Resident Aliens

date: 
Sunday, November 28, 2021

Gathering

Call to worship/prayer

Opening Songs:

     “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus”  # 218

     “Light Dawn’s on a Weary World”  # 205

Lighting of the Advent Candle

Offering

 

Announcements

November Birthday/Anniversary Offering

Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Stan Harder

Scripture - Jeremiah 29:1,4-14

Sermon “Resident Aliens”

 

Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:

     “Prepare the Way The Prophets Called”  # 220

Sharing and prayer

Theme Verse:  Joshua 1:9

Sending Hymn:

     “Still, Still, Still”  # 264

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 - Caleb Thiessen

Music Leader – Wanda Stauffer

Next Children’s Story - Advent

December Greeter -

December Driver - Anita Breckbill

 

Calendar

Thursdays - Foodnet

Sunday, Nov 28 - Kids Christmas Program Practice 9:30am

Wednesday, Dec 1 - Small Group - Tongue-tied @ FMC @ 7pm

Monday, Dec 6 - Gifts of Love due at the church

Tuesday, Dec 7 - Retiree Small Group @ Noon @ Church

Sunday, Dec 12 - FMC Christmas Program

Friday, Dec 24 - Christmas Eve Service

 

Record for November 21

88 in attendance, including 17 on Zoom

 

November reflection

“Saints are people who offer their lives as a home for God, to make room in the world for God’s life to grow. Saints bear witness to what it looks like to let God live in this world through them.” -Isaac Villegas

 

Offerings

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 call us or send an email. Of course, you are also welcome to stop by during normal business hours.”  

 

Announcements

PRAYERS - Please keep the Ratzlaff family in your prayers. Steve died last week, and Lynette and the family appreciate your prayers in this time of grief.

 

NEXT WEEK we will read Ezekiel 37:1-14

 

MASKS - Please wear a mask in our building.  For folks who are more comfortable with the Zoom option. 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:-)

 

THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the yams and stuffing for the People’s City Mission Thanksgiving food baskets. We delivered 221 boxes of stuffing and 137 cans of yams. They were very grateful.

 

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.

 

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 Dave Nickel.

 

GIFTS OF LOVE Christmas store at City Impact will be open in December for qualifying families. The store offers “quality presents at an affordable price to families in need.” It allows families to purchase gifts they choose at greatly reduced prices. Bring unwrapped gifts to the church by Wednesday, Dec. 1 (that's only two Sundays), Check out their website for gift ideas; see wish lists linked to Amazon, Walmart and Local  stores; to donate cash; and view other information to volunteer or discover more about the store. Because the prices at the store are discounted up to 75%, they appreciate items purchased in the $25-$50 range, but all donations are welcome.

 

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 - We give thanks for all the relationships in our congregations and in our conference that sustain us, guide us, and help us to see the Kingdom of God!