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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: prelude; Dan Borton, song leader; Trey Sonnenberg, worship leader; Trisha Cousino, offertory, “Live Like That.” Message, “Can You Imagine?” Jesse Kahler, followed by Holy Communion. Second service: praiselude by Sarah Kinsman and worship team; message and offertory same as first service.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Luke Graber, worship leader; Jen Cobb, song leader; Emma and Sydney, special music; Madalyn Roth, scripture. Message, “Following God; Living By Faith,” Steve Heatwole

Wednesday: MYF, JYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Kevin Sauder, song leader; Neil and Kathy Nofziger, Brad and Rachel Short, Greg Short, ushers; Lauren and Helen Bowman, Doug and Ruth Meyer, greeters; Morgan Roth, prelude, interlude, offering; Jeff Wyse, worship leader. Message, “Seek Peace With Your Enemies,” Jeff Kauffman; response through listening, Darin and Lori Bontrager, Sandy Sauder, Michelle Wyse.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Arrin Short, Levi and Mary Lou Beck, greeters; music team; Deana Beck, worship leader; Britt Wyse, Biblical imagery; Melissa Valentine, song leader. Message, “Building Up The Temple,” Joyce Klingelsmith. Wednesday: MYF, 6:30 pm.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Harris and Kayla King, prelude, offertory; Arlan Beck, song leader; Lisa Aeschliman, worship leader; Adrienne Schmucker, drama, “Planting for a Harvest.” Meditation, “Big Harvest Help Wanted,” Naomi Engle; sharing and prayer, Jess Engle.

United Methodist

Sunday: Shane Eicher, acolyte; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Dick Selgo, liturgist. Message by David David. Fellowship and refreshments followed the service.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Sue Grieser, prelude, “Reflections”; Darby Stevens, Leah Hall, acolytes; Bill Bostelman, Tim and Sue Grieser, Ralph and Bonnie Grieser, Jack and Joanne Spotts, ushers; Bob and Carol DeVries, Josh and Kasey Grime, greeters; Deb Schnitkey, accompanists; Elaine Winzeler, song leader; Dinah Rice, Mondesi Walters, children’s message; Jeremy Mann, story of a faith journey; special music, “Go Down Moses,” Ed Ruffer, trombone. Sermon, “I Praise You, Father,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: SYF, 7 pm.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Tenth Sunday after Pentecost service led by James Strawn. Levi Strawn, acolyte; Hannah Carothers, organist. Amy Stipano installed as administrator and teacher of St. James Preschool.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Heritage Sunday WL/LYF. Carl and Pam Hurst, Tom and Pat Hausch, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Bill and Shirley Sigg, greeters; Julie Patterson, Jody Hulbert, lectors; Andrew Beck, Lauren Lands, Madison VanScoder, acolytes. Message, “Lunch Box Sermon: I Am The Vine,” Dale Kern. Robert David Samlow, son of Benjamin and Emily, received Sacrament of Holy Baptism.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time were for intentions of Bill Dominique and people of parish. Sermon, “Bread From Heaven,” Garrett and Gavin Grime, Travis Jaramillo, servers; John Briskey, Sam Jaramillo, Theresa Mc- Coll, John Yaney, Frank and John Smith, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Mary Ann Thatcher, Judy Smith, lectors; Earl Reiniche, Greg Grime, Steve Dominique, Pete Grime, ushers; Thom Singer, music; Steve and Barb Dominique, offertory; Schrickel family, Dick and Evelyn Roth, greeters; Arlene Hicks, rosary leader. Chloe Ann Stasa, daughter of Jason and Brandy, welcomed into the parish thru baptism.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: youth of St. Martin’s led service, sharing their experiences from the ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans, July 18-22. They included: Mike Short, Jess Short, Gwen Grisier, Paul Reichert, adult leaders; Andrea Avers, Richelle Avers, Hanna Blankenship, Mitch Campbell, Madi Campbell, Will Collins, Adam Grisier, Ashton Johns, Moriah Reichert, Amanda Reyes, Ashley Reyes, Matt Sevey, Stuart Wyse, youth leaders; Kenzie Short, acolyte. Holy Communion was celebrated.

Wednesday: Blue Jeans Meal, 5:15 pm; service, 6 pm.

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