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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Prelude; Trey Sonnenberg, worship leader, prayer; message, “A Heart of Generosity-Part 2,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: praiselude and offertory; message same as first service.

Wednesday: Alive for Guys and Gals, worship team practice, Jr. High Alive, high school small groups.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Arva Beck, Mainey Beck, prelude; Wyman Stuckey, worship leader; Arlo Short, chorister; Gina King, Jake Eisenhauer, special music, offertory; Kathy King, children’s lesson. Message by Mark Graber.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Joyce Yoder, song leader; Emily and Jeff Kauffman, worship leaders; Al and Ginny Liechty, Lonnie and Carol Short, Ty Yoder, ushers; Don and Mary Oesch, Neil and Kathy Nofziger, greeters; Elizah Zimmerman, Connor Wyse, Quinn Wyse, Rebekah Liechty, Chloe Nofziger, prelude; Karen Stuckey, interlude, offering. Samuel, son of Shem and Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg, was dedicated. Children’s time and message, “Mission as Transformation of All Creation,” Phil Lindell Detweiler; prayer, Barbara Bowman.

Wednesday: prayer, 7:15 pm.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Levi and Mary Lou Beck, Steve and Beth Aeschliman families, greeters; quartet of Levi Beck, Mary Short, Larry and Evelyn Rychener, music for gathering; Beth Aeschliman, Karla Ringenberg, Kalla Caffee, Kendra Aeschliman, Kylee Miller, worship leaders; Randy Nafziger, song leader; Karla Ringenberg, scripture. Sermon, “Nine Word Sermon,” Wanda Stopher; Bill Holsopple, prayer; Peg and Molly Bruner, Ron Roth, offering.

Wednesday: MYF, 6:30 pm.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Richard and Loraine Riegsecker, greeters; Brenda Beck, prelude; P 33:3, gathering songs; Wes and Pam Graber, worship leaders; Kathy Leatherman, song leader; Mary and John Rufenacht, drama; Jakob Waidelich, offertory. Meditation “Thank God for Mothers!” Jess Engle; Naomi Engle, sharing, prayer; Jordan Bontrager, offertory.

Wednesday: JYF, 6:15 pm; MYF, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: traditional service: Connor Ginn, acolyte; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Kevin Morton, liturgist. Message by David David. First Light service: First Light Vocal Band, music; message same as first service.

Wednesday: Groundbreakers, 6 pm; presentation by Gaston Ntambo, medical airplane missionary in the Congo, 7 pm; high school youth, 7:35 pm.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Matthew Kinsman, Marissa Beck, acolytes; Scott Short, Ed and Deb Overmier, Jay and Karla Pursel, Paul and Josephine Short, ushers; Paul and Joan Lovejoy, Jack and Barb Stover, greeters; Lynn Christman, accompanists; Joel Foote, song leader; Linda Heer, worship leader; Nancy Rupp, children’s message; Mens chorus, “I Will Sing Hallelujah.” Sermon, “For This Reason…” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: JYF, SYF, 7 pm; chancel choir practice, 7:30 pm.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Fifth Sunday of Easter, Mother’s Day service led by James Strawn. Levi Strawn, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist; choir presentation, directed by Shari Leininger, “Lord Take My Hand and Lead Me.”

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Easter Six worship with Holy Communion. Larry and Sandy Brandt, Dean and Kathy Genter, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Dave and Karen Keesbery, greeters; Pat Flory, Mike Weaver, lectors; Megan Peterson, Morgan Miller, Alex Weaver, Amber Wendt, acolytes. Preservice music by primary choir led by Joetta Henry, Julie Patterson, Jen Hurst, and Mary Grim, pianist. Message, “Love Remembered,” Dale Kern.

Wednesday: YLT, 6 pm.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 6th Sunday of Easter Time were for intentions of Bob Dominique and people of parish. Sermon by Gary Ferguson. Delaney, Jensyn, and Logan Garrow, Cassidy Baden, Jessen Black, Travis Jaramillo, servers; Juanita Arend, Susan Saaf, John Briskey, Barb and Mike Britenriker, Megan Cordes, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Jake Grime, Linda Lauber, lectors; Charles McColl, Steve Case, Andy and Steve Domi- nique, ushers; Pat Cousino, Nick and Susan Wlasiuk, greeters; Evelyn Roth, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music. Representative from Food For The Poor, Inc. spoke at Mass.

Wednesday: religious education class party.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Confirmation Sunday for Richelle Avers, Will Collins, Braden Dunning, Adam Grisier, Amanda Reyes; lector, Cindy Heckel; organist/pianist, Steve Basselman; flute, Jessica Short. Chancel choir anthem, “You Are Mine”; Adam Grisier, offering music, “Everything.” Children’s message and sermon, “Abide in the Vine,” Paul Reichert

Wednesday: meal, 5:15 pm; informal worship, 6 pm.

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