Archbold, OH

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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: CD prelude; Nancy Roth, piano offertory. Message, “Opening Doors,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: Praiselude and worship through singing led by worship team band; offertory, Highest, Natalie Rupp; 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: Randy Kauffman and praise band, prelude, offertory; Mike Stuckey, call to worship; Kelly Schmucker, children’s time; Kathy King, Cliff Brubaker, prayer. Sermon, “Spring Housecleaning Time,” Cliff Brubaker.

Wednesday: Soup for the Soul Bible study; MYF auction.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Joyce Yoder, song leader; Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg, worship leader; Bonnie Stuckey, prelude, interlude, offertory; Brad and Lisa Short, Jeff and Danielle Wyse, Ty Yoder, ushers; Mona Sauder, prayer. Sermon, “The Snake and the Cross,” Sherm Kauffman.

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

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Gary Nafziger and music team, preservice, singing, offering; Joyce Klingelsmith, welcome and prayer; Pete Nofziger, scripture. Sermon, “The Guiding Light,” Jane Friesen.

Wednesday: JYF, 6:30; Kidz Klub, MYF, Strength for Women, 7 p.m.

United Methodist

Sunday: Dale and Evelyn Quillet, greeters; Jim Nicolen, Steve Russell, Brian Huffman, ushers; Caroline Vonier, Jay Miller, acolytes; Colleen Bernath, organist; Emily Creech, liturgist. Message, David David.

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

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Dinah Rice, Delaney Nofziger, 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; Ed Ruffer, Deb Schnitkey, accompanists; Tim Rutledge, worship leader; Linda Rutledge, song leader. Sermon, “Cleansing- Body, Soul & Spirit,” Erich Christman.

Wednesday: hand bells, hand chimes, 5:30 p.m.; LOGOS meal, 6 p.m.; JYF, 6:30 p.m.; SYF, 7 p.m.; chancel choir practice, 8 p.m.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Lyle and Donna Friesen, greeters; Faye Grater, prelude; jr. praise band, gathering songs; Joy Kauzlick, worship leader; Brad Rufenacht, song leader; Ruth Dinius, children’s moment. Meditation, “Understanding the Essential Conflict of Interests,” Tim Lehman.

Wednesday: JYF skating party, 6:30 p.m.; CQ, MYF, 7 p.m.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Third Sunday in Lent. Worship service led by James Strawn. Lois Badenhop, organist; Aaron Schmucker, acolyte; Brass Angels handbell choir, led by Mary Leininger, Jesus, The Very Thought of Thee, and Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow; adult choir directed by Shari Leininger, The Lamb. Brass Angels and adult choir practice followed the service.

Wednesday: jr. confirmation class; Lenten worship with Lee Genter, 7 p.m.; refreshments follow.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Gene and Barb May, greeters; Mary Grime, organist; jr. choir led by Marcia Kern and Michelle Kruse, We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder. Children’s chat and sermon, Dale Kern. New members: Olen Genter, Dean and Kathy Genter, Ashley Babcock, Thomas and Roberta Knecht were recognized. Mission Nut potluck followed the service.

Wednesday: Weekday school of religion, Kingdom Kids, 5:45 p.m.; Joy at Home with Jennifer, 6 p.m.; Lenten worship, 7:30; senior choir and worship team practice, 8:15 p.m.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for Vigil and Third Sunday of Lent for intentions of Paul Young and Emerence Grime. Gary Ferguson, message. Emerson and Ian Radabaugh, Garret Grime, Ellen, Meggie and Grace Yoder, servers; John Briskey, Charles and Theresa McColl, Mari Yoder, John Smith, Denny Shannon, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Susan Wlasiuk, Dexter Krueger, lectors; Jim Rivello, Nick Wlasiuk, Mike Britenriker, Mike Schrickel, ushers; John Smith, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music. Lenten series, “Christianity & Islam,” followed mass.

Wednesday: religious education classes for grades K-12.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Stuart Wyse, acolyte; Amy, Hannah, Butch Blankenship, ushers; Tracy Ziegler, lector; bell choir anthem, God Is So Good/Jesus Loves Me; Praisekids anthem, The Wonderful Cross. Children’s message and sermon, “Where’s Mr. Meek and Mild?” Paul Reichert.

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, 6:00 p.m.; Lenten worship, 7 p.m.; chancel choir, 7:30 p.m.

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