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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: prelude; Trey Sonnenberg, worship leader, prayer; piano offertory, Grace Diller. Message, “Pass It On,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: praiselude and offertory, “Carry Your Name,” worship team; message, same as first service.

Wednesday: Alive for Guys and Gals, worship team practice.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Eric Doehrmann, worship leader; Bobbie Stuckey, prelude, offertory; Joe Graber, song leader. Message, “Caring for the Hurting,” Steve Heatwole; MYF shared experiences with SWAP; Glenn Nofziger update of his time at seminary.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Neil and Kathy Nofziger, Brad and Rachel Short, Greg Short, ushers; John and Ginger Dalton, Marv and Mary Ellen Nofziger, greeters; Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offering; Jessica Schrock- Ringenberg, worship leader. Message, “Seek Peace Through Reconciliation,” Jeff Kauffman; prayer, Larry Wyse.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Duane and Marsha Dowdy family, J. Mark and Karen Beck, greeters; Randy Nafziger & music team, music for gathering; Randy Nafziger, song leader; Melissa Valentine, Kathy Smith, Peg Bruner, worship leader, offering; Ron Short, scripture; jr. dept. Sunday School, children’s moment. Sermon, “God’s Breath is Fresher than Mine is in the Morning,” Jeff Smith; Wanda Stopher, prayer.

Wednesday: MYF, 7 pm.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Lee Waidelich family, greeters; Jess Engle, worship arts; Ed and Amy Leichty, worship leaders; John King, song leader; Elizabeth Miller, prelude, offertory; Ps 3:33, gathering songs; Sandy Aeschliman, children’s moment, “God’s Protective Gear”; Daryl Nofziger, sharing, prayer. Meditation, “Me and My Boots,” Jess Engle.

Wednesday: MYF, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: Austin Schaffner, Ethan Hagans, acolyte; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; gospel quartet, Claire Morton, Cindy Rose, Matt Slawinski, Mark Hagans; Dick Selgo, liturgist. Message by David David.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Darby Stevens, Toby Walker, acolytes; Bill Bostelman, Louise Short, Ben and Sue Buehrer, Rollie and Suzette Nafziger, ushers; Nancy Ries, Carolyn Walker, greeters; Deb Schnitkey, accompanists; Linda Rutledge, song leader; Carol DeVries, children’s message. Reception of new members: John and Kathryn Graber, Mary Ellen Johnson; special music, Joel Foote. Sermon, “Things Above,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: adult handbell practice, 7 pm.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Nativity of St. John the Baptist service led by Gary Bernath. Micah Bernath, acolyte; Jenna Creque, organist.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Pentecost Four service with Holy Communion. Brent and Linda Petersen, Gregg and Sarah Kruse, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Dave and Karen Keesbery, greeters; Julie Patterson, Josh Schlade, lectors; Megan Peterson, Morgan Miller, Lindsey Roehrig, Amber Wendt, acolytes. Music by Mary Grime and guest organist Paul Grime. Paxton Carter Grime and Maddix Christian Grime presented for Holy Baptism. Molly Grime presentation of mission trip to Kenya. Sermon, “I Am The Good Shepherd,” Dale Kern.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and The Nativity of St. John the Baptist Sunday were for intentions of Lillian Floering and Lowell and Barbara Merillat. Sermon, “The Life of John the Baptist,” Gary Ferguson. Lyndsay Gladieux, Brittney Ramirez, Cassidy, Logan and Caden Garrow, servers; John Downey, Jake Grime, Sam Jaramillo, Mari Yoder, Charles and Theresa McColl, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Frank Smith, Mary Ann Thatcher, lectors; Mike Coressel, Greg Grime, Jim Rivello, Nick Wlasiuk, ushers; Theresa Bennett, greeters; Norbert Lisak, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music.



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