2019-01-09 / Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short

First Sunday After Epiphany

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Addressing What Is Assumed,” Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Marv & Sharon Lantz, Terry & Donna King, greeters; music team, prelude, offertory; Duane Beck, song leader; Ken & Sheila Gruenhagen, worship leader; Levi, Terry, Duane, Clara, & Gabe Beck, special music, “The Star.” Lora Riegsecker, scripture. Message, “Divine Right,” Matthew 2: 1-12, Dave Elkins.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Dave & Jenna Wheeler & family, Merle & Marlene Beck, greeters; Andrew & Brittany Spotts, worship leaders; Blue Grass Band, music; Kathy King, scripture. Message, Matt Weaver.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Richard & Darlene Rufenacht, greeters; Kelly Miller, Elise Hartzler, Kinsey Myers, Marissa Myers, worship leaders; Marcia Lehman, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Pam Graber, song leader; Brenna Harker, childrens moment. Meditation, “What Do We Do Now?” Psalms 47; Acts 1:1- 11, Ryan Harker; sharing and prayer, Nancy Yoder.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Karen Stuckey, prelude, offertory, Ella, Naomi, Miriam Richer, interlude; Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Jackie Lehman, worship leader; Ty Yoder, Cork & Patsy Nofziger, Bruce Whiteman, Al Liechty, ushers; Lavon & Linda Short, Ilva King, Fern Schrock, greeters; Jackie Lehman, childrens time based on Matthew 2:1-12. Message, “Arise! Shine!” Eph. 3:1-12, Corben Weaver Boshart; prayer for church and world, Mike Zimmerman.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Cahle Roth, Krayton Kern, acolyte; Steve Walker, Eric & Sarah Nafziger, Jon & Jan Lindsay, Gary & Judy Sears, ushers; Andrew Rohrs, song leader; Tammy Nofziger, worship leader; Lynne Christman, accompanist. Sermon, “”What Did God Bring?” John 1:1-18, Erich Christman.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist. Childrens message and sermon, “Redemption,” Ephesians 1:3-14, Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Worship led by James Strawn, assisted by elders Einstein Francis & Dan Bernath. Samuel Cox, crucifer; Levi Cox, acolyte; Isabella Francis, organist; bell choir directed by Mary Leininger, “Jesus Shall Reign.” Sermon, “Coming of the Magi,” Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12. Installed for 2019: elders, Dan Bernath, Jan Bernath, Randy Carothers, Einstein Francis, Les Grime, Tyson Moss; trustees, Ethan Carothers, Matt Cox, Brian Hite, Les Schafer, Sam Schmucker; finance, Doug Yoder, Kelby Schmucker; Sunday School superintendent, Jo Ellyn Yoder; treasurer, Billye Leininger; congregational secretary, Nancy Zimmerman. Chancel flowers by Jeff & Joni Foster in honor of their 37th wedding anniversary.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Mark & Sue Miller, Eric Patterson, ushers; Brady Bacik, Carter Kruse, Suzanne Walker, Jenna Mahnke, acolytes; Sing A New Song worship team, music; Tom Henry, Mike Weaver, lectors; Jennifer Grime, childrens chat. Sermon, “Find The Light,” Matthew 2:1-12, Jeffrey Corder.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Epiphany of the Lord Sunday were said for Nancy Grime, Matt Kunesh. Sermon, “Epiphanies In Our Lives,” Stephen Stanbery assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Larry Zachrich, Stephen Bernath, Susan Saaf, Leonard Gustwiller, Tami Kunesh, Marianne Francis, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Linda Lauber, Frank Smith, lectors; Alexa Wilson, Karter Zachrich, Grace Ritta, Sam Jaramillo, Hannah & Olivia Francis, Lyndsay Gladieux, Kobe Kennedy, Jeron Williams, servers; Mike Schrickel, Charles Mc- Coll, Nick & Susan Wlasiuk, ushers; Hannah Francis, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Brigette Schrickel, Peg Hines, Tami Kunesh, Marianne Francis, offertory.

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