Weekly Calendar

Rebecca K Announcements

Sunday, October 3

  • 9:30am Zoom worship (contact Anne for details on how to join)
    • Intro to Creation Season
    • Message topic: Love not Guilt
    • Speaker: Anne
  • 10:30am Zoom Fellowship time
  • 11:00am Zoom sermon discussion
  • 7:00pm Zoom NSMC Music Hour (contact Jim for details on how to join)

Thursday, October 7

  • 7:00pm Bible Study (contact Anne for info on how to join)

Sunday, October 10

  • 9:30am Hybrid worship (In person plus Zoom)
    • Message topic: What Would it Take?
    • Speaker: Nathan Aaberg
  • 10:30am Hybrid Fellowship time
  • 11:00am Hybrid sermon discussion with Nathan
  • 7:00pm Zoom NSMC Music Hour (contact Jim for details on how to join)

The September 2021 edition of the Mennonite Creation Care Network (MCCN) newsletter includes reports from various congregations and their creation care efforts. Several events are coming up, including two virtual gatherings, a conference on land and Christian discipleship, and a seminar on Sabbath economics.

Read the online version of the newsletter.

Let your voice be heard by taking part in our denomination-wide survey.Your responses will help Mennonite Church USA better serve the needs of its members. Take the survey here. MennoniteUSA.org/member-survey   En español: MennoniteUSA.org/member-survey-espanol [Download slide here]

Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) invites you to engage in its “Learn, Pray, Join: Cost of Poverty” initiative. Throughout September and October, MC USA is offering stories, blogs, prayers and resources to encourage you to learn about the impact of poverty, to pray for economic justice and to join in mutual aid and advocacy work. Read more here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/news/lpj-poverty

To kick off Mennonite Church USA’s “Learn, Pray, Join: Cost of Povertyinitiative, Bert Newton asks, “Who owns the land?” From a theological perspective, Newton dives into God’s ownership of the land and what that should mean for housing equality. Read his blog here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/owns-land

In the wake of the tragic earthquake that hit Haiti and the traumatic civil and political distress in Afghanistan, you are invited to join Mennonite Church USA  in prayer for all people who call these countries home. Read the prayer for Haiti and Afghanistan here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/prayer-haiti-afghanistan

Track Your Waste for a Week

Keep track of the waste that you create for a week. How much of it can be replaced with recyclables or reusables? What can you challenge yourself to live without?

Fall Planting Tip

Fall is another planting season, this time for perennials. Choose native plants that bloom in the fall, such as asters. They give us a pop of autumn color, and more importantly they provide food and shelter for pollinators during the lean seasons of fall and winter. Feed them, and they will feed us too.

Vampires in the House?

Slay the vampires in your house. Digital clocks, coffee makers, TVs, cable boxes, and other devices aren’t idling, they’re stealing. Even if they are turned off, if they are connected to the power source, they are drawing energy. Use a power strip to plug in your appliances wherever you can. Turn off the strip, and you save the power.

A little bit of humor from actual church signs, courtesy of Jim

Addicted to the hokey pokey so I turned myself around. Sunday service 9:30am.