Elyria Chronicle Telegram (Newspaper) - August 22, 2015, Elyria, Ohio Amherst NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH OF CHRIST, 591 Washington St., will have Bible class for all age groups 9: 30 a. m. Sunday followed by 10: 30 a. m. worship. Training room class is available for children ages 2 to 4 years old and junior worship for children kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information, visit the church or www. amherstchurch. org. Avon CHRISTIAN CHURCH AT THE CAMBRIA, 35600 Detroit Road, will have 10 a. m. worship Sunday with Pastor Norm Wagner delivering the sermon series “ The Sequential Events in the Life of Jesus.” Cleveland CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST, 1007 Superior Ave., will host a free concert 7: 30 p. m. Sept. 30 featuring The Rose Ensemble, a nonprofit group of volunteer singers under the direction of Jordan Sramek, founder and artistic director. The group will perform chants, hymns and choral works; Slavic Wonders that include 12- part baroque motets from the Russian Orthodox tradition, medieval Latin chants for Slavic saints and double- choir works from the Polish renaissance. Admission is free and open to the public. Free secure parking is available at Cathedral Garage on Rockwell Avenue and East Ninth Street. GREATER WORKS REVIVAL CENTER, 3914 Lee Road, will host a healing and deliverance conference “ Abused But Not Shaken” 7 p. m. Friday and 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. Aug. 29. The program will feature keynote speaker, Pastor Norva Ross, Apostle Gregory Heathman, pastors Renee and Ernest Scales and Pastor Sylathia Hollie. A light lunch will be served Aug. 29. The conference is open to the public; there’s no registration fee. For more information, call ( 440) 225- 7074. Columbia Township CHRIST CHURCH, 23080 Royalton Road, will have GriefShare, a faith- based support group for those who have lost a loved one, 7 to 8: 30 p. m. each Tuesday through Oct. 27. For more information, call Pastor Dominic Verdell at ( 440) 236- 8282 or visit www. griefshare. org/ about. Elyria BETH- EL BAPTIST CHURCH, 10170 West Ridge Road, will have 9: 45 a. m. Sunday school followed by 10: 45 a. m. traditional evangelical worship of music and scripture readings with Pastor Ken Tucker delivering the sermon. For more information, visit www. bethelbaptistelyria. org. BETHEL CHURCH, Ramada Inn, 1825 Lorain Blvd., will have worship, teaching and ministry service 6 p. m. Sept. 20. A separate class for children 3 to 12 will meet after worship. For more information, call ( 440) 243- 9001 or visit www. bethelcleveland. com/ oberlin. CHURCH OF THE ROCK MINISTRY, 511 Broad St., the Youth Ministry under the direction of minister Al and prophetess Jacque Wiggins will be in charge of praise and worship 11 a. m. Sunday followed by a healing and deliverance service 5 p. m. For more information, call ( 440) 322- 2835 or ( 440) 458- 0372. COMMUNITY OF FAITH UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 9715 East River Road, will have soloist Blossie Wright and Merry Brown, pianist, provide inspirational music during 10 a. m. Sunday worship. Special music provided by Marcia and Bob Ebert will be 10 a. m. Aug. 30. The facility is handicapped accessible. COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 680 N. Abbe Road, will have 9: 30 a. m. Sunday school for all age groups followed by 10: 45 a. m. worship with the Rev. Kevin Coleman, pastor, delivering the sermon “ Never Give Up!” based on John 6: 56- 69. For more information, call ( 440) 365- 7391. CORNERSTONE CHURCH, 2949 West River Road, will have 10: 30 a. m. Sunday worship with Pastor Chris LaLonde delivering the sermon. For more information, call ( 440) 324- 1202. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST/ ELYRIA- LORAIN, 309 East Ave., 10: 30 a. m. worship and Sunday school up to age 20. Sunday will feature the sermon “ Love.” Bible study is 6: 15 p. m. the last Wednesday of each month. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 312 Third St., will celebrate the 13th Sunday after Pentecost during weekend services. The Rev. Roger Talbott will continue the sermon series “ How Christians Change Their Minds: Keeping Our Minds Stayed on Jesus,” during the 5: 30 p. m. Alpha service today and the 8: 45 a. m. Awakening service Sunday in the chapel and the 10: 50 a. m. Gathering service in the sanctuary. Dr. Tim Morrison will deliver the sermon “ We Pray So We Are of One Mind and One Voice,” 11 a. m. Sunday at the Pulse Elyria chapel service. Common Grounds, a time for fellowship and coffee, is 9: 30 to 11 a. m. on the main level near the chapel and after the Gathering and Pulse services. Childcare will be available for all services. For more information, call ( 440) 322- 6622. