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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: CD prelude; Dan Borton, song leader; Trey Sonnenberg, worship leader; prayer of sending, Haiti Team 2, Kim Kinsman; offertory, Miracle of Life video/ Nancy Roth, piano. Message, “Choose Life,” Wayne Gropp. Second service: praiselude, Todd Kindinger and youth worship team band; offertory, “Give Me Faith,” 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: Todd Schmucker, worship leader; Al Stuckey, Sherm Hathaway, Joe Graber, Bill Stuckey, Steve Waidelich, prelude, offertory; Mark Beck, song leader; Glenda Funnell, children’s message. Message, “The Heart of Worship,” Steve Heatwole.

Wednesday: life planning.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Jane Friesen, worship leader; Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offertory; Al and Ginny Liechty, Lonnie and Carol Short, Ty Yoder, ushers; Glen and Doris Nafziger, Tom and Bonnie Stuckey, greeters; Mona Sauder, prayer; Jane Friesen, Lane Stopher, children’s story. Sermon, “The Mark of Cain,” Lane Stopher.

Wednesday: meal, 5:30 pm; prayer, 6:30 pm; life planning, 7 pm; quiz practice, 8:15 pm.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Mary Lou Beck, Arlene Zaerr, Diane Nafziger, greeters; Sid Ramirez, prelude, offering; Melissa Valentine, song leader; Lincoln and Jen Nafziger, worship leaders; Sheridan Bilen, Mary Lou Beck, Jordan Riegsecker, scripture; Lee Short, prayer. Sermon, “Ring Around the Poesy,” Jeff Smith.

Wednesday: Awana meal, 6:15 pm; Awana Kids Club, 6:45 pm; youth mentoring, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: traditional service: Austin Schaffner, acolyte; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Dick Selgo, 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; JAM session, 6:30 pm; chancel choir, 7:15 pm; high school youth, 7:30 pm.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Andrew Wyse, Darby Stevens, acolytes; Tom Johnson, Jim Grieser, Dave and Paige Miller, Dave and Karen Walker, ushers; Joel and Beth Wanemacher, Chris and Amy Baden, greeters; Elaine Winzeler, song leader; Deb Schnitkey, accompanist; Beth Wanemacher, children’s message. Installation of 2012 consistory and officers; ordination and installation of new deacons/ deaconesses and elders; chancel choir, “O Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord.” Sermon, “Called by Name,” Eric 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: Service was led by James Strawn. Levi Strawn, acolyte; Ryan Volkman, or- ganist; Brass Angels handbell choir directed by Mary Leininger, “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us.” Kamy Emersyn Link, infant daughter of Kyle and Katie, was adopted into the family of God through baptism. Potluck and congregational meeting followed the service.

Wednesday: junior confirmation class, 6:30 pm.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Epiphany Three with Holy Communion. Brent and Linda Petersen, Doug and Lori Hogrefe, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Bill and Shirley Sigg, greeters; Sherry Schweinhagen, Josh Schlade, lectors; Levi Carmody, Derek Walker, Kayla Beaverson, Lauren Lands, acolytes; Mary Grime, organist; chancel flowers in recognition of Morris and Gwen Kruse’s 60th wedding anniversary. Sermon, “Snowfl akes: Solomon’s Temple,” Dale Kern; senior choir, “Holy Ground.”

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

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time were for intentions of Francis Coressel and Pat Arend. Sermon, “Acknowledgement, Acceptions, & Answering Our Call,” Gary Ferguson. Liam Row, Cassidy and Bryce Williams, servers; Ruth Solarik, Sam Jaramillo, Susan Saaf, Donna Miller, Mike and Barb Britenriker, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Mary Ann Thatcher, Theresa McColl, lectors; William Brenner, Gary Solarik, Earl Reiniche, Larry Miller ushers; Juanita Arend, offertory; Thom Singer, music.

Wednesday: religious education classes.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Third Sunday after Epiphany. Jillian Schweitzer, acolyte; Chris Ziegler, lector; Beth Reichert, piano; Steve Basselman, organist; chancel choir, “Go Ye Into All The World.” Children’s sermon and message, “What Is God Calling You From?” Paul Reichert.

Wednesday: meal, 5:15 pm; informal worship, 6 pm; Welcome Place Kids, high school Bible study, adult bell choir, 6:30 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Kent Sauder family, greeters; adult praise team, gathering songs; Pam Graber, prelude; Donna Friesen, Kathy Leatherman, worship leaders; John King, song leader; Naomi Engle, prayer; Jakob Waidelich, offertory. Meditation, “What’s the Main Thing?” Jess Engle.

Wednesday: MYF life planning, 7 pm.

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