Sunday, March 5, 2017


Opening Words and Prayer

Gathering Hymns:  “Praise the Lord, sing Hallelujah”  HMB # 50

     “I will call upon the Lord”  screen


Hearing the word

Children's Story: Stan Harder

Hymn: “Create in me a clean heart”  screen

     “Holy, Holy”  screen

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

Scripture:  1 Corinthians 8

Sermon:  “Undefiled”

Responding to the word

Hymn of Response: “The glory of these 40 days”  HMB # 225

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering 

Closing Hymn: “Send forth in Thy name”  HMB # 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.



While it may seem unnecessarily burdensome, God calls the church into/onto edges to liberate us from idols.



Pastor:  Dave Nickel

Worship Leader:  Dave Nitzsche

Music Leader:  Jon Stanton, Wanda Stauffer, & Jon Harder

Nursery:  Tracy & Holly Rocole

Nursery Next Sunday:  Dallas & Barb Schlegel

Next Children's Story :  Jolene Boshart

March’s Drivers:  Thad & Jennifer Miller

March’s Greeters             

Snack Next Sunday:  Jolene Boshart & Beverly Kettleson



Sunday Prayer Time:  9:15 am Room #2

Tuesday, March 7:  Tuesday’s with Dave II at 7pm

Sunday, March 12:  POTLUCK and Youth Auction

Tuesday, March 14:  Tuesday’s with Dave III at 7pm

Wed, March 15:  MCC School Kit sewing night 6-8pm

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 appreciation service


Record for February 26

70 - Attendance

$ 742 - Youth Free Will Offering from Chili-Cookoff

$ 3,159 - Offering

$ 18,943 - Year To Date Offering

$ 19,314 - Year To Date Budget


Sunday School

Library:  Adult Group – Uniform Series

Room # 1:  Adult Group – Sermon Discussion

Room # 6:  Adult Group

Nursery:  Preschool

Room # 8:  Grades K-2

Room # 7:  Grades 3-8

Room # 4:  Grades 9-12



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? Bring your family and friends and get ready to bid!


SCHOOL KIT BAGS – Please come to help put together our School Kit Bags on March 15th.  Bring your sewing machines, irons, scissors, and your warm bodies!  Everyone can help out with this project.  Snacks will be provided!


NEIGHBOR – "We're glad you're our neighbor" yard signs are still available.  Please talk to Pastor Dave if you'd like to purchase one. ($10 payable to FMC)


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 email Pastor Dave their address by March 10th.


TUESDAY – The second “Tuesday with Dave” (not our Pastor Dave) will be 3/7. Please watch the teaching video (about 30 minutes) in advance, then meet to discuss and participate in the webinar at 7p on 3/7. This series focuses on how the life and message of our churches can be infused with grace, joy and peace in a world seeking hope.  


SPEAKER - Joe Sawatzky will be here March 19th  to talk about Mennonite Mission Network and related things. 


PRAYER REQUEST - Prayer for the Mennonite Education and Health leaders of Mennonite Church USA who will be gathering in Jacksonville, FL for the annual convention.