“My Hope is Built on Nothing Less” HWB #343
Opening Words and Prayer
“Praise the Name of Jesus” screen
“As We Gather” screen
Hearing the word
Children’s Story – Marvin Gerritse
(Pre-K and younger children are dismissed to the nursery)
Responding to the word
Song of Response:
“The God of Abraham Praise” HWB #162
Sharing and Prayer
Tithes and Offering
“Time now to gather” screen
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.
We learn who God is through stories of covenant relationship.
Pastor: Dave Nickel
Worship Leader: Jay Waegli
Music Leader: Laura Nickel & Wanda Stauffer
Nursery: Brett & Mary Stauffer
Nursery Next Sunday: Wade & Lisa Thiessen
Next Children's Story: Stan Harder
October Drivers: Anita Breckbill
October Greeters: Chad & Kathy Boshart
Snack Next Sunday: Kerm & Linda Wenger
Sunday Prayer Time: 9:15 am Room #2
Sunday, October 1: World Communion Sunday
Sunday, October 1: Harvest Party @ Boshart’s at 5 pm
Wednesday, Oct 4: “Menotenna” @ 6:30 at Village Inn
October 6-7: Habitat for Humanity roof project
Sunday, Oct 8: CROP Walk 1:30 pm
Sunday, Oct 8: Friendship Home “Safe Quarters”
Wednesday, Oct 11: “Menotenna” @ 6:30 at the Millers
Sunday, Oct 15: MDS-focused Sunday School
Record for September 24
67 - Attendance
$ 2,185 - Offering
$ 681 - Foster Care Closet
$ 83,694 - YTD Budget
$ 77,308 - YTD Offering
- $ 6,386 - YTD Deficit
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
THANK YOU from the Burkey family for the very nice memorial for Jerry & for all the work everyone did to make the barn/shed something he would be happy to have done in his honor- Gary for the blueprint & seeing that it was done exactly like the plan! We appreciate all of First Mennonites support the past 2& 1/2 years.
Susan & family
MDS - Wayne Stucky, regional co-director of Mennonite Disaster Service (and Wade and Tammy's uncle) will be with us on 10/15. He will teach be preaching and lead adult Sunday school for those interested in MDS's many present activities.
EVENTS OF INTEREST IN THE AREA:
2017 Annual Nebraskans for Peace Conference at Trinity United Methodist on 10-28 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/bulletins
CROP WALK - Next Sunday, October 8, several of us will be participating in the CROP walk at 1:30p. Talk to Garry or myself if you're interested in participating (or sponsoring a participant).
FMC will be roofing the Habitat faith build on Friday afternoon (and possibly Saturday morning). Please talk to Dallas, Wade, or myself for more information.
BUILDING FUND - To our goal of $30,000 over the next 3 years we have received pledges of $3000 so far. 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. Pledge cards can be dropped in the offering plate or the treasurer's mailbox.
CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - We invite you to pray and fast for the Max and Gloria Villatoro family. We are very sorry to report that Max's visa application was denied yesterday morning. Please join us in praying for comfort and guidance for the Villatoros.
2017 Theme Verse
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.