Sunday, September 23, 2018


Welcome and opening words

Opening Songs:

     “We are people of God’s peace”  HWB # 407

     “My soul is filled with joy”  STJ # 13



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Nancy Peters


     “O thou in whose presence”  HWB # 559

 (Pre-K and younger children can go to the nursery)

Scripture - Genesis 39:1-23

Message – “Delight”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “Joys are flowing like a river”  HWB # 301

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering

Sending Hymn: 

     “Jesus help us live in peace”  STJ # 52



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 - Thad and Jennifer Miller

Nursery - Dave & Sheri Nitzsche

Nursery Next Sunday - Glen & Tammy Riedel

Next Children's Story  - Jolene Boshart

September’s  Drivers - Jeremy & Julie Schlegel Youngs

September’s Greeters - Dave & Sheri Nitzsche

Snack Next Sunday - Wade & Lisa Thiessen



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Monday, Oct 8 - Ladies Coffee @ Barb Schlegel’s 9:30 am

Wednesday, Oct 10 - All church small group with Jim & Donna

Friday, Oct 14 - CROP walk at First Lutheran

Tuesday, Oct 16 - “Parables" performance at FMC @ 7pm

Wednesday, Oct 24 -Trunk or Treat at FMC

Nov 8/9 - MCC meat canning in Newton, KS


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 # 8 - Grades 1-2

Room # 7 - Grades 3-6

Room # 4 - Grades 9-12


Record for September 16

59 - Attendance

$ 2,900 - Offering

$ 82,806 - YTD Budget

$ 76,432 - YTD Offering

- $ 6,374 - YTD Deficit


God is with us in high times and low times, delights in us, and helps us live in peace.



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  6-7:30pm.  Contact Kathy Boshart or the Outreach Commission with questions. 


CAN YOU HELP? - City Impact has an opportunity to receive $75,000 from the Chick-fil-A Foundation. People just need to vote!  1) Download the Chick-fil-A app,  2) Sign in with Facebook or your email, 3) Click on Rewards,  3) Click on News,  4) Under Midwest Region, vote for City Impact.  Each person gets just one vote.  Just a small effort on our part gives them a huge boost! Thanks for helping out!!  Voting ends 9-30-18


THE CROP WALK has been scheduled for October 14, departing from First Lutheran Church. Please talk to Kevin Haake if you're interested in participating.


BAPTISM/MEMBERSHIP - There will be a service at First Mennonite later this fall. We're still talking dates, so if you're interested in transferring your membership when the others are baptized, please talk to Pastor Dave.


GOSHEN COLLEGE's "Parables" is coming to Lincoln.on Tuesday October 16 for a service music, drama, faith stories and congregational participation. We are looking for 1)  a light supper before the evening service and 2) lodging for 8 students (6 female and 3 male) and 2 adults on Tuesday night. Please talk to Pastor Dave if you're interested in helping out.


THE LADIES COFFEE GROUP is meeting on Monday, Oct. 8 at 9:30am at the home Barb Schlegel.  All women are invited! 


MEAT CANNING - Dallas Schlegel is planning a trip to MCC meat canning in Newton on Nov 8 or 9... we may make the trip in one day, or we may go to KS the evening before.


MEGAN IS IN NEPAL - You can follow her adventures with MCC SALT at


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for our brothers and sisters in Venezuela who are experiencing unprecedented inflation and struggling to meet their daily needs.