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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Operation Christmas Child video; Sam Reyes, worship leader. Message, “The Surprise of Jesus,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: praise and worship by Nick Hudson, Sara Kinsman and worship team and band. Video and 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: Ryan King, Cora King, Jackson Kelley, Andrew Roth, greeters; Pat King, worship leader; young adult praise band, music. Message, “Christ and the End!” Steve Heatwole

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Joyce Yoder, song leader; Chris Liechty, worship leader; Neil and Kathy Nofziger, Brad and Rachel Short, Greg Short, ushers; John and Ginger Dalton, Duane and Nedra Sauder, greeters; Jim Sauder, prelude, interlude, offering. Message, “Tending the Soul,” Jeff Kauffman.

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

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Tex and Dee Wyse, Arlene Zaerr, greeters; Kristi Miehls, music for gathering; Jim Roynon, song leader; Marsha Dowdy, worship leaders; Bill Holsopple, prayer; Brenda Short, Lynn and Anita Roth, arranged by Karen Grieser, scripture choral reading. Message, “Jesus Our Revelation and Living Word,” Tim Lehman.

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

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Brent Miller, greeter; Shelby Miller, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Marcia Lehman, worship leader; John King, song leader; Donna Friesen, scripture; Stetson and Lisa Aeschliman, “Sheep,” children’s moment. Meditation, “Make the Effort,” Jess Engle; Naomi Engle, prayer.

Wednesday: CQ, JYF, 6:30 pm; MYF, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: Ethan Hagans, acolyte; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Dick Selgo, liturgist. Message by David David.

Wednesday: Groundbreakers, 6:15 pm; JAM session, bell choir, 6:30 pm; chancel choir, 7:15 pm; high school youth, 7:30 pm; quartet rehearsal, 8 pm.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Kristina Blankenship, Adam Kinsman, acolytes; Scott Short, David and Nancy Lightner, Pete and Rachel Grieser, Rod and Joyce Kinsman, ushers; Duane and Linda Hayes, Doug and Nancy Rupp, greeters; Mike Meyer, worship leader, song leader; Lynn Christman, accompanist; Carol DeVries, children’s message. Service of infant dedication for Nathan Gregory Just, son of Adam and Sara; baptismal testimonies by Ricky Ruscigno, Ashley Short, Kinsey Smith; chancel choir, “A Song in the Morning.” Sermon, “There Are No Shortcuts,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: LOGOS, 5:50 pm; JYF, 6:30 pm; hand bells, hand chimes, 6:50 pm; Courageous Parents, SYF, 7 pm; life planning, 7 pm; adult hand bell choir, 7:30 pm.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost service led by James Strawn. Andrew Francis, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist. Following the service adult choir and Brass Angels handbell choir practiced.

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

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Pentecost Twenty worship with Holy Communion. Larry and Sandy Brandt; Dean and Kathy Genter, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Dave and Karen Keesbery, greeters; Jodi Walker, Josh Schlade, lectors; Andrew Beck, Taylor Miller, Blake Harwell, acolytes; Mary Grime, organist; children’s choir, led by Joetta Henry and Julie Patterson, preservice music; worship team, music. Sermon, “Living Transparently,” Dale Kern.

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

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time were for intentions of people of parish. Sermon, “Balancing Your Energy,” Tom Gordon. Mattie Thatcher, Emerson and Ian Radabaugh, Brittney Ramirez, servers; Donna Miller, Peaches Holland, Juanita Arend, Megan Cordes, John Smith, Arlene Hicks, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Donna Miller, Theresa McColl, lectors; Leonard Gustwiller, Sam Jaramillo, Charles McColl, Jim Rivello, ushers; Dick Thatcher family, greeters; Thom Singer, music; John Smith, rosary leader; Rosemary LaNeve, offertory.

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

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. Eliza Avers, acolyte; Tanya Howell, lector; Steve Basselman, organist/ pianist; bell choir anthem,” Jehova, Senor de los Cielos” with Christie Sevey, soloist and Adam Grisier, guitar. Children’s message and sermon, “You Don’t Really Want To Know,” Paul Reichert.

Wednesday: meal, 5:15 pm; informal worship, 6 pm; high school youth, Bible study, 6:30 pm.

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