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December 22, 2013


Merry Christmas


Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church

Love.Lead.Serve.

www.ainsworthfree.org


Worship Service

10:00 am 


Fellowship & Classes

11:10 am


Christmas Eve Service

Please join us Christmas Eve for a special service. It will be Tuesday the 24th at 7:00 PM. Pastor Mick will give a message, Joel Barrow will be leading us in music worship, and Toby Clark will sing a special song. Everybody is welcome. 


Caroling Christmas Morning

If you want to join us, meet at 8:50 AM at the Care Center and then we will go to Cottonwood Villa. Call Roberta Denny for more info, 402-760-0046 or 402-387-2843. Can you see the smiles in your mind’s eye?


Baptisms January 19th, 2:00 PM @ Roadway Inn!

Are you interested in baptism? If so, contact Pastor Mick or Pastor Scotty.


Facebook Challenge (Power Team Event)

Up for the challenge? You can make a difference!

1.    Join the event

2.    Share the event with your Friends List


2014 Budget Preparation

The deacons are in the process of preparing the 2014 Proposed Budget and would like your help. Please submit any budget requests in writing by January 3rd. Budget requests can be dropped off to one of the Deacons or given to Miriam McNabb.


Food Pantry

Our Local Ministerial Association collectively has a food pantry and a transient fund. If you would like to donate food, there is a labeled basket in the foyer. It is there year around. If you would like to give financially then make a check out to the E-Free Church and note on it Food Pantry or Transient Fund.


Make sure to pick up a copy of “Connect Deeper” in the fellowship area. A weekly Personal Growth Study, from today’s sermon, designed for use by one or more people.


High School Guys and Girls Bible Studies

No Bible study on Wednesday, December 25th


Growth Hour

Plan to stay for the Growth Hour following the service this morning.

·  Adventure Bay will continue for children ages 0-4th grade.

·  Middle School (5th-8th grade) students meet in the west wing.

·  High School students meet for Sunday Donuts in the west wing.

·  Right after service, join us for some snacks and a time to visit with others. Those that would like can meet back in the sanctuary at about 11:30 AM. Dan & Sandy Clapper are the leaders for the Power Team Prayer Team. Today they will be talking about prayer while Power Team is here in Ainsworth and the weeks leading up to the event.  


Visitors & New Residents

Please stop by the Connect Central counter and pick up a Welcome Bag from a person on the Welcome Team. They would be happy to answer questions and help in any way they can. The bag includes some information about the church and a free gift from one of our local restaurants and from H&R Food Center.


Power Team

Power Team is coming to Ainsworth! What is the Power Team you might ask?


Mission statement: "To reach people of all ages, who would typically not ever attend an event in a church setting, with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Drawing people from all walks of life together into one setting, through the use of performing visually explosive feats of strength, by incredible athletes, who share the life-changing message of the cross."


We will have a special service here at our church at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 8th with one of the Power Team members, and one of them will be a guest speaker at our church on Sunday, January 12th.  They will also do four events in the Ainsworth High School Gym, January 9th-12th, 7:00 PM nightly.


It is a lot of work to get the Power Team here and we can use your help. Think divide and conquer for the lost. We need lots of volunteers. There is a sign up sheet in the Fellowship Area. Here are some areas to serve:


Prayer Team

School Team

Promotion Team

Altar/Usher Team

Product Team (on site product sales)

Materials/Set up Team

Technical Team

Finance Team

Hospitality Team

Follow Up Team


Children's Christmas Program


How Lovely Are Your Branches

Adventure Bay Children’s Program 2013


Narrator:  Vanessa Taylor

The Martin family children:

Ben Barrow

Allison Taylor

Grant Taylor

Libby Wilkins

 

*Jingle Bells

*O Christmas Tree

 

Ornaments:

Mr. Candy Cane:  Grant Taylor

Mr. Bright Light:  Ben Barrow

Star:  Libby Wilkins

Angel:  Allison Taylor

 

*Angels We Have Heard on High

*3 Wise Men

*Away in a Manger

Speakers:

Daniel Thornton

Brianna Starkey

 

*Joy with Joy to the World

*Jump for Joy, It’s Christmas!


Prayer Requests

·      Please pray for Claudia Smith, Gene Allen, LaNett Bartos, and our military personnel currently serving.

Please contact Sue Glerum at (308) 547-2400 or glerumlivestock@neb-sandhills.net with any prayer requests or updates.


