2008-08-13 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nancy Wyse, prelude; Offertory, Savior, Like a Shepherd, Grace Diller. Message, "Handicaps," Bur Shilling, guest speaker. Second service: Praiselude and worship through singing led by Worship Team Band; offertory, You are Faithful, and You Alone, Sarah Kinsman; Message same as first service.

Wednesday: Jr. High Alive special event, Men Alive, Adult Bible study, Worship Team practice.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Prelude and offertory by the Praise Band led by Randy Kauffman; Pete King, call to worship; Kathy King, scripture reader. Message, "Healing and wholeness," Dave Schrock.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Jim Sauder, song leader; Mona Sauder, worship leader; Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude and offertory; Jerry and Ladonna Andres, Duane and Tony Sauder, Ruben Yoder, ushers; Merle and Charlene Short, Artie and Kathy Short, greeters; Native spiritual song, Creation is a Song, Chris and Holly Liechty and family; special music, If with All Your Hearts" by Mendelssohn, Diane Bowman, soloist; Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg, scripture reader; "The Creation" by James Weldon Johnson by Bob Buschur. Sermon, "Tending the Earth - Cultivating Life," Sherm Kauffman.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Bret Stopher, welcome; Anita Roth and Music Team, songs of praise; Good Action News with Sheridan Bilen and Nursery-Grade 2; Pete Nofziger, scripture reader. Sermon, "Myth Busters," Wanda Stopher; Sarah Schoenhals, offertory.

Wednesday: Share A Smile! Picnic, 6 p.m.; MYF, 7 p.m.

United Methodist

Sunday: Tom and Peg Ehrman, greeters; Dick Selgo, Doug Krauss, Kent Clair, Gary Fidler, ushers; Evan Wyse, acolytes; Carol Rupp, liturgist. Message, David David.

St. John's Christian

Sunday: Olley Short, Rachel Brader, acolytes; Ann Fether, Ron and Karen Rice, Jon and Lorinda Brader, Dave and Karen Walker, ushers; Bob and Carol DeVries, Nancy Ries, Carolyn Walker, greeters; Ed Ruffer, Elaine Winzeler, song leader; Beth Wanemacher, children's moment. Sermon, "Did God Change?" Erich Christman. Lynne Christman, Becki Meyer, offertory.

Wednesday: Bingo bash, 6:30 p.m.; small group leaders, 7 p.m..

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Music led by Worship Team. Julie Patterson, lector; Children's talk and sermon, "1,000 Eyes," Dale Kern. Altar flowers in remembrance of Dale and Marcia Kern's 40th wedding anniversary.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time for intentions of Donald Grime and people of the parish. Sermon, "Jesus Reaching Out," Gary Ferguson. David Lauber, Travis Jaramillo, Grant Rupp, Jensyn and Kassidy Garrow, servers; Ruth Solarik, Sam Jaramillo, Amelia Avina, Frank Smith, Jim Rivello, and Leonard Gustwiller, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Mary Ann Thatcher, Judy Smith, lectors; Gary Solarik, Earl Reiniche, Mike Kennedy, Dexter Krueger, ushers; Pat Cousino, rosary leader. The Denny Shannon family, offertory; Tom Singer, music.

St. Martin's Lutheran

Sunday: 13th Sunday after Pentecost. Jason and Kasey Hoffman, Temple Talk, Janet Wyse, lector; Andrea Avers, acolyte; Christie Sevey, vocalist; I Can Only Imagine, Beth Reichert, soloist; Jessica Short, children's message; Sermon, "Interested in Getting Your Feet Wet?" Paul Reichert, pastor; Jim, Janet, Stuart Wyse, ushers.

Wednesday: Blue Jean Church and meal, 5:30; Knit Wits, 6:30 p.m.

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