The Prophet Nathan as Ally

Sunday, October 21, 2018


Welcome and opening words

Opening Songs:

     “Come, now is the time to worship”  screen

     “Give us clean hands”


October Birthday Offering


Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Doug Fast


     “Gracious Spirit, dwell with me”  # 507

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

Scripture - 2 Samuel 11:1-5, 26-27; 12:1-9

Message “The Prophet Nathan as Ally” from Lucas Shulte


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “Have thine own way”  # 504

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering

Sending Hymn: 

     “May the grace of Christ our Savior”  # 423



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.



Message from Lucas Schulte

Worship Leader - Holly Rocole

October’s  Music - Julie/Jeremy Laura/Rachel

Nursery - Steve & Angela Nitzsche

Nursery Next Sunday - Brett & Mary Stauffer

Next Children's Story - Anita Breckbill

October’s  Drivers - Anita Breckbill

October’s Greeters - Chad & Kathy Boshart

Snack Next Sunday - Anita Breckbill



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2


Wednesday, Oct 24  - Trunk or Treat at FMC

Friday, Nov 2 - FMC Movie Night @ 6:30 pm

Nov 7-8 - MCC meat canning in Newton, KS

Sunday, Nov 11 - Yams & Stuffing Due

Tuesday, Nov 13 - Retiree Workday @ 9am


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 14

58 - Attendance

$ 837 - Offering 8/7




WELCOME Dr. Lucas Schulte to give the message today. Lucas is married to Leah, and the father of Cecilia and Samuel. He grew up near Kearney, and teaches religion at UNL and Eden Seminary. He specializes in Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism. His professional interests include Judah in the Persian Period, the relation between texts and archaeology for histories of Israel, textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible, the texts and community of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and apocalyptic literature in Second Temple Judaism and early Christianity.



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.



MEAT CANNING – Dallas Schlegel is planning a trip to MCC meat canning in Newton on Nov 7-8.  Please talk to him if you'd be interested in participating: it would help the planners if they knew how many of us are coming.



PLEASE remember to stop by the table in the fellowship hall to: 1) update your information in the directory and 2) write a note to Carol and Jim as Sunday will be their last in Lincoln before moving to New York. 



CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for the Omaha Chin Christian Church in Omaha, NE as they explore connections with CPMC. This is a congregation made up of persons from the western side of Burma (Myanmar), near India. 



FMC MOVIE NIGHT - Invite your friends and bring the family to First Mennonite on Friday, November the 2nd at 6:30 pm., for the Christian movie, "I Can Only Imagine".  This is the true story of Bart Millard (Lead singer of MercyMe), his troubled childhood and mended relationship with his Dad that inspires him to write the hit song "I Can Only Imagine".



MEGAN IS IN NEPAL - You can follow her adventures with MCC SALT at  Megan's prayer cards are posted on the bulletin board. Please take one and  keep her in your prayers.



YAMS & STUFFING for People's City Mission -- donations taken from October 21 through November 10! Give someone a brighter Thanksgiving! Outreach Commission asks you to share in the donation of food gifts for the People's City Mission. We have a goal this year of 100 large cans of yams and 200 boxes of stuffing. Large cans of green beans would also be appreciated. Thanks to everyone for your donation! Questions? Ask Kevin Haake or Kathy Boshart



WEDDING RECEPTION for Jenna and Jason Richardson. Rick and Wanda Stauffer invite you to an open house reception to celebrate the wedding of their daughter, Jenna, to Jason Richardson. Please join us on Saturday, Nov. 24, 5:00-8:00pm. RSVP to Rick or Wanda by Nov.  3.



RETIREE WORKDAY at FMC. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 9:00am. We will be meeting to do some inside cleaning and upkeep projects (and chatting and eating :)



MAIL - David Swisher a previous participant at FMC, requests our thoughts and prayers for his recent move from the Norfolk Regional Center to the Madison County Jail.  If you would be willing to correspond with David, please contact Pastor Dave for his mailing address



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!!



COMMITMENT SURVEY - Leadership Board would like to invite you to participate in the FMC 2019 Commitment Survey - thank you for taking the time to consider your future financial commitment to FMC. The purpose of this survey is to address the financial shortfall we have experienced in 2018 by giving the budget committee an estimate of what to plan for in 2019. Your surveys will be kept confidential with only the Treasurer accessing these records. Please complete this survey as either a household or individual. If you prefer to fill out a paper form we will have those available on Sunday morning. We will use the final question to remove any duplicate entries and follow up with questions if needed.