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 200 East Ave., will have 10: 15 a. m. Sunday worship at High Meadow Park, Ford Road, Elyria. Bible study 7 p. m. Wednesday. Community hot meals will be served 5 p. m. Thursday. GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 9685 East River Road, will have worship 9 a. m. Sunday with the Rev. Robert F. Weldon Sr. delivering the sermon followed by adult Bible class. For more information, call ( 440) 322- 5497. IMPACT INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES, Boys & Girls Club, 1821 Middle Ave., a multicultural church, will have 1: 30 p. m. Sunday worship. Pastor Tommie Harris will deliver the sermon. For more information, call ( 440) 865- 9320 or visit www. facebook. com/ PastorTommieandTaraHarris. JONES CHAPEL AME CHURCH, 343 17th St., in observance of Stewards Day will have the Rev. Arnett Thornton as guest speaker 4 p. m. Sept. 6. LAPORTE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2071 Grafton Road, the Rev. Bill Wendell, pastor, will present the study series of the teachings of Ravi Zacharias, Christian philosopher, during 11 a. m. Sunday services and 7 p. m. Wednesdays Sept. 13 to Oct. 4. The Lorain County Community College’s Life Long Learning program is sponsoring this program. MOUNT OLIVET CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE CHURCH, 626 Lorain Blvd., will host its annual fellowship picnic after 11 a. m. worship at Charles Hoagland West Park Recreation on Foster Avenue, Elyria. Participants are to notify the church of the number of family members attending and bring a covered dish. The event will include worship, food and games. For more information, call ( 440) 366- 5793. MOUNT ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 632 West River Road, N., will host its annual Youth Day celebration with 10: 15 a. m. worship Sunday featuring guest speaker minister Chris Attaway of Cleveland. Theme is “ Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow,” based from Psalm: 78. Pre- Women’s Day tea will be 1 to 3: 30 p. m. Aug. 29 with first lady Felicia Cunningham as speaker. Theme is “ Each One Teach One,” from Titus 2: 3- 5. Cost is $ 5 per person. ORIGINAL CHURCH OF GOD, 312 Edward St., in observance of the 32nd pastoral anniversary of Pastor E. J. McKinney, a service of celebration will be 4 p. m. Sept. 6 along with special guest Pastor Darrel Shumpert and congregation of Greater Christ Temple, Elyria. ORIGINAL GLORIOUS APOSTOLIC CHURCH, 995 Foster Ave., will have 10 a. m. Sunday followed by 11: 30 a. m. Sunday worship with inspirational music provided by Anointed Voices of Praise Choir under the direction of Jason Thomas, minister of music. Evangelist Doris E. Williams, pastor, will deliver the sermon. Pre- anniversary celebration honoring Williams will be 7 p. m. Aug. 29 featuring guest speaker and former member Elder Kevin L. Fields from Arizona. Record breaking offering of Sunday school departments will be 10: 45 a. m. Aug. 30 followed by 11: 30 a. m. worship with inspirational music provided by Young Levites Choir. The Kings’ Kitchen hot meal program is 4 to 5 p. m. Sept. 17. POINT OF GRACE MINISTRIES, 6892 Lake Ave., will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the church with special services 4 p. m. Sunday featuring special guest Elder Ray H. Robinson, pastor, and congregation of The Living Word Church, Lorain. ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1140 West River Road, N., will have 5 p. m. today traditional worship and a blended service of worship 10 a. m. conducted by Pastor Jim Herbolsheimer. Communion is celebrated the first and third weekends of each month. The next “ Walk through the Bible” class led by Herbolsheimer will be announced. For more information, call ( 440) 324- 4070. THE TEMPLE OF THE CALL OUT CHURCH OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD, 7809 West River Road, S., will observe the 43rd anniversary of Bishop W. J. and Gertrude Cooper, pastors, with a special service 5 p. m. Sept. 13 featuring Elder Rodney Thomas, pastor, and congregation of Body of Christ Church, Lorain. Grafton CHRISTIAN UNITY CHURCH, 36353 Capel Road, will have 10 a. m. Sunday school followed by 11 a. m. and 6 p. m. worship Sunday. Prayer meeting and youth group meeting is 7 p. m. Wednesday. The public is welcome to attend. GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH, 12365 Grafton Road, will have 10: 15 a. m. Sunday worship. Missionary Sunday will be celebrated 10: 15 a. m. Aug. 30. GRAFTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 973 Mechanic St., will serve free