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July 31, 2011 PDF Print E-mail

July 31, 2011
150-Year Anniversary Homecoming

9:00     Gathering for Stories: Moderator: Dave Schooley, PMC Deacon
Singing: This is the Day –Sing & Rejoice # 125
Scripture & Remarks by Del Epp, Pastor 1970-1972
Special: Whispering Hope & Because He Lives
Stories: “I Remember . . . “  -by the Congregation
Singing: I’ve Found a Friend –Red Book # 542
The Love of God  -Red Book # 538
Songleader: Debbie Knapp        Pianist: Donna Payne Augspurger
Special Numbers: Bill Baughman & Debra Forbes Baughman

10:30   Worship Service: Moderator: Darrell Zook, Pastor at PMC
Call to Worship/Singing: Church Among the Maples –Insert
Scripture & Remarks by John Bergen, Pastor 1989-1994
Singing: Softly and Tenderly –Power Point
When We Walk With the Lord –Blue Book # 544
Children’s Story: Marv & Donnita Payne Hostetler, 1984
Music Special: He Lifted Me
Message: “Cloudy With a Chance of Reign” –Patricia Shelly
Singing: Holy God, We Praise Thy Name  -Blue Book # 121
Pastoral Prayer by Mark Stahl, Pastor 1994-1998
Offering: Weekend Expenses & MCC East Africa Drought Relief
Sending Blessing
Singing: Come We That Love the Lord  –Blue Book # 14

Songleader: Bill Baughman     Pianist: Kristi Amstutz
Special Numbers: Bill Baughman & Debra Forbes Baughman

Noon   Everyone is invited to the tables for food and fellowship

Welcome One-and-All!
We’re pleased that you’ve joined us to mark 150 years since Pulaski Mennonite Church was organized.  Amish-Mennonite folks began moving to Davis County in 1854, but waited until 1861 to organize the church with the start of the American Civil War.
And what a job to organize this church!  As the community gathered to worship they brought memories and experiences from Ohio, France, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Switzerland, Germany and Ontario, Canada.
Now, we gather remembering that most all of us arrived by one ship or another . . . and we share the blessing of remembering God’s care and keeping in our lives.    –Pastor Darrell Zook for The Congregation

Everyone is invited to the tables for food and fellowship following today’s worship service.  Our thanks to Audrey Amstutz and helpers!

The ship on stage by Montie & Amy Wuthrich remind us that most all of our family ancestors arrived by ship.  Step on board to see the shipping trunks from local families and sign the  Immigrant & Family Registry with one of your ancestral lines ‘old country’ and ship.

We love stories!
Many stories are represented on the table displays in The Outback classrooms.  The Outback is found just beyond the stage door right. Barbara Baughman and Gail Amstutz have organized collections from the congregation and community for you to enjoy.

The quilts on stage
have tags noting their connection to community and church.  Thanks to quilt contributors and Sandra Amstutz for organizing.

Stay connected to PMC
by visiting or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for weekly bulletins.  You may also ‘like’ PMC on Face book as we bring that up to speed and add pictures from the weekend.

Special Music singers this weekend are Jim & Carol Baughman, Mary Ann Fisher, Glenn Baughman, Julie Wiens, Bill Baughman, Leah Archer, Kathy Schooley, Roy Kaufman, Debbie Knapp, Karen Spurgeon and Paul Ramseyer.  Thank-you to the singers and pianists Dianne Knapp, Donna Augspurger, Kristi Amstutz and Debra Forbes.

A PMC Timeline, a list of early settlers, early marriage records and special historical copies are included in the green Historical Booklet on  the table in the foyer.  If the supply is exhausted, leave your name and mailing address in the donation basket and one will be mailed to you.

Today’s Scripture

Isaiah 40:28-31 (NRSV)
28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. 29 He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. 30 Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; 31 but those who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Hebrews 12:1-2 (NRSV)
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:12-14 (NRSV)
12 Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,
13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed. 14 Pursue peace with everyone, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

Welcome to Patricia Shelly, featured speaker for this weekend.  She is professor of Bible and Religion at Bethel College of North Newton, KS.  Patricia has taught at Bethel since 1985. She graduated from Bethel in 1976 and earned her PhD. in Biblical Interpretation from the Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver.
From 1996-2000 she lived in Jerusalem while serving as the country director for Mennonite Central Committee's West Bank and Gaza program. Shelly is on the board of Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary Great Plains Extension and is a core adjunct faculty member. She is also on the Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA.

However, her attendance at Pulaski Mennonite Church Sunday School from 1954-1959 may be her greatest qualification for speaking here this weekend!  We welcome Patty and her mother, June Shelly, and remember that June’s husband and Patty’s father,  Kenneth Shelly, served PMC as pastor from 1954-1959.

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