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Welcome to  the Nappanee Church of the Brethren's web page!

"No Judgments, Just Jesus!" 

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Hi, my name is Byrl Shaver and I am the pastor here at Nappanee, my wife, Janet Shaver is the pastor at Middlebury Church of the Brethren in Middlebury, In.

As, you may guess we lead a very busy life serving two churches, but we love it.

Nappanee Church is filled with great people who love Jesus and hospitality. We serve two meals weekly to the community on Monday and Thursday from 5-6PM. We call these meals: Free Community Walk-In Meals and they are as the name implies FREE, no strings attached. We serve these meals in conjuntion with Faith Mission of Elkhart county and love the relationship that we have built with them to be able to serve these meals in Nappanee. YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO COME TO ANY OR ALL MEALS.

Here at Nappanee Church you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on Loving God and Loving Others
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age

 

Contact Information

Byrl Shaver

301 Mack Drive
Nappanee, Indiana 46550
Phone 5747734044
Mobile 5743335233
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Regular Schedule

  • Bulletin

Sunday

  • Sunday School
    – 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Worship
    – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Monday

  • Free Community Walk-In Meals
    – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Wednesday

  • Bible Study
    – 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Thursday

  • Free Community Walk-In Meals
    – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Announcements

  • Bulletin

    ­­­­­ Nappanee Church of the Brethren

    Continuing the work of Jesus peacefully, simply, together.

    “No Judgments, JUST JESUS!”

    November 22, 2020

    10:00 a.m. Worship

    Thanksgiving Sunday

     

    Praise Music

    Welcome and Announcements                             

     

    Call To Worship: (Response reading)

    God is great, and greatly to be praised! We thank you, God, for families and friends. We thank you for the warmth of kitchens, quilts and good neighbors. We thank you, God, for newborn kittens and faithful dogs, for pine trees and sunlight and crisp, clear air. We thank you, God, for the sound of laughter and the touch of love, for brand new mornings and for dreams held close. Come into God's presence with thanksgiving--make a joyful noise to God with songs of praise! Amen.
    * Hymn:       “Come Ye Thankful People”  # 94

     

    Morning Offering

    Offering Prayer: (Homiletics Online)

    Thanks be to thee, O God, for all good gifts, and especially for thy inexpressible gift of the Lord Jesus. Help us, O Lord, to see wherein we have been blessed, and to be a blessing to others. Amen.

    Prayer Needs and Morning Prayer

    Abundant Provider, joyful Creator, you bless us with the gifts from the earth and you spread out goodness enough for all to share. Bend our knees and fill our hearts with gratitude. Open our hands so each may know the abundant providence of our loving God. Touch our lips so that we may praise you and taste the wonder of sun and rain transformed into life-giving food. Abundant Provider, you are gracious to us and bless us. May all people praise you. Amen.
    Scripture                         Psalm 100  

    Message:                        “Thanksgiving 2020”      Pastor Byrl Shaver

    *Hymn:                  “Give Thanks”   

    *Benediction

    *Closing Praise Song

    *Postlude

    (*)=Please stand as you are able.

     

     

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    REMEMBER IN PRAYER

    Kenny Grimm, Laura Rhoades, Lillibel Ellis, Lou Ann Pippen, Sarah Morckel, Roger Hamsher, Kendall Anglemyer, Tod Schmucker. Ron & Gloria Mason, Noma Miller

     

     

    Thankful

    I AM THANKFUL FOR YOU!

    Gratitude frames OUR days throughout the entire year. Our gratitude expands to all things, so we let our thoughts of thanks radiate out to bless everything in our life.

    As we give thanks for the love of family and friends, our circle of loving relationships enlarges to allow for even more expressions of love and deeper satisfaction. We give thanks for our little successes as well as our big ones, and we open the way for new, greater ventures and expanding supply. We give thanks for clarity of thought and notice that our peace of mind deepens. We give thanks for the divine activity within our bodies and minds and feel renewed and revitalized. As our day winds to a close, We take time to appreciate and celebrate each moment of the day that has touched our hearts.

    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.—Psalm 23:6

     

    Mondays and Thursdays: FREE MEALS supplied by Faith Mission of Elkhart County. 5pm until 6pm or the food runs out. NO MEALS THURSDAY.

     

    FCDC will be moving to their new location on November 30. Please keep the transition in your prayers!

     

    Bible Study 7pm on Wednesdays by Zoom. It is great!

     

    Ad Board has called a Congregational Business Meeting on December 6th immediately following worship.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Bulletin 11.15.20

    ­­­­­ Nappanee Church of the Brethren

    Continuing the work of Jesus peacefully, simply, together.

