Before we ask

Sunday, February 3, 2019


Welcome and Opening Words

Opening Songs:

     “Immortal, invisible, God only wise”  # 70

    “Lord, listen to your children praying”  # 353



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Jolene Boshart

Congregational Prayer


     “Help us to help each other”  # 362

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

Scripture - Matthew 6:7-21

Sermon  “Before we ask”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     "The Lord Lift You Up" STJ # 73

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering

Sending Hymn:      

     “Alleluia, the great storm is over”  STJ # 71



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 prayer and in his life, Jesus makes us family.


Verse for 2019

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. - Philippians 4:8



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Holly Rocole

Music Leader - Thad & Jennifer Miller

Nursery - Rose

Nursery Next Sunday - The Mukuna Family

Next Children's Story  - Laura Nickel

February’s  Drivers - Byron

February’s Greeters - Jim & Donna

Snack Next Sunday - Jennifer & Thad Miller



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Wednesday, Feb 6 - School Kit Sewing & Discussion

Saturday, Feb 16 - Soup Swap @ 3pm

Sunday, Feb 17 - Youth Chili Fundraiser

Mar 1-2 - NE women's retreat

Sunday, March 24 - 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 # 3 - 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 27

84 - Attendance

$ 1,813 - Offering

$ 233 - Souper Bowl Offering



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 - Submit historical information & photos from previous sales to help celebrate 40 yrs to Gary Buller - go to  and click on the section that says Donate.


MCC DONATIONS of new quilts, comforters, afghans, wall hangings, and baby blankets are needed for the Nebraska MCC Sale.  Please register your items online at by March 1, in order to be included in the Quilt Guide.  Those items need to be delivered to Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson by March 10 to be photographed.  (The Brubachers or Wengers can hand deliver any donated quilts if taken to the church by Sunday, March 3rd.)  If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Janzen.


MCC AUCTION - If you or someone you know is interested in helping in the quilt area either with set up on Friday or with the auction on Saturday, please contact Quilt Chairperson, Wendy Janzen.


WE NEED YOUR HELP - How funny would it be to see Pastor Dave as a baby or a pregnant lady !!!
To make this happen, we need to fill his fundraising jar with coins and then come to the School Kit sewing night on Feb 6 so see it for real! Because we believe in the work of the Pregnancy Center, please be generous and fill the 'OTHER" jar will bills and checks!!  This Sunday is our day to collect donations!!


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, Kathy, or Pastor Dave if you're interested in participating or have project ideas.


WOODWORKING – Pastor Dave has schedule difficulties the next couple Thursdays... so he is taking a break from shop hours. If you have project ideas and want to schedule something during this time, please let him know.  We'll make something work.


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.


OUR 2019 THEME VERSE is: Philippians 4:8:  Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for those who volunteer as leaders in our conference serving on various committees and boards such as the Conference Board, the Christian Formation Committee, Pastoral Leadership Committee, Outreach and Service Committee, Stewardship Task Force, Shalom Readers Club, and all other conference volunteers. We give thanks for those who are willing to serve!


PLEASE continue your nominations for 2019 quarterly mission offering recipients (in the box in the fellowship hall)... we'll have a penny vote on Feb 20.


THANK YOU for the generous donations for the Souper Bowl of Caring. The youth raised $233.67 for Matt Talbot Outreach & Kitchen.


CHURCH AUCTION - March 24 - FMC will have a church auction on March 24 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.