Weekly Calendar

Rebecca K Announcements

In response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, NSMC will not meet at the Civic Center for worship until further notice. Please stay safe!

Sunday, December 20 Fourth Sunday of Advent

  • 10:00am Zoom gathering time
  • 10:30am Worship via Zoom (contact Anne for details on how to join the Zoom worship)
  • 2:00pm Zoom Service for Scot Gallup. Faith has invited us to attend this Zoom service for Scot. Check your email for the Zoom invitation.
  • 7:00pm NSMC Music Hour hosted by Jim (contact Anne for details on how to join)

Monday December 21

  • 8:00pm (CST) Streaming of the Goshen College’s Festival of Carols, streamed at www.wint.org/live

Tuesday, December 22

  • 7:00-8:00pm No Tuesday Night Check-in. Instead, we are gathering outside around a fire in Prairie Crossing at the Circle of Prairie Orchid Road to celebrate Meg’s birthday (12/23) and carol together with masking and distancingZoom connections will be attempted for those who cannot attend in person. Check your email for an invitation.

Wednesday, December 23

  • No deadline for a photo essay because we have a Christmas break!
  • No Bible Study until January 6

Thursday, December 24 Christmas Eve

  • 7:30pm Christmas Eve Service Have 4 candles or even just a lamp to light as we gather this evening to experience this night together.
  • 9:00pm (CST) Our service will be followed at by another opportunity to enjoy Goshen College’s Festival of Carols, which will be streamed here: www.wint.org/live.

Friday, December 25 Christmas

  • No Women’s Coffee until January 8

Sunday, December 27 Christmas 1

  • 10:00am Zoom gathering time
  • 10:30am Worship via Zoom (contact Anne for details on how to join the Zoom worship). Remember that the Christmas Season lasts through January 6! Continue your singing and celebration of Christmas joys.
  • 7:00pm NSMC Music Hour hosted by Jim (contact Anne for details on how to join)

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests.” (Luke 2:14) Mennonite Church USA staff extends the peace of Christ to you this Christmas, as we work together to bring God’s hope, love, joy and peace to the world around us.

Did you know that planning for MennoCon21 started five years ago? Take a behind-the-scenes look at planning for Mennonite Church USA’s upcoming biennial convention on July 6-10, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. mennoniteusa.org/news/behind-the-scenes-mennocon21/

Isaac S. Villegaspastor of Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship in North Carolina, shared a powerful prayer resource for our time, “Some trust in governments and some in borders, but we trust in God.” mennoniteusa.org/menno-snapshots/but-we-trust-in-god/ 

Creation Care Tip of the Week

Plan a Green Meal

Challenge yourself to cook a one pot meal and buy from local farmers. Get creative and try something new–who knows, it could be a new favorite recipe!