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News from the Pew & Pulpit


Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Cloyce & Nancy Nofziger, Steve & Sarah Hastings family, greeters; Jeff Wyse, worship leader; Matt Weaver, music; Kathy King, childrens lesson; John Dinius, scripture. Message, “Faithfully Dealing with Suffering,” Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Linda Riegsecker, scripture reader; Pam Graber, prelude; Sandy Aeschliman, childrens moment. Sermon, “How the Church Thinks,” Ephesians 4:17-24, Tony Doehrmann, regional pastor; Gary Waidelich, sharing & prayer. Shawn Waidelich, sharing & prayer.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Gavin Walker, acolyte; Steve Walker, Gary & Judy Sears, ushers; Andrew Rohrs, song leader; Buffy Riley, accompanist. Sermon, “Jar of Clay,” 2 Corinthians 4:21-18, Erich Christman.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Jeff & JoAnn Benecke, greeters; Greg & Amy Wallace, ushers; Steve Basselman, organist/pianist; Deb Schnitkey, Robin Trudel, Melanie Nagel, anthem, “Child of God”; Zach Basselman, bass guitar. Childrens message/sermon, “Children of God: Weedy Wheat,” Paul Reichert. Baptism of Willow Opal Wyse, daughter of Kenneth & Whitney.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Nate Johnson, acolyte; Isabella Francis, organist; elders Dan Bernath

& Randy Carothers, communion assistants. Sermon, “Christians Receive First Fruits,” Isaiah 44:6-8, Romans 8:18-27, Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43, James Strawn. Chancel flowers by Dwight & Kris Beltz in memory of Brandi & Brennen Beltz.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Pentecost Seven. Tom & Joetta Henry, Dale Genter, Dave & Karen Keesbury, greeters; Wayne Lienau, Bob Hesterman, ushers; Beth Lienau, organist; Tom Henry, Jody Hulbert, lectors; liturgy: Isaiah 44:6-8, Romans 8:18-27, Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43. Sermon, “What Do You Think Will Happen?” Isaiah 44:8, Charles Kramer.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and 16th Sunday of ordinary time were said for all souls and Matt Kunesh. Sermon, Stephen Stanbery assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon; Amy Zientek, Stephen Bernath, lectors; JR Lauber, Chuck McColl, John & Frank Smith, ushers; Thom Singer, music.