2017-04-19 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Easter Sunday

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Mark, The Short Story: Jesus Is Alive... In US!!!-Mark 16:1-8,” Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Dean & Jeanette Beck, Arlene Zaerr, greeters; trumpets-Duane & Justice Beck, Leslie Nafziger, Anita & Kate Roth, prelude, offertory; Kristi Miehls, song leader; Randy Nafziger, worship leader; choir, “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us (Blessed Jesus).” Message, “Return of the Gardener,” Regina Wenger; prayer, Dave Elkins.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Sunrise breakfast served by MYF. Patsy Miller, worship leader; Art & Mary Lou Thomas, Todd & Joy Short, greeters; offertory. Young adult praise band, music; Elaine Frey, Grace Hastings, scripture readers; special music arranged by Keith Short; Steve Hastings, childrens story. Sermon by Steve Heatwole.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Karen Stuckey, Jim Sauder, prelude, offertory, interlude; Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Sue Short, Jackie Lehman, worship leaders; Jerry & Ladonna Andres, Greg Short, Cal Britsch, Mike Zimmerman, ushers; Doug & Ruth Meyer, Howard & Carolyn Snyder, greeters. Message, “Fearless Living,” Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg, Bruce Whiteman, prayer.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Tyler Hurst, acolyte; Brent Winzeler, Duane & Linda Hayes, Brad & Aimee Roth, ushers; Ryan & Devin Bernath, Nancy Ries, Phyllis Swietzer, greeters; Elaine Winzeler, song leader; Matt Hines, Andrew Rohrs, Callie Bernath, trumpets; handbell choir; chancel choir, “But Now Is Christ Risen.” Sermon, “Resurrection for Today,” Erich Christman.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Sunday worship service led by James Strawn.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Brent & Linda Peterson, Gene & Barb May, ushers; Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Deb Volkman, Dean Genter, lectors; Grace Schnitkey, Jane Richer, Jenna Mahnke, acolytes; Mary Grime, organist; Brett Grime, trumpeter; sr. choir, “Alleluia.” Sermon, “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” Jeffrey Corder.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Sunrise worship led by high school youth. Message, “Run to Meet Him Anyway,” Paul Reichert. Worship with Holy Communion. Brady Johns, Abbie Short, Addi Ziegler, acolytes; Tim Sonnenberg, lector; Steve Basselman, organist/ choir director; Randy Basselman, organist; Beth Reichert, Rick Breier, pianists; Gary Smith, Zach Basselman, trumpets; chancel choir anthems, “Hallelujah Chorus,” “Awake, Awake”; bell choir anthem, “Now All The Vault Of Heaven Resounds.” Childrens message and sermon, “Fear & Great Joy,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Easter Sunday were said for Eileen Goebel, Wayne Grime, and the people. Sermon, “A Chalice Transforms Christ In His Holy Image.” Leonard Gustwiller, Jeff Schmitt, Larry Zachrich, Amy Zientek, Sam Grime, Mari Yoder, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Mike & Lisa Wilson, Steve & Barb Dominique, greeters; Donna Miller, Mary Evans, Arlene Hicks, lectors; Austin & Alexa Wilson, Gavin Grime, Karter Zachrich, Kassidy Zientek, Bryce & Jeron Williams, Natalie & Oliver Seibert, servers; Brooke Bosco, Tami Baker, Courtney Somers, Manan Williams, & Tori Lichtenwald, offertory. Brooke Bosco accepted into church through baptism, Holy Communion, and confirmation.

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