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Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Judy Doehrmann, worship leader; young adult praise band, song leader; Nikki Aeschliman, childrens time; special music by preschoolers; Mark and Brad Graber, Luke and Joel Wheeler, drama. Message by Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Gary and Robin Wyse, greeters; brass ensemble, prelude; Arlen Beck, song leader, Christmas songs; Wes and Pam Graber, worship leaders; Emily Short, Ed and Amy Leichty, childrens moment, “Matilda Finds Love.” Meditation, “Notice the Love,” Naomi Engle; special music by Sunday School class choir, prayer, Jess Engle.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Fourth Sunday in Advent service led by James Strawn. Andrew Francis, acolyte; Hannah Carothers, organist. Following the service adult choir and Brass Angels handbell choir practiced. Christmas caroling and pizza followed.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 4th Sunday in Advent Time were for intentions of Lowell and Barbara Merillat and Rita Marie Burns. Sermon by Martin Nassr. Alexa and Austin Wilson, Jessen Black, Travis Jaramillo, Garrett and Gavin Grime, servers; Donna Miller, Ruth Solarik, Nick Wlasiuk, Sam Jaramillo, Frank Smith, John Yaney, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Jake Grime, Dexter Krueger, lectors; A.J. Dammon, Troy Double, Andy and Steve Dominique, ushers; Mike Schrickel, Dick Roth families, greeters; Thom Singer, music; Pat Cousino, rosary leader.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Advent. Lynne Stuckey, Camden Warncke, acolytes; Scott Short, Doug and Nancy Rupp, Jim Grieser, Mark and Tammy Nofziger, Jack Spotts, ushers; Dave and Paige Miller, Jim and Betsy Redd, greeters; Mike Meyer, song leader; Deb Schnitkey, accompanist; Deb Kauffman, childrens message; special music, Joel Foote, “A Candle In My Heart”; Rodney, Joyce, Matthew and Adam Kinsman, Greg, Kim, Michael, Cayla and Toby Walker, lighting of Advent Wreath-The Candle of Love; chancel choir, “Good Christian Men, Rejoice!” Sermon, “Joseph: A Child of God,” Erich Christman.

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