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Lent Four

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Peter Rupp, King’s Cross Church, Defiance, and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Patterns In Genesis-Joseph: The Path of Glory,” Genesis 38-41, Jesse Kahler. Welcome the birth of Arthur James Stuckey, son of Oliver and Mikaela.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Arlene Zaerr, Diane Nafziger, Leslie & Annemarie Nafziger, greeters; music team, prelude, offertory; Kristi Miehls, song leader; Jen Nafziger, worship leader; Nancy Grieser, childrens lesson; Angie Stuckey, scripture & prayer. Message, “A Prodigal Father’s Love,” Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32, Ramon Lianez; prayer, Dave Elkins.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Randy Stuckey, Todd, Stephanie, & Natalie Schmucker, greeters; Bonnie Heatwole, worship leader; Mark Beck, chorister; MYF chimes, prelude & offertory; Ashley Stuckey, childrens lesson; Matt Weaver, announcements, sharing, prayer. Message“RUaC A,” Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Stan & Susan Roth, worship leaders; Ed & Amy Leichty, Parker Bixler, greeters; Pam Graber, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; John King, song leader; Sandy Aeschliman, childrens moment; ministry moment, VBS. Meditation, “God at Work,” Acts 10:23B- 26, Jess Engle; Arlan Beck, sharing & prayer.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offertory; Cheryl Britsch, song leader: Micah Frankenfield & Kent Nafziger, worship leader; Cork & Patsy Nofziger, Bruce Whiteman, Ty Yoder, Al Liechty, ushers; Tom & Bonnie Stuckey, Charlene Short, greeters; Karen Rodriguez, childrens time. Sermon, “Open Arms,” 2 Corinthians 5:11-21, Corben Weaver Boshart; prayer for church & world, Karen Ruth.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Ian Grime, Tyler Wyse, acolyte; Bruce Wooley, Dale & Ann Grime, Keith & Kelli Kuntz, Jim Grieser, ushers; Dave Stuckey, song leader; Buffy Riley, accompanist; Matt Hines, childrens moment. Sermon, “Understanding and Community Support,” Psalm 23, Luke 8:26-39, Erich Christman. Altar flowers given by Joan Grieser in memory of loved ones.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; ministry of music, chancel choir; Cindy Rose, liturgist and childrens message. Sermon, “Forgiveness-Freedom,” Matthew 18:23-35, Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Worship led by James Strawn, pastor. Jacob Wood, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist; elders Einstein Francis & Tyson Moss, communion assistants; church choir, “Agnus Dei,” directed by Shari Leininger; Sunday School youth choir, “On My Heart Imprint Your Image,” directed by Kristy Strawn. Sermon, “Forgiveness,” Isaiah 12:1-6, 2 Corinthians 5:16-221, Luke 15:1-3, 11-32, James Strawn.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Mark & Susan Miller, Eric Patterson, ushers; Kara Schnitkey, acolyte; Brett Grime, pianist; Norm Beck, Jodi Hulbert, lectors; Jennifer Grime, childrens chats. Sermon, “Reconcile Me To You,” 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Von Eric Berlin.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Fourth Sunday of Lent were said for Daryl Graber and all souls. Sermon, “A Graced Moment,” Stephen Stanbery assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Jeanne Alt, Larry Zachrich, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Linda Lauber, Judy Smith, lectors; Sam Jaramillo, Grace & Wyatt Ritta, Mason Miller, Hanna & Olivia Francis, servers; Brad Dominique, John Downey, David Dominique, Bryan Miller, ushers; Thom Singer, music; Hannah Francis, rosary leader; Daryl Graber & Bryan Miller families, offertory.