A Season of Inviting - Cheri Holdridge - 2/7/2016



VILLAGE KIDS, age 4 through 4th grade, will be in worship through the opening music and then our adult volunteer will escort them to the Village Kids room.  Parents or guardians, please pick up your children at the Village Kids room immediately following the service.  Supervised child-care is also provided for children 3 and under with Sarah Ferguson.

 ASH WEDNESDAY - On Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00 p.m. we will have our Ash Wednesday Service. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, the forty days leading up to Easter. During Lent we practice a season of self-reflection, prayer and denial in order to prepare our hearts for the remembrance of Jesus' death and resurrection. The traditional imposition of ashes on the forehead will be offered at the service. 

LASAGNA NIGHT - Please join us at Kristen & Suzie's house,  1742 Meadowhill Ct., Toledo, OH 43614, for a Lasagna Dinner Party on Friday, February 12 at 6:00 pm. Lasagna will be provided.  Please bring a side dish (salad, veggies, garlic bread, etc.) or dessert and your own beverage.  For more info, call Kristen at 419-654-2016.

WALLEYE NIGHT – Come with us to the Toledo Walleye Game on Sunday, Feb 21. It is a Black Out Game so dress in all black. Sign up and pay $16 to Kristen or Suzy Taylor-Hendges by Feb 14. We’ll meet at the Ticket Booth at 4:50 p.m.

A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE - Join The Village as we go to see a comedy, "You Can't Take It With You," with our own Juliette Quinlan directing and Rebecca Young as Stage Manager. The performance is by the Toledo School for the Arts and will be held at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th Street. We will go on Saturday, February 27 to the 7 p.m. performance. We'll also meet at 5:00 p.m. for dinner together at Manos Greek Restaurant, 1701 Adams Street. Show tickets are $14 for adults, $8 for students and seniors 65 and older. Please pay The Village Church for your tickets by February 21 so we may get a block of seats together. For more information contact Pastor Cheri at 419-297-8031 or

SEAGATE FOODBANK PJ PROJECT - During the next few Sundays, until 2/21, we will be collecting items for Seagate Foodbank's Project PJ. They are looking for new or gently used bedtime necessities for children:  PJs, sheets, pillowcases, robes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, stuffed animals, books and slippers. They are focusing on children of veterans and those affected by cancer. Please bring your donations to worship (monetary, also); Patti Lusher will be collecting them.

 PRAYER GROUP – The Prayer Group has changed their meeting time to the 1st, 3rd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7 p.m. at Teresa Hagedorn and Z Schwartz’s home, 2252 Havenwood Dr., Toledo, OH 43614.  Everyone is welcome!  Please contact Teresa at for directions or more information.

THEOLOGY ON TAP - Interested in casual conversation about faith issues?  Theology on Tap may be for you!  We will meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month to talk and fellowship together. The next gathering will be February 11th at 6:30 at Shawn’s Irish Tavern, 4400 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH.   For more information, contact Karen Shepler at

Are you grateful for The Village Church?  If so, would you consider making a weekly or monthly financial commitment to The Village in order to sustain our vital ministries? Making an online donation can be set up so that it happens automatically. Go to our web site at and follow the home page link, "DONATE."  If you have questions, please contact our Office Manager, Shelly Savory at or 419-984-7131.

If you would like to add any announcements to the program or the weekly email, please contact our Office Manager Shelly Savory at or 419-984-7131 by 10 a.m. on Thursday.

DO YOU LIKE OUR SUNDAY FOOD?  We've got great food - and it's all because of you!  If you would like to donate money for Sunday snacks instead of signing up to bring them in, please do so in the Sunday collection basket. Mark your donation "Village Sunday Food." If you would like to bring in snacks, a sign up list is located on the bulletin board in the hospitality area, or let Mary Ann Robinson ( know.   If you choose, you can be reimbursed for your expenses. (Just give Shelly Savory your receipt.)

 GREETERS - Enjoy meeting people?  Greeters are needed to say hello to people as they enter for Sunday service and to greet newcomers to The Village.  If you are interested sign the "greeter calendar "located on the bulletin board or email Marjie Zonner at

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS – Kroger has a fundraising program for nonprofits called Community Rewards.  The Village is now enrolled on this program!  To participate, just register your Kroger Rewards Card online at using The Village Church’s organization name and/or organization number 76669. The Kroger Rewards Program allows Kroger shoppers to donate money to The Village just by swiping their Kroger card each time they shop.

The Village has a small Good Samaritan Fund to assist members of The Village Community who have emergency financial needs.  If you would like to contribute to this fund, make a donation at any time by placing in an envelope or writing a check to The Village and noting in the memo line or on the envelope that your gift is for the "Good Samaritan Fund."  If you are someone who has a financial need, or if someone asks for your assistance, please direct them to Pastor Cheri.  She will determine whether or not funds are available to assist.   


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