Sunday, July 30, 2017


Opening Words and Prayer

Gathering Hymns:  “Halle, halle, halleluiah”          STJ # 17

                “Lord, listen to your children”     HWB # 353


Birthday Offering

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

Sermon: “Joined”

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


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



 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.

Romans 12:12