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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: worship with Holy Communion. Prelude; Nick Hudson, “Awake Your Hearts,” offertory; Abe and Angela Wyse, testimony, scripture and prayer. Message, “Preparation,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: praise and worship by Nick Hudson, worship team and band; offertory, testimony 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: Judy Doehrmann, worship leader; Kelby Beck, song leader; high school and jr. high young women, special music. Message, “Mary, One Favored of God,” Steve Heatwole.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Joyce Yoder, song leader; Tom and Ruth Short, worship leader; Barbara Bowman, prayer; Kel Friesen, Elizabeth Grieser, Connor, Quinn and Michele Wyse, MYF musicians; Neil and Kathy Nofziger, Brad and Rachel Short, Greg Short, ushers; Duane and Nedra Sauder, Bob and Doris Ebersole, greeters. Message, “If We Are The Branches…” Jeff Kauffman; prayer, Randy Stuckey.

Wednesday: LOGOS, 5:30 pm; bell practice, 5:45 pm; LOGOS meal, 5:50 pm; prayer, 6:45 pm; caroling, 7 pm.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Advent 1. Levi and Mary Lou Beck, greeters; Carol Roth, prelude, offering; Jim Roynon, music for gathering; music team, song leader; Michael and Sarah Short, worship leaders, children’s moment, scripture; Char Roth, prayer. Message, “Living in Between,” Cliff Brubaker.

Wednesday: Awana family pizza, 6:15 pm; MYF, 6:30 pm; Awana, JYF, 6:45 pm; MYF, 7 pm.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Rex and Nancy Waidelich, greeters; Julie Aeschliman, prelude, offertory; adult praise band, gathering songs; Wes and Pam Graber, worship leaders; Arlan Beck, song leader; Stacy Nofziger (via skype), mission moment; Emily Short, Abby Nafziger, children’s moment. Meditation, “Where’s the Hope?” Naomi Engle; prayer, Jess Engle.

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

United Methodist

Sunday: Austin Schaffner, acolyte; Chris Vonier, sound/ video; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; David Rupp, 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: First Sunday of Advent with Holy Communion.

Caleb Wooley, Kristina Blankenship, acolytes; Scott Short, Doug and Nancy Rupp, Tom and Laura Johnson, Jon and Deb Rupp, ushers; Dave and Paige Miller, Eric and Sarah Nafziger, greeters; Linda Heer, worship leader; Linda Rutledge, song leader; Deb Schnitkey, accompanist; lighting of the Advent wreath-The Candle of Hope, Joe, Ashley and AJ Short, Matt, Kim, Brooke and Emily Hines; chancel choir, “Looking for the Light.” Sermon, “Gabriel: Messenger of God,” Erich Christman.

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

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Advent One. Carl and Pam Hurst, Tim and Pat Hausch, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Dave and Karen Keesbery, greeters; Pat/Terry Flory, Mike Weaver, lectors; Morgan Miller, Kyle Kinsey, Land Hulbert, acolytes; Michelle Kruse, organist; Jennifer Grime, chats with children; senior choir, “Watchman.” Baptismal service for Connor Julian Aschemeier, son of Karl and Sarah (Ritz). Sermon, “Forgiving Heart,” Dale Kern.

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

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and First Sunday of Advent for intentions of Pat Arend and blessings of Gary Ferguson. Sermon, “The Fullness of Life,” Gary Ferguson, assisted by Martin Nassr and Marguerite Lamberjack. Delaney, Jensyn, and Logan Garrow, Mattie Thatcher, Travis Jaramillo, Ian and Emerson Radabaugh, Austin Wilson, servers; John Yaney, Juanita Arend, Ruth Solarik, Jake Grime, Susan Saaf, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Judy Smith, Donna Miller, lectors; Keith Radabaugh, Jim Rivello, Frank and John Smith, ushers; John Smith, rosary leader; Ferguson family, offertory; special song, “Thank You,” dedicated to Gary Ferguson.

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

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