What is truth?

date: 
Sunday, April 3, 2022

Call to Worship

# 76 Holy, holy, holy!

Offering & Announcements

Good News in Outreach - FoodNet

March Birthday/Anniversary Offering for the Foster Care Closet

# 512 Let the children come to me

Children’s Story – Jeanette Harder

Scripture – John 18:28-40

Sermon – “What is truth?”

 # 320 My song is love unknown

Sharing and prayer

Blue Hymnal # 614 In the bulb there is a flower

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:  The love of God in Jesus is the truth that grasps us.

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

Pastor Dave Nickel

Worship Leader – Wanda Stauffer

Music Leader – Jeanette Harder & Anita Breckbill

Next Children’s Story –

April Greeters – Caleb Thiessen

April Drivers – Thad & Jennifer Miller

 

Calendar

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

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 20th – 65 in attendance, including 5 on Zoom

Announcements

This morning is the last morning to accept donations of MCC Hygiene items and My Coins Count. (it's for Ukraine relief, and there's a rumor it will be matched)

 

Next week we will read John 19:1-16a.

 

Thanks to all who gave to our first Quarterly Mission Offering.  We collected $1235, which was divided between Mennonite Central Committee and Mennonite Church USA. 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 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.

 

Shop hour will be on Zoom from 4-5p Wednesday.

 

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

 

FMC has 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. 

 

For the 2022 MCC sale, we're asked to PLEASE:

•             register art/craft items on nebraskamccsale.org web site. 

•             bring baked or canned goods/small craft items for the MarketPlace.

•             share about the sale with friends and on social media to help spread the word.

•             sign up for the pork sandwich and pie & ice cream booth during the sale.

•             plan to help set up for the sale Thursday morning, March 31 at 8:00 am.

•             (more info at nebraskamccsale.org)

 

CONFREENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for CPMC's Partners in Mission, Philip Friesen and the Agape Peace Center.