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Ada High School baccalaureate service May 20

The 2015 Ada High School baccalaureate service is at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, at the Ohio Northern University chapel.

There will be worship from area ministers, readings from the senior class, faculty blessings and music from Dave Lusk. The baccalaureate address is by Lyn Davis. Music will be performed from senior choir and band members.

The service is open to the public.

Youth Group of Ada Family Center collecting clothes, food and toys for area family

Ada Family Center Area 51 Youth Group is holding a clothing, food and toy drive for four Ada youth who lost everything in a fire on May 4.

Items accepted include non-perishable food donations of all types. Persons wanting to make donations should contact Haley Smith at [email protected].

In addition, donations are being collection on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Community Health Professionals, 1200 S. Main St. Ada.

Information on needed items follow:
(hygiene items, toys, bedding)

County Line Church of the Brethren's 9th annual car show July 11

County Line Church of the Brethren's 9th annual car show is planned Saturday, July 11, at the church, 4227 N. Hardin Road, Harrod.

Registration is from 11 a.m. to noon. The show is from noon to 3 p.m. There is a $10 entry fee with door prizes for car owners plus Top Ten Awards presented.

A chicken barbecue takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $8. Call 419-649-5364 for tickets.

The show also includes children's activities with face painting and a bounce house. Funds generated from the afternoon are used to pay for the church's new activity center.

With yellow hard hats, much fanfare and remembering the past, Ada's United Methodist dedicate the future

The First United Methodist Church, Ada, was dedicated on Sunday.

In July 2013 the congregation voted to move forward with construction of their new church building on their historic site in downtown Ada.

This $6 million, 25,000-square-foot project is supported by insurance receipts from the tragic March 2012 fire and significant gifts from members, friends, and other churches.

The Icon offers a photo series of events on Sunday below this story. Monty Siekerman is the photographer.


Here's Ada church Maundy Thursday schedules

Several Ada churches will have Maundy Thursday services at 7 p.m. They are:

• First Presbyterian Church of Ada, 200 S. Main
• First United Methodist Church, 301 N. Main
• County Line Church of the Brethren, 4227 N. Hardin Road
• St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 125 S. Johnson

Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday, commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. Depending on the nation, culture, or denomination the service could include washing of the feet, ringing of bells, a procession, and stripping the altar bare at the conclusion of the service in anticipation of Good Friday.

Icon provides Ada area Easter church schedules

Here is the Holy Week church service schedule for Ada and area congregations.

Ada First Baptist Church, 350 W. North St.
Good Friday Service, 7 pm
Sunday, Easter Breakfast, 8 am
Sunday School, 9 am
Worship Service 10:15 am

First Presbyterian Church of Ada, Main and Lincoln
Sunrise Service, 7:30 am
Breakfast, 8 am
Worship Service, 10:30 am

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 222 E. Highland
Friday, mime service by high school students, noon
Good Friday, 7 pm
Easter Sunday, Regular Hours for Worship Services