Sermon Notes

December 22, 2013

Luke 2:1-20


For a free CD of the sermon, please visit the sound booth after the service. Also, you may download a copy from our website @ www.ainsworthfree.org


Church Info.

Staff

Mick Thornton, Pastor 

pastormick@threeriver.net (402) 760-2047

Scotty Clark, Pastor of Community & Outreach

pastorscotty@threeriver.net  (402) 760-2923

Joel Barrow, Worship Director

jpbarrow416@gmail.com  (402) 273-4015

Co-Directors of Children’s Ministries

Clisty Taylor (ktaylor@threeriver.net) Sasha Taylor (gstaylor@q.com)

Miriam McNabb, Administrative Assistant

efreeofc@threeriver.net  (402) 273-4031 home

Sharon Hart, Facility  mshart@nntc.net


Church Leadership

Elders:  Gary Taylor, Brad Wilkins, Frank Beel, Mike Kreycik

Deacons:  Lynn Moore, Duane Saner, Stan McNabb, Jonathan Seidel

Deaconesses:  Melissa Doke, Roberta Denny, Miriam McNabb, Nadine Starkey


Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church

PO Box 384   Ainsworth, Nebraska 69210

(402) 387-0755 or 1-800-594-7149  Email: efreeofc@threeriver.net

Pastor Mick’s cell number:  (402) 760-2047


Office Hours:  By Appointment


Stewardship for December 15, 2013

Giving Last Week: $2,699.86    YTD Giving: $170,112.94

Need Per Week:  $3,708.17    YTD Needs:  $185,408.50

Thank you for your gifts!

______________________________________________________

December 8, 2013


Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church

Love.Lead.Serve.

www.ainsworthfree.org


Worship Service

10:00 am 


Fellowship & Classes

11:10 am


Growth Hour

Plan to stay for the Growth Hour following the service this morning.

·  Adventure Bay will continue for children ages 0-4th grade.

·  Middle School (5th-8th grade) students meet in the west wing.

·  High School students meet for Sunday Donuts in the west wing.

·  Right after service, join us for some snacks and a time to visit with others. Those that would like can meet back in the sanctuary at about 11:30 AM. There will be a time of prayer and discussion about today’s sermon with Pastor Mick.


Visitors & New Residents

Please stop by the Connect Central counter and pick up a Welcome Bag from a person on the Welcome Team. They would be happy to answer questions and help in any way they can. The bag includes some information about the church and a free gift from one of our local restaurants and from H&R Food Center.


Make sure to pick up a copy of “Connect Deeper” in the fellowship area. A weekly Personal Growth Study, from today’s sermon, designed for use by one or more people.


Power Team

Power Team is coming to Ainsworth! What is the Power Team you might ask?


Mission statement: "To reach people of all ages, who would typically not ever attend an event in a church setting, with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Drawing people from all walks of life together into one setting, through the use of performing visually explosive feats of strength, by incredible athletes, who share the life-changing message of the cross."


We will have a special service here at our church at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 8th with one of the Power Team members, and one of them will be a guest speaker at our church on Sunday, January 12th.  They will also do four events in the Ainsworth High School Gym, January 9th-12th, 7:00 PM nightly.


It is a lot of work to get the Power Team here and we can use your help. Think divide and conquer for the lost. We need lots of volunteers. There is a sign up sheet in the Fellowship Area. Here are some areas to serve:

Prayer Team

School Team

Promotion Team

Altar/Usher Team

Product Team (on site product sales)

Materials/Set up Team

Technical Team

Finance Team

Hospitality Team

Follow Up Team


Christmas Pageant

Tonight at 7:00 PM in the Ainsworth High School Learning Center. Put on by the Ainsworth Women's Club. Come see a live recreation of the events surrounding the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The event will include special music and treats. If you would like to participate in the choir, please contact Laurie Delimont 402-382-1059.


Monthly Prayer Gathering (2nd Wed. of the Month)

Please join us this Wednesday at 6:00pm at the Church. We pray for the Kingdom of God to be glorified in the Church, Government, Community, Nation, and World. Everybody is welcome; invite someone to come with you.


High School Guys and Girls Bible Studies

·      Christmas party on Wednesday, December 18th

6:00 PM at the church.  

·      No Bible study on Wednesday, December 25th


Facebook Challenge (Power Team Event)

You can make a difference!

