April 24th - Middlebury Church of the Brethren

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April 24th - Middlebury Church of the Brethren
MIDDLEBURY CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN “PROMISE”
We promise to walk in the way of Jesus’ love by: Looking for
the God seed in all people while practicing healthy processes
of inclusiveness, showing grace and honesty.
Building-up community by showing Hospitality,
Equality and speaking truth in love.
Willing to be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit
with our heart, mind, soul, and strength as we grow
spiritually and are transformed in God’s love, grace
and peace.
Study, Practice, and Commitment to Forbearance* as
we search for common ground.
Joyously Celebrating Life.
*Forbearance:
Forbearance is a biblical concept.
The Greek words in the New Testament translated as carry
meanings of patience self-control, restraint, mercy, longsuffering and the refusal to threaten (EPH. 4:2; COL 3:13, EPH
6:9, 11COR 12:6)
Forbearance does not jeopardize or denigrate individual
conviction, but it does place boundaries on the quality and
character of individual responses.
Forbearance does not require one to accept what another
believes, but it does require one to listen and try to
understand what another believes without demeaning,
personal attacks, or acting to disenfranchise the other
person.
MIDDLEBURY CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN
Middlebury Church of the Brethren is a welcoming and inclusive
congregation offering Christ’s hospitality to the world.
Pastoral Minister – Janet Shaver; cell 574-214-6741
e-mail: [email protected]
Worship – 9:00 a.m. Sunday School – 10:45 a.m.
Middlebury
Church of the Brethren
Dwelling in the Word
April 24, 2016
“Dwelling in the Word”
Children’s Bells
April 24, 2016
Welcome and announcements
Scripture:
John 21:1-19
Lorie Copeland
pew bible NT page 115
“Give Your Heart to Jesus”
Prelude
*Praise Music:
Louise E. Stairs
“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”
“If I had a Hammer”
*CALL TO WORSHIP: (Responsive)
see insert
Lorie Copeland
Leader: Brothers and sisters. If you lift your net and it is
empty, Come here!
People: We’ll cast it out again into Christ’s abundance.
Leader: If you open your eyes but do not recognize the Holy
One, Come here!
People: We’ll find the Risen Christ here among us.
by Kids and Kids at Heart
Children under 6 yr old can leave to attend the child care at this time.
Joys & Concerns of the People
While Ushers Come In
Pastoral Prayer
Hymn:
“Emmanuel” (sing 2 times)
Offering Prayer:
Gracious God, your gifts to us are boundless: life and liberties,
vibrant color and melodious sounds, forgiveness and your divine
presence, intelligence and creativity, work and worship, love and
compassion. There is no end to your goodness and generosity
toward us, and we thank you. We offer these gifts in response to
all you have shared with us, for we always and only give you
what is already yours. Amen.
Scripture:
John 21:1-19
Leader: If your life is filled with mourning, Come here!
People: Christ is leading a dance of joy.
Message:
“Dwelling in the Word”
An Interactive Message
Leader: Come here, sisters and brothers!
People:To give blessing and honor and glory to God!
*Hymn:
*INVOCATION: (Unison prayer)
Holy One, just as the disciples found many fish when they
cast nets on the right side, so do we find surprising
abundance when we listen to you. As we dedicate ourselves
to your work, may our overflowing nets be used for your
good purposes, proclaiming your love for all.
*Hymn
“Lord You Have Come to the Lakeshore”
#229
see insert
“Here I am, Lord”
*Postlude
pew bible NT page 115
Pastor Janet Shaver
#395
Nelda Snider
CANDLELIGHTER…….……..………………………..
