Be Strong Like a Good Soldier of Jesus Christ

date: 
Sunday, March 14, 2021

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

 

Gathering

Call to worship/prayer

Opening Song 

     Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling  VT # 544

Announcements

 

Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Nancy Peters

Scripture – Joshua 1:9 and 2 Timothy 2:1-3

Message “Be Strong Like a Good Soldier of Jesus Christ” from Gordon Brubacher

 

Responding to the word

Hymn of Response

     Forgive Forgive Us Holy God  VT # 149

Sharing and prayer

Time of Offering

Benediction

 

Theme
Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power (not ours), in the “military” disciplines of love, service, grace, truth, righteousness, sharing in suffering, and proclaiming the gospel of peace.

 

Verse for 2021

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9 NIV

Ne t’ai-je pas donné cet ordre: Fortifie-toi et prends courage? Ne t’effraie point et ne t’épouvante point, car l’Éternel, ton Dieu, est avec toi dans tout ce que tu entreprendras.

Josué 1.9 LS1910

 

Servers

Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Holly Rocole

Music Leader - Thad & Jennifer Miller

Next Children’s Story – Kevin Haake

              

Calendar

Tuesday - Stan's CPMC webinar @ 7 pm

Thursday - Shop Hours @ 3-6 pm

March 27 - Nebraska MCC Online Auction

 

Record for March 7

63 - Attendance - Zoom

              

Theme

We learn who God is from people who act like the “prodigal son”, and when we recognize ourselves to be “prodigal sons/daughters”. 

 

Announcements

 

THANK YOU - I would like to thank everyone that prayed for me for the last many weeks.  Thank you for the cards, texts, flowers, and meals.  So many people kept me in their prayers, and cared for what Kerm and I were going through.  Thank you for getting me back home. - Linda and Kerm Wegner

 

Sunday morning will be Zoom only: Sunday school will be at 9:30, and there will be a "fellowship break" at 10:30. Worship will be at 10:45. The meeting will be "open" from 9:15a-12:15p.

 

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Drive-By-Visits. Our first visit was on January 9th, when we visited 7 houses with 4 cars and 10 people on a very cold morning.  On February 27th, we had 7 cars and 16 people. The visits and snacks were well received. Looking forward to our next visit this month!

 

We are collecting for My Coins Count. Get your coins to kids who participate in children's stories, and we'll figure out how to record them making noise on the coin contraption in my backyard.

 

Due to the uncertainty of Covid-19 infections, the Nebraska MCC sale board has decided to have an online auction on March 27, 2021. Please check the newly updated website: nebraskamccsale.org to register donated craft items and quilts auction items  for the on-line sale. Here's a new info sheet. There are also great reusable bags at the church for sale ($10) to support the sale.

 

We are planning to start a hygiene kit drive (https://mcc.org/get-involved/kits/hygiene) later this month... please stay tuned for more information

 

We have a sharing fund to assist our members as well as those more loosely connected w/ us who are struggling with financial hardship. Please speak with someone on the nurture commission: Steve, Julie, and/or Ron.

 

CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for your sister churches in South Dakota: Sermon on the Mount in Sioux Falls and Bethany, Hutterthal, Salem, and Salem-Zion in Freeman