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May 12 & 13, 2018


Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church

Saturdays 7:00-8:00 pm

Sundays 10:00 am


Like us on Facebook @ Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church


Announcements


Please welcome Cheri Meister as the new CE Director!


No High School or Middle School Youth Group this Wednesday, the 16th. We will announce the Wednesday evening schedule for the summer next weekend.


If you are interested in serving, or are currently serving in High School and Middle School Wednesday night youth groups, you are invited to a meeting this Wednesday, the 16th, at 7:00pm. For more information, talk with Pastor Scotty.


Women’s Bible Study - The Wednesday morning Women’s Bible Study will meet at Ginger Brockman’s house. For more details see the church calendar at ainsworthfree.org


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 cabinet 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. Also, your Red & White and H&R bonus points can go to the Food Pantry.    


OUR CHURCH SERVING OUR COMMUNITY!

Family Fun Concert in the Courthouse Park

Sunday, June 3rd, 5:00pm to 8:30pm.

Sign up today to volunteer! The video played during the offering time is the headliner band from Nashville called, “Love & The Outcome”.    


Rodeo Bible Camp

It’s that time again! Johnstown Rodeo Bible Camp will begin Memorial Day, May 28 through June 6. Please pray for all aspects of camp: kids, staff, safety, and food. Our objective is to teach kids God’s Word and for them to see the need to commit their lives to Christ, all the while learning the sport of rodeo. If you would like to help, contact Kevin, Pam (308) 834-3288, or Clete Scheer (308) 834-3364. For food donation requests see the Facebook page @ “E. Free Food Team”.


Operation Christmas Child

Here at E-Free we collect Operation Christmas Child gift shoebox supplies year around. There is a drop off spot in the kitchen. Many different items make for great shoebox gifts. If you are not sure what to bring, here are some of the things we are looking for in May and June: t-shirts (size 2-14), toys like balls, marbles, yo-yos, coloring books, small baby dolls, stuffed animals, cars, trucks, etc…


Grace and Truth Church - May Family Profile

Please pray for Mercedes and Teresa and their family. Their information is posted on the bulletin board this month.


Do you have the gift of organization?

Would you like to share that gift with us?

We are looking for someone willing to be in charge of organizing our new storage unit. Please talk to Miriam McNabb if you are interested, or for more information.


Prayer Requests

- Please pray for all the graduates as they begin a new chapter in their lives.

- Remember our military personnel currently serving.

Please contact Sue Glerum at (308) 547-2400 or glerumlivestock@neb-sandhills.net with any prayer requests, updates, or to be added to the prayer chain list.  All email requests will be forwarded by 11:00 pm.


Sermon Notes

May 12 & 13, 2018

Series:  Around the Horn

Text:  Ruth 1:1-18

Title:  The Trade

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, Senior Pastor

pastormick@mac.com  (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

Cheri Meister, Director of Children’s Ministries

cherimeister@usa.net  (405) 269-9090

Miriam McNabb, Administrative Assistant

efreeofc@threeriver.net  (402) 760-0438


Church Leadership

Elders:  Gary Taylor, Joel Barrow, Brad Wilkins, Kevin Scheer

Deacons:  Brad Kroll, Duane Saner, Bryan Doke, Josh Titus

Deaconesses:  Carlene Burrows, Miriam McNabb, Nadine Starkey, Sandy Clapper


Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church

PO Box 384 Ÿ Ainsworth, Nebraska 69210

(402) 387-0755 or 1-800-594-7149

Email: efreeofc@threeriver.net


Percent of Expenses Met:  73%

Thank you for your gifts!

_______________________________________________________

May 5 & 6, 2018


Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church

Saturdays 7:00-8:00 pm

Sundays 10:00 am


Like us on Facebook @ Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church


Announcements


Children’s Education Director

Janelle Carpenter has decided to step out of her role as Children’s Education Director. This is her last weekend in that role. Thank you Janelle for your years of service! Please welcome Cheri Meister as the new CE Director! Janelle and Cheri will work together on the transition and Cheri’s first day will be this Monday. 


Monthly Prayer Gathering

This month’s Monthly Prayer Gathering is canceled. Hope to see you all at Baccalaureate!


Invite someone to church!

Postcard invitations, and business card size handouts are available on the black table under the mirror in the Fellowship Area.