CHORISTER ................................... Tamra Houser
SOUND…,……………Mark Roebuck & Beth Sholly
ORGANIST ........................................ Nelda Snider
SCREENS……………………..………Andy Showalter
CHILDREN BELL CHOIR ............. Dalis Andrews
PIANIST………………….……………Lorie Copeland FLUTIST……………………………..Sherry Bickel
USHERS TODAY .....................................................................................JoAnn Abbott, Tom & Marj Miller
DEACON WELCOMERS TODAY ..................................................................................Mike & Linda Byrds
SANCTUARY GREETERS TODAY ....................................................................... John & Carolyn DeWilde
DEACON WELCOMERS NEXT WEEK ................................................................Don & Beth Muhlnickels
SANCTUARY GREETERS NEXT WEEK ..................................................................... Dick & Becky Miller
USHERS NEXT WEEK ................................................... Beth Muhlnickel, Wayne Andrews, Ramsey Smith
Please place music sheet inserts in the basket at the rear of the sanctuary. We can use them again.
*Greet Each Other in Christ's Love
* Congregation stands in body or spirit
April 24, 2016
Activities and Announcements
Today 9:00 a.m. Worship Pastor Janet Shaver & Children’s bell choir
Worship Leader – Lorie Copeland
10:15 a.m. Fellowship time: (coffee and refreshments)
10:30a.m Sunday School Classes
Monday Room 314 YTA is rented by McCormick “Tupperware” from 6-9 pm
Tuesday-
6:30 p.m. Board room rented by Steve Nisley. The group
would like the congregation to know that anyone is welcome to
attend.
Wednesday – Women’s Book Study will begin 6:30 pm in the
Middlebury Greencroft center. The book for discussion is
“Bad Girls of the Bible”
Thursday – “Take a Break Thursday” free community meal
to be served at 5:30 p.m. here at the church. Please come and enjoy the
meal and fellowship. This is a partnership with Faith Mission of Elkhart
There is Fair Trade coffee and chocolate bars available for
purchase in the fellowship hall. AND, they are ALL
bargains!
-- French Roast, $7.50 - (retail $11.25)
-- Morning Blend, $6.50 - (retail $9.75)
-- Milk & Dark chocolate bars, $2.50 - (retail $3.75)
Take care of your cravings and support fair wages and fair
treatment of people and the planet!
FOOD PANTRY
Please remember to bring in your donations for the Food
Pantry. It’s April and let’s bring in cleaning items. Thank
you for your continuing generosity!
ATTENTION PARENTS:
Child care is available every Sunday. Children under age 6 are invited. Children can be escorted to the
children’s area after the offering prayer. It is noted on the bulletin
Next Sunday May 1, 20116
9:00 a.m. – Worship Pastor Janet Shaver
Worship Leader: Mike Sommer
10:15 a.m. – Fellowship time: (coffee and refreshments)
10:45 a.m. – Sunday School Classes
May 3 – Worship Committee meeting at 10:00 a.m. at the church
May 3 – Executive Board meeting 6:30 p.m. at the church
May 5 – Crystal Valley Lunch at 11:30 a.m.
May 10 – Seasoned Senior lunch by Pastors Janet & Byrl Shaver
May 12 – Church Board meeting at 7:00 p.m. all welcomed
May 15 – Pentecost Sunday
May 15 – Deacon meeting after Sunday School
May 19 – In Community Meal at 11:30 location to be determined later
May 24– Worship Committee meeting at 10:00 a.m
May 29 – “Story Telling” Sunday & 2¢ meal collection
Sign-up sheets to work the church grounds are on a table in the
fellowship hall. Please look the sheets over and see if you can give an
hour or so to help with the “spring clean-up” every little bit helps.
Church Directories are available in a box in the
fellowship hall. The page numbers are not accurate.
The computer and I didn’t want to work together on page
numbering; so it will be my challenge next year!
CORRECTIONS to Directory
Page 12 – Clip Board is Catherine Roebuck
Page 46 – Tom’s e-mail is [email protected]
Page 51 – Mike Sommer cell #(574)202-8632
LOOKING for the hand carts? If you know where our
two carts are would you let Tom Miller know?
PRAYER REQUEST: If you have a Prayer request, there is note paper on the usher
table at the rear of the sanctuary. Put your request in the offering plate.

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