Unreasonable

date: 
Sunday, March 24, 2019

Gathering

Welcome and Opening Words

Opening Songs:

     “Holy Spirit, come with power”  #26

     “Praise the Lord, the Almighty”  #37

Announcements and theme verse

March birthday/anniversary offering

 

Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Wanda Stauffer

Hymn:  

     “Immortal, Invisible”  # 70

 (Pre-K and younger children can go to the nursery)

Scripture - Matthew 22:1-14

Sermon  “Unreasonable”

 

Responding to the word

Hymn of Response: 

     “Wonderful grace of Jesus”  #150

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering

Sending Hymn: 

     “Sent forth by God’s blessing”  #478

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

God’s grace is completely unreasonable, and, similarly, our responses tend to be unreasonable.

 

Verse for 2019

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.        Philippians 4:8

 

Servers

Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Sheri Nitzsche

Music Leader - Jeremy & Julie & Rachel & Laura

Nursery - Dave & Sheri Nitzsche

Nursery Next Sunday - Riedel

Next Children's Story  - Marvin

March’s  Drivers - Thad & Jen Miller

March’s Greeters - Gordon & Rhonda Brubacher

Snack Next Sunday - Nickel

 

Calendar

Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Today – Potluck & Church Auction

Apr 5-6 NE MCC Sale

Saturday, May 11 - Neighborhood Garage Sale

May 28-30 - Vacation Bible School 6-8pm

               

Sunday School

Library - Adult Class – Uniform Series

Room # 1 - Adult Class – Philippians

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

Room # 3 - Adult Women’s Class – Live your call

Nursery - Preschool – Kindergarten

Room # 7 - Grades 1-2

Room # 8 - Grades 3-6

 Room # 4 - Grades 9-12

               

Record for March 17

107 - Attendance

 

Announcements

CHURCH AUCTION - March 24 – Please join us today after the service, and bid on your favorites!  Auction proceeds go towards a new lawn mower and youth travel for conference.  What goodies will you go home with?

 

CLEAN UP - Milford Mennonite has invited them to join them for a day serving with Mennonite Disaster Service doing flood clean up Monday, March 25. I plan to go, please email me/talk to me if you're interested in coming along.

 

QUARTERLY MISSION OFFERING Voting results:  People's City Mission, Habitat for Humanity, Foster Care Closet.

 

MORTGAGE - Exciting news!!!  We are within $1000 of being able to pay off our mortgage balance in full.  We have building fund reserves to continue making our mortgage payment for most of this year.  However, as soon as we get in another $1000 of outstanding building pledges we should be able to payoff our balance in full and be completely debt free on our church building! Thank you everyone for your generous pledges as we would not be able to payoff our loan without you.

 

FOR THE MCC SALE

YOUTH AND ADULTS TO WORK SHIFTS at the Soft Serve Ice Cream, Pork Sandwich, or Information Booths. Pies, bread & Jelly for the soup supper. See sign up sheets in Narthex.

MEMORABILIA to COMMEMORATE 40 YEARS OF SALES. Bring pictures or items from former sales to the church with your name on it to be displayed in the Anniversary Booth.Comments / stories can be posted on website

 

EVERENCE - In 2018, First Mennonite Church qualified for $1200 of Sharing Fund matching from Everence.  In 2019 we are qualified for $1500.  To qualify for an even higher Everence match, we need to increase our Congregational support of Everence products.  One easy way to do this is to open a Youth Savings account for your child or grandchild.  These online accounts provide a guaranteed 4% APY on the first $1000.  A minimum of $25 is required to open an account.  If this would be of interest to you, please contact Rick for help in setting up an Everence Youth Savings Account.

 

CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for the pastors and chaplains of Central Plains and their spouses who are meeting together for Annual Leader's Retreat in Schuyler, Nebraska this weekend.