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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: prelude; Wayne Gropp, worship leader, prayer; worship expression/ dance presentation, “Breathe On Me”; offertory, “Sing To The Lord”; Ben Oyer, scripture reading. Message, “Walking The Talk,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: praiselude and offertory, “Sing To The King,” worship team; scripture, dance presentation, 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: Donna Smith, worship leader; MYF praise band, song leaders; Emily Roth, Jen Cobb, special music. Message, “Choosing Jesus,” Steve Heatwole

Wednesday: life planning.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: CHAOS Sunday, service lead by the youth group. Tom and Bonnie Stuckey, Frank and Cara Ulrich, greeters.

Wednesday: family meal, 5:30 pm; prayer, 6:30 pm; life planning, 7 pm.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Jack Young, Deb Kauffman, Tim and Steph Klopfenstein family, greeters; Clara Beck, music for gathering, Duane Beck, song leader; Jordan Riegsecker, worship leader, scripture; Dana Short, prayer. Sermon, “Ex Nihil,” Jeff Smith; Sid Ramirez, Therin Smith, Gabe Beck. Songs signed by Carley Wyse and Ruthie Beck.

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

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Dorwin and Ilene Nofziger, greeters; P33:3 young adults, gathering songs; Elizabeth Miller, prelude; Arlan and Brenda Beck, worship leaders; Jeff Roth, song leader; children’s moment, “Matilda & Choosing our Friends,” Dawn Walsh. Meditation, “Baptized Into New Life,” Naomi Engle. Josh Sauder, Morgan Sauder, Aaron Bontrager were baptised; Dave Nafziger, Ed Leichty, Lori and Tom King, received as new members; offertory, “It Is Well With My Soul,” the Rich King family; Anna Engle, mission moment.

Wednesday: MYF, JYF, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: traditional service: Corbin Vonier, acolyte; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Liz Leupp, liturgist. Message by David David. First Light service: First Light Vocal Band, music; message same as first service.

Wednesday: student worship service, 6:30 pm.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: AJ Short, Toby Walker, acolytes; Bill Bostelman, Brent Winzeler, Dale and Ann Grime, Keith and Kelli Kuntz, ushers; Phil and Marilyn Buehrer, Steve and Kim Walker, greeters; Lynn Christman, accompanists; Mike Meyer, song leader; Sarah Nafziger, Nici Wyse, children’s message; junior choir, “I Won’t/I Will.” Sermon, “Warriors Versus Wimps,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: JYF, 6:30 pm; SYF, 7 pm; 8th grade confirmation; chancel choir practice, 7:30 pm.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Third Sunday of Easter service led by James Strawn. Levi Strawn, acolyte; Ryan Volkman, organist. Braxton Lynn Robarge and Brooklyn Elizabeth Robarge, son and daughter of Derek Robarge and Hannah Shaffer, were baptised. Potluck meal and congregational meeting followed the service.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Easter Three worship with Holy Communion. Brent and Linda Petersen, Gregg and Sarah Kruse, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Bill and Shirley Sigg, greeters; Jodi Walker, Jody Hulbert, lectors; Megan Petersen, Morgan Miller, Madison VanScoder, Megan Miller, acolytes; senior choir, “He Is Risen,” led by Mary Grime, organist. Baptism of Asher Matthew Bacik, son of Jason and Kara; altar flowers by Bill and Judi Fortier in honor of their grandson’s baptism. Message, “Ecstatic!” Dale Kern.

Wednesday: weekday school of religion, Kingdom Kids, 5:45 pm; YLT, 6 pm; questioning of confirmands, 7:30 pm.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 3rd Sunday of Easter were for intentions of Lowell and Barbara Merillat and people of parish. Sermon, “We Are To Be Witnesses,” Mattie Thatcher, Lyndsay Gladieux, Savannah Short, Sam Jaramillo, servers; Ruth Solarik, Susan Saaf, Theresa McColl, Arlene Hicks, Frank and John Smith, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Donna Miller and Melissa Krueger, lectors; AJ Dammon, Gary Solarik, Earl Reiniche, ushers; Pat Cousino, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music. Karley Ramirez made her First Holy Communion during Mass.

Wednesday: religious education classes for K-12.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Third Sunday of Easter. Amanda Reyes, acolyte; Amy Robison, lector; Beth Reichert, piano; Steve Basselman, organist; Ken, Michelle, Will Collins, ushers; chancel choir, “Glorious Morning.” Sermon, “Shockingly Real,” Paul Reichert.

Wednesday: meal, 5:15 pm; informal worship, Welcome Place Kids, 6 pm; adult bell choir, 6:30 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm.

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