2008-04-02 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Archbold Evan. Mennonite

Sunday: JoAnne Rupp, prelude; Tom and Carol McLennan, missions moment. Message, "Does Character Matter? Jesse Kahler. Second service: praise and worship led by Worship Team Band; missions moment and message same as first service.

Wednesday: Kids Connection Club, Jr. High Alive, Men Alive, adult Bible study, worship team practice.

St. Martin's Lutheran

Sunday: Mitch Campbell, acolyte; Amy Blankenship, lector; Butch, Hannah, Noah Blankenship, ushers; Beth Reichert, organist. "What He First Gave," Paul Reichert, Come and See, sung by Praise Kids.

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

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Claire Graber, prelude and offertory; LaVon Short, chorister; Keith Short, special music; Eldon Birkey, worship leader.

Wednesday: Mennonite Women meet; MYF meet.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Kevin Sauder, song leader; Jan Nofziger, worship leader; David and Linda Nafziger, Brad Short, Jeff Wyse, Ty Yoder, ushers; Tom and Bonnie Stuckey, Merle and Charlene Short, greeters; prelude, interlude, offering and offertory, Karen Stuckey. Sermon, "And So, Now What?" Sherm Kauffman.

Wednesday: Kairos, LOGOS, 5:30; LOGOS meal, 5:50 p.m.; MYF, 6:45; CHAOS, 7 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Mary Lou Beck, welcome and greeting; Duane Beck, praising God in song; drama, "Everything," arranged by Kathy Smith and Sarah Short; Rhonda Waidelich, scripture reader. Sermon, "Fresh and Minty," Jeff Smith; Jen Nafziger, offertory.

Wednesday: Kidz Klub, JYF, MYF, 7 p.m.

United Methodist

Sunday: Virginia Erbskorn, Sharon Cordy, greeters; Vickie Radel, Jean Howell, Jackie Wyse, Krista Leupp, ushers; Paige Merillat, acolyte; Liz Leupp, liturgist; special music by Women's Ensemble. Message, Ali Petrey.

Wednesday: Groundbreakers, Applause Handbell choir, 6:30 p.m.; high school youth, 7 p.m.; Chancel choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Ed and Jane Waidelich; Pam Graber, prelude; Verle and Marie Short, worship leaders; Daryl and Margaret Nofziger; Eric Lehman, song leader. Meditation, "Resurrection of a Community," Tim Lehman.

Wednesday: MYF, JYF, CQ, 7 p.m.

St. John's Christian

Sunday: Eric Buckenmeyer, Kinsey Smith, acolytes; Susie Enderle, Jim Grieser, Ilsa Grieser, Phil and Marilyn Buehrer, Gary and Sandy Frazier, ushers; Steve and Kim Walker, Joel and Beth Wanemacher, greeters; Tammy Nofziger, worship leader; Ilsa Grieser, Elaine Winzeler, song leaders; Nancy Rupp, children's moment; Song of Joy, Choir anthem. Sermon, "A New Creation," Erich Christman.

Wednesday: LOGOS, 5:30 p.m.; LOGOS meal, 6 p.m.; JYF, SYF, 6:30 p.m.; Chancel Choir practice, 7:30.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Mary Grime, organist; special music by the Senior Choir; Micah Grime, trumpet; Peg Oyer, lector; Tom and Joetta Henry, Dave and Karen Keesbery, greeters. Sermon by Lanny Zup.

Wednesday: Ladies Aid.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for the Vigil and the Second Sunday of Easter were held and were for the intentions of the people of the parish and Pat Arend. Sermon by Gary Ferguson. Jack Downey, Emerson and Ian Radabaugh, Garrett Grime, Cassidy and Tori Williams, servers; Therese Wylie, John Briskey, John Smith, Nick Wlasiuk, Frank Smith, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Judy Smith, Dexter Krueger, lectors; Keith Radabaugh, Dexter Krueger, Pete Grime, A.J. Dammon, ushers; Pat Cousino, rosary leader.

Wednesday: Religious Education Classes for grades K-12.

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