2013-06-12 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson, worship leader; Haiti bucket presentation; “Silence” video; Trey Sonnenberg, scripture. Message, “Pray as a Child of God: How To,” Jesse Kahler.

Wednesday: Alive for Guys and Gals.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Elaine Frey, worship leader; Kelby Beck, music; Kathy King, childrens lesson; Kathy King, Emma King, Elaine Frey, Pat King, drama. Message, “Axe the Excess,” Steve Heatwole.

Wednesday: MYF chicken fund-raiser.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Joyce Yoder, song leader; Terry Stuckey, worship leader; Neil and Kathy Nofziger, Brad and Rachel Short, Greg Short, ushers; Al and Ginny Liechty, Glen Nafziger, greeters; 1 AD, prelude, interlude, offering. Message, “In the beginning...” Jeff Kauffman.

Wednesday: MYF, 6:45 pm.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Gerald and Chris Schoenhals, greeters; Sidney Ramirez, prelude, song leader; Jim Roynon, scripture; Lincoln and Jen Nafziger, worship leaders; Wanda Stopher, prayer. Message, “Praise for God Alone,” Tim Lehman.

Wednesday: JYF, 6:30 pm.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Lester and Marge King, greeters; Faye Grater, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Lisa Aeschliman, worship leaders; John King, song leader; VBS drama, childrens moment. Meditation, “Father Knows Best,” Wes Graber; prayer, Terri Rufenacht.

Wednesday: MYF, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: Ethan Hagans, acolyte; Matt Slawinski, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; Matt Welch, liturgist. Message by David David.

Wednesday: Groundbreakers, 7 pm.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Adam Kinsman, Kristina Blankenship, acolytes; Bill Bostelman, Louise Short, Ben and Sue Buehrer, Pete and Rachel Grieser, ushers; John and Kathy Graber, Gary and Sandy Frazier, greeters; Mike Meyer, worship leader; Jim Redd, song leader; Deb Schnitkey, accompanist; Chris Jennings, childrens message; Habitat for Humanity mission trip send-off; Ed Ruffer, special music, “Thine Is the Glory.” Sermon, “Living By The Spirit: Fellowship.” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: SYF, 7 pm.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Third Sunday after Pentecost service led by James Strawn. Andrew Francis, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist; Brass Angels directed by Mary Leininger, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.” Altar flowers provided by Ron and Mary Hausch. Following the service adult choir practiced.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Pentecost Three. Worship with Holy Communion. Larry and Sandy Brandt, Dean and Kathy Genter, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Dave and Karen Keesbery, greeters; Sherry Schweinhagen, Mike Weaver, lectors; Morgan Miller, Brodie Miller, Amber Wendt, acolytes. Sermon, “All Inclusive Love,” Dale Kern. VBS picnic followed the service.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time were for intentions of Thanh Trinh, Louis and Emerence Grime. Sermon, “The One Who Makes Us Whole,” Martin Nassr. Travis Jaramillo, Grace Ritta, Ian and Emerson Radabaugh, servers; John Briskey, Dianne Sessen, Jim Rivello, Chuck McColl, Frank Smith, Jeffrey Schmitt, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Susan Wlasiuk and Arlene Hicks, lectors; Bryan Miller, Nick Wlasiuk, Andy Grime, Sam Grime, ushers; Lonnie Short family, greeters; Evelyn Roth, rosary leader; Tom Singer, music; Bryan Miller family, offertory.

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