Submit services for Holy Week, Easter

Submit services for Holy Week, Easter

The Vindicator will publish a listing of area services that are open to the public in observance of Palm Sunday, March 24; Maundy/Holy Thursday, March 28; Good Friday, March 29; Holy Saturday, March 30; and Easter, March 31.

The deadline to submit information is 5 p.m. March 20. Publication will be March 23.

Information should include the denomination and name of the church, address, city or suburb, the day, time, type of service, your name and a phone number for verification.

Send the information by e-mail to, mail to the religion desk at The Vindicator, P.O. Box 780, Youngstown 44501-0780, or by fax to 330-747-6712.

For information, call Religion at 330-747-1471, ext. 1245.

Play to be staged


“A Letter to My Sisters” will be staged at 7 p.m. March 29 at New Vision New Day Ministry, 1970 Everett Ave. Doors open at 6. The play is being presented by the ministry and God Said It Productions.

Elder Sherry Berry wrote the play about issues facing women daily.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. Call the church office at 330-788-7740.

Beatles Mass


Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. NE, will conduct a Mass next Saturday set to music of The Beatles in the form of The Sonic Boomers.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., followed by the praise and worship service at 6 then food, fellowship, sing-along and open mic at 7 in fellowship hall.

The Rev. J. Jeffrey Baker is rector. Doug Thomas, Valley singer/ songwriter, will lead The Sonic Boomers Band for the service and perform at the reception to follow.

He, along with Rollo Miller, lead the Wednesday evening Praise Band.

For information, contact Wayne Thomas at 330-786-7662 or email to

Pastoral celebration


Gospel Temple Baptist Church, 279 Whipple Ave., will host an eighth pastoral celebration at 4 p.m. March 17 in honor of the Rev. Melvin D. Brown for his ministry and service.

The Rev. David Nelson of New Hope Baptist Church, Akron, will speak. Theme is “This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes” from Psalm 118:23.

Gospel concert


Beulah Baptist Church, 570 Sherwood Ave., will host a gospel concert at 4 p.m. Sunday with John Lee and the Cliftons and other singing groups from Youngstown, Campbell and Warren.

The event is free.

Guest speaker


Women of Destiny Ministries at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 351 W. Rayen Ave., will host guest speaker, apostle Donna Napolitan, at 4 p.m. March 17. She is founder of Sounds of Distinction International ministry.

The theme is “Seeking God’s Heart.”

Ministries chapter


The Rev. Josephine “Jo Joohin” Haracpio will be guest speaker when Youngstown Chapter of Igniting New Life Ministries, an interdenominational ministry, meets March 18 at Georgeanna Parker Activity Center in Boardman Park, 325 Boardman-Poland Road.

Fellowship will be at 6:30 p.m. with ministry at 7.

St. Joseph novena

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National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon will conduct its annual St. Joseph Novena Monday through March 19. Divine Liturgy will be at 7 p.m. and novena prayers will follow on the weekdays. Benediction and novena prayers will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

At the closing of the novena at 7 p.m. March 19, there will be vespers and benediction followed by the special blessing of the St. Joseph’s table in Cedars Hall.

A covered-dish dinner will follow. Call 330-538-3351.

Lenten study


Trinity United Methodist Church, 30 W. Front St., continues its Lenten potluck dinner and Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesdays through March 27.

Guest speaker


Dr. Nasir Siddiki will speak Sunday to Tuesday at New Life Christian Center, 7947 state Route 5.

Sunday service times are 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday services at 6:30. The event is hosted by Pastor Paul Panak. For information, call 440-293-4588.

Dr. Siddiki teaches at the Wisdom Center in Tulsa, Okla. He appears on Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Speaker at church


Stewart Weinisch of Jews for Jesus will speak at 6 p.m. March 17 at Liberty Bible Church, 2111 Sodom-Hutchings Road, on “Gospel in the Feasts of Israel.”

Weinisch attended an Orthodox synagogue in the Bronx, N.Y. For the last 25 years, he has been a missionary and congregation planter in New York, Florida and South Carolina.

For information, call 330-638-1578. The event is free.

Church anniversary


Greater Liberty Baptist Church, 66 10th St., will mark its 67th anniversary with the Rev. Larry Parker, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, speaking at 4 p.m. Sunday and the Rev. Rickey Tigner, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, as speaker at 4 p.m. March 17.

The Rev. Carl Anderson is pastor.

Seder meal


St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., and its Generations of Faith program will sponsor a Seder meal led by Rabbi Joseph Schonberger of Temple El Emeth in Liberty at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The event is free but tickets are needed; call 330-743-1109.

In concert


The Gospel Echoes will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Bible Church, 2878 Warren Meadville Road.

A nursery will be provided. A free-will offering will be taken.

Lenten meditation

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St. John’s Episcopal Church, 226 W. State St., will have the last of the Lenten meditation and recital series at 11 a.m. next Saturday with the Rev. Adam Trambley, rector, and soprano Diana Walters.

A free-will offering will be taken and a community lunch will be served in Allen Hall.

Seder presentation


Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St., will host a Seder meal presentation at 6 p.m. Sunday presented by Jews for Jesus.

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