Sunday, August 19, 2018


Opening Songs:

     “The River is here”  screen

     “God's Family”

Opening words


     “Praise, I will praise you Lord”  # 76



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Marvin Gerritse


     “You are the salt of the earth”  # 226

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

Scripture - John 15:12-17

Sermon – “Friendship”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “What a friend we have in Jesus”  # 573

Sending - Mennonite Central Committee - Victoria Wiebe

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering

Sending Hymn: 

     “You shall go out with joy”  # 427



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 Steve & Angela - Nitzsche

Nursery Next Sunday - Brett & Mary Stauffer

Next Children's Story  - Stan Harder

August’s Drivers - Jay & Becky Waegli

August’s Greeters - Thad & Jennifer Miller

Snack Next Sunday - Jolene Boshart



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Sunday, August 19 - Friendship Sunday

August 26 - Quarterly mission offering: Foster Care Closet

Monday, Sept 10 - Ladies Coffee - 9:30 @ Jolene’s House

Wednesday, Sept 12 - Small Group Kickoff

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 12

67 - Attendance

$ 7,723 - Air Conditioner replacement



Jesus calls us friends, and his love enables us to be friends.




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 Pastor Dave about participating in the MCC Flatlander Bicycle Ride. It's Saturday, September 15 starting at the MCC center in Newton, KS.


LADIES COFFEE - We are starting up our monthly coffee in September. You are invited on Monday, Sept. 10, 9:30 am to Jolene Boshart's home. Come for coffee, conversation and fellowship. Always a few laughs and good fun!


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 $7,723.  This is in addition to our budget shortage YTD of -$6,998.


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 Terri Churchill, who is being licensed for ministry today at Third Way Church in St. Paul, MN