Come and see

Sunday, January 7, 2018


Opening words and prayer

Opening songs:

     “He came down”  STJ # 31

     “If you believe and I believe”  STJ # 32



Hearing the word

Children’s Story - Donna Yost

Sermon Hymn:

     “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 

Sending Hymn: 

     “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


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 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.