Isaiah 8:16-9:7

Sunday, November 26, 2017


Opening words and prayer

Opening songs:

     “10,000 reasons”     screen

     “Blessed be your name”     screen



November Birthday offering


Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Donna Yost


     “Longing for the light”     STJ # 54


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

Scripture :  Isaiah 8:16-9:7

Breaking open the word


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:

     “In your sickness”     HWB # 585


Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering 

Sending Song: 

     “The Lord lift you up”     STJ # 73





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.



In times when God’s face seems hidden, Isaiah teaches us to wait and shows us what

hope might look like.


Verse for 2017

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



Pastor:  Dave Nickel

Worship Leader:  Laura Nickel

Music Leaders:  Julie & Jen & Thad & Jeremy

Nursery:  Dave & Sheri Nitzsche

Nursery Next Sunday:  Steve & Angela Nitzsche

Next Children's Story:  Doug Fast

December’s Drivers:  Wade & Lisa Thiessen

December’s Greeters:  Jennifer & Thad Miller

Snack Next Sunday:  Tim & Rachel Balzer



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Today - Christmas Choir Practice @ 9am

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

Nov 27-29 - MCC Meat Canning in Henderson

Wednesday, Nov 29 - All Church Small Group – Sharing Faith Stories

Tuesday, Nov 28 - CPMC Webinar

Friday, Dec 1 - Parent Time 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


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


Record for November 11

71 - Attendance




STUFFING & YAMS - We received an incredible outpouring of yams (124 cans) and stuffing (207 boxes) for People's City Mission baskets. Thanks for all the ways you contributed to this project.


PARENT TIME 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 at 9am before Sunday School.  Contact Kathy Boshart with any questions.


GIFT DONATIONS - City Impact has placed a Gifts of Love box in the fellowship hall. They welcome new gifts and cash donations for the Lincoln community in order to "help provide Christmas with dignity for locally under-resourced kids."  Please mark the retail price on the gift to help with the kids and parent’s store “shopping.” You can also donate wrapping paper or bags.  They will pick up the box December 10.


DAILY BREAD – Pick up your new copies of your Daily Bread.  They are on top of the mail boxes.


SMALL GROUP - We will have an all-church small group to discuss Sharing Faith Stories on 11/29. We recognize that not all groups have finished the study, but would like to have an opportunity to share stories. We will have supper at 6:30, and the elders and Pastor Dave will provide soup. Please bring something that goes along with soup.


BUILDING FUND - Pledges totaling $21,900 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 Dave and Shana Peachey Boshart and Tim and Carol Detweiler as they travel to Nashville, Tennessee, later this week to attend the annual gathering of conference ministers of Mennonite Church USA.