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News from the Pew & Pulpit


Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Jeff & Wanda Roth, greeters; John Dinkus, worship leader; Jackson Kelley & band, prelude, offertory, music; Wanda Roth, scripture. Message, “To Know the Hope, the Riches and Power,” Steve Heatwole.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Sermon, “Giving All for the Kingdom,” Matthew 19:16-30, Ryan Harker.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Karen Stuckey, pianist; Kathy Beck, worship leader; Chris & Julia Richer, Cliff Brubaker, speakers. Bill (guitar) & Kathy Beck (accordion), musicians.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Buffy Riley, accompanist; Roger Zimmerman, song leader; Dave Walker, Linda Heer, Roger & Mary Zimmerman, Paul & Joan Lovejoy, ushers. Special Presentation Sunday led by four youths preparing for confirmation: Leah Nafziger, Ollie MacDonald, Joshua Reeb, Raegan Rutledge.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Dana Bjorlin, worship leader; Maddox Pinter, acolyte; Rick Breier, pianist; Steve Basselman, organist; Nona Rupp, lector; Peg Bjorlin, communion assistant; offering music, “Mary Did You Know,” Adam Grisier, Mark Erbskorn, Zach Basselman, Steve Basselman; Butch & Amy Blankenship, ushers. Sermon, “Mary’s Yes,” Steve Basselman.

United Methodist

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, sound/video; Colleen Bernath, organist; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Sharon Bourbonnais (vocalist) & Beth Galiger (flute), Austin, Texas, ministry of music; Liz Leupp, liturgist; Emily Sharp, childrens message. Sermon, “We Believe: We Believe in the Holy Spirit” (Nicene Creed sermon series),” John 14:16-18, Jason Sharp.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Beth Lienau, organist; Tom & Joetta Henry, Dale Genter, Dave & Karen Keesbery, greeters; Wayne Lienau, Gary & Barb Arnos, ushers; Jessica Patterson, acolyte; Norman Beck, Tim Hausch, lectors; liturgy, Proverbs 9:1-10, Ephesians 5:6-21, John 6:51-69. Sermon, “Where Will You Go”? John 6:51-69, Aaron Bueltmann. Baptism of Beckett Roger Black, born July 6, 2021, son of Timothy & Renee (Hurst) Black.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and The Assumption of the Blessed Mary Sunday were said for Doris Beck and Charlie Dominique. Sylvia Miller, Dave & Denise Schaub, greeters; Dexter Krueger, Arlene Hicks, lectors; Anna Krueger, Natalie & Tessa Seibert, Anna Shields, servers; Mike & Barb Britenriker, Susan & Nick Wlasiuk, ushers; Arlene Hicks, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Linda Lauber & JR Lauber, Jane Dominique, offertory. Sermon, “We are Known by the Company we Keep,” Stephen Stanbery assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon.