2018-03-07 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Third Sunday of Lent

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Breaking The Cycle Of Sin- Redeeming Retribution,” Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Ethan Stuckey, Arlene Zaerr, Linda Vasvery, greeters; music team, prelude, offertory; Duane Beck, song leader, Nick & Ruby Leininger family, worship leader. Message, “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Law,” Dave Elkins; Regina Wenger, prayer.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Chris & Donna Keiser, Keith & Jo Short, greeters; Buffy Riley, prelude; Galen Nofziger, worship leader; offertory by the children in grades 1-5; Pete King, chorister; Steve Hastings, childrens lesson; special music by children 2 years old-kindergarten. Message, “Freedom and Slavery,” Matt Weaver.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Ryan, Kelly, Locke, Emery & Finn Boulton, greeters; Dawn Hauter, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Anita Sauder, worship leader; Eric Lehman, song leader; Lindsi Rufenacht, childrens moment. Meditation, “Alone in the Desert and Wild,” Jess Engle; sharing & prayer, Terry Rufenacht.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Karen Pursel, Carly Grime, acolytes; Greg Walker, Jim Grieser, Dale & Ann Grime, Ben & Sue Buehrer, ushers; Tammy Nofziger, worship leader; Andrew Rohrs, song leader; Lynne Christman, accompanist; praise band, music; chancel choir, “Walk Like Jesus.” Sermon, “What God Hath Joined Together,” Erich Christman.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; Jim McCurdy, liturgist; Gloria Wagner, childrens message; chancel choir, message in song. Message, Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Sunday worship service led by James Strawn.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Mark & Susan Miller, Eric Patterson, ushers; Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Julie Patterson, Dean Genter, lectors; Brady Bacik, Cade Miller, acolyte; Michele Kruse, pianist; music, worship team. Sermon, Jeffrey Corder.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Abbie Short, acolyte; Diane Sonnenberg, lector; Aaron & Spencer Short, ushers; Steve Basselman, pianist/organist; bell choir anthem, “Be Thou My Vision.” Childrens message and sermon, “Covenant in the Ten Commandments,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 3rd Sunday of Lent were said for Carl Fry and all souls. Sermon, “Cherry Picking The Ten Commandments,” Stephen Stanbery assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Larry Zachrich, Barb Britenriker, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Mike & Brigette Schrickel, greeters; Jeff Schmitt, Dexter Krueger, lectors; Sam Jaramillo, Karter Zachrich, Mason Miller, Natalie & Oliver Seibert, servers; Mary Evans, Mike Britenriker, Frank Smith, Susan Wlasiuk, ushers; Theresa Bennett, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Linda & J.R. Lauber, Audrey Dominique & Mona Laneve, offertory.

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