community meals 5 to 6: 30 p. m. the second Saturday of each month. Public is welcome to attend. Lorain ANNUAL BACK- TO- SCHOOL BASH celebration will be noon Sunday at General Johnnie Wilson Park, Fulton Road, Lorain, featuring worship followed by music, food, Andy the Talking Ambulance, free hair cuts and hair styles for young ladies and a fashion show by J. Moon Walker Fashion. The event is sponsored by Divine Destiny Christian Fellowship and Glorious Faith Ministries. FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH, 2160 Reeves Ave., will have 10 a. m. Sunday school followed by 11 a. m. Women’s Day annual celebration with guest speaker Rochelle Corn of Impact International Ministries, Elyria. Public is welcome to attend all services listed. For more information, call ( 440) 245- 8938. FULL GOSPEL FAITH FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, 1901 North Ridge Road, will have 9: 45 a. m. Bible school Sunday; 10: 30 a. m. worship followed by 6 p. m. healing service. Bible study and prayer is 7 p. m. Wednesdays. The pubic is welcome to attend all services. For more information, call ( 440) 327- 1221. HAVEN CHURCH, 1302 Broadway, will have Associate Pastor Ray Smith deliver a 10 a. m. Sunday sermon followed by a 6 p. m. service with Pastor Ed Neace. The church mission is “ We Are God’s Rest.” WORD OF LIFE CHURCH, 3008 Grove Ave., will have 10 a. m. and 6 p. m. Sunday worship services. The Rev. Ray Smith, pastor, will deliver a sermon. A service will be conducted 7 p. m. Thursday. North Ridgeville FAITH BAPTIST TEMPLE, 34361 Lorain Road, will host a free concert 6 p. m. Sunday featuring The Old Paths Quartet. Oberlin EAST OBERLIN COMMUNITY CHURCH, 43709 Oberlin- Elyria Road, will host a bluegrass and gospel musical 6 to 8 p. m. Sept. 12 featuring Gospel Harmonaires. Doors open 5 p. m.; admission is $ 5 per person. An open kitchen will be available. Free popcorn and a 50/ 50 raffle also will be included. For more information, call the church at ( 440) 774- 3443, Chris Vough at ( 216) 299- 5372 or Patty at ( 440) 655- 4736 ( leave a message). Valley City FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 6936 Center Road, will have 9: 45 a. m. Sunday school for all age groups followed by 10: 45 a. m. worship with music provided by the church choir. An evening service will be 6 p. m. Westlake WESTLAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 27650 Center Ridge Road, will serve a free community meal 5: 30 to 6: 30 p. m. the fourth Wednesday of each month. Announcements for Saturday’s church calendar must be submitted by noon Tuesday and should include the church’s name, address, day and time of service, as well as a brief description of the event, the name and phone number of a contact person. This information will be regarded as confidential. Announcements can be dropped off at The Chronicle- Telegram, 225 East Ave., or mailed to Religion News, Chronicle- Telegram, c/ o Bonnie Santos, P. O. Box 4010, Elyria, OH 44036, or email bsantos@ chroniclet. com. The Chronicle- Telegram Saturday, August 22, 2015 A5 RELIGION while supplies last with $ 10gas purchaseat Nate’s Marathon HomeoftheDeliciousGiantGyro Amherst• RT. 58 & Cooper FosterPark FREE SOLUTION UNDER: CAMPERS - RV’s CALENDAR 30,000 knots to be displayed for pope’s Philadelphia visit Kathy Matheson The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Artists are finishing construction of an unusual exhibit they hope resonates with Pope Francis during his trip to Philadelphia and with anyone experiencing trouble in their daily life. When it opens Sept. 3, the grotto outside the city’s Roman Catholic cathedral will house more than 30,000 knots, each representing a personal hardship or societal challenge. “ It’s deeply moving to see the universal quality of these struggles,” said lead artist Meg Saligman. Organizers are crossing their fingers that Francis, who celebrates Mass at the basilica Sept. 26, will visit the installation because it’s inspired by one of his favorite paintings, “ Mary, Undoer of Knots.” The artwork shows Mary untangling a long ribbon — a symbol for smoothing life’s difficulties. The painting hangs in a church in Augsburg, Germany, where the then- Rev. Jorge Mario Bergoglio saw it while studying in the mid- 1980s. Deeply touched, the future pope brought copies back to Argentina, where a huge devotion grew and spread to neighboring Brazil and beyond. Its title can also be translated as “ Mary, Untier of Knots.” “ Even the most tangled knots are loosened by ( God’s) grace,” Francis said during a 2013 prayer in St. Peter’s Square, referring repeatedly to the “ knots” encountered in everyday life. Knots for the project here have been