2016-11-16 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Mark, The Short Story: Jesus Is Understanding (and reveals the Great Equalizer)! Mark 7:1- 37.” Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Lee & Jan Short, greeters; Kristi Miehls, Jim Richer, prelude, offertory; Randy Nafziger, song leader; Randy & Deane Nafziger, worship leaders. Sermon, “Goin’ On A Bear Hunt,” Dave Elkins; prayer by Regina Wenger.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Buffy Riley, prelude; Caleb Waidelich, worship leader; Sydney Cobb, chorister; Todd Stephanie, & Natalie Schmucker, Rollin & Jean Miller, greeters; Josiah Dahl, scripture reader; Stacy Nofziger, childrens lesson; sermon, “Our Redeeming God,” Shannon Cooley; “Stones of Remembrance,” Stacy Nofziger, serving in Czech Republic.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Eric, Marla, & Kelly Miller, greeters; Jess Engle, worship leader. Worship by “The Walking Roots Band,” Jess Engle, sharing and prayer.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Jim Sauder, Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offering; Crystal Rodriguez, worship leader; Max & Brenda Aeschliman, Cork & Patsy Nofziger, Wendell Nofziger, Ty Yoder, ushers; Don & Mary Oesch, Sara Nafziger, greeters; Karla Minter, childrens time and message, “Welcoming the Stranger...Someway, Somehow, Somewhere.” Refugee resettlement update, Mike Zimmerman; prayer by Bruce Whiteman.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Karsen Pursel, Alexa Martinez, acolytes; Mark Nofziger, Gary & Judy Sears, Tom & Laura Johnson, Eric & Sarah Nafziger, ushers; Tim Kleck, Brad & Aimee Roth, greeters; Jim Redd, worship & song leader; Lynne Christman, accompanist; Nancy Rupp, childrens moment. Junior choir, “This Little Light of Mine.” Sermon, “Just Walk Across The Room,” Erich Christman. Altar flowers given by David Sigg in memory of his wife, Beth. Bulletins given in memory of Beth Sigg by Paul & Barb Sigg family.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Liz Leupp, liturgist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; Diane Tinsman, childrens moments; special music, chancel choir, “Rock of Ages,” (Forgiven & Free). Message, “Endurance For Things To Come,” Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Sunday worship service led by James Strawn.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Pentecost 26 with Holy Communion. Larry & Sandy Brandt, Rich & Andrea Thiel, ushers; Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Julie Patterson, Tim Hausch, lectors; Gabe Chappa, Cade Miller, acolyte; music by worship team; jr. choir, “At The Cross.” Sermon, “Where Is Jesus? “ Jeffrey Corder.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: 26th Sunday after Pentecost. Womens Thankoffering service. Josh Basselman, acolyte; Kris Jemmott, lector; Joyce Winzeler, liturgist; Steve Basselman, pianist/organist; bell choir anthem, “Praise God, Praise Him,” Sunday school song, “Strength and Shield.” Dedication of Lutheran World Relief quilts and kits. Childrens message by Paul Reichert; sermon by Ron Schardt, guest pastor.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time were said for Pat Arend, Nancy Grime, Bill Brenner, and the people. Pastor, Greg Schmitt, CSSR; sermon, “The Peace Of Mindful Learning,”given by Stephen Stanbery. Karen Dominique, Vicki Williams, Nick Wlasiuk, Troy & Julie Double, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Larry Zachrich, Susan Wlasiuk, lectors; Bryce & Jeron Williams, Karter Zachrich, Savannah Short, Austin & Alexa Wilson, servers; Steve Dominique, Russ Lambert, Chuck McColl, Mary Evans, ushers; Mary Evans, rosary leader; Juanita Arend, Theresa Bennett, Peg Hines, Larry Brenner, offertory. Schmitt told of his work for the program “Unbound.”

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