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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: prelude; baptisms and receiving of new members; piano offertory, Bailey Mayer; hand mime, Hallelujah

Jesus.
Message, “Part 3: Nature of God,” Jesse Kahler; closing song, He is With You,
Danielle Childs. Second service: praiselude, baptism and receiving of new members, offertory, hand mime, message, closing song, same as first service.

Wednesday: meal, 6 p.m., Connection Club for pre-Kgrade 6, Jr. High Alive, high school small groups, Men Alive, adult Bible study, worship team & choir practice.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Buffy Riley, prelude, offertory; Pat Nafziger, worship leader; Keith Short, chorister; Angie Wyse, special music; children’s time, David St. John and the Mission committee. Sermon, Allen Rutter, Shalom Ministries.

Wednesday: life planning.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Jim Sauder, song leader; Jacinta Nafziger, worship leader; Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offertory; Greg and Michele Nafziger, Dan and Deb Nafziger, Ty Yoder, ushers; Phil and Gwen Rich, Larry and Evelyn Rychener, greeters. Meditation, “A Story of Faith,” Bob Buschur; special music, Just As I Am,
Mark Nafziger, Karen Ruth, John and Joyce Yoder, Bill Beck.

Wednesday: family meal, 5:30 p.m., prayer service, 6:30 p.m., life planning, 7 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Duane Beck, prelude; Mark and Alysa Short, welcome, call to worship; music team, praise songs; Sarah Short, scripture. Sermon: Wanda Stopher.

Wednesday: MYF, 6:45 p.m.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Lee and Shawn Waidelich, greeters; Arlan, Brenda, Jenni and Ruthie Beck, worship leader; Arlan Beck, song leader; Marcia and Clayton Lehman, prelude; adult praise band, gathering songs; offertory, men’s quartet; children’s moment, Nancy Bontrager. Baby dedication of Zoey Cordy, daughter of Brett and Chelsea (Wyse); Find Your Wings,
signed by Stacy Wyse. Meditation, “Extravagant Worship,” Naomi Engle.

Wednesday: MYF life planning, 7 p.m.

United Methodist

Sunday: Cherie Short, greeter; Krista Leupp, Connor Hagans, acolytes; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Carol Rupp, children’s moments; Cindy Rose, liturgist. Message, David David.

Wednesday: Groundbreakers, JAM session, high school youth, 6:30 p.m.; chancel choir, high school youth group, 7 p.m.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Katie Wyse, Ja- cob Ott, acolytes; Tom Johnson, Jim Grieser, Brad and Susie Enderle, Keith and Kelli Kuntz, ushers; Bill and Kathy Bostelman, Joel and Beth Wanemacher, greeters; Neal Gobrogge, worship leader; Elaine Winzeler, song leader; Karen Rice, children’s message; God Is
On Our Side,
junior choir. Sermon, “The Jesus Challenge,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: LOGOS 5:50 p.m.; JYF, 6:30 p.m.; SYF, midweek Lenten service 7 p.m.; chancel choir practice, 8 p.m.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: fifth Sunday in Lent service led by James Strawn. Anna Strawn, organist; Aaron Schmucker, acolyte.

Wednesday: Lenten worship service, 7 p.m.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: 150th anniversary worship. Sermon: Paul Grime, Concordia Seminary. Junior choir led by Michelle Kruse, preservice music. Senior choir led by Mary Grime, organist. Altar flowers for anniversary of David and Karen Arnos.

Wednesday: Lenten meal, 5:15 p.m.; weekday school of religion, 5:45 p.m.; senior choir and worship team practice, 8:15 p.m.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: masses for vigil and fifth Sunday in Lent for intentions of Pat Arend and Barbara Merillat. Sermon, “The Choice To Forgive,” Gary Ferguson. Austin and Alexa Wilson, Travis Jaramillo, David Lauber, servers; Chuck McColl, Susan Saaf, John Briskey, Julie Double, John Smith, Peaches Holland, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Theresa McColl and Judy Smith, lectors; Jim Rivello, Earl Reiniche, Troy Double, Sam Jarmillo, ushers; Thom Singer, music; Theresa Bennett, rosary leader; Juanita Arend and Amelia Avina, offertory.

Wednesday: religious education classes for grades K-12.


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