Healing moral injury

Sunday, July 18, 2021



Call to worship/prayer

Opening Song

     “I saw the light”  screen

     “Sparrows and lilies”  screen



Good News in Outreach – Center for People in Need


Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Sheri Nitzsche

Scripture  - Galatians 4:12-20

Sermon – “Healing moral injury”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response

     “Help us to help each other”  # 722

Sharing and prayer

Theme Verse

Sending Hymn

     “I will follow”  # 775



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 - Jolene Boshart

Music Leader - Thad & Jennifer Miller

Next Children’s - Story   Anita Breckbill

June Drivers      



Thursdays - Foodnet

Sunday, August 8th - Congregational life in DRC discussion


Record for July 11

81-  including 9 on Zoom


For reflection

From Paul, we learn healing responses to moral injury.



3rd Quarterly Mission Offering: People's City Mission - pcmlincoln.org

Monthy fact: PCM impact in 2020: 23,000+ people served, 139,000 meals served at their shelter, 500,000+ clothing & household items given away, 75,000+ volunteer hours, 880,000+ pounds of food given away.


Birthday/Anniversary Offering: Lulu’s on N - www.lulusonn.com

Monthly fact: Lulu’s is located downtown at 1417 N St, near the Lincoln Community Foundation Gardens. The 2021 Garden Performance Series is starting up this month.  Lulu’s is a great place to grab lunch, support their important work, and enjoy the free concert series on Wednesdays at Noon.  July 14th will feature Bobby Gadoury, July 21st will feature the Melody Wranglers, and July 28th will feature B & the Boppers.

Donations to date:  $1,074 




DIRECTORY - It's time to update our FMC directory. If you'd be willing to spearhead the project, please talk to Kathy B.


MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE - 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.


DRIVERS - Nurture Committee is looking for drivers for October and December 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.


SHARING FUND - 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.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Studying the Bible, prayer, fellowship and accountability are important Christian practices that often happen in Sunday School for all ages. Pray for those who are organizing faith formation programs for the next school year and for those who will lead and teach.