In the grace of Christ

date: 
Sunday, May 30, 2021

Gathering

Prelude

Call to worship/prayer

Opening Song –“Holy, holy, holy”  VT # 137

Time of Offering

Announcements

 

Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Joyce Friesen

Sermon Hymn – “Touch the earth lightly”  VT # 145

Scripture - Galations 1:1-12

Sermon  “In the grace of Christ”

 

Responding to the word

Hymn of Response – “Rain down”   VT # 703

Sharing and prayer

Sending Hymn – “The peace of the earth”  VT # 838

Benediction

 

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

 

Servers

Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Dallas Schlegel

Music Leader - Anita Breckbill

Next Children’s Story - Nancy Peters

June Drivers      

 

Calendar

Thursdays - Foodnet

Sunday, June 6 - FMC Picnic and mini auction

July 1-2 - Gatherings with climate bikers

Saturday, July 10 - FMC Bible School

 

Record for May 23

Attendance - 

 

Theme

The Holy Spirit is mutually transforming us in the ever-expanding circle of Christ’s grace.

 

Offerings

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.”

 

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!” 

 

Announcements

Next week we will read Galatians 1:13-24. At the church picnic after the service, Outreach is planning on a silent mini-auction with the proceeds going to Mennonite Central Committee. It looks like there will be around 20 items.

 

Our safe-worship guidelines have been released. Please look them over and talk to Chad or me if you have questions or concerns.

 

Some 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.

 

Thanks to all who helped raise and donate $1680 to the Foster Care Closet (our 2nd quarter mission offering recipient) for Give to Lincoln Day.

 

First Mennonite Church of Lincoln has established a Mortgage Assistance Fund. We are asking for gifts totaling at least $6000 before we can consider this support for our first family.  If you would have further questions about the fund, we would encourage you to contact Christian Mukuna, Rick Stauffer, Dallas Schlegel, Jim Buller, Joel Mpolesha, or Pastor Dave. 

 

Shalom Readers is a challenge for both adults and children to read books about peace this summer. The book lists and instructions can be found at  http://www.centralplainsmc.org/shalom-readers.html

Nurture Committee continues to look for drivers for one or several of our attendees to and from church on Sunday mornings. Contact Steve Nitzsche.

 

The Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions (at Eastern Mennonite University) is sponsoring 17 college-age bicycle riders (one of the riders is Sheri's niece:-) to ride 3737 miles from Seattle to Washington D.C. Lincoln is the midway point on their 59-day journey, and they will camp in the FMC lawn. Join them for lunch on July 1, and an evening climate issue panel discussion on the lawn.  Ride with them out of town on the morning of July 2. More information: https://sustainableclimatesolutions.org/climate-ride-events/

 

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.

 

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 – Thank you from Jeana, Lisa, and Mary