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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: prelude; Trey Sonnenberg, worship leader, prayer; instrumental offertory, Andy Wilhelm; Canaanite Culture video, Trey “Indiana” Sonnenberg. Message, “Preventing Defeat After Victory,” Wayne Gropp. Second service: praiselude and offertory, “Promises,” worship team; message, same as first service.

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

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: John Dinius, worship leader; young adult praise band, song leaders; Angie Wyse, children’s time. Message by Steve Heatwole

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Jim Sauder, song leader; Tim Wagler, worship leader; Al and Ginny Liechty, Lonnie and Carol Short, Ty Yoder, ushers; Glen Nafziger, Don and Mary Oesch, greeters; Caleb, Josh, and Bekah Liechty, prelude, interlude, offering. Message, “Peace Within Our Congregation- What?” Mona Sauder.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Irene King, Lowell and Velda Rufenacht, greeters; Loyal Briskey, Nancy Roynon, monitors; Justice and Duane Beck, music for gathering; Duane Beck and music team, song leader; Nancy Roynon, worship leader, scripture; Brenda Short, Biblical imagery; Ken and Sheila Gruenhagen, scripture. Message, “Jerusalem and Jesus,” Jim Roynon; Dana Short, prayer; Gabe Beck, offering. Wednesday: MYF, 7 pm.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Wes and Pam Graber, greeters; Joelyn Rufenacht, worship table; Mike and Sandy Short, worship leaders; Ray and Grace Kinsey, prelude, offertory; Grace Engle Delp, gathering songs; Brad Rufenacht, children’s moment, “He has chosen us!” Meditation, “We had a goat once…”Naomi Engle; prayer, Jess Engle.

United Methodist

Sunday: Connor Hagans, acolyte; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Liz Leupp, liturgist. Message by David David and the Haiti mission team.

Wednesday: high school life group, 7 pm.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Jacob Nofziger, Darby Stevens, acolytes; Tom Johnson, Chris and Toni Neuenschwander; Kelly and Betsy Ducey, Kim and Matt Hines; ushers; Phil and Marilyn Buehrer, Kyle and Jenna Storrer, greeters; Lynn Christman, accompanists; Jenna Storrer, worship leader; Joel Foote, song leader; JoAnn and Meridith Short, children’s message. Sacrament of baptism for Carson Joel-Rolland Baden, son of Chris and Amy; special music, “The Same Love,” praise band. Sermon, “Salvation: Then and Now,” Erich Christman.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Pentecost Seven. Mike and Susan Miller, Gene and Barb May, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Dave and Karen Keesbery, greeters; Sherry Schweinhagen, Josh Schlade, lectors; Andrew Beck, Brodie Miller, Kyle Kinsey, Lauren Miller, acolytes; Beth Lienau, organist; Jennifer Grime, chats with children. Sermon by Gary Bernath.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time were for intentions of Randy Grime, Al and Ethel LaNeve and people of parish. Sermon, “Go And Proclaim The Good News,” Gary Ferguson. Delaney, Jensyn, and Logan Garrow, Bryce and Cassidy Williams, Brittney Ramirez, servers; John Yaney, Juanita Arend, Ruth Solarik, Karen Dominique, John Downey, Theresa Mc- Coll, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Linda Lauber, Arlene Hicks, lectors; Keith Radabaugh, Jim Rivello, Frank and John Smith, ushers; Yoders and Britenrikers, greeters; Judy Smith, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Rosemary LaNeve and Sharan Bernath, offertory. Kim Waldvogel welcomed into the parish family.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. Eliza Avers, acolyte; Marie Nehls, lector; Steve Basselman, organist; Beth Reichert, pianist; mens ensemble, “This Little Light of Mine,” and “Sing Your Way Home”; offering music, “El Shaddai,” Moriah Reichert. Children’s message and sermon, “But He Double-Dared Me,” Paul Reichert. Blessing and sending of Luther League to 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans.

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

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