Wild encounter

Thursday, March 15, 2018


Opening Songs:

              “Glorify Thy name”

              “You're Worthy of my praise”

              “Holy Ground”

Opening words and prayer


April Birthday Offering


Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Dave N

Sermon Hymn:

     “Were you there”  HWB # 257

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

Scripture John 20:19-31

Sermon – “Wild encounter”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “Breathe on me, breath of God”  HWB # 356

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering 

Sending Hymn: 

      “The Lord bless you and keep you”  STJ #76



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 Boshart

Music Leaders - Jolene, Sheri, & Wanda

Nursery - Steve & Angela Nitzsche

Nursery Next Sunday - Mary & Brett Stauffer

Next Children's Story  - Leah Reschly Schulte

April’s Drivers - Rick & Wanda Stauffer

April’s Greeters

Snack Next Sunday - Kerm & Linda Wenger



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

April 17 - Garage roofing project

May 6 - Work Day & Neighborhood Garage Sale

May 16 - Royals game

June 14 - Habitat roofing

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 April 1

78 - Attendance

$ 1,730 - Offering



We gather today and each first day of the week hoping to encounter our risen Lord. 



VOLUNTEER - We are looking for a few more volunteers to help roof a garage next Tuesday, 4/17 from 3p until we're done. It is located at 3755 N St. Please talk to Wade if you're interested/available.


MOWING - The 2018 mowing schedule is being drafted. Please contact Wade if you have a particular weekend you'd prefer.


FMC NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE has been scheduled for 5/5. Sellers are signing up--please contact me if you're interested in having tables.


WORK DAY - Along with the garage sale, the trustees are arranging a spring work morning on 5/5. Please talk to Thad if you have projects to add to the list and/or want to participate. Rumor has it that the youth will provide your lunch free of charge if you're willing to help 


SOFTBALL - The men's slow pitch softball team starts Monday, April the 16th at 7:15 at Ballard Field.  Come out and cheer them on!


YOUTH BAKE SALE – The Youth Group will have a food table at the Neighborhood Garage Sale to offer coffee, cinnamon rolls (the neighbors are already asking), and a bake sale.  Please sign up to donate baked goods and snacks for us to sell.  A sign-up sheet will be in the fellowship hall.


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 -  Today Taric Leichty is being ordained at Bellwood Mennonite Church, Milford, Nebraska, where he is youth pastor. Pray for Taric and the congregation at Bellwood as they continue together in ministry, especially to the youth of Milford.