Sunday, January 1, 2017


Opening Words and Prayer

Gathering Hymns:  “O come all ye faithful”  HWB # 212

     “Joy to the world”  HWB # 318


Hearing the word

Children's Story: Doug Fast

Hymn: “To us a child of hope is born”   HWB # 189

(Pre-K and younger children are dismissed to the nursery)

Scripture:  Acts 12:1-17

Message:  Wanda Stauffer

Hymn: “Sweet hour of prayer”  HWB # 11 

Message:  Wade Thiessen

Responding to the word

Hymn of Response: “Lord, listen to your children praying”  HWB # 353

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering 

Sending Hymn: “God of grace and God of glory”  HWB # 366



Assisted listening devices and large print hymnals are available at the audio-visual desk.

The cry room has a speaker so you can continue to listen to the service if you need to step out of the sanctuary.



Envisioning the new year, reflecting on the past year.



Speakers:  Wanda Stauffer & Wade Thiessen

Worship Leader:  Sheri Nitzsche

Music Leader:  Jolene Boshart

Nursery:  Laura Nickel

Nursery Next Sunday:  Kevin & Kathy Haake

Next Children's Story :  Kathy Haake

January’s Drivers:  Julie Schlegel

January’s Greeters:        

Snack Next Sunday:       



Sunday Prayer Time:  9:15 am Room #2

Wednesday, Jan 18:  Annual Meeting with Soup Supper @ 6:30pm


Record for December 25

30:  Attendance

$ 2,913:  Offering 12/18

$ 820:  Offering 12/25

$ 1,353:  Mission Travel Fund

$ 110,656:  Year To Date Budget

$ 105,844:  Year To Date Offering

-$ 4,811:  Year To Date Deficit


Birthdays/ Anniversaries

There are not any birthday’s or anniversaries to celebrate this week, so find someone and wish them a Happy Un-Birthday!


Sunday School

Library:  Adult Group – Uniform Series

Room # 1:  Adult Group – Sermon Discussion

Room # 2:  Adult Group - Overplayed

Nursery:  Preschool

Room # 8:  Grades K-2

Room # 7:  Grades 3-8

Room # 4:  Grades 9-12



MEETING - Our annual meeting has been scheduled for 6:30 pm on Wednesday, January 18. Leadership board members will be providing soup, and we hope to start the meeting between 7 and 7:30.


FEELING CREATIVE? - Kathy Boshart, Tammy Riedel, and Pastor Dave Nickel are planning a few MCC sale project times.  They are brainstorming/soliciting craft, woodworking, and quilting projects for our congregation to work on together.  If you are interested in participating in one/some of these workdays/evenings, please talk to one of them soon. 


MISSION TRAVEL - Anita and Hannah Breckbill are planning to go with a group from the Central Plains Mennonite Conference on an Ecuador Partnership Learning and Fellowship Tour, January 7-19, 2017. The Mission Travel Fund will be assisting with their expenses, so, if you'd like to contribute, please write "mission travel fund" in the memo line on your check.


PRAYER REQUEST -  Pray for Shana Peachey Boshart, conference minister for Christian formation, as she begins a three-month sabbatical this week.  She will use the time for rest, practicing contemplative prayer and studying intercultural competence.


Thank you for joining us in worship this morning.  We trust that God has blessed you through this service.  May the peace of God be with you!


Next week we will read Matt 3:13-17 and Acts 10:34-43 and talk about baptizing Jesus.