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Pentecost 17

World Communion Sunday

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Do You See, Hear, Understand: Parables-The King,” Matthew 18:21-35, Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Installation service of Ramon Lianez. Ed & Karen Stamm, Pete & Shirley Nofziger, greeters; Dave Elkins, pastor, introduction & welcome. Music team, prelude, offertory; Kirk Scott, worship leader; Duane Beck, song leader. Message, “Some Are Called To Be Pastors,” Ephesians 4:1-16, Dick Barrett, Ohio Conference minister; Ramon’s journey, Carl Newcomer; Dick Barrett, licensing & installation. Flowers in memory of Gene Zaerr and the 20th anniversary of his death.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Vern & Bette Dahl, Art & Donna Chupp, greeters; Mark Beck, worship leader; young adult praise band, music; Jeff Wyse, scripture. Message “Going All In,” Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Heath Waidelich & Marissa Myers, worship leader; Marcia Lehman, prelude/ offertory; John King, song leader; Sandy Aeschliman, childrens moment. Meditation, “A God Merciful and Gracious,” Exodus 34:1- 8, 29-35, Ryan Harker; Nancy Yoder, sharing & prayer.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Bonnie Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offertory; Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Mara Weaver Boshart, worship leader; Jerry & Ladonna Andres, Trevor or Mike Short, Cal Britsch, Mike Zimmerman, ushers; Tom & Bonnie Stuckey, Al & Ginny Liechty, greeters. Sermon, “Look Toward Heaven and Count…” Hebrews 11:1-22, Sue Short; prayer for church & world, Karen Ruth.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Cahle Roth, Tyler Wyse, acolyte; Jay & Karla Pursel family, Craig & Jenny Grieser, John Graber, ushers; Jan Roth, worship leader; David Stuckey, song leader; Buffy Riley, accompanist; chancel choir, “If We Truly Believe.” Sermon, “Respond By Being Holy,” 1 Peter 4:12-19, Erich Christman.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Noah Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; bell choir, ministry of music; Dick Selgo, liturgist & childrens message. Message by James Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion led by James Strawn, pastor. Colton Wood, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist; elders Randy Carothers, Les Grime, communion assistants. Baptism of Eliam Marcus Seiler, infant son of Marcus & Bellissa. Sermon, “Rebuke Temptation,” Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:1-10, James Strawn. Chancel flower by Myrtice Leininger in memory of Bert Leininger.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Tom & Joetta Henry, Dave & Karen Keesbery, greeters; Mark & Susan Miller, Eric Patterson, ushers; Brady Bacik, Carter Kruse, Mason Bickel, acolytes; Sing a New Song worship team, music; Tom Henry, Tim Hausch, lectors; Jennifer Grime, childrens chats. Sermon, “So Whom Do You Believe?” 2 Timothy 1:12, Charles Kramer, guest pastor.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Jade Whitacre, acolyte; Chris Ziegler, lector; Steve Basselman, organist & choir director; Jim & Janet Wyse, ushers; bell choir anthem, “Praise to the Lord,” Aaron Short, Jan Delaney, Kris Jemmott, Michelle Collins, MacKenna Whitacre, communion assistants. Childrens message and sermon, “Faith Isn’t Always Certainty,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time were said for Randy Grime and all souls. Sermon, “Who Is Good Or Bad,” Stephen Stanbery assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Larry Zachrich, Stephen Bernath, Susan Saaf, Lois Grime, Karen Dominique, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Maria Gonzalez, Chris Lopez, greeters; Mary Ann Thatcher, Theresa McColl, lectors; Karter Zachrich, Cassidy Baden, Sam Jaramillo, Lainey Zientek, Lyndsay Gladieux, servers; Doug & Vicki Williams, Chris Lopez, Andy Grime, ushers; Jody Ritzert, rosary leader; Susan Saaf, Brigette Schrickel, Peg Hines, offertory.