Sunday, October 1, 2017



     Cornerstone  screen

     “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less”  HWB #343

Opening Words and Prayer

Praise songs:

     “Praise the Name of Jesus”  screen

     “As We Gather”  screen



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Marvin Gerritse


     Exodus 2:23-25  

     Exodus 3:1-15

     Exodus 4:10-17  

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

Sermon:  “Stories”


Responding to the word

Song of Response: 

     “The God of Abraham Praise”  HWB #162

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering 

Communion Preparation


Sending Song: 

     “Time now to gather”  screen




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.



We learn who God is through stories of covenant relationship. 



Pastor:  Dave Nickel

Worship Leader:  Jay Waegli

Music Leader:  Laura Nickel & Wanda Stauffer

Nursery:  Brett  & Mary Stauffer

Nursery Next Sunday:  Wade & Lisa Thiessen

Next Children's Story:  Stan Harder

October Drivers:  Anita Breckbill

October Greeters:  Chad & Kathy Boshart

Snack Next Sunday:  Kerm & Linda Wenger



Sunday Prayer Time:  9:15 am Room #2

Sunday, October 1:  World Communion Sunday

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

Wednesday, Oct 4:  “Menotenna” @ 6:30 at Village Inn

October 6-7:  Habitat for Humanity roof project

Sunday, Oct 8:  CROP Walk 1:30 pm

Sunday, Oct 8:  Friendship Home “Safe Quarters”

Wednesday, Oct 11:  “Menotenna” @ 6:30 at the Millers

Sunday, Oct 15:  MDS-focused Sunday School


Record for September 24

67 - Attendance

$ 2,185 - Offering

$ 681 - Foster Care Closet

$ 83,694 - YTD Budget

$ 77,308 - YTD Offering

- $ 6,386 - YTD Deficit


Sunday School

Library - Adult Group – Uniform Series

Room # 1 - Adult Group – Sermon Discussion

Room # 6 - Adult Group – Uniform Series – Take 2

Nursery - Preschool

Room # 8 - Grades K-2

Room # 7 - Grades 3-8

Room # 4 - Grades 9-12



THANK YOU from the Burkey family for the very nice memorial for Jerry & for all the work everyone did to make the barn/shed something he would be happy to have done in his honor- Gary for the blueprint & seeing that it was done exactly like the plan! We appreciate all of First Mennonites support the past 2& 1/2 years.
Susan & family


MDS - Wayne Stucky, regional co-director of Mennonite Disaster Service (and Wade and Tammy's uncle) will be with us on 10/15. He will teach be preaching and lead adult Sunday school for those interested in MDS's many present activities.


2017 Annual Nebraskans for Peace Conference at Trinity United Methodist on 10-28 at 9am.

2017 International Peacemaker, Nora Carmi will share EXPERIENCES OF A PALESTINIAN CHRISTIAN: OPPRESSION AND HOPE FOR PEACE at Creighton University on 10-4 at 7pm.


ONLINE BULLETINS – Save paper and view today’s bulletin online by visiting


CROP WALK - Next Sunday, October 8, several of us will be participating in the CROP walk at 1:30p. Talk to Garry or myself if you're interested in participating (or sponsoring a participant).


FMC will be roofing the Habitat faith build on Friday afternoon (and possibly Saturday morning). Please talk to Dallas, Wade, or myself for more information.


BUILDING FUND - To our goal of $30,000 over the next 3 years we have received pledges of $3000 so far. Please continue to pray and consider how you can help or who you can reach out to in regards to our debt reduction commitments. We have a goal of $10,000 a year in new commitments above and beyond our regular giving in order to eliminate our mortgage balance by the end of 2019. Additional copies of the debt reduction letter and commitment cards are located in the top right mailbox. Pledge cards can be dropped in the offering plate or the treasurer's mailbox.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - We invite you to pray and fast for the Max and Gloria Villatoro family. We are very sorry to report that Max's visa application was denied yesterday morning. Please join us in praying for comfort and guidance for the Villatoros.


2017 Theme Verse

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

Romans 12:12