Come and see
Opening words and prayer
“He came down” STJ # 31
“If you believe and I believe” STJ # 32
Hearing the word
Children’s Story - Donna Yost
“Dear Lord and Father of mankind” HWB # 523
Scripture - John 1:38-51
(Pre-K and younger children are dismissed to the nursery)
Sermon “Come and see”
Responding to the word
Sharing and Prayer
Hymn of Response:
“Come and see” HWB # 20
Tithes and Offering
“Blessed be the tide that binds” HWB # 421
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.
Jesus doesn’t call disciples to apply labels to him from a distance; he calls us to come and see.
Pastor - Dave Nickel
Worship Leader - Anita Breckbill
Music Leaders - Thad & Jennifer Miller
Nursery - Wade & Lisa Thiessen
Nursery Next Sunday - Dave & Sheri Nitzsche
Next Children's Story - Leah R.S
January’s Drivers - Jeremy & Julie Youngs
January’s Greeters - Ruth Chantry and Evrett Lunquist
Snack Next Sunday - Chad & Kathy Boshart
Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2
Jan 12 - 60 Years and 60 Chickens
Jan 14 - It's on us: rape culture and community response
Wednesday, Jan 17 - Annual Meeting
Jan 21 - Communion and Potluck on "World Fellowship Sunday"
Jan 27 - Agnes' birthday party @ Jolene's 1-5pm
Jan 31 - Hebrew Bible discussion
Feb 9-10 - FMC retreat in Aurora, NE
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 31
58 - Attendance
$ 1,670 - Offering
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.
ELDERS MEETING - The elders will be meeting on Thursday 1/11. Please contact Wanda, Dallas, Wade or Pastor Dave if you have things to discuss.
BIRTHDAY PARTY - From Anita: "You’re invited to an open house to help me celebrate my 60th birthday with 60 years and 60 chickens. Hold the cards and gifts. Just come and sign a guest book, contribute, if you’d like, toward sending 60 chicken flocks to the developing world through MCC, eat some cake, celebrate! Friday, Jan. 12, 7-9:30 pm, 3237 R St."
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 - Pray for the Pastoral Leadership Committee meeting on Wednesday and Thursday of this week at Swan Lake camp in South Dakota.