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Lent 1

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Candidates for membership: Joe & Bev Hancock, Jeryl & Jill Hostetler, Kraig & Shannon Keiser. Message, “Patterns in Genesis-Jacob: A Peaceful Parting,” Genesis 33, Nathanael Miles, youth pastor.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Pete & Luana King, Todd, Stephanie, & Natalie Schmucker, greeters; Eric Creighton, worship leader; Sydney, Emma, Ivan, & Jen Cobb, music; Jenna Stuckey, prelude & offertory; Jodi Short, childrens lesson; Dale Burkholder, scripture. Message “Patient Endurance,” Matt Weaver; prayer time, Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Curt & Judy Nofziger, greeters; Josh & Kayla Bruner, worship leaders; Jenni Beck, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; John King, song leader; Amy Leichty, childrens moment. Meditation, “Working Together (and Solving Problems),” Acts 6:1-7, Jess Engle; sharing & prayer, Ryan Harker.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Julie Richer and the Bees, prelude; Duane Beck, interlude; Bekah Liechty, Julia Richer, Duane Beck, offertory; Julia Richer, song leader: Sue Short, worship leader; Cork & Patsy Nofziger, Bruce Whiteman, Ty Yoder, Al Liechty, ushers; Duane & Nedra Sauder, Sara Nafziger, greeters; choir, “Balm in Gilead,” “Unclouded Day.” Sermon by Rachel Miller Jacobs, Luke 4:1-13; commissioning for David & LouAnn Kanagy; prayer for church and world, Mike Zimmerman.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; ministry of music, bell choir; Jim McCurdy, liturgist. Childrens message and sermon, “Forgiveness-Honesty,” Matthew 7:1-6, Jim Nathan.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Larry & Sandy Brandt, Keith & Peggy Oyer, ushers; Jenna Mahnke, acolyte; worship team, music; Deb Volkman, Dean Genter, lectors. Sermon, “Not By Bread Alone,” Luke 4:1- 13, Jeffrey Corder.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Worship led by James Strawn, pastor. Geoffrey Yoder, acolyte; Lois Ba-denhop, organist; the Church Militant, “A Mighty Fortress is our God.” Sermon, “Man shall not live by bread alone,” Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, James Strawn.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Tyler Wyse, Blake Grime, acolytes; Bruce Wooley, Steve & Kim Walker, Keith & Kelli Kuntz, ushers; Brad Roth, worship leader; Elaine Winzeler, song leader; Lynne Christman, accompanist; Nancy Rupp, childrens moment. Chancel choir, “Lift Me Up.” Sermon, “I’m Not A Raven or Lily,” Erich Christman.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Gary & Nancy Grieser, Levi & Mary Lou Beck, greeters; music team, prelude, offertory; Jordan Riegsecker, scripture & prayer, Romans 10.8b-13; Melissa Valentine, hymn of response, “God Loves All His Many People; Neal Blough, moment in mission. Message, “The Search for Significance,” Dave Elkins.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and the first Sunday of Lent were said for all souls and Chris Short. Stephen Stanbery, pastor, assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Larry Zachrich, extraordinary minister of Holy Communion; Steve & Barb Dominique, Kim & Alan Garrow, greeters; Stephen Bernath, Frank Smith, lectors; Sam Jaramillo, Kassidy Zientek, Natalie, Tessa & Oliver Seibert, Caden, Delaney & Brennan Garrow, servers; Steve & Barb Dominique, John Downey, Chris Lopez, ushers; Arlene Hicks, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Joshua Zientek family, offertory.



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