Sunday, March 12, 2017


Opening Words and Prayer

Gathering Hymns: “Come walk with us” STJ # 2

     “When we walk with the Lord” HWB # 544


Hearing the word

Children's Story: Wanda Stauffer

Hymn: “Spirit Song” screen

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

Scripture 1 Corinthians 10:14-11:1

Sermon: “Open”

Responding to the word

Hymn of Response: “Awake my soul” HWB # 609

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering

Closing Hymn: “Go Now in Peace” HWB # 429


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.



When we eat and fellowship together, we open our lives to one another and become one body.



Pastor:  Dave Nickel

Worship Leader:  Dave Nitzsche

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

Nursery:  Dallas & Barb Schlegel

Nursery Next Sunday:  Dave & Laura Nickel

Next Children's Story:  Wanda Stauffer

March’s Drivers:  Thad & Jennifer Miller

March’s Greeters:

Snack Next Sunday:



Sunday Prayer Time:  9:15 am Room #2

Today:  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 19:  Youth Group Movie Night - Stauffers @ 5pm

Wed, March 22:  “Small Group #2” @ R&W Stauffer 7pm

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 March 5

54 - Attendance

$ 1,475 - Offering

$ 20,418 - Year To Date Offering

$ 21,460 - Year To Date Budget

$ 200 - Scholarship Fund Balance

$ 2,003 - Youth Fund Balance

$ 391 - Sharing Fund Balance


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 TODAY as a fundraiser for convention. Please stay and see what fantastic items you could go home with!


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


WEDDING SHOWER – There will be a POTLUCK/WEDDING SHOWER on March 26 after the service to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Jeremy and Julie. If you wish to give a gift, they are registered at Target, Bed Bath Beyond, and Ten Thousand Villages, or you can help fund their honeymoon.


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)


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


MOVIE – The Youth Group is invited for a Movie Night at Rick and Wanda Stauffers. Sunday, March 19, 5:00pm. Come for food, watch a faith-based movie and discuss.


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.


PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for the Tim, Margie Mejia Caraballo and Sid Burkey who will be gathering for the Constituency Leaders Council in Elkhart, IN next weekend. Also pray for Dave Boshart has he leads these meetings.


ROOM TO RENT - Charlene Jansing, a friend of Jim and Carol and Rick and Wanda, is looking for a room to rent. If you have one available or know of someone who might, please let them know.