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News from the Pew & Pulpit

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Chris & Donna Keiser, greeters; Lukas Schaffner, worship leader; Jenny Stuckey, monologue; Caleb & Joilyn Waidelich, music; Whitney Short, scripture; Bethany Stuckey, childrens lesson. Sermon, “Preparing to be Ready,” Steve Heatwole. Sharing & prayer time, Matt Weaver. Candle lighting: Clay & Rebecca Stuckey family.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Sermon, “Servant Songs of Isaiah,” Isaiah 42:1- 9, Ryan Harker.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Lynne Christman, accompanist; Roger Zimmerman, song leader; Steve Walker, Gary & Judy Sears, ushers. Sermon, “Christmas, with No Christ?” Matthew 2:1-12, Erich Christman. Advent wreath, candle of hope: Eric, Anna, Finn, Liam, Cullen & Riley Yoder.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

First Sunday of Advent. JoAnn Liechty, Melanie Nagel, worship leaders; Steve Basselman, organist/pianist; Jim & Janet Wyse, ushers; bell ensemble, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” Sermon, “Fear, Hope…and Jesus,” Steve Basselman.

United Methodist

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Mike McRobbie, ministry of music; Bev Emch, liturgist; Gloria Wagner, childrens message. Sermon, “Hope: Can You Do It?” Isaiah 64:1-9, Jason Sharp. Lighting of the Advent candle: Matt, Gloria, Jade, Thane Wagner.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Brett Grime, pianist; Tom Henry, Dale Genter, greeters; Gregg Kruse, Eric Patterson, ushers; Tom Henry, Julie Patterson, lectors; Jessica Patterson, acolyte; liturgy, Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 11:1-10. Sermon, “Why Wait for God?” Isaiah 64:1-9, Aaron Bueltmann.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and First Sunday of Advent were said for James Grime and John White. Stephen Stanbery assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Amy Zientek, Theresa McColl, lectors; Sam Jaramillo, server; JR Lauber, Chuck McColl, Doug & Vicki Williams, ushers; Tom Singer, music.