Archbold, OH

Pew & Pulpit

First Sunday after Epiphany

Archbold Evangelical

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Abraham: Calling & Covenant,” Genesis 12-15, Jesse Kahler.

Central Mennonite

Sunday: Music team, prelude; Peg Bruner, offertory; Dana Short, worship leader; Anita Roth, song leader. Message, “Great Expectations,” Luke 3:15-17, 21-22, Dave Elkins.

Lockport Mennonite

Sunday: Dave Wheeler family, Merle & Marlene Beck, greeters; Jackson Kelly, worship leader; Mark Beck, chorister, Mark Graber, scripture; Luana King, childrens lesson; special music, mens group. Message, “The Wisdom of James on Trials & Temptation,” Matt Weaver.

West Clinton Mennonite

Sunday: Justin, Lindsi, Landri, Huxley, & Hayes Rufenacht, greeters; Greg Waidelich, worship leader; Pam Graber, prelude, offertory; P33:3, gathering songs; Pam Graber, song leader; Sandy Aeschliman, childrens moment. Meditation, “Waiting and Praying,” Acts 1:12- 24, Ryan Harker; sharing and prayer, Harrison King.

Zion Mennonite

Sunday: Julia & the Bees, prelude, offertory; Julia Richer, song leader: Mara Beaver Boshart, worship leader; Ty Yoder, Cork & Patsy Nofziger, Bruce Whiteman, Al Liechty, ushers; Duane & Nedra Sauder, Greg Short, greeters; Ned & Mary Gisel, scripture reader, Psalm 29. Message “Leaning which way?” Romans 5:6-11, Cliff Brubaker; Lonnie Short, prayer for the church and world.

St. John’s Christian

Sunday: Ian Grime, Carly Grime, acolytes; Steve Walker, Jon & Jan Lindsay, Eric & Sarah Nafziger, Ron & Karen Rice, ushers; Elaine Winzeler, song leader; Nancy Rupp, childrens moment; Buffy Riley, accompanist; chancel choir, “God Will Be Exalted.” Sermon, “The Widow’s Offering,” Psalms 105:1-7, Luke 21:1-4, Erich Christman. Reception of new members: Beverly Beaverson, Marilyn Baron, Colin & Miranda Bzovi, Joel & Annie Foote, Jocelyn Walker, Solomon & Lisa Welch.

United Methodist Church

Sunday: Matt Slawinski, Julie Brink, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Colleen Bernath, organist; ministry of music, chancel choir, “This I Pray”; Cindy Rose, liturgist, childrens message. Sermon, “Prisoner,” Ephesians 3:1-12, Jim Nathan.

St. James Lutheran

Sunday: Worship led by James Strawn, pastor. Levi Cox, acolyte; Lois Badenhop, organist; bell choir, “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee,” directed by Mary Leininger. Biblical canticle, “We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God.” Sermon, “You are My Beloved Son,” Isaiah 43:1-7, Romans 6:1-11, Luke 3:15-22,” James Strawn. Prayer for families of members Doris Meister, Ben Young, and sister-in-Christ, Sandy Crandall. Chancel flowers by Richard and Darlene Waldfogel in memory of Mark Woldfogel.

St. John Lutheran

Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Worship team 2, music. Tom & Joetta Henry, greeters; Larry & Sandy Brandt, Rich Thiel, ushers; Meghan Taylor, Amber Wendt, Alison Roehrig, Maddie Thiel, acolytes; Tom Henry, Mike Weaver, lectors. Sermon, “Expectations,” Luke 3:15-22, Jeffrey Corder.

St. Martin’s Lutheran

Sunday: Baptism of Our Lord. Jayma Bailey, acolyte; Andrea Avers, lector; Steve Basselman, organist/pianist. Childrens message and sermon, “The Ups and Downs of Journeying with the Lord,” Paul Reichert.

St. Peter Catholic

Sunday: Masses for vigil and Baptism of the Lord Sunday were said for Bill Dominique, Norbert Lisak. Sermon, “What Child Is This,” Stephen Stanbery assisted by Larry Zachrich, deacon. Larry Zachrich, Karen Dominique, Stephen Bernath, Arlene Hicks, John Smith, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; Maryann Thatcher, Judy Smith, lectors; Kassidy Zientek, Cassidy & Olivia Baden, Olivia & Hannah Francis, Oliver Seibert, servers; Steve & Barb Dominique, Chris Lopez, Frank Smith, ushers; Arlene Hicks, rosary leader; Thom Singer, music; Susan Saaf, Karen Dominique, Gary & Lisa Morman, offertory.

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