Sunday, August 13, 2017

Opening words and prayer
Opening songs: My soul is filled with joy STJ # 13
If you believe and I believe STJ #32
hearing the word
Children's Story – Carol Knieriem
Sermon Hymn: When we walk with the Lord HWB #544
(Pre-K and younger children are dismissed to the nursery)
Scripture Romans 10:5-15
Sermon: "Loyalty"
responding to the word
Hymn of Response: I know not why God's wondrous HWB #338
Sharing and Prayer
Commissioning HWB #795
Tithes and Offering
Closing Hymn: Heart with loving heart united HWB #420

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.

The confession "Jesus is Lord" tangles up our religious and political worlds and somehow simplifies our disjointed lives.


Pastor Dave Nickel
Worship Leader Rick Stauffer
Music Leader Jennifer Miller & Julie Schlegel Youngs
Nursery Dallas & Barb Schlegel
Nursery Next Sunday Laura Nickel
Next Children's Story Nancy Peters
August's Drivers Jay & Becky Waegli
August's Greeters Jay & Becky Waegli
Snack Next Sunday Potluck

Sunday Prayer Time 9:15 am Room #2
August 20 Rod Hollinger-Janzen Sunday school, Josh Janzen preaching, 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 august 6
67 Attendance
$ 1,350 Offering
$300Scholarship fund
$366 Sharing Fund
$1,274 Youth Fund
$ 68,672 YTD Budget
$ 63,644 YTD Offering
-$ 5,027 YTD Deficit

sunday school
Library Adult Group – Uniform Series
Room # 1 Adult Group – Confession of Faith
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 working together to offer an all-church study ("Upside Down Living: Sharing Faith Stories") beginning in September and encourage everyone to join in. We are asking all small groups to participate and possibly have others join for the 6 lessons. We propose the groups meet Sept. 13, 27; Oct. 11, 25; Nov. 8, 15 and an all-church wrap-up on Nov. 29. There may be a small group meeting Sunday afternoons and some sermons and worship activities will be coordinated as well. We are excited about this all-church event!


SMALL GROUPS - If you're interested in joining a small group for the all-church study or other reasons, please talk to Sheri N (chair of nurture) or one of the elders: Wade, Wanda, or Dallas.
"The church is to be God's caring community. A caring community becomes more concrete in small groups of twelve or less." --Palmer Becker


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.


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.


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.