2017-11-08 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

All Saints Sunday

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory; Jesse Kahler, worship leader. Message, “How God Responds To Those Who Stray,” Byron Dickey, executive pastor candidate.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Gene & Marva Baus, Bill Holdsworth, greeters; Leah & Anita Roth, gathering music; Kate & Anita Roth, offertory; Melissa Valentine, song leader, Nancy Roynon, worship leader. Message, “Today’s the Day: Matthew 24:36-44,” Dave Elkins; prayer by Regina Wenger.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Jen Cobb, prelude; Pat King, worship leader; Jeff & Wanda Roth, Steve, Sarah, Grace, Samuel, Lydia & Daniel Hastings, greeters; Elaine Frey, scripture; Steve Hastings, childrens lesson; Laurin Wyse, chorister. Message, “Come & See,” Matt Weaver.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Curt & Judy Nofziger, greeters; Kendi Nofziger, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Arlan & Brenda Beck, worship leader; Arlan Beck, song leader; Sandy Aeschliman, childrens moment. Meditation, “Extended Family” Jess Engle; sharing and prayer, Kent Sauder.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Bonnie Stuckey, prelude, interlude; Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Kent Nafziger, worship leader; Ty Yoder, Max & Brenda Aeschliman, Cork & Patsy Nofziger, Wendell Nofziger, ushers; Tom & Bonnie Stuckey, Steve & Karen Ringenberg, greeters; Bekah Liechty, Julia Richer, Bill Beck, Bonnie Stuckey, offertory, “I Shall Not Want”; Sue Short, childrens story. Sermon, “Come on in!” Corben Weaver Boshart; mission moment, Cara Ulrich, mission & service commission; Sue Short, prayer.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Braden Eichler, Emma Nafziger, acolytes; Greg Walker, Gary & Judy Sears, Dale & Ann Grime, Steve & Kim Walker, ushers; Bill & Kathy Bostelman, Bob & Carol DeVries, greeters; Andrew Rohrs, song leader; Lynne Christman, accompanist; Tammy Nofziger, worship leader. Ava Genter, spe- cial music. Sermon, “You Do For Me,” Erich Christman.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, sound/video; Karlin Wyse, liturgist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Jim Nathan, childrens moments; special music, chancel choir. Message, “Stewardship 2,” Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Sunday worship service led by James Strawn.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Norm Beck, Eric Patterson, ushers; Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Julie Patterson, Dean Genter, lectors; Brady Bacik, Natalee Rose, Kylee Miller, acolytes; worship team, music. Isabel Camila Oyer, daughter of Brandon Oyer & Jennifer Martinez, received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism; Jennifer Grime, chats with children. Sermon, “Real Hope, Real Life: 1 Thess. 4:13-14,” Jeffrey Corder. Chancel flowers in honor of 50th wedding anniversary of Jerry & Cindy Winzeler.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Jayma Bailey, acolyte; Beth Reichert, lector; Dana Bjorlin, assisting minister; Steve Basselman, organist/choir director; Beth Reichert, Rick Breier, pianists; Sid Ramirez, Ellie Rupp, Adam Grisier, prelude music, “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus,” and “Precious Lord”; choir anthem, “I’ll Fly Away”; Adam Grisier, Zach Basselman, communion music, “Come to Jesus.” Childrens message and sermon, “Myriad Saints,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time were said for Helen Leininger, Jan Dominique, Andrew Lichtenwald, Josie Pigott, and the people. Sermon, “An Overwhelming Spiritual Experience,” Stephen Stanbery, assisted by Larry Zachrich. Larry Zachrich, Tami Kunesh, John Briskey, Peaches Holland, Theresa McColl, Sharan Mignin, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Chris Lopez, greeter; Linda Lauber, Evelyn Roth, lectors; Olivia Francis, Karter Zachrich, Grace Ritta, Sam Jaramillo, Olivia & Cassidy Baden, Kassidy Zientek, servers; Sam & Greg Grime, Mike Schrickel, Charles Mc- Coll, ushers; Thom Singer, music; Steve & Barb Dominique, Hannah & Marianne Francis, Nicole & Ella Bowman, offertory.

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