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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: prelude, offertory, JoAnne Rupp. Worship expression, Breath of Heaven,

ladies group. Message, “Mary’s Eyes,” Jesse Kahler. Drama, Mary,
written by Deb Neuenschwander, dramatized by Emily Rupp. Second service: praiselude, offertory; Emmanuel,
Cameron Bible. Worship expression, message and drama same as first service.

Wednesday: choir practice, Jr. High Alive, high school small groups, Alive for Guys and Gals, Journey 4 All Bible study, worship team practice, Connection Club for pre-K thru grade 6.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Pete King, worship leader; Dennis Kelley family, lighting of Advent candles; music praise band directed by Randy Kauffman; Kathy King, scripture reader; Angie Wyse, children’s lesson; Steve Heatwole, message.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Kevin Sauder, song leader; Tom Stuckey, worship leader; Kathy Beck, Mary Gisel, Bonnie Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offertory; Jerry and Ladonna Andres, Ned Gisel, Tony Sauder, Linda Nafziger, ushers; Duane & Barb Short, Howard & Carolyn Snyder, greeters; Eli, Ellie, & Carrie Grieser, Advent candle lighting; Mona Sauder, prayer for church & world. Sermon, “What Time Is It?” Tom Kauffman.

Wednesday: life planning, 6 p.m.; quiz practice, 8:15 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Advent 3. Lois Miller, Aaron & Jenny Brown, Shayla & Cassie Nelson, Phyllis Yoder, greeters. Sid Ramirez, prelude; The Story, Rod & Brenda Short; Jim Roynon, Grace Eicher, lighting of the Advent candle; Ron Short, scripture reader; Wanda Stopher, prayer. Sermon, “Disertification,” Jeff Smith; Josh Brown, testimony.

Wednesday: MYF, 4:30 p.m.; JYF, 7 p.m.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Merrill & Marcile Nofziger, greeters; Craig, Mary, Evan, John & Ryan Rufenacht, worship leaders; Dawn Walsh, Verle Short, Clayton Lehman, Emily Short, Advent family; Pam Graber, song leader; adult praise band, prelude. Meditation, “About Extended Family,” Jess Engle; prayer, Nick King.

Wednesday; CQ Christmas program, 7 p.m.

United Methodist

Sunday: traditional service: Austin Schaffner, aco- lyte; Susie Slawinski, Cindy Rose, pianists; Debbie David, liturgist. Message by David David. First light service: First Light Vocal Band, music; message same as first service.

Wednesday: J.A.M. session Christmas shopping, 6 p.m.; Applause bell choir, 6:15 p.m.; chancel choir, 7 p.m.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Third Sunday of Advent. Katie Wyse, Casen Short, acolytes; Susie Enderle, Len & Jean Stamm, ushers; John and Mary Beck, Dave and Karen Walker, greeters. Nativity drama, scene three, “The Stable.” Children’s message, “O Come, Let Us Adore Him.” Chancel choir, “The Coming of the Lord.” Sermon, “Time, Time, Time.”

Wednesday: SYF study session, 5 p.m.; JYF, hand bells, LOGOS planning meeting, 6:30 p.m.; children’s Christmas program practice, SYF Christmas caroling, 7 p.m.; chancel choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Third Sunday of Advent. Sunday school Christmas program, “Get In Line For Christmas.” Seventh & eighth grade Sunday school class, worship leaders, ushers, greeters. Eliza Avers, Cameron Collins, Gwynne Riley, Abbie Short, Kenzie Short, Katie Short, Brendon Johns, piano prelude music. Erin Erbskorn, offering music.

Wednesday: homework table, 3:15 p.m.; PraiseKids, 4:45 p.m.; meal, 5:15 p.m.; informal worship, 6 p.m.; catechism, kids activities, adult discussion group, 6:30 p.m.; chancel choir, 7 p.m.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for the vigil and 3rd Sunday of Advent were for intentions of people of parish and Emerence Grime. Sermon, “The Joy To Help Build The Kingdom of God,” Gary Ferguson. Jensyn & Delaney Garrow, Savannah Short, David Lauber, Gavin & Garrett Grime, servers: John Briskey, Juanita Arend, Amelia Avina, Mari Yoder, Charles & Theresa McColl, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Peg Hines, Linda Lauber, lectors; Jim Rivello, Earl Reiniche, Pete Grime, Steve Dominique, ushers; Joan Garber, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Barb & Steve Dominique, offertory.

Wednesday: religious education classes.


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