Archbold, OH

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Easter Two

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory; Gordon Schumacher, worship leader. Message, “the Crux-recovering and celebrating the significance of the death of Jesus: the purchase,” Mark 10:45, Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: J. Mark & Karen Beck, Leslie & Annemarie Nafziger, greeters; music team, prelude; Kristi Miehls & Jim Richer, offertory; Nancy Beck, worship leader; Duane Beck, song leader; Ron Zaerr, scripture reader; Lincoln & Jen Nafziger, childrens moment; mission moment, Ron & Char Roth, service trip to Texas. Message, “Unfinished Business,” Philippians 1:3- 11, Dave Elkins; prayer.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Kevin & Rebecca Short, Randy & Becky Kauffman, greeters; John Dinius, worship leader; Steve Waidelich family, music; Kelly Schaffner, scripture. Message “Waiting for a Gift,” Matt Weaver.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Mike & Sandy Short, worship leaders; Gary & Robin Wyse, greeters; Harris King & Kayla Bruner, prelude/offertory; Arlan Beck, song leader; Marla Miller, childrens moment. Meditation, “Healthy Goodbye,” Acts 20:17-21, 28-31a, Jess Engle; Nancy Yoder, sharing & prayer.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Presentation Sunday. Blake Grime, acolyte; Brad & Avery Roth, Craig & Jenny Grieser, Tony & Aiden Warncke, Brent Winzeler, ushers; David Stuckey, song leader; Lynne Christman, accompanist; Emma Nafziger, prelude; Krayton Kern, worship leader; Carly Grime, prayer of invocation & 2019 confirmation class creed. Krayton Kern, scripture reader; chancel choir, “Crossroads.” Sermon, “Carrying It On To Completion,” Philippians 1:3-11, Erich Christman. Altar flowers in honor of Marvin & Norma Fish’s 65th wedding anniversary.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Noah Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; ministry of music, Matt, Susie & Noah Slawinski, “Because He Lives”; Cindy Rose, liturgist. Sermon, “Grace That Transforms,” Galatians 1:13-24, Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Worship led by James Strawn, pastor. Caleb Grime, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist; Old Testament Biblical canticle, “The Lord is my Strength and Song”; New Testament Biblical canticle, “Christ Has Been Risen from the Dead”; Sunday School youth choir, “All Hail the Power of Jesus Name,” directed by Kristy Strawn. Sermon, “No Doubt, We Are Blessed,” Psalm 148, Acts 5:2-20, Revelation 1:4-18, John 20:19-31, James Strawn. Chancel flowers by Dan & Judy Leininger in honor of their 30th wedding anniversary.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Brent & Linda Petersen, Greg & Sarah Kruse, ushers; Kara Schnitkey, acolyte; Beth Lienau, organist; Shirley Sigg, Mike Weaver, lectors. Sermon, “Prepare for Peace,” John 20:19-31, Von Eric Berlin.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Affirmation of baptism (confirmation) for Jayma Bailey, Olivia Liechty, Aden McCarty, Isaac Reichert, Dana Riley, Gabe Short. Maddie Short, acolyte; Aden McCarty, lector; Steve Basselman, organist/ choir director; Beth Reichert, pianist; chancel choir anthem, “Speak, O Lord,” Paul & Isaac Reichert, duet. Childrens message and sermon, “Growing In Doubt and Faith,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Second Sunday of Easter were said for Sue Dominique, Matt Kunesh, and Lydia Wlasiuk. Sermon, “The Doubting Thomas,” Stephen Stanbery assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Barb & Karen Dominique, Amy Zientek, Marianne Francis, Chuck McColl, Larry Zachrich, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Drew & Melissa Pifer, greeters; Amy Zientek, Frank Smith, lectors; Paul & Deb Herring, Mike & Barb Britenriker, ushers; Kassidy & Lainey Zientek, Grace Ritta, Allie Buehrer, Hannah & Olivia Francis, Sam Jaramillo, servers; Hannah Francis, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Jennifer Graber, Bonnie Wickerham, Nick & Susan Wlasiuk, offertory.

Templo Cristiano Assemblies of God

Contemporary worshipAnniversariesteam, “I Am Who You Say I Am,” “What A

Me Like You.” Sermon, “Outreach-Share God’s Love,” Rod Rodriguez.