Sunday, May 16, 2021

This week’s hybrid service will be held both in the building and online



Call to worship/prayer

Leader:  “Christ is risen!   Response:  Christ is risen indeed!”

Opening Song – “Come, Christians, Join to Sing”   VT #28

Birthday/Anniversary Offering

Time of Offering



Hearing the word

MCC Sale Report – Rhonda Brubacher

Good News in Outreach – Tim Balzer

Children’s Story – Stan Harder

Hymn – “We Worship God the Rock”  VT # 424

Scripture - Joshua 1:9



Responding to the word

Sharing and prayer

Sending Hymn – “Go, my Children”  VT #830



Assisted listening devices and large print hymnals are available at the audio-visual desk.

The cry room has a speaker so you can continue to listen to the service if you need to step out of the sanctuary.


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



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Laura Nickel

Music Leader - Jeanette Harder & Edith Yoder

Next Children’s Story - Jolene Boshart

May Drivers - Rick & Wanda Stauffer



Today - Theme Verse Service

Thursdays - Foodnet

Sunday, June 6 - FMC Picnic and mini auction

Saturday, July 10 - FMC Bible School


Record for May 9

84 - In-Person (58) and Zoom (26)



Quarterly Mission Offering: Foster Care Closet - fostercarecloset.org

Monthy fact: “Our intention - to come alongside everyone involved in the foster care system, from the children and the bio families, to the foster parents and the caseworkers. Our upcoming Foster Haven renovation was designed to benefit each member of the team. We are currently fundraising for the renovation. Please mark your calendars for Give to Lincoln Day, May 25, when donations to our fundraising campaign will be matched!!”


Birthday/Anniversary Offering: Lulu’s on N - www.lulusonn.com

Monthly fact: Lulu’s is a great choice for lunch. 1417 N Street.  “We feature fresh, made from scratch food and use locally grown produce to create many of our menu offerings. We offer grilled sandwiches, soups, salads and baked goods guaranteed to make you long for Grandma’s house!” 



NEXT WEEK we will read Acts 2:1-4 and Galatians 4:1-7, we will commission Sabrina for her summer service leadership position.  Zoom will also remain available for the foreseeable future.


SUNDAY SCHOOL classes are beginning in-person options. If you're not presently part of a class and would like to be, let Dallas or me know and we'll try to connect you to a class.


OUR 2ND QUARTER MISSION OFFERING recipient is Foster Care Closet. Please send/drop off checks at the church or otherwise get them to Tim by May 23 (with Foster Care Closet in the memo line).


THANK YOU to the many different people who helped with painting the Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary.  Big projects mean time spent working, but also time spent together talking, catching-up with each other and building relationships. We are hopeful that both were accomplished! Thanks! From the Trustees.


First Mennonite Church of Lincoln has established a Mortgage Assistance.  We are asking for gifts totaling at least $6000 before we can consider this support for our first family.  Contact Christian Mukuna, Rick Stauffer, Dallas Schlegel, Jim Buller, Joel Mpolesha, or Pastor Dave with questions, or see the guidelines.

Nurture Committee continues to look for drivers for one or several of our attendees to and from church on Sunday mornings. If you would be willing/able to cover a month or at least be a substitute, please contact Steve Nitzsche.


We are planning a church picnic after the service on June 6, and are trying to organize it safely. Please talk to one of the elders (Sheri, Rick, Dallas) or myself with suggestions, questions or concerns, and we'll do our best to organize. Outreach is also planning a mini silent auction benefiting MCC.


Volunteers are needed for Vacation Bible School on July 10th from 9:00 to  noon. Please contact Jeana Rose to volunteer forWorship Leader; Song Leader; Drama Leader/Helpers; Active Response Leader; Bible Response Leader; Creative Response Leader; Group Leader – Preschool; Group Leader – K to 2nd ; Group Leader – 3rd to 5th ; Snacks & Drinks; Decorator; Photographer - Jeana, Lisa, and Mary


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for the Board of Central Plains Mennonite Conference. We pray for wisdom and courage as they discern the best ways for Conference to continue supporting and encouraging and resourcing each local congregation for ministry.