March 17, 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. Special Lent/Easter Bible Study classes with Ray VanderLaan on DVD meet in the East Wing of the Sanctuary.
Announcements 10:25 AM
Gathering for Worship 10:30 AM
Singing: Obey My Voice –Blue Book # 163
Thou Art Worthy –Piano/Power Point
Hearing the Word
Scripture: Isaiah 43:16-21 by Marla Piper
Scripture: Philippians 3:4-14 by Roger Knapp
Singing: In the Bulb There is a Flower –Blue Book # 614
Children’s Story-Susan Knapp
Message: ‘How to Gain Ground in Knowing Christ’ –Phil 3:4-14
Responding to the Word
Singing: I’m Pressing On the Upward Way –Red Book # 582
Offering: Mennonite Central Committee/Offertory by Jen Hopwood
Blessing & Sending: May the Lord Mighty God
Offerings on March 24 will support the Davis County Crosslines Fund.
Davis Center (Country) Worship 2:00 PM
Your help in singing and greeting the residents is appreciated. After the worship we stay for the annual Bingo Party with residents.
Today: 2:00 Worship Service/Bingo at Davis Center (Country)
Wednesday: 5:30 Meal/6:00 AWANA Last Night
Thursday: SE Iowa Mennonite Minister’s Cluster Meeting
March 24-31: Holy Week/Easter on March 31
March 24: Palm Sunday Worship
March 28: 6:30 Paschal Lamb Supper/Communion
March 29: Reading the Gospels (See Sign-up Sheet)
March 29: 7:00 Community Good Friday Service at PMC
March 30: Stations-of-the-Cross Prayer Walk-See Sign-up Sheet
March 31: 9:00 Easter Breakfast/10:30 Worship (No classes today
April 3: AWANA Fun Night at PMC
April 14: Noon Potluck/Three-couple ‘wedding money shower’ at PMC
April 28: SE Iowa Mennonite Ministers Pulpit Exchange
July 21-25: Annual Vacation Bible School in ‘Athens’
September 15: Forney Family serving with Missionary Aviation
September 21-22: Annual Fall Meetings with Loren Johns
Congratulations to Maggie & Eli Mast on the birth of their second son Derrick David on March 8, 2013 in Ottumwa. Jesse’s little brother weighed 8lbs. 8oz. and was 21 inches long. They returned home on March 10.
The ‘Outback’ Classrooms Building is for sale as we prepare for the church building remodeling project this summer. The Church Council is taking bids for the building and suggesting a price of $6500 or best offer and reserving seller’s privileges on receiving bids. To make a bid or for more information contact Susan Knapp.
Thank you, Pulaski Mennonite Church, for your contribution of $4,495.43 to Mennonite Mission Network in 2012. Your contributions are so important to mission partnerships, international workers, Christian Service participants and others joining the work that God is doing around the world. A thank-you poster of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Mennonite Church in The Congo is on the ‘Mission Board’ near the church entry. –Kevin Goertzen & Stanley Green, Mennonite Mission Network
Daily Reading Guides are available including Rejoice and Men of Integrity booklets. And, daily Lenten readings are printed on the church calendars.
Weekly Scripture Readings for Lent
Psalm 118:1-2 & 19-29; Isaiah 50:4-9; Philippians 2:5-11 Luke 19:28-40
Youth Project with Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) is planned from July 28 to August 16 on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Work will consist of barbed wire fencing with steel line posts and wood corner posts to help folks recover from the wildfires of 2012. Iowa youth are invited to call Eldon Yoder at 319-331-9064 if you are interested. With a good number of Iowa youth an MDS van may be arranged for the trip.
Lost and Wandering About . . . a Rubbermaid plastic lid, 9x9 with four handles, and, a glass 9x13 casserole dish with wicker holder. These strays may be found on the counter in the church kitchen.
Justin Bieber’s Worst Birthday Ever, A Detroit School Where Jesus is Head of the Class, Hungry Americans and An Amish-Mennonite Family Album are featured articles on The Pastor’s Page of the Church Bulletin Board.
Planning your summer vacation? Plan for the Central Plains Mennonite Conference Annual Meeting in Ashland, Montana, June 20-23. Find a map with conference locations and links to regional tourist information at www.centralplainsmc.org/annual-meeting-2013.