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Epiphany Six

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory; Bruce Rupp, testimony; Byron Dickey, worship leader. Message, “PATTERNS in Genesis-JACOB: flaws and all,” Genesis 25:19-34; and chapter 27, Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Larry & Melda Richer, Levi & Mary Lou Beck, greeters; Melissa Valentine & boys, prelude; Jordan Riegsecker & music team, “Known,” offertory; Randy Nafziger & music team, song leader; Brent Ringenberg, worship leader. Message, “Underdogs,” Luke 6:17-26, Dave Elkins.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Art & Donna Chupp, Eldon & Jan Birky, greeters; Elaine Frey, worship leader; Karen Wyse, chorister; Buffy Riley, prelude & offertory; Colton Nofziger, Jace Beck, Lydia Hastings, Addison Stuckey, Violet Frey, Sonya Wheeler, Natalie Schmucker, Brenna Creighton, Ashlyn Schaffner, Simon Short, scripture. Message “Pure Speech,” Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Arlan & Brenda Beck, Nick Zenz, Jenni Beck, greeters; Sawyer Miller, worship leaders; Pam Graber, prelude, offertory; adult praise band, gathering songs; Doug Yoder, song leader; Lindsi Rufenacht, childrens moment. Baby dedication for Elona Mae Daugherty, daughter of Trevor & Breanna. Meditation, “And The Witnessing Begins,” Jeremiah 1:4-10, Acts 3:1-16, Jess Engle; Shawn Waidelich, sharing & prayer.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Bonnie Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offertory; Cheryl Britsch, song leader: Mike Zimmerman, worship leader; Jerry & Ladonna Andres, Cal Britsch, Mike Zimmerman, Trevor or Mike Short, ushers; Tom & Bonnie Stuckey, Duane & Barb Short, greeters. Message, “Letting Go,” Matthew 19:16- 30, Corben Boshart Weaver; prayer for church and world, Lonnie Short.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Ian Grime, Carly Grime, acolytes; Greg Walker, Mark & Tammy Nofziger, Bev Beaverson, Marilyn Baron, Tim Beck, Mark Beltz, ushers; Ed Ruffer, song & worship leader; Lynne Christman, accompanist; JoAnne Short, childrens moment. Installation of 2019 consistory & officers; ordination of new deacons/deaconesses and elders. Sermon, “My Hope Is In You,” Psalm 121, Erich Christman.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; ministry of music, bell choir; April Simon, liturgist. Childrens message and sermon, “Living Water,” Jeremiah 17:5-10, Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Worship led by James Strawn, pastor. Jacob Foster, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist; elders Jan Bernath, Tyson Moss, communion assistants. Baptism of Brandi Jolin Manz, infant daughter of Brendon & Courtney. Sunday School handbell choir, “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” directed by Mary Leininger. Sermon, “God Speaks, We Listen,” Jeremiah 17:5-8, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26, James Strawn. Chancel flowers by Mike & Ashley Foster.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Missions Festival Sunday. Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Wayne Lienau, Bob & Ryan Hesterman, ushers; Alison Roehrig, Maddie Thiel, acolytes; Beth Lienau, organist; senior choir, special music; Julie Patterson, Jody Hulbert, lectors; Jennifer Grime, childrens talk. Sermon, “Search & Rescue,” Luke 5:27-32, Jeffrey Corder.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Aden McCarty, acolyte; Stan & Deb Schmidt, lectors; Steve Basselman, pianist/organist; Zach Basselman, guitar; bell choir anthem, “Joy & Elation”; communion music, “Taste and See,” MacKenna Whitacre. Childrens message and sermon, “Sometimes It Doesn’t Make Sense,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time were said for Mary Couturier, Matt Kunesh, and Edwina Ritchie. Sermon, William Deso, assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Larry Zachrich, Vicki Williams, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Mike & Lisa Wilson, greeters; Mary Ann Thatcher, Judy Smith, lectors; Cassidy Baden, Brooks Miller, Jeron Williams, Alexa Wilson, Kobe Kennedy, servers; Chris Lopez, Tami Kunesh, Mike Wilson, Doug Williams, ushers; Judy Smith, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Sheri & Brook Bosco, offertory. _________________________

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