Spaces for grace

Sunday, October 29, 2017



 Opening words and prayer

 Praise songs:

      “Ancient of Days”

     “Spring up O well”

     “Rain down”

     “Jesus be the center”



Hearing the word

 Children’s Story – Laura Nickel

 First Reading - 1 Kings 5:1-5


      “Oh how wondrous the grace”  HWB # 147


Second Reading  - 1 Kings 8:1-13

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

 Message: “Spaces for grace” 


 Responding to the word

 Song of Response: 

     “Wonderful grace of Jesus”  HWB # 150


Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering 

Sending Song: 

     “Amazing Grace”  HWB # 144





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.




 How do we create spaces which cultivate and celebrate grace?


 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 - Wanda Stauffer

 Nursery - Dallas & Barb Schlegel

 Nursery Next Sunday - Laura Nickel

 Next Children's Story  - Donna Yost

 November’s Drivers - Tim & Rachel Balzer

 November’s Greeters - Julie & Jeremy Youngs

 Snack Next Sunday - Peters/Riedel



 Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

 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

 Tuesday, Nov 28 - CPMC Webinar

 Sunday, Dec 10 - FMC Christmas Program

 Sunday, Dec 24 - Worship at 9:30 followed by Potluck Brunch

 Sunday, Dec 24 - Christmas eve service at 11:30p


 Record for October 22

 53 - Attendance


 Sunday School

 Library - Adult Group – Uniform Series

 Room # 1 - Adult Group – The Holy Spirit - An Introduction

 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




 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.



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



 BUILDING FUND - Pledges totaling $14,100 has 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 your sister churches in Montana: Ashland Christian Fellowship, Lame Deer Mennonite Church, and White River Cheyenne Mennonite Church. Dave and Shana Boshart will be with these churches next weekend.