Sunday, May 21, 2017


Opening Words and Prayer

Opening Hymns: “Joyful, joyful we adore Thee” HWB # 71

     “Just a closer walk with Thee”     STJ # 10


Tithes and Offering 

Hearing the word

Children's Story: Jolene Boshart

Prayer of blessing

Hymn: “Here I am, Lord”  HWB # 395

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

Scripture  Acts 17:16-34

Sermon:  “Incomplete images”

Responding to the word

Hymn of Response: “I saw the light”  screen

Communion prep and communion

Sharing and Prayer

Closing Hymn: “The Lord lift 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.



Our images of our selves get in the way of groping for and finding God who is both near and far off.



Pastor:  Dave Nickel

Worship Leader:  Wanda Stuaffer

Music Leader:  Julie, Jennifer, & Thad

Nursery:  Tracy & Holly Rocole

Nursery Next Sunday:  Dallas & Barb Schlegel

Next Children's Story:  Laura Nickel

May’s Drivers:  Tim & Rachel Balzer

May’s Greeters:  Kevin & Kathy Haake

Snack Next Sunday:  Stan & Jeanette Harder



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Saturday, June 3 - Shed raising/FMC workday

Sunday, June 4 - Bowling at Parkway Lanes @ 2:30pm

Sunday, June 11 - Dave Boshart preaching

June 15-18 - CPMC in Sioux Falls

June 21 - FMC men's outing: Royals game

July 4-8 - MCUSA convention in Orlando

July 10-12 - VBS at FMC


Record for May 14

61 - Attendance

$ 2,262 - Offering

$ 40,222 - Year To Date Offering

$ 42,920 - Year To Date Budget


Sunday School

Library - Adult Group – Uniform Series

Room # 1 - Adult Group – Sermon Discussion

Room # 6 - Adult Group – The Gospel Next Door

Nursery - Preschool

Room # 8 - Grades K-2

Room # 7 - Grades 3-8

Room # 4 - Grades 9-12



VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be July 10-12, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at FMC. Sign-up sheets will be available at church on Sunday for children attending and volunteers. Please contact the VBS Committee (Doug, Rachel, Jennifer) if any questions.


FUTURE ACTIVITIES - Sunday, June 4, come for bowling at parkway lanes on 48th and Van Dorn at 2:30 PM. Also coming this summer is a picnic at Bethany Park-time and date to be announced later.  September, we will also be having our Harvest Party and the Boshart Farm.


SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL teachers are needed. Please contact Wanda Stauffer if you can take a Sunday or two to teach kids or youth. It's a great way to get to know the kids, share your gifts or try something new.


CONFERENCE - You could win an all expenses paid trip to beautiful Sioux Falls, SD. Central Plains Mennonite Conference Annual Meeting is there June 15-18. The speaker is Megan Good.  While everyone at First Mennonite is welcome to register and attend, one additional delegate is needed to join Dave Nickel and Stan Harder at this year's event. And yes, First Mennonite will pay your expenses!  Contact Dave or Stan for more information. Any FMC'er over the age of 15 can win.


FMC CONGRATULATES OUR GRADUATES - Please join us for receptions for:

  Kaspar Haake on Saturday, May 27, from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

  Noah Thiessen on Saturday, May 27, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.


THANK YOU to all who donated time, food and items to the Youth garage sale/lunch/bake sale yesterday. We couldn't do it without YOU!


TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME - We are planning a men's outing to Kansas City on Wednesday, June the 21st to see the Kansas City Royals host the Boston Red Sox.  The game is planned for a 1:15 PM start.  We will travel home after the ball game.  Please let Rick Stauffer know if you are interested in attending by the end of May.  We will need to purchase group tickets in early June. Come enjoy the ball game and feel free to invite a friend.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Central Plains Partner in Mission Ted Lewis requests that we pray for his new ministry initiative, the Agape Peace Center in Duluth. See www.agapepeacecenter.com. Pray that the right people will be drawn to the peace education events and be moved not only at the head level but the heart level.