Archbold, OH

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Easter Five

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory; Byron Dickey, worship leader. Message, “the Cruxrecovering and celebrating the significance of the death of Jesus: the takeover,” Romans 5:21, Jesse Kahler.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Gloria Graber, Kelly Schmucker, Cork & Peg Rufenacht, greeters; Todd Schmucker, worship leader; young adult praise band led by Ryan King, prelude & offertory; Jade & Lindsay Frey, scripture; Jeff Wyse, sharing, prayer. Message “The Great Power Of God,” Matt Weaver.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Steve & Vicki Miller, greeters; seniors, scripture/ offering; Marcia Lehman, prelude/ offertory; Pam Graber, song leader; seniors, childrens moment. Meditation, “Religious In Every Way,” Acts 17:16-31, Ryan Harker; Arlan Beck, sharing & prayer.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Chloe Nofziger, prelude, interlude, offertory; Cheryl Britsch, song leader: Kelvin Friesen & Karen Rodriguez, worship leaders; Ty Yoder, Al Liechty, Cork & Patsy Nofziger, Bruce Whiteman, ushers; Al & Ginny Liechty, Bill & Kathy Beck, greeters; Mary Ann Yoder, childrens time. Sermon, “What Does It Mean To ‘call on the name of the Lord?’” 1 Corinthians 1:1- 3, Matt Cordella-Bontrager; prayer for church & world, Corben Weaver Boshart.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Confirmation Sunday. Rayne Kinsman, Tyler Wyse, acolyte; Dave Walker, Dave & Page Miller, Michael & Karen Walker, Doug & Nancy Rupp, ushers; Brad Roth, worship leader; Andrew Rohrs, song leader; Buffy Riley, accompanist; chancel choir, “Filled With The Glory.” Confirmation of Carly Grime and Krayton Kern. Sermon, “Doing What The World Says To Do,” James 1:19-27, 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; April Simon, liturgist; Gloria Wagner, childrens message. Sermon, “Grace That Forms,” Galatians 4, Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Worship led by James Strawn, pastor. Samuel Cox, acolyte; Isabella Francis, organist; elders Einstein Francis & Dan Bernath, communion assistants; bell choir, “The King Of Love My Shepherd Is,” directed by Mary Leininger. Sermon, “Coming of the Holy Spirit,” Acts 11:1- 8, Revelations 21:17, John 16:12-22, James Strawn.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Tom & Joetta Henry, Dave & Karen Keesbery, greeters; Brent & Linda Petersen, Gene & Barb May, ushers; Anna Wendt, Gabe & Bella Chapa, acolytes; Beth Lienau, organist; Tom Henry, Marolyn Bostelman, lectors; Jennifer Grime, childrens chats. Confirmed: Breanna Boysel, Gabriel Chapa, Jenna Mahnke, Cade Miller, Alison Roehrig, Madeline Thiel. Sermon, “Prepare,” Ephesians 4:21- 23, Dale Kern.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Jade Whitacre, acolyte; Drew McCarty, lector; Steve Basselman, pianist/ organist; special music by Jeremiah Hartman. Willa Charlotte Baden, daughter of Brian & Lindsay, was baptised. Childrens message and sermon, “Renewing the Law of Love,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Fifth Sunday of Lent were said for Greg & Lydia Wlasiuk and the graduates. Sermon, “Keep God The Center Of Your Life,” Stephen Stanbery assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Brooke & Sheri Bosco, greeters; Amy Zientek, Alexa Wilson, Caden Garrow, lectors; Sam Jaramillo, Kassidy & Lainey Zientek, Mason Miller, Anna Shields, Karter Zachrich, servers; Nick & Susan Wlasiuk, Steve & Barb Dominique, ushers; Thom Singer, music; Arlene Hicks, rosary leader; Nick & Susan Wlasiuk and the graduates, offertory. Graduates honored: Deni Gaona, Caden Garrow, Josh Kidder, Javier Peche, Alexa Wilson, Jeron Williams.

TCAG – Contemporary

Sunday: Worship team, “This Is Amazing Grace,” “Your Grace Is Enough,” “How Great Is Our God.” Sermon, “Outreach: Convicting Through Compassion,” Rod Rodriguez.