    “No Judgments, JUST JESUS!”

    November 15, 2020

    10:00 a.m. Worship

     

    Praise Music

    Welcome and Announcements                             

     

    Call To Worship: (Response reading)

    God instructs us to be joyful always. We pray continually in spite of mounting odds. We give thanks in all circumstances. We trust God's will for us even amid uncertainty. We put on the armor of faith and love. The hope of salvation is our helmet. The Lord has heard our cries. We stand firm in the knowledge that nothing can separate us from all that God desires to give us.

    * Hymn:       “Here In This Place”  #6

     

    Morning Offering

    Offering Prayer: (Homiletics Online)

    We bring our gifts and our lives to be blest by the spirit of God. May all that we bring be a sign and witness of our love and devotion to this church. As we offer these gifts, may our lives be renewed and may our church become even more a witness of the Good News of Jesus Christ. Amen.

    Prayer Needs and Morning Prayer

    As we enter into this time of prayer, O God, we offer our gratitude that you are always present to us. Instill in us a desire to listen to others. Help us listen with open hearts and open minds, that people might feel safe in our presence. Instill in us a spirit of serenity that others might feel accepted in your nonjudgmental grace. Free us from the tendency to label people and ideas, and allow us instead to lean into compassion and kindness. In the stillness of these moments, we acknowledge the times when we have been less than kind, loving and open. Thank you for never banning us from your presence, loving God; help us so to love and accept others. Amen.


    Scripture                         Judges 4:1-7

    Message:                        “There Ain’t No I In Team!”     Pastor Byrl Shaver

    *Hymn:                  “Here I Am, Lord”        #395

    *Benediction

    *Closing Praise Song

    *Postlude

    (*)=Please stand as you are able.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    REMEMBER IN PRAYER

    Kenny Grimm, Laura Rhoades, Lillibel Ellis, Lou Ann Pippen, Sarah Morckel, Roger Hamsher, Kendall Anglemyer, Tod Schmucker. Ron & Gloria Mason, Noma Miller

     

     

    Cooperation

    LET’S JOIN IN A SPIRIT OF LOVE AND COOPERATION WITH ALL PEOPLE.

    Nature teaches us the value of cooperation. When you see bees in a hive producing honey, ants working tirelessly to accomplish their task, and animals instinctively teaming to care for their young, you are witnessing natural collaboration.

    What a wonderful lesson as we remember we live in partnership with all beings. We embrace our spirit of cooperation and love. We remember that beyond our differences, lies the truth that we are one, sharing this space and time on our beautiful planet.

    Let’s envision all people working together for the common good. Through our collective prayers, we can create a better world with God’s help.

    As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain.—2 Corinthians 6:1

     

    Mondays and Thursdays: FREE MEALS supplied by Faith Mission of Elkhart County. 5pm until 6pm or the food runs out.

     

    FCDC will be moving to their new location on November 30. Please keep the transition in your prayers!

     

    Operation Christmas Child will receive boxes from November 16-23 at the Grace Point Presbyterian church.

     

    Bible Study on Wednesdays indoor or by Zoom? Let Pastor Byrl know of your preference!

     

    Ad Board: December special meeting after worship

  • Bulletin 11-08-20

    ­­­­­ Nappanee Church of the Brethren

    Continuing the work of Jesus peacefully, simply, together.

    “No Judgments, JUST JESUS!”

    November 8, 2020

    10:00 a.m. Worship

     

    Praise Music

    Welcome and Announcements                             

     

    Call To Worship: (Response reading)

    O God, author of eternal light, lead us in our worshipping this day: that our lips may praise you, our lives may bless you, and our meditations glorify you, through Christ our Lord. AMEN.

    * Hymn:       “O God, our help in ages past”  #328

     

    Morning Offering

    Offering Prayer: (Homiletics Online)

    The Lord is our Shepherd, we shall not want. As we live in such a faith, may we be empowered to share our resources in a most generous way. May we learn the joys of giving as well as receiving. Amen. The Lord is our Shepherd, we shall not want. As we live in such a faith, may we be empowered to share our resources in a most generous way. May we learn the joys of giving as well as receiving. Amen.

     

    Prayer Needs and Morning Prayer

    God Almighty, we ask for healthy, thriving relationships between neighbors. We pray different cultures will be able to understand and care for one another in our neighborhood. We pray that the diversity of your people will be celebrated by all neighbors, just as you affirm and love each one of us.