Operation Christmas Child

Here at E-Free we collect Operation Christmas Child gift shoebox supplies year around. There is a drop off spot in the kitchen. Many different items make for great shoebox gifts. If you are not sure what to bring, here are some of the things we are looking for in May and June: t-shirts (size 2-14), toys like balls, marbles, yo-yos, coloring books, small baby dolls, stuffed animals, cars, trucks, etc… 


Grace and Truth Church – May Family Profile

Please pray for Mercedes and Teresa and their family. Their information is posted on the bulletin board this month.


We’re adding to our team!  If you would be interested in serving on our youth volunteer team, please contact Pastor Matt at (334) 655-6180.   


Student Ministries

- Baccalaureate will be Wednesday night, May 9th, 7:00pm, at the Ainsworth High School Learning Center. Everyone is invited as we recognize the work of these graduating seniors and celebrate God’s faithfulness to them. We will have NO YOUTH GROUP for either the Middle School or the High School students that evening.

- Congratulations to our 2018 Graduating Seniors!  On Sunday, May 13th, we will be recognizing our graduating seniors with a small gift and praying for them during service.

 

Library Notes

Do you like a good treasure hunt? Well there is a large stack of new books in the library! We have hidden these treasures in the children’s section (E), in the Christian Help section (CH), in the fiction section (F) and in the audiobooks section (AB)! We are excited about the new additions, and think you will be too!  Thank you to the generous people who are donating books to our library. LOST: in one of the most recent books donated called 15 Minutes of Peace With God there was a bookmark with a little girl's picture on it. If you are missing a bookmark of your loved one, please contact Katie Nelson to reclaim it. Thank you for your continued interest and support of your church library!


2018 Camp Witness Brochures are at Connect Central!    


Let’s Get Organized

Do you have the gift of organization?

Would you like to share that gift with us?

We are looking for someone willing to be in charge of organizing our new storage unit. Please talk to Miriam McNabb if you are interested, or for more information.


Prayer Requests

- Remember our military personnel currently serving.

Please contact Sue Glerum at (308) 547-2400 or glerumlivestock@neb-sandhills.net with any prayer requests, updates, or to be added to the prayer chain list.  All email requests will be forwarded by 11:00 pm.    


Sermon Notes

May 5 & 6, 2018

Title:  Lord, I desire to know your will…What is it?

Joseph & God’s Will

Message by Kevin Scheer

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, Senior Pastor

pastormick@mac.com  (402) 760-2047

Scotty Clark, Pastor of Community & Outreach

pastorscotty@threeriver.net  (402) 760-2923

Matt Meister, Pastor of Youth & Family

mattmeister@usa.net  (334) 655-6180

Joel Barrow, Worship Director

jpbarrow416@gmail.com  (402) 273-4015

Janelle Carpenter, Director of Children’s Ministries

janelle@threeriver.net  (402) 989-2076

Miriam McNabb, Administrative Assistant

efreeofc@threeriver.net  (402) 760-0438


Church Leadership

Elders:  Gary Taylor, Joel Barrow, Brad Wilkins, Kevin Scheer

Deacons:  Brad Kroll, Duane Saner, Bryan Doke, Josh Titus

Deaconesses:  Carlene Burrows, Miriam McNabb, Nadine Starkey, Sandy Clapper


Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church

PO Box 384 Ÿ Ainsworth, Nebraska 69210

(402) 387-0755 or 1-800-594-7149

Email: efreeofc@threeriver.net


Percent of Expenses Met:  79%

Thank you for your gifts!

_______________________________________________________

April 28 & 29, 2018


Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church

Saturdays 7:00-8:00 pm

Sundays 10:00 am


Like us on Facebook @ Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church


Announcements


Children’s Education Director

Janelle Carpenter has decided to step out of her role as Children’s Education Director. May 6th will be her last day. Thank you Janelle for your years of service! Please welcome Cheri Meister as the new CE Director! Janelle and Cheri will work together on the transition and Cheri’s first day will be May 7th.


Did you know?

There is a 9:30am Wednesday morning Women’s Bible study. During the Spring and Summer they will meet twice a month at the church/various people’s houses. See the church calendar at www.ainsworthfree.org to see where and when they are meeting next.


Ainsworth E-Free Jackets

$60.00 each (that is the cost to make them)

Try them on for proper fit.

Note your name, Men’s or Women’s, and size.

The order will be placed May 1st   ETA of Jackets is mid May.

Payment can be made now or when order comes in.


If you are interested in going to Guatemala, see Sheila Peterson or go to www.ainsworthfree.org  You can now apply for the January trip at the website.


Grace and Truth Church – April Family Profile

Please pray for Maria Velasquez and her family. Their information is posted on the bulletin board this month.


