2012-02-08 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: worship with Holy Communion. CD prelude; Dan Borton, song leader; Wayne Gropp, worship leader, prayer of sending: Jesse Schumacher family– Basqueland, Sam and Chelsea Andres, Defiance initiative. Message, “Good Liars Exist: The Profile.” Jesse Kahler; second service: praiselude, offering, praise and worship 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.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Pat Nafziger, worship leader; Darin King, Kelby Beck, music leaders; Audrey Stuckey, Natalie Graber, Jackson Kelley, Jordan Waidelich, greeters. Sermon by Steve Heatwole.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Joyce Yoder, song leader; Kaitlyn Nofziger, worship leader; Jim Sauder, prelude, interlude, offertory; Neil and Kathy Nofziger, Brad and Rachel Short, Greg Short, ushers; Lonnie and Carol Short, Fern Schrock greeters; Larry Wyse, prayer. Children’s time and sermon, “Created for Intimacy,” Jeff Kauffman.

Wednesday: LOGOS, 5:30 pm; meal, 5:50 pm; CHAOS, MYF, 6:45 pm; prayer, 7:15 pm; quiz practice, 8:15 pm.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Lowell and Velda Rufenacht, LaVon and Linda Short, greeters; music team, prelude, offering; Steve Nafziger, song leader; Sheila Gruenhagen, call to worship; Jeff Smith, prayer. Sermon, “Epic,” Bill Holsopple; offering, “Restless,” music team.

Wednesday: MYF, 7 pm.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Wyatt and Carmela Cerda, greeters; young adults, gathering songs; Elizabeth Miller, prelude; Brad Rufenacht family, worship leaders; Arlan Beck, song leader; Jess Engel; Emily Short, prayer; mission moment. Meditation, “Do We Want Hype?” Naomi Engle.

Wednesday: JYF, 6:30 pm; MYF, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: traditional service: Austin Welch, acolyte; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Carol Rupp, liturgist. Message by Wes Johnson. 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: Matthew Kinsman, Marissa Beck, acolytes; Scott Short, Dale and Sharon VonDeylen, Mark and Tammy Nofziger, Bruce and Carrie Wooley, ushers; Ben and Sue Buehrer, Bob and Carol DeVries, greeters; Deb Schnitkey, accompanists; Lynn Christman, song leader; Ann Grime, blessing of serving; children’s message. Baby dedication of Lucille Mae Meyer, daughter of Nate and Tara; chancel choir, “Where Could I Go?” Sermon, “Not A Burden,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: LOGOS, 5:50 pm; hand chimes, JYF, 6:30 pm; life planning, SYF, 7 pm; chancel choir practice, 7:30 pm.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Fifth Sunday after Epiphany service led by James Strawn. Levi Strawn, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist; adult choir directed by Shari Leininger, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.” Adult choir and Brass Angels handbell choir practiced after the service.

Wednesday: junior confirmation class, 6:30 pm.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Epiphany Five. Carl and Pam Hurst, Bob and Ann Hesterman, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Bill and Shirley Sigg, greeters; Julie Patterson, Jayma Gobrogge, lectors; Levi Carmody, Derek Walker, Alex Weaver, Kayla Beaverson, acolytes; Mary Grime, organist; Jennifer Grime, chats with children. Sermon, “Snowflakes: Lion, Ox, Eagle,” Dale Kern; senior choir, “Savior, Lead Me.”

Wednesday: weekday school of religion, 5:45 pm; sr. choir practice, YIA, 7:30 pm.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time were for intentions of Francis Coressel and Adam Dominique. Sermon, “I’ve Got A Secret,” Gary Ferguson.

Kassidy, Jensyn, Caden and Delaney Garrow, Brittney Ramirez, servers; John Briskey, John Smith, Sam Jaramillo, Donna Miller, Leonard Gustwiller, Barb Britenriker, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Judy and Frank Smith, lectors; Mike Coressel, Steve Dominique, Mike Britenriker, Andy Grime, ushers; Evelyn Roth, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Jake Dominique family, offertory.

Wednesday: religious education classes.

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