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Reformation Sunday

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Simple Sunday service. Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “The Reformation,” Jesse Kahler. Child dedication for Crosby Eis, son of Trevor & Leah Fruth; Dax Phillip & Lena Allison, son and daughter of Tyson & Molly Fruth; Ty Derrick, son of Cody & Bridget Ruffer; River Jacob, son of Luke & Janessa Stuckey; Corbin Richard & Urban Conrad, sons of Logan & Kayla Wyse.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Marv & Sharon Lantz, Brent & Karla Ringenberg, greeters; Laura Nafziger & daughters, prelude, offertory; Kristi Miehls, song leader, Ken Gruenhagen, worship leaders. Stories of saints, Monica Miller, Ryan Short, Shirley Nafziger. All Saints candle lighting service, Regina Wenger.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Buffy Riley, prelude, offertory; Sara Heatwole, worship leader; Todd, Stephanie & Natalie Schmucker, Art & Mary Lou Thomas, greeters; Arva Beck, Luana King, scripture; Jeff Roth, chorister. Message, “Shepherds In Our Midst,” Matt Weaver.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Beth & Roger Weber, greeters; Pam Graber, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Susan Roth, worship leader; Eric Lehman, song leader; Lisa Aeschliman, childrens moment. Meditation, “A Fenced-In Yard,” Jess Engle; sharing and prayer, Corey Smeltzer.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Karen Stuckey, prelude, offertory, interlude; Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Corben Weaver Boshart, worship leader; Jerry & Ladonna Andres; Greg Short, Cal Britsch, Mike Zimmerman, ushers; Lonnie & Carol Short, Duane & Barb Short, greeters. Message, Amos & Esther Muhagachi; Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg, prayer.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Kenny Walker, Hailey Wooley, acolytes; Dave Walker, Ken Nafziger, Jim Grieser, Todd & Jill Nafziger, Brad & Aimee Roth, ushers; Tim & Sue Grieser, Kent & Sheila Short, greeters; Dan Light, song leader; Lynne Christman, accompanist; Matt Hines, childrens moment. Chancel choir, “O Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord.” Sermon, “Glory To God Alone,” Erich Christman.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Royal Short, liturgist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; Jim Nathan, childrens moments; special music, chancel choir. Message, “Stewardship,” Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Sunday worship service led by James Strawn.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: 500th Reformation anniversary. Brent & Linda Peterson, Doug & Lori Hogrefe, ushers; Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Julie Patterson, Mike Weaver, lectors; Gabe Chapa, Cade Miller, acolytes; music, worship team; choir anthem, “Go Ye Into The World”; Jennifer Grime, chats with children. Raylan Augustus Black, son of Tim & Renee (Hurst) Black, received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. Sermon, “The Re-Formation Today,” Jeffrey Corder.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time were said for Ralph Krueger, Helen Leininger, and the people. Sermon, “Justification, Sanctification, and Salvation,” Larry Zachrich, deacon. John Briskey, Mary Evans, Leonard Gustwiller, Vicki Williams, John Smith, Larry Zachrich, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Vicki Williams, greeter. Sam Jaramillo, Mattie Thatcher, Gabe Maginn, Bryce Williams, Karter Zachrich, Olivia Francis, servers; Mike Coressel, Mike Britenriker, Mike Kennedy, Nick Wlasiuk, ushers; Evelyn Roth, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Cindy, Dexter, & Derrick Krueger, Chris & Simplicio Lopez, offertory.

St. Peter Lutheran

Sunday: Reformation & Confirmation Sunday worship with Holy Communion. Betty Lange, organist. Confirmands: Cassidy Rhea Wachtman, Jessica Marie Rodriguez, Dalton Drewes Miller, Zane Joshua Behnfeldt; Dan Plassman, scripture. Sermon, “Beginning or Ending?” Mindy Elliott. Altar flowers honored confirmands from the Wachtman & Behnfeldt families; organ flowers honored confirmands from the Benecke family.



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