Salt of the earth

Sunday, January 27, 2019


Welcome and Opening Words

Opening Songs:

     “Come, bless the Lord”  screen

     “Blessed Savior, we adore Thee”  # 107

Announcements, Sharing and Prayer

Good News in Outreach – Pregnancy Center - Pat McCarthy


Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Nancy Peters


     “O healing river”  # 372

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

Scripture  - Matthew 4:23 – 5:20

Sermon  “Salt of the earth”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “You are salt of the earth”  # 226

Congregational Prayer

Tithes and Offering

Sending Hymn:

     “Create in me a clean heart”  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.



With our goodness, brokenness, and all; Jesus tells us “you are salt of the earth.”



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Kevin & Kathy Haake

Music Leader - Wanda Stauffer, Jolene Boshart, & Sheri Nitzsche

Nursery - Jay & Becky Waegli

Nursery Next Sunday - Rose

Next Children's Story  - Jolene Boshart

February’s  Drivers - Byron

February’s Greeters - Jim & Donna

Snack Next Sunday - Stauffer & Stauffer



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Sunday, Jan 27 - Souper Bowl of Caring

Thursday, Jan 31 - Shop hours 3-8pm

Wednesday, Feb 6 - School Kit Sewing

Saturday, Feb 16 - Soup Swap

Sunday, Feb 17 - Youth Chili Fundraiser

Mar 1-2 - NE women's retreat

Sunday, March 17 - Church Auction

Apr 5-6 - NE MCC sale

May 28-30 - Vacation Bible School 6-8pm


Sunday School

Library  - Adult Class – Uniform Series

Room # 1 - Adult Class – Philippians

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

Room # 2 - Adult Women’s Class – Live your call

Nursery - Preschool – Kindergarten

Room # 7 - Grades 1-2

Room # 8 - Grades 3-6

 Room # 4 - Grades 9-12


Record for January 20

83 - Attendance

$ 2,377 - Offering

$ 429 - Annual Meeting Offering


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.


SOUP SWAP - Laura Nickel is planning her annual soup swap at 3p on Saturday, February 16. More info to come..


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


MCC SALE is celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary this year April 5 & 6th.  We are asking people to send in trivia and pictures of past sales to include as we celebrate 40th anniversary. This information is to be sent to Gary Buller. I have contacted Marlene Swarzentruber, secretary for this information. I will give follow up on this as soon as I get it.  – Rhonda & Linda


SEWING - Our first MCC sale sewing and project night will be sewing school kit bags on Feb 6. We are planning a series, which will continue until the sale. Please talk to Tammy R., Kathy B., or Pastor Dave if you're interested in participating or have project ideas.


WOODWORKING – From 3-8p on January 31, come to Pastor Dave’s informal "shop hours" for another of several Thursday afternoons/evenings between now and the sale. The shop will be warmish... feel free to stop by to work on projects (MCC or otherwise), chat, and/or have a cup of coffee.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for your sister churches in South Dakota: Sermon on the Mount in Sioux Falls and Bethany, Hutterthal, Salem and Salem-Zion in the Freeman area.


SOUPER BOWL OF CARING - Jan. 27 - On Sunday February 3rd, millions of Americans will watch the Super Bowl football game. There will be parties with abundant food, friendship, and fellowship. At the same time, there will be people worried about staying warm and finding their next meal. Let’s join with others around the country as we demonstrate God’s love by loving our neighbors through the Souper Bowl of Caring. It’s a simple, yet significant act of caring for others. This year we will be collecting for Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach in Lincoln. For over 25 years MTKO has served the homeless and near homeless. Feeding the hungry is at the core of their mission. After church on January 27, the youth will be collecting donations in their soup pots for the Souper Bowl of Caring.  


CHILI FUNDRAISER - Feb. 17 - The youth group invite you to a chili fundraiser on February 17 after church. Donations will go towards the youth fund for the MCUSA Convention in Kansas City this summer. If you want to provide a delicious chili or dessert, please sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.


CHURCH AUCTION - March 17 - FMC will have a church auction on March 17 after potluck. Can you donate great stuff that people would want? Making something for the Relief Sale and can make another one? Bring things like crafts, baked goods, plants, hand made items, certificates for services like snow shoveling or babysitting, other creative ideas you have, and any other nice things to donate. And get ready to bid!!


VBS - May 28-30 - Save the dates for Vacation Bible School from May 28-30, 6-8 p.m. for ages PreK to 5th grade. If any questions, can ask Jennifer, Jeana, or Lisa.