Archbold, OH

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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: prelude; Nick Hudson, worship leader; Sarah Kinsman with worship team, “How Many Kings?” offertory; Logan Stuckey, Sarah Stuckey, testimony/ scripture/prayer. Message, “ Expectation- Responding Rightly to What Can Be Expected,” 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: MYF praise band, prelude; Judy Doehrmann, worship leader; Mark Beck, song leader; Nikki Aeschliman, children’s time; Anthony Stuckey, drama. Message, “Joseph, Man of Character,” Steve Heatwole.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Kevin Sauder, song leader; Randy and Barbara Bowman, worship leader; Neil and Kathy Nofziger, Brad and Rachel Short, Greg Short, ushers; Lonnie and Carol Short, Cork and Patsy Nofziger, greeters; Kathy Beck, Mary Gisel, Bonnie Stuckey, Bill Beck, musicians. Message, “If We Are The Branches…” Jeff Kauffman; prayer, Randy Stuckey.

Wednesday: bell practice, 5:45 pm; prayer, MYF, 6:45 pm.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Advent 2. Levi and Mary Lou Beck, Rod and Brenda Short family, greeters; Peg Bruner, prelude; Anita Roth, music for gathering; music team, song leader; Mary and Corey Short, worship leaders, children’s moment; Wanda Stopher, prayer. Message, “Refined by Fire: How Much Christmas Do You Really Want?” Tim Lehman.

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

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Corey and Jen Smeltzer family, greeters; MYF praise band, gathering songs; Wes and Pam Graber, worship leaders; Arlan Beck, song leader; flute ensemble, prelude/offertory; Emily Short, children’s moment, “Matilda Finds Peace.” Meditation, “Bring the Peace,” Jess Engle; prayer, Naomi Engle.

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

United Methodist

Sunday: Ethan Hagans, acolyte; Chris Vonier, sound/ video; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Mel Krill, liturgist. Message by David David.

Wednesday: Groundbreakers, 6:15 pm; JAM session, 6:30 pm; high school youth, 7:30 pm.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Second Sunday of Advent-41st Annual Sermon in Music. Dave and Karen Walker, lighting of Advent Wreath-The Candle of Peace; chancel choir numbers, “Angels,” “Noel,” “The Birthday of a King”; women’s quartet, “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear/Silent Night”; Norm Fether, Ed Ruffer, “Were You There on Christmas Night”; children’s hand chime choir, “O Little Town of Bethlehem”; junior hand bell choir, “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly”; Ed Ruffer, trombone solo, “Hallelujah Chorus/Joy to the World!” Advent message, “Mary: A Servant of God,” Kinsey Smith; Joel and Annie Foote, “Come On Ring Those Bells.”

Wednesday: life planning, 6 pm; children’s Christmas musical practice, JYF, 6:30 pm; SYF, 7 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Advent Two worship with Holy Communion. Preservice music by children’s choir, led by Julie Patterson, Joetta Henry, Lisa Walker; Larry and Sandy Brandt, Dean and Kathy Genter, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Karen Keesbery, greeters; Norm Beck, Mike Weaver, lectors; Levi Carmody, Lande Hancock, Blake Harwell, Kayla Beaverson, acolytes; music by worship team. Sermon, “Listening Heart,” Dale Kern.

Wednesday: Carolfeast, 6:15 pm; choir, 8:15 pm.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 2nd Sunday Advent were for intentions of Lowell and Barbara Merillat and Al and Ethel LaNeve. Sermon, “Easing The Way to Christ,” Tom Gordon. Liam Row, Caden Garrow, Brittney Ramirez, Alexa and Austin Wilson, Meggie Yoder, servers; Juanita Arend, John Briskey, Marguerite Lamberjack, Mari Yoder, Leonard Gustwiller, Donna Miller, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Mary Ann Thatcher, Theresa Mc- Coll, lectors; Earl Reiniche, Mike Coressel, Jim Rivello, Nick Wlasiuk, ushers; Judy Smith, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music.

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

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Second Sunday of Advent. Kenzie Short, acolyte; Noah Blankenship, lector; Steve Basselman, organist; Beth Reichert, pianist; Adam Grisier, djembe; chancel choir anthem, “He Shall Be Called.” Children’s message and sermon, “Preparing in the Rough Times,” Paul Reichert.

Wednesday: meal, 5:15 pm; informal worship, Welcome Place Kids, 6 pm; adult Bible study and adult bell choir, 6:30 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm.

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