Covenant blind spots

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Welcome and Announcements

Opening Songs:

     “What is this place?”  # 1

     “I bind my heart this tide”  # 411

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering


Children’s Story - Julie Schlegel Youngs


     “What does the Lord require of you?”  screen

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

Scripture - Micah 5:2-5; Micah 6:6-8

Message “Covenant blind spots”


Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “Lord I want to be a Christian”  # 444





Sending Hymn: 

     “You shall go out with joy”  # 427



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 - Dave Nitzsche / Jay Waegli

November’s  Music - Anita/Jeanette/Leah

Nursery - Tracy & Holly Rocole

Nursery Next Sunday - Wade & Lisa Thiessen

Next Children's Story - Garry DeFreece

November’s  Drivers - Tim & Rachel Balzer

November’s Greeters - Jeremy & Julie Youngs

Snack Next Sunday - POTLUCK



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Today - Yams & Stuffing Delivery

Tuesday, Nov 13 - Retiree Workday @ 9am

Nov 18 - All Adult Sunday School @ 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 November 4

80 - Attendance

$3925 - Offering 10/28

$1430 - Offering 11/4

$98472 - YTD Budget

$91300 - YTD Offering

-$7172 - YTD Deficit  



BAPTISM - "We believe that the baptism of believers with water is a sign of their cleansing from sin.  Baptism is also a pledge before the church of their covenant with God to walk in the way of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit." *

This morning we celebrate the baptisms of Aaron Nitzsche, Ian Pillow, and Lilly Reidel.  As they commit themselves to following Christ in life, we welcome them as members of this congregation.


COMMUNION - "We believe that the Lord's Supper is a sign by which the church thankfully remembers the new covenant which Jesus established by his death.  In this communion meal, the church renews its covenant with God and with each other and participates in the life and death of Jesus Christ, until he comes."*

First Mennonite Church practices an open Communion.  Believers of all denominations are welcome to come and partake.

*Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective


THEME VERSE:  The elders are beginning discerning 2019 theme verse options. We hope to vote on some at the annual meeting in January, and request your suggestions by Dec 4 (our next elder meeting).


ALL ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL:  November 18 an all adult Sunday school will be led by the child advocacy center. It will begin at 9a, and the title is "Talking with children about body safety, boundaries, and sexual abuse." The subtitle reads "No one ever said talking to children about sexual abuse would be easy; but, it's worth it." It should be very good: the description is on the bulletin board.  


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


WORK DAYS:  The trustees are arranging more FMC work mornings on coming Saturdays. Please talk to Glen, Thad, and/or Wanda if you're available.


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 :)


YAMS & STUFFING TODAY:  We are collecting yams and stuffing for People's City Mission Thanksgiving baskets. Our tentative goals are 100 big cans of yams and 200 boxes of stuffing. Questions? Ask Kevin Haake or Kathy Boshart


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Lift up prayers of joy for the Pleasant View Mennonite Church as they celebrate their 60th anniversary today. Pray also for the upcoming Ecuador Partnership Meetings being held this coming weekend in Ecuador.


Commitment survey— Will you be number 19? 
Thank you to those who have responded to our giving survey, we have received 18 responses to a goal of 30.  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. Paper surveys are now available in  the fellowship hall and can be placed in the treasurers mail box once completed.