2018-05-16 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Easter Seven

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory; Byron Dickey, worship leader. Child dedications: Josie Mae Brown, daughter of Eric & Jodi; Josephine Louise Coats, daughter of Nick & Lauren; Jovie Grace Frey, daughter of Cale & Lauren; Zeb Judah Hurst, son of Andrew & Brittany; Nova Rae Jagielski, daughter of Tyler & Whitney; Penny Jane Nafziger, daughter of Stephen & Abbey; Kamryn Grace Weldy, daughter of Kirk & Leah; Mackenzie Grace Wiechers, daughter of Seth & Anna. Message, “JUDGES Breaking The Cycle Of Sin-Fighting The Wrong Enemies,” Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Levi & MaryLou Beck, Marv & Sharon Lantz, greeters; Duane Beck, prelude, offertory, song leader; Jesse & Sandy Aeschliman, worship leader; Nancy Grieser, childrens time. Message, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means,” Regina Wenger. “Happy Mother’s Day” video produced by Lynn Roth & Jordan Riegsecker. Prayer, Regina Wenger.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Senior Sunday planned and given by high school seniors Corrie Riley, Kimberly Stuckey, Shanti Wyse, Brooke Aeschliman, Levi Chappuis, Sierrah Whitman. Lynn & Bobbie Stuckey, greeters. Message, “Lukewarm,” Matt Weaver.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Tom & Lori Waidelich, greeters; Marcia Lehman, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Eric & Marcia Lehman, worship leader; Doug Yoder, song leader; Jenni Beck, childrens moment. Meditation, “Making Disciples Momma’s Way,” Jess Engle; sharing and prayer; Shawn Waidelich.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Senior Sunday. Cheryl Britsch, prelude, offertory, interlude; Barnaby Wyse, song leader; Connor Wyse, worship leader; Max & Brenda Aeschliman, Ty Yoder, Cork & Patsy Nofziger, Wendell Nofziger, ushers; Steve & Karen Ringenberg, Don & Mary Oesch, greeters. Denver Beck, prayer; Trevor Short, Ben Zimmerman, Brianne Short, Connor Wyse, Denver Beck, scripture readers; Corben Weaver Boshart, blessing for the seniors; Cliff Brubaker, prayer for the church and world.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Presentation Sunday. Kenny Walker, Hailey Wooley, acolytes; Dave Walker, Doug & Nancy Rupp, Eric & Sarah Nafziger, Todd & Jill Nafziger, ushers; Hailey Wooley, Ed Ruffer, song leaders; Lynne Christman, accompanist; Tyler Hurst, Emma Hall, worship leaders; Emma Nafziger, prelude; Emma Nafziger, prayer. Hailey Wooley, 2018 confirmation class creed; Braden Eichler, prayer; Karsen Pursel, Emily Walker, childrens message; Bryce Beltz, scripture. Presentations: Tyler Hurst, Karsen Pursel, Kenny Walker, Bryce Beltz, Hailey Wooley, Emma Nafziger, Emily Walker, Braden Eichler, Emma Hall; special music, Kenny Walker.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Larry Beck, organist; Riah Short, liturgist; Blaney Huffman, bell choir, Rte2G childrens choir, message in song; Bev Emch, childrens message. Sermon, Jim Nathan.

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, Dave & Karen Keesbery, greeters; Julie Patterson, Susan Johnson, lectors; Meghan Taylor, Amber Wendt, acolytes; Worship Team 2, music; life mark video. Sermon, “God Never Forgets His Children,” Jeffrey Corder.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: 27th annual May Music Festival. Isaac Reichert, Autumn Benecke, Abbie Short, Erin Reichert, prelude music; Susan Short, lector; Steve Basselman, choir director/organist; Beth Reichert, pianist; Marlyn Krueger, Anita Roth, trumpet; Abbie Short, Josh Basselman, baritone; Paige Miller- Potts, Kathy George, violin; Brandon Gordon, viola; Jordan Wittler, cello. Sunday school choir anthem, “Jesus Loves Me”; Strikepoint bell choir, “Rhythmic Praise”; adult bell choir, “Ring to the Lord a New Song”; chancel choir anthems, “Lord of the Dance,” “The Ground.” Childrens message, Paul Reichert. Sermon, “Awake, My Soul and Sing,” Steve Basselman.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Seventh Sunday of Easter, Ascension of the Lord of Ordinary Time were held and were said for Bernard Layman, Chris Short, and all mothers. Sermon, “Ascension, A Glorious Event,” Stephen Stanbery assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Larry Zachrich, Theresa McColl, John Briskey, Jeff Schmitt, Frank Smith extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; the Seibert family, Lois & Andy Grime, greeters; Dexter Krueger, Arlene Hicks, lectors; Sam Jaramillo, Natalie, Oliver, & Tessie Seibert, Lyndsay Gladieux, Karter Zachrich, Mason & Brooks Miller, servers; Chuck & Theresa McColl, Bryan Miller, ushers; Thom Singer, music.

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