            Join the event

            Share the event with your Friends List


 News From the Church Library

Parents, teens and youth leaders will greatly enjoy and benefit from a new movie in our church library. It is "One Lucky Lady". The story presents a perspective on purity before marriage that many have not previously considered. This DVD is an important addition to our library


Thank You

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers and the beautiful plant.

The Family of, Ila Horner


2014 Budget

The deacons are in the process of preparing the 2014 Proposed Budget and would like your help. Please submit any budget requests in writing by January 3rd. Budget requests can be dropped off to one of the deacons or given to Miriam McNabb.


Prayer Requests

·  Remember Dan and Ginger Brockman, Stan McNabb and the Karen refugees in Thailand. Also, please pray for their last few days of ministry and return travel plans.

·  Please pray for Claudia Smith, Gene Allen, LaNett Bartos, and our military personnel currently serving.

Please contact Sue Glerum at (308) 547-2400 or glerumlivestock@neb-sandhills.net with any prayer requests or updates.


Sermon Notes

December 8, 2013

Series:  Good News for Traitors

Part 3: The Home Stretch

Message: How to Win By Losing

Matthew 19:16-30


For a free CD of the sermon, please visit the sound booth after the service. Also, you may download a copy from our website @ www.ainsworthfree.org


Church Info.

Staff

Mick Thornton, Pastor 

pastormick@threeriver.net (402) 760-2047

Scotty Clark, Pastor of Community & Outreach

pastorscotty@threeriver.net  (402) 760-2923

Joel Barrow, Worship Director

jpbarrow416@gmail.com  (402) 273-4015

Co-Directors of Children’s Ministries

Clisty Taylor (ktaylor@threeriver.net) Sasha Taylor (gstaylor@q.com)

Miriam McNabb, Administrative Assistant

efreeofc@threeriver.net  (402) 273-4031 home

Sharon Hart, Facility  mshart@nntc.net


Church Leadership

Elders:  Gary Taylor, Brad Wilkins, Frank Beel, Mike Kreycik

Deacons:  Lynn Moore, Duane Saner, Stan McNabb, Jonathan Seidel

Deaconesses:  Melissa Doke, Roberta Denny, Miriam McNabb, Nadine Starkey


Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church

PO Box 384   Ainsworth, Nebraska 69210

(402) 387-0755 or 1-800-594-7149  Email: efreeofc@threeriver.net

Pastor Mick’s cell number:  (402) 760-2047


Office Hours:  By Appointment

Stewardship for December 1, 2013

Giving Last Week: $4,503.85    YTD Giving: $162,222.43

Need Per Week:  $3,708.17    YTD Needs:  $177,992.16

Thank you for your gifts!

_______________________________________________________

December 1, 2013


Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church

Love.Lead.Serve.

www.ainsworthfree.org


 

Worship Service

10:00 am 


Fellowship & Classes

11:10 am


Apologetics Conference  - December 7th

The Timberlake Apologetics Conference will help you think about your faith - and discussing it with others - in a new way. Various apologists will talk about truth, evidence, argumentation, and dialogue.  

Timberlake's Conference and Retreat Center: Oasis, (near Firth, NE, approx. 30 min. south of Lincoln).

If you are interested in going, please contact Amber Thornton 402-387-1213.


Missionaries

The Zehner’s shared their upcoming long-term mission trip with us here at the E-Free church back on April 28th, 2012. A big concern of theirs was to be able to get in and set up residency in Canada to minister to a local Indian tribe. Here is an update:  “We are in Canada with a visa! Thank you all so much for your prayers! We have been amazed to see God’s hand working in so many details!

May He be glorified!” 

Tyrell & Kate


Make sure to pick up a copy of “Connect Deeper” in the fellowship area. A weekly Personal Growth Study, from today’s sermon, designed for use by one or more people.


Christmas Pageant

Sunday, December 8th at 7:00 PM in the Ainsworth High School Learning Center. Put on by the Ainsworth Women's Club. Come see a live recreation of the events surrounding the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The event will include special music and treats. If you would like to participate in the choir, please contact Laurie Delimont 402-382-1059.


Growth Hour

Plan to stay for the Growth Hour following the service this morning.

·  Adventure Bay will continue for children ages 0-4th grade.

·  Middle School (5th-8th grade) students meet in the west wing.

·  Right after service, join us for a time to visit with others. Those that would like can meet back in the sanctuary at about 11:30 AM. Today Pastor Scotty will share about the big event coming to Ainsworth, Power Team!


