Worship | Bulletin
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 10:30am
via Facebook stream (no in-person)
We can continue to "be" the church, especially so in these on-going Covid times. A time of struggle still waits us, but together in community, with hands joined in prayer for guidance, we will survive,
begin to thrive again, and rise into the future.
Prelude c/o Sandy Byler
Welcome & Scripture/Prayer Stephanie Slabach Brubaker
Announcements Stephanie Slabach Brubaker
Worship in Song c/o Sandy Byler
(Voices Together) 125 Shout to the Lord
420 God of the Bible
621 My Hope is Built
Children's Story Joyce Nussbaum
First Fruits Giving
Sermon: "Fearful Gratitude" Curt Stutzman
Scripture: Hebrews 12:18-29
Sharing and Prayer Stephanie Slabach Brubaker
Sending Song 791 Let Justice Flow Down
We will begin meeting in person on Sundays beginning in March but will continue with livestream worship services for those worshiping from home. For those coming to in person worship, we will continue wearing masks, distancing every other pew for seating, and continue with safety precautions that we are all well familiar with by now.
Enjoy cinnamon rolls? Then keep reading! Abby Oyer and Sandy Byler will be baking cinnamon rolls for the Weavers Mennonite congregation. Free of charge. If you would like some rolls, please reply with “yes” (email@example.com) by Thursday, Feb. 25 and with how many are in your household.
On Feb, 27 drive by Shady Oak between 3:30pm-4:30pm for curbside pickup of your fresh, warm cinnamon rolls. If you have any questions contact Abby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued contributions via mail, paypal, bank transfer or dropping by the office. These have been the designations in the last week: Budget - $3,511.96; building fund - $100; memorial in memory of Reba Nesselrodt - $100
Upcoming Weavers calendar:
Our condolences to Rose Gray, Mary Ann & Lee Smith and the rest of Reba Nesselrodt's family, in Reba's passing on Feb. 17. A private funeral will be held today at Weavers. The service will be live-streamed at 2 p.m. and may be viewed on Reba’s obituary page at www.johnsonfs.com, select “Tribute Wall” for the link.
Happy Birthday wishes this week to Parker Estes, and Mary Ann Smith.
Several sewist needed: persons willing to help hem (by machine) the edging of some comforters for MCC. If this is something you could help with, it would be "sew" helpful, because everyone deserves at least one blanket! Call Phyllis Early (897-9517) or Phyllis Kauffman (867-5383). P.S. There is also a continuing need for prayer shawls and lap robes for hospice.
Administrative Council has appointed Joyce Nussbaum to a new role as Children's Ministries Coordinator, about quarter-time. This position began February 1, 2021 for a one-year term. We are excited to have Joyce as part of our ministry staff here at Weavers.
The Shalom Lamp reminds us that Biblical peace includes salvation, prosperity, health, justice and freedom. Covid-19 is the denier of health, prosperity and inner peace to many. Let the peace lamp remind us to pray for those harmed by the virus. We have been issued a “Stimulus Check”. Pray about using some of this to alleviate the effects of Covid-19. Local helpers of those affected by the virus include: Our Community Place Housing project, Salvation Army, Blue Ridge Food Pantry, People Helping People (through Weavers), MCC (Hinton, VA -relief buckets). –David Alleman, Weavers peace and justice advocate. Contact me if you need addresses of any of these places: email@example.com (540) 705-1437.
Weavers received a note of thanks from Mt. View Elementary School students and staff, thanking the Weavers congregation for generous donations to help be able to gift each student with a book or two at Christmas. Our kindness was appreciated this difficult year in partnering to help the students to continue learning and reading at home.
Cost of War panel discussion: “Learn, Pray, Pray: Cost of War” will feature the voices of peacemakers across the denomination. A highlight of the initiative is an online panel discussion hosted by Park-Hur that focuses on the economics of war. The webinar will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. ET. Register at the site given below to attend the Zoom discussion.
Our "Special Offering," one of four-five for missions & church agencies during our calendar year, would typically have been received the 4th Sunday of February. If you would like to donate your tithes to the Special Offering, please make "Missions" notation in your check, or by email (if donating by paypal or a bank transfer). If no memo is received, your contribution goes toward Budget.
Everence is currently accepting college scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications are due March 10. The application form and further information can be found online at https://www.everence.com/living-the-values/grants-and-scholarships-and-awards.
"Called into God's Family, we join together to be transformed through worship,
to nurture one another, to be equipped to serve Jesus Christ, and to carry out His mission in the World."