Words of Welcome:

“Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob. … Praise the Lord!” (Psalm 146:5, 10, NRSV). I welcome you as we seek God’s help and praise him in worship.

Focus Statement:

“My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust”: I thank you for the assurance that whenever I call on you, you will answer (Psalm 91:2).

 

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IN OUR CHURCH THIS WEEK

Announcements:

Today., Sept 25—We welcome the Spirit & Celebration High School choir, their director

Lynn Just, and their families.  Please stay for a meal together after

worship.

Tue., Sept 27—Childcare Committee meets with the community here

Wed., Sept 28—Set up rectangular tables around the edge of FH to begin the disbursement of

church possessions.  Take what you want.

Thu., Sept 29—CORE

                        --Edith Unruh’s birthday (80)

Sat., Oct 1—Annual Reports due from all chairperson.  Please email them to the church.

 

GATHERING

Special Music:  “Praise Ye the Lord”

 

Call to Worship—

Leader: If you’ve wandered far from home,

People: Turn around, come home.

Leader: If the road is bumpy and rough, and you’ve lost your way,

People: You can come home.

Leader: If friends only like you for what you can do,

People: There is a place where love is real.

Leader: If the nights are long and lonely,

People: God is always awake, right by your side.

Leader: If doubts and questions swirl around you,

People: Come home to a church that knows how to listen.

Leader: If the good life is suddenly empty,

People: Return to the sweet sound of people singing on their way home.

 

Prayer:

Special Music: “O Mighty Warrior”

 

 

HEARING THE WORD

Story:  

Scripture:   Luke 15:1-10      ( Page 1035)

Message: “Focus—Zoom in—Selective Attention”

 

RESPONDING

Song: “Amazing Grace”  On Screen (Alan Jackson :34)

 

Offering

Place your offering in the plates at the back doors

…The plates receive your offerings for The Church Budget

…The “bucket” offering goes to medical expenses for  Pedro Nieto

…Don’t forget the Food Bank.  During the month of September, we are bringing Canned

meat. 

    Prayer: 

 

Time of Sharing Joys and Concerns

Please help…

            …Alvin & Arlene Hett’s grandson Benson – lump on chest

…Pedro Nieto – ankle-leg injury

…Jonathan Stipple--cancer

Thank You for…

      …Music groups who inspire us         

Prayer   


SENDING

Special Music: “Shut de Do”

Blessing

 

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Thank you to those involved in the service this morning:

Worship Leader:  Nancy Kaufman                                                Preacher:  Norma Duerksen

Greeters:   Linferd & Delores Funk                                                           Story:  Roxann Ewert

                  Gerald & Sharon Funk                                                                 Sound:  Larry Funk 

 Trustee Counting Offering:  Alvin Hett                                                  Zoom:  Phil Duerksen

 

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NUMBERS FROM LAST WEEK

Worship Attendance:  32                                                                                   Budget: $2,234.70

Sunday School Attendance:  13                                                         MCC School Kits:     $11.54

                                                                                                                                                        

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Trinity Mennonite Church

211 S. Elm, Hillsboro, KS  67063

620-947-3824

Office hours:  10:00 am-2:30 p.m.  M-F

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