gathered worldwide. At a recent public event outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, passers- by wrote their burdens on strips of cloth and then tied the fabric in a knot. Challenges ranged from addictions to student loans to health problems. Participants were then invited to undo someone else’s knot — to symbolically share that person’s hardship — and weave it through a loom for all to see. “ I thought it was nice to be aware of someone else’s pains, someone else’s struggles, and that you’re not alone,” said Abigail Quintos of Rochester, N. Y. “ A lot of other people are going through tough times in their lives.” Quintos’ own knot addressed the strain of living so far away from her family; the one she untied dealt with an individual’s housing and child custody hardships. Lisa Cerasaro’s knot concerned what she described as the scourge of corporate greed in America. When she randomly reached for another person’s knot, it turned out to be in Spanish — which she doesn’t understand. “ But I’m just weaving it in, wishing good thoughts for that person,” said Cerasaro, of Middletown, N. J. The installation is being financed by the nonprofit homeless advocacy group Project Home. Francis is scheduled to visit Philadelphia on Sept. 26 and 27 to close out theWorld Meeting of Families, a triennial Catholic conference focused on strengthening family bonds. In another sign of the painting’s importance to him, the future pope distributed prayer cards to well- wishers featuring the image when he was ordained an auxiliary bishop in 1992. As pontiff, Francis had the image carved into a chalice that he presented to Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, whose former archdiocese houses the original artwork. Brett Zongker The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Museum of the Bible being built in Washington will feature ancient artifacts and treasures from the Holy Land under a new deal that ensures Israel’s leading archaeological organization will have an outpost in the U. S. capital. An agreement between the museum and the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Tuesday will bring a selection of artifacts excavated in Israel for longterm display in a top- floor gallery at the new Bible museum. The $ 400 million museum is set to open near the National Mall in 2017. The specific artifacts to be displayed in Washington haven’t been settled, officials said, though they will be related to the Bible. Plans call for both a permanent exhibition and rotating special exhibits. In 1993, the Israel Antiquities Authority exhibited the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Library of Congress inWashington. Researchers and curators from the Israeli authority will write the exhibition text based on their research fromnumerous excavations in the field, and the museum will design the exhibit, said Jacob Fisch, the executive director of the New York- based Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority. “ We share one mission, and that’s telling the story that is based on the archaeological material,” Fisch said of the museum partnership. While the Israeli group has a long- term loan arrangement with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to display about 30 objects, the Bible museum exhibit will include hundreds or even thousands of objects from Israel’s 2 million artifacts. The Museum of the Bible already holds a collection of about 40,000 objects from its founder, Hobby Lobby President Steve Green. The Green Collection includes rare biblical texts and artifacts, such as cuneiform tablets dating to the time of Abraham, Torah scrolls and rare printed Bibles. Themuseumalso is beginning its own archaeological dig at Tel- Shimron, a historic site in Israel. Green, the museum’s chairman, is known for funding conservative and evangelical causes. He provided seed money to begin building the $ 400 million Bible museum. Organizers have said they will present stories from different religious viewpoints that visitors can choose. LEONID PADRUL- KWITKOWSKI / ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY VIA AP A Philistine cult stand from Yavneh Favissa, Iron Age II, late 9th to 8th century B. C. is shown. D. C. Bible museum to display artifacts fromHoly Land AP FILE Artist Meg Saligman shows knots tied to a mock- up of an art installation May 22 at her studio in Philadelphia. Knots for the project ( in Philadelphia) have been gathered worldwide. At a recent public event outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, passers- by wrote their burdens on strips of cloth and then tied the fabric in a knot. Challenges ranged from addictions to student loans to health problems.