Colossians 1:15-18 (NIV)
"The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy."
February 9, 2020
WE GATHER FOR PRAYER
We gather in the southwest Sunday school room for scripture reading, sharing about our lives and then prayer together for each other, our church and community.
WE GATHER FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL
Children: Classes in the basement. Preschool, room 2. Grades K-5,
Merge Intergenerational Class: Grades 6-12 and adults, basement room 7
Adult Classes: International Lesson in the fellowship hall and the southwest classroom.
WE GATHER FOR WORSHIP
Call to Worship
Scripture ~ Isaiah 9:1-7
Scripture ~ Matthew 1:1, 17-22; 2:1-3; 3:1-2, 13-17; 4:1,11,17-25
Sermon ~ Matthew, The Book of Christ: Genealogies, Christmas Stories and
Song of Response
Sharing and Prayer
Benediction and Sending Song
Worship Leader: Nathan Carr
Prelude and Offertory: Crystal Horning
Song Leader: Matt Trost
Scripture Reader: Lowell Tieszen
Preacher: Jim Hershberger
Open Circle will meet at 5 pm at the home of Les and Crystal Horning.
Wednesday, February 12: Wednesday Night Fellowship, 6 pm.
Friday, February 14: "Love Your Neighbor" at Park View Mennonite Church at 7:30 pm to support MDS
February 15: Women's Bible Study, 9 am
March 27-28: Women’s Retreat
Weekly Prayer Focus: Pray for the local ministries that support persons with needs both in our church and local community. Pray that we will find ways to reach out in wholistic ways to offer healing and hope to people.
February 12, Wednesday Night Fellowship. Meal at 6.. Sign up to help with the meal at www.PerfectPotluck.com/GEOJ7668 (Coordinator last name: Harder; Password: Wednesday). We will assemble hygiene kits, play games, and write letters to prisoners.
Contributions for hygiene kits can be placed in the box in the foyer at church or brought to Wednesday Night Fellowship on the 12th.
All women are invited to a breakfast and Bible study led by Ann Hershberger Saturday, February 15 in the family/activity room at Park Gables. Let Crystal Trost know if you want to contribute food.
Sabbath Rest Women’s Retreat: Friday, March 27 (6:30-9 pm)
and Satur-day, March 28 (8:30-4:30), 1520 Muddy Creek Road, Rockingham. Friday
Evening will be for fun fellowship and snacks. Saturday is input from Celah Pence. A sign-up sheet is located on the table in the foyer. Registration deadline is Sunday, March 22. Questions, contact Crystal Trost or Crystal Horning.
Mark Thiessen Nation from Eastern Mennonite Seminary is giving two lectures on the life and theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer entitled Discipleship in a World Full of Nazis. Both lectures are at 6:30 in Martin Chapel at EMS. See the poster in the foyer for more details.
MCC Turkey Canning, February 24-28. See the bulletin insert for more information.
WE WANT YOU TO KNOW
Offering: February 2
Attendance: February 2
Sunday school -
Children – 8
Adults - 30
Worship service – 64
February 9: Greeter – Joan Hartzler
Nursery Caregivers – Katrina and Paul Yoder
Sound System Operator – James Townsend
February 16: Greeters – Dick and Wanda Good
Nursery Caregiver – Janet Troyer
Sound System Operator – Phil Harder
God calls us to be a worshiping, welcoming and united family of faith, following Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, and ministering God’s salvation, healing and hope to the local community, the nation and the world.
Jim Hershberger, Pastor - 540-908-8005
Eric Bendfeldt, Elder – 540-383-5393
Martha Clymer, Elder – 814-542-8391
Wanda Harder, Elder – 540-828-2908
Les Horning, Elder – 540-808-9554
Church telephone: 540-867-5885
Church e-mail: email@example.com
Church web: http://mtclintonmennonite.org/
Mt. Clinton Mennonite Church, Vol. 71, #6; February 9, 2020