Archbold, OH

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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: prelude; offertory, God So Loved The
adult choir. Message, “The Father’s Embrace,” Jesse Kahler, drama, “Everything,” Taylor University students; song of commitment, My Jesus I Love
Jesse Kahler. Second service: praiselude; worship team band, offertory, When
God Ran,
Todd Kindinger. Message, drama and closing song of commitment, same as first service.

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

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Art Chupp, worship leader; MYF praise band, worship leaders; Angie Wyse, children’s lesson; Steve Heatwole, message.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Joyce Yoder, song leader; Karen Ruth, worship leader; Jim Sauder, prelude, interlude, offertory; Greg and Michele Nafziger, Dan and Deb Nofziger, Ty Yoder, ushers; Orville and Ginny Doehrmann, Steve and Karen Ringenberg, greeters; Randy Short, storyteller, “Ted and the Elder,” “Eating Twinkies with God,” “Telling our Story,” “You Are My People.” Prepare ye the way of the Lord, 6th grade boys, Cheryl Britsch; Phil and Chloe Nofziger, Advent candle lighting; prayer, Mona Sauder.

Wednesday: bell rehearsal, LOGOS, 5:30 p.m.; LOGOS meal, 5:50 p.m.; MYF, 6:30 p.m.; CHAOS, 6:45 p.m.; Vision meeting, 7:30 p.m.; quiz practice, 8:15 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Aaron and Jenny Brown, Shayla and Cassie, greeters; music team, prelude; Linda Short, call to worship; Randy Nafziger, song leader; Mary Lou Beck, children’s time. Sermon, “BYOF (Book Your Own Flight),” Bill Holsopple; prayer, Lee Short; Koinonia, Sunday School presentation.

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

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Walt And Shirley Short, greeters; Harris and Kayla King, prelude; Bill and Dawn Walsh, worship leaders; Pam Graber, song leader; Advent family: Dawn Walsh, Verle Short, Clayton Lehman, Emily Short. Meditation, “Let’s Go!” Scott Rupp; prayer, Stan Roth.

Wednesday; CQ Christmas practice, 5:30 p.m.; MYF, 6:30 p.m.; CQ, JYF, 7 p.m.

United Methodist

Sunday: traditional service: David and Kristina Eicher, hosts; Austin Welch, acolyte; Susie Slawinski, Cindy Rose, pianist; Matt Welch, liturgist. Message by David David. First light service: Jon and Jackie Wyse, hosts; First Light Vocal Band, music.

Wednesday: children’s Christmas program rehearsal; 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.; Applause bell choir, 8 p.m.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: First Sunday of Advent, “Worship Fully.” Jacob Nofziger, Bailey Grieser, acolytes; Tom Johnson, Gary and Judy Sears, Dale and Ann Grime, Ed and Dianne Wyrick, ushers; Roger and Sandy Miller, Jim and Betsy Redd, greeters; Linda Heer, worship leader; Lynne Christman, Deb Schnitkey, accompanists; Elaine Winzeler, song leader; Beth Wanemacher, children’s message. Nativity drama, scene one, “The Stable,” Vern Nemire, testimony of giving. Sermon, “Starting With Jesus,” Erich Christman.

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

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Advent One. Wor- ship with Holy Communion. Brent and Linda Petersen, Doug and Lori Hogrefe, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Dave and Karen Keesbery, greeters; Megan Miller, Derek Walker, Andrea Weirauch, Lindsey Roehrig, acolytes; Lift Up Your Heads,
sr. choir led by Mary Grime, organist; Jennifer Grime, chats with children. Sermon, “Recipes for Relationships: Covenant, part 1,” Dale Kern.

Wednesday: weekday school and Cookie Magi, 5:45 p.m.; Advent worship, 7:30 p.m. sr. choir, 8:15 p.m.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and first Sunday of Advent for intentions of Irene Hahn and people of parish. Sermon, “Jesus Made Us A Workbench,” Gary Ferguson. Jensyn, Kassidy, Logan and Caden Garrow, servers; Barb and Mike Britenriker, Megan Cordes, John Yaney, Lois Grime, Arlene Hicks, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Donna Miller, Frank Smith, lectors; Larry Miller, Gary Solarik, Troy Double, Leonard Gustwiller, ushers; Audrey Dominique, Joann Hausch, Doti Young, Helen Dalton, greeters; Audrey Dominique, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music.

Wednesday: religious education classes.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: First Sunday of Advent. Adrianna Hibbard, lector; Stephan Manahan, acolyte; Jacob Badenhop, guitar; Mike Short, percussion; Beth Reichert, pianist; Steve Basselman, organist; adult bell choir, People Look
children’s message and sermon, “You’re Going To Be Surprised,” Paul Reichert.

Wednesday: homework table, 3:15 p.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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