Belonging

date: 
Sunday, June 13, 2021

Gathering

Prelude

Call to worship/prayer

Opening Song – “We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer”  # 34

Time of Offering

Announcements

Birthday/Anniversary Offering for June

 

Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Kevin Haake

Scripture  - Galatians 2:1–10

Sermon  “Belonging”

 

Responding to the word

Hymn of Response  – “We Are People of God's Peace”  # 797

Sharing and prayer

Theme Verse

Sending Hymn – “Go, My Friends, in Peace”  # 839

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 - Rachel Balzer

Next Children’s Story - Wanda Stauffer

June Drivers - 

 

Calendar

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 June 6

87 - 62 plus 25 on Zoom

 

Theme

God’s abundant generosity frees us to share with one another, excluding none.

 

Offerings

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.

Donations – FMC raised $1,680 that was doubled on“Give to Lincoln” day.

 

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.” 

 

Announcements

NEXT WEEK we will read Galatians 2:11-21.

 

DRIVERS NEEDED - Nurture Committee continues to look for drivers for one or several of our attendees to and from church on Sunday mornings. They would like to get it covered through the end of the year. Months that are still needed are August, October, November, and December. If you would be willing/able to cover a month, please contact Steve Nitzsche.

 

MCC GOLF TOURNAMENT @ Beatrice Country Club on Saturday, June 26th.  Let Glen or Wade know soon.

 

Our MINIAUCTION raised $875 for Mennonite Central Committee. Thanks everyone!

 

UPDATED WORSHIP GUIDELINES have been emailed out. Contact the elders/Pastor Dave with questions/concerns.

**In the building, individuals need to be fully vaccinated or wear a mask.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL - If you would like attend a class, contact Dallas or Pastor Dave.

 

Gifts Discernment Committee is filling committee and leadership positions for the upcoming year. Please prayerfully consider how you could serve at FMC. We will host an in-person "job fair" after church on June 6 and June 13, or respond online: https://forms.gle/JhQp82x4W61G5hbF8

 

Volunteers are requested for Vacation Bible School on July 10th from 9:00 to noon. Please contact Jeana Rose. 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.  Jeana, Lisa, and Mary

 

First Mennonite Church of Lincoln has established a Mortgage Assistance Fund.  We need least $6000 before we support our first family.  Contact Christian Mukuna, Rick Stauffer, Dallas Schlegel, Jim Buller, Joel Mpolesha, or Pastor Dave. 

 

Shalom Readers Book List: www.centralplainsmc.org/shalom-readers.html  Contact Stan Harder or Nancy Peters with questions.

 

Nurture Committee is looking for drivers for Sunday mornings. Contact Steve Nitzsche.

 

Join the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions (at Eastern Mennonite University) sponsored 17 college-age bicycle riders 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.

 

CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for those preparing for Central Plains Virtual Annual Meeting next weekend, especially for David Fitch, our speaker for the weekend.