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Worship Service - Previous Week
May 6, 2018 PDF Print E-mail

May 6, 2018

Music Group Meeting/Sanctuary                                               8:45 AM

Prayer Group/Pastor’s Office                                                     9:10 AM

Christian Education Classes                                                      9:30 AM
Children & Youth meet in the basement classrooms.  Adult classes include Twelve More Women of the Bible meeting in the East Library Wing and Wiser Together-A Study of Proverbs in the South Basement classroom.

Worship Service                                                                       10:30 AM
Singing: Music Group & Congregation
|Scripture: Deuteronomy 12:10-14 by Debbie Knapp
Scripture: Matthew 23:23-26 by Dean Amstutz
Children’s Story-Chris Payne
Singing: Give Thanks –Piano/Power Point
Message: ‘Pictures of Giving Money in the Bible & Local Congregation’
Singing: Praise to God, Immortal Praise –Blue Book # 91
Pastoral Prayer
Offering: Church General Fund-Offertory by Jennifer Ball
Sending Song: May the LORD Mighty God –Piano/Power Point

The May 13 offering will support the Davis County NEST Program.

The Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale is in need of volunteers for parking, welcome centers, breakfast servers, activities barn and book corner.  See  the church bulletin board for the specific phone numbers to call for any of these activities June 1-2 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City.

Tuesday: 2:30 to 6:30 Blood Drive at the Church/Linda Yahnke as Host
May 13: Parent/Child Dedication in Morning Worship/Noon Meal
May 13: 7:00 Davis County High School Baccalaureate
May 20: Davis County High School Graduation Exercises
June 1-2: 2018 Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale/Johnson County Fairgrounds
June 5-9: Vacation Bible School 5:30-7:30 Passport to Peru
June 7-10: Grades 9-12 at Crooked Creek Christian Camp
June 10: Youth Plan/Lead Worship with VBS Songs and Wrap-up
June 11-12: Grades 1-2 at Crooked Creek Christian Camp
June 13-15: Grades 3-4 at Crooked Creek Christian Camp
June 17-22: Grades 4-5 at Crooked Creek Christian Camp
June 23: Grandfolk/Little Folk Day at Crooked Creek Christian Camp
June 23: Anderlik/Payne Wedding in Ft. Dodge, IA

Child Dedications & Mother’s Day is May 13 with a ‘modified potluck’ meal at noon.  Meat will be provided and households are invited to bring a dish or two for the table—which by the way—will be arranged and served by men & boys of the congregation.  Clean-up too!

Congratulations to Corby Wuthrich upon completion of High School studies!  Baccalaureate Service is at 7:00 on May 13 and Graduation Gathering is May 20.

Vacation Bible School bulletin board is up for volunteer sign-ups for Passport to Peru! Sessions will be Tuesday-Saturday, June 5-9 with Tue-Fri  schedule from 5:30 to 7:30 and Saturday from 4:30 and a family meal at 5:30.  If you have questions about VBS details, contact Nora Knapp.

Thank-you and the wonderful youth & ladies at your church for sewing school bags!  Your efforts have been a great help as we are on track to have 100 school bags to fill with school supplies.  Please tell everyone involved ‘Thank-you’ for me.  –Penny Warren

Birthdays & Anniversaries May 7-13:
Sandra Amstutz-May 10

Upcoming Sunday Morning Themes & Messages:
May 13: Parent/Child Dedications/Mother’s Day/Noon Meal
May 20: Pentecost Sunday-Message by Dave Schooley
May 27: Creed # 14 “Believing in the Church”
June 3: Creed # 15 “I Believe in the Communion of  Saints”
June 10: Youth Sunday & Bible School Singing

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given
Jesus Christ His Son

And now let the weak say I am strong
Let the poor say I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us
And now let the weak say I am strong
Let the poor say I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us

Give thanks, Give thanks

‘Money Mindsets’ Among U.S. Christians
(Survey from Thrivent Financial & Everence)
Surviving: Feeling trapped – six percent of U.S. Christians
Struggling: Feeling strapped – 11 percent of U.S. Christians
Stable: Feeling OK – 32 percent of U.S. Christians
Secure: Feeling mostly confident – 38 percent of U.S. Christians
Surplus: Feeling grateful – 13 percent of U.S. Christians

Tithes & Offerings in the Old Testament
The Lord’s Tithe (Leviticus 27:30) A tenth from the land . . the First Tithe
The Festival Tithe (Deuteronomy 12:10-11) For celebrations, festivals
The ‘Poor Tithe’ (Deuteronomy 14:28-29) Every 3rd year; For the poor
‘Profit Sharing’ (Leviticus 19:9-10) Leave the edges for the poor
Third-of-a-Shekel to pay for materials for temple worship
Volunteer Free-Will Giving from the first fruits of harvest
Free Will Offerings for special projects, i.e. building etc.

Giving in the New Testament
Matthew 23: Jesus hammers the leaders for ‘tithing to the penny’ but neglecting issues of justice, mercy and faith.
II Corinthians 8 & 9: Paul raising money for suffering Christians at Jerusalem, generosity encouraged and showing results of generosity.


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