Sunday, February 19, 2017


Opening Words and Prayer

Gathering Hymns:  “Just a closer walk with thee” STJ# 106

     “There is a balm in Gilead” HWB # 627


Hearing the word

Children's Story: Anita

Hymn: “Built on the rock” HWB # 309

Good News in Outreach:  Anita & Hannah

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

Scripture:  1 Corinthians 3:5-23

Sermon:  “A sense of belonging”

Responding to the word

Hymn of Response: “How firm a foundation” HWB # 567

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering 

Closing Hymn: “The Lord life you up”  STJ # 73



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.



Belonging to Christ—being a community where the Spirit belongs. 



Pastor:  Dave Nickel

Worship Leader:  Holly Rocole

Music Leader:  Julie Schlegel, and Jennifer & Thad Miller

Nursery:  Glen & Tammy Riedel

Nursery Next Sunday:  Jay & Becky Waegli

Next Children's Story:  Laura Nickel

February’s Drivers:  Byron Rahn

February’s Greeters       

Snack Next Sunday:  Chili Cook-off



Sunday Prayer Time:  9:15 am Room #2

Sunday, Feb 19:  NO POTLUCK

Wednesday, Feb 22:  “Mennotenna” 7pm @ Jon & Janet’s

Wednesday, Feb 22:  “Group #2”7pm @ Dave & Sheri’s

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

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

Sunday, March 12:  POTLUCK and Youth Auction

Sunday, March 19:  Joe Sawatsky from MMN to speak

Sunday, March 26:  POTLUCK & Shower for Jeremy and Julie

March 31-April 1:  Nebraska MCC Sale – Aurora, NE

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


Record for February 12

59 - Attendance


Sunday School

Library:  Adult Group – Uniform Series

Room # 1:  Adult Group – Sermon Discussion

Room # 6:  Adult Group – Starting something new

Nursery:  Preschool

Room # 8:  Grades K-2

Room # 7:  Grades 3-8

Room # 4:  Grades 9-12



 NEIGHBOR – Outreach commission is ordering "We're glad you're our neighbor" yard signs (designed by a Mennonite in Virginia). Please talk to/email Pastor Dave if you'd like to purchase one ($10 payable to FMC). They should be available by February 19th.


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.


TUESDAY - The first of a series of three “Tuesdays with Dave” Webinars is coming soon!  This series will focus on how the life and message of our churches can be infused with grace, joy and peace in a world seeking hope.  Join us on Tuesday, February 28, at 7 pm for the first teaching video “Witness in Exile: Longing for a Better Place.”


QUILTS FOR MCC SALE – Quilt entries for the Nebraska MCC Sale are due online by March 1st.  Quilts should be at the fairgrounds by 10am on Friday, March 30th.  Please contact Rhonda, Gordon, Kerm or Linda with questions.


RETREAT – A brochure and registration forms for Nebraska Mennonite Women's Retreat March 4-5 are on/near the bulletin board. Talk to Barb Schlegel for more info.


AUCTION - The Youth Group will hold an auction after potluck March 12 as a fundraiser for convention.  Would you consider donating items such as household items, crafts, baked goods, certificates, such as snow shoveling, babysitting, other services? And get ready to bid!


INVITE – We will be hosting conscientious objector appreciation during and after worship on April 23.  If you have friends and/or family you would like us to formally thank and invite, please talk to Pastor Dave.


DAILY BREAD – a new copy of this devotional is ready for pickup in the fellowship hall.


PRAYER REQUEST - In this time of upheaval where immigration is concerned, pray that the religious worker visa for Pastor Max Villatoro will be approved so that he can return to his family and leadership position at Torre Fuerte.


COINS COUNT – Start saving your coins and pocket changes to donate at the MCC Sale!