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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Confidence in Christ Alone,” Nate Hamblin, Neighborhood Church, Adrian, Mich.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Scoot, Kelsey, Tobin, Braylin & Lennox King, Levi & Mary Lou Beck, greeters; Kristi Miehls and music team, music; Dan Sensenig, childrens lesson; Shirley Nofziger, worship leader; Aaron Miller, Maddyson Miehls, Abby Elkins, Justice Beck, scripture readers. Dedication of Micah Short, son of Mark & Alysa. Message, “Stories of Persecution Across Space and Time,” Regina Wenger.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Jen Cobb, prelude & offertory; Mike & Linda Stuckey, Josiah Dahl, Josh Wyse, greeters; Brian Rufenacht, worship leader; Nancy Nofziger, chorister; Donna Smith, scripture reader. Message, “A King for Israel; Round 2,” Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Brad & Tina Rufenacht family, greeters; Pam Graber, song leader, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Greg Waidelich, worship leaders; Stephanie Bartsch, mission moment; Joyclyn Nafziger, childrens moment. Meditation, “Searching for Life,” Ed Liechty; sharing and prayer, Gary Wyse.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Graduate Sunday. Bill Beck, prelude, interlude, offering; Jim Sauder, song leader; Max & Brenda Aeschliman, Ty Yoder, ushers; high school seniors, greeters; prayer, Mim Beck; childrens story, Mim Beck, Kate Kauffman, Jake Nofziger; special music, Bekah Liechty.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Kylie Sauder, acolytes; Ryan Tim Grieser, Louise Sort, Mark & Tammy Nofziger, Dave & Karen Walker, ushers; Tim Kleck, Brad & Aimee Roth, greeters; Adam Walker, Kelsy Wyse, Brayden Hall, Kade Kern, Silas Whiteman, Confirmation Class. Adam Walker, worship leader; Kelsey Wyse, prayer; Deb Schnitkey, song leader; Lynn Christman, accompanist; praise band; junior choir, music; Brayden Hall, childrens message; Kade Kern, scripture readings, Silas Whiteman, class creed & prayer. Altar rose honors the birth of JD Christopher Holdgreve, son of Ryan & Jill.

United Methodist

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Liz Leupp, liturgist; Susie Slawinski, childrens moments; music by bell choir and Route 2G childrens choir. Message, “Promises, Promises,” Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Sixth Sunday of Easter worship service led by James Strawn. Andrew Francis, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist. Altar flowers given by Courtney Beltz in honor of her son Tobias’ first birthday; also by Joan Schafer in honor of her husband Howard’s 89th birthday.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Confirmation service. Mark & Sue Miller, Eric Patterson, ushers; Tom & Joetta Henry, Dave & Karen Keesbery, greeters; Julie Patterson, Elizabeth Hulbert, lectors; Michelle Kruse, organist. Sermon, “I Will Bless You and Make You Mine,” Jeffrey Corder. Rite of confirmation given to Brittany Boysel, Noah Hogrefe, Jared Richer, Kirsten Wierauch.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Sixth Sunday of Easter/Confirmation Sunday. Confirmands: Marshall Campbell, Dawson Liechty, Drew McCarty, Spencer Short. Collins family, ushers; Moriah Reichert, lector; Mason Conway, acolyte; Steve Basselman, organist; Beth Reichert, pianist; Marv Burnett, bass guitar; Kregg York, percussion. Chancel choir anthem, “Let Everything that Hath Breath.” Childrens message and sermon, “Loving Jesus,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Sixth Sunday of Easter with the conferral of confirmation. Most Reverand Daniel E. Thomas, bishop of Toledo was the concelbrant, assisted by Stephen Stanbery, pastor, with deacons Thomas Dominique and Jake Wiciak. Sermon theme, “Come Holy Spirit,” John Briskey. Confirmands from Archbold: Cassidy Baden, Madison Baughman, Delaney Garrow, Lyndsay Gladieux, Kobe Kennedy, Elizabeth Mignin, Brittney Ramirez, Bernadette & Jacob Randall, Grace Ritta, Liam Row, Kenneth Williams, Breyer Zachrich.



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