Sunday, February 26, 2017


Opening Words and Prayer

Gathering Hymns:          

     “I will sing of the mercies of the Lord” (screen)

     “In moments like these” (screen)


Hearing the word

Children's Story: Laura Nickel

Hymn: “Holy, holy, holy”  HWB # 75

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

Scripture:  1 Corinthians 4

Sermon:  “Arrogance, ecotones, and MCC”

Responding to the word

Hymn of Response: “Lead me, Lord”  HWB # 528

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering 

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



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.



The Spirit shows us more life when we dwell on the edges.



Pastor:  Dave Nickel

Worship Leader:  Holly Rocole

Music Leader:  Jeanette Harder

Nursery:  Jay & Becky Waegli

Nursery Next Sunday:  Tracy & Holly Rocole

Next Children's Story :  Donna Yost

March’s Drivers:  Thad & Jennifer Miller

March’s Greeters           

Snack Next Sunday:  Nitzsche



Sunday Prayer Time:  9:15 am Room #2

Today:  2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off after church

Wednesday, March 1:  Project night at 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 19

70 - Attendance

$ 1,935 - Offering 2/12

$ 2,270 - Offering 2/19

$ 15,784 - Year To Date Offering

$ 17,168 - Year To Date Budget


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



CHILI COOK-OFF – Please stay after church today for the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off.  We will award prizes for Judges Choice in several categories, and we will also award People’s Choice.  There will be a free-will offering to the Youth Group for their 2017 conference trip to Florida this summer.


NEIGHBOR – Outreach commission has ordered "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 are available at church.


TUESDAY - The first of a series of three “Tuesdays with Dave” Webinars is coming this week!  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 or Gordon Brubacher, Kerm or Linda Wenger with questions.


PROJECT NIGHT – Come for some project/craft time to prepare for the youth auction and MCC sale. The event will be at the church the evening of 3/1 (with some snacks available). We know small group time is a priority, so we hope your groups can still meet in March as well.


RETREAT – The Nebraska Mennonite Women's Retreat is in Aurura on March 4-5. 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 members 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 - Pray for the outreach ministries of our conference congregations as they seek to offer grace, joy and peace to their neighbors.