2012-05-02 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Phil Hoverman, prelude; Dan Borton, song leader; Trey Sonnenberg, worship leader, prayer. Message, “Generous,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: Sarah Kinsman and worship team, praiselude and offertory; 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 for All.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Kevin Miller, worship leader; MYF praise band, song leaders; Emily Roth, Jen Cobb, special music. Message, “Choosing Jesus,” Steve Heatwole

Wednesday: life planning.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Jim Sauder, song leader; Neil and Kathy Nofziger, Brad and Rachel Short, Greg Short, ushers; Orville and Ginny Doehrmann, Artie and Kathy Short, ushers; Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offering; Mike Zimmerman, worship leader; Ben Zimmerman, scripture. Message, “Listen Carefully,” Jeff Kauffman; prayer, Mona Sauder.

Wednesday: family meal, 5:30 pm; prayer, 6:30 pm; life planning, 7 pm.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Jack Young, Deb Kauffman, Arlene Zaerr and Donnabelle Burkholder, greeters; vocal quartet of Kathy Smith, Anita Roth, Gary Nafziger, Terry King, music for gathering; Kristi Miehls, song leader; Tyson Stuckey, worship leader, scripture; Mike and Julia Wyse, children’s lesson. Sermon by Jeff Smith; Wanda Stopher, prayer.

Wednesday: MYF, 7 pm.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Wes and Ev Wyse, greeters; MYF, Johanna Roth, prelude; gathering songs; Ed and Amy Leichty, worship leaders; Kathy Leatherman, song leader; Arlan Beck, children’s moment. Meditation by Sara Heatwole; Terri Rufenacht, sharing, prayer; Jordan Bontrager, offertory.

Wednesday: MYF, JYF, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: traditional service: Connor Hagans, acolyte; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Karen Vonier, 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, 6:30 pm; chancel choir, 7:15 pm; high school youth group, 7:30 pm.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Jacob Nofziger, Curtis Wooley, acolytes; Bill Bostelman, Brent Winzeler, Roger and Sandy Miller, Ed and Dianne Wyrick, ushers; Phil and Marilyn Buehrer, Steve and Kim Walker, greeters; Deb Schnitkey, accompanists; Ed Ruffer, song leader; Carol DeVries, children’s message; dedication of Kane Michael Overmier, son of Mike and Sarah; chancel choir, “All Hail the Power.” Sermon, “Team Players versus Lone Rangers,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: adult handbells, 6:15 pm; JYF, SYF, 7 pm; chancel choir practice, 7:30 pm.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Easter service led by James Strawn. Levi Strawn, acolyte; Ryan Volkman, organist. Brass Angels handbell choir, directed by Mary Leininger, “The King of Love My Shepherd Is,” and the “Doxology.”

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Easter Four, Good Shepherd. Brent and Linda Petersen, Tim and Pat Hausch, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Dave and Karen Keesbery, greeters; Jodi Walker, Jody Hulbert, lectors; Levi Carmody, Derek Walker, Kyle Kinsey, Mackenzie

Meyer, acolytes; Mary Grime, organist. Sermon and children’s message, “The Shepherd and His Sheep,” Aaron Fenker, seminary student.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 4th Sunday of Easter were for intentions of Joseph and Al Furko and people of parish. Sermon, “I AM The Good Shepherd.” Grace Ritta, Meggie Yoder, Julia Lambert, Garrett and Gavin Grime, Liam Row, servers; Mari Yoder, Denny Shannon, Juanita Arend, Susan Saaf, Troy and Julie Double, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Susan Wlasiuk, Jake Grime, lectors; Nick Wlasiuk, Earl Reiniche, Andy Grime, Mike Wilson, ushers; Andy and Lois Grime, greeters; Arlene Hicks, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music.

Wednesday: religious education classes for K-12.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Easter. Eliza Avers, acolyte; Will Collins, lector; Beth Reichert, piano; Moriah Reichert, Hanna Blankenship, Adam Grisier, Will Collins, Donovan Ziegler, music leaders. Children’s message and sermon, “Thinking of Us First,” Paul Reichert.

Wednesday: meal, 5:15 pm; informal worship, 6 pm; adult bell choir, 6:30 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm.

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