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Palm Sunday

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Crux: Recovering and Celebrating The Significance Of The Death of Jesus-’the cover,’” Hebrews 22:9b, Jesse Kahler. Logan & Kayla Wyse welcomed Daphne Kay, born on April 10.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Randy & Becky Kauffman, Lynn & Bobbie Stuckey, greeters; Lynn Short, worship leader; Joe Graber, chorister; Jackson Kelley, prelude & offertory; Pat King, scripture; Jeff Wyse, sharing, prayer. Message “The protest March of Jesus, Was the March for Our Lives,” Haroldo Nunes.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Greg Waidelich, worship leader; Lyle & Donna Friesen, greeters; Brenda Beck, prelude/offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Arlan Beck, song leader; Brenna Harker, childrens moment; DR participants, mission moment. Meditation, “The Lord Needs It,” Luke 19:28-31, 35- 38, Jess Engle; Shawn Waidelich, sharing & prayer.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Bonnie Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offertory; Kevin Sauder, song leader: Jackie Lehman, worship leader; Jerry & Ladonna Andres, Trevor, Mike Short, Cal Britsch, Mike Zimmerman, ushers; Don & Karen Ruth, Howard & Carolyn Snyder, greeters. Chancel choir, “The Ground” and “The Hundredth Psalm.” Childrens time and sermon, “If These Were Silent,” Mara Weaver Boshart; prayer for church & world, Lonnie Short.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Cahle Roth, Ian Grime, acolyte; Brad & Avery Roth, Craig & Jenny Grieser, Tony & Aiden Warnke, Brent Winzeler, ushers; Andrew Rohrs, song leader; Lynne Christman, accompanist; Matt Hines, trumpet. Palm processional by children; Palm Sunday monologue, “The Not-So-Triumphal Entry”; chancel choir, “King of Kings-Lord of Lords.” Sermon, “Entering Into Holy Week,” Luke 19:28-44, Erich Christman.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; chancel choir, “Lift High the Palms”; Dick Selgo, liturgist; Gloria Wagner, childrens message. Sermon, “High and Lifted Up,” John 12:27-36, Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Worship led by James Strawn, pastor. Edward Yoder, crucifer; Geoffrey Yoder, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist; handbell choir, “Hosanna! Chimes” directed by Mary Leininger; confirmation choir, “Marvelous Mystery” directed by Sherri Leininger; Randy Carothers, Dan Bernath, elders, communion assistants. Sermon, “Jesus Entry Into Jerusalem,” Deuteronomy 32:36-39, Philippians 2:5-11, Luke 23:24-27, James Strawn. Chancel flowers by Ruth Ann Beaverson family in memory of Bob Beaverson.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Larry & Sandy Brandt, Keith & Peggy Oyer, ushers; Meghan Taylor, Anna Wendt, Alison Roehrig, Maddie Thiel, acolytes; worship team 2, music; Shirley Sigg, Mike Weaver, lectors. Sermon, “Help Us Be Humble,” Philippians 2:5-11, Von Eric Berlin.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Palm Sunday were said for Allen & Bobbie Dominique and Chris Short. Sermon, Stephen Stanbery, assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Jeanne Alt, Larry Zachrich, Susan Saaf, Megan Cordes, Vicki Williams, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Mary Ann Thatcher, Stephen Bernath, lectors; Sam Jaramillo, Kassidy & Lainey Zientek, Karter Zachrich, Olivia & Hannah Francis, servers; Steve & Barb Dominique, Nick & Susan Wlasiuk, ushers; Thom Singer, music; Jody Ritzert, rosary leader; Jenny Graber, Todd Short, Betty Britenriker, offertory.