Justice in the Gate

Sunday, November 12, 2017


Opening words and prayer

Opening songs: 

     Halle halle halleluiah  STJ #17

     Just a closer walk with thee  STJ #106



Quarterly Mission Offering – Dove’s Nest


Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Kathy Haake

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

Good News in Outreach – Dove’s Nest

Sermon Hymn:

     Lord is light your name outshining  HWB #410 


Scripture:  Amos 5:4-15, 21-24

Message:  “Justice in the Gate”


Responding to the word

Song of Response: 

     Oh healing river  HWB #472


Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering 

Sending Song:

     Thy holy wings  STJ #118



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:  Kevin & Kathy Haake

Nursery Next Sunday:  The Mukuna Family

Next Children's Story :  Jolene Boshart

November’s Drivers:  Tim & Rachel Balzer

November’s Greeters:  Julie & Jeremy Youngs

Snack Next Sunday:  Potluck



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Today - Christmas Choir Practice @ 9am

Today - Quarterly Mission Offering – for Dove’s Nest

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

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

Friday, Dec 1 - Parent’s Night Out 6-8pm

Sunday, Dec 3 - Hanging of the Greens

Saturday, Dec 9 Youth - “Gifts of Love” and Christmas Party

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 November 5

62 - Attendance

$ 1,044 - Offering

$ 96,570 - YTD Budget

$ 92,456 - YTD Offering

-$ 4,114 - 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



Doing “justice in the gate” makes worship sincere and pleasing to God.


Verse for 2017

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




PARENT’S NIGHT OUT - Looking for an evening out or time to spend Christmas shopping? The senior high youth will be providing baby-sitting services on Friday, December 1 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at FMC. Donations will be accepted towards the youth fund.


YOUTH EVENT - The youth will be volunteering at Gifts of Love on Saturday, December 9 from 2-4 p.m. A Christmas party will follow at the Miller's.


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 by visiting fmclincoln.org/bulletins


NEXT WEEK we will be focusing on our theme verse, reading Romans 12:9-13 in worship and “Breaking open the word.” If you want to prepare in your devotional time, please reflect on these questions:

1) What word or phrase particularly speaks to me.

2) What in today’s world does this passage of scripture address?

3) To what does this passage call me?

To what does it call the groups to which I belong?


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 -    Please pray for the the pastoral team in Quito Mennonite Church as they continue to lead the congregation and as they move to the new building that they have purchased.  Pray for Peter Wigginton as he starts teaching classes at an indigenous seminary in Riobamba. 


Thank you so much for all the love, support, visits, phone calls, food and most of all prayers during this kidney transplant journey. We are so blessed to be supported by such a loving church family. Recovery is going well—God is good all the time!  - The entire Nitzsche family