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Evangelical Mennonite

Sunday morning: Nancy Wyse, prelude; choir offertory, The Lord’s Prayer, directed by Kelly Zaborniak; message, “Improving Your Parental Communication,” Brad Bame, pastor. Second service: Worship team, praiselude and worship; offertory, Your Name Is Father, Rick Yoder and Ned Wyse; message same as first service; song of response, Sweet Hour of Prayer, Anne Kindinger and Linda Marihugh.

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

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday morning: 17th Sunday after Pentecost. Angie Avers, scripture reading; Darian Oberlin, acolyte; Steve Basselman, worship coordinator; Michael Short, percussion; altar flowers in honor of Wayne Wyse’s 88th birthday, given by his family; Jess Gericke, Anne May, Bridget Lovejoy, ushers. Children’s message and sermon, “Joseph: Faith for the Long-haul,” by Paul Reichert, pastor.

Wednesday evening: Homework table, 3:30 p.m.; meal, 5:15 p.m.; children’s activities, adult small groups, high school work night, catechism, 6 p.m.; Chancel choir, 7:30 p.m.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday morning: Glenn Nofziger, prelude and offertory; Sandy Stuckey, childrens lesson; Glenn Nofziger, worship leader. Message “Sent Out 2×2 in a 4×4 World,” Gary Stuckey.

Wednesday evening: Life Planning program for all youth and their mentors.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday morning: Karen Short, worship leader; Joyce, Yoder, song leader; sermon, “When Grief is Raw and Joy is Gone,” Ron Guengerich, pastor. Jim Sauder, offering; David and Linda Nafziger, Jeff Wyse, Brad Short, Ty Yoder, ushers; Brad and Rachel Short and family, Lester Roth, greeters.

Wednesday: Family meal, 5:30 p.m.; Life Planning, 7 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday morning: Music team, worship leader; Steve and Rachel Sauder, welcome; Josie Avina, Chris Mosier, Shirley Nofziger and Twila Kauffman, scripture readers; Bev Armstrong, children’s time; Marlene, Gerald, Wendell and Con Beck, special music, Why Do I Sing About Jesus, Content. Sermon, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered… We’re Yours!” Wanda Stopher, pastor; Bill Holsopple, prayer of God’s people; Wendell and Con Beck, offertory.

Wednesday: Men’s Fraternity, 6 a.m.; Morning prayers, 7 a.m.; MYF, 6:30 p.m.; Prayers of praise and petition, 7 p.m.

United Methodist

Sunday morning: John and Susan Grieser, greeters; John Funk, Bill Decator, Gary Fidler, Ken Laub, ushers; Hanna Allison, Gavin Morton, acolytes; Mike Sullivan, liturgist; Cal O’Connor, Applause Bell choir. Message by David David, pastor.

Wednesday: Groundbreakers, Applause Handbell Choir, 6:30 p.m.; high school youth, 7 p.m.; Chancel Choir practice.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday morning: Masses for the Vigil and the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time were held and were for the intention of Flood Victims in Northwest Ohio and People of the Parish. Gary Ferguson was the pastor; Mason and Skylar Gericke, Grant Rupp, Emerson Radabaugh, Cassidy and Tori Williams, servers; Loman Radabaugh, Helen Row, John Smith, Arlene Hicks, Melissa Krueger, Jim Rivello, eucharistic ministers; Melissa Krueger and Frank Smith, lectors; Jake Grime, Nick Wlasiuk, Richard Roth, Andy Grime, ushers; Cathy Warner, rosary leader.

Wednesday morning: Rosary was recited followed by a mass for a Special Intention; Evening: religious education classes for grades K-8.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday morning: Amy Christman, Eric Buckenmeyer, acolytes; Dean Sauder, Bea Briggs, Linda Heer, Mike and Rachel Kinsman, Greg and Kim Walker, greeters; Wayne and Lynn Lehman; Matt and Kim Hines, greeters; Stephanie Schmidt, Carrie Wanemacher, Morgan Ducey, kiddie care; James Grime, Jon Schmidt, Dean Sauder, sound/video techs; Lynne Christman, accompanist; Tim Rutledge, worship leader; Linda Rutledge, song leader. Message, “Conflict and Struggles,” Erich Christman, pastor.

Wednesday evening: Men’s Fraternity, 6 a.m.; FCCLA, 8 a.m.; LOGOS, 5:30 p.m.; SGL training, 6:30 p.m.; JYF, SYF, 7 p.m.; Chancel Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday morning: Al, Staci, Eliot, Nathan & Elis Hartzler, greeters; Elli McGinniss, prelude; David Diener, Worship leader and invocation; Doris Diener, special music; Diane Omondi, scripture reading. The message was “Amazing Grace in the Kingdom Church.”

Wednesday: Ladies Bible study, 5:45 a.m.; MYF Life Planning, 6:45 p.m.; Fall church business meeting, 7:30 p.m.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday morning: 8:00 and 10:30 worship with Holy Communion. Altar flowers to glory God in honor of the wedding anniversary of Wayne and Vivian Kruse. Mary Grime, organist; Senior choir sang Day by Day. Keith Oyer and Rose Brown, lectors; Tom and Joetta Henry, Dave and Karen Keesbery, greeters. Sermon by Lanny Zup, pastor.

Wednesday: Senior choir, Worship team, 7:30 p.m.


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