Visitors & New Residents

Please stop by the Connect Central counter and pick up a Welcome Bag from a person on the Welcome Team. They would be happy to answer questions and help in any way they can. The bag includes some information about the church and a free gift from one of our local restaurants and from H&R Food Center.


Power Team

Power Team is coming to Ainsworth! What is the Power Team you might ask?

Mission statement: "To reach people of all ages, who would typically not ever attend an event in a church setting, with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Drawing people from all walks of life together into one setting, through the use of performing visually explosive feats of strength, by incredible athletes, who share the life-changing message of the cross."

We will have a special service here at our church at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 8th with one of the Power Team members, and one of them will be a guest speaker at our church on Sunday, January 12th.  They will also do four events in the Ainsworth High School Gym, January 9th-12th, 7:00 PM nightly.


It is a lot of work to get the Power Team here and we can use your help. Think divide and conquer for the lost. We need lots of volunteers. There is a sign up sheet in the Fellowship Area. Here are some areas to serve:

Prayer Team

School Team

Promotion Team

Altar/Usher Team

Product Team (on site product sales)

Materials/Set up Team

Technical Team

Finance Team

Hospitality Team

Follow Up Team


Prayer Requests

·  Remember Dan and Ginger Brockman, Stan McNabb, and the entire team ministering to the Karen refugees in Thailand. Pray that the hearts of the people they meet would be open to the good news of Jesus Christ.

·  Please pray for Claudia Smith, Gene Allen, LaNett Bartos, Dwain Grunke, Charlene Hawkins, and our military personnel currently serving.

Please contact Sue Glerum at (308) 547-2400 or glerumlivestock@neb-sandhills.net with any prayer requests or updates.


Sermon Notes

December 1, 2013

Series:  Good News for Traitors

Part 3: The Home Stretch

Message: The Consequence of Consequence

Matthew 19:13-15


For a free CD of the sermon, please visit the sound booth after the service. Also, you may download a copy from our website @ www.ainsworthfree.org


Church Info.

Staff

Mick Thornton, Pastor 

pastormick@threeriver.net (402) 760-2047

Scotty Clark, Pastor of Community & Outreach

pastorscotty@threeriver.net  (402) 760-2923

Joel Barrow, Worship Director

jpbarrow416@gmail.com  (402) 273-4015

Co-Directors of Children’s Ministries

Clisty Taylor (ktaylor@threeriver.net) Sasha Taylor (gstaylor@q.com)

Miriam McNabb, Administrative Assistant

efreeofc@threeriver.net  (402) 273-4031 home

Sharon Hart, Facility  mshart@nntc.net


Church Leadership

Elders:  Gary Taylor, Brad Wilkins, Frank Beel, Mike Kreycik

Deacons:  Lynn Moore, Duane Saner, Stan McNabb, Jonathan Siedel

Deaconesses:  Melissa Doke, Roberta Denny, Miriam McNabb, Nadine Starkey


Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church

PO Box 384   Ainsworth, Nebraska 69210

(402) 387-0755 or 1-800-594-7149  Email: efreeofc@threeriver.net

Pastor Mick’s cell number:  (402) 760-2047


Office Hours:  By Appointment


Stewardship for November 24, 2013

Giving Last Week: $3,237.39    YTD Giving: $157,718.58

Need Per Week:  $3,708.17    YTD Needs:  $174,283.99

Thank you for your gifts!

______________________________________________________

November 17, 2013


Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church

Love.Lead.Serve.

www.ainsworthfree.org


Worship Service

10:00 am


Fellowship & Classes

11:10 am


Announcements


Concert

Friday, November 22nd, 7:00 PM at the E-Free Church. Toby Clark has been writing music for over 10 years and it is time to get the music out. Everyone is welcome to this free concert. See the flyer on the bulletin board for more details and opportunities to give toward this new non-profit ministry.


Annual Ministerial Association

Community Thanksgiving Service

Tuesday, November 26th at 7:00 PM

at the E-Free Church

Everybody is welcome. An offering collected that evening will go to help support the food pantry and transient fund.


Food Pantry

Our local Ministerial Association collectively has a food pantry and a transient fund. If you would like to donate food, there is a labeled basket in the foyer. It is there year around. If you would like to give financially then make a check out to the E-Free Church and note on it “Food Pantry” or “Transient Fund”.


Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, November 28th, 12:00 noon

Held at the Johnstown Church

All are welcome and invited, contact Becky Schelm for more info, 402-722-4235.


