Welcome and Opening Words
Leader: He is Risen!
Congregation: He is Risen, indeed! Alleluia!
“Christ the Lord has risen today” #280
“I will sing the Lord’s high triumph” #261
Hearing the word
Children’s Story – Laura Nickel
“Lift your glad voices” #275
(Pre-K and younger children can go to the nursery)
Scripture -Matthew 28:1-10
Message – “God’s way”
Responding to the word
Hymn of Response:
“Christ is alive! Let Christians sing!” #278
Sharing and Prayer
“Low in the grave he lay” #273
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.
While frightening to us, stones and guards and death don’t get in God’s way: God’s way is life and relationship.
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
Pastor - Dave Nickel
Worship Leader - Wade Thiessen
Music Leader - Jeanette Harder
Nursery - The Mukuna Family
Nursery Next Sunday - Steve & Angela Nitzsche
Next Children's Story - Nancy Peters
April’s Drivers - Rick & Wanda Stauffer
April’s Greeters - Steve & Angela Nitzsche
Snack Next Sunday - Wade & Lisa Thiessen
Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2
Today - Sonrise Service @ FMC 8am
Today - Easter Brunch @ FMC 9:30 am
Wednesday, May 8 - All Church Small Group 6:30
Saturday, May 11 - Neighborhood Garage Sale
Saturday, May 25 - Congo Celebration @ FMC
May 28-30 - Vacation Bible School 6-8pm
Library - Adult Class – Uniform Series
Room # 1 - Adult Class – Your New Money Mindset
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 April 14
82 - Attendance
BEGINNING APRIL 28, Circle of Grace lessons will be taught for Preschool - High School classes. Between 1-4 lessons will be taught over the following Sundays. Please see Ingrid, Julie, or Rachel with any questions.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES will be asked to discuss Sunday school at FMC in for part of the hour in their classes on April 28 as well as in an all-adult class on May 5. Please speak with the elders (Wade, Anita, Sheri) or me if you want to participate in the discussion but are unable to be at Sunday school those weeks.
JOIN US for an all church small group at 6:30p on May 8. Please bring finger food to share. After the meal (around 7p), we will break into groups to discuss appropriate touch guidelines, then come back together to share together.
NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE - We have over 20 folks from the neighborhood signed up... Please talk to me if you're interested in a table for May 11.
THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our 40th Anniversary Relief Sale a success. We had great art and craft items, food items, and enthusiastic volunteers. You can check the Nebraska Relief Sale website to see more figures, such as individual quilts sold. Our MY COINS COUNT added up to: $240.25. That's a lot of coins! There are still some fridge magnets with the dates of the next 4 years on them if you didn't get one yet. Check the narthex table.
----Thank you on behalf of the Nebraska Relief Sale Board
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.
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 - He is Risen indeed! Hallelujah! May our Easter Celebrations be filled with the joy of the Lord!