Holy and priestly

Sunday, October 7, 2018


Welcome and opening words

Opening Songs:

     “Two hands”  screen

     “Great is the Lord”  # 87


Quarterly Mission Offering – Dove’s Nest


Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Laura Nickel


     “Spirit of God descend”  # 502

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

Scripture - Exodus 19:3-7; 20:1-17

Message – “Holy and priestly”

Communion prep



Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “I am the bread of life”  # 472

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering

Sending Hymn: 

     “The Lord lift you up”  STJ # 73



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 - Holly Rocole

Music Leaders - Thad and Jennifer Miller

Nursery - Jay & Becky Waegli

Nursery Next Sunday - The Mukuna Family

Next Children's Story - Donna Yost

October’s  Drivers - Anita Breckbill

October’s Greeters - Chad & Kathy Boshart

Snack Next Sunday - Jim Buller & Donna Yost



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 30

68 - Attendance

$ 3,020 - Offering

$ 87,282 - YTD Budget

$ 81,432 - YTD Offering

- $ 5,850 - YTD Deficit



God calls us “holy” and “priestly”: set apart for the purpose to serve in God’s reconciliation of the world.



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. 


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.


MAKE MEDICARE AN EASY STEP -  Gain confidence and clarity about moving to Medicare with guidance from Everence, a faith-based organization that partners with our church. Join an upcoming webinar: Wednesday, Oct. 17: 2 or 8 p.m. (EDT). Learn your key steps to getting Medicare, how to move from current coverage, plus enrollment details and deadlines. To register, visit everence.com/MedicareMadeEasy or contact Melissa Short at (800) 222-5054 ext. 3392 or melissa.short [at] everence.com.  If you want to join the webinar and view with Rick Stauffer, just give me a call and we can view together.


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, 8120 A. St.  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 https://meganeisenbeis.wordpress.com/.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for conference leaders of Mennonite Church USA who will gather Oct. 11-13 in Chicago for the Constituency Leaders Council.