2018-02-07 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Col. 1:18- Christ Our Head,” Jesse Kahler. Baptism service for Brad Diller, Kyle & Aubrey McCalla, and Mya Stuckey. Membership service for Brad Diller, Kim Hagerman, Kamryn Hostetler, Kyle & Aubrey McCalla, Eli Miller, Zach & Monica Miller, Wayne & Peggy Schmucker, Noah Schumacher, Matt Spiers, Jeannie Von Deylen, and Melayna Stuckey. Fellowship lunch followed the service.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Gene & Marva Baus, Bill Holdsworth, Ethan Stuckey, greeters; Jay Roth, Linda Nafziger, gathering music, offertory; Anita Roth, song leader; Dan & Brenda Sensenig, worship leaders. Message, “Rules of Engagement,” Dave Elkins; prayer, Regina Wenger.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Art & Donna Chupp, Wyman & Rhonda Stuckey, greeters; Mark Beck, worship leader; Jeff Roth, chorister; Mark Graber, scripture; Javy Bojorquez, Sara Heatwole, Caleb & Joilyn Waidelich, Buffy & Corrie Riley, Shem Hathaway, Kelby Beck, music. Message, “The Behind the Scenes Spirit,” Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Arlan, Brenda, Jenni Beck, greeters; Pam Graber, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Sandy Aeschliman, Dana Voll, worship leader; Arlan Beck, song leader; Amy Liechty, childrens moment. Meditation, “Let’s Deal With Anger,” Jess Engle; sharing and prayer, Corey Smeltzer.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Karen Stuckey, prelude, offertory, interlude; Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Rachel Aeschliman, worship leader; Max Aeschliman, Jerry & Ladonna Andres, Greg Short, Cal Britsch, Mike Zimmerman, ushers; Dale & Helen Weldy, Glen Nafziger, greeters. Message, “Caught Between ‘Us and ‘Them,’” Sue Short; prayer, Corben Weaver Boshart.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Karen Pursel, Emma Hall, acolytes; Steve Walker, Tim Beck, Mark Beltz, Jeremy & Jen Hurst, Brad & Aimee Roth, ushers; Linda Heer, Jan Lindsay, worship leaders; Elaine Winzeler, song leader; Lynne Christman, accompanist; Nancy Rupp, childrens message; chancel choir, “Draw Me Close.” Sermon, “Leaving Sin Behind,” Erich Christman.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; Bev Emch, liturgist and childrens message; special music, chancel choir. Message, Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Sunday worship service led by James Strawn.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Mark & Susan Miller, Eric Patterson, ushers; Deb Volkman, Jody Hulbert, lectors; Brady Bacik, Gabe Chapa, Cade Miller, acolytes; music, worship team. Guest Speaker, John Welge, representing Food For The Poor.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time were said for Grace New, Carl Fry, and the people. Sermon, “Little Miracles That The Lord Performs,” Stephen. Peaches Holland, Frank Smith, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Audrey Dominique, JoAnn Hausch, greeters; Linda Lauber, Amy Zientek, lectors; Mason Miller, Grace & Wyatt Ritta, Kassidy Zientek, servers; Bryan Miller, Mike Schrickel, Mike Britenriker, Tami Kunesh, ushers; John Smith, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Bryan Miller family, offertory.

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