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Evangelical Mennonite

Sunday morning: Nancy Roth, prelude; Morgan Cody, offertory; message, “Missions Challenge,” by Bill Robinson, guest speaker. Second service: Praiselude and worship through singing led by Worship team; offertory and message same as first service.

Wednesday: Kids Connection Club, Jr. High Alive, Men Alive, adult Bible study, Worship Team practice, High School small groups.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday morning: 16th Sunday after Pentecost: installation of Welcome Place Wednesday leaders and Sunday school teachers. Jonathan Manahan, acolyte; altar flowers given by Jim and Robin Trudel; scripture read by Melanie Nagel; children’s message and sermon, “Abraham: Faith to Face the Unknown,” Paul Reichert, pastor; Jacob Thatcher, keyboard; Michael Short, percussion; Steve Basselman, worship coordinator; Deb Schnitkey, vocalist.

Wednesday: Welcome meal, 5:15 p.m.; children’s activities, catechism, adult small groups, high school work night, 6 p.m.; Chancel choir, 7:30 p.m.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday morning: Phil Rich, worship leader; Joyce Yoder, song leader; Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offering and offertory; Jessica Schrock- Ringenberg, prayer for the church and world; MYF group, music, How Can We Be Silent? Message, “I Learned How to Really Play Hide and Seek,” by Andy Stoner. Gareth Short, sound system; Mark Frey, Tim Nofziger, video; David and Linda Nafziger, Jeff Wyse, Brad Short, Ty Yoder, ushers; John and Ginger Dalton, Marv & Vicki Nafziger, greeters; David and Aaron Bontrager, microphones; Brad Short, transportation.

Wednesday: Senior breakfast, 8:30 a.m.; LOGOS, 5:30 p.m.; LOGOS meal, 5:50 p.m.; CHAOS, MYF, adult Bible study, 7 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday morning: Tim and Steph Klopfenstein, Dean and Jeanette Beck, nursery attendants; Jordan Riegsecker, music for gathering, offertory; Mallory Riegsecker, Sidney Ramirez, welcome; music team, songs of praise, song of response; Jeff Smith, Wanda Stopher, pastors, parent child dedication for Tobin King; Mark Harris, slide presentation “Find Your Wings”; Jacob Nafziger, Luke Nagy, London Smith, Corey Wyse, scripture reading; Barb Stuckey, children’s time; Tyson Rufenacht, special music, All in All; sermon, “The Meaning of Life,” blessing, and benediction, Jeff Smith, pastor.

Wednesday: Men’s Fraternity, 6 a.m.; morning prayers, 7 a.m.; Golden Age Sewing, Kid’s Klub, MYF, Prayers of Praise and Petition, 7 p.m.

United Methodist

Sunday morning: Bob and Chris Copple, greeters; John Funk, Bill Decator, Gary Fidler, Ken Laub, ushers; Pat Wyse, sound engineer; Hanna Allison and Gavin Morton, acolytes; Nancy Miller, organist; Natalie Grieser, liturgist; Cal O’Connor, Chancel choir director; message by David David, pastor.

Wednesday: Groundbreakers, Applause handbell choir, 6:30 p.m.; high school youth group, 7 p.m.; Chancel choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday morning: Masses for the Vigil and the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time were held and were for the intentions of the deceased French and Florence Dominique family and Hazen Ruffer. Gary Ferguson was the pastor. Skylar and Mason Gericke, Emerson Radabaugh, Jack Downey. Ashley Double, Travis Jaramillo, servers; Ben and Julie Rosenbauer, Julie and Troy Double, Jake Grime, eucharistic ministers; Angel Rupp, Jason Row, lectors; John and Frank Smith, Loman Radabaugh, Jim Rivello, ushers; Audrey Dominique, rosary leader. Catechetical Sunday was celebrated with a breakfast after Mass.

Wednesday: Rosary was recited followed by a Mass for the Intentions of Rita Valentine; Religious education classes for grades K-8.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday morning: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Kelsey Grieser, Jennifer Lindsay, acolytes; Dean Sauder, Bea Briggs, Linda Heer, Mike and Rachel Kinsman, Greg and Kim Walker, ushers; Wayne and Lynn Lehman, Matt and Kim Hines, greeters; Kylie Smith, Morgan Ducey, Kelsey Yaichner, kiddie care; James Grime, Jon Schmidt, Dean Sauder, sound and video techs; Ed Ruffer, Deb Schnitkey, accompanists; Tammy Nofziger, worship leader; Elaine Winzeler, Mike Meyer, song leader; Nancy Rupp, children’s moment. Confirmation for 7th and 8th graders and parents.

Wednesday evening: Men’s Fraternity, 6 a.m.; LOGOS, 5:30 p.m.; junior choir, 6:30p. m.; JYF and SYF, 7 p.m.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday morning: Roger and Beth Weber, greeters; Laurie Nofziger, prelude; “Can You Hear Me?” by Drama team; Ed and Amy Leichty, worship leaders; Justin Roth, song leader. Sermon, “Prayer in the In-Between Space,” by Tim Lehman, pastor.

Wednesday: Ladies Bible study, 5″45 p.m.; CQ kick-off at Pettisville Park, 6-7:30 p.m.; JYF kick-off, 6:30-8 p.m.; MYF initiation, 7 p.m.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday morning: “Move Sunday” at 8 and 10:30 worship in old sanctuary with congregation moving en masse to new sanctuary. Senior choir, special music; Children’s bell choir and Micah Grime; Mary Grime, organist. Dale Kern, pastor, delivered the sermon of farewell and message of faith in the new sanctuary. 9:15, Sunday School.


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