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Zion Mennonite

Sunday: David and Linda Nafziger, Brad Short, Jeff Wyse, Ty Yoder, ushers; Merle and Charlene Short, Fern Schrock, Mary Beck, greeters; Elizabeth Grieser and Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offering and offertory; Mona Sauder, sharing and prayer; Ruth Guengerich, children’s lesson. Sermon, “Past and Future: Thanking and Encouraging,” Ron Guengerich; Bless Thou the Lord, All Will Be Well, special music by Zion Choir; communion; Andy Stoner, concluding Ron’s ministry at Zion.

Wednesday: Senior Breakfast, 8:30 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve service, 7 p.m.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for the Vigil and the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time for the intentions of the People Of The Parish and Joan Corkle. Sermon, “Literature of the Apocalypse,” Gary Ferguson. Jack Downey, Jensyn and Kassidy Garrow, Travis Jaramillo, servers; Lois Grime, Peaches Holland, Theresa Mc- Coll, Loman Radabaugh, Chuck McColl, Barb Britenriker, ushers; Judy Smith, rosary leader, Peg Hines, music; Tom and Karen Dominique, Susan Saaf, offertory.

Wednesday: Rosary followed by a Mass for the Intention of Paul and Flossie Kniess.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Beth Lienau, organist; special music, children’s choir led by Karen Keesbery; Judi Fortier, Karen Keesbery, lectors; children’s talk, Dale Kern; sermon, by Lanny Zupp.

Wednesday: Weekday school of religion; Thanksgiving eve worship.

Archbold Evan. Mennonite

Sunday: Nancy Roth, prelude and piano offertory My Tribute. Message, “Harvesting and Cultivating,” Brad Bame. Second service: Praiselude, worship through singing and offertory led by Worship Team; message same as first service.

Wednesday: No evening activities.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Melanie Nagel, Judi Rupp, Amy Blankenship, Worship leaders; Sandie Spohler, Ivy Nehls, Janet Wyse, ushers; Johnathan Manahan, acolyte: Joyce Winzeler, Tanya Howell, lectors; Cindy Heckel, children’s sermon. Message by Beverly Ernst, visiting speaker. Steve Basselman, worship leader; Rick Breier, pianist; Michael Short, percussion; Matt Hines and Jason Lovejoy, trumpets; Jessica Short, flute; Paul Reichert, Harold Plassman, Jerry Rohrs, Steve Basselman, men’s quartet.

Wednesday: meal, 5:15 p.m.; informal worship, 6 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Jen Nafziger, music for gathering, offertory; Anita Roth, song leader; Pete and Shirley Nofziger, welcome; Andy Stoner and Jeff Smith, licensing service for Bill Holsopple; special music, “Love Letters,” Bill Holsopple; Ken Gruenhagen, scripture reading. Sermon, “Prepared,” Jeff Smith, prayer of God’s people, Brad Mosier.

Wednesday: No evening activities.

United Methodist

Sunday: Tom and Nancy Vershum, greeters; Steve Pape, Rick Stotzer, Matt Welch, Brian Huffman, ushers; Karlin Wyse, sound engineer; Krista Leupp and Paige Merillat, acolytes; Colleen Bernath, organist; Natalie Grieser, liturgist; Chancel choir, Cal O’Connor, director. Message by David David.

Wednesday: No evening activities.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Olley Short, Kyle Beck, acolytes; Dean Sauder, Gary and Judy Sears, Dave and Paige Miller, Jon and Deb Rupp, ushers; Jim and Betsy Redd, Jack and Barb Stover, greeters; Keith and Nici Wyse, kiddie care; Ed Ruffer, Deb Schnitkey, accompanists; Linda Heer, worship leader; Elaine Winzeler, song leader; Kenny Cowell, children’s moment; sacrament of baptism for Kyla Sue Sigafoose and Makena Clare Thiel; Be Exalted, O God, Chancel Choir. Sermon, “Faithful with Thanksgiving,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: LOGOS, Jr. choir, 5:30 p.m.; JYF, 6:30 p.m.; SYF, 7 p.m.; Mens chorus, 7:30 p.m.; Chancel choir, 7:50 p.m.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Merrill and Marcile Nofziger, greeters; Ray and Grace Kinsy, prelude; Wanda Roth, Mission moment. Meditation, “Witness With Jesus,” Tim Lehman. Gary and Robin Wyse, worship leaders; Jeff Roth, Youth Praise Band, song leaders.

Wednesday: Ladies Bible study, 5:45 a.m.; JYF, 7 p.m.; CQ, 7 p.m.

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