2017-05-17 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Fanning The Flames: 2 Timothy 3,” Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite Sunday: Michael Short, Isaac Sauder, Dakota Stamm, Dylan Miller greeters; Jen & Tessa Nafziger, prelude, offertory; Randy Nafziger, song leader, Steve & Laura Nafziger, worship leaders; Laura Nafziger, childrens lesson. Message, “Fight the Good Fight,” Dave Elkins; prayer by Regina Wenger.

Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Emma Cobb, prelude; Mark Beck, worship leader; Cloyce & Nancy Nofziger, Cork & Peg Rufenacht, greeters; Sydney Cobb, chorister; Eric & Reiss Creighton, scripture; Andrew Spotts, childrens lesson. Regina Wenger, prayer. Message, “Knowing Jesus Christ,” Steve Heatwole.

St. John’s Christian Sunday: Josie Grieser, Emma Nafziger, acolytes; Greg Walker, Doug & Nancy Rupp, Brad & Susie Enderle, Curt & Kay Stamm, ushers; Tim & Sue Grieser, Brad & Aimee Roth, greeters; Jim Redd, worship & song leader; Deb Schnitkey, accompanist; Nancy Rupp, childrens moment, Scott Short, Mother’s Day tribute; Klaire Kern, offertory, “Majestic.” Sermon, “Each for the Other,” Erich Christman. Altar flowers given in memory of Bob Overmier by Velma and family.

United Methodist Church Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Liz Leupp, liturgist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Jodelle Sparks, Diane Tinsman, childrens moments; special music, “All Good Gifts,” Matt, Susie, & Noah Slawinski. Route 2G graduation and volunteer recognition.

Message, “The Storm Series: part 4,” Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran Sunday: Sunday worship service led by James Strawn.

St. John Lutheran Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion and Family Blessings. Larry & Sandy Brandt, Rich & Andrea Thiel, ushers; Tom & Joetta Henry, Dave & Karen Keesbery, greeters; Julie Patterson, Tim Hausch, lectors; Brandon Taylor, Maddie Thiel, Alison Roehrig, acolytes; music by worship team. Sermon, “Honor Your Mother,” Jeffrey Corder.

St. Martin’s Lutheran Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. May Music Festival. Autumn Benecke, Olivia Liechty, Isaac Reichert, Erin Reichert, Drew McCarty, piano preludes; Will Collins, lector; Steve Basselman, organist/ director; Beth Reichert, pianist; Zach Basselman, Marlyn Krueger, trumpets; Adam Grisier, Kate Short, Kenzie Short, percussion; Pre-K-4th grade SS songs, “Books of the Old and New Testament”; chancel choir anthem, “The Awakening”; Strikepoint youth bell choir, “Toccata Allegro”; adult bell choir, “A Time To Dance”; Communion music, “Simple Song,” Moriah Reichert. Message, “That You Might Praise,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic Sunday: Masses for vigil and 5th Sunday of Easter Time were said for Bill Brenner, Rosie Dominique, Wayne Grime, and the people. Sermon, “Good Mothers Reflect To The Blessed Virgin,” Stephen Stanbery. John Briskey, Donna Miller, Susan Saaf, Frank Smith, Mari Yoder, & Vicki Williams, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Kevin & Elizabeth Seibert, Doug & Vicki Williams families, greeters; Teresa McColl, Amy Zientek, lectors; Natalie & Oliver Seibert, Lucas Dominique, Kassidy Zientek, Grace & Wyatt Ritta, servers; Brad Dominique, Nick Wlasiuk, Bryan Miller, John Smith, ushers; John Smith, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Pattie Dominique, Susan Saaf, Linda & Ray Hertel, offertory.

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