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Archbold Evangelical Mennonite

Sunday morning: Rosemary and Luke Fisher, prelude; Seth Yoder, offertory. Sermon “The Risk of Losing Our Hope,” by Jesse Kahler, youth pastor. Second service: praiselude and worship through singing, Worship team; offertory and message same as first service. Services were concluded with communion.

Wednesday evening: Kids Connection Club, Jr. High Alive, Men Alive, adult Bible study, Worship team practice, High School small groups.

United Methodist

Sunday morning: Betty Clark, Vickie Radel, greeters; Brian Huffman, Jon Wyse, Dick Selgo, Ken Laub, ushers; Chris Wyse, sound engineer; Jay Miller, Bryce Tinsman, acolytes; Colleen Bernath, organist; Liz Leupp, liturgist; Cal O’Connor, Chancel choir director. Message by David David, pastor.

Wednesday evening: JAM session, Groundbreakers, Applause Handbell choir, 6:30 p.m.; High School youth, 7 p.m.; Chancel choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday morning: Ivan and Shirley King, greeters, Faye Grater, prelude; hymns and songs led by Praise band. Meditation, “Beyond Belief: United by God.” Communion and footwashing concluded the service. Daryl and Margaret Nofziger, worship leaders; Arlen Beck, song leader.

Wednesday: Ladies Bible study, 5:45 a.m.; MYF faith night, 7 p.m.; JYF social, & p.m.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday morning: Dinah Rice, Kyle Beck, acolytes; Ann Fether, Dave and Nancy Lightner, Wayne and Lynnn Lehman, Tony and Missy Warncke, ushers; Nancy Ries, Carolyn Walker, Tim and Sue Grieser, greeters; Carrie Wanemacher and Coral Winzeler, Kiddie Care; James Grime, Jon Schmidt, Dean Sauder, sound/video techs; Anna Sagle, Deb Schnitkey, accompanist; Jan Lindsay, worship leader; Ed Ruffer, Ed Perry, song leader; Toni Vajen, children’s moment; altar flowers given by Roger and Sandy Miller in honor of their 45th wedding anniversary. Sermon, “Worship Outside of Worship,” by Erich Christman, pastor; the sacrament of holy communion concluded the service.

Wednesday evening: LOGOS, Jr. choir, 5:30 p.m.; SGL training, 6:30 p.m.; SYF, 6:45 p.m.; JYF 7 p.m.; Chancel choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday morning: Worship team with Melissa Valentine; Sarah Short, welcome and prayer; Loyal Briskey, Al Frey, Greg Stuckey, Luke Nagy, scripture; Gary and Sandy Stuckey, children’s time. Sermon, “Life Stink. Eternal Life Doesn’t,” by Jeff Smith, pastor; Wanda Stopher, prayer of God’s people; Sarah Schoenhals, offertory. Serving and partaking of communion with foot washing concluded the service.

Wednesday: Men’s Fraternity, 6 a.m.; morning prayers, 7 a.m.; MYF, prayers of praise and petition, 7 p.m.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday morning: Emily Nafziger, prelude and offertory; Kevin Miller, worship leader; Nancy Nofziger, chorister; special music, Mens quartet arranged by Keith Short; Amanda Wyse, scripture reader; Jen Cobb, childrens lesson. Message, “Don’t Forget to Remember,” by Cliff Brubaker.

Wednesday: MYF will meet for a faith night.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday morning: Lonnie Short, worship leader; Jane Friesen, song leader; Karen Stuckey, prelude; Dan Hess, children’s time; David Bontrager, Brier Chappuis, Nathan Yoder, proverbial reading; Jen Gisel, Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore, offertory. Sermon, “Generous Giving,” by Marty Lehman and Dan Hess.

Wednesday: Mennonite Women, 9 a.m.; LOGOS, 5:30 p.m.; LOGOS meal, 5:50 p.m. CHAOS, MYF, Adult Bible study, 7 p.m.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday morning: Masses for the Vigil and the 27th Sun. in Ordinary Time were held and were for the intentions of the people of the parish and Joan Corkle. Sermon, “Increase Our Faith.” by Gary Ferguson. Ashley Double, Jack Downey, Danny Young, Ellen, Grace, and Meggie Yoder, servers; Jason Row, Amelia Avina, Mari Yoder, Charles and Theresa McColl, eucharistic ministers; Mary Ann Thatcher and Theresa McColl, lectors; Steve Schroeder, Dexter Krueger, Nick Wlasiuk, ushers; Greg Grime, rosary leader; Peg Hines, music; Mike and Karen Dominique, offertory.

Wednesday Morning: rosary and mass for a special intention; Evening: religious education classes for grades K-12.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday morning: 19th Sunday after Pentecost. Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, Chancel choir anthem, Steve Basselman, director; Beth Reichert, pianist; Mark Hagans, trumpet; Mike Short, Jacob Thatcher, percussion; Judy Rupp, lector. Message, “Joshua: Faith in the Hand-off,” Paul Reichert, pastor; Stuart, Janet and Jim Wyse, ushers: Ellie Sonnenberg, acolyte; altar flowers in honor of David & Colleen Manahan’s 25th wedding anniversary.

Wednesday evening: Homework table, 3:30 p.m.; Grace Notes, 4:30 p.m.; welcome meal, 5:15 p.m.; children’s activities, adult small group, catechism, high school work night, 6 p.m.; Chancel choir, 7:30 p.m.


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