2017-09-13 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “II Corinthians: Untying The Knots,” Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Bev Miller, Arlene Zaerr, greeters; music team, gathering music; Randy Nafziger, song leader; Ron Short, worship leader; moment in mission, Jeff Smith, Gideon rep. Message, “Community Formed Community,” Regina Wenger; Anita Roth, offertory.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Matt Weaver, prelude; Adam Cobb, worship leader; Keith & Jo Short, Steve & Barb Crossgrove, greeters; Jen Cobb, chorister; Jodi Short, childrens lesson. Message, “From The Belly Of The Beast,” Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Jim & Linda Rufenacht, greeters; Brenda Beck, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Judy Nofziger, worship leader; John King, song leader; Jenni Beck, childrens moment. Meditation, “Family Foundations,” Jess Engle; sharing and prayer, Gary Waidelich.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Jim Redd, worship & song leader; Lynne Christman, accompanist; Nancy Rupp, childrens moment. Mission moment, Scott Gentry, mens chaplain; Tom Clapsaddle, executive director; David Stuckey, leadership testimony. Sermon, “Qualifications: Who Has Them?” Erich Christman. Altar roses honored births of Clara Jo Layton, daughter of Jacob & Stephanie, and Karlie Beth Gruenhagen, daughter of Travis & Mindy. Altar flowers in honor of Audrey Smith’s 90th birthday by her family. Bulletins in honor and memory of Stan & Phil Buehrer’s 80th birthdays.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Bev Emch, liturgist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; Bev Emch, childrens moments; special music by the chancel choir. Message, “Theology 101-Suffering,” Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Sunday worship service led by James Strawn.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Outdoor Harvestfest 7 worship with Holy Communion. Harvestfest meal and activities following service. Larry & Sandy Brandt, Rich & Andrea Thiel ushers; Dave & Karen Keesbery, Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Tom Henry, Liz Hulbert, lectors. Sermon, Jeffrey Corder.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Rally Day. Gabe Short, acolyte; Cory Erbskorn, lector; Steve Basselman, pianist/organist; Adam Grisier, Zach Basselman, guitar; Erin Reichert, song leader; Katie Short, percussion; bell ensemble, “Joshua Fought the Battle.” Childrens message and sermon, “With Us Always,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time were said for Chris Short, Jan Dominique, and the people. Sermon, “Judge Not And You Will Not Be Judged,” Stephen Stanbery. Susan Saaf, Lois Grime, John Briskey, Marianne Francis, John Smith, Jeff Schmitt, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Kevin & Elizabeth Seibert, Steve and Barb Dominique, greeters; Maryann Thatcher, Judy Smith, lectors; Mattie Thatcher, Natalie & Oliver Seibert, Gavin Grime, Hannah & Olivia Francis, servers; Andy Grime, Mike Schrickel, Charles Mc- Coll, Garrett Grime, ushers; Hannah Francis, rosary leader; Tom Singer, music; Andy & Lois Grime, Mary Evans, Betty Britenriker, offertory.

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