2018-08-08 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “The SIMPLE LIFE lived well: Ecclesiastes 5:10-20,” Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Dean & Jeanette Beck, Marv & Sharon Lantz, greeters; Melissa Valentine, prelude, song leader; Leah Roth, offertory; Tessa & Gage Nafziger, worship leaders, scripture; Jeanette Beck, childrens time. Message, “Turning Ears and Fading Eyes,” Regina Wenger.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Dave & Deb Votaw, Cloyce & Nancy Nofziger, greeters; Chris Keiser, prelude; Andrew Spotts, worship leader; Sydney Cobb, chorister; Kelly Schmucker, scripture; Elaine Frey, childrens lesson; Matt Weaver, offertory, college blessing; Buffy Riley, impromptu choir. Message, “Loyalty Spirit Fruit,” Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Dorwin & Ilene Nofziger, greeters; Marcia Lehman, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Arlan & Brenda Beck, worship leader; John King, song leader; Janet Myers, childrens moment. Meditation, “School Starts Soon-Don’t Worry!” Jess Engle; sharing and prayer, Shawn Waidelich.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Bonnie Stuckey, prelude, offertory, interlude; Cheryl Britsch, song leader: Phil Nofziger, worship leader; Max Aeschliman, Jerry & Ladonna Andres, Greg Short, Cal Britsch, Mike Zimmerman, ushers; Neil & Kathy Nofziger, Glora Bell Yoder, greeters. Message, “The Story We Tell,” Corben Weaver Boshart; prayer for the church and world, Lonnie Short.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Cahle Roth, Carly Grime, acolytes; Mark Nofziger, Andrew & Lori Rohrs, Emma Hall, Tammy Nofziger, Emily Walker, Tyler Hurst, ushers; JoAnn Short, worship leader; Jim Redd, song leader; Larry Beck, organist/ pianist; Kelli Ehrman Short, oboe & English horn; Andrew Rohrs, trumpet. Sermon, “Glorify God in Your Body,” Erich Christman. Altar flowers in honor of Dave & Karen Walker’s 35th wedding anniversary.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Colleen Bernath, organist; Royal Short, liturgist, childrens message; Riah Short, ministry of music. Sermon, “AvailABLE,” Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Colton Wood, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist. Scripture: Exodus 16:2-15, Ephesians 4:1-16, John 6:22- 35. Sermon, Jim Herndon, guest pastor, St. Philip Lutheran Church, Toledo. Communion assistants, Einstein Francis, Tyson Moss. Special prayer for Carlan Badenhop. Chancel flowers by Les & Jan Schafer in honor of Rodney Schafer’s 27th birthday.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Pentecost 11. Mark & Sue Miller, Eric Patterson, ushers; Tom & Joetta Henry, Dave & Karen Keesbery, greeters; Julie Patterson, Jody Hulbert, lectors. Sermon, “Answering The Call,” Jeffrey Corder.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: 11th Sunday after Pentecost. Aden McCarty, acolyte; Dennis Howell, lector;

Beth Reichert, organist; Offering music, “Gratitude,” Beth Reichert. Childrens message and sermon, “Eucharist,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time were said for Grace New and all souls. Sermon, “The Bread of Life,” Stephen Stanbery assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Susan Saaf, Stephen Bernath, Theresa McColl, Sharan Mignin, Lois Grime, Larry Zachrich, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Dick & Evelyn Roth, greeters; Deb Herring, Mary Evans, lectors; Natalie, Oliver, & Tessa Seibert, Elizabeth Mignin, Amy Buehrer, Carter Zachrich, Lyndsay Gladieux, Sam Jaramillo, servers; Deb & Paul Herring, ushers; Thom Singer, music; Jeannie & Dave Alt, Marie & Joe Gonzalez, offertory.

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