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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Bev Nelson, prelude; Sarah Lawrence, missions moment; Choral focus on worship Oh My My, directed by Kelly Zaborniak; JoAnne Rupp, piano offertory. Message, “Hope Revealed! Good, Evil and Other Characters,” Brad Bame. Second service: Paiselude and worship through singing led by Worship Team Band; rest of service same as the first.

Wednesday: Kids Connection Club, Jr. High Alive, Men Alive, adult Bible study, worship team practice, high school small groups, choir practice.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Bill Stuckey, Al Stuckey, Sherm Hathaway, Joe Graber, prelude and offertory; Brian Rufenacht, worship leader; Pete King, chorister. Message, “What about No. 8 part 2?” Cliff Brubaker.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Barnaby Wyse, worship leader; Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude and offertory; Linda Nafziger, Brad Short, Jeff and Danielle Wyse, Ty Yoder, ushers; Virgil and Mary Ann Miller, Neil and Kathy Nofziger, greeters; Drama: “I will follow you, but…” Sermon, “Laborers With Vision Don’t Come Easy,” Sherm Kauffman.

Wednesday: LOGOS, 5:30 p.m.; LOGOS meal, 5:50 p.m.; CHAOS and MYF, 7 p.m.; worship commission, 8 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Duane Beck, opening hymns and welcome; praising God in song, music team; Ron and Elaine Zaerr, scripture readers. Sermon, “Of the Body, Maturing, and the Rest,” Jeff Smith; Kathy Smith, special music; offering, “Grace Flows Down,” music team and Mallory Riegsecker; Joyce Klingelsmith, ministry moment.

Wednesday: MYF, 7 p.m.

United Methodist

Sunday: Karleen Holland, Sharon Cordy, greeters; Brian Huffman, Gary Fidler, Hal and Carol Hackett, ushers; Alyssa Ziegler, Krista Leupp, acolytes; Colleen Bernath, organist; Mel Krill, liturgist. Message, David David.

Wednesday: Groundbreakers, 6:30 p.m.; high school youth, chancel choir practice, 7 p.m.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Ashley Short, Tyson Schnitkey, acolytes; Susie Enderle, Bea Briggs, Linda Heer, Jeff and Tyson Bostelman, Beth and Joel Wanemacher, ushers; Dale and Ann Grime, Jack and Barb Stover, greeters; Ed Ruffer, Mike Meyer, song leaders; Beth Wanemacher, children’s moment. Sermon, “God, Church, Charity,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: LOGOS, jr. choir, 5:30 p.m.; JYF, 6:30 p.m.; SYF, 7 p.m.; chancel choir practice, 7:30 p.m.;

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Rex and Nancy Waidelich, greeters; Pam Graber, prelude; Wes Graber, worship leader; Eric Lehman, song leader. Meditation, “Makeover of a Congregation?” Tim Lehman,

Wednesday: CQ kickoff, 6:30 p.m.; MYF, 7 p.m.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Harvest Fest service with Holy Communion. Mary Grime, organist with Micah Grime accompanying on trumpet; pre-service music by chilby dren of the congregation; Mike Weaver, lector. Sermon, Dale Kern. Harvestfest meal, auction, and games for children followed the morning service.

Wednesday: Weekday school of religion, 5:45 p.m.; senior choir practice.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for Vigil and 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time for intentions of People of the Parish and Lillian Floering. Sermon, “Triumph of the Holy Cross,” Gary Ferguson. David Lauber, Madeline Schrickel, Julia Lambert, Nathan Rosenbauer, Kassidy Garrow, and Travis Jaramillo, servers; John Briskey, Leonard Gustwiller, Amelia Avina, John Downer, and Karen Dominique, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Linda Lauber and Evelyn Roth, lectors; Mike Kennedy, Sam Jaramillo, Richard Roth, and Pete Grime, ushers; Judy Smith, rosary leader; Tom Singer, music; J R Lauber family and Dick Ritta family, offertory.

Wednesday: religious education classes for grades K-8.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Holy Cross Sunday. Darian Oberlin, acolyte; Butch Blankenship, Merrill and Rosemary Short, ushers; Angie Avers, Rich and Joyce Winzeler, Brenda Shibler, Kris Jemmott, Joanne Liechty, Jane Sonnenberg, communion assistants; chancel choir anthem, The Wonderful Cross. Children’s message and sermon, “In the Cross of Christ I Glory,” Paul Reichert.

Wednesday: Grace Notes, 4:30 p.m.; meal, 5:15 p.m.; children’s and high school activities, catechism, 6 p.m.; bell choir, 6:30 p.m.; chancel choir, 7:30 p.m.


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