E-Free Church Family

Thank you so much for your generosity through gifts, food, and kind words as we welcome Kimberlyn home! We are truly blessed to have you all as our church family! Thank you for remembering us!

Bryan, Melissa, Addilyn & Kimberlyn Doke


Visitors & New Residents

Please stop by the Connect Central counter and pick up a Welcome Bag from a person on the Welcome Team. They would be happy to answer questions and help in any way they can. The bag includes some information about the church and a free coupon from one of our local restaurants.


Growth Hour

Plan to stay for the Growth Hour following the service this morning.

·  Adventure Bay will continue for children ages 0-4th grade.

·  Middle School (5th-8th grade) students meet in the west wing.

·  Right after service, join us for a time to visit with others. Those that would like can meet back in the sanctuary at about 11:30 AM for a time of prayer and discussion with Pastor Mick.


Make sure to pick up a copy of “Connect Deeper” in the fellowship area. A weekly Personal Growth Study, from today’s sermon, designed for use by one or more people.


Thank You

I would like to thank all of you who have been willing tools of God to make this mission trip to Thailand possible. Although I am unable to thank you each by name, I am so grateful to those who gave financially through the church. Also, your gifts of clothing will be a great blessing to the refugees we visit who have so little. Finally and most importantly, I am grateful for your prayer support throughout this entire adventure. Once again I am reminded of what a faithful and loving God we serve.

Stan McNabb


Apologetics Conference

December 7th

The Timberlake Apologetics Conference will help you think about your faith - and discussing it with others - in a new way. Various apologists will talk about truth, evidence, argumentation, and dialogue.  

The location this year will be at Timberlake's Conference and Retreat Center:  Oasis, located near Firth, NE (approximately 30 min. south of Lincoln).

If you are interested in going, please contact Amber Thornton 402-387-1213.


Update from the Church Library

A new movie, "Pamela's Prayer", has been donated to the church library. Be sure to see how God honors the prayers of a faithful dad who promised to pray with his daughter every night. Moms, dads and teens especially will like this good movie.

Power Team

We are excited to announce that the Power Team is coming to Ainsworth! What is the Power Team you might ask?

Mission statement: "To reach people of all ages, who would typically not ever attend an event in a church setting, with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Drawing people from all walks of life together into one setting, through the use of performing visually explosive feats of strength, by incredible athletes, who share the life-changing message of the cross."


We will have a special service here at our church at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 8th with one of the Power Team members, and one of them will guest speak at our church on Sunday, January 12th.  They will also do four events in the Ainsworth High School Gym January 9th-12th 7:00 PM nightly.


Prayer Requests

·      Please pray for Claudia Smith, Gene Allen, LaNett Bartos, Dwain Grunke, Charlene Hawkins, and our military personnel currently serving.

Please contact Sue Glerum at (308) 547-2400 or glerumlivestock@neb-sandhills.net with any prayer requests or updates.


Sermon Notes

November 17, 2013

Message: The Long Adventure

Acts 11:19-30


For a free CD of the sermon, please visit the sound booth after the service. Also, you may download a copy from our website @ www.ainsworthfree.org


Church Info.


Staff

Mick Thornton, Pastor 

pastormick@threeriver.net (402) 760-2047

Scotty Clark, Pastor of Community & Outreach

pastorscotty@threeriver.net  (402) 760-2923

Joel Barrow, Worship Director

jpbarrow416@gmail.com  (402) 273-4015

Co-Directors of Children’s Ministries

Clisty Taylor (ktaylor@threeriver.net) Sasha Taylor (gstaylor@q.com)

Miriam McNabb, Administrative Assistant

efreeofc@threeriver.net  (402) 273-4031 home

Sharon Hart, Facility  mshart@nntc.net


Church Leadership

Elders:  Gary Taylor, Brad Wilkins, Frank Beel, Mike Kreycik

Deacons:  Lynn Moore, Duane Saner, Stan McNabb, Jonathan Siedel

Deaconesses:  Melissa Doke, Roberta Denny, Miriam McNabb, Nadine Starkey


Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church

PO Box 384   Ainsworth, Nebraska 69210

(402) 387-0755 or 1-800-594-7149  Email: efreeofc@threeriver.net

Pastor Mick’s cell number:  (402) 760-2047


Office Hours:  By Appointment


Stewardship for November 10, 2013

Giving Last Week: $4,183.00    YTD Giving: $152,938.19

Need Per Week:  $3,708.17    YTD Needs:  $166,867.65

Thank you for your gifts!

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