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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: praiselude, “Hosanna,” and offertory, “Here With Me,” Cameron Bible. Message, “Striving for Rest,” Jesse Kahler.

Wednesday: Men Alive, worship team practice.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Third Sunday after Pentecost. Ann May, Justin Thatcher, Ethan Meyer, Kelsey Sevey, Brittany Thatcher, 2008 graduates honored/communion assistants. Installation of congregational leaders. Darian Oberlin, acolyte; Steve Basselman, worship coordinator; Melanie Nagel, keyboard; Cindy Heckel, lector; Jacob Thatcher, percussion; Deb Schnitkey, vocalist; Janet Wyse, Merle Short, Butch Blankenship, ushers;

Children’s message and sermon, “The Storms Are Coming Anyway,” Paul Reichert, pastor.

Wednesday: Blue jean church and meal, 5:30 p.m.; Knit Wits, 6:30 p.m.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Prelude, Renee Masters; Curt Beck, worship leader; Don Beck, chorister; Krista Suydam, special music. Message: “Honoring the King,” Cliff Brubaker.

Wednesday: Mennonite Women meet; MYF service night doing projects for Vacation Bible School.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Barb Stuckey, welcome; God’s Gift of Church through Song, Melissa Valentine. God’s Gift of Church through the Word: Benny, Josie, and Mikala Avina, Doug and Norma Kauffman, Shem Neuenschwander, Elise Sauder, Austin Short, Roger and Doris Short, Ron, Mary and Amanda Short, Ed and Karen Stamm, Jason Stuckey, participants; arranged by Karen Grieser. God’s Gift of Church through Pastors, Wanda Stopher and Jeff Smith; God’s Gift of Church through Prayer, Wanda Stopher; God’s Gift of Church through Special People, Amy Bennet; offertory, Sid Ramirez. Message: “The Gift,” Jeff Smith.

Wednesday: MYF, 7 p.m.

United Methodist

Sunday: Nicole Babcock, Anne Grisez, Laura Wyse, greeters; Dale and Lynne Leu, John and Anna Funk, ushers; Krista Leupp and Caroline Vonier, acolytes; Skip Leupp, liturgist; Colleen Bernath, organist; Claire Morton, Cindy Rose, Mark Erbskorn, Steve Van Sickle, quartet; Diane Tinsman, Steve Van Sickle, drama. Message: David David.

Wednesday: Chancel choir, 7:30 p.m.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for Vigil and Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time for intentions of people of the parish and Joan Corkle. Sermon: “Doing the Right Thing,” Gary Ferguson, pastor. Jensyn and Logan Garrow, Grace, Ellen, and Meggie Yoder, participants; Jim Rivello, John Briskey, Amelia Avina, Arlene Hicks, John Downey, Mari Yoder, servers; Mary Ann Thatcher, Donna Miller, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Mike Britenriker, Jr., Kevin Seibert, Larry Miller, Steve Schroeder, lectors; Tom Singer, usher; Karen and Jake Dominique, offertory.

Wednesday: rosary recited in morning followed by Mass for intentions of Pat Arend.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Kinsey Smith, acolyte; Susie Enderle, Bill and Kathy Bostelman, Ralph and Bonnie Grieser, ushers; Tim and Sue Grieser, Ed and Dianne Wyrick, greeters; Tim Rutledge, song leader; Linda Rutledge, worship leader. Sermon: “To Infinity and Beyond.”

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Luke and Marilyn Yoder, greeters; Jessica Short, prelude; recognition of 2008 seniors: Christian Beck, Jessica Bixler, Joshua Bruner, Seth Graber, Dustin Kauzlick, Morgan Lantz, Justin Roth. Meditation, “Meet Jesus Face to Face,” Tim Lehman, pastor.

Wednesday: MW meets, 9 a.m.; Visitation ministry team, MYF, 7 p.m.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m.: baccalaureate services honoring college graduate Mark Kruse, and high school grads, Austin Baden, Hannah Smith, Lucas Cameron, Wade Gobrogge, and Micah Grime; John Holyer, guest pastor; Mary Grime, organist; altar flowers donated by Wayne and Beth Lienau.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Sherm Kauffman, remembering; Chris Liechty, lament in song; “He Never Failed Me Yet,” Cheryl Britsch, soloist and choir; “You Raise Me Up,” Cheryl Britsch and Kevin Sauder, and choir; Lori Bontrager, children’s focus. Sermon: “Cultivating Connections,” Sherm Kauffman. Kevin Sauder, song leader; Howard and Carolyn Snyder, worship leaders; Jerry and Ladonna Andres, Duane Sauder, Tony Sauder, Ruben Yoder, ushers; Maynard and Carolyn Sauder, Bob and Doris Ebersole, greeters.

Wednesday: Fellowship Commission, 3:30 p.m.; elders, 5 p.m.; worship commission, 7 p.m.

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