We’re adding to our team!  If you would be interested in serving on our youth volunteer team, please contact Pastor Matt at (334) 655-6180.


Postponed to Friday, May 4th Ÿ SYC - Special Youth Challenge

Spring Turkey Hunt Banquet @ 6:00 pm

Rock County High School – Bassett, NE

See the flyer on the bulletin board for more information!

 

Library Notes

Do you like a good treasure hunt? Well there is a large stack of new books in the library! We have hidden these treasures in the children’s section (E), in the Christian Help section (CH), in the fiction section (F) and in the audiobooks section (AB)! We are excited about the new additions, and think you will be too!  Thank you to the generous people who are donating books to our library. LOST: in one of the most recent books donated called 15 Minutes of Peace With God there was a bookmark with a little girl's picture on it. If you are missing a bookmark of your loved one, please contact Katie Nelson to reclaim it. Thank you for your continued interest and support of your church library!


The 2018 Camp Witness Brochures are at Connect Central!


Student Ministries

- PREP – High School at Camp Witness for training students to know and share the gospel. Matthew 4:19 – Jesus gives us the great invitation to go fishing for MEN with Him.  We are excited to spend a day equipping and encouraging students. The cost is $15, which includes a t-shirt and lunch!  Sign up forms are available on the Connect Central booth or contact Pastor Matt for more information.

- Baccalaureate will be Wednesday night, May 9th, at 7:00pm. Everyone is invited as we recognize the work of these graduating seniors and celebrate God’s faithfulness to them. We will have NO YOUTH GROUP for either the Middle School or the High School students that evening.

- Congratulations to our 2018 Graduating Seniors!  On Sunday May 13th, we will be recognizing our graduating seniors with a small gift and praying for them during service.


Prayer Requests

- Remember our military personnel currently serving.

Please contact Sue Glerum at (308) 547-2400 or glerumlivestock@neb-sandhills.net with any prayer requests, updates, or to be added to the prayer chain list.  All email requests will be forwarded by 11:00 pm.


Sermon Notes

April 28 & 29, 2018

Series:  Around the Horn

Text:  Judges 2:6-23

Title:  Yield

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, Senior Pastor

pastormick@mac.com  (402) 760-2047

Scotty Clark, Pastor of Community & Outreach

pastorscotty@threeriver.net  (402) 760-2923

Matt Meister, Pastor of Youth & Family

mattmeister@usa.net  (334) 655-6180

Joel Barrow, Worship Director

jpbarrow416@gmail.com  (402) 273-4015

Janelle Carpenter, Director of Children’s Ministries

janelle@threeriver.net  (402) 989-2076

Miriam McNabb, Administrative Assistant

efreeofc@threeriver.net  (402) 760-0438


Church Leadership

Elders:  Gary Taylor, Joel Barrow, Brad Wilkins, Kevin Scheer

Deacons:  Brad Kroll, Duane Saner, Bryan Doke, Josh Titus

Deaconesses:  Carlene Burrows, Miriam McNabb, Nadine Starkey, Sandy Clapper


Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church

PO Box 384 Ÿ Ainsworth, Nebraska 69210

(402) 387-0755 or 1-800-594-7149

Email: efreeofc@threeriver.net


Percent of Expenses Met:  73%

Thank you for your gifts!

_______________________________________________________

April 21 & 22, 2018


Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church

Saturdays 7:00-8:00 pm

Sundays 10:00 am


Like us on Facebook @ Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church


Announcements


Children’s Education Director

Janelle Carpenter has decided to step out of her role as Children’s Education Director. May 6th will be her last day. Thank you Janelle for your years of service! Please welcome Cheri Meister as the new CE Director! Janelle and Cheri will work together on the transition and Cheri’s first day will be May 7th.


Monthly Men’s Breakfast meets the last Thursday of the month. This month it is the 26th, from 6:00am to 7:00am. 


Did you know? There is a 9:30am Wednesday morning Women’s Bible study.


If you are interested in going to Guatemala, see Sheila Peterson or go to www.ainsworthfree.org 

The July trip has been canceled. However, you can now apply for the January trip at the website.


RightNow Media

Sign up today, go to www.ainsworthfree.org On the lower right side is a banner you can click on to get set up for FREE. RightNow Media is like the Netflix of Bible studies.


The 2018 Camp Witness Brochures are at Connect Central!    


Grace and Truth Church – April Family Profile

Please pray for Maria Velasquez and her family. Their information is posted on the bulletin board this month.


We’re adding to our team!  

