Pastor Bentley to speak at Lenten Lunch

| March 2, 2020

The second Lenten Lunch will be on Wednesday, March 4 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., in the fellowship hall of The Presbyterian Church, 142 N. Fourth St., across from the courtsquare in Coshocton. “Matters of the Heart” is the theme for the 51st series of the Coshocton County Lenten Lunches, and they will continue each Wednesday through April 1. The time has been set to permit some who work in the area to come on their lunch hour.

Soups and pies for the March 4 luncheon will be provided by the Coshocton Church of the Nazarene, West Lafayette United Methodist Church, and Central Christian Church/St. John’s United Church of Christ. Church Women United will prepare crackers, vegetables, cheese, and beverages. The suggested donation is $5; any proceeds after expenses will go to Church Women United for their “clothe a child” project.

Following the meal, a hymn will be sung, followed by special music. Pastor Steve Bentley, transitional pastor for Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Coshocton, will speak on “The Broken Heart.” Pastor Bentley was formerly associate regional minister for the denomination for 12 1/2 years. He has been married to Julie for 42 years, and they are parents of two sons, both in the Navy, and a daughter, who is also a minister. Previous to his work for the denomination, Pastor Bentley served congregations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

Now in their second year, the planning team has included Joan McNeely, who recruits churches for each week; Donna Westfall, Roma Vance, and Mickie Galajda who set up and supervise the kitchen; Steve Clark, who helps with heavy lifting; Catherine Miller, treasurer of Church Women United; and pastor Richard K. Hoover and Charles R. Snyder, who recruit speakers, choose hymns, and plan publicity. Tina Johnson, office administrator at The Presbyterian Church, prepares the weekly worship guides and publicity posters, and custodian John Addy oversees the setup. Carol Todd is the friendly dining room greeter. Twenty-three county churches are involved in this year’s Lenten Lunches.

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