Equal to us?

date: 
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Gathering

Opening Words and Prayer

Hymns: 

     “A wonderful Savior is Jesus our Lord”  HWB # 598

     “To God be the glory”  HWB # 102

Announcements

Good news in outreach Leigh Esau

Quarterly mission offering for the Foster Care Closet

 

Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Nancy Peters

Hymn:

     “Marvelous grace of our loving Lord”  HWB # 90

 

(Pre-K and younger children are dismissed to the nursery)

 

Scripture:  Matthew 20:1-16

Sermon:  “Equal to us?”

 

Responding to the word

Response:

     “I know not why God’s wondrous grace”  HWB # 338

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering 

Closing Hymn: 

     “May the Lord, mighty God”  screen

Benediction

 

 

Assisted listening devices and large print hymnals are available at the audio-visual desk.

The cry room has a speaker so you can continue to listen to the service if you need to step out of the sanctuary.

 

Theme

Jesus tells us, in our story, in our lives, and in our world, God's grace triumphs.  In the end, God’s grace will always triumph.

 

Servers

Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Anita Breckbill

Music Leader - Jolene Boshart & Jeanette Harder

Nursery - Glen & Tammy Riedel

Nursery Next Sunday - Mary Stauffer

Next Children's Story  - Marvin Gerritse

October Driver - Anita Breckbill

October Greeters - Chad & Kathy Boshart

Snack Next Sunday - Anita Breckbill

               

Calendar

Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2
Tuesday, Sept 26 - CPMC webinar 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Sept 27 - “Thursday Small Group” @ Carol Knieriem’s
Wednesday, Sept 27 - “Menotenna” @ Harders
Sunday, October 1 - World Communion Sunday
Sunday, October 1 - Harvest Party @ Boshart’s at 5 pm
October 6-7 - Habitat for Humanity roof project
Sunday, Oct 8 - CROP Walk 1:30 pm
Sunday, Oct 8 - Friendship Home “Safe Quarters”
Sunday, Oct 15 - MDS-focused Sunday School
               

Record for September 17

63 - Attendance

$1,807 - Offering

$ 81,548 - YTD Budget

$ 75,048 - YTD Offering

- $ 6,500 - YTD Deficit

               

Sunday School

Library - Adult Group – Uniform Series

Room # 1 - Adult Group – Sermon Discussion

Room # 6 -  Adult Group – Uniform Series Take 2

Nursery - Preschool

Room # 8 - Grades K-2

Room # 7 - Grades 3-8

Room # 4 - Grades 9-12

 

Announcements

 

HARVEST PARTY - The Church Fellowship Committee would like to invite you to the Boshart Pumpkin Patch for food, fun, and fellowship on Sunday October 1st 5-7:30 pm at the home of Chad & Kathy Boshart.  Each child/child at heart will pick a pumpkin to take home!  The church will provide hotdogs.  Please bring chairs for you and your family, and the following by last name: A-M:  Chips, N-R: Pop, S-Z: Cookies and Bars.

 

BUILDING FUND - Please continue to pray and consider how you can help or who you can reach out to in regards to our debt reduction commitments.  We have a goal of $10,000 a year in new commitments above and beyond our regular giving in order to eliminate our mortgage balance by the end of 2019.  Additional copies of the debt reduction letter and commitment cards are located in the top right mailbox.

 

EVENTS OF INTEREST IN THE AREA:

2017 Annual Nebraskans for Peace Conference at Trinity United Methodist on 10-7 at 9am.

2017 International Peacemaker, Nora Carmi will share  EXPERIENCES OF A PALESTINIAN CHRISTIAN: OPPRESSION AND HOPE FOR PEACE at Creighton University on 10-4 at 7pm.

 

ONLINE BULLETINS – Save paper and view today’s bulletin online by visiting fmclincoln.org

  

SHED DEDICATION - Following potluck we will all gather in the parking lot by the new shed for a dedication service and ice cream. The shed was built with donations from the Jerry Burkey Memorial Fund. Jerry was a long-time member of FMC, along with his wife, Sue. He had a great love for the outdoors, and is greatly missed.

 

SHARING FUND – The Sharing Fund is available for those who need a little extra help.  We’ve been able to help with some recent requests, but now the balance is getting low.  You can always donate to this fund to help out by placing it in the offering plate, and noting it for the Sharing Fund.

 

CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST -     Pray for those who are planning and participating in the webinar on Tuesday at 7:30pm, "Don't Mourn or Weep: Goals and problems," the first in our series of three free webinars offering practical tips for leading Bible study. Also, pray for Max Villatoro on Thursday from 11:30am when he has a very significant meeting.

 

2017 Theme Verse - Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  Romans 12:12