Healing perspectives

Sunday, February 17, 2019


Welcome and Opening Words

Opening Songs:

     “I’ll fly away”  screen

     ”Blessed assurance”


Birthday offering

Congregational prayer


Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Donna Yost

Congregational Prayer


     “For God so loved us”  HWB # 167

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

Scripture  - Matthew 13:10-17, 24-43

Sermon “Healing perspectives”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “Gracious Spirit, dwell in me”  HWB # 507

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering

Sending Hymn:

     “Lift every voice and sing”  HWB # 579



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.



Jesus uses parables to broaden our perspectives of the kingdom.



Pastor   Dave Nickel

Worship Leader Holly Rocole

Music Leader     Thad & Jennifer Miller

Nursery Steve & Angela Nitzsche

Nursery Next Sunday     Brett & Mary Stauffer

Next Children's Story      Doug Fast

February’s  Drivers         Byron Rahn

February’s Greeters       Jim & Donna

Snack Next Sunday         Kalombo & Mukuna & Bukasa



Sunday Prayer Time       9:15 am Room #2

Sunday, Feb 17  Youth Chili Fundraiser

Mar 1-2 NE women's retreat

Mar 17  Child dedication

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 February 10

66          Attendance


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 call/email 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 nebraskamccsale.org  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 www.nebraskamccsale.org 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.


WOODWORKING – Pastor Dave has shop hours Thursday from 3-7:30p. If you have project ideas, want to work on some projects already in process, or want a cup of coffee; please stop by.


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.


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. 


CHILI FUNDRAISER TODAY - The youth group invite you to a chili fundraiser 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.


WEDNESDAY - We'll have lots going on at an all church small group Feb 20: we'll share finger food, discuss our theme verse, wrap up our discussions of the Sabbath study, penny vote on our quarterly mission offering recipients, and solicit feedback on offering and congregational prayer. We'll start eating around 6:15.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for the churches in the Eastern Iowa cluster as they prepare for Annual Meeting 2019, which will take place on June 20-23.


IT'S PENNY VOTE TIME - We received nine nominations for our 2019 quarterly mission offering recipients - thank you! Now it's time to vote. A jar will be set out for each nominee in fellowship hall, and you will be given five tokens. Placing a token in a jar is a vote for that organization. You can distribute your five votes anyway you would like - all five for one organization, one vote each for five different organizations, etc. Voting will take place Sunday, February 17th, Wednesday, February 20th, and Sunday, February 24th. The top three vote-getters will be chosen as quarterly mission offering recipients this year. See Kevin H or Kathy B for your tokens or for any questions you may have.


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, handmade 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!!