Covenant retelling

Sunday, October 14, 2018


Welcome and opening words

Opening Songs:

     “Forever”  screen

     “Blessed Assurance”



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Donna Yost


     “Be Thou my vision”  # 545

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

Scripture - Joshua 24:1-26

Message “Covenant retelling”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “Bless’d be the God of Israel  # 174

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering

Sending - Jim Janzen and Carol Knieriem

Sending Hymn: 

     “Sent forth by God’s blessing”  # 478



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.



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



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Holly Rocole

Music Leaders - Julie/Jeremy Laura/Rachel

Nursery - The Mukuna Family

Nursery Next Sunday - A &S Nitzsche

Next Children's Story - Doug Fast

October’s  Drivers - Anita Breckbill

October’s Greeters - Chad & Kathy Boshart

Snack Next Sunday - POTLUCK



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

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

Sunday, Oct 14 - Harvest Party - CANCELED

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

Wednesday, Oct 24 -      Trunk or Treat at FMC

Nov 7-8 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 October 7

$ 837 - Offering

$ 89,520 - YTD Budget

$ 82,269 - YTD Offering

- $ 7,251 - YTD Deficit



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


CANCELED – Due to some really cold and rainy weather, we will cancel our Harvest Party at the Boshart’s pumpkin patch, scheduled for tonight.


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. 


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 or contact Melissa Short.  For more information, or if you want to join the webinar, contact Rick Stauffer.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for Central Plains congregations who are seeking long-term pastors.


GOSHEN COLLEGE's "Parables" is coming to Lincoln on Tuesday October 16 for a service music, drama, faith stories and congregational participation


MEAT CANNING – Dallas Schlegel is planning a trip to MCC meat canning in Newton on Nov 7-8.  Please talk to him if you are interested in participating.


MEGAN IS IN NEPAL - You can follow her adventures with MCC SALT at  There's a "Thank You" on the bulletin board from Megan's mom, and there are prayer cards posted below it for us to post on our refrigerators to help us remember to keep Megan in our prayers.


NURTURE COMMITTEE UPDATE - The nurture committee is partly responsible for developing some of our schedules.  This year, the schedulers will be:  transportation - Barb Schlegel; nursery - Laure Nickel; greeters - Jolene Boshart.  If you are not on these schedules and would like to help with these aspects of FMC, please let us know.

We are also responsible for the makeup of small groups.  If you are not in a small group and would like to get involved in one, please talk to Jolene, Laura or Barb.  Thank you!!