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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: CD prelude; offertory, I Sing The Mighty Power of God, by mens quartet. Message, “The Power of God,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: Praiselude, worship through singing and offertory led by worship team band; message same as first service.

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

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: MYF band, prelude; Hilary Short, Brian Rufenacht, welcome, opening prayer; Stephen Leu, offering prayer; MYF, call to worship; Cliff Brubaker, Audrey Stuckey, Brooks Frank, Andru Montague, Travis Beck, Wesley Short, prayer for the people; Alexa Short, Rachel Kelley, scripture readers; Hilary Short, Emma King, children’s lesson. Sermon, “Please Provoke Me!” Cliff Brubaker; drama, “How Much Farther?” Isaac King, Kenny Graber; “I’ve Been Provoked,” Seth Miller, Alexa Short, Jacob Wheeler; Taylor Short, Cale Frey, benediction and closing prayer.

Wednesday: MYF service night.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Jim Sauder, song leader; Chris Liechty, worship leader; Bonnie Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offertory; Jerry and Ladonna Andres, Ned Gisel, Tony Sauder, Dick Beck, ushers; Marv and Mary Ellen Nofziger, Mel and Ruth Lange, greeters; Ruth Short, prayer; Michelle and Connor Wyse, scripture. Sermon, “Sherman on the Mount,” Sherm Kauffman.

Wednesday: life planning/life quest, 7 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: music team and Melissa Valentine, song leaders; Bethany Nussbaum, Moment in Mission; Sarah Short, scripture reader. Sermon, “Spiritual Empowerment for a New Identity,” Peter Wiebe.

Wednesday: MYF, 6:45; Kidz Klub, JYF, Strength for Women, 7 p.m.

United Methodist

Sunday: Brent and Diane Taylor, greeters; Larry Christy, Tom Vershum, Doug Krauss, Jon Wyse, ushers; Bryce Tinsman, Austin Welch, acolytes; Diane Tinsman, liturgist. Message, David David.

Wednesday: Groundbreakers, high school youth, chancel choir, 7 p.m.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Justin Pursel, Kinsey Smith, acolytes; Keith Kuntz, Dale and Sharon VonDeylen, Neil and Nanette Buehrer, Bob and Carol DeVries, ushers; Tim and Sue Grieser, Dave and Karen Walker, greeters; Jan Lindsay, worship leader; Elaine Winzeler, song leader; Beth Wanemacher, children’s moment; hand chimes, Just As I Am; chancel choir, To Everything There Is A Season. Sermon, “Neighborhood Watch,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: jr. choir, 5:30; LOGOS meal, 6 p.m.; JYF, 6:30 p.m.; SYF, 7 p.m.; “Fireproof” movie followup, 7:30 p.m.; chancel choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Doug, Mara Belle, Chelsea, Adrienne, Austin Schmucker, greeters; Alysa Sauder, prelude, offertory; Ruth Dinius, worship leader; Arlan Beck, song leader. Meditation, “What is God Doing ‘Out There’?” Mike Kelly, exchange pastor from Grace Community Church, Bryan.

Wednesday: CQ, JYF, MYF, 7 p.m.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Sixth Sunday after Epiphany. Sunday School followed by worship service led by James Strawn. Hannah Moss, organist; Micah Bernath, acolyte; confirmation handbell choir, directed by Mary Leininger, played Father Give Thy Benediction. Brass angels handbell choir and adult choir practice followed the service.

Wednesday: jr. confirmation class.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for Vigil and 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time for intentions of Greg Wlasiuk and people of parish. Robert Haas, visiting pastor, appealing for the propagation of the faith (Catholic missions). Julia Lambert, Emerson and Ian Radabaugh, Austin Wilson, Cassidy and Tori Williams, servers; Leonard Gustwiller, John Briskey, Karen Dominique, Julie and Troy Double, Denny Shannon, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Dexter Krueger, Linda Lauber, lectors; Russ Lambert, Mike Schrickel, Steve Dominique, Mike Wilson, ushers; Joan Garber, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music.

Wednesday: religious education classes for grades K-12.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Josh Maynard, acolyte; bell choir, Joy and Elation; children’s sermon, lector/vocalist, Paul Reichart; PraiseKids, Draw Me Close. Sermon, “Changing They To We,” Marc Miller, pastor and assistant to the NWOS bishop; Jan Delaney, Jim and Janet Wyse, ushers.

Wednesday: homework table, 3:15; 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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