Archbold, OH

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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: CD prelude; offertory, children’s handbell choir. Message: “The Start of Living Right,” Jesse Kahler. Praiselude and worship through singing led by worship team band; offertory and message same as first service.

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

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Mary Lou Thomas, prelude, offertory; Cork Rufenacht, worship leader; LaVon Short, chorister; Brad Graber, scripture reader; Kellie Creighton, children’s time; scripture recitation by the primary department children. Message: “On The Path,” Mark Graber; special music, Bean Creek Chicks.

Wednesday: Mennonite Women; Soup for the Soul Bible Study; MYF.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Joyce Yoder, song leader; Sherm Kauffman, worship leader; Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offertory; Brad and Lisa Short, Jeff and Danielle Wyse, Ty Yoder, ushers; Bob and Doris Ebersole, Fern Schrock, Lois King, greeters. Sermon, “Remember the Gardener: Finding Home in God’s Creation,” Luke Gascho.

Wednesday: LOGOS, 5:30; LOGOS meal, 5:50 p.m.; CHAOS, MYF, 7 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Parent/child dedication of Griffen Valentine, son of Melissa and Jason, and Gage Nafziger, son of Lincoln and Jen, by Wanda Stopher and Jeff Smith; special music, Never Alone, Melissa Valentine and Jen Nafziger; Sarah Short, children’s lesson. Sermon, “The 3 W’s of Lent,” Bill Holsopple.

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

United Methodist

Sunday: Steve Russell, Jim Nicolen, Brian Huffman, Gary Fidler, ushers; Caroline Vonier, Jay Miller, acolytes; Emily Creech, liturgist. Message, Linda Hedden.

Wednesday: Applause bell choir, 6 p.m.; Groundbreakers, high school youth, chancel choir, 7 p.m.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Morgan McCandless, Kinsey Smith, acolytes; Maggie Enderle, Jim Grieser, Ilsa Grieser, Nancy Ries, Carolyn Walker, Brad and Susie Enderle, ushers; Lowell and Alice Leu, Beth and Joel Wanemacher, greeters; Tammy Nofziger, worship leader; Ilsa Grieser, song leaders; Nancy Rupp, children’s moment; junior choir, Faithful Friend. Message: “Traffic Light-R,Y,G,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: handbells, 5:30 p.m.; LOGOS meal, 6 p.m.; JYF, 6:30 p.m.; SYF, Lenten service, 7 p.m.; chancel choir practice, 8 p.m.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for Vigil and First Sunday in Lent for intentions of Paul Young and Pat Arend. Sermon, “Telling God What Is In Your Heart,” Gary Ferguson. Ellen, Grace, Meggie Yoder, Madeline Schrickel, Kassidy Garrow, servers; Juanita Arend, Charles and Theresa McColl, John Downey, Donna Miller, Melissa Krueger, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Mary Ann Thatcher, Arlene Hicks, lectors; Sam Jaramillo, Mike Kennedy, Larry Miller, Jim Rivello, ushers; Norbert Lisak, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Bridgette and Mike Schrickel, greeters; Juanita Arend, Pat Cousino, offertory. Margaret Eva Row, daughter of Jason and Helen, was welcomed through baptism.

Wednesday: religious education classes for grades K-12.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Terry and Terri Rufenacht, greeters; Laurie Nofziger, prelude; Ed and Amy Leichty, worship leaders; Eric Miller, song leader; Sandy Aeschliman, children’s moment. Meditation, “Beginnings, Not Endings,” Tim Lehman.

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

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: First Sunday in Lent. Worship led by James Strawn; Hannah Moss, organist; Zachary Torres, acolyte; altar flowers given by Billye Leininger family in memory of Mark Leininger. Brass Angels handbell choir and adult choir practice followed the service.

Wednesday: jr. confirmation class, Lenten worship service, 7 p.m.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Ellie Sonnenberg, acolyte; Joyce Winzeler, lector; Walkin’ Through the Wilderness, by Mark Erbskorn, Nona Liechty, Melanie Nagel, Steve and Teresa Van Sickle; Jim and Janet Wyse, Brenda Shibler, Angie Avers, Judy Rupp, communion assistants. Sermon, “All Leading to the Kingdom,” Paul Reichert; PraiseKids, The Lord Is My Light.

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, adult Bible study, 6 p.m.; Lenten worship, 7 p.m.; chancel choir, 7:30 p.m.

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