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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: music led by ensemble; piano offertory, Nancy Roth; message, “The Truth Will Make You– Odd,” Wayne Gropp; “A Thousand Questions” video. Second service: praiselude and offertory, “Lord I Need You,” Todd Kindinger and worship team; 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, Journey for All.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Chris Keiser, prelude; Luke Graber, offertory; Ross Wyse, worship leader; Jenn Cobb, music leader; Elaine Frey, children’s lesson. Message, “Being a Joyful Manager,” Steve Heatwole.

Wednesday: life planning.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Jim Sauder, song leader; Mike Zimmerman, worship leader; Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offertory; Neil and Kathy Nofziger, Brad and Rachel Short, Greg Short, ushers; Neil and Kathy Nofziger, Frank and Cara Ulrich, greeters; Mona Sauder, prayer. Children’s time and sermon, “Holy Desires,” Jeff Kauffman.

Wednesday: Ash Wednesday service, 7 pm.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Alex Bilen, Shayla Hayes, Travis Schooner, Carly Wyse, Desi Newman, Shannon Neuenschwander, greeters. Jen Nafziger, prelude, offering; Sarah Short, worship leader; Anita Roth and music team, song leader; Marvin and Darlene Rohrer-Meck drama based on the book of Jude written by Karen Grieser, directed by Michael D. Short. Message, “Hey, Jude,” Jeff Engle; “His Love Endures Forever,” music team.

Wednesday: Ash Wednesday worship, Awana Kids Club; youth mentoring, 6:45 pm.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Emile and Ann Cerda, greeters; Marcia Lehman, prelude; Jakob Waidelich, offertory; young adults, gathering songs; Brent Miller, worship leader; Eric Lehman, song leader; Doug Schmucker, scripture; Emily and Joyclyn Nafziger, children’s moment. Meditation, “Doing church…” Jess Engle; prayer, Naomi Engle

Wednesday: MYF life planning, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: traditional service: Austin Welch, acolyte; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Matt Welch, liturgist. Message by David David. First Light service: First Light Vocal Band, music; message same as first service.

Wednesday: Ash Wednesday service, 6 pm.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Jacob Nofziger, Toby Walker, acolytes; Scott Short, Dale and Sharon Von Deylen, Dale and Ann Grime, Bruce and Carrie Wooley, ushers; Ben and Sue Buehrer, Bob and Carol DeVries, greeters; Ed Ruffer, song leader; Deb Schnitkey, accompanist; Jenna Storrer, worship leader; Carol DeVries, children’s message. Hand chimes, “Be Thou My Vision,” prelude; Tony and Leila Frank, mission spotlight. Message, “What Does It Mean to Serve the Lord?” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: imposition of ashes, 7 am, 12 pm; Logos meal, 5:50 pm; junior choir, 6:30 pm; Ash Wednesday service, 7 pm; chancel choir, 8 pm.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Transfiguration Sunday service led by James Strawn. Levi Strawn, acolyte; Ryan Volkman, organist; “Variant On Hyfrodol,” confirmation handbell choir, directed by Mary Leininger; adult choir directed by Shari Leininger, “In The First Light.”

Wednesday: Ash Wednesday service, 7 pm.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Transfiguration Day. Norm and Karen Beck, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Bill and Shirley Sigg, greeters; Julie Patterson, Jayma Gobrogge, lectors; Levi Carmody, Derek Walker, Kyle Kinsey, Mackenzie Meyer, acolytes; Beth Lienau, organist; junior choir, “Praise Processional.” Sermon, “Wings & Wheels,” Dale Kern.

Wednesday: weekday school of religion, 5:45 pm; Ash Wednesday worship, 7:30 pm; choir, 8:15 pm.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time were for intentions of Bill Dominique and Lowell and Barbara Merillat. Sermon, “Jesus Was A Healer,” Gary Ferguson. Liam Row, Savannah Short, Travis Jaramillo, Ian Radabaugh, servers; Nick Wlasiuk, John Briskey, John Downey, Lilli Radabaugh, Mari Yoder, Sam Jaramillo, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Evelyn Roth, Theresa McColl, lectors; Steve Schroeder, Earl Reiniche, Troy Double, Larry Miller, ushers; Judy Smith, rosary leader. Noah Case Krueger, son of Melissa and Dexter, was baptized.

Wednesday: religious education classes; Ash Wednesday service, 6:15 am, 12:10 pm, and 7:30 pm.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Transfiguration of Our Lord Sunday. Kenzie Short, acolyte; Tanya Howell, lector; Beth Reichert, piano; Steve Basselman, organist; Adam Grisier, guitar; Matt Sevey, percussion; Erin Erbskorn, keyboard; chancel choir, “Shine on Us.” Children’s sermon and message, “Don’t Get Stuck on the Mountaintop,” Paul Reichert.

Wednesday: meal, 5:15 pm; adult discussion group, catechism, bell choir, Welcome Place Kids, 6 pm; Ash Wednesday worship, 7 pm.

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