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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: CD prelude; offertory, Seekers of Your Heart, adult choir. Message, “God’s Chosen People,” Stuart Rex. Second service: Praiselude, worship through singing, 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.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Myrna Grove, prelude, offertory; John Dinius, worship leader; Keith Short, chorister; Donna Smith, Mona Riegsecker, Keith Short, readers theater; John Dinius, Keith Short, LaVon Short, Kelly Schmucker, Janice Foor, Mona Riegsecker, Donna Smith, worship team; Gary Fether, Gideon speaker. Sermon, Cliff Brubaker.

Wednesday: Soup for the Soul Bible study.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Joyce Yoder, song leader; Karen Ruth, worship leader; Karen Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offertory; Brad and Lisa Short, Jeff and Danielle Wyse, Ty Yoder, ushers; Carl and Martha Yoder, Fannie Tovey, greeters. Sermon, “Born to Serve,” Sherm Kauffman.

Wednesday: LOGOS, 5:30; LOGOS meal, 5:50 p.m.; CHAOS, MYF, 7 p.m.; choir rehearsal at Sylvania UCC, 7 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Duane Beck, song leader; Pete Nofziger, welcome, prayer, scripture reader. Sermon, “Promises Made,” Wanda Stopher.

Wednesday: Easter musical practice, Strength for Women, 7 p.m.

United Methodist

Sunday: Leitha Cottrell, Joyce Kramer, greeters; Renato Neto, Drew Lange, Chandler Stevens, Chan Tinsman, ushers; Caroline Vonier, Jay Miller, acolytes; Cindy Rose, pianist; Justin Allison, Nick Cassidy, Abby Miller, Garrett Morton, Sarah Wyse, liturgists. Emily Creech, message.

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

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Ashley Short, Jacob Ott, acolytes; Maggie Enderle, Jim Grieser, Ilsa Grieser, Nancy Ries, Carolyn Walker, Marilyn and Julie Buehrer, ushers; Lowell and Alice Leu, Joel and Beth Wanemacher, greeters; Amy Christman, Deb Schnitkey, accompanists; Ed Ruffer, Elaine Winzeler, song leaders; Toni Vajen, children’s moment; chancel choir, Cares Chorus, Elaine Winzeler, Ed Ruffer, soloists. Message, “Winning By Forfeit,” Erich Christman.

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

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Ed and Jane Waidelich, greeters; Chelsea Schmucker, prelude; Ed and Amy Leichty, worship leaders; Dave Sauder, song leader; Sandy Aeschliman, children’s moment. “Flat Out Worshipful Living,” Tim Lehman.

Wednesday: JYF, MYF, 7 p.m.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Second Sunday in Lent. Sunday school followed by worship service led by James Strawn. Hannah Moss, organist; Zachary Torres, acolyte; altar flowers placed by Billye Leininger. Brass Angels handbell choir and adult choir practice followed the service.

Wednesday: Jr. confirmation class; Lenten worship service with Al Martis.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Carl and Pam Hurst, Jeremy Hurst, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Dave and Karen Keesbery, greeters; Jodi Walker, Paul Schumm, lectors; Kyle Wesche, Jessica Walker, Tess Lohse, Madison Meyer, acolytes. Holy Communion, sermon, “Respect People,” Dale Kern.

Wednesday: Lenten meal, 5:15; weekday school of religion, Kingdom Kids, 5:45 p.m.; parenting class, 6 p.m.; Lenten worship, 7:30 p.m.; senior choir /worship team practice, 8:15 p.m.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for Vigil and 2nd Sunday in Lent for intentions of people of parish and Ben Britenriker. Sermon, “Experiencing a Spiritual High,” Gary Ferguson. Kasidy and Jensyn Garrow, Travis Jaramillo, Julia Lambert, David Lauber, servers; Jim Rivello, John Downey, John Briskey, Karen Dominique, Susan Saaf, Leonard Gustwiller, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Therese McColl, Frank Smith, lectors; Nick Wlasiuk, Steve Schroeder, Andy Dominique, Richard Roth, ushers; Betty Britenriker, Donna and Larry Miller, offertory; Arlene Hicks, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music. Lenten series, “Christianity & Islam,” held after Mass with a luncheon following.

Wednesday: Religious education classes for grades K-12.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Ellie Sonnenberg, acolyte; chancel choir, The Power of the Cross. Children’s sermon and sermon, “Is There Anyone Else Up There?” Paul Reichert; Don Spohler, lector; Jacob Badenop, Donovan Ziegler, guitarists; Mike Short, percussion.

Wednesday: Homework table, 3:30; Grace notes, 4:30 p.m.; meal, 5:15 p.m.; children’s activities, adult and high school small groups, catechism, informal worship, 5:45 p.m.; bell choir, Lenten service, The Basket Maker, 7 p.m.; chancel choir, 7:30 p.m.


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