2018-09-12 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory; Dave Nafziger, worship leader. Message, “Thessalonians: A Tale Of Unlikely Survival-Moved in Prayer,” Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Scott & Kelsey King & family, Eric & Ami Richer & family, greeters; music team, prelude, offertory; Duane Beck, song leader; Nancy Roynon, worship leader; Jay Roth, Linda Nafziger, special music; Barb Stuckey, childrens lesson; Terry King, scripture. Message, “First Things First,” Dave Elkins.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Cork & Peg Rufenacht, Rollin & Jean Miller, greeters; Jackson Kelley & friends, music; Karla Roth, worship leader; Jen Cobb, chorister; Jenny Stuckey, character monologue; Janice Foor, scripture; Lisa Waidelich, childrens lesson. Message, “Laughing From Disappointment,” Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Curt & Judy Nofziger, greeters; Pastor Jess/Ryan Rufenacht, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Wes & Pam Graber, worship leader; Eric Lehman, song leader; Amy Leichty, childrens moment. Meditation, “Don’t Quit!” Jess Engle; sharing and prayer, Shawn Waidelich.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Chloe Nofziger, prelude, offertory, interlude; Cheryl Britsch, song leader: Kent Nafziger, worship leader; Max & Brenda Aeschliman, Tyler Yoder, Cork & Patsy Nofziger, Wendell Nofziger, ushers; Larry & Elaine Short, Carolyn Sauder, greeters. Sermon: Part 1: “The Radicals,” Corben Weaver Boshart; Part 2: “The Economics of Becoming an Apprentice,” Cliff Brubaker. Prayer for church and world, Bonnie Stuckey.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Bryce Beltz, Cameron Yoder, acolytes; Greg Walker, Linda Heer, Jean Stamm, Duane & Linda Hayes, Paul & Joan Lovejoy, ushers; Linda Heer, worship leader; David Stuckey, song leader; Lynne Christman, accompanist; Nancy Rupp, childrens moment; Klaire Kern, chancel choir, “Come, Sing Songs of Joy.” Sermon, “Using the Bible in Times of Temptation,” Michael Thomson, president, NWSCC. Altar flowers in honor of Wayne & Susanne Spiess’ 70th anniversary.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Jim Nathan, pastor, liturgist; special music, chancel choir. Childrens message and sermon, Jami Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Rally Day Worship led by James Strawn, pastor. Caleb Grime, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist. Sermon, “He has done all things well: Isaiah 35:7a, James 2:1-10 & 14-18, Mark 7:31-27,” James Strawn; Biblical cantical, “We Praise You and Acknowledge You.” Andrew & Issabella Francis led lessons for Rally Day. Chancel flowers by Randy & Dee Young in honor of their 27th anniversary.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Harvestfest Worship with Holy Communion. Tom & Joetta Henry, Dave & Karen Keesbery, greeters; Rich & Andrea Thiel, ushers; lectors; Meghan Taylor, Jenna Mahnke, acolytes; music, worship team. Sermon, Dale Kern, pastor emeritus.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time were said for Carl Fry and Kathryn Fleming. Sermon, “Miracles That Happen,” Stephen Stanbery, assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Larry Zachrich, Stephen Bernath, Jeff Schmitt, Peaches Holland, John Smith, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Cheryl Grime, Alexa Smith & Lisa Wilson, greeters; Sam Jaramillo, Grace & Wyatt Ritta, Karter Zachrich, servers; Paul Herring, Charles McColl, A.J. Dammon, Pete Grime, ushers; Evelyn Roth, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Dave & Jeannie Alt, Mary Evans, Barbara Orgavan, offertory.

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