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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Dan Borton, song leader; Wayne Gropp, worship leader; piano offertory, Grace Diller; Madelyn Krueger, scripture. Message, “Ask Jesus Into Your Heart,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: praiselude and offertory, “Hosanna,” Jenn King, worship team and band; message same as first service.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Beck family, prelude, offertory; Mike Stuckey, worship leader; Speed Beck, chorister; Lisa Waidelich, children’s lesson; drama, Zelma Kauffman; Rebecca Short, scripture. Message, Steve Heatwole.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Kevin Sauder, song leader; Mark Nafziger, worship leader; Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offertory; Neil and Kathy Nofziger, Brad and Rachel Short, Greg Short, ushers; Lauren and Helen Bowman, Howard and Carolyn Snyder, greeters; Karen Ruth, confession. Children’s time and message, “Living the old, old story,” Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg; Al Liechty, prayer.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Rod and Brenda Short, Mike and Julia Wyse, greeters; music for gathering, music team; Nancy Grieser, Jen Brown, Lenten cross, Mary & Martha; Jim Roynon, song leader; Kelsey and Donna King, children’s book reading, “The Donkey That No One Could Ride”; Joyce Klingelsmith, scripture. Sermon, “Martha and Mary,” Wanda Stopher; Steve Nafziger, prayer; offering, “Hold My Heart,” Danny and Bekah Holsopple.

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

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Palm Sunday: Tom and Lori King, greeters; Pam Graber, prelude, offertory; MYF, gathering songs; Craig, Mary, Evan, John and Ryan Rufenacht, worship leaders; Kathy Leatherman, song leader; children’s moment, “Matilda and Watch and Pray,” Emily and Verle Short. Meditation, “If you had one week to live…?” Jess Engle; Naomi Engle, prayer.

Wednesday: MYF, 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: Applause bell choir, 6:30 pm; chancel choir, 7:15 pm.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Andrew Wyse, Marissa Beck, acolytes; Bill Bostelman, Brent Winzeler, Kathy Bostelman, Linda Parnell, Ed and Dianne Wyrick, ushers; Phil and Marilyn Buehrer, Steve and Kim Walker, greeters; Elaine Winzeler, song leader; Lynn Christman, accompanists; Tammy Nofziger, worship leader. Palm Sunday processional; children’s message; hand chimes; hand bells, “Palm Sunday Glory.” Sermon, “How Can I Love Someone Enough to Tell Them the Truth,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: chancel choir practice, 7:30 pm.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Palm Sunday, Confirmation Day service led by James Strawn. Levi Strawn, acolyte; Aaron Schmucker, crucifer; Lois Badenhop, organist. Rebecca Lynn Schmucker, daughter of Kelby and Shannon, and Levi Jacob Strawn, song of James and Kristy, were confi rmed. Brass Angels and confirmation handbell choirs directed by Mary Leininger, “I Am Jesus’ Little Lamb.”

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Palm Sunday were for intentions of Al and Ethel LaNeve and people of parish. Sermon, “Son of Man,” Travis Jaramillo, Cassidy Baden, Ian and Emerson Radabaugh, Brittney Ramirez, servers; John Briskey, Juanita Arend, Karen Dominique, Ruth Solarik, Lilli Radabaugh, Sam Jaramillo, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Arlene Hicks, Theresa McColl, Jake Grime, Dexter Krueger, lectors; Charles McColl, Nick Wlasiuk, Pete Grime, Gary Solarik, ushers; Dexter Krueger family, greeters; John Smith, rosary leader; Thom Singer, special music; Rosemary LaNeve, offertory. Baylen Marie Cordes, daughter of Megan and Matt, was welcomed into the church through baptism.

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