Blessedness and belonging
Welcome and opening words
“Just a closer walk with Thee”
August & September Birthday Offering
Hearing the word
Children’s Story – Sheri Nitzsche
“To God be the glory” HWB # 102
(Pre-K and younger children are dismissed to the nursery)
Scripture - Genesis 12:1–9
Sermon – “Blessedness and belonging”
Responding to the word
Hymn of Response: (remain seated)
“Obey my voice” HWB # 163
Sharing and Prayer
Tithes and Offering
“Let there be light” STJ # 67
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 - Wade Thiessen
Sept Music Leaders - Julie Schlegel Youngs
Nursery - Tracy & Holly Rocole
Nursery Next Sunday - Wade & Lisa Thiessen
Next Children's Story - Carol Knieriem
September’s Drivers - Jeremy & Julie Schlegel Youngs
September’s Greeters - Dave & Sheri Nitzsche
Snack Next Sunday - Potluck
Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2
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 & POTLUCK
Saturday, Sept 22 - Gathering with Omaha Mennos
Wednesday, Oct 10 - All church small group with Jim & Donna
Friday, Oct 14 - CROP walk at First Lutheran
Wednesday, Oct 24 - Trunk or Treat at FMC
Library - Adult Class – Uniform Series
Room # 1 - Adult Class – Sacred Pauses
Room # 6 - Adult Class – Uniform Series – Take 2
High School Room - Community/Communion, Baptism, and Church Membership
Nursery - Preschool & Kindergarten
Room # - Grades 1-2
Room # - Grades 3-6
Room # 4 - Grades 9-12
Record for August 26
54 - Attendance
$ 1,346 - Offering 8/26
$ 1,759 - Offering 9/2
$ 568 - Quarterly Mission Offering
$ 78,330 - YTD Budget
$ 70,135 - YTD Offering
- $ 8,195 - YTD Deficit
Beginning with Abram and Sarai, God seeks to erase the divisions between us.
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.
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.
WOMEN’S RETREAT – Swan Lake Christian Camp, Viborg, SS Register by Sept 7. Contact Laura Nickel with questions.
MEGAN IS IN NEPAL - You can follow her adventures with MCC SALT at https://meganeisenbeis.wordpress.com/.
TRUNK OR TREAT – The Outreach Commission needs you! Can you decorate your "trunk" and help us serve our neighbors? Let your imagination run wild! Wednesday, October 24th around 6pm. Raining/Snowing? - we will move to the Fellowship Hall. Contact Kathy Boshart or the Outreach Commission with questions.
PICNIC - The Omaha Menno's invite us to a fall picnic at Standing Bear Lake in Omaha on Saturday, September 22, from 4-9pm. Please RSVP between now and Sept. 19, so we can have an estimate of how many people to expect. Call Stan or Jeanette if you have any questions.
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 for coffee, conversation and fellowship. Always a few laughs and good fun!
CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for all our conference leaders as the board and committees meet next weekend in Kalona, IA, to plan for the upcoming year