Sept 27 "Unchaining Joy: Heavenly Citizenship"

by Pastor Jeff Selzer | Philippians 4

Songs to Inspire

In the bulletin this week…

Worship Outline

Welcome and Announcements: Pastor Jeff

“Speak O Lord”

Call to worship and opening prayer: Edwin Detweiler

Songs of Praise

Scripture: Habakkuk 3:17-19; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Readers: Stenson and Amanda Miller

“God of Grace and God of Glory” MH 434

Message: “Unchaining Joy” Pastor Jeff

Congregational Prayer:  Kevin Martin

“Blest Be the Tie That Binds” MH #385

Benediction

Announcements

Today, each adult Sunday school has an information sheet available in their room. If you have not completed it, please fill it out, leave on the table, and I will pick it up. If you are not a part of a Sunday school class, you are welcome to join one at any time. Thanks, Kathy

Our elder selection process begins today.  The three-year elder terms for Kent Switzer and Edwin Detweiler are ending.  Kent is not eligible to serve another term since he has already served two consecutive terms.  Having only served one term, Edwin is eligible to serve another term.  The first step in the process is to receive nominations from the congregation for the two available elder positions.  Prayerfully review the qualifications of an elder or overseer as laid out by Paul in his letter to Titus (1:5-9) and Timothy (1 Tim. 3:1-13) before nominating a member of the congregation.  The green nomination ballots are due on October 4 and can be placed in the offering plate or handed to an elder.

South Central Mennonite Conference (SCMC) has begun a yearlong process of discernment regarding its affiliation with MC USA.  As a member of SCMC, we have been asked to participate in this process.  Even if you were unable to attend the Sunday evening meeting September 13 in which the process and Phase 1 survey questions were discussed, you can still be a part of the process.  Discovery 20.21 packets are available on the credenza.  The packet includes a survey with six questions.  After reviewing the information, complete the survey and place it in the church mailbox labeled “Discovery 20.21 Surveys”.  If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Jeff or Delvin Mast.

Grades 2-8 Bible Memory Kansas Fall camp is right around the corner! It is  October 3rd & 4th at a new location! This year we will be at the new Partridge school building. Justin Miller is willing to drive a load of kids if any would like to go. If your child/children are interested in going please sign them up at https://www.bmm.life/ksf_1. If you have any questions, feel free to text, or call me. Brooke Miller

The October Prayer guide/Bible reading plans and event calendars are available on the round table in the foyer.

The August financial report is available in the pamphlet rack

On Sunday evening, October 4th at 6 pm, an organization called Red Cord ministries will be coming to the church to present an informational program on human trafficking. Please join us in the sanctuary. This program is geared towards those of 17 years of age and older. If you have any questions, please contact Nikki Slagell.

Sunday School ~ All classes are encouraged to practice good hand washing skills and social distancing. If you’d like to wear a mask, please feel free to do so.  Please be aware of all COVID-19 symptoms, and do not attend if you are not feeling well.

  • Children ages 2-5th Grade
    • Meet your teacher in the sanctuary at 9:30 AM
    • Outside for singing time, after singing:
    • Ages 2-4 go to gym or playground
    • Pre-K-1st go to their original room (207)
    • Grades 2-5 go to the commons room or outside
  • Grades 6-8 will meet in their original room (202)
  • Grades 9-12 will meet in their original room (204)
  • Catechism will meet in the conference room (104)
  • Adult classes can meet in their original room (see chart)

 

If you do not feel comfortable meeting in person, please do not feel obligated to attend Sunday school.  We want everyone to make good choices for their situation.  If you have any questions, please reach out to a teacher, a CEC member, or an Elder.

The Return. This Friday and Saturday, September 25th and 26th, the believers that worship at Pleasant View Mennonite Church have the privilege of joining with believers around the world for a Global Day of Prayer and Repentance.  The live simulcast will begin at 5 p.m. central time in the PVMC sanctuary Friday evening.  It will involve worship, prayers, and testimonies.  Some of the featured guests Friday evening, are Mike Lindell, Nicky Cruz, and Kevin Jessip.  It will end at 8:00 p.m.

On Saturday, we will meet again at 8:00 a.m.  Schedule with a partial listing of individuals involved:

8:00-8:45   Opening and Ushering in The Return with Jonathan Cahn,  Anne Graham Lotz

8:45-9:00   Repentance of the church with Carter Conlon, Tony Perkins,  Michele Bachmann

9:01-9:21   Repentance of Christian Leaders  with Bishop Harry Jackson, Mark Gonzales

9:21-10:07 Repentance of Each with E.W. Jackson, Ken Wilde

10:07-11 a.m.  Keynote Address:  Prophetic Message to America  and the World with Jonathan Cahn and worship with Paul WilburPrayers and worship will continue throughout the day until 8:00 Saturday evening with Dr. James Dobson, Dr. Ben Carson, Pat Boone, The Blackwoods, Paul Pickern, and many others.

NOTE:  The simulcast will end at 11:00 a.m. after the keynote address at Pleasant View, but you may watch all of the Friday night and Saturday activities by logging in BEFORE the event and personally registering at thereturn.org or through the PVMC website.

