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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Trey Sonnenberg, worship leader; Bev Nelson, Marcia Cody, worship team, music leader, special music, “Emmanuel;” Deb Neuenschwander, children’s message. Message, “Recognition: Now Missing What’s Important,” Jesse Kahler.

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: Linda Stuckey, worship leader; Erika Nofziger, Brittany Spotts, song leader; Nikki Aeschliman, children’s time; K- 6th graders, special music; drama, Joe Graber, Kathy King as the innkeeper and his wife. Message by Gloria Beck.

Wednesday: MYF; JYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Kevin Sauder, song leader; Emily Kauffman, worship leader; Neil and Kathy Nofziger, Jeff and Danielle Wyse, Greg Short, ushers; Ilva King, Jan Nofziger, Dan and Karen Ruth, greeters; musicians Michelle Wyse, Kurt Nofziger, Mim Beck, Gabe Short, Brodie Nofziger, Emily Kauffman, David Bontrager, prelude, interlude, offering; Jill Wade, children’s message; Carolyn Snyder, prayer.

Wednesday: bell practice, 5:45 pm; life planning, 6 pm.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Russ and Kristi Miehls family, Al and Tammy Riegsecker family, greeters; chime choir, prelude, special music, offering; Randy Nafziger and music team, song leader; Lincoln and Shirley Nafziger, worship leader, children’s moment, prayer. Message, “Surprised by Joy: Who Can Really Believe It?” Tim Lehman.

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

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Dave and Sharon Sauder, greeters; Pam Graber, Marie Engle, prelude, offering; P33:3, gathering songs; Eric and Marcia Lehman, worship leaders; Eric Lehman, song leader; Emily Short, Lori King, children’s moment, “Matilda Finds Joy.” Meditation, “Oh the Joy!” Jess Engle; prayer, Naomi Engle.

Wednesday: MYF, JYF, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: Ryan Trevino, acolyte; Karlin Wyse, sound/ video; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Alyssa Ziegler, liturgist. Message by David David.

Wednesday: children’s pageant rehearsal, 6 pm; Groundbreakers, 6:15 pm; JAM session, 6:30 pm; chancel choir, 7:15 pm; high school youth, 7:30 pm.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Third Sunday of Advent. Andrew Wyse, Darby Steven, acolytes; Scott Short, Doug and Nancy Rupp, Jim Grieser, Mark and Tammy Nofziger, Jack Spotts, ushers; Dave and Paige Miller, Eric and Sarah Nafziger, greeters; Elaine Winzeler, song leader; Lynne Christman, accompanist; Jenna Storrer, worship leader; Karen Rice, children’s message;

Gary and Judy Sears, Joel and Beth Wanemacher, lighting of Advent Wreath- The Candle of Joy; Kim Rosales, special music, “Mary Did You Know.” Sermon, “Joseph: A Man of God,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: SYF, 7 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Advent Three. Music by junior choir led by Linda Grime; Mike and Sue Miller; Gene and Barb May, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Tim and Pat Hausch, greeters; Norm Beck, Mike Weaver, lectors; Morgan Miller, Travis Wagner, Lauren Lands, acolytes; Beth Lienau, organist. Sermon, “God-Intoxicated Heart,” Dale Kern. Chancel flowers given by Dean and Diane Miller in honor of their anniversary.

Wednesday: pre-service, 6:30 pm; Christmas premiere, 7 pm.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 3rd Sunday in Advent Time were held for intentions of Lowell and Barbara Merillat and Randy Grime. Sermon, “Rejoice, Be Joyful,” Martin Nassr. Mattie Thatcher, Sam Jaramillo, Liam Row, Madeline Schrickel, Cassidy Williams, servers; John Briskey, Charles and Theresa McColl, Susan Saaf, Karen Dominique, Arlene Hicks, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Jake Grime, Dexter Krueger, lectors; Earl Reiniche, Loman Radabaugh, John and Frank Smith, ushers; Thom Singer, music; Theresa Bennett, rosary leader; Mike and Bridgette Schrickel, offertory.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Third Sunday of Advent. Sunday School Christmas program, “For the Glory of the King,” directed by Jen Basselman. Noah Blankenship, acolyte; Molly Conway, Michelle Robinson, lighting the advent wreath; Kenzie Short, lector; Steve Basselman, organist, pianist; Jim, Janet, Stuart Wyse, ushers; Maura Riley, Jillian Schweitzer, MacKenna Whitacre, greeters. Christmas brunch followed worship hosted by women of St. Martin’s.

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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