2017-12-13 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Advent 2

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Untying The Knots: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10, Backward Boasting: Sickness” Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Dean & Jeanette Beck, Marv & Sharon Lantz, greeters; Wayne & Marilyn Short, call to worship, scripture; Melissa Valentine & music team, singing together; Brent Ringenberg, childrens time; Advent candlelighting, Brent Ringenberg & the children. Message, “The Grinch that Stole Advent,” Dave Elkins.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Rod & Rose Miller, Merle & Marlene Beck, greeters; Bill Stuckey, prelude, offertory; Donna Smith, worship leader; Laurin Wyse, chorister; Art & Donna Chupp with Grace, Sam, Lydia & Daniel Hastings, Advent reading and candle lighting; Pat & Kathy King, childrens lesson; Steve & Lisa Waidelich, special music. Message, “Path of Righteousness,” Matt Weaver.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Wes & Pam Graber, Tyler Graber, greeters; Brenda Beck, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Eric Lehman & Heath Waidelich, worship leader; John King, song leader; Les Gustafson-Zook, MCC, mission moment. Meditation, “Let it Be So,” Jess Engle; sharing and prayer, Terry Rufenacht.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Dulcimer trio, prelude, offertory, interlude; Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Denver Beck, worship leader;

Max Aeschliman, Jerry & Ladonna Andres, Greg Short, Cal Britsch, Mike Zimmerman, ushers; Larry & Elaine Short, Bob & Joyce Frey, greeters; Galen Plank, childrens time.” Message, “Prepare the Way; Prepare Us,” Sue Short.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, Cindy Rose, pianists; Cindy Rose, liturgist. Message in song: childrens pageant, “You Can’t Have Christmas Without...”

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Sunday worship service led by James Strawn.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Larry & Sandy Brandt, Rich & Andrea Thiel, ushers; Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Marolyn Bostelman, Jody Hulbert, lectors; Meghan Taylor, Maddie Thiel, Alison Roehrig, acolytes. Sermon, “Roots in Paradise,” Jeffrey Corder.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Aden McCarty, acolyte; Mykale Schneider, lector; Steve Basselman, pianist/ organist; Beth Reichert, accompanist; chancel choir anthems, “Come, Thou Long- Expected Jesus,” “Who But the Lord?” “Even So, Come, Lord Jesus, Come.” Childrens message and sermon, “Come and See,” Paul Reichert.

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