A listening heart

Sunday, October 28, 2018


Welcome and opening words

Opening Songs:

     “Your Love Never Fails”   (screen)

     “Lord, listen to your children”



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Dallas Schlegel


     “There's a wideness in God's mercy”  # 145

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

Scripture - 1 Kings 3:1-15

Message “A listening heart”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “Will you let me be your servant  # 307

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering

Sending Hymn: 

     “Let there be light, Lord God”  STJ # 67



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.





Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Holly Rocole

October’s  Music - Julie/Jeremy Laura/Rachel

Nursery - Brett & Mary Stauffer

Nursery Next Sunday - Laura Nickel

Next Children's Story  - Leah Schulte

October’s  Drivers - Anita Breckbill

October’s Greeters - Chad & Kathy Boshart

Snack Next Sunday - Kerm & Linda Wenger



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

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

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

Sunday, Nov 11 - Baptism/Membership service and Communion

Sunday, Nov 11 - Yams & Stuffing Delivery

Tuesday, Nov 13 - Retiree Workday @ 9am

Dec 6 - Gifts of Love Delivery


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 21


$1426 - Offering 10/14

$2250 - Offering 10/21

$47 - Birthday Offering

$815 - Doves Nest Special Offering

$93996 - YTD Budget

$85945 - YTD Offering

-$8051 - YTD Deficit



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.


LADIES COFFEE:  Monday, Nov. 12, 9:30am at Wanda Stauffer’s. All are welcome.


THANK YOU to everyone who helped out at our first Trunk or Treat.  It was an amazing success!  I lost count, but I'm guessing we had around 150 kids.  We had 11 "trunks" and the best costumes and decorations.  We had T-Rex's, pirates, Huskers, hunters, a beach bum, an "Old Man," spiders, a witch, Igor the cat, unicorns, and the whole Waegli/Schlegel bunch was a Halloween Party in itself!.  The games were a big hit too.  The weather was perfect.  The rain held off so we were able to stay outside.  Thank you to everyone who came out and made this event a great success!  -Kathy Boshart


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for the Conflict Management Support Team as they meet on November 2-3 to welcome new members on the team and to plan for upcoming mediation skills training workshops within Central Plains Conference.


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 https://meganeisenbeis.wordpress.com/  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 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.https://goo.gl/forms/kpphlEmOOHkV1U042 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.