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Epiphany Five

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Byron Dickey, worship leader; Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “PATTERNS in Genesis-ABRAHAM: The Perfect Timing of God’s Impossible Promise,” Genesis 16-21, Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Gary & Nancy Grieser, Levi & Mary Lou Beck, greeters; Jen Nafziger & family, prelude; offertory; Melissa Valentine, song leader; Terry King, worship leader; Sarah Aeschliman, moment in mission, Syrian refugees. Message, “The Short Straw,” Luke 5:1-11, Dave Elkins. Prayers for MDS California team; prayer of God’s people, Terry King.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Eldon & Jan Birky, Art & Donna Chupp, greeters; Luke Wheeler, worship leader; young adult praise band, music; Rose Miller, childrens lesson; Art Chupp, Grace Hastings, scripture. Message “Faith In Action,” Matt Weaver.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Curt & Judy Nofziger, greeters; Parker Bixler, Kennedy Morr, Katie Moore, Noah Smeltzer, Jacob Myers, Brad Voll, worship leaders; Brenda Beck, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Eric Lehman, song leader; Sandy Aeschliman, childrens moment. Meditation, “Moving Out Into The Deep…” Luke 5:1- 11, Karla Minter, Giselle Guity, Marissa Smucker.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Birch Baer, Zach Basselman, Bekah Liechty, Brooks Richer, Julia Richer, prelude; Julia Richer, song leader; Barnaby Wyse, worship leader; Jerry & Ladonna Andres, Cal Britsch, Mike Zimmerman, Trevor & Mike Short, ushers; Dave & LouAnn Kanagy, Charlene Short, greeters; choir, “Cicut Cervis,” “As The Heart Longs.” Message, “I Wonder What It Would Be Like If…” Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-16, Matthew 18:15-20, Cliff Brubaker; prayer for church and world, Corben Weaver Boshart.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Rayne Kinsman, Krayton Kern, acolytes; Greg Walker, Mark & Tammy Nofziger, Bev Beaverson, Marilyn Baron, Tim Beck, Mark Beltz, ushers; Andrew Rohrs, worship leader; Mike Meyer, song/worship leader; Buffy Riley, accompanist; Deb Kauffman, childrens moment; special music, Klaire Kern, “Million Reasons.” Sermon, “The Problem of Pain,” Psalm 10:1-4, Luke 13:1-9, Erich Christman.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; ministry of music, chancel choir, “No Greater Love”; Gloria Wagner, childrens ministry; Karlin Wyse, liturgist. Childrens message and sermon, “I Need A Sign-Part 2,” Luke 5:1-5, Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Worship led by James Strawn, pastor. Jacob Foster, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist; youth handbell choir, “Varianton Hyfrydol,” directed by Mary Leininger; Biblical canticle, “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name”; solo, Lisa Holley, “Isaiah, Mighty Seer.” Sermon, “Fishers of Men,” Isaiah 6:1-8, I Corinthians 14-12b-20, Luke 5:1-11, James Strawn, Biblical canticle, “We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God.” Chancel flowers by Betty Freese.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Larry & Sandy Brandt, Keith & Peggy Oyer, ushers; Meghan Taylor, Amber Wendt, acolytes; worship team 2, music; Julie Patterson, Jody Hulbert, lectors; Mike Jackson, Gideons International shared their work. Sermon, “Unexpected Blessings,” Luke 5:1-11, Jeffrey Corder.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Olivia Liechty, acolyte; Andi Erbskorn, lector; Steve Basselman, pianist/organist; Zach Basselman, Paul Reichert, guitar; chancel choir anthem, “Praise, Praise.” Childrens message and sermon, “The Joys And Fears of Following The Lord,” Paul Reichert. Blessing and sending of Darren & Jane Sonnenberg and Jaunita Reichert for Puerto Rican mission trip.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time were said for Matt Kunesh, Spencer Johnson, and Chris Short. Sermon, “Jesus By The Lake,” William Deso assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon, extraordinary minister of Holy Communion. Steve & Barb Dominique, Cheryl Grime, greeters; Linda Lauber, Evelyn Roth, lectors; Natalie & Tessa Seibert, Mason Miller, Jeron Williams, Grace Ritta, Cassidy Baden, servers; Steve & Barb Dominique, Frank Smith, Doug Williams, ushers; Evelyn Roth, rosary leader; Tami Kunesh, Linda Lauber, Todd Short, Betty Britenriker, offertory; Thom Singer, music.



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