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September 23, 2018

We gather as followers of Jesus, seeking God,
serving each other and witnessing to all.

Be A Lighthouse

Prayer in the Pastor’s Office............................................................... 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School.................................................................................... 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service................................................................................. 10:30 a.m.


Welcome
Congregational Songs............. Gary Martin
Offering
Prayer
Scripture:  Revelation 21:9 - 22:1-7
Message:  Heaven Is A Future Home #2............. Pastor Phil
Closing Song
Parting Blessing


Memorial Service for Annie Lichtenwalner at 2:00 p.m.

The movie I Can Only Imagine will be shown at North Lima Mennonite Church at 6:00 p.m.

PRAYER NEEDS:
Person of the Week:  Sam Wright
Frank Lichtenwalner
Jeeva Veerapathran, the India pastor we support
Olive Branch Ministries
Happy Birthday:  Today to Kade Witmer
                                  Wednesday to Shannon Mercer
                                  Thursday to Eddie Kurtz
Happy Anniversary:  Thursday to Bill & Barb Cress

THIS WEEK:
Monday:  Read Acts Chapter 10
Tuesday:  Read Acts Chapter 11
Open Arms Meal 5:00-6:00 p.m.  If anyone would like to help with this meal, contact Darlene Martin.
Wednesday:  Read Acts Chapter 12
Thursday:  Read Acts Chapter 13
Wise & Otherwise at 9:00 a.m. at Das Dutch Haus
Friday:  Read Acts Chapter 14
Saturday:  Read Acts Chapter 15
Harmony Village’s Community Garden Spaces Dedication at 2:00 p.m.  More information on bulletin board.

NEXT SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30:
  • Nursery:  Jill Najewicz
  • Children’s Story:  Don Martin
  • Jingle Offering
  • Missions Offering
  • Scripture:  Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12
  • Message:  Jesus & His Siblings

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Carrollton in concert at Smithville Mennonite Church at 7:00 p.m. on October 4.  Carrollton is a band that brings the message of Jesus in a powerful way through their music – check out carrolltonband.com.  Tickets are $15 each and group rates are available.  Call 330-669-3601 to buy tickets and go to smc585.org for more information.

NEWS & NOTES:

Two small groups will be starting:
  • One study will be the book “Parenting, 14 Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family” by Paul Tripp led by Deb & Dave Horst beginning today after the morning worship service.
  • One study will be the book “Hope In The Dark” by Craig Groeschel led by Pastor Phil and Rick Blosser beginning in October.  Please let Pastor Phil know if you would like to join this group.

Domestic MCC service opportunity in Pennsylvania:  The MCC Material Resources Center (MRC) in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, is seeking a Sewing and Textile Coordinator for a two-year service term.  This position coordinates the work of the sewing room and areas of the warehouse related to working with fabrics and quality control.  Another critical aspect of this role is creatively up-cycling donated materials in order to offer inspiring stock for the Care for Creation Gift Store.  For a full job description, visit mcc.org/get-involved/serve/openings.  For more information or questions, contact Jenna Villatoro at 215-535-3624 or JennaVillatoro@mcc.org

Contact Pastor Phil if you would like him to come to your home for a visit or feel free to stop by the church during his office hours listed each week in the bulletin.

Greeter sign-up sheet is on the table in the foyer.  If you are able to do one week or more we invite you to sign the dates you can help.  Thank you!      - Worship Committee

LAST SUNDAY:
Attendance:  Worship  35     Sunday School  30
Offerings:  General  $3,267     Primary  $2
September 9 Worship Attendance  43

THANK YOU FOR SERVING US TODAY. . .
Greeter:  Don Martin
Nursery:  Brenda Slabaugh
Sound Room:  Derek Najewicz
Church Elders:  Deb Horst (Senior Elder), Ryan Mercer, Rick Blosser and Pastor Phil

Pastor Phil SLABAUGH’s OFFICE Hours:
Monday:  8:30 a.m.–noon        Tuesday-Friday:  8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.