Sunday, July 25, 2021



Call to worship/prayer

Opening Song – “When We Walk With the Lord”  # 570



Good News in Outreach - Mennonite Central Committee Summer Service Abby Endashaw

Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Anita Breckbill

Scripture - Joshua 1:9; 2:8-11, 5:1

Message: “In awe of the literal sense of Scripture”

Song – “Thy Word is a Lamp”  # 398

Message: “Welcoming the moral sense of Scripture”

Responsive Reading - # 1024

Message: “Struggling with the allegorical sense of Scripture”

Silent Reflection

Responding to the word

Sharing and prayer

Sending Hymn –“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”  # 610



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



Speaker - Stan Harder

Worship Leader - Jolene Boshart

Music Leader - Donna Yost

Next Children’s Story - Donna Yost

July Drivers       



Thursdays - Foodnet

Sunday, August 8th - Congregational life in DRC discussion


Record for July 18

53 -  including 6 on Zoom



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.  Upcoming music:  July 28th B & the Boppers, August 4th Oasis Bluegrass Band, and August 11th The Lightning Bugs. On Facebook at Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series

Donations to date:  $1,074 



INVITE – You are all invited to Gary’s Art Show.  Please stop by Aging Partners at 1005 O Street 9-12 M-F through August.  “You all are welcome!”  -Gary


NEXT WEEK Marc Schlegel Preheim will read 1 Corinthians 12:4-7, 12-27 with us.


DIRECTORY - It's time to update our FMC directory. Please look at the pages on the tables in the Fellowship Hall and update address, phone numbers and email addresses for you and your family.


MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE - 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. 


DRYWALL - Humble Hands Harvest drywalling—Would you like to put up some drywall?  Hannah Breckbill’s farm, Humble Hands Harvest, is having a house built, and Dave Nickel is planning to take a vanload from First Mennonite to do a day of drywalling at the house in Decorah, Iowa.  Schedule will probably be leaving late afternoon Wed Aug. 4, drywalling on the 5th, and returning that night or the morning of the 6th.  Housing will be provided by friendly neighbors.  Please contact Dave or Anita if you’re interested in helping.


TECH - We are thankful to Chad and Kathy for researching some updates to our tech deck. We have a few items (including a new computer) that we hope to purchase, especially to make projection and Zoom easier and more efficient to run. If you'd be willing to contribute to this project financially, please put a check in the offering with "tech" in the memo line.  


There will be food after worship on 8/8... we are still working at logistics:-)


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. Please contact Steve Nitzsche.

We are also finding ourselves with a few more driving opportunities... please be discerning in how you might want to help out in coming weeks and months.


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.