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Easter 3

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “the Crux-Recovering and Celebrating the Significance of the Death of Jesus: the victory,” Hebrews 2:14b-15, Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Steve & Laura Nafziger, Pete & Shirley Nofziger, greeters; Kristi Miehls, offertory; Anita Roth, song leader; Linda Nafziger, worship leader; Jay Roth, Linda Nafziger, special music. Message, “Due to Circumstances Beyond Our Control…” Philippians 1:12-26, Dave Elkins; prayer, Sarah Short.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Spring Mission Sunday. Cork & Peg Rufenacht, Kelly Schmucker & Gloria Graber, greeters; Pete King, worship leader; Caleb & Joilyn Waidelich, music; Mason Stuckey, scripture reader; Meagan Beck, childrens lesson; Matt Weaver, sharing, prayer. Message by Sarah Aeschliman.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Walt & Shirley Short, greeters; Pam Graber, prelude/offertory, song leader; Kelly Boulton, childrens moment; Sheldon & Gina Sutton, mission moment. Meditation, “Writing Our Gospels,” Acts 15:36-41, Jess Engle; Corey Smeltzer, sharing & prayer.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: CHAOS Sunday. Keegan Wyse, welcome; Ellie Grieser, Jackie Lehman, worship leaders; Kaylee Rodriguez, Jordan Rodriguez, Keegan Wyse, scripture readers; Ellie Grieser, Kaylee Rodriguez, Jodi Nofziger, childrens time; Keegan Wyse, offertory; Cheryl Britsch, song leader: Ty Yoder, Al Liechty, Cork & Patsy Nofziger, Bruce Whiteman, ushers; Psalm Project-Psalm 30, CHAOS. Sermon, “Akekho Ofana Nojesu,” Ben Zimmerman.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Jack Hurst, Cameron Yoder, acolyte; Dave Walker, Dave & Page Miller, Michael & Karen Walker, Doug & Nancy Rupp, ushers; Andrew Rohrs, song leader; Tammy Nofziger, worship leader; Buffy Riley, accompanist. Sermon, “Being Thankful,” Numbers 6:24- 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Erich Christman.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Noah Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; ministry of music, chancel choir; Diane Tinsman, liturgist & childrens message; Sermon “Grace That Embraces,” Galatians 2,” Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: James Strawn, pastor, worship leader. Caleb Grime, acolyte; Isabella Francis, organist; elders Dan Bernath, John Preus, communion assistants; choir, “Holly, Holy, Holy,” Shari Leininger, director; bell choir, “The Church’s One Foundation,” Mary Leininger, director. Sermon by guest minister, John Preus, John 1:21, Acts 9:1-22, Revelation 5:8-14, John 21:1- 14, Psalm 145:4-7. Special prayers for 30 years of Luther Mission Society, and for birth of Kaden Michael Carothers, son of Ethan and Kayleen. Chancel flowers for Dave & Carma Grime’s 31st anniversary and Howard Schafer’s 92nd birthday.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Mark & Susan Miller, Eric Patterson, ushers; Brady Bacik, Carter Kruse, Suz Walker, acolytes; Sing A New Song worship team, music; Tom Henry, Marolyn Bostelman, lectors. Sermon, “Prepare For Change,” John 21:1-19, Von Eric Berlin.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Third Sunday of Easter were said for Chris Short and all souls. Sermon, “Love of Holy Communion,” Stephen Stanbery assisted by Rev. Anthony Chakakklackal. Jeannie Alt, Susan Saaf, Karen Dominique, Leonard Gustwiller, Barb Dominique, Larry Zachrich, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Linda Lauber, Dexter Krueger, lectors; Sam Jaramello, Vivianne Pifer, Mason & Brooks Miller, Anna Krueger, servers; Paul & Deb Herring, Chuck McColl, Pete Grime, ushers; Jody Ritzert, rosary leader; Aaron Alt family and first communicants Carson Armstrong, Brenden & Tyson Bosco, Mylee Domnique, Zachary Krueger, Layne Miller, Connor Smith, offertory.

TCAG-Contemporary

Sunday: Worship team, “This Is Amazing Grace,” “Our God is Greater,” “Lover of Your Presence.” Sermon, “Outreach: Share God’s Love 3 ways to Share our Faith,” Rod Rodriguez.