Seeing Jesus

Sunday, April 1, 2018


Call to worship

L: This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

P: This is the day that the stone is cast aside, and the mantle of darkness is torn away.

L: God has swallowed up death forever and brushed our tears away.

P: This is the day of salvation.

L: Be glad and rejoice—the Lord of Light has come and reigns forever. Christ is risen.

P: Christ has risen indeed.

A: Alleluia! Alleluia!


Opening Hymn:

     “Christ the Lord is risen today”  HWB # 280



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Anita Breckbill

Praise Songs:

     “Lord, I lift your name on high”  screen

     “The strife is o’er”  screen

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

Scripture - John 20:1-18

Sermon – “Seeing Jesus”


Responding to the word

Time of reflection

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “Low in the grave He lay”  HWB # 273

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering 

Sending Hymn: 

     “Halle, hallelujah”  STJ # 17



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.



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Laura Nickel

Music Leaders - Wanda, Sheri, and Jeanette

Nursery - Jay & Becky Waegli

Nursery Next Sunday - Mukuna Family

Next Children's Story  - Doug Fast

April’s Drivers - Rick & Wanda Stauffer

April’s Greeters

Snack Next Sunday - Donna & Jim



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Today - Sonrise Service @ Antelope Park COB 8am

Today - Breakfast Potluck @ 9:30 am

Today - No Sunday School

Today - 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



Christ is risen: like Mary Magdalene, he calls us to see him.


Record for March 25

70 - Attendance

$ 1,320 - Offering

$ 146 - MCC Coins

$ 26,856 - Year To Date Budget

$ 23,427 - Year To Date Offering

- $ 3,429 - Year To Date Deficit



FMC RETREAT is next weekend... please check in around 7p on Friday. Please contact Sheri Nitzsche with questions: dsnitz6 [at]


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 -$3,429 compared to this time last year of -$1,270. If you are interested in setting up a new automatic withdrawal please talk to the Treasurer Brett Stauffer.


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 -  Pray for your sister churches in South Dakota: Sermon on the Mount in Sioux Falls and Bethany, Hutterthal, Salem and Salem-Zion in the Freeman area.