Blessedness and belonging

Sunday, September 9, 2018


Welcome and opening words

Opening Songs:

     “Cornerstone”  screen

     “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

Theme Verse

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering

Sending Hymn: 

      “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


Sunday School

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


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