Demons, mothers, and subversive love

Sunday, May 13, 2018


Opening words and prayer

Opening Songs:      

     “I’ve got two hands”  Screen

     “I saw the light”



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Marvin Gerritse


     “Alleluia, the great storm is over”  STJ # 71

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

Scripture  Acts 16:16-34

Sermon – “Demons, mothers, and subversive love”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “Here I am Lord  HWB # 395

Theme Verse

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering 

Sending Hymn:

     “Jesus help us live in peace”  HWB # 52



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

8He 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 – Jay Waegli

Music Leaders – Jen/Thad/Jon

Nursery - Wade & Lisa Thiessen

Nursery Next Sunday - Dave & Sheri Nitzsche

Next Children's Story  - Stan Harder

May’s Drivers - Tim & Rachel Balzer

May’s Greeters




Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

May 16 - Royals game

Sunday, May 20 - May potluck and baby shower

Sunday, June 3 - June potluck and bridal shower

June 14-16 - Habitat roofing

June 21-24 - Central Plains Conf assembly in Lincoln

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


Record for May 6

70 - Attendance

$ 1,545 - Offering 5/6

$ 200 - Garage Sale Youth Fund Raiser 5/5

$ 40,284 - YTD Budget

$ 37,836 - YTD Offering

-$ 2,448 - YTD Deficit

$ 2,269 - Youth Fund

$ 1,249 - Sharing Fund

$ 300 - Scholarship Fund

$ 624 - Children's Sunday School


Sunday School

Library Adult Class – Uniform Series

Room #  -Adult Class –

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



Today we celebrate mothers and their capacity for meeting demon-possessed structures with love.



PICTURES - There is power in images, so pictures are often taken during church events with the intent of using these for community outreach through our website and Facebook page. If you object to your picture being used in this manner, please let Kathy Haake know.


CELEBRATE - Our May potluck (5/20) will also be a baby shower for Denny & Vanessa and Patience & Jackson. Our June potluck will be early (6/3) and will also be a bridal shower for Bryce & Casey and Kelsey & Garrett.


STUDY - The summer Sunday school class will be a class in which we explore church membership, baptism, and catechism together. We will meet in the youth room, and, even if you don't consider yourself "youth," please talk to Dave or an elder (Anita, Dallas, or Wade) if you're interested.


YOU ARE INVITED to a couple of graduation celebrations.  Emily Nitzsche’s Graduation open house is on Saturday, May 19th from Noon – 3pm at First Mennonite Church.  Benjamin Nitzsche’s Graduation open house is on Saturday, May 26th from 5:00-8:00 at his house. 


 CAN YOU HOST? - Anita is coordinating the home stays for Central Plains Conference in Lincoln (June 21-24). Please talk to her if you would be willing to host out-of-town guests that weekend.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST -     Sunday Kim and Chris Becker are being ordained at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Minneapolis, where they co-pastor. Pray that Kim and Chris and the congregation will thrive in ministry together.