Archbold, OH

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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: CD prelude; offertory, Seekers of Your Heart, adult choir. Message, Brian Clay. Second service: praiselude and worship through singing led by worship team band; offertory, Most High God, by worship team. 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: Zelma Kauffman, Merle Wyse, prelude, offertory, special music; Mike and Linda Stuckey, worship leaders; Joe Graber, chorister; Glenda Funnell, children’s lesson. Message, “Receiving and Being Sent by God’s Grace,” Cliff Brubaker.

Wednesday: Soup for the Soul Bible study; life planning.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Morgan Roth, Zach Zimmerman, Nathan Yoder, David Bontrager, prelude; Howard and Carolyn Snyder, Ilva King, Jan Nofziger, greeters; Caleb Liechty, interlude; Joyce Yoder, song leader; Brad and Lisa Short, Jeff and Danielle Wyse, Ty Yoder, ushers; Brodie Nofziger, offering and offertory; Bailey Short, prayer; Morgan Roth, children’s lesson; drama, “The Vetting,” CHAOS. Sermon, “Beyond the Rules of Engagement,” Jessica Schrock- Ringenberg.

Wednesday: family meal, 5:30; life planning, Life Quest, 7 p.m.; worship commission, 8:15 p.m.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Anita Roth and Music Team, song leader, offertory; Beth Holsopple, welcome, prayer, scripture. Sermon, “Dead Men Walking,” Wanda Stopher.

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

United Methodist

Sunday: David and Kristina Eicher family, greeters; Jim Nicolen, Steve Russell, Brian Huffman, ushers; Caroline Vonier, Jay Miller, acolytes; Matt Welch, liturgist. Message, David David.

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

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Justin Pursel, Rachel Brader, 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; Lynne Christman, accompanist; Lynn Lehman, song leader; Kenny Cowell, children’s moment; handbell prelude, Father, Lift Me Up, Knowing You/ Take My Life, Beautiful Savior; baptism of Zander Ray Johnston; reception of new members, Neil, Nanette, and Nicole Buehrer; Jeremy and Sarah Kinsman; Brian and Lynne Roth. Sermon, “Living In The Light,” Erich Christman.

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

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Eric Miller, song leader; MYF praise band, gathering songs; Sandy Aeschliman, children’s moment; special music, His Eye is on the Sparrow, Grace and Marie Engle. Meditation, “Pursuing Love is Powerful,” Jess Engle; “Sharing Our Faith Journeys,” Jess and Naomi Engle.

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

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Fourth Sunday in Lent. Sunday School followed by worship service led by James Strawn. Mary Grime, organist; Aaron Schmucker, acolyte; Brass Angels handbell choir, Jesus Loves Me and Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow, directed by Mary Leininger. Marty and Nancy Helmke gave a short presentation about the Orphan Grain Train followed by pancake and sausage brunch.

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

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Music by worship team; special pre-service music by children’s bell choir led by Linda Grime. Jodi Walker, Paul Schumm, lectors. Sermon, “Heavenly Father,” Dale Kern.

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

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for Vigil and Fourth Sunday in Lent for intentions of people of parish and Al Furko Jr. Sermon, “God So Loved He Gave His Son,” Gary Ferguson. Cassidy Williams, Julia Lambert, Travis Jaramillo, Madleine Schrickel, Austin Wilson, servers; John Briskey, Sam Jaramillo, Juanita Arend, Jim Rivello, Susan Saaf, Theresa McColl, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Linda Lauber, Arlene Hicks, lectors; Russ Lambert, Sam Jaramillo, Frank Grime, Mike Wilson, ushers; Judy Smith, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music.

Wednesday: religious education classes for grades K-12.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: First Communion Sunday. Prelude, Great Is Your Mercy, Tori Burkholder; Rich and Joyce Winzeler, ushers; children’s message, Paul Reichert; sermon, Marcus Lohrmann, bishop, Northwestern Ohio Synod of the ELCA. Tyler, Josh and Hunter Maynard, baptism; Stuart Wyse, acolyte; Chris Ziegler, lector; Richelle Avers, Zachary Basselman, Braden Dunning, Adam Grisier, Hunter, Tyler and Josh Maynard, Amanda Reyes, received first communion; chancel choir anthem, When I Am Lifted Up.

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

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