Extended Sharing and prayer

Sunday, December 31, 2017


Opening words and prayer

Opening songs:

     “Where is this stupendous stranger”  HWB # 200

     “Love came down at Christmas”  HWB # 208



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Doug Fast  Matthew 2:13-15


     “To us a child of hope is born”  HWB # 189

Special Music - Elsa Haake

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

Scripture - Romans 12:9-13


Responding to the word

Extended Sharing and prayer

Hymn of Response:

     “What gift can we bring”  HWB # 285

Tithes and Offering 

Sending Hymn:

     “This is a day of new beginnings”  HWB # 640



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.



Joy, patience, and faithfulness in the new year.


Verse for 2017

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



Worship Leader - Chad Boshart

Music Leaders - Jeanette Harder

Nursery - Jay & Becky Waegli

Nursery Next Sunday - Wade & Lisa Thiessen

Next Children's Story - Donna Yost

January’s Drivers             

January’s Greeters         

Snack Next Sunday - The Millers



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Wednesday, Jan 3 - Mennotenna at 7 p.m. @ Miller's

Wednesday, Jan 17 - Annual Meeting

Feb 9-10 - FMC retreat in Aurora, NE


Sunday School

Library  - Adult Class – Uniform Series

Room # 1 - Adult Class – 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 December 24

56 - Attendance

25 - Attendance “Midnight Service”

$ 1,156 - Offering

$ 111,592 - Year-To-Date Budget

$ 107,117 - Year-To-Date

- $ 4,475 - Year-To-Date



ANNUAL MEETING - Our annual meeting has been scheduled on Wednesday, January 17. Stay tuned for more details.


ELDER ELECTIONS – The Elder nominations have been made for the open position.  We will elect the new Female Elder at the congregational meeting on Wednesday, January 17th.  Please continue to give this prayerful consideration.


BUILDING FUND - Pledges totaling $31,200 has been committed so far to our goal of $30,000 over the next 3 years.  We have already collected $16,000 of the total pledges to reduce our principle balance immediately. 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.


THEME VERSE for 2018 - Give your suggestions to Wanda, Dallas, or Wade by Wednesday, January 10, 2018.


SPECIAL MUSIC – Calling out to all musical folks.  Do you have something that you would like to sing or play?  Do you have a music recital coming up?  We would love for you to play or sing as a Prelude or Offertory.  Please contact one of the music leaders: Jolene Boshart, Anita Breckbill, Jeanette Harder, Jen Miller, Wanda Stauffer, or Julie Youngs.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST -     We invite you to pray and fast on Tuesday for the Villatoro and Huesca families, that Max and Alex may be reunited with their wives and children.