Thoughts for Church Members

Sunday, July 28, 2019


Welcome and Opening Words

Opening Songs:

     “Come, all you people”  screen

     “10,000 reasons”



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Stan Harder


     “Holy Spirit, come with power”  # 26

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

Scripture  I Peter 5:5-14

Sermon – “Thoughts for Church Members”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “Renew your church”  # 363

Sharing and Prayer


Sending Hymn: 

     “God of grace and God of glory”  # 366




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.



Message from Bill Thorton

Worship Leader - Jeff Webber

Music Leader - Julie/Jeremy/Rachel

Nursery - Tracy & Holly Rocole

Nursery Next Sunday - Wade & Lisa Thiessen

Next Children's Story  - Jolene Boshart

August’s  Drivers - Jennifer & Thad Miller

August’s Greeters - Jennifer & Thad Miller

Snack Next Sunday - All the Stauffers



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Sunday, August 18 - Potluck & Baby Shower


Sunday School

Library  - Adult Class – Uniform Series

Room # 1 - Adult Class – Your New Money Mindset

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

Nursery - Preschool – Grade 2

Room # 8 - Grades 3-6

Room # 4 - Grades 9-12


Record for July 21

61 - Attendance



THANKS to Bill Thorton for bringing us the message today.


SUNDAY SCHOOl - Preschool-12th Grade Sunday School: Fall is fast approaching, and we will be ordering curriculum soon. Please let Kathy H. know if your child plans to attend Sunday school so we can ensure we have all the materials needed to learn & grow together!


A BABY SHOWER! To celebrate the birth of a new baby boy for Danny and Martha Tshibangu, we will host a baby shower with our next church potluck on Aug. 18.


ADDRESS - We would like to thank First Mennonite for the the house plant you gifted to us , upon the passing of our 5 yr old grandson, Caleb Friesen , who passed away on July 8th.  For your prayers & friendship. You have all been a blessing to us.  Ron & Joyce Friesen


SNACKS - Don't you love those morning donuts!?!  A new snack schedule is being created. If you would like to be included, contact Wanda Stauffer 402-890-4691.


ELDERS - The elders will be arranging weekly communication and speakers in June and July: please plan to contact them. There will also be an "elder on call" for pastoral needs/concerns during this time.

Sheri - weekly email message

Anita – worship participants

Wade - arranging speakers


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUESTS - July 21 - We pray for Gloria Villatoro and her family as they prepare to move to Mexico to be with Max. We give thanks for the leadership that Max and Gloria have shown in Iowa City and in our conference, and pray that their ministry will continue in Mexico and that all will go well as they are reunited.

July 28 - We pray for David Boshart as he ends his time at Central Plains Mennonite Conference. We give thanks for his years of wise leadership and faithful witness among us.