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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: prelude; Adam Steider, song leader; Trey Sonnenberg, worship leader; Peter Schoenhals, piano offertory. Message, “He means what he says and he says what he means, our God is faithful 100%!” Jesse Kahler. Second service: Kindinger family and worship team, praiselude, offertory, “One Thing Remains,” message same as first service.

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

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Galen Nofziger, worship leader; Angie Wyse, kindergarten recognition; Steve Heatwole; prayer for the new school year; Joe Graber, song leader; prelude and offertory, Bluegrass Band, Joe Graber, Sherm Hathaway, Al Stuckey, Bill Stuckey, Steve Waidelich; Baptism for Hannah Wheeler. Message, “Following God: Blessed to be a Blessing,” Kevin Nofziger.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Joyce Yoder, song leader; Neil and Kathy Nofziger, Lonnie and Carol Short, Greg Short, ushers; Duane and Nedra Sauder, Steve and Karen Ringenberg, greeters; Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offering; Troy Roth, worship leader. Message, “Seek Peace…Back to School,” Jeff Kauffman; prayer, Mona Sauder.

Wednesday: MYF leader meeting, 6:30 pm; search committee, 7 pm.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Kaihle Sauder, LaVon and Linda Short, greeters; Peg Bruner, music for gathering; Sandy Sauder, Loyal Briskey, Lion & Lamb; Doug Kauffman and Darin Sauder, worship leaders; Randy Nafziger, song leader; Jodi Crossgrove, children’s time; Bill Holsopple, prayer; Rachel Briskey, scripture. Message, “Between Rock and Sky,” Wanda Stopher; Cody Stuckey, offering.

Wednesday: MYF, 7 pm.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Mike and Sandy Short, greeters; Sara Bloomer, worship table; Lauren Bontrager, worship leader; Marie Engle, song leader; Brenda Beck, prelude, offertory, Stan and Susan Roth family, gathering songs; Amy Liechty, children’s moment, “Are you a knocker or a puller?” Meditation, “The Power of the Spirit,” Jess Engle; sharing and prayer, Naomi Engle.

Wednesday: MYF, 5:30 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday; Austin Schaffner, acolyte; Larry Beck, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Diane Tinsman, liturgist. Message by David David.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Andrew Wyse, Hannah Grieser, acolytes; Bill Bostelman, Jim Grieser, Ralph and Bonnie Grieser, Jack and Joanne Spotts, ushers; Bob and Carol DeVries, Mark and Tammy Nofziger, greeters; Jan Lindsay, worship leader; Linda Rutledge, accompanist; Carol DeVries, children’s message. Sermon, “Prayer of Belief,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: SYF, 7 pm.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost worship service led by James Strawn. Levi Strawn, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist. Trevor Matthew Weirauch, infant son of Tyler and Rachelle, was adopted into the family of God through Holy Baptism.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Flowers in celebration of 35th anniversary of Wayne and Beth Lienau, organist. Baptism of Elyse Ryan Baden, daughter of Ryan and Katie. Sermon, “As For Me and My House…” Dale Kern. Presentation of youth mission to Buffalo, NY.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 20 Sunday in Ordinary Time were for intentions of Kathleen Specht and people of parish. Sermon, “The Main Purpose of the Eucharist,” Gary Ferguson. Kassidy, Jensyn, and Delaney Garrow, servers; Arlene Hicks, Juanita Arend, John Briskey, Jim Rivello, Theresa McColl, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Jake Grime, Frank Smith, lectors; Charles McColl, Dexter Krueger, Larry Miller, Earl Reiniche, ushers; Thom Singer, music. Rosary Altar Society met following Mass.

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