Sunday, August 11, 2019


Welcome and Opening Words

Opening Songs:

     “Brethren, we have met to worship”  # 8

     “All things bright and beautiful”  # 156



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Donna Yost

Skit from sections of Job 1-2


     “Brothers and sisters of mine”  # 142

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

Scripture - Job 2:11–13

Sermon  “Presence”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “We are people of God’s peace”  # 407

Sharing and Prayer


Sending Hymn 

     “Lift up your hearts”  # 602



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 - Dave & Sheri Nitzsche

Nursery Next Sunday - Glen & Tammy Riedel

Next Children's Story -   Laura Nickel

August’s  Drivers - Jennifer & Thad Miller

August’s Greeters - Jennifer & Thad Miller

Snack Next Sunday - Potluck



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Sunday, August 18 - Potluck & Baby Shower

Sunday, August 25 - Commissioning service for committee members, Sunday school teachers, etc.

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 August 4

73 - Attendance



God equips us to be present in the tragic times of friends’ lives.


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



BABY SHOWER - To celebrate the birth of a new baby boy for Danny and Martha Tshibangu, we will host a baby shower with next church potluck today. 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.  If your small group or friends are joining together to purchase a larger baby item, let Wanda Stauffer know what you are bringing so we avoid doubles. Currently we have a car seat being purchased.  


QUARTERLY MISSION OFFERING August 18th will be taken for People's City Mission.


EMAIL – Pastor Dave sends out an informational email each Friday and periodic prayer requests... if you're not receiving these messages and would like to, please email him: dave [at]


PARTICIPATE: FMC encourages regular attendees to participate in our worship services. If you'd be interested in worship leading, song leading, preaching, praying, reading scripture, or serving in the nursery; please contact Dave. We welcome your help with worship.


THE MCC FLATLANDER BIKE RIDE is Sept 21 in North Newton. Please talk to Pastor Dave if you're interested in riding/participating this year.  There are registration brochures in his mailbox.


PLAYGROUND - Have you noticed the "new" playground structure by the church? A BIG THANK YOU goes to Doug, Michelle, Avery and Britton Fast for this donation and the cost of moving it here. The FMC kids are already enjoying it!


CENTRAL PLAINS WOMEN'S RETREAT is Sept 21-22 at Swan Lake.  Please see the poster on the bulletin board, and talk to Laura Nickel for more information.


TEACHER – We are still looking for an additional teacher for the middle school / high school class, a couple substitute teachers, and someone to lead music at the beginning of the Sunday school hour. Please contact Kathy Haake if you would like to be part of helping our youth grow and learn in Christ and community.


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. – Pastor Dave


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUESTS - We pray for the work of the interim Executive Conference Ministers, Firman Gingerich and Marcia Yoder Schrock as they each willingly lend their expertise and wisdom to the conference. We pray for the search process for the next Executive Conference Minister.