2016-02-17 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Summary of ABBA Sermon Series,” Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Leslie & Annemarie Nafziger, Tony Stuckey, Scott King, greeters; Emma Dowdy, prelude; Anita Roth, song leader; Chris & Brad Mosier, worship leaders; Levi Beck, Reggie Beck, Duane Beck & Gabe Beck, special music, “I Love to Tell the Story”; Levie Rufenacht, Cliff Brubaker, childrens time. Message, “Lent Is For Losers,” David Elkins; prayer, Regina Wenger.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Cork & Peg Rufenacht, Todd, Stephanie & Natalie Schmucker, greeters; Blue Grass Band, music; Aaron Stuckey, worship leader; Message, “Golden Calf: Then & Now,” Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Allen & Siegrid Richer, greeters; Elizabeth & Kelly Miller, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Sawyer Miller, worship leader; Eric Lehman, song leader; Lesa, Lauren & Lana King, prayer of blessing; Judy Nofziger, childrens moment. Meditation, “Be Challenged!” Jess Engle; sharing and prayer, Kathy Leatherman.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offering; Joyce Yoder, song leader; Mark Nafziger, worship leader; Howard & Carolyn Snyder, Jerry & Ladonna Andres, Mike Zimmerman, ushers; Dave & LouAnn Kanagy, Ron & Dianne Lantz, greeters; choir anthems, “Like a River,” “Savior Lead Me.” Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg, prayer. Message, “The Church Through the Eyes of Jesus,” Jeff Kauffman.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Brayden Hall, acolytes; Jeff Rutledge, Tim Beck, Mark Beltz, Jon & Jan Lindsay, Steve & Kim Walker, ushers; Bob & Carol DeVries, Mary Ellen Johnson, Nancy Ries, greeters; praise band, music; Linda Heer, worship leader; Elaine Winzeler, song leader; Deb Schnitkey, accompanist; mission spotlight, Hands of Grace, Caroline Lammers; chancel choir, “Praise God from Whom.” Sermon, “Giving Up Control,” Erich Christman. Bulletins sponsored by Rosemarie Schmidt in memory of Arnd Schmidt.

United Methodist

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; special music by bell choir; Diane Tinsman, liturgist. Childrens moments and sermon, “Loss is Gain,”” Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: First Sunday in Lent service led by James Strawn. Brayden Herman, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist; confirmation handbell choir under direction of Mary Leininger, “Jesus Loves Me.”

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Lent One worship service with Holy Communion. Larry & Sandy Brandt, Keith & Peg Oyer, ushers; Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Linda Everhart, Mike Weaver, lectors; Brandon Taylor, Jane Richer, acolyte; music by worship team; primary choir, “Jesus Loves Me.” Sermon, “Fan or Follower,” Jeffrey Corder.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: First Sunday in Lent. Ken & Cameron Collins, ushers; Spencer Short, acolyte; Gwen Grisier, lector; Steve Basselman, organist/ pianist; youth bell choir, “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me.” Childrens message and sermon, “With Him in Trouble,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and First Sunday of Lent were said for Greg Wlasiuk, Natividad Anonar, and the people. Sermon, “Just The Right Amount Of Time,” Tom Gorman. Peaches Holland, John Briskey, Lois Grime, Frank Smith, Karen Dominique, Vicki Williams, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Andy & Lois Grime, Dick & Evelyn Roth, greeters Donna Miller, Larry Zachrich, lectors; Natalie & Oliver Seibert, Maddie Thatcher, Karter Zachrich, Bryce & Jeron Williams, servers; Andy Grime, Steve Dominique, Chuck McColl, Steve Case, ushers; Arlene Hicks, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Kevin Seibert family, offertory.

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