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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Kingdom Heirs CD prelude; Wayne Gropp, worship leader; man camp video. Message, “Living for that Day,” Jesse Kahler. Kindinger family and worship team band, praiselude and offertory. 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: Pat King, worship leader; Mark Beck, Adam Cobb, drama; Lisa Waidelich, children’s lesson; praise band, music. Gloria Beck, sermon.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Joyce Yoder, song leader; Mark Nafziger, worship leader; Cheryl Britsch, prelude, interlude; Neil and Kathy Nofziger, Brad and Rachel Short, Greg Short, ushers; Larry and Evelyn Rychener, Bill and Kathy Beck, greeters; Karen Ruth, confession; Kel and Kate Friesen, offertory. Sermon, “Our Father in Heaven, Holy Is Your Name,” Jeff Kauffman; Randy Stuckey, prayer.

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: Cody Stuckey, Mikala Avina, Clara Beck, Amber Sauder, Darin Sauder, Andy Bilen, greeters; music team, prelude, offering; Kristi Miehls, song leader; Beth Neuenschwander, Bill Grieser, scripture; Wanda Stopher, prayer. Sermon, “The First,” Jeff Smith; offering, “When It’s All Been Said and Done,” music team.

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

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Rhonda, Ashlyn, Jakob Waidelich, greeters; Faye Grater, prelude, offertory; MYF, gathering songs; Terry Rufenacht, worship leader; Arlan Beck, song leader; Lexie King, scripture; Emily and Marcia Lehman, children’s moment. Meditation, “Meditation “168,” Steve Heatwole; Jim Rufenacht, sharing and prayer.

Wednesday: quiz practice, 5:45 pm; MYF, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: traditional service: Corbin Vonier, acolyte; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Diane Tinsman, children’s moments; Bev Emch, liturgist. Message by Kathy Brown. 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, Brooke Hines, acolytes; Scott Short, Dale and Sharon VonDeylen, Mark and Tammy Nofziger, Bruce and Carrie Wooley, ushers; Ben and Sue Buehrer, Bob and Carol DeVries, greeters; Mike Meyer, song leader; Deb Schnitkey, accompanist; Deb Kauffman, children’s message; Chancel choir, “My Shepherd”; Sermon, “How Can I Love Someone… Who Looks Like That?” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: LOGOS, 5:50 pm; JYF, jr. choir, 6:30 pm; midweek Lenten service, SYF, 7 pm; chancel choir practice, 8 pm.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: First Sunday of Lent service led by James Strawn. Levi Strawn, acolyte; Ryan Volkman, organist; handbell choir directed by Mary Leininger, “O Store Gud.”

Wednesday: Lenten worship, 7 pm.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Lent One. Brent and Linda Petersen, Gregg and Sarah Kruse, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Bill and Shirley Sigg, greeters; Julie Patterson, Jayma Gobrogge, lectors; Megan Petersen, Morgan Miller, Kayla Beaverson, Lauren Lands, acolytes; Mary Grime, organist. Sermon, “Life’s Better in My Hands,” Dale Kern; Holy Communion/towel and basin blessing; senior choir, “My God & I.”

Wednesday: weekday school of religion, 5:45 pm; YLT, 6 pm; Lent worship, 7:30 pm; choir, 8:15 pm.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and First Sunday of Lent for intentions of Pat Arend and Randy Grime. Sermon, “Our Attitude Adjustment,” Gary Ferguson. Savannah Short, Mattie Thatcher, Lyndsey Gladieux, Liam Row, Madie Schrickel, David Lauber, servers; John Briskey, John Downey, Mari Yoder, Ruth Solarik, John Yaney, Susan Saaf, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Theresa McColl, Linda Lauber, lectors; Steve Case, Nick Wlasiuk, Jim Rivello, Mike Schrickel, ushers; Theresa Bennett, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Peg Hines, Bridgette and Mike Schrickel, offertory. Soup luncheon and Lenten adult study followed mass.

Wednesday: religious education classes.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: First Sunday in Lent. Maura Riley, acolyte; Cameron Thompson, lector; Steve Basselman, organist and pianist; adult bell choir, “He Leadeth Me”; John and Chris Shafer, ushers. Children’s sermon and message, “Tempted to Forget the Promise,” Paul Reichert.

Wednesday: meal, 5:15 pm; adult small groups, catechism, Welcome Place Kids, adult bell choir, 6 pm; midweek Lenten worship, 7 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm.

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