Waters of possibility

Sunday, January 13, 2019


Welcome and Announcements

Opening Songs:

     “I will call upon the Lord”  screen

     “We bring the sacrifice of praise”

Birthday/Anniversary Offering

Sharing and Prayer


Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Kathy Haake


     “We have come into His house”  screen

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

Scripture  - Matthew 3:1-17

Sermon  “Waters of possibility”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “Just as I am”  # 516

Tithes and Offering

Sending Hymn:

     “The Lord Lift you up”  screen



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 his baptism, Jesus shows us the kingdom of heaven and God’s well pleasure.



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Kevin & Kathy Haake

Music Leader - Wanda Stauffer

Nursery - Dave & Sheri Nitzsche

Nursery Next Sunday - Glen & Tammy Reidel

Next Children's Story  - Sheri Nitzsche

January’s  Drivers - Jeremy & Julie Youngs

January’s Greeters - Everett & Ruth

Snack Next Sunday – Potluck



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Wednesday, Jan 16 - Annual Business Meeting

Monday, Jan 21 - Ladies Coffee @ Donna Yost 9:30 am

Mar 1-2 - NE women's retreat

Apr 5-6 - NE MCC sale


Sunday School

Library  - Adult Class – Uniform Series

Room # 1 - Adult Class – Philippians

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

Room # 3 - Adult Women’s Class – Live your call

Nursery - Preschool – Kindergarten

Room # - Grades 1-2

Room # - Grades 3-6

High School Room - Grades 9-12


Record for January 6

67 - Attendance



ELDER ELECTIONS - Gifts discernment will conduct a vote for elder at the annual meeting... please check in the "annual meeting" mailbox for an absentee ballot, fill it out, and place it in Barb's box if you aren't able to attend (the results will be announced at the meeting).


THEME VERSE - The elders will pass out ballots for a theme verse vote at the annual meeting, which we're requesting you prayerfully discern and put in the "theme verse" mailbox by January 27.


NEXT WEEK is "World fellowship Sunday"--we'll celebrate with fellowship, communion, and potluck, and read Matthew 4:1-17.


ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING – Our meeting is planned for Wednesday, January the 16th at 7:00.  Prior to the meeting the Leadership Board will be providing a soup supper for all, with 5 or 6 different soups for you to sample.  Our dinner will begin around 6:15.  In previous years we have also accepted donations at the soup supper for help in paying down our new sanctuary.  Thankfully this is no longer needed and we will be accepting donations to FMC for support of Megan Eisenbeis, who is serving in Nepal, and Victoria Wiebe, serving with MCC at the United Nations in New York.  Please plan on joining us.


WOMEN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS - A new sunday school class is starting today:  Live Your Call.  Contact Sheri Nitzsche with questions.


LADIES COFFEE - We will be meeting on Monday, January 21 at Donna Yost's home at 9:30 am. All are welcome.


NEBRASKA WOMEN'S RETREAT registration forms (attached) are due by February 15th.  This year meetings are on Friday evening and all day Saturday (instead of Saturday and Sunday).  Please call/email Peg Burkey with questions. The dates are March 1st-2nd!


MCC SALE - We are planning a series of MCC sale sewing and project nights: probably on Wednesday evenings and possibly on Sunday afternoons. Please talk to Tammy Riedel, Kathy Boshart, or Pastor Dave if you're interested in participating or have project ideas.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for the Annual Meeting Task Group as they meet at Iowa Mennonite School on Tuesday to plan for our Annual Meeting June 20-23.  Also pray for the Pastoral Leadership Committee as they meet on Friday and Saturday this week in Minneapolis.