Opening words and prayer
“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
Sharing and Prayer
Tithes and Offering
“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
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.