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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Dan Borton, music leader; Wayne Gropp, worship leader; Kendall Lovejoy, scripture reading and prayer. Message, “Hate the sin; Love the sinner.” Lance Wyse. Youth worship team and band, praiselude and offertory, “For All You’ve Done,” scripture and 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: Karla Roth, worship leader; Lisa Waidelich, children’s time; Don Beck, song leader; Emily and Natalie Roth, scripture readers; music by Praise band. Mark Beck and Adam Cobb, drama

Wednesday: life planning group; family Lenten night meal and service.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Kevin Sauder, song leader; Tim Yoder, worship leader; Joyce Yoder, prelude, interlude, offertory; Al and Ginny Liechty, Lonnie and Carol Short, Ty Yoder, ushers; Marv and Mary Ellen Nofziger, Jan Nofziger, greeters; Bonnie Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offering; Tim Yoder, worship leader; Erin Nofziger, confession. Sermon, “Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors,” Jeff Kauffman; Bob Frey, a story of prayer; Mona Sauder, prayer; choir, “Peace Be Unto You.”

Wednesday: Taizé service, 7 pm.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Dale and Geneva Wyse, Russ and Kristi Miehls family, greeters; Levi & Sons, music for gathering, offering; Kristi Miehls, Lenten cross (Mary); Randy Nafziger, song leader; Francis Flick, Linda Short, scripture; Wanda Stopher, prayer. Sermon, “Willing,” Jeff Smith; MDS send-off, Jeff Smith.

Wednesday: Awana Kids Club, 6:45 pm; youth mentoring, 6:50 pm.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Doug Schmucker family, greeters; Marcia Lehman, prelude; Stan, Susan, Johanna, Jacob and Landon Roth, worship leaders; Emily, Mike and Sandy Short, children’s moment, “Matilda and The Cure.” Meditation, “What’s Jesus Saying?” Naomi Engle; Jess Engle, sharing, prayer and offertory.

Wednesday: MYF life planning, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: traditional service: Ryan Trevino, acolyte; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Emily Creech, liturgist. Message by David David. First Light service: First Light Vocal Band, music; message same as first service.

Wednesday: Applause bell choir; 6:30 pm; elementary, middle school and high school youth bowling, 6:30 pm; chancel choir, 7:15 pm.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Lent Five service with Holy Communion. Brent and Linda Petersen, Doug and Lori Hogrefe, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Bill and Shirley Sigg, greeters; Peg Oyer, Mike Weaver, lectors; Megan Peterson, Morgan Miller, Mackenzie Meyer, Kyle Kinsey, acolytes; Mary Grime, organist. Sermon, “How Can I Believe in a God Who Would…” Dale Kern; senior choir, “Greet the Rising Sun.”

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

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 5th Sunday in Lent for intentions of Daryl Graber, people of parish. David Lauber, Cassidy Baden, Liam Row, Alexa Wilson, Travis Jaramillo, Jensyn Garrow, servers; John Yaney, Sam Jaramillo, Megan Cordes, Barb Britenriker, Karen Dominique, Lois Grime, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Bonnie Dominique, Skylar Graber, Brad Dominique, offertory. Zayd Benjamin Guelde, son of Todd and Stacy, was baptized. Confirmands: Andrew Baughman, Alexander and Shelby Cline, Itzayana Gaona, Logan Garrow, Selena Gracia, Garrett Grime, Jared Kidder, Julia Lambert, Jeremy Lerma, Ian Radabaugh, Gerardo Robles, Alyssa Salinas, Madeline Schrickel, Savannah Short, Haleigh Westfall, Austin Wilson.

Wednesday: religious education classes.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday; Fifth Sunday in Lent. First Communion for Joshua Basselman, Mason Conway, Drew McCarty, Isaac Reichert, Michelle Robinson, Haley Spangler; Braden Dunning, acolyte; Andi Erbskorn, lector; Steve Basselman, pianist/organist; offering, communion music, Mollie Busta Lange, “The Old Rugged Cross,” and “How Beautiful.” First communion students served as communion assistants with Jen Basselman, Shelly Conway, Anne McCarty; Brenda Shibler, Jan Delaney, Aaron Short, ushers.

Wednesday: meal, 5:15 pm; adult discussion group, catechism, Welcome Place Kids, adult bell choir, 6:00 pm; midweek Lenten worship, 7 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm.

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