A light to the nations

Sunday, December 16, 2018


Welcome and Opening Words

Opening Songs:

     “My soul proclaims with wonder”   HWB #181

     “Where is this stupendous stranger”  HWB #200


December birthday offering - Grace Children’s Home


Hearing the word

Lighting of the Advent Candle

Children’s Story – Doug Fast


     “We three kings of Orient are”

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

Scripture - Isaiah 42:1-9

Sermon “A light to the nations”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “Christ, whose glory fills the skies”  HWB #216

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering

Sending Hymn:

     “Angels we have heard on high”  HWB #197



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.



In the darkest week of the year, we hope to both see and be a light to the nations.


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 - Chad & Kathy Boshart

Music Leader - Jeanette Harder

Nursery - The Mukuna Family

Nursery Next Sunday - Steve & Angela Nitzsche

Next Children's Story -   Doug Fast

December’s  Drivers - Wade & Lisa Thessen

December’s Greeters - Jay & Becky Waegli

Snack Next Sunday - Everet Lundquist & Ruth Chantry



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Sunday, Dec 16 Choir - Practice @ 9am

Sunday, Dec 16 Choir - Christmas Program @ 5:30pm

Monday, Dec 24 - Deliver items from Giving Tree to People’s City Mission @ Noon

Monday, Dec 24 - Christmas Eve service @ 6pm

Jan 16 - Annual business meeting


Sunday School

Library  - Adult Class – Uniform Series

Room # 1 - Adult Class – James, Chapter 3

Room # 6 - Adult Class – Uniform Series – Take 2

Play Practice - Preschool – Grade 6

High School Room - Grades 9-12


Record for December 9

68 - Attendance

$2946 - Offering 12-2

$2740 - Offering 12-9

$1027 - Quarterly Mission Offering

$109662 - YTD Budget

$102708 - YTD Offering

- $6954 - YTD Deficit



CHRISTMAS PROGRAM - Join us tonight at 5:30 p.m. for our Christmas program. It is always a wonderful event, full of music, drama, and unexpected surprises.   It will include our kid’s play and two songs from the choir.  You won’t want to miss it!

KIDS - If you kids are in the Kids Christmas Play, please have them here by 5pm to get into costume.

BRING TREATS - Following the Christmas Program, please bring Christmas cookies, bars and other snacks to share.

 CHRISTMAS CHOIR -  We will perform during the program tonight.  Please remember to bring your music folders!


GIVING TREE - People's City Mission has requested towels and wash cloths for use at their shelter.  Let's creatively decorate the Christmas Tree in the sanctuary by Sunday, Dec 23rd.  Who can fold a washcloth into a teddy bear?


PASTOR DAVE is am looking for volunteers to read at our Christmas eve service. Please let me know if you'll be present and willing to read.


COLLEGE-AGE YOUNG ADULTS - Our annual post-finals matinee will be Mary Poppins Returns at 12:40p on Friday 12/21. Please contact Pastor Dave by 8am Monday, and he will get you a ticket.


ELDER ELECTIONS – We will have an opening for an Elder next year.  Please start thinking of your nominations.  Votes will be cast at the congregational meeting in January.  Please give this prayerful consideration.


THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS in Room #1 will study James, Chaper 4 next week.


CITY IMPACT – is running low on gifts.  Can you give online or shop from their Amazon Gifts of Love Wish List?