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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: CD prelude; Dan Borton, song leader; Trey Sonnenberg, worship leader; Christmas scripture, Lori Storrer. Message, “Passion.” Second service: praiselude, CD; Christmas scripture, Chelsea Andres; message same as first service.

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

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Kathy King, worship leader; prelude & offertory, young adult praise band (Kelby Beck, Erika Nofziger, Brian Rufenacht, Michael Rufenacht, Andrew Spotts, Audrey Stuckey, Jenna Stuckey, Caleb Waidelich); Steve Hastings, children’s lesson; special music, Erika Nofziger, Meagan Beck, Lisa Waidelich, Steve Waidelich. Sermon, Steve Heatwole.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Kevin Sauder, song leader; Erin Nafziger, worship leader; Joyce Yoder, prelude, interlude, offertory; Neil & Kathy Nofziger, Brad & Rachel Short, Greg Short, ushers; Larry & Evelyn Rychener, Cork & Patsy Nofziger, greeters; Larry Wyse, prayer; Abby Short and Zach Zimmerman, children’s time. Sermon, “Hold Fast to What Is Good,” Jeff Kauffman.

Wednesday: MYF, 6:45 pm; Bible quiz practice, 8:15 pm.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Lois Miller, Steve & Beth Aeschliman, greeters; Carol Nofziger, music for gathering, offertory; Steve Nafziger, welcome & song; Rod, Brenda & Arrin Short, Advent candle lighting; Brad & Chris Mosier, scripture. Sermon, “A Change Is Coming,” Jeff Smith; prayer, Bill Holsopple. Wednesday: Awana Kids Club, 6:45 pm; MYF, 7 pm.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Lawrence King & Delmer Beck, greeters; adult praise band, gathering songs; string quartet, prelude; Joyclyn Nafziger, worship leaders; Eric Lehman, song leader; Jess Engel, prayer. Meditation, “Transforming our Sorrow,” Naomi Engle.

Wednesday: MYF, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: traditional service: Connor Hagans, acolyte; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Bev Emch, liturgist. Message by David David. First Light service: First Light Vocal Band, music; message same as first service.

Wednesday: Groundbreakers, 6 pm; JAM session, 6:30 pm; high school youth, 7:30 pm.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Jacob Nofziger, Marissa Beck, acolytes; Dave Walker, Doug & Nancy Rupp, Greg, Michael, Cayla & Karen Walker, ushers; Mark & Tammy Nofziger, Dave & Paige Miller, greeters; Lynne Christman, accompanist; Deb Schnitkey, song leader; Carol DeVries, children’s message; special music, “Carol of the Bells,” Lynne Christman, Annie Foote, Becki Meyer, Deb Schnitkey. Sermon, “Consider It Pure Joy,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: life planning, 6 pm; children’s Christmas program practice, JYF, 6:30 pm; SYF, 7 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Third Sunday in Advent service led by James Strawn. Levi Strawn, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist; Ryan Volkman, liturgist.

Wednesday: Advent worship service, 7 pm.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Preservice music by primary choir directed by Jen Hurst and Joetta Henry; Mary Grime, pianist. Worship team, service music. Sermon, “All In The Family,” Dale Kern, pastor.

Wednesday: candlelight carolfeast with potluck dinner, 6:15 pm; senior choir, 8:15 pm.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Third Sunday of Advent were for intentions of Irene Hahn and people of parish. Sermon, “Share The Good News With Others.” Gary Ferguson. Caden & Kassidy Garrow, Emerson Radabaugh, David Lauber, Brittney Ramirez, servers; Juanita Arend, Amelia Avina, Ruth Solarik, Jim Rivello, Lilli Radabaugh, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Mary Ann Thatcher, Evelyn Roth, lectors; A.J. Dammon, Steve Case, John Smith, Gary Solarik, ushers; Thom Singer, music; Norbert Lisak, rosary leader, Benilda & Frank Smith, offertory.

Wednesday: experience Bethlehem on the night Jesus was born.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Third Sunday of Advent. Eliza Avers, acolyte; Jerry Rohrs, lector; Steve Basselman, organist/ pianist; Collins family, lighting of Advent wreath; chancel choir anthem, “Angels’ Carol,” Deb Schnitkey and Adam Bjorlin, soloists. Children’s sermon and message, “Impossible? I Don’t Think So,” Paul Reichert.

Wednesday: meal, 5:15 pm; informal worship, 6 pm; adult discussion group, high school Bible study, catechism, adult bell choir, 6:30 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm.

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