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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: prelude; Nick Hudson, worship leader; ensemble offertory; Dan Yoder, Jack Graf, scripture readers. Message, “Do You Hear?” Jesse Kahler; Gideon presentation, Tracy Zuver. Second service: praise and worship, offertory by Sara Kinsman and worship team and band; Travis Spallinger, scripture reader. Message and Gideon presentation 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: Buffy Riley, prelude and offertory; Ross Wyse, worship leader; Jenn Cobb, song leader; Lisa Waidelich, children’s lesson; Andrea Schnitkey, scripture. Message, “In the thick of it!” Steve Heatwole

Wednesday: life planning.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: 1 AD, prelude, interlude, offering; Joyce Yoder, song leader; Phil Rich, worship leader; Neil and Kathy Nofziger, Brad and Rachel Short, Greg Short, ushers; Merle and Charlene Short, Glen Nafziger, greeters; Al Liechty, prayer. Message, “Tending Community,” Jeff Kauffman; prayer, Randy Stuckey.

Wednesday: Family meal, 5:30 pm; prayer, 6:45 pm; life planning, 7 pm; Bible study, 7:15 pm.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Arlene Zaerr, Jack Young, Deb Kauffman, greeters; music team, music for gathering; Anita Roth, song leader; Ron Zaerr, worship leader; Pete and Shirley Nofziger, Jacob Nafziger, Sid and Shawn Ramirez, scripture drama. Message, “Live in the Kingdom of Jesus,” Tim Lehman.

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

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Richard and Loraine Riegsecker, greeters; Brenda Beck, prelude, offertory; adult praise band, gathering songs; Ruth Nafziger, Ryeana Klopfenstein, worship leaders; John King, song leader; Janet Myers, children’s moment, “We Are One.” Meditation, “How Are We Doing, Church?” Jess Engle; prayer, Naomi Engle.

Wednesday: MYF life planning, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: Ryan Trevino, acolyte; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Emily Creech, 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: Andrew Short, Toby Walker, acolytes; Scott Short, David and Nancy Lightner, Pete and Rachel Grieser, Rod and Joyce Kinsman, ushers; Keith and Kelli Kunts, Doug and Nancy Rupp, greeters; Jan Lindsay, worship leader; Elaine Winzeler, song leader; Lynn Christman, accompanist; Karen Rice, children’s message; hand chimes, “Count Your Blessings”; hand bells, “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name”; Jeff Smith, Gideon sharing. Sermon, “Seeing What God Has Made,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: LOGOS, 5:50 pm; JYF, 6:30 pm; junior choir, 6:50 pm; SYF, 7 pm; adult handbells, 7:30 pm.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: 21st Sunday after Pentecost service led by James Strawn. Levi Strawn, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist. Altar flowers given by Madelaine Leininger family in memory of Arnold Leininger; Gary Griffin, Gideon speaker. Following the service adult choir and Brass Angels handbell choir practiced.

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

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Pentecost Twenty One Worship/Mission/Expansion. Mike and Sue Miller, Gene and Barb May, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Dave and Karen Keesbery, greeters; Jodi Walker, Josh Schlade, lectors; Levi Carmody, Brodie Miller, Kyle Kinsey, Lande Hancock, acolytes. Preservice music, jr. choir, led by Michelle Kruse; Jennifer Grime, chats with children. Sermon, “Being Unconventional,” Dale Kern. Country Corner Crafts luncheon and sale followed the service.

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

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time were for intentions of Lowell and Barbara Merillat and people of parish. Sermon, “What Can You Do To Be A Better Disciple,” Bob Holden. Brice Williams, Grace Ritta, Alexa and Austin Wilson, servers; Sam Jaramillo, John Briskey, Theresa McColl, Susan Saaf, Donna Miller, Frank Smith, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Evelyn Roth, Peg Hines, lectors; Earl Reiniche, Charles McColl, Jim Rivello, Mike Wilson, ushers; Judy Smith, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Susan Bernath, offertory.

Wednesday: St. Peter Parish Council, religious education classes for K-12, 6:30 pm.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost. Maura Riley, acolyte; Gwen Grisier, lector; Moriah Reichert, prelude music, “Love Never Fails,”; Steve Basselman, organist/ pianist; Adam Grisier, guitar; Matt Sevey, percussion; Ellie Sonnenberg, keyboard; Hanna Blankenship, offering music, “Hallelujah,”; children’s choir, “I Will Call Upon the Lord.” Children’s message and sermon, “But the Racetrack is Over There,” Paul Reichert.

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



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