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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Combined service. Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory; Charles Zimmerman recognized for his ministry of over 60 years. Candidates for baptism: Marli Cheney, Kegan Ott, Lucas Rupp. Message, “Mark, The Short Story: Jesus Is Hope-Mark 5:21-6:6,” Jesse Kahler. Fellowship luncheon followed.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Becky Elkins, Arlene Zaerr, greeters; music team, prelude, offertory; Duane Beck, song leader; Jack Young, Deb Kauffman, worship leaders. Message, “Life in an Airport Terminal,” Dave Elkins; prayer by Regina Wenger.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Chris Keiser, prelude; Karla Roth, worship leader; Erica Nofziger, chorister; Janice Foor, Ruth Ann Yoder, Vern & Bette Dahl, greeters; mens singing group arranged by Galen Nofziger, offertory. Drama arranged by Mark Beck. Sermon, “Jesus’ Lost and Found,” Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Eric, Marla, & Kelly Miller, greeters; Dawn Hauter, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Lois Miller, worship leader; Pam Graber, song leader; Beth Morr, childrens moment. Meditation, “The Challenge of Verbal Restraint,” Jess Engle; sharing and prayer, Terry Rufenacht.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: 1AD, prelude, offering; Zion choir, interlude; worship leaders; Jerry & Ladonna Andres; Ned Gisel, Ty Yoder, ushers; Merle & Charlene Short, Dan & Karen Ruth, greeters; Jessica & Company, childrens time, Mark 4:3-8. Message, “In Formation: Knowing What Shapes You,” Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg; prayer, Karen Ruth.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Gloria Wagner, liturgist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; Gloria Wagner, childrens moments; special music: “Rock of Ages,” choir. Message, “The Traditions You Were Taught,” Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Sunday worship service led by James Strawn.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Reformation Sunday. Brent & Linda Peterson, Doug & Lori Hogrefe, ushers; Tom & Joetta Henry, Dave & Karen Keesbery, greeters; Norman Beck, Mike Weaver, lectors; Breanna Boysel, acolyte; Mary Grime, organist. Sermon, “Remembering Our Leaders,” Jeffrey Corder.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Reformation Sunday. Erin Reichert, acolyte; Peg Bjorlin, lector; Steve Basselman, pianist/organist; Adam Grisier, Zach Basselman, guitar; Michelle & Cameron Collins, Robin Trudel, Jan Delaney, Brenda Shibler, communion assistants; chancel choir anthem, “Ancient Words.” Childrens message and sermon, “Grace To The Wretched,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time were said for Fr. Gary, Mike Britenriker, Bill Brenner, and the people. Sermon, “Life In The Missions,” Ed Ireland, visiting deacon. Megan Cordes, Barb Britenriker, Ed Ireland, Theresa McColl, Mari Yoder, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Larry Zachrich, Arlene Hicks, lectors; Mason Miller, Natalie & Oliver Seibert, Kassidy Zientek, servers; Mike Britenriker, Bryan Miller, Susan & Nick Wlasiuk, ushers; Chris Lopez, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Boyce Britenriker, Mr. & Mrs. Larry Brenner, offertory.



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