The use of our time
Call to worship/prayer
“Great is Thy Faithfulness” # 419
Gifts of Love – City Impact – Good News in Outreach
Hearing the word
Children’s Story – Jeanette Harder
Scripture - Ephesians 5:15-17
Sermon “Our use of time”
Responding to the word
Hymn of Response:
“My Life Flows On” # 605
Sharing and prayer
Theme Verse: Joshua 1:9
“I Know Not Why God’s Wondrous Grace” # 590
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
Sermon from Bill Thornton
Worship Leader - Caleb Thiessen
Music Leader - Jolene Boshart
Next Children’s Story - Anita Breckbill
November Greeter - Wanda Stauffer
November Driver - Anita Breckbill
Thursdays - Foodnet
Monday, Nov 15 - Yams & Stuffing to PCM
Wednesday, Nov 17 - Small Group - Tongue-tied @ FMC @ 7pm
Wednesday, Dec 1 - Small Group - Tongue-tied @ FMC @ 7pm
Tuesday, Dec 7 - Retiree Small Group @ Noon @ Church
Sunday, Dec 12 - FMC Christmas Program
Friday, Dec 24 - Christmas Eve Service
Record for November 7
4th Quarter Mission Offering: Central Plains Mennonite Conference www.centralplainsmc.org
Monthly fact: Central Plains Mennonite Conference creates settings for our congregations and partners to grow in holistic witness to God’s reconciling mission in the world by developing leadership, encouraging fellowship, and promoting lifelong discipleship.
Birthday/Anniversary Offering: Lulu’s on N - www.lulusonn.com
Monthly fact: “We are providing case management assistance on an as-needed basis. If you are looking to get in touch with someone at LuLu's on N regarding case management services, please contact us. Of course, you are also welcome to stop by during normal business hours.”
TODAY we are blessed to have Bill Thornton sharing the message with us.
NEXT WEEK we will read Isaiah 9:1-7 and begin collecting Gifts of Love.
MASKS - Please wear a mask in our building. For folks who are more comfortable with the Zoom option. Please talk to Chad or me with questions or concerns. And thanks, all, for your patience as we try to be accommodating and caring:-)
UPDATE – As of Thursday, we had 94 (of 100) cans of yams and 86 (of 200) boxes of stuffing for City Mission. Please put them at the back of the sanctuary, and the kids will bring them to the front of the sanctuary during offering time. We will deliver Monday, Nov 15, so today is the last day for collection.
MEET - The conference ministers from Central Plains have graciously offered to meet with anyone from FMC interested in meeting. As far as I know, they don't have an agenda other than hearing from the congregation and sharing about what's going on in CPMC these days. It will be really informal... please come at 5p next Sunday (11/21).
CAN YOU HELP? - Nurture commission is looking for greeters and drivers. If anyone would be willing, please sign up on the bulletin board just inside the door to the fellowship hall.
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, Becky, and/or Ron.
SMALL GROUPS –Small Groups meeting at FMC:
Small group meeting the first and third Wednesday of each month. 7:00pm. at FMC. Studying “Tongue-tied, Learning the Lost Art of Talking about Faith, by Sara Wenger Shenk.
Retiree small group meeting the first Tuesday if every month at 12:00 noon. Bring your own lunch.
CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for Libby Conley as she is ordained today at First Mennonite Church of Iowa City. Libby has served as a chaplain and congregational pastor. Pray for Libby's continued ministry.