April 21, 2013
Prayer Meeting 8:30 AM
Sunday School Classes 9:30 AM
Children’s classes meet in the church basement and youth class meets in The Outback. An adult class with Ray VanderLaan and ‘The First Years of the Church After Jesus’ meets in the East Wing. A second class, ‘Hearing God’ meets in the ‘Outer Office’ Basement Classroom.
Announcements 10:25 AM
Song Practice: Help Us to Help Each Other –Blue Book # 362
Gathering for Worship 10:30 AM
Singing: We Will Glorify the King of Kings –Power Point/Piano
Hearing the Word
Scripture: Psalm 23 by Congregation
Scripture: John 10:22-30 by Debbie Knapp
Singing: Gentle Shepherd –Blue Book # 352
Children’s Story by Audrey Amstutz
Message: ‘Stories About Encouragement From Others’
Responding to the Word
Singing: Help Us to Help Each Other –Blue Book # 362
Offering: General Fund of the Church/Offertory by Jen Hopwood
Blessing & Sending: Lord, Prepare Me to Be a Sanctuary –Pwr Pt/Piano
Offerings on April 28 will support the Lord’s Cupboard Food Bank
Tuesday: 10:30 Pastor with Bible Study at Long Term Care
April 28: Mennonite Minister’s Pulpit Exchange/Larry Evers at PMC
April 30: Blood Drive at PMC from 3:00-7:00 PM/Call 800-452-1097
May 5: Marilyn Koehler Guest Preacher/May Day Mom’s Lunch at Noon
May 31-June 1: Iowa Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale/Iowa City
June 1: Mary Beth Jones/Trevor Glandon Wedding at PMC
June 8: Jacki Wettstein/Craig Amstutz Wedding at PMC
June 20-23: Central Plains Mennonite Conference/Ashland, MT
June 29: Mattie Hostetler/David Yoder Wedding at Grace Pointe Nazarene
July 4-7: Phoenix 2013 Youth/Adult Mennonite Church USA
July 21-25: Annual Vacation Bible School in ‘Athens’
September 15: Forney Family serving with Missionary Aviation visiting
September 21-22: Annual Fall Meetings with Loren Johns
A Card Shower! A card for Lydia Jean Payne for her 80th birthday on Tuesday, April 23 will be welcome. Her address is 819 Country Lane Rd., Keosauqua, IA 52565.
An Invitation: Congratulations to Tyler Knapp on his graduation from Davis County High School. A Graduation Reception is Sunday, May 12 from 4:00 to 6:30 at Eric & Susan Knapp’s, 24915 Nuthatch Avenue from 4:00 to 6:30. See the invite and picture on the church bulletin board.
Larry Evers will be speaking for Sunday Worship on April 28. Larry is pastor of the Eicher-Emmanuel Mennonite Church near Wayland, IA. Darrell Zook will be speaking at Pleasant View Mennonite Church in Mt. Pleasant, IA and Dave Schooley will be speaking at Washington Mennonite Church as part of the SE Iowa Ministers Cluster Pulpit Exchange.
Time to register for the Central Plains Annual Meeting! Forms for the conference in Ashland, Montana may be found on the church reading table. Registration rates rise as Annual Meeting draws closer. Register by April 30 for lowest rates. Susan Knapp, Bill Baughman, Barbara Baughman and Darrell Zook are delegates while Sam Knapp is our youth delegate.
A Blood Drive on Tuesday April 30 runs from 3:00 to 7:00 PM here at PMC. To reserve a time call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at 800-452-1097 or call the church office at 641-675-3845.
The ‘Outback’ Classrooms Building is for sale as we prepare for the church building remodeling project. The Church Council is taking bids for the building and suggesting a price of $6500 or best offer and reserving seller’s privileges. To make a bid or for more details contact Susan Knapp.
The 5K Fun Run/Walk at Crooked Creek Christian Camp is Saturday, Mary 4 at 8:00 AM. Help raise funds so that all kids can come to camp! Register online at www.crookedcreekcamp.org or 319-653-3611.
The Phoenix 2013 Mennonite Church USA Convention is known for gathering thousands of youth for worship and adult delegates for business sessions—but did you know the convention has creative programming for all ages. Newborns through 5th grade will play, attend worship, see puppet shows and take offsite field trips. Grades 6-8 will take a trip to the Arizona Science Center, do a downtown scavenger hunt and an Anabaptist Game and more. Phoenix 2013 is designed to be a family affair. Find more details and registration at www.MennoniteUSA.org.