 10 a.m., with services at 11 a.m. Hot dogs, chips and refreshments are to follow, and evening services that day are set for 2 p.m.; evening services typically are at 6 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday.
For more information, or for transportation to services, call (567) 207-4174.