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Evangelical Mennonite

Sunday morning: Combined worship service. Donna Kinsman, drama; Kelly Zaborniak, choir; Seth Bible and worship team, praise and worship; Ric Nelson, childrens challenge. Sermon, “Faith Proof,” Brad Bame, pastor. Annual church picnic followed service.

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

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday morning: Faith Factor rally day. Jonathan Manahan, acolyte; Steve Basselman, worship leader; Rich Breier, pianist; Michael Short, percussion; Jacob Thatcher, guitarist; Cristie Sevey, Melanie Nagel, vocalists; altar flowers in honor of Virgil and Carol Schroeder’s 50th wedding anniversary; message, “Fear Factor, Faith Factor & Grace Factor,” Paul Reichert, pastor; a presentation by Jeff and Juan Lee of Church of God Youth Mime Ministries, Toledo.

Wednesday evening: 5:15 meal; welcome place kids, adult small groups, catechism, high school work night, 6 p.m.; Chancel choir, 7:30 p.m.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday morning: Myrna Grove, prelude, offertory; Kelly Schmucker, call to worship; Peter Short, Donna Smith, Mark Beck, scripture readers; Keith Short, chorister; Mona Riegsecker, offering statement; Joyce Graber, responsive reading; Pamela Short, childrens lesson; Dave Schrock, messsage, “Drinking Alone”; Elwood Graber, benediction.

Wednesday evening: Wayfarers bowling; MYF FISH Pantry food drive.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday morning: Larry ,and Evelyn Rychener, Neil and Kathy Nofziger, greeters; David and Linda Nafziger, Jeff Wyse, Brad Short, Ty Yoder, ushers; Steve Ringenberg, transportation; Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offering, offertory; Mona Sauder, pastoral care blessing; children’s story, and message “…the story continues as seems good to Him…” Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg, youth pastor; Christian Education kickoff, Jodi Nofziger.

Wednesday: Mennonite women, 9 a.m.; LOGOS kickoff and meal 5:30 p.m.; CHAOS, MYF, adult Bible study, 7 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday morning: Peg and Molly Bruner, music for gathering, offertory; Jacob Nafziger, welcome; Music team, Kristi Miehls, songs of praise, song of response; Dale and Geneva Wyse, Shirley Wyse, Ada Short, Scripture reading; Deana Beck, children’s time; sermon, “Prison Break,” Jeff Smith, pastor; prayer of God’s people, Mary Lou Beck.

Wednesday: Morning prayers, 7 a.m.; prayers of praise and petition, 7 p.m.

United Methodist

Sunday morning: Chris, Ronda, Clariborne, Caroline, and Corbin Vonier; John Funk, Bill Decator, Gary Fidler, Ken Laub, ushers; Pat Wyse, sound engineer; Hanna Allison, Gavin Morton, acolytes; Colleen Bernath, organist; Karen Vonier, liturgist. Message by David David, pastor.

Wednesday: Little Rascals, Groundbreaker, Handbell choir, 6:30 p.m.; high school youth, 7 p.m.; Chancel choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday morning: Masses for the Vigil and the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time were held and were for the intentions of Betty Mignon and The People of the Parish; sermon, “Wisdom Is Given As A Gift” by Gary Ferguson, pastor; Jensyn and Kassidy Garrow, Danny Young, Tori and Cassidy Williams, servers; Karen Dominique, Lois Grime, Peaches Holland, Leonard Gustwiller, Donna Miller, Julie Rosenbauer, eucharistic ministers; Evelyn Roth, Loman Radabaugh, lectors; Richard Roth, Frank Smith, Dexter Krueger, Steve Schroeder, ushers; Loman Radabaugh, rosary leader; Peg Hines, music.

Wednesday a.m.: Rosary recited followed by a mass for the intentions of Religious Ed, parents, catechists, students. Wednesday 6:30 p.m.: religious education classes with a mass.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday morning: Trevor Neuenschwander, Colin Lehman, acolytes; Dean Sauder, Bea Briggs, Linda Heer, Mike and Rachel Kinsman, Greg and Kim Walker, ushers; Wayne and Lynn Lehman, Matt and Kim Hines, greeters; Tammy, Mackensie, Delaney Nofziger, kiddie care; James Grime, Jon Schmidt, Dean Sauder, sound and video techs; Lois Hornish, Deb Schnitkey, accompanists; Denny Hornish, Lynn Lehman, song leaders; Beth Wanemacher, children’s moment, altar flowers given by Victor W. Miller in memory of Lorine S Miller; bulletins were given by Kenny and Sandi Cowell in honor of Aron and Lindsay Gerken’s wedding. Sermon, “Learning: The Word,” by Erich Christman, pastor.

Wednesday eve.: LOGOS parent meeting, 6:30 p.m., JYF, SYF, Life Planning, 7 p.m., Chancel choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday morning: Roger and Beth Weber, greeters; Brent Miller, Eric Miller family, worship leaders; Alysa Sauder, prelude; children’s moment and meditation, “Finding Real Treasure,” Tim Lehman, transitional pastor.

Wednesday: Women’s Bible study, 5:45 a.m.; Mennonite Women, 9:00 a.m.; MYF 7 p.m.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday morning: 8:00 and 10:30 Harvestfest service with Holy Communion; Beth Lienau, organist; special music by the Sunday school children led by Jen Hurst, Marcia Kern, Joetta Henry, and Linda Grime; sermon by Dale Kern, pastor. Meal and youth auction followed in the Family Center.


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