2018-12-05 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

First Sunday in Advent and the Church Year

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Silence: Eternity Past (Genesis 1:12; Galatians 4:4-5; John 1:1-5; 2 Corinthians 4:6),” Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Music team, prelude, offertory; Duane Beck, song leader; Melissa Valentine, worship leader; Lynette Smith, childrens time; Lora Riegsecker, scripture. Moment in mission, MDS trip to Puerto Rico. Message, “Big K (Jeremiah 33:14-16),” Dave Elkins.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Pat & Kathy King, Don & Romaine Beck, greeters; Galen & Erica Nofziger, worship leader; Young adult praise band led by Ryan King, music; Anthony & Ashley Stuckey, candle lighting; Jenny Stuckey, scripture; Jana & Hannah Wheeler, childrens lesson. Message, Matt Weaver.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Jim & Linda Rufenacht, greeters; Jenni & Brenda Beck, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Corey Smeltzer, worship leader; Eric Lehman, song leader; mission moment, Jim Rufenacht; Sandy Aeschliman, childrens moment. Meditation, “Be Like Mary, the LORD’S Servant (Luke 1:26-38),” Jess Engle; sharing and prayer, Ryan Harker.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: 1AD, prelude, offertory, song leader: Barnaby Wyse, worship leader; Max Aeschliman, Jerry & Ladonna Andres, Trevor/Mike Short, Cal Britsch, Mike Zimmerman, ushers; Carolyn Sauder, Merril Spiess, Jan Cobb Nofziger, greeters; Quinn Wyse/Tom Short, candle lighting; Jackie Lehman, childrens time. Message based on Luke 21:25-36 by Mara Weaver Boshart; Chris Liechty; prayer for the church and world.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Worship led by James Strawn, pastor, assisted by elders Les Grime & John Meister. Geoffrey Yoder, acolyte; Isabel Francis, organist; confirmation of handbell choir, “O Come, Emmanuel,” directed by Mary Leininger; church choir, “The First Song of Isaiah,” directed by Shari Leininger. Sermon, “Preparation (Jeremiah 1 Thessalonians 3:9- 13, Luke 19:28-40),” James Strawn.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Mark & Sue Miller, Eric Patterson, ushers; Brady Bacik, Carter Kruse, Suzanne Walker, acolyte; Sing A New Song worship team, music; Norm Beck, Tim Hausch, lectors; Jennifer Grime, childrens chat. Sermon, “Jesus Needs Your Help (Luke 19:28-40),” Jeffrey Corder.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and First Sunday of Advent were said for Donald Morford, Chris Short, and Carl Fry. Sermon, “A Season of Coming,” Stephen Stanbery, assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Larry Zachrich, Peaches Holland, Stephen Bernath, John Smith, Marianne Francis, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Steve & Barb Dominique, greeters; Deb Herring, John Downey, lectors; Sam Jaramillo, Hannah & Olivia Francis, Karter Zachrich, servers; Paul Herring, Steve Dominique, Nick & Susan Wlasiuk, ushers; Hannah Francis, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Gomez & David Schaub family, Todd Short, Betty Britenriker, offertory.

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