2017-12-06 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Advent One

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Untying The Knots: 2 Corinthians 11- Backward Boasting of Christian Maturity: shadow weakness,” Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Leslie & Annemarie Nafziger, Marv & Sharon Lantz, greeters; Linda Nafziger, Peg & Molly Bruner, prelude; Kristi Miehls, song leader, offertory; Eric & Peyton Richer, worship leader; Jacob Nafziger, childrens time, “The Hope of Christmas.” Jacob & the children, Advent candle lighting, “The Candle of Hope.” Message, “Message in a Bottle,” Dave Elkins; prayer, Regina Wenger.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Merle & Marlene Beck, Rod & Rose Miller, greeters; Chris Keiser, prelude; Keith Short, worship leader; Buffy Riley, chorister; Esther, Preston, & Colton Nofziger, Advent reading & candle lighting; Ryan King, special music; Pat & Kathy King, childrens lesson; Matt Weaver, sharing & prayer time. Message, “Keep Awake,” Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Brad & Lisa Short, greeters; Pam Graber, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Kayla Bruner, Megan Waidelich, worship leaders; John King, song leader; Kelly Boulton, Judy Nofziger, childrens moment. Meditation, “Let it Be So-The LIGHT Comes!” Jess Engle; sharing and prayer, Arlan Beck.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Sunday worship service led by James Strawn.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Karen Stuckey, prelude, offertory, interlude; Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Denver Beck, Kathy Beck, Jackie Lehman, worship leaders; Max & Brenda Aeschliman, Jerry & Ladonna Andres, Greg Short, Cal Britsch, Mike Zimmerman, ushers; Dan & Karen Ruth, Merril Spiess, Jan Cobb Nofziger, greeters; Jackie Lehman, Galen Plank, childrens story; chancel choir, “What Child Is This/Helpless and Hungry.” Message, “Waiting With Purpose and Expectation,” Cliff Brubaker. Installation of Sue Short.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist. Message in song: chancel choir, “Mary Did You Know?”

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Advent One Worship. Mark & Susan Miller, Eric Patterson, ushers; Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Marolyn Bostelman, Jody Hulbert, lectors; Jenna Mahnke, Brady Bacik, acolytes; music, worship team. Sermon, “Mark 11: 1-10 Palm Sunday in Advent?” guest pastor, James Fundum.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and First Sunday of Advent were said for Donald Morford, Jan Dominique, and the people. Sermon, Stephen Stanbery, assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Karen Dominique, John Briskey, Tami Kunesh, Mari Yoder, Frank Smith, Leonard Gustwiller, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Barb & Mike Britenriker, greeters; Evelyn Roth & Mary Evans, lectors; Wyatt Ritta, Hannah Francis, Mason Miller, Sam Jaramillo, Josh Kidder, Gavin Grime, Lyndsay Gladieux, servers; Steve & Barb Dominique, Pete Grime, A.J. Damman, ushers; Mary Evans, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Denise & David Schaub, offertory.

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