Archbold, OH

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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Andy Wilhelm, prelude and piano offertory; Deb Neuenschwander, children’s challenge. Message, “The Beginnings of Belief: In The Beginning,” by Brad Bame. Second service: Praiselude, worship through singing and offertory led by Worship Team Band. Children’s challenge and message same as first service.

Wednesday: Men Alive, adult Bible study, worship team practice.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Jim Sauder, prelude, interlude, and offertory; Jerry and Ladonna Andes, Duane Sauder, Tony Sauder, Ruben Yoder, ushers; Lauren and Helen Bowman, Cork and Patsy Nofziger, greeters; Kevin Sauder, song leader; Frank and Cara Ulrich, worship leader. Tending God’s mission in the world, Howard Good, vice president, North American operations, MEDA; Olivia Holden, executive director, ASSETS/Toledo; Phil Nofziger, ASSETS student.

Wednesday: mission commission, 7 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Gathering music, Ed Roth and friends; Arlene Zaerr, welcome, call to worship, and prayer; “Mighty is the Cross,” Shay Neuenschwander and DJ Lersch; Tyson Rufenacht and Forest Stuckey, scripture readers. Message, “The Greatest Expression of Love” and “The Greatest Gift,” Bill Holsopple. Mike Wyse, prayer of God’s people.

United Methodist

Sunday: Zac and Amy Robison, greeters; Steve and Debbie Russell, Ken and Cathy Laub, ushers; Krista Leupp, Caroline Vonier, acolytes; Vickie Radel, liturgist. Message by David David.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Ashley Short, Jenny Lehman, acolytes; Susie Enderle, Bill and Mary Degler, Brad and Wade Enderle, Ralph and Bonnie Grieser, ushers; Todd and Jill Nafziger, Ed & Dianne Wyrick, greeters; Lynne Christmasn and Deb Schnitkey, accompanists; Lynn Lehman, song leader; Neal Gobrogge, worship leader; Nancy Rupp, children’s moment; special music, “I Will Love The Lord,” Jenny Lehman, Katie Wyse.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Bernice Rufenacht and Dorothy Grieser, greeters; Shelby Miller, prelude; Craig and Mary Rufenacht, worship leaders; Jeff Roth, song leader. Meditation, “Testimony of a Faith Community” by Tim Lehman.

Wednesday: MYF, 7 p.m.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for Vigil and St. Peter and Paul Sunday for intentions of people of the parish and Hazen Ruffer. Sermon, “Our Founding Apostles,” by Gary Ferguson, pastor. Cassidy and Tori Williams, Garrett Grime, David Lauber, Madeline Schrickel, Travis Jaramillo, servers; Juanita Arend, John Briskey, Amelia Avina, Nick Wlasiuk, John Smith, extrordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Mary Ann Thatcher and Frank Smith, lectors; Earl Reineche, Greg Grime, Jim Rivello, Kevin Seibert, ushers; Evelyn Roth, rosary leader; Tom Singer, music; Donna Miller, Nancy Howe, Ronald Ruffer, offertory. James McKenna and Ava O’Brien welcomed as new members.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost; Steve Basselman, worship coordinator; Emily, Gwen, Eric Grisier, ushers; Stuart Wyse, acolyte; sermon, “Will Our Faith Have Children?” Brenda Shibler; Don Spohler, worship leader/lector; Michael Short, percussion; Jacob Thatcher, keyboard; Jacob Badenhop, guitarist; Nona Liechty, Melanie Nagel, vocalists.

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

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