Bulletin for the 2nd Sunday in Lent, February 25, 2024

WORSHIP HELPERS: Reader – Jim Bonsall Lay Assistant – Melinda Ewing FELLOWSHIP– Jack & Vicki Mattox, Ron & Barb Jespersen The second covenant in this year’s Lenten readings is the one made with Abraham and Sarah: God’s promise to make them the ancestors of many, with whom God will remain in everlasting covenant. Paul says […]

Getting Ahead: Summer EBT approved in Nebraska

Posted Feb 20, 2024 9:05 AM By Patricia Jones,  Alliance Community Task Force: Creating Opportunity Last week Governor Pillen agreed to accept additional funding from the federal government’s EBT/ food stamp program, increasing amounts to families with children who would not be receiving free or reduced-price school lunches over the summer. Summer EBT would give those […]

Bulletin for Ash Wednesday Evening Worship, February 14, 2024

On Ash Wednesday we begin our forty-day journey toward Easter with a day of fasting and repentance. Marking our foreheads with dust, we acknowledge that we die and return to the earth. At the same time, the dust traces the life-giving cross indelibly marked on our foreheads at baptism. While we journey through Lent to […]

Bulletin for the 1st Sunday in Lent, February 18, 2024

WORSHIP HELPERS: Reader – Cecilia Arneson Lay Assistant – Ron Henzler On Ash Wednesday the church began its journey toward baptismal immersion in the death and resurrection of Christ. This year, the Sundays in Lent lead us to focus on five covenants God makes in the Hebrew Scriptures and to use them as lenses through […]

Bulletin for February 11, 2024-Transfiguration of Our Lord

WORSHIP HELPERS: Reader – Pearl Mayhew Lay Assistant – Luayne Weisgerber FELLOWSHIP– Rich & Connie Stricker, Pete & Carol Ditsch The Sundays after Epiphany began with Jesus’ baptism and end with three disciples’ vision of his transfiguration. In Mark’s story of Jesus’ baptism, apparently only Jesus sees the Spirit descending and hears the words from […]

Bulletin for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany, February 4, 2024

WORSHIP HELPERS: Reader – Jess Wimmer Lay Assistant – Melinda Ewing FELLOWSHIP– Christa & Andrew Fulk, Cole & Danielle Walters In Isaiah the one God who sits above the earth and numbers the stars also strengthens the powerless. So in Jesus’ healing work we see the hand of the creator God, lifting up the sick […]

Getting Ahead: The Poverty Simulation

Posted Feb 01, 2024 9:22 AM By Patricia Jones, Alliance Community Task Force: Creating Opportunity Last week Earl and I had the honor of participating in a Poverty Simulation, hosted by the Head Start Program of Educational Service Unit #13 (ESU13) and Nebraska Extension. The idea was to create a condensed month-long role-play experience giving a […]

Bulletin for the 4th Sunday after Epiphany, January 28, 2024

WORSHIP HELPERS: Reader – Carol Rockwell Lay Assistant – Mary Crawford FELLOWSHIP– Annual Meeting Soup Meal In Deuteronomy God promises to raise up a prophet like Moses, who will speak for God; in Psalm 111 God shows the people the power of God’s works. For the church these are ways of pointing to the unique […]

Bulletin for the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, January 21, 2024

WORSHIP HELPERS: Reader – Jess Wimmer Lay Assistant – Ron Henzler FELLOWSHIP– Dave & Kathy Ylander, Duane & Ann Massine As we continue through the time after Epiphany, stories of the call to discipleship show us the implica-tions of our baptismal calling to show Christ to the world. Jesus begins proclaiming the good news and […]

Bulletin for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany, January 14, 2024

WORSHIP HELPERS: Reader – Patricia Jones Lay Assistant – Earl Jones FELLOWSHIP– Monte & Brenda Hankins, Jeff & Taylor Hankins All the baptized have a calling in God’s world. God calls not just pastors and deacons but also the youngest child, like Samuel. The story of the calling of Nathanael plays with the idea of […]