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Archbold Evan. Mennonite

Sunday: Vicki Gramling, prelude; Brad Bame family, lighting Advent candle; offertory, Christmastime, by adult and kids choirs. Message, “Emmanuel: The Unexpected Gift,” Brad Bame. Second service: Worship through singing led by Worship Team Band; the rest of the service, same as the first.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Peg Bruner, preparing for worship, offertory; Jeff and Kathy Smith, welcome and scripture readers; Clara Beck, Katie Brubaker, Kristi Miehls, flute ensemble accompanied by Duane Beck; Lora Riegsecker, light bearer; Carolyn Kauffman, song leader; Wanda Stopher, children’s time; Beth Aeschliman, Advent visitorshepherdess. Sermon, “Letters of Hope,” Bill Holsopple; Charles Nafziger, prayer of God’s People. Baptism of Luke Nagy into the Body of Christ.

Wednesday: Morning prayers, 7 a.m.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Bobbie Stuckey and Bill Stuckey, prelude and offertory; Pamela Short, worship leader; Cliff Brubaker, chorister; Alexa Short, proclamation of Mary’s song; Brad Graber, proclamation of Joseph’s dream; Arva Beck, Romaine Beck, childrens lesson; Jaime Tijerina, special music. Message, “Have You Heard?” Tony Doehrman.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Olley Short, acolyte; Doug and Nancy Rupp, ushers; Neal Gobrogge, worship leader; Ilsa Grieser, song leader; Beth Wanemacher, children’s moment. Sermon, “Holding Firm to the End.”

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for the Vigil and the fourth Sunday of Advent, held for the intentions of Paul Briskey and the People of the Parish. Gary Ferguson was the pastor. Mason and Skylar Gericke, Grant Rupp, Emerson Radabaugh, Cassidy and Tori Williams, servers; Juanita Arend, Amelia Avina, John Briskey, Karen Dominique, Jake and Lois Grime, extra ordinary ministers of holy Communion; Jake Grime and Arlene Hicks, lectors; Mike Britenriker, Steve Case, Andy Dominique, A.J. Dammon, ushers; Joan Garber, Rosary leader.

Wednesday: Rosary, morning.

United Methodist

Sunday: Scott and Audrey Burkholder, greeters; Joe Crossgrove, Jed Grisez, Vaughn Bentz, Bill Dunn, ushers; Evan Wyse, acolyte; Natalie Grieser, liturgist; Chancel Choir, Applause Bell Choir, Cal O’Connor, director. Message by David David.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Walt and Shirley Short, greeters; Pam Graber, prelude; Christmas cantata, The Christmas Offering. Wes and Pam Graber, worship leaders, Dave Sauder, song leader.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Bonnie Stuckey and Karen Stuckey, prelude and interlude; Jacob Betts, Ned Gisel, candle lighting; Caleb, Joshua, Rebecca, and Chris Liechty, Laura, Brian and Meleah Plank, Rachel Nofziger, Lori Bontrager, Joyce Yoder, Little Drummer Boy; Mary Ann Yoder, children’s story; Jennifer Ruth, mission moment; Stewart Nafziger, advent prayer for peace. Sermon, “Emmanuel: Is God With Us?” Phil Rich. Jerry and Ladonna Andres, Duane and Tony Sauder, Ruben Yoder, ushers; Mel and Ruth Lange, John and Ginger Dalton, greeters.

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