2017-03-15 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

The Second Sunday of Lent

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Mark, The Short Story: Urgency in ‘Easy’ times in light of ‘End’ times: Mark 13-1-36,” Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Music team, prelude; Peg & Molly Bruner, offertory; Kristi Miehls, song leader; Amanda Short, worship leader; Mary Lou Beck, childrens lesson. Message, “Blowin’ In the Wind,” Regina Wenger.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Jackson Kelley, prelude, offertory; Aaron Stuckey, worship leader; Jen Cobb, chorister; Wade & Andrea Schnitkey, Lynn & Bobbie Stuckey, greeters; Kimberly Stuckey, scripture reader; impromptu choir, special music. Sermon, “We Stand Amazed,” Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Daryl & Margaret Nofziger, greeters; Jenni Beck prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Mary, John & Ryan Rufenacht, worship leaders; Arlan Beck, song leader; Ellen Mansfield, childrens moment. Meditation, “I’m Thirsty,” Tim Steiner, Pettisville Missionary Church; Joy Kauzlick, prayer.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Bonnie Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offertory; Sue Short, worship leader; Brenda Aeschliman, Ty Yoder, Cork & Patsy Nofziger, Wendell Nofziger, ushers; Cork & Patsy Nofziger, Larry Rychener, greeters; Jackie Lehman, childrens time. Message, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” Dave Elkins; prayer, Karen Ruth.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Braden Eichler, Emma Hall, acolytes; Steve Walker, Jim Grieser, Jeremy & Jen Hurst, Kim & Adam Walker, ushers; Bill & Kathy Bostelman, Nancy Ries, Phyllis Sweitzer, greeters; Jim Redd, worship & song leader; praise band, music; Lynne Christman, accompanist; JoAnn Short, childrens moment. Junior choir, “Don’t Worry About Tomorrow.” Sermon, “A Time For Questions,” Erich Christman.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Diane Tinsman, liturgist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; Diane Tinsman, childrens moments; special music: bell choir, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” “There Is A Balm In Gilead.” Message, “Junk Series, #3: Your Problem, Not Mine,” Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Sunday worship service led by James Strawn.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Larry & Sandy Brandt, Keith & Peggy Oyer, ushers; Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Tom Henry, Jody Hulbert, lectors; Cade Miller, acolyte; worship team, music, jr. choir, “This One Thing Remains.” Sermon, “Learning To Lament,” Jeffrey Corder.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Mason Conway, acolyte; Jan Delaney, lector; Andrea Avers, liturgist; Steve Basselman, pianist/ organist; Zach Basselman, guitar; Kenzie Short, percussion; chancel choir anthem, “Witness.” Childrens message and sermon, “Nicodemus Seeking New Birth,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 2nd Sunday of Lent were said for Lester Grime, the 70th anniversary of Frank & Mary Smith Jr., and the people. Sermon, “Place Yourself In The Presence of God,” Stephen Stanbery. Nick Wlasiuk, John Briskey, Donna Miller, Kim Garrow, John Smith, Arlene Hicks, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Nick & Susan Wlasiuk, Alan & Kim Garrow, greeters; Susan Wlasiuk, Frank Smith, lectors; Cassidy Baden, Oliver & Natalie Seibert, Caden, Delaney, & Brennan Garrow, servers; Chuck McColl, Leonard Gustwiller, Sam Grime, A.J. Dammon, ushers; Evelyn Roth, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Brigette and Mike Schrickel, offertory.

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