Unrelenting kindness

date: 
Sunday, April 24, 2022

Call to Worship

Leader: Christ is Risen     Congregation: Christ is risen, indeed!

On screen - The Strife is O’re

# 329 Were you there

Announcements

Passing of the Offering Plates

Children’s Story – Anita Breckbill

Scripture – John 20:19-31

Sermon – “Unrelenting kindness”

# 332  In Christ Alone

Sharing and prayer

Quarterly Mission Offering – Dove’s Nest

Theme Verses

On screen - Praise the name of Jesus

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:  "God is unrelenting kindness" -Stanley Hauerwas

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 – Jay Waegli

Music Leader – Jolene Boshart & Wanda Stauffer

Next Children’s Story –

April Greeters – Chad Boshart

April Drivers – Anita Breckbill

 

Calendar

Tuesday April 26th - Leadership Board meeting at 7pm at church

Sunday, May 1st - April/May birthday offering

Sunday, May 8th - Catechism

May 27-30 - MCUSA delegate assembly in KC

Mondays - “The Chosen” video series @ 6:30 pm in the FMC Sanctuary

Wednesdays – Shop Hours on Zoom 4-5pm on the Zoom Meeting- 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 April 17th  – 68  in attendance, including 5 on Zoom

 

Announcements

MOWING SCHEDULE – It’s getting warmer, and that means it’s time to fill out the summer mowing schedule.  Contact Caleb or Wade to pick a date that you can mow.

 

For folks thinking about Ukraine and wanting more information, please see this site: http://www.mennonitecentre.ca/ (thanks, Janet, for sharing this:-). Also, I spoke with the pastor at First Slavic Baptist here in town, and he/they/we are brainstorming some opportunities in coming weeks... more info to come.

 

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

 

Leadership board and elders are focusing on committees, positions, and gifts discernment at FMC. We have an online survey for people in the congregation to fill out soon, then we will continue discussions on how we might adjust things over the next few months. If you have ideas, questions, creative solutions, please speak with a member of these boards.

 

FMC is looking for two delegates for the delegate assembly 5/27-30 in Kansas City. If you'd be interested, please talk to Becky.

 

A catechism class will begin May 8. 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.

 

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, Christian, and/or Ron.

 

CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for the work of the Outreach and Service Committee of Central Plains Mennonite Conference. We ask for wisdom and courage as they lead by example and encouragement into new ways of thinking about and doing God's just work in our ever-changing world.