Theme Verse Reflections

date: 
Sunday, June 27, 2021

Gathering

Prelude

Call to worship/prayer

Opening Song – “What a Friend We Have In Jesus”  # 628

Time of Offering

Announcements

 

Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Sabrina Mukuna

Scripture - Joshua 1:9

Sermon

 

Responding to the word

Hymn of Response  “What a Fellowship/Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”  #160

Sharing and prayer

Theme Verse

Sending Hymn – “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”  # 443

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 - Sabrina Mukuna

Music Leader - Donna Yost

Next Children’s Story - Sara Weber

June Drivers      

 

Calendar

Thursdays - Foodnet

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 20

70 - including 11 on Zoom

 

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.”

Donations to date:  $809  

 

Announcements

COFFEE – We have started serving coffee again.  Please either bring your own cup or use a church cup, rinse it, and put it in the dishwasher.

 

DRIVERS NEEDED - Nurture Committee is looking for a few more 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.

 

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. You can respond  online: https://forms.gle/JhQp82x4W61G5hbF8

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be the morning of July 10th. If you are able to help, please contact Jeana, Lisa, or 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.

 

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.

 

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 - Today Kelsey Guckenberger, pastor at Christ Community Church in Des Moines, IA, is being ordained. Pray for God's blessing on the ministry that Kelsey and Christ Community share.