Lutheran Church News

Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “Making Holy Choices” based on Ezekiel 36:24-28………

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

On Confirmation/Reformation Sunday, October 28, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “Making Holy Choices” based on Ezekiel 36:24-28 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore at 10:15 a.m. The 2018 Confirmation Class will be received. A reception in their honor will follow worship. Please join us. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m. .

St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

On Confirmation/Reformation Sunday, October 28, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “Making Holy Choices” based on Ezekiel 36:24-28 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb at 8:00 a.m. The 2018 Confirmation Class will be received. Please join us. A joint adult Sunday School class with the McComb United Methodist Church begins at 9:15 a.m.

Community Choir Forming

Now forming a Community Choir for ages high school and up.

Rehearsals begin on Wednesday evenings,  Starting on October 24, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

Now forming a Community Choir for ages high school and up.

Rehearsals begin on Wednesday evenings,  Starting on October 24, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. at  Holy Family Catholic Church, 115 E. Cherry St. North Baltimore, OH.

Please contact or email the parish office for more details or to join this new Community Choir.

Phone – 419-257-2319

Email: hfcc@midohio.twcbc.com

Performance Date: December 16th @ 7:00 pm at Holy Family Catholic Church.

Lutheran Church News for October 21st

Hear the message “Served or Serving?” based on Mark 10:35-45…..

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

Sunday, October 21, guest preacher Pastor Arthur Wilde will share a message “Served or Serving?” based on Mark 10:35-45 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore at 10:15 a.m. Please join us. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m. .

St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

Sunday, October 21, guest preacher Pastor Arthur Wilde will share a message “Served or Serving?” based on Mark 10:35-45 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb at 8:00 a.m. Please join us. A joint adult Sunday School class with the McComb United Methodist Church begins at 9:15 a.m.

Lutheran Church News for October 14th

Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “You Are Mine”

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

Sunday, October 14, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “You Are Mine” based on Mark 10:17-27 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore at 10:15 a.m. Please join us. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m. A St. Luke’s Church Women’s Bake Sale will follow worship.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

Sunday, October 14, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “You Are Mine” based on Mark 10:17-27 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb at 8:00 a.m. Please join us. A joint adult Sunday School class with the McComb United Methodist Church begins at 9:15 a.m.

Lutheran Church News for October 7

Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “God Heals Brokenness”

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

Sunday, October 7, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “God Heals Brokenness” based on Mark 10:2-16 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore at 10:15 a.m. Please join us. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

Sunday, October 7, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “God Heals Brokenness” based on Mark 10:2-16 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb at 8:00 a.m. Please join us. A joint adult Sunday School class with the McComb United Methodist Church begins at 9:15 a.m.

Lutheran Church News for September 30

Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “Echoes of Love”………….

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

Sunday, September 30, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “Echoes of Love” based on Mark 9:38-50 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore at 10:15 a.m. Please join us. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

Sunday, September 30, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “Echoes of Love” based on Mark 9:38-50 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb at 8:00 a.m. Please join us. A joint adult Sunday School class with the McComb United Methodist Church begins at 9:15 a.m.

Lutheran Church News for September 23

Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “Wisdom from Above” …..

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

Sunday, September 23, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “Wisdom from Above” based on James 3:13-18 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore at 10:15 a.m. Please join us. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

Sunday, September 23, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “Wisdom from Above” based on James 3:13-18 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb at 8:00 a.m. Please join us. A joint adult Sunday School class with the McComb United Methodist Church begins at 9:15 a.m.

Lutheran Church News for Sunday

Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “The Cross of Discipleship”….

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

Sunday, September 16, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “The Cross of Discipleship” based on Mark 8:27-38 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore at 10:15 a.m. Please join us. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

Sunday, September 16, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “The Cross of Discipleship” based on Mark 8:27-38 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb at 8:00 a.m. Please join us. A joint adult Sunday School class with the McComb United Methodist Church begins at 9:15 a.m.

Lutheran Church News for Sunday

Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “You’ll Get Through This”

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

Rally Day Sunday, September 9, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “You’ll Get Through This” based on Isaiah 35:4-7a at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore at 10:15 a.m. Please join us. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m. Join us for a “Rally Day” Cookout following worship.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

Sunday, September 9, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “You’ll Get Through This” based on Isaiah 35:4-7a at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb at 8:00 a.m. Please join us. A joint adult Sunday School class with the McComb United Methodist Church begins at 9:15 a.m.

Lutheran Church News

Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “Doers of the Word”

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

Sunday, September 2, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “Doers of the Word” based on James 1:17-27 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore at 10:15 a.m. Please join us. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

Sunday, September 2, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “Doers of the Word” based on James 1:17-27 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb at 8:00 a.m. Please join us. A joint adult Sunday School class with the McComb United Methodist Church begins at 9:15 a.m.

“Do Not Be Afraid” – A devotion by Ann Elaine Broughton

Fear can help you if you are in real danger, because it brings forth a rush of adrenaline…..

“I sought the Lord at all times, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears” (Psalm 34:4 NIV).

Is there something you fear? Fear can help you if you are in real danger, because it brings forth a rush of adrenaline to save yourself, but fear about something you cannot control such as the future will end up making you very ill from the stress. If your body is always in a state of fight or flight, you will get adrenal fatigue and become very ill. If you let worry and fear dominate your thoughts a real health hazard can occur.

Jesus wants you to trust Him with your fear, especially if it is keeping you from serving Him. Whenever I am needlessly afraid, I remember David and Goliath. David was not afraid of Goliath even if he was nine feet tall. Goliath told them to send one man to fight him and if he won the Philistines would serve them. David was just a boy, but he knew that God was with him. He set forth with his sling and five stones to meet the giant. The giant taunted him, but David was not afraid because he had great faith in his mighty God to help him. I love what David said, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord” (1 Samuel 17:45 NIV). David ran towards his enemy, spinning his sling and then threw the stone right in the middle of the forehead of the giant, killing him.

When you are facing a fear that keeps you from living a life of peace that God wants you to have or a fear of serving God in some way, remember David. Approach it with the same words. “I come against you fear in the name of the Lord. I give this fear to the Lord, knowing He will help me to stand with confidence knowing “God is love. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment” (1 John 4:16, John 4:18 NIV) “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7 ESV). God wants you to face your fear with his might and power. God is with you just as he was with David.

Dear Lord,

I give you my fear knowing that you want me to trust you to give me the strength to accomplish your will. Help me to step out in faith, just like David, and know that I can do all things through you who gives me strength.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen