Generosity Yields Joy - Bill Thornton

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Opening Words and Prayer

Opening songs: 

     “I’ve got peace like a river” on screen

     “The joy of the Lord is my strength”  on screen



Hearing the word

Children’s Story

     Wanda Stauffer


     “For the fruit of all creation”  HWB # 90

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


Scripture:  II Corinthians 9:6-11


Sermon:  “Generosity Yields Joy”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:

     “Lord, who dost love”  HWB # 387

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering 

Closing Hymn: 

     “The church of Christ in every age”  HWB # 403




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.



A generous spirit in life should impact our giving, serving and praying.  



Message - Bill Thornton

Worship Leader - Thad Miller

Music Leader - Jeanette Harder

Nursery - Steve & Angela Nitzsche

Nursery Next Sunday - Glen & Tammy Riedel

Next Children's Story  - Donna Yost

September Drivers - Jeremy & Julie Youngs

September Greeters - Dave & Sheri Nitzsche

Snack Next Sunday - POTLUCK



Sunday Prayer Time: 9:15 am Room #2

Sept 16-17: Women’s Retreat at Swan Lake in Viborg, SD

Sunday, Sept 17: Senior High Youth Kick-off - Stauffers at 6pm

Tuesday, Sept 19: Leadership Board at 7pm

Thursday, Sept 21: "Thursday" group @ Cooney's at 7pm

Sunday, October 1: Harvest Party @ Boshart’s at 5 pm


Record for September 10

53 - Attendance

$ 1,505 - Offering 9-3

$ 1,488 - Offering 9-10

$ 32 - Birthday Offering

$ 79,402 - YTD Budget

$ 73,241 - YTD Offering

- $ 6,161 - YTD Deficit


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




POTLUCK – With the neighborhood party on Sept 16th, we have moved the September potluck to Sept 24th, NOT the 17th. Please bring something other than dessert, as we will provide ice cream to accompany a shed dedication early afternoon.


HARVEST PARTY - The Church Fellowship Committee would like to invite you to the Boshart Pumpkin Patch for food, fun, and fellowship on Sunday October 1st 5-7:30 pm at the home of Chad & Kathy Boshart.  Each child/child at heart will pick a pumpkin to take home!  The church will provide hotdogs.  Please bring chairs for you and your family, and the following by last name: A-M:  Chips, N-R: Pop, S-Z: Cookies and Bars.


 LEADERSHIP BOARD will meet this Tuesday, September 19, at 7 PM. If you have anything you would like discuss, please contact Tim Balzer.


SENIOR HIGH YOUTH kick-off will be at Rick & Wanda Stauffer's on Sunday, September 17 at 6 p.m. Come out for a cook-out!


SHARING FUND – The Sharing Fund is available for those who need a little extra help.  We’ve been able to help with some recent requests, but now the balance is getting low.  You can always donate to this fund to help out by placing it in the offering plate, and noting it for the Sharing Fund.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST -     Pray for those leading and participating in the Central Plains fall women's retreat taking place this weekend at Swan Lake Christian Camp.


2017 Theme Verse

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Romans 12:12