If you would be interested in serving on our youth volunteer team, please contact Pastor Matt at (334) 655-6180.


Ainsworth E-Free Jackets

$60.00 each (that is the cost to make them)

Try them on for proper fit. Note your name,

Men’s or Women’s, and size.

The order will be placed April 23rd ETA of Jackets is mid May.

Payment can be made now or when order comes in.


Are You Ready?  

The Missions Team is having a passport drive today in the fellowship hall.


High School Prep

Saturday, May 5th ~ $15 ~ 11:00-4:00 pm.

Register now for a great day of fun and fellowship at Camp Witness.  We will be learning how to share the gospel. Great speakers. Great food. T-shirt and notebook provided to everyone who attends.  Any questions…ask Pastor Matt


PROGRAM CHANGE…Join us for games, fellowship, snacks and fun on Saturday evenings! All Middle School and High School students are welcomed to hang out and CHILL with us after Saturday Evening Service at 8:00 pm. We will no longer be meeting separately at 6:00 pm for Middle School students on Saturday evenings. See you then, Pastor Matt


Annual Baccalaureate Service

Ainsworth High School Learning Center

Wednesday, May 9th, 7:00 pm

Everyone is invited!


Postponed to Friday, May 4th Ÿ SYC - Special Youth Challenge

Spring Turkey Hunt Banquet @ 6:00 pm

Rock County High School – Bassett, NE

See the flyer on the bulletin board for more information!


You are invited to join in celebrating Wichita Price’s High School Graduation on April 28th. See the bulletin board for more info.


By Faith & Toby Clark Students Present:

A Vocal Musical Worship Concert

6:30 pm, Tuesday, April 24, Evangelical Free Church

Please come support & encourage all the student participants as we worship the Lord through song!

Admission Is Free


Summer is coming for our children’s area!

OUR SCHOOL YEAR TEACHERS WILL HAVE EARNED A BREAK CAN YOU TEACH ONE SATURDAY OR SUNDAY IN JUNE?

ALL CURRICULUM/SUPPLIES PROVIDED FOR LESSONS ON OUR CREATIVE CREATOR GOD!

CONTACT JANELLE CARPENTER AT 402-989-2076 OR JANELLE@THREERIVER.NET TO VOLUNTEER


What’s Your Story?

Do you have a story of something God has done in your life?

Or possibly a song, a poem, or something that reflects God’s beauty?

Consider sharing with the congregation Sunday mornings. Please talk with Pastor Scotty


Prayer Requests

- Remember our military personnel currently serving.

Please contact Sue Glerum at (308) 547-2400 or glerumlivestock@neb-sandhills.net with any prayer requests, updates, or to be added to the prayer chain list.  All email requests will be forwarded by 11:00 pm.


Sermon Notes

April 21 & 22, 2018

Series:  Around the Horn

Text:  Joshua 5:13-6:21

Title:  Walls Fall Down


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, Senior Pastor

pastormick@mac.com  (402) 760-2047

Scotty Clark, Pastor of Community & Outreach

pastorscotty@threeriver.net  (402) 760-2923

Matt Meister, Pastor of Youth & Family

mattmeister@usa.net  (334) 655-6180

Joel Barrow, Worship Director

jpbarrow416@gmail.com  (402) 273-4015

Janelle Carpenter, Director of Children’s Ministries

janelle@threeriver.net  (402) 989-2076

Miriam McNabb, Administrative Assistant

efreeofc@threeriver.net  (402) 760-0438


Church Leadership

Elders:  Gary Taylor, Joel Barrow, Brad Wilkins, Kevin Scheer

Deacons:  Brad Kroll, Duane Saner, Bryan Doke, Josh Titus

Deaconesses:  Carlene Burrows, Miriam McNabb, Nadine Starkey, Sandy Clapper


Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church

PO Box 384 Ÿ Ainsworth, Nebraska 69210

(402) 387-0755 or 1-800-594-7149

Email: efreeofc@threeriver.net


Percent of Expenses Met:  73%

Thank you for your gifts!

_______________________________________________________

April 14 & 15, 2018


Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church

Saturdays 7:00-8:00 pm

Sundays 10:00 am


Like us on Facebook @ Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church


Announcements


Our Daily Bread devotionals are in! Pick up your copy.


Pastor Mick will be back to share a message next weekend. Thank you Pastor Bruce Beebout for sharing a message with us today, and the last several weekends! 


