'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
Hymns of Worship
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Message: Pastor Bill Eberly
"Testimony: Evangelism with the Tool in Your Hand"
Songs of Worship
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 -c/o Pastor Bill.
- Adults - 2 options for class
- Quarterly format studying "Celebrating God" Lesson 7 c/o Tom Beachy and Brent Maust. (Sanctuary)
- The Book Study of 1,2, & 3 John by Dr. Tony Evans from Right Now Media - c/o Rich Swartzendruber (Balcony)
Reminder: The Youth Fundraiser is on 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 an interest in helping to plan and/or participate in senior events, please contact Gerry Swartzendruber by October 24th.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month and we would like to show our appreciation to both pastors on Sunday, October 31. Please bring a card with notes of encouragement and thanks. Snacks will be served between the service and Sunday School.
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!
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.
RURedE Ministries Benefit Auction is on October 23, 11 am-4 pm. Please consider attending this fall event and a way to support their ministry. Here is the Auction link to check out the items that will be for sale.
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: Michael Swathwood
Worship Leader next week: Youth
Fellowship Greeter this week: Bill & Leslie Eberly
Fellowship Greeter next week: Ken & Judy Dietzel
Pastoral Care this week: Barry Maust
Pastoral Care next week: Tom & Karen Beachy
Prayers for the local church
· Youth as they plan for Youth Sunday
· Grief Share attendees
· Pastor Bill's dad starting radiation for his cancer
· Arwen - continued battle with cancer
· Debbie Weidman's sister Lorri recovery from accident
· Lynn & Brenda's grandson, Chase, recovery & rehab from car accident
·Judy Carlson's daughter, Lindsay - new treatment for cancer
· Phyllis Bartel's son, Matthew with cancer
· Craig family
· RI - Albania Reach Team
· Killings, Kidnapping, & destruction of Christians in Nigeria