2008-02-27 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Archbold Evan. Mennonite

Sunday: Vickie Gramling, prelude; JoAnne Rupp, piano offertory. Message, "The Road To Calvary: Betrayal and Denial," Brad Bame. Second: Praiselude and worship through singing led by Worship Team Band; offertory and message same as first service.

Wednesday: Kids Connection Club, Jr. High Alive, adult Bible study, Worship Team practice, high school small groups.

St. Martin's Lutheran

Sunday: Third Sunday in Lent. Come to the Water, sung by Chancel Choir; Michael Short, percussion; Jacob Badenhop, guitar; Rick Breier, piano; Al Siewart, lector; baptism of Autumn Benecke, daughter of Daniel and Gina Benecke; Ellie Sonnenberg, acolyte. Sermon, "Related Through Jesus," Paul Reichert.

Wednesday: Homework table, 3:30 p.m.; Grace Notes, 4:30 p.m.; welcome meal, 5:15 p.m.; adult Bible study, children's and high school activities, catechism, 6 p.m.; Lenten worship, 7 p.m.; Chancel choir, 7:30 p.m.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Dave Schrock, worship leader; music by the Praise Band led by Glenn Nofziger; parent/child dedication for Jay Riley, son of Jaycee and Buffy Riley; special music, Bean Creek Chicks. Message, "Living Water," Cliff Brubaker.

Wednesday: Soup for the Soul Bible Study; life planning.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Jim Sauder, prelude, interlude, offering and offertory; Jenna Nofziger, youth of the week; Cheryl Britsch, children's story; special music, O, When Will I See Jesus? by Cheryl Britsch, Jane Friesen, Karen Ruth. Sermon, "The Water of Life," John Rempel.

Wednesday: Kairos, Zion bell choir rehearsal, family meal, 5:30 p.m.; life planning, 7 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Kristi Miehls, music for gathering, offering; Sarah Short, welcome; Anita Roth and Music Team, praising God in song; Sheila Gruenhagen, special music; Neal Beck, scripture. Sermon, "Myth Busters," Wanda Stopher; prayer of God's people, Mike Wyse.

United Methodist

Sunday: Wayne and Ruth Newman, greeters; Doug Krauss, Larry Christy, Tom Vershum, Jon Wyse, ushers; Carolyn Vonier, Krista Leupp, acolytes; Colleen Bernath, organist; Rick Stotzer, liturgist; Chancel Choir. Message by Tom Ketzler.

Wednesday: Groundbreakers, 6:30 p.m.; high school youth, JAM session 7 p.m.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Sacrament of Healing and Service. Masses for the Vigil and Third Sunday in Lent were for the intentions of Pat Arend and Roger Shook. Sermon, "Conversion- Turning To The Lord," Gary Ferguson. Aaron and David Lauber, Travis Jaramillo, Ellen, Grace, and Meggie Yoder, servers; Theresa and Charles McColl, Therese Wylie, Mari Yoder, Leonard Gustwiller, and Jake Grime, extraordinary ministers of Holy communion; Theresa McColl and Evelyn Roth, lectors; Nick Wlasiuk, Greg Grime, Mike Wilson, A.J. Dammon, ushers; Juanita and Carol Arend, offertory; Joan Garber, rosary leader.

Wednesday: Kairos, Zion bell choir rehearsal, family meal, 5:30 p.m.; life planning, 7 p.m.

St. John's Christian

Sunday: Dinah Rice, Michael Walker, acolytes; Dale and Sharon VonDeylen, Norm and Ann Fether; Dean and Kathy Genter; Dave and Karen Walker, Nancy Ries, Carolyn Walker, greeters; Tim Rutledge, worship leader; Linda Rutledge, song leader. Sermon, "Satisfying Our Thirst!"

Wednesday: LOGOS, 5:30 p.m.; LOGOS meal; Bible Basics, 6 p.m.; JYF, 6:30 p.m.; Lenten service, SYF, 7 p.m.; Chancel choir practice, High School Guys small group, 8:15 p.m.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Eric Miller family, greeters; Alysa Sauder, prelude; Corey, Jennifer and Noah Smeltzer, Parent/Child dedication; Childrens Moment, "Pilate: The Busy Bureaucrat." Meditation, "Slavery Always Wants You," Tim Lehman. Lee and Shawn Waidelich, worship leaders; Eric Miller, song leader.

Wednesday: MYF life planning.

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