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News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Dan Borton, song leader; Trey Sonnenberg, worship leader; children’s challenge, “For God So Loved the World,” Deb Neuenschwander; Marli Cheney, scripture. Message, “The Man Upstairs,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: prelude and music by worship team band; dedication of Aubrie Marie Wolf, daughter of Keith and Amanda, Adelle Marie Bentley, daughter of Andy and Allison, Noah Henry Andres, son of Adam and Melissa. Message and scripture, 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: Al Stuckey, Joe Graber, Steve Waidelich, Bill Stuckey, prelude; Steve Hastings, worship leader; Pete King, chorister; Galen and Erika Nofziger, scripture readers; Lisa Waidelich, children’s lesson; Dave and Luke Wheeler, drama.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Kevin Sauder, song leader; Lynette Bontrager, worship leader; Joyce Yoder, prelude, interlude, offertory; Al and Ginny Liechty, Lonnie and Carol Short, Ty Yoder, ushers; Dan and Karen Ruth, Larry and Evelyn Rychener, greeters; Morgan Roth, prelude, interlude; Barbara Bowman, confession; Bonnie Stuckey, children’s story. Sermon, “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread,” Jeff Kauffman; Morgan Roth, Karen Stuckey, offertory; Gerald Short, a story of prayer; Carolyn Snyder, 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: Dean and Jeanette Beck, Joe and Shannon Brown family, greeters; Clara Beck, music for gathering; Wayne Short, Lenten cross-David; Steve Nafziger and music team, song leader; Jeff Smith, commissioning of Lane Stopher; Jerry King, scripture. Sermon, “Dichotomous David,” Jeff Smith; Sandra Beck, prayer; Emma Dowdy, Savannah Smith, offering.

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

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Doug Schmucker family, greeters; young adults, gathering songs; Stan and Susan, Jacob, Johanna, Landon Roth, worship leaders; Pam Graber, song leader; Emily, Shawn Waidelich, children’s moment; Terri Rufenacht, sharing and prayer; Brenda Beck, prelude, offertory. Meditation, “Jesus’ Last Week,” Jess Engle

Wednesday: JYF, 6:30 pm; MYF, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: traditional service: Connor Hagans, acolyte; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Alyssa Ziegler, 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: Jacob Nofziger, Curtis Wooley, acolytes; Bill Bostelman, Jim Grieser, Norm and Ann Fether, Mert and Sue Kinsman, ushers; Maggie Enderle, Keith and Kelli Kuntz, Carolyn Walker, greeters; Deb Schnitkey, accompanists; Ed Ruffer, song leader; JoAnn and Meridith Short, children’s message; chancel choir, “Worthy, Faithful and Righteous.” Sermon, “And I Will Rejoice In All Things,” Erich Christman.

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

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Lent Four. Mike and Susan Miller, Gene and Barb May ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Bill and Shirley Sigg, greeters; Peg Oyer, Mike Weaver, lectors; Levi Carmody, Derek Walker, Madison Van Scoder, Amber Wendt, acolytes; Beth Lienau, organist; jr. choir, “Be Still and Know,” led by Michelle Kruse; Jennifer Grime, chats with children. Sermon, “Do You Know Who I Am?” Dale Kern. Affirmation of faith of new members: Ryan and Katie Baden, Steve Everhart, Linda Kidston, Carl, Sara, Rolland and Connor Aschemeier, Tim Black, Jeff Jones and Tammy Danford.

Wednesday: weekday school of religion, 5:45 pm; YLT, 6 pm; Lenten worship, 7:30 pm; sr. rhoir practice, 8:15 pm.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Fourth Sunday in Lent were for intentions of Lowell and Barbara Merillat and people of parish. Sermon, “The Hound of Heaven,” Gary Ferguson. Mattie Thatcher, Lyndsay Gladieux, Brittany Ramirez, Ian and Emerson Radabaugh, servers; Sam Jaramillo, Karen Dominique, Susan Saaf, John Smith, Mari Yoder, Lilli Radabaugh, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Mary Ann Thatcher, Donna Miller, lectors; Jim Rivello, Greg Grime, Larry Miller, Keith Radabaugh, ushers; Norbert Lisak, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Susan Bernath, offertory. Randall Dominique welcomed as a new member. New study of the Catholic Faith held before Sunday mass; Lenten adult study and soup lunch were after mass.

Wednesday: special confirmation classes for students and sponsors; religious education classes.

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