Seasons with God

Sunday, July 22, 2018


Opening words and prayer

Opening Songs:

     “Shall we gather at the river”  HWB # 615

     “Jesus help us live in peace”  STJ # 52


July Birthday Offering


Hearing the word

Children’s Story


     “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

Theme Verse

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering

Sending Hymn:

     “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


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 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 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.