Sunday, April 4, 2021

Easter Sunday


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



Leader:  He is Risen!

Congregation:  He is Risen, indeed!  Alleluia!

Call to worship/prayer

Opening Song 

     “Christ the Lord is Risen Today”  VT # 346 



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Jeanette Harder

Scripture - Luke 24:1-12

Sermon “Day One”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response

     “Low in the Grave He Lay”  VT # 333 

Sharing and prayer

Time of Offering

Theme Verse – Joshua 1:9



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

“Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed!”



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader – Glen Riedel

Music Leader – Jo Boshart & Wanda Stauffer

Next Children’s Story – Julie Schlegel Youngs



Today - Sunrise Service outside 8:00 am

Today – Easter Service on Zoom 10:45 am

Wednesday – April 7  Foodnet meeting on Zoom at 7pm

Thursday - Shop Hours @ 3-6 pm

Sunday – April 18 Bring all Hygiene Kit items



Thursday, April 8 - Jeremy & Julie Youngs Anniversary


Record for March 28

68 - Attendance - Zoom



We will have a Good Friday service at 6:30p Friday on Zoom. We will read the passion narrative together, and there will be art and songs. Please have 5 candles to extinguish as the service progresses. People are welcome to stay on for a bit of fellowship after the service.


Sunday morning we will have a short Easter "sunrise" service in the church yard at 8a. It will be outside, with masks and social distance. There will be a few songs, scripture, and a short homily. There will be ample opportunity to call and respond: "Christ is risen!", "Christ has risen indeed!"

After the service (about 8:30a), we will have an Easter egg hunt for the kids in the church yard. Please let Laura or Barb know if your kids plan to attend (this will take the place of kids Sunday school).

The regular morning activities will be Zoom only: adult Sunday school will be at 9:30, there will be a "fellowship break" at 10:30, and worship will be at 10:45. The meeting will be "open" from 9:15a-12:15p. We will read Luke 24:1-12 and call and respond "Christ is risen indeed!" some more.


Next week we will have an in-person option for the worship service: if you feel comfortable, please come to the church building by 10:45a. We will continue to observe the safe-worship guidelines from last fall (they're attached). For folks who are more comfortable on Zoom, that option will also remain available for the foreseeable future. We will read Luke 24:13-35.


There are still a few reusable bags at the church for sale ($10) to support the Nebraska MCC sale. My Coins Count raised almost $105.


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.


Our hygiene kit drive has begun. The items for a kit can be found here: https://mcc.org/get-involved/kits/hygiene. We will collect the items until April 18... We have 125 bags to fill in the fellowship hall:-)


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 offering recipients are:

1st quarter - MMN Mennonite Mission Network -mennonitemission.net, MCUSA Mennonite Church USA – mennoniteusa.org, and MCC Mennonite Central Committee - mcc.org

2nd quarter - Foster Care Closet - fostercarecloset.org

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 feel a strong connection to our neighbors in Lincoln and are humbled by the success of the Community Meal Program. For those wishing to receive additional assistance, LuLu's on N will help you find any resources necessary.” Case Management help includes filling prescriptions, getting a bus pass, working with Lincoln Housing Authority, and more.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - He is Risen indeed! Hallelujah! May our Easter Celebrations be filled with the joy of the Risen Lord!