Overcoming adversity with perseverance and forgiveness

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Due to Social Distancing, this week’s hybrid service will be held both online on Zoom and in the building




Call to worship/prayer



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Jeanette Harder


     “Joys are flowing like a river”  # 301

Scripture - Romans 5:1-5

Message  “Overcoming adversity with perseverance and forgiveness”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Reflection

     “Christ, whose glory”  #216

Sharing and prayer

Time of Offering

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



Message from Jeanette Harder

Worship Leader - Anita Breckbill & Sheri Nitzsche

Music Leader - Julie/Jeremy/Rachel/Laura

Next Children’s Story - Sara



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 August 16

84 - Attendance - Hybrid in person/Zoom


For reflection

Today we are discussing hope in the midst of bullying.



Sunday we will have another hybrid worship service.   The Zoom meeting will be "open" from 9:15a-12:30p on Zoom.  The building will be open at 10:20   We will read Romans 5:1-5 in worship and Jeanette (as well as Kirsten and Sara) will have the message.

Next Sunday we will continue our series on hope in the midst of struggle.


For those of you thinking about worshipping in our building, please read our full guidelines. Please contact Anita, Tim, Sabrina, or me with questions or concerns. 


For those of you thinking about worshipping in our building, please read our attached full guidelines. Please contact Anita, Tim, Sabrina, or me with questions or concerns. 


Our Daily Bread - The new quarterly devotional is on the table by the front door at church.  Let Wade know if you need one.


Bidding for the online MCC sale begins on Sunday and goes for a week. More info is in the attached flier, and here are the items being sold: https://kliewersauctionservice.hibid.com/catalog/226573/nebraska-mcc-sal...


Worship committee is working on a series on hope for the weeks between now and September 13. If you appreciate a particular hopeful scripture, please send it to me... I'm collecting them, and hope several of us will read them in the service(s) in coming weeks. We are tentatively planning an outdoor service at FMC on one of those Sunday evenings as part of this series:-)


The elders are working on a series of discussion questions to kick off another year of small groups. There will be discussion questions for three sessions, hopefully beginning in early September. We encourage groups to discern together whether they want to meet together in person or virtually as well as other logistics. If you're not in a small group and would like to be, please contact Anita or Rick soon.


We are so thankful for Sabrina and her willingness to serve this summer (as well as her flexibility in serving).  It has been such a blessing to our congregation.


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. 


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


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


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for your sister churches in the Quad Cities area cluster: Casa de Oracion Emanuel, Iglesia Cristiana El Balsamo, Iglesia Menonita Centro Cristiano, Iglesia Torre Fuerte, Templo Alabanza and the El Buen Pastor church plant.