Too big

Sunday, August 12, 2018


Opening Songs: 

     “Come, now is the time to worship”  screen

     “The greatest thing”  screen

Opening words and announcements

Good News in Outreach - Better Living Counseling, Brad Horky


Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Wanda Stauffer


     “My life is in You, Lord”     screen

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

Scripture - Acts 2:42-43; 13:1-3

Sermon – “Too big”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “Here I am Lord”  HWB # 375

Sending - Serving and Learning Together - Megan Eisenbeis

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering – Special Music by Megan

Sending Hymn:

     “Precious Lord, take my hand”  HWB # 575



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



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Sheri Nitzsche

August Music Leaders - Jolene, Wanda, & Sheri

Nursery - Jay & Becky Waegli

Nursery Next Sunday - Julie Youngs

Next Children's Story - Wanda Stauffer

August’s Drivers - Jay & Becky Waegli

August’s Greeters - Thad & Jennifer Miller

Snack Next Sunday - Mukuna Family



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Sunday, August 19 - Friendship Sunday

Wed, Sept 12 - All church Small Group

Saturday,  Sept 15 - MCC Flatlander ride

September 15-16 - Women's Retreat at SLCC

Sunday, Sept 16 - Theme verse art service


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 August 5

71 - Attendance

$ 1,786 - Offering

$ 69,378 - YTD Budget

$ 62,380 - YTD Offering

- $ 6,998 - YTD Deficit

$ 7,723  Air Condition replacement



The gospel is too big to fit inside our four walls: we stand in awe as the Holy Spirit sends us out to share God’s love with the world.



SMALL GROUP - We are planning the 2018 Small Group Kick Off... please contact Sheri Nitzsche or Pastor Dave if you're interested in joining a group. We will have an All Church Small Group on September 12 at which we distribute books. We will be reading another from the Upside Down Living series, this one titled Sabbath. It is about rest in the midst of our busy lives.


ARTWORK - Worship committee requests pictures and artwork inspired by our theme verse. We invite you to help us make a collage in the fellowship hall, which will be part of the September 16 worship service.


MAGAZINES - We will be culling all but the last three issues of the many magazines on the cart in the library... please stop by and take older issues if you'd like them.


BIKING - If you're interested in supporting Mennonite Central Committee and biking (and you're willing to drive a bit before biking), please talk to me about participating in the MCC Flatlander Bicycle Ride. It's Saturday, September 15 starting at the MCC center in Newton, KS.


COME & SEE – Next week, please invite your neighbors, coworkers, friends, and classmates to join us for our Friendship Sunday and stay for potluck (reg attenders, please bring a main dish and either a side dish or dessert to share). We will have informal Sunday school and snack (donuts provided) at 9:45, then worship at 10:45 at which we read part of John 15 (where Jesus calls us "friends") and talk about "Friendship." 


BUDGET AND MORTGAGE UPDATE: Leadership board, with the help of the trustee's, recently approved a complete replacement of an air conditioning unit for the fellowship hall which resulted in an unexpected budget expense of $7723.  This is in addition to our budget shortage YTD of -$6998.


We continue to make great progress on paying off our mortgage.  Our current principle balance of our mortgage is down to $10,431 with additional pledges expected this year and next to payoff the balance in full.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for Cedar Falls Mennonite Church as they transition from a building they own to renting space from First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Falls. Their first Sunday in the new worship space will be August 26.