2011-04-20 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: prelude; offertory, selections from Selah; worship expression, “Crown Him With Many Crowns.” Message, “A Joyous Occasion?” Jesse Kahler. Second service: Todd and Anne Kindinger and worship team band, praiselude; worship expression and message same as first service.

Wednesday: Alive for Guys and Gals, worship team practice, Connection Club for pre-K thru grade 6, Jr. High Alive, high school small groups, Journey 4 All Bible study. Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Pat King, worship leader; young adult praise band, song leader; Steve Hastings, children’s lesson; junior and senior Sunday school class, drama. Message, “The Journey of Passion,” Steve Heatwole.

Wednesday: MYF. Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Joyce Yoder, song leader; Karen Ruth, worship leader; Jim Sauder, prelude, interlude; Jim Sauder, Karen Stuckey, offertory; Jerry and Ladonna Andres, Ned Gisel, Tony Sauder, ushers; John and Ginger Dalton, Dave and LouAnn Kanagy, greeters; Mona Sauder, prayer. Message, “Will Love Carry the Day?” Jeff Kauffman. West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Brad and Tina Rufenacht family, greeters; Pam Graber, prelude; Brent Miller, worship leaders; Brad Rufenacht, song leader; Chelsea Cordy, children’s moment, “Praise Parade.” Meditation, “Called to Worship,” Jess Engle; “Holy City,” Jeff Roth; prayer, Naomi Engle; Jakob Waidelich, offering.

Wednesday: MYF, CQ, JYF, 7 pm. United Methodist

Sunday: traditional service: Ryan Trevino, acolyte; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Vicki Schaffner, children’s moments; Liz Leupp, liturgist. Message by David David. First Light service: First Light Vocal Band, music; message same as first service.

Wednesday: Applause bell choir, 6:15 pm; high school youth Passover Seder meal, 6:30 pm; chancel choir, 7 pm. St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Cayla Walker, Katie Wyse, acolytes; Dave Walker, Brent Winzeler, Dale and Ann Grime, Bruce and Carrie Wooley, ushers; Bill and Kathy Bostelman, Steve and Kim Walker, greeters; Deb Schnitkey, accompanists; Tammy Nofziger, worship leader; Karen Rice, children’s message; Joel Foote, song leader; chancel choir, “Blessed is He Who Comes.” Sermon, “Jesus Overturning Our Tables,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: SYF study session, 5 pm; JYF, 6:30 pm; jr. choir, 6:30 pm; SYF, 7 pm; chancel choir practice, 7 pm; confirmation practice, 7:30 p.m. St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Palm Sunday service led by James Strawn. Zachary Torres, crucifer, Levi Strawn, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist; jr. handbell choir directed by Mary Leininger, “Gaudete!” Three junior confirmands were confirmed: Courtney Beltz, daughter of Dwight and Kristine; Hannah Carothers, daughter of Randy and Sarah; and Zachary Torres, son of Fabian and Wendy. St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Norm and Karen Beck, Gene and Barb May, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Dave and Karen Keesbery, greeters; Karen Keesbery, Josh Schlade, lector; Megan Miller, Megan Peterson, Maddie Garza, Lindsey Roehrig acolytes; Beth Lienau, organist; Jennifer Grime. Sermon, Dale Kern; junior choir, “Palm Weaver.” St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and The Lord’s Passion- Palm Sunday were for intentions of Murr Baker, Don Stewart and people of parish. Sermon, “The Son of Man,” Gary Ferguson. Ian and Emerson Radabaugh, Travis Jaramillo, Jensyn, Kassidy, and Logan Garrow, servers; Barb and Mike Britenriker, Megan Cordes, John Yaney, Juanita Arend, Arlene Hicks, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Donna Miller, Mary Ann Thatcher, Frank and Judy Smith, lectors; A.J. Dammon, Keith Radabaugh, Troy Double, Leonard Gustwiller, ushers; Judy Smith, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music.

Wednesday: religious education classes. St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Palm Sunday. Palm procession from downtown to the church by the Sunday School; Adam Grisier, processional cross; Richelle Avers, acolyte; Isaac Fraker, Ally Sprow, lector; Steve Basselman, organist; Beth Reichert, pianist; chancel choir, “Ride On, King Jesus.” Sacrament of Holy Baptism for Sarah Evalyn Spohler, daughter of Scott and Leigh. Ken and Michelle Collins, ushers.

Wednesday: PraiseKids, 4:30 pm; meal, 5:15 pm; catechism, Welcome Place Kids, adult discussion group, adult bell choir, 6:00 pm; Holy Week evening prayer service, 7 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm.

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