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Easter Six

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Graduate Sunday. Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Empty Bellies & Starving Hearts,” John 6:1- 15, 22-35, Nathanael Miles. Recognized high school graduates Caitlyn Beldon, Marli Cheney, Mitchell Grosjean, Keyndal Hudson, Annie Jones, Caleb Keim, Madelyn Krueger, Kennedy Miller, Sonson Nafziger, Sam Narath, Caleb Nolander, Brock Ranzau, Madeleine Wixom; college graduates: Riley Krueger, Shannon Neuenschwander, Natalie Rupp, Tanner Wyse.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Cork & Peg Rufenacht, Kelly Schmucker, Gloria Graber, greeters; Chris Keiser, prelude; Adam Cobb, worship leader; Nancy Nofziger, chorister; Meagan Beck, offertory; Galen Nofziger, childrens lesson; Shirley Stuckey, scripture reader. Message by Matt Weaver.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Greg Waidelich, worship leader; Tim, Beth, Kennedy Morr, greeters; Brenda Beck, prelude/offertory; Pam Graber, song leader; Kelly Boulton, childrens moment; Black Swamp Benefit, mission moment. Meditation, “Go Wash In The River,” II Kings 5:8-14, Sandy Aeschliman; Shawn Waidelich, sharing & prayer.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Julia Richer, song leader; Trevor Short, worship leader. Sermon by Corben Weaver Boshart.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Noah Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; ministry of music, chancel choir, “House of Grace”; Karen Vonier, liturgist. Childrens message and sermon, “Grace That Bears Fruit,” Galatians 5, Jim Nathan. St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Tom & Joetta Henry, Dave & Karen Keesbery, greeters; Brent & Linda Petersen, Greg & Sarah Kruse, ushers; Jenna Mahnke, Cade Miller, acolytes; Mary Grime, organist; Tom Henry, Marolyn Bostel- man, lectors. Baccalaureate service for high school graduates Daniel Fether, Jacob Lands, Adam Mahnke, Anya Rose, and college graduates Tyson Helmke, Logan Hogrefe, Megan Miller, Andrea Weirauch. Sermon, “America,” Psalm 67, Revelation 21:9-14, 21-17, Dale Kern.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Graduation Sunday. Recognition of graduates: Zach Basselman, Cameron Collins, Cory Erbskorn, Jeremiah Hartman, Brendon Johns, Gwynne Riley, Kasyn Schaffner, Katie Short, Faith Wyse, Travis Ziegler. Jade Whitacre, acolyte; Katie Short, lector; Steve Basselman, organist/pianist; Zach Basselman, bass guitar, Mike Short, percussion; MacKenna Whitacre, Erin Reichert, Molly Conway, song leaders. Childrens message and sermon, “Honoring Accomplishment and Looking Forward,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Sixth Sunday of Lent were said for Matt Kunesh, Roger Evans, Bob Hicks, and Jeannette Talbot. Sermon by Stephen Stanbery assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Amy Zientek, Melissa Pifer, Mari Yoder, John Downey, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Nick & Susan Wlasiuk, Kevin & Elizabeth Seibert family, greeters; Deb Herring, Judy Smith, lectors; Brittney, Karley, & Anissa Ramirez, Mason & Brooks Miller, servers; Nick & Susan Wlasiuk, Frank Smith, Chris Lopez, ushers; Thom Singer, music; Judy Smith, rosary leader; Tami Kunesh, Mary Evens, Arlene Hicks, offertory.