Invite your friends and family to join us at Pleasant View.   More information is posted on our website.  If you have any questions, please contact Michael Slagell or Carolene Jackson

Thank you for the cards, calls, warm wishes, and visits for our 50th anniversary. We had a great weekend and appreciate our church family. Warren and Lola Slagell

I am doing well and finished with therapy. Thank God for complete healing of my shoulder. Thanks for all your prayers. Martha Zatarain

From CEC

Nikki Slagell, Faith Slagell, Jordan Nel

Sunday School teachers needed

o   Are you interested in helping teach Sunday School? Daryl Mast needs someone to help him teach on Sunday mornings. If you are interested, please let CEC or Daryl know.

o   If you are interested in teaching a children’s SS class, please let CEC know!

Sunday School ~ All classes are encouraged to practice good hand washing skills and social distancing. If you’d like to wear a mask, please feel free to do so.  Please be aware of all COVID-19 symptoms, and do not attend if you are not feeling well.

Children ages 2-5th Grade

    • Meet your teacher in the sanctuary at 9:30 AM
    • Outside for singing time, after singing:
    • Ages 2-4 go to gym or playground
    • Pre-K-1st go to their original room (207)
    • Grades 2-5 go to the commons room or outside
  • Grades 6-8 will meet in their original room (202)
  • Grades 9-12 will meet in their original room (204)
  • Catechism will meet in the conference room (104)
  • Adult classes can meet in their original room (see chart)

If you do not feel comfortable meeting in person, please do not feel obligated to attend Sunday school.  We want everyone to make good choices for their situation.  If you have any questions, please reach out to a teacher, a CEC member, or an Elder.

Wednesday Evening classes
Calling all Prayer Walkers! Join in praying for God’s movement in our church, communities, state, and nation Wednesday evenings. If you have specific prayer requests, please let Pastor Jeff know and they will be added to the prayer list of those walking.

New Class for Wednesday evenings. Nikki Slagell is leading a group, studying Paul’s letters using videos from the Bible Project and the Bible. Anyone is welcome to join. This class will be meeting in Rm 105 (north hall).

You may also join an F260 bible group, quilt, or take this time to share with others in the fellowship hall.

 

Prayer Requests

For our church family

  • That the community may see Christ’s joy in us
  • Elder Selection Process
  • Ellen Shantz’s mother Gladys Paulus passed away, She was also  Ida Slagell’s niece
  • Schools & colleges ~Staff, Teachers, Students
  • Fall Harvest
  • Pastor Jeff /Dana & family; Ben; Jacelynn
  • Edwin/Melissa Detweiler family; John
  • Elders & families
  • Health Concerns
  • Ashley Walker
  • Richard Waters
  • Dorothy Slagell
  • Mim Mast
  • In a Home away from home ~ Beulah Switzer

 

In our community   

  • Unity among believers
  • Our local, state, and national leaders ~Upcoming elections
  • New Communities
  • Justin and Stephanie Yoder & Family
  • Gabriel and Christa Pennington & Family
  • Health concerns
  • Kristi Frymire Spaeth
  • Tony Graham ~Friend of Mike and Loretta Propps
  • Dixie Yoder
  • Donna Gray ~Clifford Zook’s sister ~She would enjoy cards. 227 Gray Drive  Stanley, VA 22851
  • Janet Slagell Kauffman
  • Local Ministries: Weatherford Food & Resource Center, Etc Shop, Hope is Alive, Branch 15, Agape Health Clinic, Arapaho Jail, Habitat for Humanity, 1st Choice Pregnancy Center 

 

Around the world

  ~Serving in the US

  • Corey/Brooke Makeever -STUMO
  • Brooke Miller ~ Bible Memory Camp program
  • Oklahoma MDS

  ~Serving other countries

  • Reggie/Angel Miller and family
  • Kiran Paul & Lakshmi
  • Global Disciples
  • Rolly/Robyn Walter and Family
Events

Today  Sept 27

    9:30 am Sunday School

   10:30 am Worship Service (also streaming live on pvmcok.org)

The nursery is open, but parents are responsible for supervising their children.

 

This week Sept 28-October 3

Wed 12 noon Prayer meeting in Thomas

Wed 5:45 pm-6:30 pm  Meal  Helpers ~ Kingdom Seekers

next week (Oct 7) ~ Come and See

Wed 6:30 pm Classes/Activities

Sat/Sun Oct 3-4 Fall Bible Memory Camp ~See announcement

 

Next Sunday ~October 4

9:30 am  Sunday school classes

  10:30 am Worship Service (also streaming live on pvmcok.org)

 

 Upcoming Events

Oct 17 5:00 pm Heidi Chupp and Jordan Miller wedding

Come & Join Us

SUNDAY 

  • 9:30 AM Sunday school for all ages
  • 10:30 AM Worship (nursery available)
  • 6:00 PM Evening Service (check weekly bulletin for details)

WEDNESDAY (Restart September 9)

  • 5:45 PM Supper starts ($2 suggested donation per plate)
  • 6:30 PM Classes and activities for all ages.