Sunday, March 25, 2018


Opening words and prayer

Opening Hymn:

     “Hosanna, loud hosanna”  HWB # 238

Children’s Story – Laura Nickel


Good News in Outreach - Rick & Wanda Stauffer - SOOP Phoenix


Hearing the word

Scripture - John 12:12-27


     “‘Tis midnight, and on Olive’s brow”  HWB # 241

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

Scripture - John 19:16b-22

Message – “Honored”


Responding to the word

Time of reflection

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “All glory, laud, and honor”  HWB # 237


Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering 

Sending Hymn: 

     “God be with you”  HWB # 430



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.





Verse for 2018

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.  Micah 6:8



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Kathy Haake

Music Leaders - Jeanette & Anita

Nursery - Glen & Tammy Riedel

Nursery Next Sunday - Jay & Becky Waegli

Next Children's Story  - Anita Breckbill

April’s Drivers - Rick & Wanda Stauffer

April’s Greeters - 

Snack Next Sunday - Potluck Brunch



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Today - Choir Practice @ FMC 8:45 am

Today - Communion

Wednesday, March 28 - Choir Practice @ Antelope Park COB 7pm

Friday, March 30 - Choir Practice @ FMC 6pm

Friday, March 30 - Good Friday Service @ FMC 7pm

Sunday, April 1 - Sonrise Service @ Antelope Park COB 8am

Sunday, April 1 - Breakfast Potluck @ 9:30 am

Sunday, April 1 - No Sunday School

Sunday, April 1 - Easter Service starts at 10:30 am

April 6-7 - FMC Retreat in Aurora, NE

May 6 - Neighborhood Garage Sale

May 16 - Royals game

June 26-28 - Vacation Bible School 6-8:30 pm


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 March 18

60 - Attendance

$ 3,252 - Offering

$ 443 - Youth Pasta Lunch

$ 42 - Birthday Fund

$ 24,618 - Year To Date Budget

$ 22,107 - Year To Date Offering

- $ 2,511 - Year To Date Deficit



PRAYER OF JOY: Miles Jacob Balzer joined us at 8:27 am on Tuesday, March, 20. Both mom and baby are doing well. Thank you for your many prayers.


MAKE IT AUTOMATIC - Did you know the church offers direct debit from your bank account for your weekly or monthly offering? Year to date our offering budget is behind -$3,525 compared to this time last year of -$1,385. If you are interested in setting up a new automatic withdrawal, please talk to the Treasurer Brett Stauffer.


EASTER SUNDAY – Please join us for Sonrise Service at 8am at Antelope Park Church of the Brethren, and for Breakfast Potluck at 9:30 am.  There will be no Sunday school. Our Easter Service will start at 10:30 am.


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  fmclincoln.org/Sermons. 


BIBLE SCHOOL - Mark your calendars! Vacation Bible School will be June 26-28, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at FMC. Sign-up sheets are available for children attending and for volunteers who want to help out. Please contact the VBS Committee (Rachel, Jennifer, Jeana) with any questions.


BASEBALL - The FMC 2nd Annual Baseball trip is planned for Wednesday, May 16th.  We will travel to Kansas City for a 1:15 Royals game with Tampa Bay, and return after the game.  Please notify Rick Stauffer or Dallas Schlegel by April 22nd if you are interested in attending.  Hope to see you at the stadium.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST -  This month and next, Dave Boshart and Tim Detweiler are leading  interested pastors in a four-part discussion of Brad Roth's book, God's Country: Faith, Hope and the Future of the Rural Church. Pray for those gathered to discuss the book, and for the unique challenges of our rural congregations.