The gift of friendship

Sunday, September 1, 2019


Welcome and Opening Words

Opening Songs:

     “Holy Spirit, Thou are welcome”  screen

     “Blessing and honor”

     “How Great is our God”



Hearing the word

Scripture - Proverbs 1:1-7

Children’s Story – Anita Breckbill

Scripture - Proverbs 17:9,17; 27:5-6,10,17

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

Sermon  “Free to be friends”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “Bless'd be the tie that binds”  # 421

Sharing and Prayer


     “If you believe and I believe"  STJ # 32


Sending Hymn 

     “Bind us together”  screen



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 - Jay Waegli

Music Leader - Wanda & Sheri

Nursery - Rose

Nursery Next Sunday    

Next Children's Story     

September’s  Drivers - Julie & Jeremy Youngs

September’s Greeters  

Snack Next Sunday         



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Saturday, 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 25

79 - Attendance


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



 Proverbs is concerned with living well and enjoying the world as a divine gift.  How does friendship help us live this way?




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.


IT’S A BOY! - Danny and Marthe Tshibangu welcomed their baby boy, Joseph Tshimbombo Tshibangu today, August 29th at 1:45pm. Baby Joseph weighs 7lbs 4oz. Marthe and Joseph are doing well. Please keep the family in your prayers.


COFFEE - The Ladies Coffee is starting back up, the second Monday of the month. All are welcome Sept. 9, 9:30am at Wanda Stauffer’s home. 


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 - Next weekend in Freeman, South Dakota, the Central Plains conference board will meet jointly with the Christian Formation, Pastoral Leadership, Outreach & Service and Discernment Committees. Pray for these meetings and for Shawn Nolt, who is our new moderator.


MCC RELIEF KITS - During worship in September, we’ll be gathering supplies for MCC Relief Kits during children’s time. To participate, please bring the following NEW items on these dates:

September 8:
     4 new bath towels (medium weight, dark or bright colors; approx.. 29 in x 60 in)

September 15
     4 large bars bath soap (leave in wrapper)
     Shampoo (1 or 2 bottles, totaling more than 20 oz; place in resealable plastic bag)
     4 large bars laundry soap (such as Fels Naptha, Sunlight, or Zote brands)

September 22:
     4 adult-size toothbrushes (in manufacturer’s packaging)
     2 wide-toothed combs (6-8 in)

September 29:
     1 box adhesive bandages (minimum 40, assorted)
     Sanitary pads (THIN; 1 or 2 packages, minimum 28 pads total)

To read more about MCC’s relief kits, see