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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: World Communion Sunday. Prelude; Jesse Kahler, worship leader; Vicki Gramling, offertory. Message, “Shattering the Status Quo,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: praise and worship by Nick Hudson, worship team and band; “Be the Center,” offertory. Message same as first service.

Wednesday: Alive for Guys and Gals, worship team practice, Connection Club for pre-K thru grade 6, Jr. High Alive, high school small groups, Journey for All.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Darin King, prelude and offertory; Jeff Wyse, worship leader; Pete King, song leader; Angie Wyse, scripture reader; Gloria Beck, children’s time. Message, “Participating in Hope,” Steve Heatwole.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Joyce Yoder, song leader; John Yoder, worship leader; Neil and Kathy Nofziger, Brad and Rachel Short, Greg Short, ushers; Tom and Bonnie Stuckey, Howard and Carolyn Snyder, greeters; Caleb, Joshua, and Rebekah Liechty, prelude, interlude, offering; “Jesu, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts,” choir. Message, “Joyfully Following Jesus,” Mona Sauder; communion.

Wednesday: LOGOS, 5:30 pm; LOGOS meal, 5:50 pm; CHAOS, MYF, prayer, 6:45 pm; Bible study, 7:15 pm.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Marv and Sharon Lantz, Tex and Dee Wyse, greeters; Steve Nafziger, song leader; Brent Ringenberg, worship leader; Randy Nafziger and music team, song leader; Karla Ringenberg, children’s lesson; Lauren Stuckey, offertory. Sermon, “Jesus Our Source and Our Center,” Tim Lehman; Sandra Beck, prayer; communion.

Wednesday: Awana family pizza, 6:15 pm; Awana, JYF, 6:45 pm; MYF, 7 pm.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Keith and Janet Myers family, greeters; Faye Grater, prelude, offertory; Jane Sauder, worship leader; John King, song leader; MYF praise band, gathering songs; children’s moments, “Lost and Found,” Amy Leichty. Meditation, “The Prodigal Son,” Jess Engle; prayer, Wes Graber.

Wednesday: MYF, JYF, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: Austin Schaffner, acolyte; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Liz Leupp, liturgist. Message by David David.

Wednesday: Groundbreakers, JAM session, high school youth, 6:30 pm; mixed quartet, 7 pm.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Caleb Wooley, Kendal Pursel, acolytes; Scott Short, David and Nancy Lightner, Rod and Joyce Kinsman, Olley and Meridith Short, ushers; Doug and Nancy Rupp, Phyllis Swietzer, Carolyn Walker, greeters; Jim Redd, song leader, worship leader; Deb Schnitkey, accompanist; communion; chancel choir, “God So Loved the World.” Sermon, “Be Still,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: LOGOS, 5:50 pm; baptism class, JYF, 6 pm; life planning, 7 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost service led by James Strawn. Levi Strawn, acolyte; Hannah Carothers, organist; “Oh For a Thousand Tongues to Sing,” and “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow,” Brass Angels handbell choir, directed by Mary Leininger.

Wednesday: jr. confirmation class, 6:30 pm.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Pentecost Nineteen worship with Holy Communion. Carl and Pam Hurst, Tim and Pat Hausch, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Dave and Karen Keesbery, greeters; Jodi Walker, Josh Schlade, lectors; Morgan Miller, Amber Wendt, Laney Hancock, acolytes; chats with children, Jennifer Grime; “Live with More Love,” senior choir; Mary Grime, organist. Sermon, “Staying Steady,” Dale Kern.

Wednesday: weekday school, Kingdom Kids, YLT, 5:45 pm; choir, YIA, 7:30 pm.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time were for intentions of Randy Grime and Paul Nafziger. Sermon, “Why Is There Married Life?” by Bob Holden. Caden and Kassidy Garrow, servers; John Downey, Mari Yoder, John Smith, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Theresa McColl, lector; Russ Lambert, Jake Grime, ushers; Thom Singer, music; Jake Grime family, greeters; Evelyn Roth, rosary leader; Peg Hines, Maura Carter, Jason Grime, offertory.

Wednesday: religious education classes for K-12, 6:30 pm.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Eliza Avers, acolyte; Amy Robison, lector; Beth Reichert, pianist; Steve Basselman, organist; chancel choir anthem, “Jesus Loves Me,” with Frank D’Ambrosia, saxophone; Erin Erbskorn, communion music. Children’s message and sermon, “It’s Not Rules, It’s the Law,” Paul Reichert

Wednesday: meal, 5:15 pm; informal worship, 6 pm; high school Bible study and adult bell choir, 6:30 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm.



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