Sunday, January 29, 2017


Opening Words and Prayer

Gathering Hymns:      “All people that on earth do dwell” # 42

     “Dear Lord and Father of mankind” # 523


Birthday Offering

Hearing the word

Children's Story: Sheri Nitzsche

Hymn: “Beneath the cross of Jesus”    # 250

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

Scripture:  1 Cor 1:18-2:5

Sermon: “Status and meaning”

Responding to the word

Hymn of Response: “In the cross of Christ I glory” # 566

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering 

Sending Hymn: “Forth in thy name”  # 415



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.



Our bodies find meaning and status in participation in the body of the crucified Christ.



Pastor:  Dave Nickel

Worship Leader:  Laura Nickel

Music Leader:  Jeanette Harder

Nursery:  Steve & Angela Nitzsche

Nursery Next Sunday:  Glen & Tammy Riedel

Next Children's Story : 

February’s Drivers:  Byron Rahn

February’s Greeters: 

Snack Next Sunday:  Thad & Jennifer Miller, and Julie Schlegel



Sunday Prayer Time:  9:15 am Room #2

Tonight:  Quilt Workday @ 6 pm

Wednesday, Feb 1:  “Mennotenna” at 7 pm @ Miller's

Thursday, Feb 2:  “Thursday Group” at 7 pm @ Brubacher’s

Saturday, Feb 4:  Soup swap at 3:30 pm @ Nickel’s

Sunday, Feb 5:  Jim & Carol present Good News in Outreach

Sunday, Feb 5:  College Age Super Bowl Party @ 5:30 pm

Saturday, Feb 11:  Library Party @ Church

Sunday, Feb 12:  Pulpit swap with Seth Miller (Bethesda MC)

Wednesday, Feb 15:  All Church Small Group

Sunday, Feb 26:  2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off

Marcy 4-5:  Women’s Retreat in Aurora, NE

March or April:  Youth Fundraiser Auction

Sunday, March 19:  Joe Sawatsky from MMN to speak

Sunday, March 19:  Wedding Shower for Jeremy and Julie

Sunday, April 23:  Conscientious Objector "Thank you" service


Record for January 22

81:  Attendance

$ 2,864:  Offering

$ 1,785:  Building Fund Offering from Annual Meeting

$ 8,584:  Year To Date Budget

$ 7,396:  Year To Date Offering


Sunday School

Library:  Adult Group – Uniform Series

Room # 1:  Adult Group – Sermon Discussion

Room # 6? :  Adult Group - Overplayed

Nursery:  Preschool

Room # 8:  Grades K-2

Room # 7:  Grades 3-8

Room # 4:  Grades 9-12



WORK DAY- Keep an eye out for upcoming workdays for projects to send to the MCC Sale. We are brainstorming/soliciting craft and woodworking projects for our congregation to work on together. 


WEDDING SHOWER – There will be a POTLUCK/WEDDING SHOWER on March 19 after the service to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Jeremy and Julie.  They are registered at Target, Bed Bath Beyond, and Ten Thousand Villages, or you can help fund their honeymoon.


GET TOGETHER - Barb and Dallas are hosting a Super Bowl gathering for our college-aged sisters and brothers: Sunday, February 5 around 5:30 pm.


RETREAT - A brochure and registration forms for Nebraska Mennonite Women's Retreat - March 4 & 5, 2017 are on the bulletin board.  The speaker, Sue Steider Miller, will be presenting sessions on the topic, "Experiencing the Journey". Talk to Barb for more info. 


CHILI COOK-OFF – Bring your best chili and join us for the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off on February 26 right after church.  There will be prizes for Judges Choice in several categories, and we will also award People’s Choice.  Please sign up to bring your favorite.  There will be a free-will offering to the Youth Group for their 2017 conference trip to Florida this summer.  Remember, potluck lunch on the third Sunday of February.  BRING A FRIEND TO CHURCH AND STAY FOR THE CHILI COOK-OFF!!!


SHHH!!! It's a library party! All are invited Saturday, February 11, at 10:30 a.m. to help whip the shelves into shape. Come get down with Dewey Decimal! See Kathy Haake for more info.


AUCTION - Look around your house now for GREAT stuff that people would want. The Youth Group will hold an auction after potluck sometime in March or April as a fundraiser for convention. Bring things like household items, crafts, baked goods, certificates (snow shoveling, babysitting, other services) and any nice stuff that you don't need anymore. And get ready to bid!!!