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Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Nick Hudson, worship leader; Andy Brodbeck, AD Mendoza, financial update; “Take My Life,” worship team offertory. Message, “Gardens: Eden,” Jesse Kahler.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Jenna Stuckey, Ryan King, prelude, offertory, special music; Adam Cobb, worship leader; Zelma Kauffman, scripture; Angie Wyse, children’s lesson; Jenna Stuckey, Kelby Beck, offertory; special music by preschool and elementary children with Karen Wyse and Jen Cobb. Message, “Following at a Distance,” Steve Heatwole.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Cheryl Britsch, song leader; Karen Ruth, worship leader; Al and Ginny Liechty, Lonnie and Carol Short, Ty Yoder, ushers; Frank and Cara Ulrich, Fern Schrock, greeters; Joyce Yoder, prelude, interlude, offering; Rebekah Liechty, special music, “After All,” Message by Chris Liechty; prayer, Randy Stuckey.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Leslie and Annemarie Nafziger, Arlene Zaerr, greeters; Randy Nafziger and music team, song leader; JYF retreat video, ministry moment; Marilyn Grasse-Brubaker, story telling, scripture; Rod and Brenda Short, worship leader. Message, “Ashamed Never Again,” Tim Lehman.

Wednesday: Awana, 6:45 pm; youth mentoring, 7 pm.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Jim and Jane King, greeters; Pam Graber, prelude, offertory; Eric Lehman, song leader; Craig and Mary Rufenacht, worship leaders; Kent Sauder, special music, “The Holy City,” Corey Smeltzer, Emily Short, children’s moment, “The Centurion: Faith.” Meditation, “It Is Not as it Seems!” Cecily Rohrs; Terri Rufenacht, prayer.

Wednesday: life planning, 7 pm.

United Methodist

Sunday: Austin Schaffner, acolyte; Julie Brink, sound/ video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; Cindy Rose, liturgist. Message by David David.

Wednesday: chancel choir, 7 pm.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Adam Kinsman, Kristina Blankenship, acolytes; Scott Short, Jim Grieser, Ben and Sue Buehrer, Dave and Paige Miller, ushers; Bob and Carol DeVries, Steve and Kim Walker, greeters; Lynne Christman, song leader; Deb Schnitkey, accompanist; Jeremy Mann, Beth Wanemacher, children’s message; chancel and junior choir, “Hosanna, Blessed Is He That Comes.” Sermon, “Again, and Again, and Again,” Erich Christman.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Palm Sunday and confirmation service led by James Strawn. Andrew Francis, acolyte; Levi Strawn, crucifer; Lois Badenhop, organist; the Brass Angels and jr. confirmation handbell choirs, directed by Mary Leininger, “Hosanna Chimes.” Leah Anne Carothers, daughter of Randy and Sarah; Elizabeth Anne Schmucker, daughter of Kelby and Shannon; and Marissa Marie Torres, daughter of Fabian and Wendy, were confirmed and became communicant members.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Palm Sunday worship with Holy Communion. Brent and Linda Petersen, Doug and Lori Hogrefe, ushers; Tom and Joetta Henry, Bill and Shirley Sigg, greeters; Micah Grime, Mike Weaver, lectors; Morgan Miller, Kyle Kinsey, Kayla Beaverson, acolytes; Mary Grime, organist; sr. choir, “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna.” Sermon, “Remember to Forget,” Dale Kern. Logan McKeen, son of Clinton and Stefanie, received Sacrament of Holy Baptism.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Palm Sunday were for intentions of parents of Pat and Juanita Arend, Louis and Emerence Grime. Sermon, “The Difference in Gospels,” Martin Nassr. Cassidy Baden, Caden and Kassidy Garrow, Garrett and Gavin Grime, Julie Lambert, servers; Sam Jaramillo, Donna Miller, Jim Rivello, John Smith, Ruth Solarik, Nick Wlasiuk, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Jake Grime, Mary Ann Thatcher, Evelyn Roth, Peg Hines, lectors; Earl Reiniche, Mike Coressel, Steve Schroeder, Steve Case, ushers; Audrey Dominique, greeter; Theresa Bennett, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Theresa and Charles McColl, offertory.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Palm Sunday. Kenzie Short, acolyte; palm processional led by youth; Steve Basselman, organist; Beth Reichert, pianist; Marlyn Krueger, Jen Basselman, trumpets; chancel choir anthem, “Hosanna, Sing a Loud Hosanna,” Emily and Adam Grieser, communion music, “How He Loves.”

Wednesday: meal, 5:15 pm; adult bell choir, 6 pm; Holy Week evening prayer service, 7 pm; chancel choir, 7:30 pm.



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