Free to be friends

Sunday, August 25, 2019


Welcome and Opening Words

Opening Songs:

     “For the beauty of the earth”  # 89

     “My hope is built on nothing less”  # 343


August Birthday/Anniversary Offering


Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Doug Fast


     “Open my eyes, that I may see”  # 517

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

Scripture - Job 42:7-9

Sermon  “Free to be friends”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “Come, ye disconsolate”  # 497

Sharing and Prayer

Commissioning service


Sending Hymn

     “I am weak and I need your strength”  #553



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

WorshipLeader - Rick Stauffer

Music Leader - Julie Youngs & Anita Breckbill

Nursery - Waegli

Nursery Next Sunday - Rose

Next Children's Story  - Anita Breckbill

September’s  Drivers     

September’s Greeters   

Snack Next Sunday - Dave & Sheri Nitzsche


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



When we no longer feel the need to defend God, we become free for friendship.



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

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

Wednesday, 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 18

84 - Attendance




OUR DAILY BREAD - The new devotional booklets are on the table in the entry.


COFFEE – Pastor Dave will be at Panera (62nd & O) next week for coffee on Wednesday (9:30-11:30a): please come for a chat or email to set up coffee or lunch some other time.


THANK YOU to everyone who helped out at our house raising.  We were able to get the walls up and sheeted, and the trusses on, and then the rain came.  This church family is such a blessing. 

– The Boshart Family


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.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUESTS - Today we give thanks for the work of our current and former Central Plains Mennonite Conference pastors, including Rosie Epp, former pastor of Sermon on the Mount in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, who celebrates the 40th anniversary of her ordination this weekend.