At a distance

Sunday, May 3, 2020

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




Call to worship/prayer


     Come Thou fount  HWB #521



Hearing the word

Scripture - Acts 17:1-9

Children’s Story – Nancy Peters

Scripture - 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Message  “At a distance”


Responding to the word

Hymn response

     “Just a closer walk with Thee” verse 1  STJ #106

Time of response/offering

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 - Caleb Thiessen

Music Leader - Julie/Jeremy/Rachel/Laura

Next Children’s Story - Donna Yost



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 26

94 - Virtual Attendance



What does it means to be chosen and maintain relationships at a distance?



Sunday we will have Sunday school both before and after worship, all on Zoom. The meeting will be "open" from 9:15a-12:30p. Meet with your class and come for fellowship other times as well:-)


Worship will begin at 10:30a, and we'll read Acts 17:1-9 and 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10.


Next Sunday Central Plains conference minister Susan Janzen will have our message.


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


We are excited that Sabrina will have an internship at FMC this summer as part of the MCC Summer Program. Welcome, Sabrina, we are excited about your leadership this summer! 


The treasurer is collecting weekly offering during this time away from regular in person worship services.  Any questions should be directed to Brett.


We are further developing a sharing fund with funds from less traditional sources: we want to assist our members as well as those more loosely connected who are struggling with financial hardship. At the same time, it is not easy to ask for financial help and it's not easy to feel we need/deserve it...  please ask anyway: at this time, please speak with someone on leadership board. We will work to maintain the confidentiality of requests. Please reach out.


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 on Zoom.  Stop by to chat if you'd like.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST -  Pray for the work of the Pastoral Leadership Committee of Central Plains Mennonite Conference. We pray for wisdom and courage as they develop and walk alongside both new and experienced pastoral leaders.