Bulletin

date: 
Sunday, March 28, 2021

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

  

Gathering

Call to worship/prayer

Opening Song 

     “Hosanna loud hosanna” VT # 313

Announcements

Good news in outreach - MCC Hytiene Kits - Kathy Boshart

 

Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Sara Weber

Scripture - Luke 19:28-44

Sermon “Triumph and tears”

 

Responding to the word

Hymn of Response

     “We are people of God’s peace”  VT # 797

Sharing and prayer

Time of Offering

Theme Verse – Joshua 1:9

Benediction

 

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

 

For reflection

“Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Servers

Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Holly Rocole

Music Leader - Thad & Jennifer Miller

Next Children’s Story – Jeanette Harder

               

Calendar

Tuesday - Lenten CPMC webinar @ 7 pm

Thursday - Shop Hours @ 3-6 pm

Friday - Good Friday Service on Zoom 6:30 pm

Sunday - Sunrise Service outside 8:00 am

Sunday – Easter Service on Zoom 10:45 am

Wednesday - April 7 Foodnet meeting on Zoom

Sunday – April 18 Bring all Hygiene Kit items

 

Birthdays/Anniversaries

Saturday, April 3 - Evrett Lunquist

Saturday, April 3 - Laura Nickel

 

Record for March 21

78 - Attendance - Zoom

               

Announcements

Sunday morning we 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. We will have a good news in outreach about MCC hygiene challenge and read Luke 19:28-44. Please have a branch or coat to lay on the floor in your worship space, and, parents, please have the kids have a rock or two for children's story.

 

Next week we will read Luke 24:1-12.

 

An in-person option for worship services will resume April 11. More details to come on how these hybrid services will work.

 

I am looking for a few readers for the Good Friday service on the Zoom worship link next week at 6:30p. It will be a short service, and I ask that you have five candles to extinguish as the service progresses.

 

We will have a short Easter "sunrise" service in the church yard at 8a Easter Sunday. It will be outside, with masks and social distance. There will be a few songs, scripture, and maybe even a short homily.

 

Nebraska MCC sale - There are great reusable bags at the church for sale ($10) to support the sale. We will finish collecting for My Coins Count Saturday afternoon.

 

Those who might be interested in volunteering with Foodnet in coming weeks/months, there will be a short meeting Wednesday, April 7 at the worship Zoom link. Please come with your questions, and be discerning about signing up to help out. More hands makes more fun and less work:-)

 

We are planning a hygiene kit drive (https://mcc.org/get-involved/kits/hygiene).  Please have your items to the church by April 18thhttps://mcc.org/get-involved/kits/hygiene

●             1 adult-size toothbrush (in manufacturer’s packaging)

●             1 large bar bath soap (leave in wrapper)

●             1 nail clipper (good quality)

●             1 hand towel (medium weight, dark or bright colors; approx. 16 in x 26 in)

●             1 wide-toothed comb (6–8 in)   

Our goal is to fill 125 hygiene kits, enough to our school kit bags. Our challenge is to “Fill the sanctuary” with bags in pews.  “Fill a pew.” A pew seats 6 people, so would you sponsor a pew for your family?

 

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.

 

The shop hours link will be open from 3-6 on Thursdays on Zoom

 

Please continue to be extra intentional in connecting. Physical distance is not equal to social isolation. Let's love our neighbors around the area and world. 

 

FMC OFFERING - You can send your regular, quarterly, or birthday/anniversary offering donations to the Treasurer. In the memo line, list the offering designation. Drop them off at the church, or mail donations to 7300 Holdrege St, Lincoln, NE 68505.   

 

QUARTERLY MISSION OFFERING – Each quarter we have a different giving opportunity for mission work. Our 1st quarter offering recipients are:

MMN Mennonite Mission Network - www.mennonitemission.net

MCUSA Mennonite Church USA – mennoniteusa.org

MCC Mennonite Central Committee - mcc.org

2nd quarter - Foster Care Closet 

3rd quarter - People's City Mission 

4th quarter - Central Plains Mennonite Conference

 

BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY OFFERING – If you have a birthday or anniversary this month, please consider giving a donation for our Birthday/Anniversary Offering.  Our recipient this year is:

Lulu’s on N - www.lulusonn.com

Monthly fact:  “We at LuLu's on N are committed to providing a meal to everyone who is hungry, regardless of ability to pay. Each meal costs $5, so we hope that you will consider donating to help us continue this mission.”

 

CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for Central Plains congregations that are in the midst of pastoral searches. Pray for search committees and for candidates looking for churches, that God may guide the search process according to God's will.