Encourage

date: 
Sunday, July 12, 2020

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

 

Gathering

Welcome

Call to worship/prayer

Announcements

Song

     “Spring up a well”  Screen

 

Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Sabrina

Scripture - 1 Thess. 5:12-28

Message  “Encourage”

 

Responding to the word

Time of Offering

Sharing and prayer

Sending Hymn

     “Lord, I am fondly”  HWB # 514

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

                 

Servers

Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Wade Thiessen

Music Leader - Thad & Jennifer Miller

Next Children’s Story - Stan Harder

 

Calendar

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 June 28

72 - Attendance via Zoom

               

Focus Verse

14  And we urge you, beloved, to admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all of them.

 

Announcements

Sunday the Zoom meeting will be "open" from 9:15a-12:30p on Zoom. Please join a Sunday school class, then worship will begin at 10:30a. We will read 1 Thess. 5:12-28.

Next Sunday we will read our theme verse Isaiah 40:31, and will try our first Zoom + in-person hybrid worship service. Our guidelines are attached, and we will have a French translation of the guidelines next Tuesday. Please contact Anita, Tim, Sabrina, or me with questions or concerns.

Also, please discuss plans for your Sunday school class meeting next week as some folks may need a few minutes to drive to 7300 Holdrege.

 

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

 

Please continue to be extra intentional in connecting in order to fight social isolation: physical distance is not equal to social isolation. Let's love our neighbors around the area and world. Please be safe and get together, maybe with 10 or so folks from your small group or Sunday school class, outside with some distance between yourselves.  I've been to a few of these gatherings recently, and the company has been wonderful:-)

 

Beginning in early August, the elders will prepare a series of discussion questions to kick off another year of small groups.  We will have more details soon, and ask that, if you're not in a small group and would like to be, please contact Anita or Rick (they will also be seeking to identify contact people for our five small groups from last year).

 

We have made some distributions, but still have a healthy sharing fund.  We want to assist our members as well as those more loosely connected w/ us who are struggling with financial hardship. Please speak with someone on nurture commission or leadership board. We will work to maintain the confidentiality of requests.

 

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

 

The shop will continue to be "open" for shop hours Thursdays from 3-6. We are meeting virtually on Zoom. Stop by to chat if you'd like.

 

CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST -     Pray for all those Central Plains Mennonite Conference volunteers who were affirmed to new committees and task groups at our Annual Meeting in June. May the mission and witness of the Kingdom of God through CPMC be enlivened by the energy and wisdom of those willing to serve.