Sunday, March 4, 2018


Opening words and prayer

Opening songs:

     “God is here among us”  HWB # 16

     “Holy Spirit, come with power”  HWB # 56



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Sheri Nitzsche


     “What does the Lord require”  HWB # 409

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

Scripture:  John 18:12-27

Message – “Alone”


Responding to the word

Time of Silence

Hymn of Response (please remain seated) :

     “For Christ and the church”  HWB # 416

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering 

Sending Hymn:

     “Lord, speak to me”  HWB # 499



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.



Humanly speaking, Jesus was never more alone than when Peter said “I am not” Jesus’ disciple three times. Still, Jesus does not leave Peter alone.



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Kevin Haake

Music Leaders - Leah & Rachel

Nursery - Tracy & Holly Rocole

Nursery Next Sunday - Wade and Lisa Thiessen

Next Children's Story  - Nancy Peters

March’s Drivers - Thad & Jen Miller

March’s Greeters           

Snack Next Sunday - Wade and Lisa Thiessen



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Sat-Sun March 3-4 - Women’s Retreat in Aurora, NE

Wednesday, March 14 - All Church Small Group – India Night

March 18 - Pasta Cook-Off - Youth Group

March 23-24 - MCC Sale in Aurora, NE

Friday, March 30 - Good Friday Service @ FMC

Sunday, April 1 - Easter Sonrise service @ Antelope Park COB

April 6-7 - FMC Retreat in Aurora, NE


Sunday School

Library  - Adult Class – Uniform Series

Room # 1 - Adult Class – Bystander Intervention

Room # 6 - Adult Class – Uniform Series – Take 2

Nursery - Preschool

Room # 8 - Grades K-2

Room # 7 - Grades 3-8

Room # 4 - Grades 9-12


Record for February 25

66 - Attendance

$ 1,502 -Offering 2-18

$ 3,146 - Offering 2-25

$ 17,904 - YTD Budget

$ 15,007 - YTD Offering

- $ 2,897 - YTD Deficit



ALL-CHURCH SMALL GROUP - "India night" on March 14. We invite you to bring India-inspired food if your feeling adventurous in your eating, or other food if you're not so much... we will share a meal at 6:30p, and David and Kendra Wiebe will share some photos from their recent trip. We also hope to connect w/ mission/service workers in India (e.g. Sri?) in Sunday school, fellowship time, and/or worship time on Sunday 3/11.


MCC SALE - We will continue our MCC sale preparations with a few craft and woodworking gatherings. Please talk to Pastor Dave if you're interested, and we'll figure out a time.


ON DISPLAY in the church last week was the Mennonite Relief Sale WATER TRAVELING QUILT.  This quilt, made by Marlys Wiens in 2012, reminds us of the children in the world who are out fetching water for their family instead of being able to go to school to get an education.  Donations for MCC water projects can be given during the sale or by donating your change for My Coins Count.


PASTA COOK-OFF - Have a favorite pasta sauce? Want to share it at church? Sign up for the Pasta Cook-off on March 18. The youth will be serving up some delicious pasta to try out the different sauces, along with bread, salad, and desserts. Donations will be accepted for the youth fund. Sign up sheet is available in the Fellowship Hall.


CHOIR - We are in the planning stages for the Good Friday and Easter Sonrise services with Antelope Park Church of the Brethren.  Details on upcoming choir practices to follow.


MCC VOLUNTEER – Please let Pastor Dave know if you can help staff the soft serve ice cream and information booths.


SERMONS AVAILABLE ONLINE – With our new worship presentation software, we are once again able to post the sermon recordings online.  You can find them on our website 


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for the Mennonite churches in Venezuela. Give thanks for the many fruitful ministries they are doing to share the Good News with their communities, and pray that God will continue to provide for their material needs in an increasingly desperate economic crisis.