Sunday, September 30, 2018


Welcome and opening words

Opening Songs:

     “Praise Him, praise him”  # 100

     “Blessed Savior, we adore Thee”  # 107



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Jolene Boshart


     “What is this place?”  # 1

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

Scripture - Exodus 14:5-29 (readers’ theater)

Message – “Liberation”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “Come we that love the Lord”  # 14

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering

Sending Hymn: 

     “I bind my heart with ties”  # 411



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

Music Leaders - Jolene Boshart

Nursery - Glen & Tammy Riedel

Nursery Next Sunday - Jay & Becky Waegli

Next Children's Story  - Laura Nickel

October’s  Drivers -  Anita Breckbill

October’s Greeters - Chad & Kathy Boshart

Snack Next Sunday - Nitzsche’s



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

Sunday, Oct 14 - CROP walk at First Lutheran @ 1pm

Sunday, Oct 14 - Harvest Party @ Boshart’s @ 5pm

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 23

60 - Attendance

$ 1,980 - Offering

$ 85,044 - YTD Budget

$ 78,412 - YTD Offering

- $ 6,632 - YTD Deficit



When change doesn’t seem possible, God shows a way forward… that’s liberation.



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 H 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 me.


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 me 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 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 Ry Siggelkow, pastor at Faith Mennonite Church, Minneapolis, MN as he is ordained to pastoral ministry today.