In the grace of Christ
Call to worship/prayer
Opening Song –“Holy, holy, holy” VT # 137
Time of Offering
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
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 - Dallas Schlegel
Music Leader - Anita Breckbill
Next Children’s Story - Nancy Peters
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
The Holy Spirit is mutually transforming us in the ever-expanding circle of Christ’s grace.
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!”
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