    Scripture                         Joshua 24:15-16   

    Message:                        “A Change Of Mind”      Pastor Byrl Shaver

    *Hymn:                  “How Can I Keep From Singing!”    (https://youtu.be/VLPP3XmYxXg)         

    *Benediction

    *Closing Praise Song

    *Postlude

    (*)=Please stand as you are able.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    REMEMBER IN PRAYER

    Kenny Grimm, Laura Rhoades, Lillibel Ellis, Lou Ann Pippen, Sarah Morckel, Roger Hamsher, Kendall Anglemyer, Tod Schmucker. Ron & Gloria Mason, Noma Miller, Lois Losee

     

     

     

     

    Daily Word For Sunday:

    You are a spiritual being, created in the image and likeness of God, and as such, you have creative power. All things are possible through the power of God within, and prayer is an affirmation of those potentialities.

    While we cannot control the events or people around us, we can manage how we think and feel about them and how we respond. When we pray for others, we do so not to control or change them, but to trust the spirit of God within them.

    When we pray for others, we consciously utilize my innate creative power. We see the good in the people we pray for, and we affirm their divine potential for love, joy, peace, abundance, and health. When we pray for others in this way, we respond lovingly to life.

    Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.—1 Thessalonians 5:11

     

    Mondays and Thursdays: FREE MEALS supplied by Faith Mission of Elkhart County. 5pm until 6pm or the food runs out.

     

    FCDC will be moving to their new location on November 30. Please keep the transition in your prayers!

     

    Operation Christmas Child will receive boxes from November 16-23 at the Grace Point Presbyterian church.

     

    Commission Meetings: November 10 6:30pm

     

    Bible Study on Wednesdays: by ZOOM 6-7pm

     

    Ad Board: November 24 6:30pm

  • Indoor Worship Resumes

    We will resume worship in the sanctuary September 13, 2020 10am!

    Outdoor worship, FM broadcast from your car and Facebook service will still be available.

    We ask that you social distance and do any greeting with one another outdoors. As per Elkhart County health orders, facemasks should be worn inside.

    We are only open for Religious purposes at this time.

  • Bulletin

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    ­­­­­ Nappanee Church of the Brethren

    Continuing the work of Jesus peacefully, simply, together.

    “No Judgments, JUST JESUS!”

    November 1, 2020

    10:00 a.m. Worship

     

    Praise Music

    Welcome and Announcements                                     

     

    Call To Worship: (Response reading)

    "Behold, I stand at the door and knock," says the Lord. "If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in."
    Let us open the door and invite the Lord into our hearts and into our lives as we gather for worship and lift our voices in praise!

    * Hymn:       “For All The Saints”  #636

     

    Morning Offering

    Offering Prayer: (Homiletics Online)

    The Lord is our Shepherd, we shall not want. As we live in such a faith, may we be empowered to share our resources in a most generous way. May we learn the joys of giving as well as receiving. Amen. The Lord is our Shepherd, we shall not want. As we live in such a faith, may we be empowered to share our resources in a most generous way. May we learn the joys of giving as well as receiving. Amen.

     

    Prayer Needs and Morning Prayer

    We remember the great ancestors of our faith, from Abraham and Sarah, to Paul and Phoebe:
    Ancestors of the faith, we remember you.


    We remember the prophets and priests, the ministers and teachers who have taught us the way of God:
    Teachers of the faith, we remember you.


    We remember our grandparents and parents, aunts and uncles, those who have gone before us in our lifetime:
    Family of our faith, we remember you.


    We lift up the memories of children and grandchildren, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives and parents whose lives ended too soon:
    Those close in our heart, we remember you.


    We lift up to You, O God, the names of those we have lost in this past year from our lives, knowing that they are with Your heart forever. As we read these names, we will pause after every name to remember, pray, and give thanks for their life.


    Names of the lives being celebrated.


    We celebrate the lives of those we have named, O God, and lift up many more names in our hearts.


    Family of God, we remember you, and we honor you. We know you are with us in the spirit of worship, and you will not be forgotten.


    We give thanks, O God, for all who have gone on to join with You beyond this life. We trust in the hope of resurrection and the promise of new life in Christ, and know that in our grief and celebration, O God, You are with us through it all, and we are not left alone. In the name of Christ, in whom love lives forever, we pray. Amen.


    Scripture                                  Revelation 7:9-17        

    Message:                                  “Thanking God”           Pastor Byrl Shaver

    Communion

    *Hymn:                         “Highest Praise”                    

    *Benediction

    *Closing Praise Song

    *Postlude

    (*)=Please stand as you are able.

     

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