Wisdom's Delight

Sunday, July 15, 2018


Opening words and prayer

Opening Songs:

     “All things bright and beautiful”  # 156

     “Holy God, we praise thy name”  # 121



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Dallas Schlegel


     “Be thou my vision”  # 545

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

Scripture - Proverbs 8:22–36

Sermon – "Wisdom's Delight" - Ben Woodward Breckbill


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “Praise, I will praise you, Lord”  #76

Theme Verse

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering

Sending Hymn:

     “I sing the mighty power of God”  # 46



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



Message - Ben Woodward Breckbill

Worship Leader - Jeanette Harder

July’s Music Leaders - Jeanette/Anita/Leah/Megan

Nursery - Wade & Lisa Thiessen

Nursery Next Sunday - Dave &Sheri Nitzsche

Next Children's Story  - Anita Breckbill

July’s Drivers - Thad & Jennifer Miller

July’s Greeters - Rick & Wanda Stauffer

Snack Next Sunday - Dallas & Barb Schlegel



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Sunday, August 19 - Friendship Sunday


Sunday School

Library  - Adult Class – Uniform Series

Room # 1 - Adult Class –

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

High School Room - Community/Communion, Baptism, and Church Membership

Nursery - Preschool & Kindergarten

Room # 8 - Grades 1-8

Room # 4 - Grades 9-12


Record for July 8

64 - Attendance

$ 2,335 - Offering 7/1

$ 58,188 - YTD Budget

$ 53,283 - YTD Offering

- $ 4,905 - YTD Deficit



WELCOME - We welcome Ben Woodward Breckbill as our special speaker this morning.  Ben had attended First Mennonite Church since childhood.  He attended Goshen College and University of Nebraska- Lincoln.  He is currently an Associate Pastor at Shalom Mennonite Church in Newton, KS.


A BIG THANK YOU to all the kids who participated in vacation Bible school and all the adults who helped make it happen! We had a great three days of Peace Lab and learned different ways that we can practice peace. -Rachel, Jennifer, and Jeana


CLASS - Our community / communion, baptism, and church membership Sunday school class will begin July 8. There will be an all-church component to the class: we will host two all-adult Sunday school classes in August (5th & 26th, as well as one in September) in which we will have a group discussion on each of the topics above.  If  you'd be willing to share a few minutes on one of these topics, please talk to Dave.


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: https://donate.mcc.org/registry/megan-eisenbeis-nepal


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 https://dovesnest.net/Claiming-Healthy-Personal-Boundaries or talk to Kathy Haake.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for all who will participate in the Central Plains youth retreat, Youth Escape 2018, next weekend. Pray especially that youth will discover the joy in living life with God.