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Epiphany Three

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “ABRAHAM: The God Who Provides,” Genesis 22, Byron Dickey.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Randy & Diane Nafziger, Janice Nafziger, greeters; Linda Nafziger, prelude; Linda, Jay Roth, Peg Bruner, Duane Beck, offertory; Randy Nafziger & music team, song leader; Joyce Klingelsmith, worship leader. Ministry team commissioning. Message, “Escape or Freedom?” Luke 4:14-21, Dave Elkins.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Dave & Janna Wheeler family, Merle & Marlene Beck, greeters; Kelly Schmucker, worship leader; Erika Nofziger, chorister; recording of “Voice of Life,” prelude & offertory; childrens bell coir, special music; Nikki Aeschliman, childrens lesson; Katie Frey, scripture. Message “Listening 101,” Matt Weaver.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Ed & Amy Leichty, Parker Bixler, greeters; Stetson Aeschliman, Logan Rufenacht, Heath Waidelich, worship leaders; Brenda Beck, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Pam Graber, song leader; Nancy Yoder, childrens moment. Meditation, “People of the Spirit,” Acts 2:14-41, Ryan Harker; mission moment, D.R. mission participants.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Bonnie Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offertory; Cheryl Britsch, song leader: Mara Weaver Boshart, worship leader; Ty Yoder, Cork & Patsy Nofziger, Bruce Whiteman, Al Liechty, ushers; Bill & Kathy Beck, Cork & Patsy Nofziger, greeters; choir, “Wake Every Breath,” “Star in the East.” Message, “Who Is The Greatest?” Ephesians 2:4-10, Matthew 18:1-9; Sue Short, prayer for the church and world; Lori Bontrager, Psalm 143.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Cahle Roth, acolyte;

Steve Walker, Jon & Jan Lindsay, Eric & Sarah Nafziger, ushers; Brad Roth, worship leader; Mike Meyer, song leader; Buffy Riley, accompanist; jr. choir, “This Little Light of Mine”; faith testimony, Bob & Carol DeVries. Sermon, “How Does the Lord Supply?” Erich Christman.

United Methodist

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; ministry of music, chancel choir, “For God So Loved”; Karen Vonier, liturgist. Childrens message, and sermon, “I Need A Sign-Part 1,” Luke 4:21-30, Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Worship led by James Strawn, pastor. Levi Cox, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist; Sunday School youth choir, “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness,” directed by Kristy Stamm. Sermon, “Jesus of Nazareth,” Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; I Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:16-30, James Strawn. Chancel flowers by Bernath family in memory of Delores Bernath.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Brent & Linda Petersen, Doug & Lori Hogrefe, ushers; Gabe & Bella Chapa, acolyte; Mary Grime, organist; Tom Henry, Mike Weaver, lectors. Sermon, “Seeing The Kingdom,” Luke 4:16-30, Jeffrey Corder.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Aden McCarty, acolyte; JoAnn Benecke, lector; Steve Basselman, pianist/ organist; Mike Short, percussion; bell choir anthem, “Bwana Arabariki.” Childrens message and sermon, “The Reason Behind The Ritual,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and third Sunday of Ordinary Time were said for Pat Thomas, Matt Kunesh. Sermon, “The Truth Sets Us Free,” Stephen Stanbery assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Stephen Bernath, Larry Zachrich, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Chris Lopez, Maria Gonzales, Seibert family, greeters; Stephen Bernath, Amy Zientek, lectors; Natalie Oliver, Tessa Seibert, Kassidy Zientek, Brooks & Mason Miller, Sam Jaramillo, servers; Steve & Barb Dominique, Bryan Miller, Doug Williams, ushers; Thom Singer, music; Evelyn Roth & grandson, Tami Kunesh, Mary Evans, offertory.



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