The “in” crowd

date: 
Sunday, February 4, 2018

* please stand as you are able

 

Gathering

Opening words and prayer

* Opening songs:

     “Here in this Place”  HWB # 6

     “You are salt for the earth”  HWB # 226

Announcements

 

Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Marivn Gerritse

* Hymn: 

     “I heard the voice of Jesus say”  HWB # 493

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

Scripture - John 4:1-42

Message – The “in” crowd

 

Responding to the word

* Hymn of Response: 

     “Lord, I am fondly, earnestly”  HWB 514

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering 

* Sending Hymn: 

     “May the grace of Christ our Savior”  HWB 423

 

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.

 

Focus Verses

13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.” 15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water.”

 

Servers

Message from Leah Rediger Shulte

Worship Leader - Holly Rocole

Music Leaders - Julie/Jeremy/Laura/Rachel

Nursery - The Mukuna Family

Nursery Next Sunday - Steve & Angela Nitzsche

Next Children's Story - Stan Harder

February’s Drivers - Byron Rahn

February’s Greeters       

Snack Next Sunday - Jolene Boshart & Beverly Kettleson

 

Calendar

Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Sunday, Feb 4 - Souper Bowl Sunday Collection

Feb 9-10 - FMC retreat in Aurora, NE

Feb 9-10 - MCC Relief Kits – Bath Soap & Toothbrushes

Sunday, Feb 11 - MCC Relief Kits – Shampoo & Combs

Sunday, Feb 17 - MCC Relief Kits – Nail Clippers & Bandages

Feb 25 - Potluck/Baby Shower for Rachel & Tim  Balzer

Feb 25 - MCC Relief Kits – Laundry Bar Soap

March 3-4 - Nebraska Women’s Retreat – Aurora, NE

March 18 - Pasta Cook-Off - Youth Group

 

Sunday School

Library - Adult Class – Uniform Series

Room # 1 - Adult Class – The Holy Spirit - An Introduction

Room # 6 - Adult Class – Uniform Series – Take 2

Nursery - Preschool

Room # 8 - Grades K-2

Room # 7 - Grades 3-8

Room # 4 - Grades 9-12

 

Record for January 27

77 - Attendance

$ 1,694 - Offering

 

Announcements

 

SOUPER BOWL SUNDAY - Today, at the end of worship, we are collecting donations for Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach, as part of the Souper Bowl of Caring. Show your team spirit for the Philadelphia Eagles or New England Patriots, by giving your donation to the appropriate soup pot.

 

FEBRUARY POTLUCK is changing from the 18th to the 25th, along with a baby shower for Rachel and Tim Balzer.

 

MCC RELIEF KIT – Today we are collecting Bath Soap and Toothbrushes.  Next week remember to bring Shampoo and Combs!

 

WOMEN’S RETREAT – FMC is in charge of planning this year's Nebraska Women's Retreat, and you are all invited! This year will be a special seminar: "Sister Care: Equipping Women for Healing Ministries" at the Leadership Center in Aurora, Nebraska, on March 3-4, 2018. Sister Care seminars provide women with tools for ongoing personal healing, for recognizing and celebrating God's grace in their lives, and for responding more confidently to the needs of others.  Sister Care is a ministry of Mennonite Women USA and will be led by Rhoda Keener, former director of Mennonite Women USA, and Carolyn Heggen, psychotherapist.  For more information or to register online, visit: fmclincoln.org/WomensRetreatSisterCare or contact Carol Knieriem. 

 

CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for David Boshart and Linda Shelly as they travel to Venezuela for partnership meetings to encourage emerging Mennonite communities in the face of political and economic upheaval. We also invite you to pray and fast on Tuesday for the Max Villatoro and Alejandro Huesca families.