Pursuit and direction

Sunday, November 5, 2017


Opening words and prayer

Opening songs:

     “God is here among us”  HWB # 16

     “Seek ye first” HWB # 324



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Donna Yost


     “I want Jesus to walk with me”  HWB # 439


     1 Kings 19:1-18

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

Message:  “Pursuit and direction”


Responding to the word

Song of Response: 

     “Lead us, oh Father”  HWB # 359

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering 

Sending Song: 

     “Thuma Mina”  HWB # 454



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.



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Caleb Thiessen

Music Leaders - Julie & Jen & Thad & Jeremy

Nursery - Laura Nickel

Nursery Next Sunday - Kevin & Kathy Haake

Next Children's Story  - Carol Knieriem

November’s Drivers - Tim & Rachel Balzer

November’s Greeters - Julie & Jeremy Youngs

Snack Next Sunday - Maust/Olson



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Today - Christmas Choir Practice @ 9am

Today - Youth Group Bowling

Thursday, Nov 9 - “Thursday” group at Balzer’s @ 7pm

Nov 9-10 - MCC Meat Canning in Milford

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

Sunday, Nov 12 - Quarterly Mission Offering – for Dove’s Nest

Monday, Nov 13 - Yam and Stuffing delivery to PCM

Thursday, Nov 16 - “Group #2” at Nickel’s @ 7pm

Sunday, Nov 19 - Theme-verse service

Nov 27-29 - MCC Meat Canning in Henderson

Tuesday, Nov 28 - CPMC Webinar

Sunday, Dec 3 - Hanging of the Greens

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

Feb 9-10 - FMC retreat in Aurora


Record for October 29

63 - Attendance

$ 1,782 - Offering 10-22

$ 2,491 - Offering 10-29

$ 94,424 - YTD Budget

$ 91,412 - YTD Offering

- $ 3,012 - YTD Deficit


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



God pursues us and directs us modeling authentic relationships to us.


Verse for 2017

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. - Romans 12:12



YOUTH GROUP - We will go bowling for a senior high youth group activity on Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 at Parkway Lanes. Cost will be around $10. Let a youth sponsor know if a ride or carpooling is needed.


CHRISTMAS CHOIR PRACTICE – We will be singing “Underneath Starry Skies” at the Christmas evening program on December 10th.  Come to our practices starting in November at 9am before Sunday School.  Contact Kathy Boshart with any questions.


ONLINE BULLETINS – Save paper and view today’s bulletin online at fmclincoln.org/bulletins


BUILDING FUND - Pledges totaling $18,900 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 the conference board meeting on Tuesday evening of this week. Also, we invite you to pray and fast for the Max and Gloria Villatoro family on Tuesday, that their family might be reunited soon.