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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: prelude; instrumental offertory, Philip Hoverman and Andy Wilhelm; one minute sermon, Deb Neuenschwander. Message, “Saul: Can People Change?” Jesse Kahler. Second service: praiselude by worship team and band; offertory Worthy
Medley;
one minute sermon and message same as first service.

Wednesday: Jr. High Alive, high school small groups, Alive for Guys and Gals, adult Bible study, worship team practice, Connection Club for pre-K thru grade 6, worship expression.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: prelude by the Short-Beck mens chorus; Steve Heatwole, worship leader; Karen Wyse, chorister. Message, “Everything Wants to Live,” Wanda Stopher. Licensing service for Gloria Beck by Andy Stoner, regional pastor. Potluck followed the service.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Rhonda Gingerich, worship leader; Joyce Yoder, prelude, interlude, offertory; Jerry and Ladonna Andres, Ned Gisel, Tony Sauder, Linda Nafziger, ushers; Galen, Sherri and Meleah Plank, Merle and Charlene Short, greeters; Mona Sauder, prayer. Sermon, “Free to Serve One Master,” Cliff Brubaker.

Wednesday: elders, 5 p.m.; family meal, 5:50 p.m.; life planning, Galatians study, 7 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Lowell and Velda Rufenacht, greeters; Vern and Evelyn Nafziger’s grandchildren, music for gathering, offertory; Jodi Crossgrove, worship leader; Anita Roth and music team, song leader; Dale and Geneva Wyse, scripture. Sermon, “Love and Marriage,” Jeff Smith; Lead Me,
Tim Klopfenstein; prayer, Dana Short.

Wednesday: youth mentoring, 6 p.m.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Tim and Theresa Lantz, greeters; Elizabeth Miller, prelude; Terry and Terri Rufenacht, worship leaders; Joy Kauzlick, song leader. Meditation, “Sabbath, the Blessing of Resting,” Naomi Engle; prayer, Jess Engle; mission moment, Deb Hurst.

Wednesday: JYF, MYF, 6:30 p.m.

United Methodist

Sunday: traditional service: Dale and Lynne Leu, greeters; Erin Erbskorn, Alyssa Ziegler, acolytes; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Cristin Hagans, children’s moments; Emily Creech, liturgist. Message by David David. First light service, Mike and Shirley Sullivan, greeters; first light vocal band: Matt and Amanda Rasey, Matt and Susie Slawinski.

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

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: AJ Short, Ethan Warncke, acolytes; Keith Kuntz, Dave and Nancy Lightner, Jay and Karla Pursel, Bruce and Carrie Wooley, ushers; Paul and Joan Lovejoy, Steve and Kim Walker, greeters; Amy Christman, Deb Schnitkey, accompanist; Jan Lindsay, worship leader; Mike Meyer, song leader. Mission sharing: Dan Rogers-Cherry Street Mission, Mike Meyer-summer mission trip co-leader, Sue Downs-LaPorte County Habitat for Humanity. Mission meditation, “Faith by Works,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: SYF study session, 5 p.m.; LOGOS meal, 5:50 p.m.; JYF, 6:30 p.m.; handbells, 6:50 p.m.; SYF Inked II, life planning, 7 p.m.; chancel choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost service led by James Strawn. Micah Bernath, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist.

Wednesday: Jr. confirmation class.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: worship with Holy Communion. Preservice music, primary choir led by Joetta Henry, Michele Rose, Mrs. Jen Hurst; music by worship team. Sermon, “Adam, Where Are You?” Dale Kern.

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

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 28th Sunday in ordinary time were for intentions of people of parish and Pat Arend. Sermon by Gary Ferguson. Jensyn, Kassidy, Logan Garrow, servers; John Briskey, Juanita Arend, Karen Dominique, Ruth Solarik, Jim Rivello, Therese Wylie, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Mary Ann Thatcher, Arlene Hicks, lectors; Earl Reiniche, Charles McColl, Larry Miller, Gary Solarik, ushers; Britenrikers and Andy and Lois Grime, greeters; Joan Garber, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music.

Wednesday: religious education classes.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. Michelle Collins, lector; Andrea Avers, acolyte; Zac and Amy Robison, Mark Weaver, ushers; PraiseKids anthem, Mighty Is Our God,
directed by Melanie Nagel; Steve Basselman, organist/pianist; Jacob Badenhop, Donovan Ziegler, guitar; Mike Short, percussion. Sermon, “Serve with PASSION: Abilities What We Do When We Serve,” Paul Reichert.

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


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