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News from the Pew & Pulpit

Easter Sunday

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship choir, music; Nathanael Miles, worship leader. Message, “The Cruxthe verdict,” Colossians 2:14, Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Marv & Sharon Lantz, Brent & Karla Ringenberg, greeters; music team, worship leader; Dawn & Haley Rufenacht, childrens lesson; Jordan Riegsecker, scripture & prayer; offertory, “Because He Lives,” Nafziger girls. Message, “Turning Over a New Page,” Isaiah 65:17-25, Dave Elkins.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Lynn & Bobbie Stuckey, Linda Stuckey & grandchildren, greeters; Mike Stuckey, worship leader; young adult band, music; Laurin Wyse, childrens lesson; Janice Foor, scripture reader. Message, “Remember,” Matt Weaver.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Sawyer Miller, worship leader; Mick & Denise Nofziger, greeters; Marcia Lehman, offertory; Arlan Beck, song leader; Lisa Aeschliman, childrens moment. Meditation, “Alive in Christ!” Acts 10:34-43, Romans 6:1-11, Ryan Harker; special music, choir; Gary Waidelich, sharing & prayer.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Cameron Yoder, acolyte; Brad & Avery Roth, Tom & Laura Johnson, Keith & Kim Kern, ushers; Ed Ruffer, song leader; JoAnn Short, childrens message; Lynne Christman, accompanist; Andrew Rohrs, trumpet. Easter drama, “Early Morning Encounter,” Ann Grime, Laura Johnson, Lynne Stuckey; hand chime choir, “Alleluia, Alleluia”; hand bell choir, “Easter Fanfare”; special music, “Glorious Day,” Norm Fether, Bruce Wooley, Chris Baden; chancel choir, “Rejoice, All People on Earth Rejoice.” Sermon, “Christ, the First Fruits,” John 20:1-18, Erich Christman.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Mark & Susan Miller, Gene & Barb May, ushers; Gabe Chapa & Cade Miller, acolytes; senior choir, music; Mike Weaver, lector. Sermon, “INDEED!,” 1 Cor. 15:12-26, Von Eric Berlin.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; Jami Nathan, liturgist & childrens message; chancel choir, “See What a Morning.” Sermon, “Why Are You Weeping?” John 20:1-18, Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Worship led by James Strawn, pastor. Geoffrey Yoder, Jacob Foster, crucifers; Edward Yoder, Caleb Grime, acolytes; elders Dan Bernath, Randy Carothers, communion assistants; church choir, “Ring the Easter Bells,” directed by Shari Leininger; bell choir, “Christ The Lord Is Risen Today,” directed by Mary Leininger. Sermon, “He Is Risen Indeed,” Isaiah 65:17-25, Job 19:23-27, 1Corinthians 15:19- 26 & 51-57, Luke 24:1-12, John 20:1-18, James Strawn. Chancel flowers by St. James families and Clare & Arlene Grime for their 61st anniversary.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Gabe Short, Jayma Bailey, Aden McCarty, acolytes; Steve Basselman, choir director/organist; Beth Reichert, Rick Breier, pianists; bell choir anthem, “The Strife is O’er.” Chancel choir anthems, “Hallelujah chorus,” “Risen Today.” Childrens message and sermon, Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday were said for Lydia Wlasiuk and Jeannette Talbot. Sermon, “Our Ultimate Purpose Is Eternity,” Stephen Stanbery assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Larry Zachrich, Vicki Williams, Jeannie Alt, Mari Yoder, Peaches Holland, Tami Kunish, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Alan & Kim Garrow, Kevin & Elizabeth Seibert families, greeters; Deb Herring, Arlene Hicks, lectors; Jeron Williams, Karter Zachrich, Caden, Delaney, & Brennan Garrow, Brooks & Mason Miller, Sam Jaramillo, Natalie, Oliver & Tessa Seibert, servers; Doug Williams, Paul Herring, Bryan Miller, Chris Lopez, ushers; Thom Singer, music; Chris Lopez, rosary leader; Arlene Hicks & granddaughters, offertory.