Loose Ends

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Due to Social Distancing, this week’s service will be held online on Zoom




Call to worship/prayer


Children’s Story – Donna Yost


     “Low In The Grave He Lay”  # 237


Hearing the word

Scripture - Mark 16:1-8

Sermon  “Loose ends”


Responding to the word

Time of response/offering

Hymn response

     “The Easter Celebration”  insert

Sharing and prayer

Theme Verse – Isaiah 40:31

Dismissal to Sunday school


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.  Ésaïe 40:31     LS1910



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Dallas Schlegel

Music Leader - Jeanette Harder

Next Children’s Story    



Thursday - Virtual Shop Hours


Sunday School

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 April 5

108 - Virtual Attendance



Please continue to keep the Friesen family in your prayers. Phyllis' obituary can be found here: https://www.metzmortuary.com/phyllis-friesen.html


Sunday we will have a fellowship time at 10:15 on Zoom. Worship will begin at 10:30a . After the "formal" service, Sunday school will follow.  We will read Mark 16:1-8. During children's time, the kids will be sharing recently created Easter-related artwork.


Next Sunday Seth Miller will have the message and Dani Vallis will share about Habitat for Humanity.  We will collect our quarterly mission offering for Habitat.


Sunday school materials and other materials for yourself/family are available electronically at www.ShineCurriculum.com/ShineAtHome for kids of here.


The treasurer will still be collecting weekly offering during this time away from regular in person worship services.  Feel free to drop off or mail donations to the church at 7300 Holdrege St, Lincoln, NE 68505.  Donations can also be automatically deducted from your bank account on a weekly or monthly basis.  Lastly, you can make donations through our PayPal account using our email treasurer [at] fmclincoln.org. There is a link for PayPal donations on the church's website under the "Donation" tab.  Keep in mind we do pay a processing fee to PayPal so checks and ACH are preferred.  Any questions should be directed to Brett.


Our Good Friday service of reading and reflection is at 7:30p tomorrow (Friday).  We will read Mark 14-15, listen to some songs, and look at some art.  For added ambiance, please have 6 candles to light and extinguish as we proceed through the service.


It's important for us to find ways to share our lives together, in order to sustain each other with friendship. Please continue to support one another. It's important to be intentional in showing one another the love of Jesus in these confusing and potentially isolating times. 


The elders and I would love to chat with you and/or pray with you.  Please connect with Anita, Rick, Sheri, or me if you'd appreciate this.


The shop will continue to be warm for shop hours Thursdays from 3-8 (though we usually take a supper break around 6p). We are meeting virtually.  Stop by to chat if you'd like.


For those participating in our Bible study on The Gospel According to Mark, please read Mark 13-16 with the guiding question: "What's going on with these endings?"


Kathy B has  a digital copy of the 2019-20 FMC directory for you if you'd like, email her.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST -  He is Risen indeed! Hallelujah! May our Easter Celebrations be filled with the joy of the Risen Lord!