Archbold, OH

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Archbold Evan. Mennonite

Sunday: Nancy Wyse, prelude, Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring; choral offertory, When Love is Found. Message, “Building the House of Oneness,” Larry Ballard, guest speaker. Second service: Worship through singing led by worship team; offertory, How Beautiful, Danielle Childs; message same as first service.

Wednesday: Kids Connection club, Jr. High Alive, Men Alive, adult Bible study, Worship Team practice, high school small groups.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Harold Plassman, veteran’s prayer; JoAnn Liechty, lector; Steve Basselman, worship coordinator; Melanie Nagel, keyboard; Michael Short, percussion; Mitch Campbell, acolyte; Butch, Amy, Hannah, Noah Blankenship, ushers. Message: “How Many Marriages on the Head of a Pin?” Paul Reichert.

Wednesday: Homework table, 3:30 p.m.; Grace Notes, 4:30 p.m.; meal, 5:15 p.m.; children’s activities, small group Bible study, catechism, high school gathering, 6 p.m.; chancel choir, 7:30 p.m.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: mens choral group, praiselude and special music; Linda Short and Claire Graber, worship leaders; Elwood Graber, chorister. Message: “Getting the Story Right,” Cliff Brubaker.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Ron Guengerich, worship leader; Jim Sauder, prelude, interlude, offering and offertory; dedication of Lydia Grace Frey, daughter of Kevin and Lindsay; Ruth Guengerich, children’s lesson; Bob Buschur, scripture. Sermon: “Every Body Matters,” Ingrid Friesen Moser.

Wednesday: Mennonite Women, 9 a.m.; bell choir, LOGOS, MYF Kairos, 5:30 p.m.; meal, 5:50 p.m.; foot washing service, 7 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Anita Roth, music for gathering, offertory; Josie Avina, welcome; Gary Nafziger, music leader; receiving Tyson, Angie Stuckey and Steve Nafziger into membership; Shirley Nafziger and Wayne Short, scripture reading. Sermon: “Standing…On Our Knees,” Wanda Stopher; special music, Pray On, by Kristi Miehls, Terry and Donna King; Bill Holsopple, prayer of God’s people.

United Methodist

Sunday: Marlin and Jane Gearig, greeters; Chris Vonier, Rick Stotzer, Matt Welch, Brian Huffman, ushers; Ali Petrey, children’s sermon; Krista Leupp and Paige Merillat, acolytes; Colleen Bernath, organist. Message: David David.

Wednesday: JAM Session, 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: Masses were held. Emerson Radabaugh, Mick Britenriker, Ashley Double, Cassidy Williams, Aaron and David Lauber, servers; Jake Grime, Barb Britenriker, Charles Mc- Coll, John Smith, Arlene Hicks, eucharistic ministers; Linda Lauber, Dexter Krueger, lectors; Andy Grime, Nick Wlasiuk , Mike Wilson, ushers; John Smith, rosary leader. Sermon, “Getting Ready for the Fullness of God,” Gary Ferguson..

Wednesday: Rosary and mass; K-12 Religious Education classes.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Kinsey Smith, Eric Buckenmeyer, acolytes; Dave and Paige Miller, Jon and Deb Rupp, Gary and Judy Sears, ushers; Jim and Betsy Redd; Jack and Barb Stover, greeters; Craig and Erin Grieser, Kiddie Care; Deb Schnitkey and Lois Hornish, accompanists; Lynne Christman, Adam Just, Brandon and Colin Lehman, Beck Ott, worship band; Neal Gobrogge and Tim Rutledge, worship leaders; Nancy Rupp, children’s moment. Sermon, “Building Hope,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: Men’s Fraternity, 6 a.m.; LOGOS, Jr. Choir, 5:30 p.m.; JYF, 6:30 p.m.; SYF, Life Planning, 7 p.m.; Mens Chorus, 7:30 p.m.; Chancel choir, 7:50.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Dick and Ellen Frey, greeters; Jessica Short, prelude; Jeff Roth, worship leader.

Wednesday: Ladies Bible study, 5:45 a.m.; MW, 9-3:30; MYF, JYF, 7 p.m.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion; music by Worship Team; Norm Beck, Karen Keesbery, lectors; Dave and Karen Keesbery, Tom and Joetta Henry, greeters; special preservice by the children’s choir led by Angie Weirauch, Karen Beck and Stef Schnitkey. Sermon by Dale Kern, pastor.

Wednesday: Weekday school of religion, Kingdom Kids, 5:45 p.m.; Sr. choir practice, YIA meeting, 7:30 p.m.; Worship Team practice, 8 p.m.


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Thank you to Archbold Rescue for the quick response to the Orval Sauder home emergency. Also thanks to those who helped in any way. Thanks for all the food, flowers and prayers sent our way. We appreciated Pastors Jeff and Wanda, Bill Holsopple and all our friends and family. Thanks!

Esther Sauder Randy and Karen Sauder Byron and Karen Fosnight Tim and Denise Sauder Brad and Holly Sauder


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