Clean hearts

Sunday, October 22, 2017



     “Lord, I need You”  Matt Mahr

     “I need Thee every hour”  HWB # 555


Opening Words and prayer

Praise songs:

     “We have come to worship”  all on screen

     “We will glorify”       



Birthday Offering


Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Sheri Nitzsche

Old Testament Reading    Psalm 51:10-14


     “Create in me a clean heart”  screen

New Testament Reading    I Samuel 16:1-13

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

Message:  “Clean hearts”


Responding to the word

Song of Response: 

     “Savior, like a shepherd lead us”  HWB # 355


Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering 

Sending Song:

     “Gentle Shepherd, come and lead us”  HWB # 352





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.



Psalm 51:10-11 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me.


Verse for 2017

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

Romans 12:12



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Kathy Boshart

Music Leader - Sheri Nitzsche & Wanda Stauffer

Nursery - Tracy & Holly Rocole

Nursery Next Sunday - Dallas & Barb Schlegel

Next Children's Story - Laura Nickel

October Drivers - Anita Breckbill

October Greeters - Chad & Kathy Boshart

Snack Next Sunday - David & Kendra Wiebe



Sunday - Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Tuesday, Oct 24 - CMPC Webinar

Wednesday, Oct 25 - Menotenna @ Breckbill’s at 7 pm

Thursday, Oct 26 - Elders Meeting @ 5 pm

Thursday, Oct 26- “Thursday” group @ Brubacher’s at 7 pm

Sunday, Nov 5 - 1st Christmas Choir Practice @ 9am

Sunday, Nov 5- Youth Group Bowling

Nov 9-10 - MCC Meat Canning in Milford

11/10-12-6 - Gifts of Love collection

Sunday, Nov 19 - 2nd Christmas Choir Practice @ 9am

Nov 27-29 - MCC Meat Canning in Henderson

Nov 28 - CPMC Webinar

Dec 10 - FMC Christmas Program

Dec 24 - Worship at 9:30 followed by Potluch Brunch

Dec 24- Christmas eve service at 11:30p


Record for October 22

74 - Attendance


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




TEACHERS & LEADERS - It's the time of year when we ask each teacher and leader who works with children/youth to please read and sign our child protection policy. A copy can be found in the right-hand column of mailboxes. If you are a teacher/leader, please sign, date, and return (in the mailbox below the copies) the last page indicating you have read and will follow. Please speak with Carol, Rachel, or Ingrid with questions or concerns.


THE ELDERS meet monthly to pray, encourage, discuss and share. Our next meeting is Thursday, Oct. 26. If you have any concerns, please contact  Wade, Dallas, Wanda or Pastor Dave.


SEMINAR - Lucas Schulte's final seminar will be Thursdays 10/26. Please click here for a link to Lucas' series entitled "Jerusalem in Bible and archaeology". For more information, please email Lucas.


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


YOUTH GROUP - We will go bowling for a senior high youth group activity on Sunday, November 5. Time and place is yet to be decided.


CHRISTMAS CHOIR – Start thinking about singing in the Christmas Choir.  We will be singing Underneath Starry Skies at the Christmas evening program on December 10th.  We will start practices on November 5th at 9am before Sunday School.  Contact Kathy Boshart with any questions.


BUILDING FUND - Pledges totaling $14,100 have been committed so far to our goal of $30,000 over the next 3 years.  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 -      Pray for those who are planning and participating in the webinar on Tuesday at 7:30pm, "Listen Closely: Facilitating good discussion," the second in our series of three free webinars offering practical tips for leading Bible study. Also pray for the Annual Meeting Task Group meeting Thursday.