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Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: communion Sunday. Message, “Treasures, Eyes, & Masters,” Steve Heatwole. Music led by Randy and Becky Kauffman and praise band: Kathy King, Pete King, Buffy Riley, Mike Stuckey, Al Stuckey, Steve Waidelich, Mike Mickelson, Joe Graber, Sherman Hathaway.

Wednesday: worship planning committee, stewardship commission, MYF.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Ed and Karen Stamm, greeters; Amanda Short, worship leader; quartet, Chris Mosier, Mary Short, Corey Short, Jim Roynon, The Church in the
Sermon, “Mentored by God,” Bill Holsopple, offering, One Pure and
Holy Passion,
Jen Nafziger.

Wednesday: Kids Klub, JYF, MYF, 7 p.m.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Terri and Terry Rufenacht, worship leaders; Arlan Beck, song leader; Lyle and Donna Friesen, greeters. Meditation, “Family Foundations,” Jess Engle; prayer, Naomi Engle.

Wednesday: JYF, MYF, 6:30 p.m.; CQ classes, 7 p.m.

United Methodist

Sunday: Mike and Shirley Sullivan, greeters; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Steve Pape, liturgist. Message by David David.

Wednesday: Groundbreakers middle school youth group, 6 p.m.; applause bell choir, 6:15 p.m. p.m.; chancel choir, 7 p.m.; high school youth group, 7:30 p.m.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: World Communion Day. Jacob Nofziger, Casen Short, acolytes; Keith Kuntz, Dave and Nancy Lightner, Bob and Carol DeVries, Judy Grime, Kelli Kuntz, ushers; Paul and Joan Lovejoy, Steve and Kim Walker, greeters; Jan Lindsay, worship leader; Lynn Lehman, song leader; Carol DeVries, children’s message; jr. choir anthem, Love
In Any Language.
Sermon, “Deep Disciple Journey,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: SYF study session, 5 p.m.; LOGOS meal, 5:50 p.m.; JYF, 6:30 p.m.; hand bells, 6:50 p.m.; SYF Inked III, 7 p.m.; chancel choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost service led by James Strawn. Micah Bernath, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist. Following the service, the adult choir and Brass Angels handbell choir practiced.

Wednesday: jr. confirmation class.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: LWML Sunday, Mike and Sue Miller, Mike and Stephanie Schnitkey, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Dave and Karen Keesbery, greeters; Kent Stamm, Jayma Gobrogge, lectors; Megan Miller and Derek Walker, Logan Hogrefe, Mackenzie Meyer, acolytes; senior choir led by Mary Grime, All Hail the
Power of Jesus Name;
Jennifer Grime, chats with children. Sermon, “Serve the Lord with Gladness,” Dale Kern.

Wednesday: weekday school of religion, 5:45 p.m.; choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time were for intentions of Donald Ferguson and Bob Dominique. Sermon, “Increasing The Power of Your Faith,” Gary Ferguson. Alexa and Austin Wilson, Savannah Short, Emerson Radabaugh, Travis Jaramillo, Mattie Thatcher, servers; John Yaney, Susan Saaf, John Smith, Theresa McColl, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Theresa McColl, Evelyn Roth, lectors; Mike Wilson, Andy and Steve Dominique, ushers; Theresa Bennett, rosary leader; Tom Singer, music, Jack and Jeff Dominique, offertory. Braedin Stasa, son of Jason and Brandy, was welcomed into the parish family thru baptism. Coffee and rolls served after Mass. Rosary Altar Society sold mums.

Wednesday: religious education classes.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost with Holy Communion. Harold Plassman, lector; Andrea Avers, acolyte; PriaseKids anthem, There Is A Redeemer

directed by Melanie Nagel; bell choir anthem I’ve Got
the Joy;
Steve Basselman, organist/pianist; Butch and Amy Blankenship, Gwen Grisier, Angie Avers, Tanya Howell, communion assistants; Orlene Mason and Brenda Shibler, homebound communion ministers. Sermon, “Growing the Seed,” Paul Reichert.

Wednesday: homework table, 3:15 p.m.; PraiseKids, 4:30 p.m.; meal, 5:15 p.m.; informal worship, catechism, Welcome Place Kids, 6 p.m.; adult discussion group, bell choir, 6:30 p.m.; chancel choir, 7:30 p.m.


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