Call to worship/prayer
Opening Song –“There's no one in this world like Jesus” # 68
Time of Offering
Hearing the word
Children’s Story – Nancy Peters
Scripture - Galatians 1:13-24
Sermon “Healing people”
Responding to the word
Hymn of Response – “I heard the voice of Jesus say” # 536
Sharing and prayer
Sending Hymn – “O love that will not let me go” # 608
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 - Kevin Haake
Today - FMC Picnic and Silent auction
Thursdays - Foodnet
6/18-20 - CPMC virtual assembly
Saturday, June 26 - MCC Golf Tournament @ Beatrice CC
July 1-2 - Gatherings with climate bikers
Saturday, July 10 - FMC Bible School 9a-12p
Record for May 30
52 - May 23: 44 plus 8 on Zoom
72 - May 30: 58 plus 14 on Zoom
God changes hearts and minds so we, too, can change hearts and minds.
2nd Quarterly Mission Offering: Foster Care Closet - fostercarecloset.org
Monthy fact: FCC met their ‘Give to Lincoln’ goal of $36,000 for The Foster Haven renovations, which includes updating the space for the children, creating a coffeehouse workspace for caseworkers, and providing homelike visitation rooms for families working toward reunification.
Birthday/Anniversary Offering: Lulu’s on N - www.lulusonn.com
Monthly fact: “Food Distributions in the community are a part of what your donations help us to do. Last year, we served almost 4,000 meals free of charge and gave out about 1,000 bags of groceries to families and individuals experiencing food insecurity. Every dollar donated goes to support our mission of feeding the body and soul of our neighbors in need.”
MCC GOLF TOURNAMENT @ Beatrice Country Club on Saturday, June 26th. Let Glen or Wade know soon.
Sunday morning we will continue our series on Galatians, reading Galatians 1:13-24. There's a church picnic after the service, with food provided and served by helping hands. Our silent mini-auction (proceeds going to Mennonite Central Committee) will be open at 9a (there are now 23 items, details attached). We will close the auction five items at a time every 5 minutes, so the last items will close around 1:25.
Next week we will read Galatians 2.
Updated safe-worship guidelines are attached for those who choose our in-person option for worship. Please look them over and talk to the elders or me if you have questions or concerns. Please note our new mask guidelines state:
**In the building, individuals need to be fully vaccinated or wear a mask.
For folks who are more comfortable with the Zoom option, it will also remain available for the foreseeable future. Thanks, all, for your patience as we try to be accommodating and caring:-)
Some Sunday school classes have in-person options. Please be in conversation with your group about planning, and be conscientious of folks with different expectations from yourself:-). 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.
Gifts Discernment Committee is beginning the process of filling open committee and leadership positions for the upcoming year. We encourage everyone to prayerfully consider how they could serve at FMC for the next year. We will host an in-person "job fair" after church on June 6 and June 13. You can sign up during the job fair or you can also respond electronically via this form: https://forms.gle/JhQp82x4W61G5hbF8
Volunteers are requested for Vacation Bible School on July 10th from 9:00 to noon. Still lots of help needed!
Please contact Jeana Rose if you are able to fill one of the positions below or would like more information about what each job includes.
Spots open: Worship Leader; Song Leader; Active Response Leader; Bible Response Leader; Creative Response Leader; Group Leader – K to 2nd ; Group Leader – 3rd to 5th ; Decorator; Photographer
Thanks for your consideration! Jeana, Lisa, and Mary
First Mennonite Church of Lincoln has established a Mortgage Assistance Fund as one way of assisting families in our church, who might need help in making a down payment on their first home. We are asking for gifts totaling at least $6000 before we can consider this support for our first family. If you are interested in donating to this outreach, please consider donations to FMC, with Mortgage Assistance Fund in the memo line. 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
Document the books you have read and request your prize using the form attachment to this email. Even if you don't get all seven books read, give your filled out forms to Stan Harder or Nancy Peters before September for recognition.
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.
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. They are having conversations on climate issues throughout the ride. Lincoln is the midway point on their 59-day journey, and they will camp in the FMC lawn. They hope to have lunch with as many of us as are available on July 1, then will have a panel discussion on the lawn that evening. They hope some of us will ride with them out of town on the morning of July 2. More information can be found here: 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.