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News from the Pew & Pulpit


Pentecost 14

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Do You See, Hear, Understand? 7 Good Secrets Shared,” Matthew 13:24-52, Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Lee & Jan Short, Lynn & Anita Roth, greeters; Duane & Deana Beck family, prelude, offertory and worship leaders; Randy Nafziger and music team, song leader; Kristi Hiltbrunner, childrens time. Message, “Rescue Mission,” Luke 15:1-10, Ramon Lianez; prayer, Dave Elkins.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Anthony & Ashley Stuckey family, Nancy Crossgrove, Ruth Ann Yoder, greeters; Brian Rufenacht, worship leader; Blue Grass Band, music; Laurin Wyse, childrens lesson; Natalie Schmucker, scripture; Steve Heatwole, sharing, prayer. Message “Struggling With Abundance,” Matt Weaver. Life planning blessing.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Brenda Beck, worship leader; Dorwin & Ilene Nofziger, greeters; Brenda Beck, prelude/offertory; Pam Graber, song leader; Ryan & Kelly Boulton, childrens moment. Meditation, “Look Toward Heaven and Number the Stars,” Genesis 15:1- 8, Hebrews 11:8-12, Ryan Harker; Shawn Waidelich, sharing & prayer.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offertory; Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Bonnie Stuckey, worship leader; Ty Yoder, Al Liechty, Cork & Patsy Nofziger, Bruce Whitman, ushers; greeters. Sermon, “For We Are Transgressors,” 2 Corinthians 5:11-21, Corben Weaver Boshart; prayer for church & world, Lonnie Short.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Jack Hurst, acolyte; Steve Walker, Jeremy & Jen Hurst, Adam & Kim Walker, Linda Heer, Jean Stamm, ushers; David Stuckey, song leader; Lynne Christman, accompanist; Brad Roth, worship leader; chancel choir, “Joyfully Sing His Praise;” chancel players of Malone University. Sermon,

“Sweeter Than Honey, of Greater Value than Gold,” Erich Christman.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Noah Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; childrens choir, ministry of music; Dick Selgo, childrens message; chancel choir, ministry of music; Dick Selgo, liturgist. Childrens sermon and message,” Hate,” Luke 14:25-33, Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Worship led by James Strawn, pastor. Jacob Wood, acolyte; Isabella Francis, organist; elders Les Grime & Tyson Moss, communion assistants. Sermon, “Lost Sheep,” Ezekiel 34:11- 24, I Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10, James Strawn. Chancel flowers, Les Grime.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Tom & Joetta Henry, Dave & Karen Keesbery, greeters; Wayne Lienau, Bob & Ryan Hesterman, ushers; Max & Suz Walker, acolytes; Beth Lienau, organist; Marolyn Bostelman, Mike Weaver, lectors; Jennifer Grime, childrens chats. Sermon, Paul Dancy, guest pastor.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Installation of Christian education staff. Maddie Short, acolyte; Stan & Deb Schmidt, lectors; Steve Basselman, organist; Mike Short, percussion; Rick Breier, Steve Basselman, offering music piano duet, “Come Thou Fount.” Childrens message and sermon, “God Doesn’t Stop,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time were said for Donald Yoder family & Chris Short. Sermon, “I Oughta Do It,” Stephen Stanbery, assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Peaches Holland, Theresa McColl, Vicki Williams, Lois Grime, Maria Francis, Larry Zachrich, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Peaches Holland, Jody Ritzert, Doug & Vicki Williams, greeters; Linda Lauber, Arlene Hicks, lectors; Sam Jaramillo, Hanna & Olivia Francis, Lainey Zientek, servers; Gary Morman, Chuck McColl, Pete Grime, Doug Williams, ushers; Hannah Francis, rosary leader; Don Yoder family, Tami Kunesh, Todd Short, offertory.