A spirit of gentleness

Sunday, August 29, 2021



Call to worship/prayer

Opening Songs:

     “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

Sending Hymn:

     “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."