With us

date: 
Sunday, April 11, 2021

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

 

Gathering

Call to worship/prayer

Leader:  “Christ is risen!

Response:  Christ is risen indeed!”

Opening Song 

     “Christ is Arisen, Alleluia”     vs. 1 & 3 only  VT #341

Announcements

 

Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Julie Schlegel Youngs

Children’s Song

     “This Little Light of Mine”  vs. 1-3 only   VT#762

Scripture  - Luke 24:13-35

Message “With us”

 

Responding to the word

Hymn of Response

     “Open My Eyes that I May See”  VT #738

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

 

Servers

Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Glen Riedel

Music Leader - Wanda Stauffer

Next Children’s Story - Laura Nickel

               

Calendar

Thursday - Shop Hours @ 3-6 pm

Sunday – April 18 - Bring all Hygiene Kit items

               

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 April 4

     Good Friday Attendance - Zoom

31 - Sunrise Service – In Person

     Easter Sunday Attendance –Zoom

               

Announcements

SUNDAY MORNING we will have an in-person option for the worship service. 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.  Next week we will read sections of Acts 6-7.

 

DRYWALL - Patch Pros will be at the church Monday-Wednesday, April 12-14, patching drywall cracks in the walls and ceiling of fellowship hall and sanctuary. We will have several opportunities in the coming weeks to paint the walls.

 

FOODNET - The Outreach Committee is working on how FMC can be a provider for FoodNet. We are meeting with Sharon Coberly and a few of our FMC folks to help spearhead this idea into practice, and are tentatively looking at Thursday Evenings.  We see several opportunities to help out: Food Pickup Wednesday Evening or Thursday afternoon, Food Setup and Handout, and Cleanup.  The plan is to set up a schedule, and you could plug in wherever you can. The need is great for more sites in Lincoln.  Just in the past couple weeks, several sites have closed. Please watch for more FMC updates coming soon. If you would like to learn more about FoodNet,  http://foodnetlincoln.org/  please visit a site near you (you could end up with some steak), and read Jo's story:

 

"As a long-time Food net user, Kathy asked me to write up a little note about some of the foods I had received while using the service.  FoodNet is not a poverty-based system.  it's main goal is to keep food out of the landfill.  They just want the food to go to people.  ANYONE is welcome to pick-up food.  Many people don’t know that, while it provides such staples as bread, milk, eggs, cereal, fruits, vegetables, etc., it also provides some prepared foods, like macaroni and cheese, chicken cordon bleu, meatloaf, and things like that.  Some restaurants, like Red Lobster, don’t always use all of their lobster bisque (my favorite!), so they’ll contribute that; sometimes, people contribute high-dollar items like salmon and rib-eye steak.  The most unusual things I ever got were some whole fennel plants (yum, yum!) and some pomegranate, and I got some Starbucks Frappuccino one time.  The whole point is “tummy full, not landfill!”  I’m really excited that our church is getting involved in this outreach project!" -Jolene

 

FMC HYGIENE KIT Challenge: Please bring the contents to church by April 18, 2021, and let’s see how many bags we can fill!  Do you think we can gather enough contents to fill all 125 of those bags? On a typical (pre-pandemic) Sunday morning, we generally had about 100 people in the pews. Our sanctuary holds 225 people. What if we “filled” each of the 125 extra seats with kit bags? Just picture a full sanctuary of filled kit bags to be donated. Contents (NEW items only):

•             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)

Can you donate the contents to fill a bag? Can you sponsor a ”full pew” of 6 bags? https://mcc.org/get-involved/kits/hygiene

 

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.  

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.

 

SHOP HOURS - The link will be open from 3-6 one more Thursday.  Then we will take a break for a while.

 

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. 

 

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 - Pray for the faculty and staff at Freeman Academy and Hillcrest Academy.