Children’s Education Director

Janelle Carpenter has decided to step out of her role as Children’s Education Director. May 6th will be her last day. Thank you Janelle for your years of service! Please welcome Cheri Meister as the new CE Director! Janelle and Cheri will work together on the transition and Cheri’s first day will be May 7th.


Attention parents and youth students: High School and Junior High Sunday school will meet together for Sunday school today.


If you are interested in going to Guatemala, see Sheila Peterson or go to www.ainsworthfree.org The July trip has been canceled. However, you can now apply for the January trip at the website.


Grace and Truth Church – April Family Profile

Please pray for Maria Velasquez and her family. Their information is posted on the bulletin board this month.


We’re adding to our team!  If you would be interested in serving on our youth volunteer team, please contact Pastor Matt at (334) 655-6180.


Ainsworth E-Free Jackets

$60.00 each (that is the cost to make them)

Try them on for proper fit. Note your name,

Men’s or Women’s, and size.

The order will be placed April 23rd ETA of Jackets is mid May.

Payment can be made now or when order comes in.


Are You Ready?  The Missions Team will be having another passport drive on Sunday, April 22nd.  We will have computers set up in the fellowship hall to help fill out forms.


No Saturday Chill for students on Saturday, April 14th.


PROGRAM CHANGE…Join us for games, fellowship, snacks and fun on Saturday evenings! All Middle School and High School students are welcomed to hang out and CHILL with us after Saturday Evening Service at 8:00 pm. We will no longer be meeting separately at 6:00 pm for Middle School students on Saturday evenings. See you then, Pastor Matt


Operation Christmas Child

Here at E-Free we collect Operation Christmas Child gift shoebox supplies year around. There is a drop off spot in the kitchen. Many different items make for great shoebox gifts. If you are not sure what to bring, this month of April we are looking specifically for yarn and large buttons.


SYC - Special Youth Challenge

Spring Turkey Hunt Banquet – April 20th @ 6:00 pm

Rock County High School – Bassett, NE

See the flyer on the bulletin board for more information!


By Faith & Toby Clark Students Present:

A Vocal Musical Worship Concert

6:30 pm, Tuesday, April 24, Evangelical Free Church

Please come support & encourage all the student participants as we worship the Lord through song!

Admission Is Free


Summer is coming for our children’s area!

OUR SCHOOL YEAR TEACHERS WILL HAVE EARNED A BREAK

CAN YOU TEACH ONE SATURDAY OR SUNDAY IN JUNE?

ALL CURRICULUM/SUPPLIES PROVIDED FOR

LESSONS ON OUR CREATIVE CREATOR GOD!

CONTACT JANELLE CARPENTER AT 402-989-2076 OR

JANELLE@THREERIVER.NET TO VOLUNTEER


High School Prep

Saturday, May 5th $15 11-4pm. Register now for a great day of fun and fellowship at Camp Witness.  We will be learning how to share the gospel. Great speakers. Great food. T-shirt and notebook provided to everyone who attends.  Any questions…ask Pastor Matt


Prayer Requests

- Please pray for the leadership of our church, especially during Pastor Mick’s extended sabbatical.

- Remember our military personnel currently serving.

Please contact Sue Glerum at (308) 547-2400 or glerumlivestock@neb-sandhills.net with any prayer requests, updates, or to be added to the prayer chain list.  All email requests will be forwarded by 11:00 pm.


Sermon Notes

April 14 & 15, 2018

Sermon Title:  The Grand Pursuit

Passage:  Luke 19:1-9

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, Senior Pastor

pastormick@mac.com  (402) 760-2047

Scotty Clark, Pastor of Community & Outreach

pastorscotty@threeriver.net  (402) 760-2923

Matt Meister, Pastor of Youth & Family

mattmeister@usa.net  (334) 655-6180

Joel Barrow, Worship Director

jpbarrow416@gmail.com  (402) 273-4015

Janelle Carpenter, Director of Children’s Ministries

janelle@threeriver.net  (402) 989-2076

Miriam McNabb, Administrative Assistant

efreeofc@threeriver.net  (402) 760-0438


Church Leadership

Elders:  Gary Taylor, Joel Barrow, Brad Wilkins, Kevin Scheer

Deacons:  Brad Kroll, Duane Saner, Bryan Doke, Josh Titus

Deaconesses:  Carlene Burrows, Miriam McNabb, Nadine Starkey, Sandy Clapper


Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church

PO Box 384 Ÿ Ainsworth, Nebraska 69210

(402) 387-0755 or 1-800-594-7149

Email: efreeofc@threeriver.net


Percent of Expenses Met:  74%

Thank you for your gifts!

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