Seasons with God
Opening words and prayer
“Shall we gather at the river” HWB # 615
“Jesus help us live in peace” STJ # 52
July Birthday Offering
Hearing the word
“All things bright and beautiful” HWB # 156
(Pre-K and younger children are dismissed to the nursery)
Scripture - Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Sermon – “Seasons with God”
Responding to the word
Hymn of Response: (remain seated)
“O God our help in ages past” HWB # 328
Sharing and Prayer
Tithes and Offering
“Lord lift you up” STJ # 73
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
When we follow the contours of the church calendar, we find a time to hope (Advent), a time for joy (Christmas), a time for brokenness (Lent), a time for celebration (Easter), and a time for unity (Pentecost).
Pastor - Dave Nickel
Worship Leader - Chad & Kathy Boshart
July’s Music Leaders - Jeanette/Anita/Leah/Megan
Nursery - Dave &Sheri Nitzsche
Nursery Next Sunday - Glen & Tammy Riedel
Next Children's Story - Leah Shulte
July’s Drivers - Thad & Jennifer Miller
July’s Greeters - Rick & Wanda Stauffer
Snack Next Sunday - Thad & Jen Miller
Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2
Sunday, August 5 - All Church Sunday School – Community
Sunday, August 12 - Megan Eisenbeis sending service
Sunday, August 19 - Friendship Sunday, more details to come
Sunday, August 26 - All Church Sunday School – Community
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 15
65 - Attendance
$ 1,993 - Offering 7-8
$ 1,496 - Offering 7-15
$ 62,664 - YTD Budget
$ 56,772 - YTD Offering
- $ 5,892 - YTD Deficit
CLASS - Our community/communion, baptism, and church membership Sunday school class continues Sunday. There will be an all-church component to the class: we will host two all-adult Sunday school classes in August (5th and 26th, as well as one in September) in which we will have a group discussion on each of the topics listed above. If you'd be willing to share a few minutes on one of these topics, please talk to Pastor Dave.
SHARING FUND - The nurture commission is asking for donations to the sharing fund for several needs they would like to assist with in the congregation. If you would like to make a donation in the next week or two, notate the contribution in your check memo or by filling out one of the cash envelopes provided in the pews.
SUPPORT - Please stop by a fundraiser event for Megan's Nepal trip from 6-9 pm on Sunday. It will be at Pepe Fierro's new location: 1311 11th St. and the menu will be $4 burritos, $3 nachos, $2 cucumber lemonade.
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 the youth, sponsors and volunteers gathered this morning for worship at Youth Escape 2018, that they would encounter the transforming love of God and respond with joy. Also, today John Tyson is being installed as pastor at Des Moines Mennonite Church. Pray for John and the congregation as they begin their ministry together.