A number of Logan County churches are spending a few extra minutes during their individual services Sunday, Oct. 18, for a special observance of “Stand Up For Jesus and Pray For Our Nation.”
“God needs to hear our prayers during this troubled time,” area church leaders said. “Please join us in your church or at home this Sunday to pray to God for forgiveness and to heal our land.”
Participating churches and pastors include, but are not limited to:
Father Shawn Landenwitch, St. Patrick and St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Churches; Pastor Larry Novak, First Lutheran Church, Bellefontaine; Pastor Jeff Willets, Calvary Baptist Church, Bellefontaine; Pastor Doug Thompson, West Mansfield and Big Springs United Methodist Churches; Pastor Jason Robson, East Liberty Church of Christ; Pastor Eric Cook, Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Bellefontaine; Pastor Kristen Lawson, Hopewell and Quincy United Methodist Churches; Reverend Kevin Greewald, First Christian Church, Bellefontaine; Pastor ]ohn Watkins, Rushsylvania Church of Christ; Pastor Tim Moebs, Indian Lake Northside Church of the Nazarene; Pastor Wayne Downing, Goshen Friends Church, Zanesfield; Rev. Debra Ketcham, Lewistown-Trinity United Methodist, Lewistown; Pastor Floyd Lundy, McKee’s Creek Chapel, West Liberty; Pastor Rob Starnes, Gretna Brethren, Bellefontaine; Pastor Steve Merrin, First Presbyterian Church, Bellefontaine; Pastor Matt Sandlin, First Friends Church, Bellefontaine; Pastor Karen Torrez, Galilee Lutheran Church, Russells Point; Pastor Linda Moore, North Greenfield and East Liberty United Methodist Churches; Pastor David Moore, Walnut Grove and Lakeview United Methodist Churches; Pastor Gary Brown, First Church of God, Bellefontaine; Pastor Bill Walker, Quest Community Church, West Liberty; Pastor Tony Coy, Bellefontaine Apostolic Temple; Reverend Joe Ziraldo, First United Methodist Church, Bellefontaine; Pastor Rob Kilgore, Monroe Community Church, Pickerelltown; Pastor Chris Ewing, County Line Church of the Brethren, Harrod; and many other pastors and churches.
Bellefontaine First United Methodist Church hosts drive-thru dinner
Bellefontaine First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main St., hosts a drive-thru dinner from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22.
The menu includes meat loaf, potatoes, vegetable and dessert. The meal is free, but donations are accepted.
Other church activities Sunday include:
• At West Liberty United Methodist Church, 202 W. Newell St., Pastor Dave Yinger will be preaching and teaching on Exodus 33:12-23, and the message title is, Do I Want To Know Him?, during the 9:30 a.m. service. Sunday School Classes for children through adult are at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday. “If you do not have a church home at this time, we would gladly welcome you to attend on a Sunday morning in a safe environment for in- person Worship and Sunday School,” church representatives said.
• The Rev. Bryan Meadows continues the series, Breaking Free, with the message, Rewritten, at The Huntsville United Methodist Church.
• For the 20th Sunday after Pentecost, First Lutheran Church, 208 W. Sandusky Ave., hosts Sunday school at 9 a.m. and services in the sanctuary at 10 a.m. for Communion and Stewardship Sunday. Special music is presented by Carolyn Novak
• Sunday, Oct. 18, is the beginning of a new series of sermons from Rev. Steve Merrin, The Prophets of Promise, at First United Presbyterian Church. Worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. with masks required, which are available at the entrances. The HandBell Choir offers special music.
• Worship at Bethel Mennonite Church begins at 9 a.m. The church continues with part two of a series on the Lord’s Prayer, this week focusing on “daily bread and forgiveness.” Mask wearing and social distancing is being observed.
• Saturday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, speaker Karl Haffner has the service. Music is being planned.
• Gretna Brethren Church is now gathering for worship indoors. Attendees are encouraged to wear a mask. The podcast will also be available on the Gretna website as well at www.gretna.life. This Sunday, Oct. 18, at 9:45 a.m., Pastor Rob Starnes will continue in the series titled: Why Am I Here? with the message, Purpose in Honoring God, purpose comes to life when our lives reflect God’s will. Scripture is from Ecclesiastes 3-5. Talent offering is by Beth Plank. Gretna’s annual business meeting will take place immediately following Gathering Service.