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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Prelude; call to worship, Joy To The World,
senior choir; offertory, Sarah Lockman Fryman. Message, “Jesus As King,” Jesse Kahler. Praiselude by worship team; offertory and message same as first service.

Wednesday: Men Alive, worship team practice.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Prelude, chimes; Galen Nofziger, Mark Beck, worship leaders; Pete King, chorister; Angie Wyse, children’s lesson; Paul Leu family, candle lighters; Steve Heatwole, message.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Jim Sauder, song leader; Jessica Schrock- Ringenberg, worship leader; Jerry and Ladonna Andres, Ned Gisel, Tony Sauder, Howard Snyder, ushers; Maynard and Carolyn Sauder, John and Ginger Dalton, greeters; Sierra, Brodie, Chloe Nofziger, prelude; lighting of the God candle; Brad and Rachel Short family, Advent candle lighting; LouAnn Kanagy, children’s time; Paul Nafziger, special music, “Sing We the Virgin Mary,” story of hospitality; passing the peace; prayer for church and world, Sherm Kauffman.

Wednesday: Quiz practice, 5:30 p.m., MYF, 6:30 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Steve Nafziger and music team, opening songs; New Creation S.S. class, lighting the Christ candle; Beck music team, offering, “Light of the Stable.” Sermon, “Nativity: Cast of Characters,” Bill Holsopple; prayer, Charles Nafziger.

Wednesday: MYF, 6:30 p.m., Kidz Klub, JYF, 7 p.m.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Randy and Deb Short, John and Karen King, greeters; flute ensemble, Lauren Roth, prelude, offertory; Wes and Pam Graber, worship leader; Brad Rufenacht, song leader; candle lighting, Tom Waidelich family; children’s moment, “Jingle All The Way,” Marla Miller; special music, “In the First Light,” Lauren Roth, Lauren Bontrager, Greg Waidelich, Seth Graber.

Wednesday: MYF faith night, 7 p.m.

United Methodist

Sunday: Sam and Nancy Merillat, greeters; Joe Crossgrove, Vaughn Bentz, Jed Grisez, ushers; Evan Wyse, Corbin Vonier, acolytes; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Larry Beck, organist; Lisa Allison, children’s moments. Message, David David.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: First Sunday after Christmas. Worship service led by James Strawn; organist, Anna Strawn; acolyte, Aaron Schmucker.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Peg Oyer and Josh Schlade, lectors; pre-service music, Paul Schumm; sermon, “Mary, Did You Know?” Dale Kern.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for Vigil and Feast of the Holy Family Sunday for intentions of Richard Kruse and Lillian Floering. Sermon, “Listen, Hear, & Do,” Gary Ferguson. Cassidy, Tori, & Bryce Williams, Emerson Radabaugh, Gavin & Garrett Grime, servers; Theresa McColl, Sam Jaramillo, John Briskey, Charles McColl, Susan Saaf, extraordinary ministers of Holy communion; Mary Ann Thatcher & Judy Smith, lectors; Frank Grime, Earl Reiniche, Pete Grime, Keith Radabaugh, ushers; Loman Radabaugh, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Benilda & Frank Smith, offertory.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: First Sunday of Christmas. Moriah Reichert, acolyte; Brenda Shibler, lector; Steve Basselman, organist; Rick Breier, pianist; piano prelude duet, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” Rick Breier and Steve Basselman; special music, “The Light in the Stable,” Melanie Nagel, Mark Erbskorn, Steve & Teresa VanSickle; offering, “O Come All Ye Faithful,” adult bell choir; children’s message, sermon, “Is It Over? Yes and No,” Paul Reichert.

Wednesday: Meal, 5:15 p.m.; informal worship, 6 p.m.


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