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Category: This Week at FMC

October 20-26, 2021

Today, or sometime this week, I invite you to spend some time praying with this paraphrase of      Psalm 23 from The Message (by Eugene Peterson).  May it bring you comfort and hope as you    journey through this week! 1-3 God, my shepherd!    I don’t need a thing.You have bedded me down in lush meadows,    you find me quiet […]

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October 13-19, 2021

THIS WEEK @ FMC – October 13-19, 2021 “What do you need?”  This question naturally follows last Sunday’s question, “Where does it hurt?”   Another tender question digging deep into what is real for us, and for others.  I wonder what it’s like for you to try to answer this question.  Is it easy to identify […]

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October 6-12, 2021

How did you get connected to this faith community? What is one of your favorite memories here? This was one of the questions posed to you all in worship on Sunday, and I wish I could have heard all your responses and memories!! This is also one of the questions you’re invited to respond to […]

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September 29-October 5, 2021

Family of faith, as you leave this place, may God grant you the curiosity to counter assumptions, the vulnerability to befriend, the bravery to speak your truth, the wisdom to listen, the strength to ask for help, the resiliency to chose love, even when it’s hard, and the awareness of the Holy Spirit always beside […]

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September 22-28, 2021

“I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to […]

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September 15-21, 2021

“But in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and reverence.” (1 Peter 3:15–16). This year’s theme for our annual PEACE SUNDAY (Sept 19, 2021) was prepared by Mennonite […]

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September 7, 2021

The heavens are telling the glory of God;and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech,and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard;yet their voice goes out through all the earth,and their words to the end of the world.   (Psalm 19:1-4) Just in […]

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September 1-7, 2021

2022 is almost here, and we are preparing to celebrate!!  The idea of starting a Mennonite mission church in Hutchinson KS was discussed as early as 1911 by the Western District Conference, with the first service in Hutchinson taking place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Sawatzky on April 20, 1913.  On April […]

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August 25-31, 2021

Recently, while browsing the books at Crow & Co in downtown Hutchinson, the title of a little blue book caught my attention: Saint Francis of Assisi: Brother of Creation (by Mirabai Starr).  Still holding the memory of our summer worship series in which I felt led to pair Jesus’ Beatitudes with lines of the peace […]

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August 18-24, 2021

Haiti and Afghanistan weigh heavily on my heart right now.  Earthquakes, war, and more.  Lord, have mercy. Our prayers for the people of Haiti and Afghanistan are significant and needed.  Our financial help can also be a gift.  I have a couple suggestions to support Haiti below.  Mennonite Central Committee also works in Afghanistan, but […]

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