A spirit of gentleness
Call to worship/prayer
“Praise him, praise him” # 100
“Thy Word” # 398
Good News & Outreach - Giddeons
Hearing the word
Children’s Story – Nancy Peters
Scripture - Galatians 5:26-6:10
Sermon: “A spirit of gentleness”
Responding to the word
Hymn of Response:
“Lord, I Am Fondly, Earnestly Longing” # 555
Sharing and prayer
Theme Verse: Joshua 1:9
“Gentle Shepherd, Come and Lead Us” # 718
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 - Beverly Kettleson
Music Leader - Jolene Boshart & Wanda Stauffer
Next Children’s Story - Nancy Peters
August Drivers - Friesen
September Drivers - Youngs
Thursdays - Foodnet
Record for August 22
84 - including 5 on Zoom
3rd Quarterly Mission Offering: People's City Mission - pcmlincoln.org
Monthly fact: The PCM Family Shelter provides community and single-family rooms with dormitory-style beds, plus space for cots when weather or other circumstances necessitate. They can accommodate single-women and single-parent families (including families with teenage boys). Their two-story facility also provides indoor and outdoor play areas for children as well as several lounges.
Birthday/Anniversary Offering: Lulu’s on N - www.lulusonn.com
Monthly fact: In addition to the free community meals, LuLu's on N offers other services to those in need. “We rely heavily on donations for the majority of our funding. We wouldn't be able to offer these services without the support of those who believe in our mission.” Community meal = $5 per meal. 31-day bus pass = $8. Hygiene kit filled with personal care items = $12. Month of discretionary spending (prescriptions, clothing, utility bills) = $100
MASK POLICY – With the new DHM from Lancaster County, we will reinstate our making policy. Please wear a mask while in the building. For folks who are more comfortable with the Zoom option, it will also remain available for the foreseeable future:
Please talk to Chad or Pastor Dave with questions or concerns. And thanks, all, for your patience as we try to be accommodating and caring:-)
NEXT WEEK we will finish reading Galatians.
WANT TO HELP – We have multiple opportunities for you to help out at FMC:
Gifts Discernment Committee, Helping Hands Organizer
Contact Julie, Jo, or Becky
Greeter - Contact Steve
Youth Sunday School Teacher for PreK, K-3, 4-6 - Contact Sara
Driver - Contact Steve
MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE - FMC has established a Mortgage Assistance Fund. 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.
ADDRESS - We would like the addresses of our "Zoom members" to include in our church directory. Please send them to Wanda Stauffer
TECH – Our 13 year old tech deck could use some upgrades, especially to make projection and Zoom easier and more efficient to run. If you'd like to contribute to this project financially, please put a check in the offering, memo line "Tech."
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 - Pray for for those who are still affected by the Richard Spring wildfire in Montana. Pastor Willis Busenitz of White River Cheyenne Mennonite Church in Busby, MT writes,
"I was at the gathering with Gov Greg Gianforte in Lame Deer. Progress is being made. My observation is that the Reservation is being inundated with clothes, food and hygiene donations, from all over. One of the bigger needs will be hay and fencing supplies for the ranchers, especially the smaller ranchers. The bigger ones probably have insurance. We really appreciated the prayers and support from Central Plains to our church here."