2018-07-11 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Pentecost Seven

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory; installation of new elders. Message, “The SIMPLE LIFE lived well: Ecclesiastes 3, Changing Seasons,” Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Ralph & Carolyn Metzler, Lee & Jan Short, greeters; music team, prelude, offertory; Kristi Miehls, song leader. Message, “Intercessory Pry Bar,” Dave Elkins; prayer, Regina Wenger.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Vern & Bette Dahl, Jeremy, Meagan, Brody, Jace & Devin Beck, greeters; Kathy Weaver, prelude & offertory; Donna Smith, worship leader; Nancy Nofziger, chorister; Wanda Roth, scripture reader; Elaine Frey, childrens lesson. Message, “A Family Tale From Three Perspectives,” Matt Weaver, Galen Nofziger, Todd Schmucker.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Karen Stuckey, prelude, offertory, interlude; Cheryl Britsch, song leader: Jackie Lehman, worship leader; Max & Brenda Aeschliman, Ty Yoder, Cork & Patsy Nofziger, Wendell Nofziger, ushers; Bob & Joyce Frey, Greg Short, greeters. Message, “God Will Make a Way,” Corben Weaver Boshart; prayer for the church and world, Sue Short.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; Karlin Wyse, liturgist; Bev Emch, childrens message. Sermon by Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Worship service scripture references: Ezekiel 2:1-5, 2 Corinthians 12:1- 10, Mark 6:1-13. Sermon by James Strawn. Andrew Francis, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist. Biblical canticles, “We Praise You and Acknowledge You, Oh God. Chancel flowers provided by Einstein & Nisha Francis in honor of Andrew Francis’ 16th birthday.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Larry & Sandy Brandt, Rich & Andrea Thiel, ushers; Tom & Joetta Henry, Dave & Karen Keesbery, greeters; Tom Henry, Mike Weaver, lectors; Meghan Taylor, Maddie Thiel, Alison Roehrig, acolyte; worship team, music. Sermon, “Grace Upon Grace,” Timothy Puls, guest pastor from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Jayma Bailey, acolyte; Cameron Thompson, lector; Aaron & Spencer Short, ushers; Steve Basselman, pianist/organist; Adam Grisier, Zach Basselman, guitar; Katie Short, percussion; offering music, Erin Erbskorn, “Love Came Down.” Childrens message and sermon, “It Isn’t Better There,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time were said for all souls and Allen & Bobbie Dominique. Sermon, “From The Womb He Called Me By Name,” Stephen Stanbery. Peaches Holland, Vicki Williams, Nick Wlasiuk, Frank Smith, Theresa McColl, Stephen Bernath, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Chuck & Theresa McColl, greeters: Linda Lauber, Jeff Schmitt, lectors; Kassidy Zientek, Reese Ankney, Brittney Karley, Anissa Ramirez, servers; Chris Lopez, Susan Wlasiuk, Charles McColl, Mike Schrickel, ushers; Chris Lopez, rosary leader.

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