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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: CD prelude; Dan Borton, song leader; Wayne Gropp, worship leader. Prayer of sending: Haiti Team 1; Leland Good, Brazil; John Schoenhals, Honduras. Message, “Make Sure,” Wayne Gropp. Second service: praiselude, Anne and Todd Kindinger and worship team band; 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: Kelby Beck and young adult praise band, music; Eldon Birky, worship leader; Sermon, “Your Apron Isn’t Big Enough,” Mike Kelly.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Allen Rutter, worship leader; MYF Guys, prelude, interlude, offertory; Al and Ginny Liechty, Lonnie and Carol Short, Ty Yoder, ushers; Bob and Doris Ebersole, John and Ginger Dalton, greeters; Jane Friesen, prayer. Sermon, “The Great Banquet,” Jeff Kauffman.

Wednesday: LOGOS, 5:30 pm; Meal, 5:50 pm; CHAOS, MYF, 6:45 pm; prayer, 7:15 pm; quiz practice, 8:15 pm.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: music team, prelude, offering; Brent Ringenberg, worship leader; Duane Beck, song leader; the ten commandments, 4th and 5th graders; the beatitudes, Pete Nofziger and MYFers; Wanda Stopher, prayer. Sermon, “Law & Order,” Jeff Smith.

Wednesday: Awana meal, 6:15 pm; JYF, 6:30 pm; Awana Kids Club, 6:45 pm; MYF, 7 pm.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Tom Waidelich family, greeters; young adult band, gathering songs; Faye Grater, prelude; Jim and Jane King, worship leaders; John King, song leader; Jess Engle, prayer. Meditation, “Be Empowered,” Naomi Engle.

Wednesday: MYF, JYF, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: traditional service: Alyssa Ziegler, acolyte; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Cindy Rose, liturgist. Message by David David. First Light service: First Light Vocal Band, music; message same as first service.

Wednesday: Groundbreakers, 6 pm; Applause bell choir; 6:30 pm; chancel choir, 7:15 pm; high school youth, 7:30 pm.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Lynne Stuckey, acolyte; Tom Johnson, Dave and Paige Miller, Dave and Karen Walker, ushers; Joel and Beth Wanemacher, Chris and Amy Baden, greeters; Deb Schnitkey, accompanists; Jan Lindsay, worship leader; Mike Meyer, song leader; JoAnn and Meridith Short, children’s message; chancel choir, “Praise to the Lord, Alleluia.” Sermon, “The Fellowship,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: LOGOS, 5:50 pm; JYF, jr. choir, 6:30 pm; SYF, 7 pm; chancel choir practice, 7:30 pm.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Second Sunday after the Epiphany service led by James Strawn. Levi Strawn, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist. Welcome reception held for new visitors.

Wednesday: junior confi rmation class, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 6:30 pm.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Sherry Schweinhagen, Josh Schlade, lectors; jr. choir, led by Michelle Kruse, “God’s Word,”; Mary Grime, organist; Jennifer Grime, chats with children. Sermon, “Ark of the Covenant,” Dale Kern.

Wednesday: weekday school of religion, 5:45 pm; LYA, 6 pm; sr. choir practice, 7:30 pm.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time were for intentions of Mikolaj Wlasiuk, Francis Coressel, Randy Grime, Lorraine Selover. Sermon, “A Call To Follow Jesus,” Gary Ferguson. Kassidy and Jensyn Garrow, Cassidy Baden, Tori, Cassidy and Bryce Williams, servers; John Briskey, Susan Saaf, Juanita Arend, Toy and Julie Double, Sam Jaramillo, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Susan Wlasiuk, Frank Smith, lectors; Charles Mc- Coll, AJ Damman, Mike Wilson, Todd Short, ushers; Pat Cousino, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music.

Wednesday: religious education classes.


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