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News from the Pew & Pulpit

Second Sunday In Advent

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Believers baptism candidates: Noah Cheney, Josh & Emily Clemens, Bridget St. John. Message, “Covenant: Abraham,” Genesis 9:8-17, Jesse Kahler.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Mike & Linda Stuckey, Mark & Janelle Beck, greeters; Kathy King, worship leader; Doug & Michelle Nofziger family, Advent candle lighters; Keith Short, song leader; mens ensemble, prelude & special music; Lisa Waidelich, childrens lesson; Nicole Radabaugh, scripture reader. Message, “Noticing the Signs,” Matt Weaver.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: MYF, scripture readers; Corey Smeltzer, Parker Bixler, Advent reader, candle lighter; Noteworthy, prelude; Pam Graber, offertory; Arlan Beck, song leader; Sandy Aeschliman, childrens moment. Sermon, “The Wolf Will Live with the Lamb: The Promise of Renewal,” Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 11:25-30, Ryan Harker; Jane Bruner, sharing & prayer.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Karen Stuckey, prelude, offertory; Noteworthy, interlude; Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Mara Weaver Boshart, Karen Rodriguez, worship leaders; Jerry & Ladonna Andres, Trevor or Mike Short, Cal Britsch, Mike Zimmerman, ushers; Tom & Bonnie Stuckey, Neil & Kathy Nofziger, greeters; choral presentation, “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming,” “And the Glory of the Lord”; Advent candle lighting, Romans 15:4-7; Megan Nafziger, childrens time. Sermon, “Warming Up,” Isaiah 11:1-10, Sue Short; prayer for church & world, Cliff Brubaker; benediction based on 2 Corinthians 13:11, Sue Short & Vivi Legato.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: 48th Sermon in Music. Cameron Yoder, acolyte; Greg Walker, Tom & Laura Johnson, Bill & Kathy Bostelman, ushers; Andrew Rohrs, song leader; Lynne Christman, accompanist; Advent Wreath Lighting-the Candle of Peace: Craig, Jenny & Josie Grieser; “Glory to God,” chancel choir and bell choir; junior choir, “Rockin’ the Baby”; womens ensemble, “Mary’s Little Boy Child”; duet, Scott & Joshua Reeb, “Do You Hear What I Hear?” Infant dedication for Reilly Stephen Yoder, son of Eric & Anna. Advent Message, “Singing the Carols,” Psalm 96:1-9, Isaiah 9:6-7, Erich Christman. Chancel choir, “Gloria.”

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Noah Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist, prelude, offertory; Colleen Bernath, organist; ministry of music, bell choir, “Mary Did You Know?” Cindy Rose, liturgist and childrens message; lighting of Advent candle, Shirley Sullivan, Peg Ehrman, Karleen Holland. Message, “Warning,” Matthew 3:1-12, James Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Worship led by James Strawn, pastor. Samuel Cox, acolyte; Isabella Francis, organist; bell choir, “Lo How A Rose E’er Blooming,” and “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow,” directed by Mary Leininger. Sermon, “John The Baptist-Forerunner,” Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4-13, Matthew 3:1-12, James Strawn. Chancel flowers given by Ron & Mary Hausch in memory of loved ones and in honor of family.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Sing A New Song worship team; Larry & Sandy Brandt, Keith & Peggy Oyer, ushers; Meghan Taylor, Suz Walker, acolytes; Norm Beck, Mike Weaver, lectors; confession/absolution, Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4- 13, Matthew 3:1-12. Sermon, “Just How Near?” Matthew 3:1, Charles Kramer.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Sunday School program, “For the Glory of the King,” directed by Caleb Wyse. Karlee Detmer, acolyte; Steve Basselman, organist; Anthony & Andrea Stevens, ushers.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Second Sunday of Advent were said for Nellie Merillat, Chris Short, Jennette Talbot. Sermon, “The Friend Of The Groom,” Stephen Stanbery assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Karen Dominique, Amy Zientek, Jeannie Alt, Larry Zachrich, Megan Cordes, Mike Britenriker, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Sylvia Miller, Frank & Benie Smith, greeters; Mary Ann Thatcher & Susan Wlasiuk, lectors; Sam Jaramillo, Kassidy & Lainey Zientek, Olivia Francis, Karter Zachrich, Brennan Garrow, servers; Paul & Deb Herring, Frank & John Smith, ushers; Thom Singer, music; Theresa Bennett, rosary leader; Arlene Hicks, Betty Britenriker, Todd Short, offertory.