The Journey of Faith--A Process of Guiding

Sunday, June 24, 2018


Opening words and prayer

Opening Songs:

     “I’ll fly away”  on screen

     “What a friend we have in Jesus”



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Jolene Boshart


     “Just a closer walk with thee”  on screen

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

Scripture  Acts 8:26-40

Sermon – “The Journey of Faith--A Process of Guiding”  - Rachel Springer Gerber


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “Guide my feet”  HWB # 546

Theme Verse

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering


Sending Hymn: 

     “Jesus hold my hand”  on screen



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



Speaker - Rachel Springer Gerber

Worship Leader - Dave Nickel

Music Leaders - Julie/Jeremy/Laura/Rachel

Nursery - Brett & Mary Stauffer

Nursery Next Sunday - Laura Nickel

Next Children's Story - Laura Nickel

July’s Drivers - Thad & Jennifer Miller

July’s Greeters - Rick & Wanda Stauffer

Snack Next Sunday - Tracy & Holly Rocole



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

June 21-24 - Central Plains Conf assembly in Lincoln

Today - CPMC worship at FMC at 9:30 am

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

6/26 & 6/29 - Habitat Roofing

Saturday, July 7 - MCC Golf


Sunday School

Library - Adult Class – Uniform Series

Room # 1 - Adult Class – Sacred Pauses

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

Nursery - Preschool & Kindergarten

Room # 8 - Grades 1-8

Room # 4 - Grades 9-12


Record for June 17

65 - Attendance

$ 2,060 - Offering

$ 53,712 - YTD Budget

$ 49,290 - YTD Offering

- $ 4,422 - YTD Deficit



THANK YOU to special speaker Rachel Springer Gerber for bringing us the message.  She was the speaker at the CMPC Annual Meeting.  She lives in Bloomington, IN with her husband, Shawn, three young boys and brand new puppy, Mae. Rachel is currently working as Assistant Director of the Career Development Center at Indiana University—helping students explore directions to share their gifts and passions with the world—a spiritual quest indeed.  Prior to July 2017, Rachel was the Mennonite Church USA denominational minister for Christian formation and editor/founder of The Gathering Place, an interactive website designed for resourcing, networking, and equipping Anabaptist educational leaders. Rachel is also the author of Ordinary Miracles: Awakening to the Holy Work of Parenting (Herald Press), a spiritual memoir written for new parents.


HEY KIDS!! Bible School takes off this week Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00-8:30pm. Come see, hear and experience the drama of Abram and Lot, Naomi, Ruth and Boaz, and Jonathan, Michal and David resolving conflicts and helping others as they live out God's way of peace.  Kindergarten through Fifth grade please bring a plastic, tubular hanger and a Bible if you have one.


SUPPORT - We are collecting money for mission travel fund (mainly to support Megan Eisenbeis's trip to Nepal). If you prefer to give directly, here is a link to Megan's SALT Giving Registration:


HABITAT ROOFING has been postponed again... there will be prep work Tuesday (6/26) evening and roofing on Friday (6/29) evening. Please contact Wade or Dallas if you'd be available.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - This morning, delegates from Central Plains join together for the final worship service of the 2018 Annual Meeting weekend. Give thanks for the fellowship we enjoy and for the strength it gives to our witness to God's reign.


MORTGAGE PLEDGE UPDATE: We continue to see generous pledges continue to come in to reduce the mortgage debt.  We have collected a total of $19,950 since our pledge campaign started.  Our mortgage balance now sits at $14,552 remaining.  Thank you to all who have contributed to reduce the mortgage debt.  If you would like to contribute to the mortgage reduction, please notate "Building Fund" in your check memo.

CLASS - Our community / communion, baptism, and church membership Sunday school class is tentatively scheduled to begin July 1. There will be an all-church component to the class: we will host two all-adult Sunday school classes in August (and one in September) in which we will have a group discussion on each of the bolded topics above.  If  you'd be willing to share a few minutes on one of these topics, please talk to Dave.


BELTS – A big thank you to everyone who brought belts for Mark Schlegel and the Corpus Christi house.  Over 80 belts were donated, for both men and women.  Thanks again to the congregation and everyone who brought them!

-              The Schlegels


JOIN US - Girls ages 13–18 and women of all ages, please join Mennonite Women USA and Dove's Nest July 26-27, 2018, in Omaha for  “Empowering Women: Claiming Healthy Personal Boundaries,” an intergenerational gathering to provide practical resources and support on healthy boundary management. Find out more at or talk to Kathy Haake.


MCC Golf Signup: It's time to signup for the MCC Golf Tournament held at the Centura Hills Golf Club in Cairo, NE on July 7th.  It's a 2 Person Scramble with Cart, Lunch, Awards, and Flag Prizes included.  Look for the poster in your church or at for details.  Contact Glen to sign your team up.  Signup prior to June 20 preferred.


BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS –If you have anything to add to the bulletin, please send it to Kathy Boshart by Friday at Noon.