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Lent Three

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory; Gordon Schumacher, worship leader. Message, “Patterns In Genesis-Joseph: In the Pits,” Genesis 37:12- 36, Roger Andrews.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Pete & Luana King, Adam, Jen, Ivan & Garrison Cobb, greeters; Allen Rutter, worship leader; blue grass band, music; Preston & Colton Nofziger, scripture. Message “Death or Exile,” Matt Weaver; sharing & prayer, Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Corey Smeltzer, worship leader; Marcia Lehman, prelude/offertory; John King, song leader; Joyclyn Mattimoe, childrens moment. Meditation, “Out of the Comfort Zone,” Acts 10:1-23, Jess Engle.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Jack Hurst, Carly Grime, acolytes; Bruce Wooley, Dale & Ann Grime, Keith & Kelli Kuntz, Jim Grieser, ushers; Brad Roth, worship leader; Mike Meyer, song/worship leader; Joshua Reeb, prelude, “How Great Thou Art”; Lynn Christman, accompanist; chancel choir, “He’s Been There Too”; faith testimony, Bob & Carol DeVries. Sermon, “Elijah: Running Scared,” 1 Kings 19:1-18, Erich Christman. Altar flowers sponsored by Jay & Karla Pursel in memory of Kaitlyn.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; April Simon, liturgist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; ministry of music, chancel choir; Gloria Wagner, childrens message. Message, “Forgiveness-Repentance,” Luke 23:32-43, Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Worship led by James Strawn, pastor. Jacob Wood, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist; sermon, “God’s Judgment and God’s Patience,” Ezekiel 33:7-20, 1 Corinthians 10:1-3, Luke 13:1-9, James Strawn. Flowers by John & Eunice Winzeler in honor of their children and grandchildren.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Brent & Linda Petersen, ushers; Mary Grime, organist; Amber Wendt, Kaitlyn Schnitkey, acolytes; Norm Beck, Jody Hulbert, lectors. Sermon, “New Yet Old,” 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Eric Von Berlin.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Gabe Short, acolyte; Anthony Stevens, lector; Steve Basselman, organist; Beth Reichert, pianist; Erin Reichert, offering music. Childrens message and sermon, “Did God Forget Them? No!” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Third Sunday of Lent were said for Mary Couturier and all souls. Sermon, “What Does The Word Repent Mean,” Stephen Stanbery assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Marianne Francis, Larry Zachrich, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Deb Herring, Amy Zientek, lectors; Oliver Seibert, Sam Jaramillo, Kassidy & Lainey Zientek, Lyndsay Gladieux, servers; Paul Herring, Chuck McColl, Doug Williams, Frank Smith, ushers; Chris Lopez, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; David & Denise Schaub, offertory, offertory.



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