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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nancy Roth, prelude; offertory, Hope for Every Man. Message, “Hope Revealed! The Bad Girls of Revelation,” Brad Bame. Second service: Praiselude and Worship through singing led by Worship Team Band; offertory and message same as first service.

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

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Lockport’s 100th Anniversary Celebration. Bobbie Stuckey and Bill Stuckey, prelude; Cork Rufenacht, worship leader; William Eash, Newton, Kan., chorister; Childrens choir sang a song they wrote for the occasion; Allen Rutter and Jim Groeneweg, Bert & Ernie, childrens lesson; Ned Wyse, scripture reader. Message, Cliff Brubaker; benediction, Pamela Short.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Karen Ruth, worship leader; Bonnie Stuckey, prelude, interlude and offertory; Linda Nafziger, Brad Short, Jeff and Danielle Wyse, Ty Yoder, ushers; John and Ginger Dalton, Marv and Vicki Nafziger, greeters; Lori Bontrager, children’s story. Sermon, “Vulnerability as A Powerful Posture,” Sherm Kauffman.

Wednesday: Life planning, 6 p.m.; foot-washing service, 7:30 p.m.; Dwelling in the Word, 8:30 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Jane Friesen, welcome; Gary Nafziger, songs of praise; Duane Beck and Sheila Gruenhagen, children’s worship time; Alex Bilen, scripture reader. Sermon, “Yes or No?” Jeff Smith; Laura Nafziger, offertory.

Wednesday: congregational meeting, 6:30; MYF, 7 p.m.

United Methodist

Sunday: Mark and Lisa Allison family, greeters; Ken Laub, Bernie Haas, Steve Russell, Gary Fidler, ushers; Alyssa Ziegler, Krista Leupp, acolytes; Larry Beck, organist; Matt Welch, liturgist. Message, David David.

Wednesday: Groundbreakers, 6:30 p.m.; high school youth, JAM Session, chancel choir practice, 7 p.m.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Justin Pursel, Jacob Ott, acolytes; Susie Enderle, Bea Briggs, Linda Heer, Jeff and Tyson Bostelman, Beth and Joel Wanemacher, ushers; Dale and Ann Grime, Jack and Barb Stover, greeters; Elaine Winzeler, song leader; chancel choir, Kum Ba Ya, Mike Meyer, soloist. Sermon, “Spiritual Check-Up: ‘Say Ahhh,'” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: LOGOS, jr. choir, 5:30 p.m.; JYF, 6:30 p.m.; SYF, 7 p.m.; chancel choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Ed and Amy Leichty, greeters; Marcia Lehman, prelude; “Hole in the Roof,” drama; Wes Graber, worship leader; Eric Lehman, song leader. Meditation, “As Jesus Looks At Our Community,” Tim Lehman.

Wednesday: MYF life planning, 6:30 p.m.; fall church business meeting, 7:30 p.m.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Beth Lienau, organist; preservice music by junior choir, Michelle Kruse, accompanist; Sherry Schweinhagen, Mike Weaver, lectors; children’s sermon, Dale Kern. Sermon, Lanny Zup.

Wednesday: weekday school of religion, 5:45 p.m.; senior choir practice, 7:30; Worship Team practice, 8 p.m.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for Vigil and 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time for intentions of Bill Dominique and people of the parish. Sermon, Gary Ferguson. Travis Jaramillo, Jensyn and Logan Garrow, servers; Theresa and Charles McColl, Therese Wylie, Amelia Avina, Barb Britenriker, and Juanita Arend, extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion; Jake Grime and Arlene Hicks, lectors; Jake Grime, Sam Jaramillo, Mike Britenriker, Jr. and Dexter Kruger, ushers; Loman Radabaugh, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music. The parish welcomed new members Scott, Andrea, Derrick, and Brianna Mosgrove; Shane Robert Stasa, son of Jason and Brandy welcomed into the parish through baptism.

Wednesday: religious education classes for grades K-8.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Ellie Sonnenberg, acolyte; John, Chris, Lindsey Shaffer, ushers; Jessica Short, flute; Mike Short, percussion; offering song, Morning Has Broken, bell choir; Diane Phelps, lector. Children’s message and sermon, “Which Are You Worried About?” Paul Reichert.

Wednesday: Grace Notes, 4:30 p.m.; meal, 5:15 p.m.; childrens activities, catechism, adult and high school small groups, informal worship, 6 p.m.; bell choir, 6:30 p.m.; chancel choir, 7:30 p.m.


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