2014-06-25 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Ned Wyse, worship leader; worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Journey: Exodus 4, Calling...burden/ blessing,” Jesse Kahler.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Becky Kauffman, worship leader; Kauffman praise band, music; Northwesterians Barbershop Chorus, special music; Kathy King, scripture; Joyce Graber, childrens time. Message, “Boldness Then and Now?” Steve Heatwole.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Jim Sauder, prelude, interlude, offering; Joyce Yoder, song leader; Ella Nafziger, worship leader; Gerald & Karen Short, Tom & Ruth Short, Kenny Rufenacht, ushers; Ron & Marlene Nofziger, Glen Nafziger, greeters; Karen Ruth, prayer. Message by Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Ralph & Carolyn Metzler, Leslie & Annemarie Nafziger, greeters; Duane Beck and music team, prelude, song leader; Levi & Mary Lou Beck, worship leader; Laura Nafziger, childrens time; Rod Miller, prayer. Message, “Use Your Gift Well,” Gary Martin.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Kent & Mary Sauder family, greeters; Faye Grater/Larry Diener, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Dorwin & Ilene Nofziger, worship leaders; Larry Diener, song leader; childrens moment, “Rahab.” Meditation, “God Works in Questionable Ways,” Jess Engle; prayer, Naomi Engle.

United Methodist

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, sound/video; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; special music, “A Mother’s Prayer,” Amanda Rasey. Baptism of Holden Rasey. Message, “Reflection, Reconnection, Renewal,” David David.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: David Beltz & Hannah Grieser, acolytes; Greg Walker, Louise Short, Duane & Linda Hayes, Paul & Joan Lovejoy, ushers; Bill & Kathy Bostelman, David & Crissi Stuckey, greeters; Deb Schnitkey, song leader; Lynne Christman, accompanist; Deb Kauffman, childrens message; Lynne Christman & Deb Schnitkey, “As The Deer,” special music. Sermon, “Making It Personal,” Erich Christman. Altar flowers honored Phil & Marilyn Buehrer’s 50th wedding anniversary.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: worship service led by James Strawn. Andrew Francis, acolyte; Hannah Carothers, organist.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Pentecost Two Worship with Holy Communion. Brent & Linda Petersen, Gregg and Sara Kruse, ushers; Tom & Joetta Henry, Dave & Karen Keesbery, greeters; Micah Grime, Josh Schlade, lectors; Andrew Beck, Bryson Taylor, Jacob Lands, acolytes; Mary Grime, organist. Sermon, “On The Job Training,” Jeffrey Corder.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ Sunday were for Charles Hausch and people of parish. Sermon by Stephen Stanbery. Karley & Brittney Ramirez, Savannah Short, Caden Delaney, Jensyn Garrow, servers; Barb & Mike Britenriker, Megan Cordes, Kim Garrow, Julie & Troy Double, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Judy Smith, Jeff Schmitt, lectors; John Smith, Gary Solarik, Nick & Susan Wlasiuk, ushers; Frank, Cheryl, Andy & Lois Grime, greeters; Norbert Lisak, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Second Sunday after Pentecost. Cameron Collins, acolyte; MacKenna Whitacre, lector; Steve Basselman, organist/pianist; Moriah Reichert, “Borning Cry,” offering music. Childrens message and sermon, “Who Are You Hoping to Find?” Paul Reichert.

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