Formed in Footwashing

date: 
Sunday, March 13, 2022

Call to Worship

# 6 Let’s walk together

# 37 Be still and know

Offering & Announcements

Children’s Story – Wanda Stauffer

Scripture – John 13:3-17, 34-35

Sermon – “Formed in Footwashing”

 # 490 Jesus took a towel

Sharing and prayer

# 43 God be the love

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.

 

Theme - Jesus chooses footwashing as one of his final acts before his expending death; in knowing his time with his disciples is short, he kneels down to wash their feet.

2022 Theme - Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. - Philippians 2:3–4

 

Servers

Message from Marc Schlegel Preheim

Worship Leader – Wanda Stauffer

Music Leader – Thad & Jennifer Miller

Next Children’s Story – Jolene Boshart

March Greeters – Caleb Thiessen

March Drivers – Thad & Jennifer Miller

 

Calendar

Mar 19 – Quilt Assembly in the Fellowship Hall at 9am – Non-sewers welcome

Apr 1-2 – Nebraska Mennonite Relief Sale in Aurora, NE – Check your email for more information

Mondays - “The Chosen” video series @ 6:30 pm in the FMC Sanctuary – Starts this Monday, March 7th

Wednesdays – Shop Hours on Zoom 4-5pm on the Zoom Meeting # 570 427 348 - Drop in and say “Hi!”

Thursdays – Foodnet – Contact Dallas Schlegel to help Wed (pickup) or Thurs (setup, distribution, or cleanup)

1st Tuesday - Retiree Small Group @ Noon at FMC - Bring your own lunch and join in

1st & 3rd Wednesday – Small Group @ 7:00pm at FMC studying “Tongue-tied, Learning the Lost Art of Talking about Faith” by Sara Wenger Shenk

 

Record for the week of March 6th – 82 in attendance, including 11 on Zoom. 

Announcements

Today we welcome Marc Schlegel Preheim to bring us the message.  He is the son of Dallas and Barb Schlegel.

 

Next week Gordon Brubacher will have the message from our theme verse, we will present Bibles to our 2nd and 3rd graders, and we will continue our MCC coin and hygiene item collection.

 

Pick up the new Our Daily Bread devotional book on the shelf at the front door.

 

Quarterly Mission Offerings for this year will be: Dove’s Nest (4/24), Jacob’s Well (7/31), and Lincoln Literacy (10/30). Thank you for your input in choosing these recipients. The other worthy suggestions will be considered next year.

 

A new church directory will be available this spring. Please contact the Stauffers with any additions or changes to cell phone numbers, addresses, emails, etc.

 

We are beginning to plan Holy Week services at FMC. We would like to know how folks would feel about a potluck-ish brunch Easter morning.

We are also wondering if folks appreciate the Good Friday service, or if we might try something different this year.

Please talk with one another, and let Dave Nickel know your thoughts on either/both idea(s).

 

FMC will be assembling comforters at 9a March 19. You don't have to be able to sew, any help is appreciated. Please contact Joyce Friesen for more info.

 

FMC is looking for a delegate or two for the delegate assembly 5/27-30 in Kansas City. Please talk to Becky Waegli if you'd be interested.

 

A catechism class will begin soon. We will read God's Story, Our Story together. We will also have a session or two where we talk about baptism and church membership, so others who are interested can participate.

 

Foodnet is running low on twist ties and carry-out containers (preferably either clear or with a clear lid). Please put them in the back classroom if you have saved some. Thanks.

 

Shop hour will be on Zoom from 4-5p Wednesday. Use the shop Zoom link.

 

The Nurture Committee continues to fund a $100 gifting program.  Contact Christian, Steve, Becky, or Ron.

 

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. 

 

CONFREENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for congregations that are undergoing discernment processes. Pray that we can all be open to the Spirit's guidance and willing to follow.