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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Combined celebration service. First service in the new church building. Reflective moment, Ron Habeggar, FEC conference president; adult choir, Get On Your Feet; Tim McQuade, Brendon Steider, Advent drama; Lavina King, children’s challenge; Nancy Roth, piano offertory, My Tribute; Seth Bible led worship through singing. Message, “A Front Seat Faith,” Calvin Rychener, guest speaker. Luncheon followed.

Wednesday: Connection Club, Jr. High Alive, Men Alive, adult Bible study, worship team practice, high school small groups, choir practice.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Prelude and offertory by Worship Team led by Myrna Grove. Members: Joyce and Elwood Graber, Joe Graber, Myrna Grove, Mona Riegsecker, Kelly Schmucker, Donna Smith, Merle Wyse; Joyce Graber, worship leader; Megan Graber, soloist; Nikki Aeschliman, childrens lesson; John Dinius, Donna Smith, Kelly Schmucker, scripture readers. Gloria Beck, sermon.

Wednesday: MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Caleb Liechty, prelude; Frank Ulrich, worship leader; Jerry and Ladonna Andres, Ned Gisel, Tony Sauder, Howard Snyder, ushers; Cork and Patsy Nofziger, Virgil and Mary Ann Miller, greeters; Chris Liechty, Kate Friesen, Barbara Bowman, reflections; Rachel, Abby, and Alex Short, song leaders; Mary Ann Yoder, children’s story; Ruth Short, prayer for the church.

Wednesday: Zion bell practice; family meal, 6 p.m.; LOGOS program and caroling, 7 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Amanda Short, preparing for worship and offering; Jeff Smith, gathering; music team and Gary Nafziger, songs of praise; C.J. Grieser, scripture reader. Sermon, “God’s Messenger,” Howard Keim; Dana Short, prayers of the congregation; Ron Ringenberg, a word from associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary.

Wednesday: MYF, Kids Klub, JYF, 7 p.m.

United Methodist

Sunday: Paul Summa, Mildred Durbin, greeters; Joe Crossgrove, Jed Grisez, Vaughn Bentz, Bill Dunn, ushers; Krista Leupp, Evan Wyse, acolytes; Karlin Wyse, liturgist; Jeff and Caryn Theobald family, Advent wreath lighters. David David, message.

Wednesday: Groundbreakers, 6:30; high school youth, JAM session, chancel choir, 7 p.m.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Sermon in Music. Deb Schnitkey, prelude; Delaney Nofziger, acolyte; Ann Fether, Jay and Karla Pursel, Nancy Ries, Carolyn Walker, ushers; Ben and Sue Buehrer, Tim and Sue Grieser, greeters; Elaine Winzeler, song leader; Lynn Christman, Deb Schnitkey, accompanists; Rachel Kinsman, Chris Jennings, Heather Sears, Kylie Smith, lighting Advent Candle of Peace; women’s chorus, What Child Is This; soloist, Ed Ruffer, Birthday of a King; jr. choir, 365 Days of Christmas; brass ensemble, Christmas Bell Medley; offertory, Mary Did You Know? Lynn Christman; trombone solo, Ed Ruffer, Away in the Manger; duet, The Greatest Gift Of All; solo, Jacob Gobrogge, Christmas Is All In The Heart; mixed quartet, What If The Manger Were Empty; jr. choir and chancel choir, Away In A Manger.

Wednesday: Advent prayer, 5 p.m., Christmas program practice, grades 3-6; JYF, 6:30 p.m.; SYF, 7 p.m.; chancel choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Merle and Evelyn Frey, greeters; woodwinds ensemble, prelude; Pam Graber, offertory; Susan Gotwals, Eric and Marcia Lehman, worship leaders; Jeff Roth, song leader.

Wednesday: CQ, MYF, 7 p.m.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: second Sunday in Advent. Worship service led by James Strawn; Hannah Moss, organist; Aaron Schmucker, acolyte; O Come, O Come Emmanuel, The Brass Angels handbell choir, directed by Mary Leininger.

Wednesday: midweek Advent worship service, 7 p.m.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for Vigil and second Sunday in Advent for intentions of Mary Madden, Richard Hart, and Barbara Merillat. Sermon, “Clear Him a Straight Path, ” Gary Ferguson. Emerson and Ian Radabaugh, Julia Lambert, Ellen, Grace, Meggie Yoder, servers; John Briskey, Susan Saaf, Therese Wylie, Mari Yoder, Megan Cordes, Denny Shannon, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Lois Grime, Arlene Hicks, lectors; Keith Radabaugh, Andy Grime, Mike Britenriker, Mike Kennedy, ushers; Joan Garber, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Sheri Bosco, offertory.

Wednesday: religious educa- tion classes for grades K-8.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: second Sunday of Advent: Hannah Blankenship, acolyte; Cameron Thompson, lector; PraiseKids, People Look East, Kenzie and Katie Short, soloists; chancel choir, Arise, Shine; communion hymn, Unexpected and Mysterious, Adam Bjorlin, vocalist; Diane Phelps, Joan Meyer, Dianna Ziegler, bells; Angie Avers, Ivy Nehls, Phil and Judy Rupp, Gwen Grisier, communion assistants. Sermon, “Where Do We Fit?” Paul Reichert.

Wednesday: homework table, 3:30 p.m.; Grace notes, 4:30 p.m.; meal, 5:15 p.m.; children’s activities, adult and high school small groups, catechism, informal worship, 6 p.m.; bell choir, 6:30 p.m.; chancel choir, 7:30 p.m.


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