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Archbold Evan. Mennonite

Sunday: Vicki Gramling, offertory; Natalie Rupp, special music, My Father’s Heart. Message, “Who Are We? Known by Great Commandment-Love!” by Brad Bame; choir, Teach Me To Love. Second service, Praiselude and worship through singing led by Worship Team Band; offertory and message same as first service.

Wednesday: Kids Connection Club, Jr. High Alive, Men Alive, adult Bible study, worship team practice, high school small groups.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Darian Oberlin, acolyte; Blessed Be Your Name, Praise kids; Grace Notes presentation: Richelle Avers, Will Collins, Sydney Ramirez, student compositions; Madeline Campbell, teacher; Moriah Reichert, solo/actress; Mackenzie Short, solo; Matthew Sevey, percussion; Cara Foor, Hannah Groeneweg, Braden Dunning, participant actors/singers; Mollie Busta, director; Jacob Badenhop, guitarist; Emily Grisier, soloist; Betsy Wyse, lector; Rick Breier, pianist; Michael Short, percussion; children’s sermon, gospel, Paul Reichert.

Wednesday: Meal, 5:15 p.m.; Grace Notes presentation, 6 p.m.; adult Bible study, children’s and high school activities, catechism, Bell choir practice, 6:30 p.m.; confirmation practice, 7 p.m.; Chancel choir, 7:30 p.m.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Jen Cobb and Anna Dowdy, prelude and offertory; Maurice Nafziger, worship leader; Randy Stuckey, chorister; Kelby Beck, Bean Creek Chicks, special music; dedication of Casin Nofziger, newborn son of Jon and Becky Nofziger. Message, “God Has A Plan,” by Judy Van Wagner and Lydia Torres from the Community Pregnancy Centers.

Wednesday: Life Planning meeting for youth and their mentors.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Joyce Yoder, song leader; Mike Zimmerman, worship leader; Maynard and Carolyn Sauder, Ilva King, Evelyn Rufenacht, greeters; Connor Wyse, Justin Nofziger, Rebekah Liechty, Aaron Zimmerman, Elizabeth Grieser, Zach Zimmerman, prelude; Karen Stuckey, interlude and offertory; Ruth Short, children’s story. Sermon, “What’s Your Call Number?” by Sherm Kauffman.

Wednesday: LOGOS, 5:30 p.m.; LOGOS Meal, 5:50 p.m.; CHAOS and MYF, 7 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Sarah Schoenhals and Music Team, preparing for worship; Wanda Stopher, welcome and greeting; Music Team and Duane Beck, praising God in song; Dan and Joetta Elliot, scripture reader. Sermon, “You Knit Me Together,” by Jeff Smith; Colleen Warren, story of grace.

Wednesday: JYF skating party, 6 p.m.; MYF, 7 p.m.

United Methodist

Sunday: Ruth Jones and Rachel Gunn, greeters; David Eicher, Brent Taylor, Kevin Schaffner, Brian Huffman, ushers; Gavin Morton, Evan Wyse, acolytes; Bill Walsh, liturgists; Chancel Choir. Message by David David.

Wednesday: Radical Hospitality team meeting, Groundbreakers, Applause Handbell choir, 6:30 p.m.; high school youth, 7 p.m.; Chancel choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Dinah Rice, Rachel Brader, acolytes; Chris Ott, Brent Winzeler, Chad and Michelle Short, Scott and JoAnn Short, ushers; Kelly and Betsy Ducey, Tom and Laura Johnson, greeters; Ilsa Grieser, Elaine Winzeler, song leaders; Tijuana mission trip presentation, women’s choir, He Never Failed Me Yet; Eric Buckenmeyer, Olley Short, confirmation presentations. Sermon, “Empowered to Decide.”

Wednesday: JYF, 6:30 p.m.; SYF, 7 p.m.; Chancel Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.; Men’s Choir practice, 8:15 p.m.; High School Guys small group, 8:15 p.m.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Wes and Ev Wyse, greeters; Julie Aeschliman, prelude; Praise Band, praise and worship songs; Camp Luz personnel presented children’s moment and the Mission moment. Meditation, “Birthed in Power: Joining the Community of the Spirit,” by Rick Stoner

Wednesday: JYF, 6:30 p.m.; MYF, 7 p.m.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Jodie Walker, Paul Schumm, lectors; Dave and Jayma Gobrogge, Gregg and Sarah Kruse, ushers; Mary Grime, organist; Dale Kern presented children’s talk and sermon.

Wednesday: Weekday school of Religion, 5:45; Question of Confirmands, 7:30.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for the Vigil and the Sixth Sunday of Easter Time were held and were for the intentions of Louis and Laura Stork and The First communicants and their families. Sermon, “A Great Thanksgiving,” by Gary Ferguson. Nathan Rosenbauer, Aaron and David Lauber, Danny Young, Ian and Emerson Radabaugh, servers; Ben and Julie Rosenbauer, Susan Saaf, John Smith, Denny Shannon, and Sheryl Lauber, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Linda Lauber and Gavin Grime, lectors; Nick Wlasiuk, Steve Case, Francis Coressel, and Richard Roth, ushers; John Smith, rosary leader; Madeline Helberg, Sydney Rupp, and MacKenna Whitacre, general intercessions., The First Communicants: Haley Doehrmann, Tony Pole, Mattie Thatcher and Bryce Williams, offertory. The Bell Choir consisting of the First Communicants closed the Mass with the playing of Let Us Break Bread Together.

Wednesday: Religious Education classes for Grades K-12.


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