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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson, worship leader. Drama directed by Donna Kinsman. Message, “The Pricey Purchase,” 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: Kimberly Wyse, prelude, offertory; Pat Nafziger, worship leader; Nancy Nofziger, chorister; drama arranged by Mark Beck. Message, “Rally Support to Thrive,” Steve Heatwole.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Lori Bontrager, worship leader; Abigail Huerta, Connor and Quinn Wyse, Ella Nafziger, Gerald and Karen Short, Ned and Mary Gisel, Mary Ann Miller, readers; Al and Ginny Liechty, Lonnie and Carol Short, Ty Yoder, ushers; Neil and Kathy Nofziger, Merle and Charlene Short, greeters; Bonnie Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offering; Abigail Huerta, childrens message.

Wednesday: MYF and senior Sunday planning, 6:45 pm.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Cody Stuckey, Ethan Zaerr, Dylan Miller, greeters; Anita, Kate and Leah Roth, prelude; Anita Roth and music team, song leader; Amber Wonderly, worship leader; Peter Graber, childrens moment. Message, “Living into a the New Jerusalem.” Steve Nafziger, prayer; Duane, Clare, Gave, and Levi Beck, offering.

Wednesday: MYF, 7 pm.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Jim and Jane King, greeters; Brenda Beck, Jordan Bontrager, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Mary, Evan, John and Ryan Rufenacht, worship leaders; John King, song leader; Naomi Engle, childrens moment. Meditation, “Power of Friendship,” Jess Engle; prayer, Naomi Engle.

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

United Methodist

Sunday: Connor Hagans, acolyte; Julie Brink, sound/ video; Cindy Rose, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Dick Selgo, liturgist. Message by David David.

Wednesday: Groundbreakers, 6:15 pm; bell choir, 6:30 pm; chancel choir, 7:15 pm; high school youth, 7:30 pm.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Leah Hall, Kristina Blankenship, acolytes; Bill Bostelman, Ed and Deb Overmier, Kathy Bostelman, Ryan and Jill Holdgreve, Tim Kleck, ushers; Jay and Karla Pursel, Kyle and Jenna Storrer, greeters; Becca Grieser, worship leader, Ed Ruffer, song leader; Lynne Christman, accompanist. Confirmands Darby Stevens, scripture, prayer, offertory; Toby Walker, prayer, scripture; Camden Warncke, 2013 confirmation class creed; Becca Grieser, Darby Stevens, childrens message; “Lord Be Glorified,” chancel choir. Presentations by confirmands Lynne Stuckey, Stevens, Andrew Wyse, Walker, Grieser, Warncke.

Wednesday: family movie, life planning, 6 pm; SYF, 7 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm; mens chorus, 8:15 pm.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Sixth Sunday service led by James Strawn. Andrew Francis, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist. Altar flowers by Cave and Carma Grime in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Confirmation Service. Mike and Susan Miller, Tim and Pat Hausch, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Dave and Karen Keesbery, greeters; Karen Keesbery, Tim Hausch, lectors; Taylor Miller, Lande Hancock, acolytes; Jennifer Grime, childrens talk. Sermon, “Mustard Seed Faith,” Dale Kern. Confirmands: Kayla Beaverson, Levi Carmody, Blake Harwell, Kyle Kinsey, Lauren Lands, Morgan Miller, Madison VanScoder, Amber Wendt.

Wednesday: VBS staff meeting, 7:30 pm.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 6th Sunday of Easter Time were for intentions of Thanh Trinh and Janice Kleman. Sermon, “Don’t Worry Be Happy,” Martin Nassr. Alexa and Austin Wilson, Jessen Black, Garrett and Gavin Grime, servers; Susan Saaf, Jeff Schmitt, Ruth Solarik, Denny Shannon, Frank Smith, Diana Sessen, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Evelyn Roth, Matt Shields, lectors; Chuck McColl, Earl Reiniche, Bryan Miller, Pete Grime, ushers; Diane Sessen, Dotie Young, Juanita Arend, Helen Dalton, greeters; Judy Smith, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Juanita Arend, Pat Cousino, offertory.

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

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Sixth Sunday of Easter and affirmation of baptism/confirmation for Eliza Avers, Maura Riley, Michelle Robinson, Jillian Schweitzer and Mackenzie Short. Gwen Grisier, lector; MacKenna Whitacre and Molly Conway, acolytes; Steve Basselman, organist; Beth Reichert, choir accompanist; chancel choir, “He Never Failed Me Yet,” Peg Bjorlin, soloist. Childrens sermon and message, “Ongoing Instruction For All of Us,” Paul Reichert.

Wednesday: meal, 5:15 pm; informal worship, 6 pm; adult bell choir, 6:30 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm.

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