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Archbold Evan. Mennonite

Sunday morning: First service: Nancy Roth, prelude; Anna Ridley, piano offertory; message “Marriage and the Bible: Biblical Portraits of Marriage,” by Brad Bame, pastor. Second service: Praiselude, offertory and worship 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.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday morning: Artie Short, worship leader; Jane Friesen, song leader; Bonnie Stuckey prelude, interlude, and offertory; Artie Short and Lori Bontrager, scripture readers. The sermon, “Waiting in the Wilderness, or Not,” was given by Ron Guengerich; Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg, sharing and prayer; special music, Confidence by Bill Beck and Karen Ruth.

Wednesday: Elders, 5 p.m.; family meal, 5:30 p.m.; Life Planning Career night, Adult Bible study, 7 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday morning: Sunday morning: Kathy, London, and Therin Smith, music leader, Dwight Kauffman, worship leader; Music team, song leader; Savannah and Kathy Smith, offertory; Nancy Grieser, children’s lesson. Sermon, “Alphabet Soup” by Wanda Stopher; Dick Stevens, Gideon report; Sheridan Bilen, scripture reader; Jeff Smith, Prayer of God’s people; Duane Beck, offertory.

United Methodist

Sunday morning: Joe and Karen Crossgrove, greeters; Brian Huffman, Jon Wyse, Dick Selgo, David Eicher, ushers; Chris Vonier, sound engineer; Jay Miller and Bryce Tinsman, acolytes; Rick Stotzer, liturgist; Cindy Rose, Claire Morton, Mark Erbskorn, Steve Van Sickle, quartet. The message was given by David David, pastor.

Wednesday: JAM Session fall party, 6 p.m.; Groundbreaker, 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 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time held for the intentions of Donald Grime and Steve Fritch. Aaron and David Lauber, Travis Jaramillo, Emerson Radabaugh, Kassidy and Jensyn Garrow, servers; Ben and Julie Rosenbauer, Susan Saaf, Jason Row, Lois Grime and Ruth Solarik, eucharistic ministers; Mary Ann Thatcher and Angel Rupp, lectors; Nick Wlasiuk, Mike Brittenriker Jr., Andy Grime and Chuck McColl, ushers; Arlene Hicks, rosary leader; Peg Hines, music. The message, “Pray Always,” was by Gary Ferguson, pastor.

Wednesday: Rosary followed by Mass for the intentions of Louis and Laura Stork; Religious education classes for grades K-12.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday morning: Mission Sunday. Justin Pursel, Jenny Lehman, acolytes; Ann Fether, Dave and Nancy Lightner, Wayne and Lynn Lehman, Tony and Missy Warncke, ushers; Nancy Ries, Carolyn Walker, Kelly and Betsy Ducey, greeters; Vond and Mary Hall, kiddie care; James grime and John Schmidt, Dean Sauder, video techs; Lynne Christman, Deb Schnitkey, accompanists; Elaine Winzeler, song leader; Kenny Cowell, children’s moment; Chancel choir, Go Light Your World. Mission presentation by Wes Cribbs, Great Commission Ministries and Cheryl Will, Hands of Grace.

Wednesday evening: Men’s Fraternity, 6 a.m.; LOGOS, Bells & Chimes, 5:30 p.m.; JYF, SYF, Life Planning, 7 p.m.; Chancel choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday morning: Merle and Evelyn Frey, greeters; Chelsea Schmucker, prelude; Wes and Ev Wyse, worship leaders; John King, song leader; Glen Webster, Gideon speaker. Message, “God’s Grace Given,” by Tim Lehman, pastor.

Wednesday: Ladies Bible study, 5:45 a.m.; MYF Life Planning career night, 7 p.m.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday morning: Beth Lienau, organist; Dave and Karen Keesbery, Tom and Joetta Henry, greeters; Norm Beck and Mike Weaver, lectors; special music, I Sing of Mercies, by Jr. Choir led by Karen Keesbery; altar flowers in honor of Gene and Barb May’s anniversary. Children’s sermon and message given by Dale Kern, pastor.

Wednesday: Weekday school of religion, Kingdom Kids, 5:45 p.m.


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