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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Imagine: 3 Superlative Prayers for 2020,” Ephesians 3:1, 14-21, Jesse Kahler.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Randy & Becky Kauffman, Chris & Donna Keiser, greeters; Andrew Spotts, worship leader; Jackson Kelley & band, prelude, offertory; Kimberly Stuckey, chorister; Lisa Waidelich, childrens lesson; Matt Weaver, sharing & prayer time. Message, “The Light for the Path Ahead,” Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Nichols family, scripture readers; Brenda Holdsworth & Linda Nafziger, prelude, offertory; Rachel Sauder & David Nichols, welcome, call to worship; Kristi Miehls, song leader. Sermon, “Morning People,” Isaiah 60:1-6, Dave Elkins. Baptisms: Tessa Nafziger, Landon Stamm, Madden Valentine, Julisa Nafziger, Corbin Stamm, Kaitlyn Elkins, Logan Miller, Kate Nofziger, Eve Crossgrove, Kate Roth.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Karen Stuckey, prelude, offertory, interlude; Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Kathy Beck, worship leader; Ty Yoder, Cork & Patsy Nofziger, Bruce Whiteman, ushers; Larry & Elaine Short, Cork & Patsy Nofziger, greeters; Barnaby Wyse, childrens moment. Sermon, “Pull up a chair,” Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 3_ 1-12, Sue Short; prayer for church & world, Corben Weaver Boshart.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Christmas 2. Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Gregg & Sarah Kruse, Eric Patterson, ushers; Eliza Bacik & Carter Kruse, Mason Bickel, acolytes; Tom Henry, Mike Schnitkey, lectors. Childrens message, Jennifer Grime. Sermon, “Apostle’s Creed & Meaning,” Luke 2:40-52, Gary Bernath.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Epiphany of the Lord Sunday were said for Matt Kunesh, Jeannette Talbot. Sermon, “Calling From God,” Stephen Stanbery assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Leonard Gustwiller, Larry Zachrich, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Frank & Benie Smith, greeters; Linda Lauber & Susan Wlasiuk, lectors; Sam Jaramillo, Kar- ter Zachrich, Vivianne Pifer, Tripp Langenderfer, Natalie, Oliver & Tessa Seibert, Mason, Brooks, & Layne Miller, servers; JR Lauber, Tyson Langenderfer, Nick Wlasiuk, Chris Lopez, ushers; Thom Singer, music; Chris Lopez, rosary leader; Linda & JR Lauber, Steve Bernath, Arlene Hicks, offertory.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Karline Wyse, Liz Leupp, sound/video; Colleen Bernath, organist; Bev Emch, liturgist and childrens message; Mike McRobbie, ministry of music. Message, “Speechless: Speechless,” Ephesians 2:4-7, James Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Epiphany Sunday. Geoffrey Yoder, crucifer; Samuel Cox, acolyte; Isabella Francis, organist. Sermon, “Arrival of Magi To Worship The New Born Savior,” Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1- 12, Matthew 2:1-12, James Strawn. Installation of congregation officers: Tyson Moss, Dan Bernath, Randy Carothers, Jeff Leininger, Les Grime, Jan Bernath, elders; Matt Cox, Daniel J. Leininger, Ethan Carothers, Brian Hite, Les Schafer, Sam Smucker, trustees; Billye Leininger, treasurer; Doug Yoder, Kelby Smucker, finance; JoEllen Yoder, Sunday school superintendent; Judy Leininger, secretary. Chancel flowers given by Jeff & Joni Foster in honor of their 38th anniversary and memory of Joni’s sister, Sandy Crandall.