More than servants

Sunday, August 4, 2019


Welcome and Opening Words

Opening Songs:

     “Jesus stand among us”  HWB #25

     “My life flows on”  HWB #580



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Jolene Boshart


     “Will you let me be your servant”  HWB #307

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

Scripture - John 15:12-17

Sermon  “More than servants”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “Heart with loving heart united”  HWB #420

Sharing and Prayer


Sending Hymn 

     “God be with you”  HWB #430



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.



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Rick Stauffer

Music Leader - Jeanette/ Anita/Leah

Nursery - Wade & Lisa Thiessen

Nursery Next Sunday - Thiessen

Next Children's Story

August’s  Drivers - Jennifer & Thad Miller

August’s Greeters - Jennifer & Thad Miller

Snack Next Sunday        



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Sunday, August 18 - Potluck & Baby Shower

Sept 21 - MCC Flatlander Bike Ride

Sept 21-2 - CPMC women's retreat


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 28

49 - Attendance



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. Since they have arrived recently from DR Congo, they are in need of all baby items. Diapers, clothing, high chair, stroller, car seat, crib, etc. Lightly used items are always welcomed.   


CENTRAL PLAINS WOMEN'S RETREAT is Sept 21-22 at Swan Lake (there's a poster on the bulletin board). Please talk to Laura for more information.


THE MCC FLATLANDER BIKE RIDE is Sept 21 in North Newton. Please talk to me if you're interested in riding/participating this year (also, there are registration brochures in my mailbox.


FOR OFFERTORY TODAY, Anita will use the flute to play the songs of birds, as transcribed from nature by the composer Olivier Messiaen.  You’ll hear Song Sparrows, a Meadowlark, a European Blackbird, and others.  Do you recognize any of the songs?


CATCH UP - I would love to catch up with you after two months away.... I will return to Panera next week for coffee on Wednesday (9:30-11:30a): please come for a chat after sabbatical:-) or email to set up coffee or lunch some other time.


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.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUESTS - We pray for Susan Janzen as she begins her time as the Conference Minister for Ministerial leadership in Central Plains. May God guide her work as she develops relationships with leaders across the conference.