'I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”'
We are glad you are here, and we hope you enjoy this opportunity to worship God with us.
Welcome & Prayer
Songs of Worship
Scripture: Matthew 4:12-23
Message: Pastor Dave Maurer
"Introducing People to Jesus through Radical Hospitality"
Hymns of Worship
Mission Moment: Isaac Fisher from RI
10:2 Prayer Time
Live Stream Sign-off
Sharing & Pastoral Prayer
11 am Sunday School Opportunities
- Children - Classes ages 2-5th grade in the basement
- Youth - Meet in the youth room. Isaac Fisher from RI will have input.
- Adults - Meet in the Fellowship Hall for Listening session on Introducing People to Jesus
Today...There will be an informational meeting to talk about starting a Kid's Club for families with children 2nd thru 5th grade @ 5PM at Lyle and Jeannie Gascho's home. There will be a bonfire, hotdogs and drinks will be provided. Families are welcome and may bring a snack to share and lawn chairs.
The Nursery ministry on Sunday mornings has restarted. If you would like to serve a couple of Sundays per year please contact Cheryl Albrecht. This is open to adults and youth.
Everence is offering the last in their webinar series this Wednesday. Barry Maust is our church advocate and will host it at the church. Here is the link if you prefer to sign up on your own.
Reminder: The Youth Fundraiser is December 8th. This is a great time to make some homemade items to donate for the auction as Christmas gifts.
Senior Events: Interest has been expressed in reviving the senior events for those 65 and over. If you would have interest in helping to plan and/or participate in senior events, please contact Gerry Swartzendruber by October 24th.
Please join us for a farewell "open house" for Lee & Lana Gascho on Friday, October 15th from 3-6 pm at the Pigeon Park. God's blessings as they begin a new chapter of life in Virginia.
The Bible Memory Ministries will host their annual banquet on October 16th @ 5:30 pm in Goshen, IN. You are invited! Check the bulletin board for more details.
The Community Men's Breakfast is back! First United Methodist Church will begin hosting the men's breakfast the first Wednesday of the months November-April at 7 am. Pancakes, eggs, ham, and beverages are on the menu. After breakfast, there will be a little singing, praying and then listening to a guest speaker. The program wraps up at 8 am so all can get to work. No registration - just show up and bring a friend!
Rich Swartzendruber will be facilitating additional Sunday School class starting in the balcony on October 17th. This RightNowMedia study is the book study on 1, 2, & 3 John by Dr. Tony Evans. You can check out the trailer link here.
Bridges Fall Farm Visit 2021: David and Alyssa Maust will bring a group of MSU international students to the thumb Friday, Oct 29th thru Saturday, October 30th. As in past years, they will spend Saturday experiencing farm life, need meals during the day and will need host families for their overnight stay. Due to MSU standards, this year they will not be with us Sunday morning, host families need to be vaccinated, and indoor participation with students on Saturday requires masking for those not vaccinated. For more information about how you can be a part of practicing radical hospitality to these students, contact David Maust.
Offering Today: PR Ministries - You can mail in your donation. Our online giving portal is on our website You can also check out how easy it is to set up giving through the Faithlife app or text. Simply text the word “GIVE” to (989)217-8181. We appreciate your generosity and flexibility.
Offering next week: PR Ministries
Worship Leader this week: Dale Yoder
Worship Leader next week: Michael Swathwood
Fellowship Greeter this week: Jill Champagne & Tonya Karpovich
Fellowship Greeter next week: Bill & Leslie Eberly
Pastoral Care this week: Gerry Swartzendruber
Pastoral Care next week: Barry Maust
Prayers for the local church
· Openness to the Holy Spirit and the vision that God has for us through our "Introducing People to Jesus".
· Grief Share attendees
· Freda Maust recovery at home
· Silas Maurer's friend, Caden & family
· Arwen - continued battle with cancer
· Debbie Weidman's sister Lorri recovery from accident
· Lynn & Brenda's grandson, Chase, recovery from car accident
· Kevin & Kathy Gnagey's friend in car accident & her recovery
·Judy Carlson's daughter, Lindsay - new treatment for cancer
· Phyllis Bartel's son, Matthew with cancer
· Craig family
· RI - New York Reach Team
· Thumb Breadbasket recipients
· Those dealing with war & conflict causing humanitarian needs.