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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: prelude; Nick Hudson, worship leader; “Just As I Am,” offertory. Message, “What Jesus Is Looking For,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: praise and worship by Nick Hudson, worship team and band. Offertory 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: Linda Stuckey, worship leader; Nancy Nofziger, song leader; Lynn Short, children’s time; Galen Nofziger, Mike Short, Andrew Spotts, Dave Votaw, Wise Men drama. Message, “Watching, Seeking, Worshipping,” Steve Heatwole.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Jim Sauder, song leader; John Baer, worship leader; Al and Ginny Liechty, Lonnie and Carol Short, Ty Yoder, ushers; Larry and Evelyn Rychener, Brent and Rhonda Gingerich, greeters; Karen Stuckey, Quinn Wyse, prelude, interlude, offering. Message by Jeff Kauffman; prayer, Randy Stuckey.

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

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Dean and Jeanette Beck, Terry and Donna King, greeters; Jen Nafziger, prelude; Kristi Miehls, song leader; Nancy Roynon, Gideon Myers, worship leader. Message, “Rise & Shine,” Wanda Stopher; Lee Short, prayer.

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

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Richard & Loraine Riegsecker, greeters; Marcia Lehman, Jakob Waidelich, prelude; MYF praise band, gathering songs; Laurie Nofziger, Donna Friesen, worship leaders; Jeff Roth, song leader. Meditation, “A Healthy Congregation, Part II,” Jess Engle; prayer, Naomi Engle.

Wednesday: MYF, JYF, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: Riah Short, acolyte; Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Debbie David, 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: Epiphany Sunday with Holy Communion. Caleb Wooley, Kendal Pursel, acolytes; Bill Bostelman, Ron and Karen Rice, Kathy Bostelman, Craig Grieser, Jon and Jan Lindsay, ushers; Ben and Sue Buehrer, Linda Heer, Carolyn Walker, greeters; Elaine Winzeler, song leader; Lynne Christman, accompanist; Tammy Nofziger, worship leader; Holly, Gabrielle and Olivia Deskins, special music, “Enough.” Sermon, Let’s Get Together!” Erich Christman;

Wednesday: Logos, 5:15 pm; family movie, 6 pm; SYF, 7 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Epiphany Sunday service led by James Strawn. Andrew Francis, acolyte; Levi Strawn, crucifer; Lois Badenhop, organist. Brass Angels handbell choir, directed by Mary Leininger, “Bright and Glorious Is the Sky.” Installation of church officers. Following the service a potluck was held with reception for new members.

Wednesday: jr. confirmation class, 6:30 pm.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Epiphany Sunday services. Jodi Walker, Josh Schlade, lectors. Congregation sang birthday song to those with January birthdays. Sr. choir led by Mary Grime, organist, sang “Beautiful Star.” Sermon, “Honest Heart,” Dale Kern.

Wednesday: weekday school of religion, Kingdom Kids, 5:45 pm; YLT, 6 pm; YIA, 7:30 pm; senior choir practice, 7:30 pm.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Epiphany of The Lord Sunday were for intentions of Pat Arend and Lowell & Barbara Merillat. Grace Lynn Graber, daughter of Shelby & Spencer, was baptized. Sermon, “The Way We See Things,” by Martin Nassr. Sam Jaramillo, Grace Ritta, Cassidy Baden, Liam Row, Bryce Williams, servers; Juanita Arend, John Briskey, Theresa McColl, Arlene Hicks, Jim Rivello, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Linda Lauber, Theresa McColl, lectors; Greg Grime, Nick Wlasiuk, Larry Miller, Earl Reniche, ushers; Dick & Evelyn Roth, greeters; Norbert Lisak, rosary leader.

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

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