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Archbold Evangelical Mennonite

Sunday morning: Nancy Wyse, prelude; choral offertory, The Love of God, directed by Kelly Zaborniak. Message, “The Wedding Banquet,” by Brad Bame. Second service: Praiselude, offertory, You Alone, and worship through singing led by Worship team; message same as first service.

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

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday morning: 20th Sunday after Pentecost; Ellie Sonnenberg, acolyte; Aaron and Spencer Short, Todd and Travis Ziegler, Brenda Shibler, ushers; John Poulson, lector; Marilyn LaPlante, organist. Children’s lesson and sermon, “Job: Faith in the Midst or Suffering,” Paul Reichert, pastor; altar flowers in memory of Orville Roth and Frank Mikoto, by Rose Roth. Baptism of Ashton Macallister Delaney, son of Mitch Delaney and Laura Speaks.

Wednesday: Elderberries outing, 10:15 a.m.; Homework table, 3:30 p.m.; Grace Notes, 4:30 p.m.; welcome meal, 5:15 p.m.; adult small group Bible study, children’s activities, catechism, high school work night, 6 p.m.; Chancel choir, 7:30 p.m.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday morning: Prelude, offertory, and scripture reading, Praise band led by Kelby Beck; prayer of the people, Catherine Stockburger and Donna Smith; childrens lesson and message, “Bending for Help,” Pamela Short.

Wednesday: MYF will have their annual Woman Hunt.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday morning: Ordination of Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg. Mona Sauder, worship leader; Jane Friesen, song leader; Zion 1 A.D., prelude, offering and offertory; Ron Guengerich, Prayer for the church and the world; special music, Nothing Else Matters, Michael Ruth and Clayton Matthews; children’s story, “Jesus’ call,” Chris and Holly Liechty. Sermon, “Marco Polo Takes Two,” Dee Custar, special speaker. Flower arrangements, by Peter Kuehn in memory of his wife, Emma; Fern Schrock in memory of her husband, Ceaphus; and a single rose in honor of the birth of Lydia Grace Frey.

Wednesday: Senior breakfast, 8:30 a.m.; LOGOS, 5:30 p.m.; LOGOS meal, 5:50 p.m.; CHAOS, MYF, adult Bible study, 7 p.m.; Peace and Justice Prayer Vigil, 8:15 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday morning: Gary Nafziger, music leader, Dana Short, worship leader, Music team, song leader; Brenda Sensenig, children’s lesson. Sermon, “What Makes a Great Church?” by Mike Kelly, special speaker; Lee Short, scripture reader, Charles Nafziger, Prayer of God’s people; Duane Beck, offertory.

United Methodist

Sunday morning: Betty Schroeder and Jean Howell, greeters; Kevin Schaffner, Jon Wyse, Dick Selgo, Mark Hagans, ushers; Chris Wyse, sound engineer; Jay Miller and Bryce Tinsman, acolytes; Colleen Bernath, or- ganist; Ali Petrey, liturgist; Cal O’Connor, Chancel choir director. Message by Mike Denman, special speaker.

Wednesday: Groundbreakers, Applause handbell choir, 6:30 p.m.; high school youth, 7 p.m.; Chancel choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday morning: Masses for the Vigil and the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time were held and were for the intentions of The People of the Parish and Joan Corkle. The sermon, “Starting Points” by Gary Ferguson, pastor; Jensyn Garrow, Travis Jaramillo, and Grant Rupp, servers; Charles and Theresa McColl, Loman Radabaugh, Karen Dominique, Susan Saaf, and Melinda Krueger, eucharistic ministers; Donna Miller and Evelyn Roth, lectors; Frank and John Smith and Richard Roth, ushers; Karen Dominique and Susan Saaf, offertory; Pat Cousino, rosary leader.

Wednesday: Rosary recited followed by a mass for the intentions of Bishop Blair; Religious education for grades k-12.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday morning: Eric Buckenmeyer, Rachel Brader acolyte; Dave and Nancy Lightner, Ann Fether, Joel and Beth Wanemacher, Tony and Missy Warncke, ushers; Nancy Ries, Carolyn Walker, Kelly and Betsy Ducey, greeters; Josh and Kasey Grime, kiddie care; James Grime, Dean Sauder and Jon Schmidt, sound and video techs; Lois Hornish and Lynne Christman, accompanists; Denny Hornish, song leader; Lynne Christman, Adam Just, Brandon and Colin Lehman, Michelle Short, Worship band; Meredith Short, Katie Wyse, Brooke Hines, Jr. choir soloists. Sermon, “Testimonies of Worship,” Erich Christman, pastor.

Wednesday: Men’s Fraternity, 6 a.m.; LOGOS, Bells & Chimes, 5:30 p.m.; SGL Training, 6:30 p.m.; JTF, SYF, Roots & Wings, 7 p.m.; Chancel choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday morning: Rhonda King and Dorothy Grieser, greeters; Alysa Sauder, prelude; Marilyn Yoder and Jane Sauder, Worship leaders; Arlan Beck, song leader. Message, “Who’s Your Daddy,” by Laura Petherbridge, special speaker.

Wednesday: Ladies Bible study, 5:45 a.m.; MYF Manhunt, JYF, CQ, 7 p.m.

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