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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: combined service honoring high school graduates. Prelude by worship team; Jason and Kacey Hoffman, mission moment; offertory, Let The Waters Rise,
hand-signed by graduating seniors Brittany Coressel, Autumn Lantz, Mindy Wyse; graduating seniors, Andrew Litogot, Stephen Nafziger, Eric Rupp, scripture readers. Message, “Church Perfected: Part 2,” Trey Sonnenberg, youth pastor.

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 practice.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Steve Waidelich family, prelude, offertory; Pat King, worship leader; Pete King, chorister; Nikki Aeschliman, children’s lesson. Sermon, Steve Heatwole.

Wednesday: life planning.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Kevin Sauder, song leader; Mary Ann Yoder, worship leader; Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offertory; Greg and Michele Nafziger, Dan and Deb Nofziger, Ty Yoder, ushers; Glen and Doris Nafziger, Cork and Patsy Nofziger, greeters. Children’s story and sermon, “Praise, I Will Praise You, Lord,” Cliff Brubaker.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Steve Nafziger and music team, prelude, song leader; Mary Lou Beck, worship leader; special music by Sunday School grades 2- 5; Nancy Roynon, scripture. Sermon, “Oh Central, Let’s Go Down,” Wanda Stopher; Meghan Mosier, moment in mission; Alyssa Short, offertory, Bill Grieser, prayer.

Wednesday: MYF.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Tom and Lori King, greeters; Jessica Short, prelude; Dorwin and Ilene Nofziger, worship leader; Mike and Sandy Short, Lester King, Tom King, scripture; Pam Graber, song leader. Meditation, “Samson and Delilah-True Love?” Jess Engle.

Wednesday: MYF 7 p.m.

United Methodist

Sunday: Betty Clark, Leitha Cottell, greeters; Austin Schaffner, acolyte; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Kevin Morton, liturgist. Message, Allen Rutter, guest pastor.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Jessica Lindsay, Casen Short, acolytes; Dean Sauder, Ed and Deb Overmier, Dave and Paige Miller, Jon and Deb Rupp, ushers; Roger and Sandy Miller, Scott and JoAnn Short, greeters; Lynn Lehman, song leader. Recognition of graduates: Morgan Ducey, Chris King, Aleah Lambright, Charlie Nofziger, Mackenzie Nofziger, Vicky Nofziger, Heather Sears, Kylie Smith, Rebecca Smith, Collin Walker, Corey Walker, Trey Westrick, Kelsey Yaichner; special music, Blessed the
Nation/Be Thou My Vision,
Lynne Christman, Becki and Mike Meyer, David Stuckey. Sermon, “Where’s the Ordorant?” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: chancel choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Holy Trinity Sunday service led by James Strawn. Levi Strawn, crucifer; Zachary Torres, acolyte; Anna Strawn, organist.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Baccalaureate Sunday honoring high school graduates: Breeanne Gobrogge, Adam Heaston, Nate Hammersmith Morgan Wagner. Brent and Linda Petersen, Mike and Stephanie Schnitkey, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Dave and Karen Keesbery, greeters; Sherry Schweinhagen, Mike Weaver, lectors; Logan Petersen, Megan Miller, Tyson Helmke, Logan Hogrefe, acolytes. Chats with children, Jennifer Grime. Sermon, “The Shepherd’s Blessing,” Dale Kern. Acknowledgement of veterans on the church cemetery followed the 10:30 service.

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