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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: prelude; Trey Sonnenberg, worship leader; Sara Kinsman, scripture. Message, “Irreversible,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: praise and worship by Nick Hudson, worship team and band. Message same as first service. Dedication of children: Xander Isaac Valle and Haylee Marie Valle, children of Jeremy and Lisa Espinoza; Wyatt Arthur Stuckey, son of Luke and Janessa; and Liam Mark Kahler, son of Jesse and Cindy.

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: music, Kauffman praise band, Kathy King, Buffy Riley, Sherman Hathaway, Mike Michelson, Steve Waidelich, Joe Graber, Al Stuckey, Randy & Becky Kauffman; Brian Rufenacht, worship leader; prayer of sending for John and Jenny Stuckey, leaving for service work in MDS. Presentation of rose for Carson Stuckey, son of Anthony and Ashley. Message by Gloria Beck.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Joyce Yoder, song leader; Cara Ulrich, worship leader; Neil and Kathy Nofziger, Brad and Rachel Short, Greg Short, ushers; Don and Mary Oesch, Artie and Kathy Short, greeters; Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offering; Cara Ulrich, children’s time; Jeff Kauffman, prayer. Message, “Choose Life,” Ellen Lamberjack, guest speaker.

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

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Jack Young, Deb Kauffman, greeters; Tyson Stuckey family, worship leaders; baby dedication of Grant Thomas Cover, son of Brandon and Amy; Kristi Miehls, song leader; Monica Miller, children’s lesson. Sermon, “United as Disciples of Jesus (Tsunami Christians),” Tim Lehman; Steve Nafziger, prayer; Cody Stuckey, offering.

Wednesday: Awana, JYF, 6:45 pm; MYF, 7:30 pm.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Carmela and Wyatt Cerda, greeters; Gary and Robin Wyse, Stacy, Levi, and Abby Nafziger, worship leaders; Christian Campus house worship team from Trine, prelude, gathering songs; John King, song leader; Shelby Miller, children’s moments; Jakob Waidelich, offertory; special music, “Courageous,” signed by Stacy Wyse. Meditation, “The Real Thirst Quencher,” Travis Wilhelm, special speaker; prayer, Jess Engle.

Wednesday: MYF, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: Austin Welch, acolyte; Karlin Wyse, sound/ video; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Mel Krill, liturgist. Message by Allen Rutter.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Darby Stevens, Lynn Stuckey, acolytes; Scott Short, David and Nancy Lightner, Pete and Rachel Grieser, Rod and Joyce Kinsman, ushers; Keith and Kelli Kuntz, Doug and Nancy Rupp, greeters; Lynn Christman, song leader; Deb Schnitkey, accompanist; Deb Kauffman, children’s message; adult hand bell choir, “With Praises Ring, “Rejoice.” Sermon, “Real Friendship,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: LOGOS, 5:50 pm; SYF, 6 pm; JYF, 6:30 pm; jr. choir, 6:50 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Reformation Sunday service led by James Strawn. Zachary Torres, crucifer, Levi Strawn, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist; adult choir, directed by Shari Leininger, sang “Blessed Assurance.” Altar flowers given to the glory of God by Ruth Grossheim in loving memory of Herman Grossheim. Congregational meeting and potluck followed the service.

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

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: worship with Holy Communion. Mary Grime, organist led sr. choir, “God’s Word is Our Great Heritage,” and “A Mighty Fortress.” Sermon, “Wanting The Best,” Dale Kern.

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

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 30th Sunday in Ordinary

Time were for intentions of Randy Grime and people of parish. Sermon, “Listen To My Plea,” Randy Shepherd. Alexa and Austin Wilson, Delaney, Jensyn, and Logan Garrow, servers; John Smith, John Briskey, Ruth Solarik, John Yaney, Juanita Arend, Mari Yoder, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Judy Smith, Theresa McColl, lectors; Frank Smith, Leonard Gustwiller, Mike Schrickel, ushers; Thom Singer, music; Lonnie Short family, Steve and Barb Dominique, greeters; Theresa Bennett, rosary leader.

Wednesday: religious education classes for K-12, with mass and parade for All Saints Day Celebration, 6:30 pm.



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