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First Sunday in Lent

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Judges: Breaking the Cycle of Sin-Judges 6,” Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Lee & Jan Short, Ethan Stuckey, greeters; Anna Roth, gathering music, offertory; Eric & Ami Richer, worship leaders; Melissa Valentine, Jay Roth, special music; Anita Roth & Duane Beck, song leaders; Haiden Beck, offertory. Sermon, “Let’s Start Over (Again),” Dave Elkins; prayer, Regina Wenger.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Art & Donna Chupp, Wyman & Rhonda Stuckey, greeters; Jen Cobb, prelude; Wynn Roth, worship leader; Joe Graber, chorister; Donna Smith, Maggie Langenderfer, scripture; Kelby Beck, Kathy King, Jeff Roth, Stephanie & Todd Schmucker, drama. Message, “Living Sacrifices in Christ’s Body,” Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Mick & Denise Nofziger, greeters; Marcia Lehman, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Wes & Pam Graber, worship leaders; Arlan Beck, song leader; Joyclyn Mattimoe, childrens moment. Meditation, “I’m So Tired…” Jess Engle; sharing and prayer, Shawn Waidelich.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Bryce Beltz, Tyler Hurst, acolytes; Steve Walker, Tim Beck, Mark Beltz, Jeremy & Jen Hurst, Brad & Aimee Roth, ushers; Ed Ruffer, worship & song leader; Lynne Christman, accompanist; hand chime choir, “Jesus Loves Me”; hand bell choir, “How Firm a Foundation.” Sacrament of baptism for Karlie Beth Gruenhagen, daughter of Travis & Mindy; JoAnn Short, childrens message. Sermon, “Cleansing the Heart,” Erich Christman.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski,

Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; April Simon, liturgist; message in song, chancel choir. Childrens message, Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Sunday worship service led by James Strawn.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Wayne Lienau, Bob & Ryan Hesterman, ushers; Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Deb Volkman, Jody Hulbert, lectors; Alli Bickel, Kylee Miller, acolytes; music, worship team. Sermon, “Love That’s Full of Surprises,” Jeffrey Corder.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Brady Johns, acolyte; Jerry Rohrs, lector; Steve Basselman, organist/choir director; Adam Grisier, Zach Basselman, guitar; chancel choir anthem, “Lord Jesus You Shall Be My Song As I Journey.” Childrens message and sermon, “Covenant With Creation,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 1st Sunday of Lent were said for Grace New, Bernard Layman. Sermon, “Temptations of Jesus in the Desert,” Stephen Stanbery, assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Jeanne Alt, Larry Zachrich, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Mike & Brigitte Schrickel, Vicki Williams, greeters; Evelyn Roth, Arlene Hicks, lectors; Brittney & Karley Ramirez, Allie Buehrer, Brennan Garrow, Bryce & Jeron Williams, servers; Steve & Barb Dominique, Nick & Susan Wlasiuk, ushers; Arlene Hicks, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Theresa & Charles McColl, offertory.



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