2018-10-10 / Religion

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Pentecost 20

World Communion Day

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Thessalonians: A Tale Of Unlikely Survival: Faith: No Longer Lacking, 1 Thessalonians 3:6-13,” Jesse Kahler.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Vern & Bette Dahl, Keith & Jo Short, greeters; young adult praise band, music; Wyman Stuckey, worship leader; Deb Votaw, scripture; Mark Beck, Jeff Roth, Jacob & Esau skit. Message, “Limping to the Altar,” Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Keith, Janet, Kinsey, Marissa, & Jacob Myers, greeters; Pam Graber, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Judy Nofziger, worship leader; Eric Lehman, song leader; Nancy Yoder, childrens moment. Meditation, “Gardening Hints for the Household of God,” Darrell Zook, pastor, Pulaski (Iowa) Mennonite Church. Membership for Ryan & Brenna Harker; installation service, Cliff Brubaker.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Karen Stuckey, prelude, offertory, interlude; Kevin Sauder, song leader: Cara Ulrich, worship leader; Greg Short, Cal Britsch, Mike Zimmerman, Bruce Whiteman, Ty Yoder, Brenda Aeschliman, ushers; Greg & Michele Nafziger, Bill & Kathy Beck, greeters. Message, “Follow Me,” Corben Weaver Boshart; prayer for the church and world, Chris Liechty.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Cahle Roth, Ian Grime, acolytes; Jay Pursel, Jim Grieser, Pursel family, Craig & Jenny Grieser, ushers; JoAnn Short, worship leader; Mission-a-month, Operation Christmas Child. Elaine Winzeler, song leader; Lynne Christman, accompanist. Sermon, “Variety of Gifts, One Spirit,” Erich Christman. Bulletins sponsored by Connie Bostelman in loving honor of Bob’s first anniversary in heaven.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, Liz Leupp, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; Cindy Rose, liturgist; special music, bell choir. Childrens message and sermon, “Believe in Me: Hebrews 2:2-11,” Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Worship led by James Strawn, pastor. Edward Yoder, acolyte; Isabella Francis, organist; elders Les Grime, Randy Carothers, communion assistants. Sermon, “Marriage-A Divine Arrangement: Genesis 2:18-25, Hebrews 2:1-13, Mark 10:2- 16,” James Strawn. Chancel flowers given by Myrtice Leininger in memory of Bert Leininger.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Tom & Joetta Henry, Dave & Karen Keesbery, greeters; Mark & Sue Miller, Eric Patterson, ushers; Shirley Sigg, Mike Weaver, lectors; Brady Bacik, Carter Kruse, Suzanne Walker, Jenna Mahnke, acolytes; Sing a New Song worship team, music; Jennifer Grime, childrens chat. Sermon, “Who Is This Guy?” Bill Sigg, deacon.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Jayma Bailey, acolyte; Nona Rupp, lector; Steve Basselman, organist/ choir director; Beth Reichert, pianist; chancel choir anthem, “It Is Well With My Soul.” Childrens message and sermon, “Enough with Pushing the Vulnerable,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 27nd Sunday of Ordinary Time were said for Mikolaj Wlasiuk, Randy Grime. Sermon, “The Truest Words About Divorce,” Stephen Stanbery. Marianne Francis, Vicki Williams, Leonard Gustwiller, Arlene Hicks, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Linda Lauber, Mary Evans, lectors; Kassidy Zientek, Sam Jaramillo, Olivia & Hannah Francis, Mason & Brooks Miller, servers; Sam & Pete Grime, Bryan Miller, Chuck McColl, ushers; Arlene Hicks, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Nick & Susan Wlasiuk, Brigette Schrickel, Peg Hines, offertory.

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