Opening Words and Prayer
Gathering Hymns: “Halle, halle, halleluiah” STJ # 17
“Lord, listen to your children” HWB # 353
Hearing the word
Children’s Story – Sheri Nitzsche
Hymn: “To God be the glory” HWB # 102
(Pre-K and younger children are dismissed to the nursery)
Scripture Romans 8:26-39
Responding to the word
Hymn of Response: “In your sickness” HWB # 585
Sharing and Prayer
Tithes and Offering
Closing Hymn: “Bwana awabariki” HWB # 422
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.
Because of who God is, suffering can’t separate us; rather, sometimes it even unites us.
Pastor - Dave Nickel
Worship Leader - Jeanette Harder
Music Leader - Jeremy & Julie Youngs
Nursery - Jay & Becky Waegli
Nursery Next Sunday - Tracy & Holly Rocole
Next Children's Story
August’s Drivers - Jay & Becky Waegli
August’s Greeters - Jay & Becky Waegli
Snack Next Sunday - Schlegel & Youngs
Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2
August 13 - Commissioning Service, Communion
August 20 - Back To School picnic/potluck
August 27 - Romans 12:12 themed service
Wed, August 30 - All church small group
Friday, Sept 1 - Sisters @ St. Marks 7pm
Saturday, Sept 16 - Neighborhood party
Sept 16-17 - Women’s Retreat at Swan Lake in Viborg, SD
Record for July 23
37 - Attendance
$ 1,532 - Offering 7/16
$ 2,077 - Offering 7/23
$ 167 - VBS Offering for MCC Water Project
$ 64,380 - YTD Budget
$ 59,932 - YTD Offering
- $ 4,447 - YTD Deficit
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
STUDY - The Nurture Commission and Elders are looking at a small group study that the entire church can do in the fall. Everyone will have opportunity to participate.
PHOTOS - Worship committee requests pictures/images which represent part/all of Romans 12:12 (our 2017 theme verse). We will display them and hope to make a PowerPoint slide show of these images for use in worship August 27. Please send me your submissions.
JOIN US - Get together with your girlfriends for an experience filled with laughter, storytelling and wisdom. Learn creative tools for celebrating the art of friendship and nurturing lasting relationships. The Wonderfully Made women's group is getting a group together for this event. Let Kathy Boshart know if you are interested in going with us on September 1st at 7:00 p.m. kboshart75 [at] gmail.com.
CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for those preparing for the next school year at Iowa Mennonite School, Kalona, Iowa, and Freeman Academy in Freeman, South Dakota.
UPDATE - Our existing FMC Directory has been posted on a white table in the fellowship hall. Please stop by and review it for needed updates to your address, telephone numbers, and email addresses.
Dear FMC family!
We are very excited today to receive a gift from you!! The message of Peace Love and Potluck surely touches our heart. Thank you very much for the lovely FMC coffee cup and cookbook (Moon's favorite). We miss you dearly. Keep us posted!
Moon and Kenneth Evans
Quarterly Theme Verse
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.