Welcome and Opening Words
“Come, now is the time to worship” screen
“Open the eyes of my heart” screen
Hearing the word
Children’s Story – Laura Nickel
“Help us to help each other” HWB # 362
(Pre-K and younger children can go to the nursery)
Scripture - Mark 7:1-23
Responding to the word
Hymn of Response:
“For we are strangers no more” HWB # 322
Sharing and Prayer
“God of our Life” HWB # 486
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.
Verse for 2020
But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 NRSV
Mais ceux qui se confient en l’Éternel renouvellent leur force. Ils prennent le vol comme les aigles; Ils courent, et ne se lassent point, Ils marchent, et ne se fatiguent point. Isaiah 40:31 LS1910
Message from Dave Nickel
Worship Leader - Holly Rocole
Music Leader - Jeremy, Julie, and Rachel
Nursery Next Sunday - Wade & Lisa Thiessen
Next Children's Story - Julie Schlegel Youngs
March’s Drivers - Wade & Lisa Thiessen
March’s Greeters - Gordon & Rhonda Brubacher
Snack Next Sunday - Brett & Mary Stauffer
Wed, February 26 - Schoolkit Bag Making @ 6:30 pm
Wed, February 26 - Webinar - Farm commodities as a tool for generosity
Thursday - Shop Hours
Sunday, March 8 - Daylight Savings Time
Sat, March 21 - Nebraska Mennonite Women’s Retreat
Wed, March 25 - All Church Small Group @ 6:30
Library - Adult Class – Uniform Series
Room # 1 - Adult Class – The Bible Unwrapped
Room # 6 - Adult Class – Uniform Series – Take 2
Nursery - Pre-K – Grade 1
Room # 8 - Grades 2-5
High School Room - Grades 6-12
Record for February 16
62 - Attendance
“Holiness must be demonstrated not as internal consolidation within the Jewish community, but rather as the power to reach out to the stranger without losing one’s footing in the tradition.” -Ellen Davis
WE WELCOME Ophrael Bukasa, 8lbs 5oz, who was born on Feb 11th. Mom and baby are doing well. We celebrate with Patience, Jackson, and Hora Dei and keep the Bukasa family in our prayers as they adjust to life together.
WEBINAR - the first two CPMC webinars and discussion were engaging... our last one will be Tuesday: it will be in the fellowship hall at 7:30 pm 2/25. Come to hear/talk about race and recovery. You can also view the video of parts 1 and 2 and/or participate in part 3 from home by using the zoom link: http://www.centralplainsmc.org/2020-racism-webinar.html.
The 2020 Nebraska Mennonite Women’s Retreat is trying a different format this year: March 21, 2020 at East Fairview Fellowship Hall with speaker Jackie Argue. More info & registration forms on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall.
SCHOOLKIT BAGS - Everyone is invited! Wed. 2/26 at 6:30 (or whenever you can make it). Bags will be cut and ready for sewing, ironing, cording and counting. Our goal is 150 to send to the Nebraska MCC sale for the children to fill. Bring your sewing machine, iron or snacks if that is your talent. Questions? Ask Tammy Riedel
PICK UP – The latest Our Daily Bread is available on the table by the front door. Pick yours up today!
MARK - For those participating, please read Mark 5-8 with the guiding questions: "If this were the only part of the story you witnessed, who would you say Jesus is?" and "Would Jesus respond to your response the way he does to Peter in 8:33?" We will meet again the first week in March.
QUILT AUCTION DONATIONS can be registered online at the www.nebraskamccsale.org. Deadline for entries is March 1. Quilts must be delivered to Bethesda or Wendy Janzen by March 10. If questions or need help registering please call Wendy Janzen.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME - Sunday, March 8th. Don’t be late for church!
WEBINAR - Everence Financial is offering one-hour Webinar Wednesdays. Contact Rick Stauffer for login information.
Farm commodities as a tool for generosity Feb. 26 @ 2 pm or 8 pm EST
How to choose the best Medicare plan Mar. 4 @ 2 p.m. or 8 p.m. EST
Enoughness: Finding contentment and learning to live in it - Mar. 11 at 2 p.m. or 8 p.m. EDT
CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for your sister churches in Nebraska: Beemer, Bellwood, Bethesda, First Mennonite of Lincoln, Milford, Salem in Shickley, Wood River, and the Omaha Chin Christian Church, and pray also for the informal gathering of Mennonites in Omaha.