First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St., Oregon will offer weekly evening worship services Thursday evenings at Piccadilly Apartments, located west of the YMCA on the south side of Pickle Road.
The services are part of the church’s mission to reach out to the community, Pastor Beth Huener said. “Our After School program, which will begin its sixth year this Sept. 15, brought us to the attention of many of the families at the area apartment houses, including Piccadilly,” she said. ”So last January, our congregation decided to start a worship service there.”
Beginning Aug. 26, the week school starts, the worship service will take place Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. The service, which will last about 45 minutes, will be a Christian worship experience. “We are also inviting folks to remain until 9 p.m. to share faith stories or to pray,” Huener said.
Musical groups from at least three area Lutheran congregations, including Bethel Lutheran in Toledo, Calvary Lutheran in Northwood and Prince of Peace in Oregon, will take turns providing the music.
“We thank the folks at Piccadilly for offering us this space for free, and our partners in ministry who are helping us to lead worship,” Pastor Huener said.
Christopher Soltis graduated Aug. 7 from Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay with a Master of Divinity degree.
He is director of children’s and college-age ministry at Shoreline Church, Oak Harbor. Soltis and his wife, Sara, are the parents of two children, Rachael (21 months) and Caleb (7 months). He is a teacher and in part-time ministry at the church.
Clay High Class of 1975 will hold a 35th-year reunion Oct 2 at CHAFA Goove in the Grove at Oak Shade Grove in Oregon. Contact the school for advance dinner tickets. Tickets will also be available for $15 at the gate.