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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: prelude; Nick Hudson, worship leader, scripture; Jerry Lugbill, prayer; offertory, “It Is Well,” worship band. Message, “Kingdom Thinkers,” Jesse Kahler and Steve Nelson, guest pastor from Brookside Church, Fort Wayne, Ind. Second service: praise and worship by Nick Hudson, worship team and band; “The Stand,” “It Is Well,” 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: Bill Stuckey, prelude, offertory; Judy Doehrman, worship leader; Nancy Nofziger, song leader; Rick Wyse, childrens lesson. Message by Chris and Julia Richer.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Tim Yoder, worship leader; Al and Ginny Liechty, Lonnie and Carol Short, Ty Yoder, ushers; David and Lou Ann Kanagy, Lauren and Helen Bowman, greeters; Joyce Yoder, prelude, interlude. Dedication of Violet Frey, daughter of Kevin and Lindsay; Larry Wyse, prayer; Bill and Kathy Beck, offering; Emily and Andy Yoder-Horst, mission moment. Message, “Stewardship and Generosity: Is It Oil and Water?” Jeff Kauffman. Phil Rich family in memory of Gwen Rich gave flowers.

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

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Terry and Donna King, Sandy Sauder, greeters; Sid Ramirez, music for gathering; Duane Beck, song leader; Diane Nafziger, Stephanie Klopfenstein, Steve Nafziger, worship leaders; Tracy Zuvers, Gideons sharing. Commissioning of Kirsten Stopher; prayer team, prayer. Message, “We Are a Community of God’s Compassion,” Tim Lehman; Sid Ramirez, Peg Bruner, offering.

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

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Luke and Marilyn Yoder, greeters; adult praise band, gathering songs; Julie Aeschliman, prelude, offertory; Jo and Barney Frey, worship leaders; Dave Sauder, song leader; Marla Miller, childrens moment. Meditation, “Family Talk,” Naomi Engle; prayer, Jess Engle.

Wednesday: MYF, JYF, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: Alyssa Ziegler, acolyte; Julie Brink, sound/ video; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Mark Hagans, 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.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Lighting of Candles and Ringing of Bells. Caleb Wooley, Camden Warncke, acolytes; Tom Johnson, Gary and Judy Sears, Tom and Laura Johnson, Jon and Deb Rupp, ushers; Rollie and Suzette Nafziger, Scott and JoAnn Short, greeters; Mike Meyer, song leader; Deb Schnitkey, accompanist; Tammy Nofziger, worship leader; Tony and Leila Frank, mission moment; chancel choir, “God Will Make a Way.” Sermon, “Reliability,” Erich Christman.

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

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: All Saints Sunday worship. Carl and Pam Hurst, Tim and Pat Hausch, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Dave and Karen Keesbery, greeters; Julie Patterson, Jody Hulbert, lectors; Andrew Beck, Lauren Lands, Taylor Miller, acolytes; Randy Miller, Gene Giffey, special music in honor of Dale Kern’s pastorage; sr. choir, “Hand in Hand,” led by Mary Grime, organist; sermon, “Doing Amazing,” Dale Kern; chancel flowers given by Suzanne and Roger Johnson. YIA spaghetti meal and voters meeting followed the service.

Wednesday: weekday school, Kingdom Kids, 5:45 pm; womens church banquet, 6:30 pm; sr. choir, 7:30 pm.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time were for intentions of Giroma Neta and Robert and Pauline Bloom; Fred Deuschel, was presiding pastor; sermon, “Let God Into Your Heart,” Andy McMahon, deacon. Cassidy Baden, Caden and Kassidy Garrow, Garrett and Gavin Grime, Julia Lambert, servers; John Briskey, Theresa McColl, Arlene Hicks, John Downey, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Mary Ann Thatcher, Frank Smith, lectors; Earl Reiniche, Greg Grime, Charles McColl, John Smith, ushers; Thom Singer, music; special presentation by Margaret Lamberjack; Benilda and Frank Smith, offertory. Breakfast followed mass.

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

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: All Saints Sunday. Maura Riley, acolyte; Cecile Rohrs, lector; choir anthem, “Soon and Very Soon,” Beth Reichert, accompanist. Sermon, “Stuck in the Stink,” Paul Reichert. Celebration of Holy Communion; blessing of Dana Bjorlin, pastor, as he goes on a mission to Tanzania.

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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