2017-10-11 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Untying The Knots, II Corinthians 5:11-21 - The Message of Reconciliation,” Wes Hoffmire, Crossroads Church, Napoleon.

Central Mennonite

Sunday; Janice Nafziger, Elaine Weyandt, greeters; music team, gathering music, offertory; Anita Roth, song leader, Donna King, worship leader; moment in mission, rep. from the Mescrete Kristos Church in Ethiopia. Message, “30,000 Words,” Dave Elkins; prayer by Regina Wenger.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Mens quartet, prelude; Jeff Wyse, worship leader; Todd, Stephanie & Natalie Schmucker, Art & Mary Lou Thomas, greeters; Keith Short, chorister; Lukas Schaffner, scripture. Message, “Apostles in Our Midst,” Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Emile & Ann Cerda, greeters; Seth & Jonathan Crissman, prelude, offertory; Seth & Jonathan Crissman, gathering songs; John King, worship leader; Eric Lehman, song leader; Lisa Aeschliman, childrens moment. Meditation, “Jesus Loves Singles!” Jess Engle; sharing and prayer, Shawn Waidelich.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Installation service. Karen Stuckey, prelude, offertory, interlude; Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg, worship leader; Jerry & Ladonna Andres, Greg Short, Cal Britsch, Mike Zimmerman, ushers; LaVon & Linda Short, Al & Ginny Liechty, greeters. Installation, Mike Zimmerman, Chris Liechty; Corben Weaver Boshart, prayer. Message, “Gifted and Prepared to Equip,” Cliff Brubaker. Installation of Corben Weaver Boshart; letter of blessing, Doug Hochstetler, North Main Mennonite Church board chair; Bruce Whiteman, Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg, congregational blessings.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Karsen Pursel, Carly Grime, acolytes; Dave Walker, Ken Nafziger, Jim Grieser, Eric & Sarah Nafziger, Todd & Jill Nafziger, ushers; Tim & Sue Grieser, Kent & Sheila Short, greeters; Jim Redd, worship & song leader; praise band, music; Lynne Christman, accompanist; Deb Kauffman, childrens moment. Chancel choir, “Shout to the North.” Sermon, “Faith Alone,” Erich Christman.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Bev Emch, liturgist; Susie Slawinski, Cindy Rose, pianists; Bev Emch, childrens moments; special music, “My Tribute,” chancel choir. Message, “The Wedding Banquet,” Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Sunday worship service led by James Strawn.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: 18th Sunday after Pentecost. Abby Short, acolyte; Diana Ziegler, lector; Steve Basselman, pianist/organist; Adam Grisier, Zach Basselman, guitar; Katie Short, percussion; Mackenna Whitacre, Molly Conway, song leaders; offering music, “This is My Father’s World,” Erin Reichert; childrens message and sermon, “Martin, Martin and St. Martin’s,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time were said for Jan Dominique, Randy Grime, and the people. Sermon, “The Principle of Unripe Time,” Tom Gorman, pastor, assisted by Mike Jaramillo. Lois Grime, Marianne Francis, Tami Kunesh, Mike & Barb Britenriker, Peaches Holland, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Susan Wlasiuk, Frank Smith, lectors; Allie Buehrer, Hannah & Olivia Francis, Mason Miller, Kassidy Zientek, Reese Ankney, servers; Nick Wlasiuk, A.J. Damman, Chuck McColl, Bryan Miller, ushers; Pat Cousino, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; MaryAnn Thatcher, Peg Hines, Briggette Schrickel, offertory.

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