God’s kiss

date: 
Sunday, September 19, 2021

Gathering

Call to worship/prayer

Theme Verse:  Joshua 1:9

Opening Songs:

     “What is this place”  # 22

     “God of the Bible” verses 1, 2 & 5  # 420

Profession of Faith

Offering

Announcements

 

Hearing the word

Confession of Faith

Children’s Story – Stan Harder

Scripture  - Psalm 91:11 & Lamentations 3:22-23

Sermon “God’s kiss”

 

Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:

     “Great is Thy faithfulness”  # 419

Sharing and prayer

Commissioning: Committee Members/Sunday School Teachers

Sending Hymn:

     “We are people of God's peace”  # 797

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 - Jeff Weber

Music Leader - Jeremy & Julie Youngs

Next Children’s Story - Sara Weber

September Drivers - Youngs

             

Calendar

Thursdays - Foodnet

             

Record for Sept 12

73 including 9 on Zoom

             

Offerings

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

Monthly fact: “The PCM Free Medical Clinic exists to offer physical, emotional, and spiritual healing to hurting people in Lancaster County, Nebraska, who lack medical insurance or the ability to pay for health care. Located just north of People’s City Mission, the Free Medical Clinic provides dental, chiropractic, and mental wellness care to uninsured residents of Lancaster County, filling gaps in the existing medical network where it is difficult to meet needs of low-income uninsured residents as quickly as necessary.”

 

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

Monthly fact: “Have an event that you would like catered? LuLu's on N can provide catering for everything from a small meeting at your office to weddings to parties in your home. We specialize in home cooking but also offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. We can also provide treats for you special day! Cakes, Cupcakes, Kolaches, or Pies. Cakes and Pies are also available in Gluten Free versions!” 

 

Announcements

MASK POLICY – With COVID the way it is at present, please wear a mask in our 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 collect our September birthday/anniversary offering (for Lulu's on N) and read from Genesis 27-28.

 

SIGN UP - Nurture commission is looking for Greeters and Drivers to serve our congregation. If anyone would be willing to sign up, 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.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL - Youth Sunday school teachers needed! If you are interested in teaching, please contact Sara Weber to discuss a schedule that might work for you. Email Sara.

 

MDS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) calls for volunteers with a heart for service and an attitude of flexibility. Volunteers are needed in Paradise, California; Jennings, Louisiana; McAllen, Texas as well as other work sites organized by local Units. MDS is seeking volunteers who, while eager to get back out there, must be ready to roll with both safety precautions and schedule changes as COVID-19 cases fluctuate. Contact MDS or go to www.mds.org to learn more.

As these projects prepare to open, MDS wants volunteers to know that we are working to make sure that they have a meaningful experience and that it is as safe as possible.

 

TECH – Our 13 year old tech deck could use some upgrades, especially to make projection and Zoom easier and more efficient to run. Donations have been coming in.  If you'd like to contribute to this project financially, please put a check in the offering, memo line "Tech."  

 

CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - We pray for our sister congregations in North and Central Iowa: Cedar Falls Mennonite, Christ Community in Des Moines, and Des Moines Mennonite.