News from the Pew & Pulpit
Sunday: CD prelude; Orval Grieser, song leader; Trey Sonnenberg, worship leader; prayer of sending: Jesse and Cindy Kahler, Africa; offertory, “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us,” Phil Hoverman. Message, “Effective and Productive,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: praiselude, Sara Kinsman and worship team band; 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.
Sunday: Jen Cobb, prelude, offertory; Wynn Roth, worship leader; Randy Stuckey, chorister; men’s quartet, special music. Message, Steve Heatwole.
Sunday: Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Ben and Lisa Osterland, worship leader; 1 AD, prelude, interlude, offertory; Al and Ginny Liechty, Lonnie and Carol Short, Ty Yoder, ushers; Dan and Karen Ruth, Marv and Mary Ellen Nofziger, greeters; Al Liechty, prayer. Sermon, “Lord, When Was It That We Saw You?” Jeff Kauffman.
Wednesday: LOGOS, 5:30 pm; meal, 5:50 pm; CHAOS, MYF, 6:45 pm; prayer, 7:15 pm; quiz, 8:15 pm.
Sunday: Leslie and Annemarie Nafziger, greeters; music team, prelude, offering; dedication of Trey Nafziger, son of Lincoln and Jen; worshiping through story, “Creation,” Cliff Brubaker, “The Greatest Commandment,” Marv Rohrer-Meck, A Word from God, “Informed,” “Taught,” “Remembered,” Jeff Smith; Sid and Regan Ramirez, “Dare to be a Daniel,” Steve Nafziger, prayer.
Wednesday: Awana Kids Club, 6:45 pm; MYF, 7 pm.
West Clinton Mennonite
Sunday: Al Hartzler family, greeters; MYF praise band, gathering songs; Marcia Lehman, praiselude; Jim and Jane King, worship leader; John King, song leader; Alyna Gascho, offertory. Meditation, Jess Engle; prayer, Naomi Engle; “The Star and the Wisemen,” arranged by Dave Sauder.
Wednesday: MYF, JYF, 7 pm; preaching class, 7:45 pm.
Sunday: traditional service: Connor Hagans, acolyte;
Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Matt Krill, liturgist. Message by David David. First Light service: First Light Vocal Band, music; message same as first service.
Wednesday: Groundbreakers, 6 pm; Applause bell choir; JAM session, 6:30 pm; chancel choir, 7:15 pm; high school youth, 7:30 pm.
St. John’s Christian
Sunday: Memorial Sunday. Jacob Nofziger, Toby Walker, acolytes; Tom Johnson, Jim Grieser, Dave and Paige Miller, Dave and Karen Walker, ushers; Chris and Amy Baden, Joel and Beth Wanemacher, greeters; Joel Foote, song leader; Deb Schnitkey, accompanist; Nancy Rupp, children’s message; “Arise All Ye People,” chancel choir. Sermon, “Rend Your Heart,” Erich Christman.
Wednesday: LOGOS, 5:50 pm; JYF, 6:30 pm; jr. choir, 6:50 pm; life planning, SYF, 7 pm; chancel choir practice, 7:30 pm.
St. James Lutheran
Sunday: Service led by James Strawn. Levi Strawn, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist.
Wednesday: junior confirmation class, 6:30 pm.
St. John Lutheran
Sunday: Baptism of our Lord service with Holy Communion. Larry and Sandy Brandt, Dean and Kathy Genter, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Bill and Shirley Sigg, greeters; Shirley Schweinhagen, Josh Schlade, lectors; Levi Carmody, Derek Walker, Madison Van Scoder, Morgan Miller, acolytes; primary choir, “Here I Am.” Sermon, “Snowflakes: Angels, Archangels and Cherubim,” Dale Kern.
Wednesday: weekday school of religion, 5:45 pm; sr. choir practice, YIA, 7:30 pm.
St. Peter Catholic
Sunday: Masses for vigil and Epiphany Sunday were for intentions of Lowell and Barbara Merillat and Lorraine Selover. Sermon, “Light and Life,” Grace Ritta, Meg- gie Yoder, Garrett and Gavin Grime, Liam Row, servers; John Briskey, Mari Yoder, Susan Saaf, Arlene Hicks, Frank and John Smith, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Donna Miller, Melissa Krueger, lectors; Earl Reiniche, AJ Dammon, Pete Grime, Jim Rivello, ushers; Theresa Bennett, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music.
Wednesday: religious education classes.
St. Martin’s Lutheran
Sunday: Baptism of our Lord. Michelle Robinson, acolyte; Ellie Sonnenberg, lector; Dave, Jonathan, Stephan Manahan, ushers; Steve Basselman, piano. Children’s message and sermon, “Open Our Hearts to the Splash,” Paul Reichert.
Wednesday: meal, 5:15 pm; informal worship, 6 pm; catechism, Welcome Place Kids, bell choir, high school Bible study, 6:30 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm.