The work of friendship

Sunday, September 8, 2019


Opening Songs:

     “We have come to worship You”  screen

     “Soon and very soon”  # 611




Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Leah Rediger


     “The Lord is my light”  STJ # 97

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

Scripture - James 2:18-26

Sermon  “The work of friendship”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “I Love Thy kingdom Lord”  # 308

Sharing and Prayer


     “Be still and Know”  screen


Sending Hymn

     “Thy Holy Wings”  STJ # 118


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.



Like faith, the work of friendship requires time and vulnerability



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Jay Waegli

Music Leader - Wanda Stauffer & Sheri Nitzsche

Nursery - The Mukuna Family

Nursery Next Sunday - Steve & Angela Nitzsche

Next Children's Story - Julie Youngs

September’s  Drivers - Julie & Jeremy Youngs

September’s Greeters - Dave & Sheri Nitzsche

Snack Next Sunday - Potluck



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Today - Relief Kit - Towels

Monday, Sept 9 - Ladies’ Coffee @ Wanda Stauffer’s @ 9:30

Sunday, Sept 15 - Relief Kit – Soap/Shampoo

Saturday, Sept 21 - MCC Flatlander Bike Ride

Sept 21-2 - CPMC women's retreat

Sunday, Sept 22 Relief Kit – Toothbrush/Comb/Nail Clipper

Sunday, Sept 29 - Relief Kit – Bandages/Pads


Sunday School

Library - Adult Class – Uniform Series

Room # 1 - Adult Class –

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

Nursery -

Room # 8 -

Room # 4 -


Record for September 1

71 - 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



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


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


RELIEF KIT SUPPLIES - FINDING LAUNDRY BAR SOAP - On Sept 15, we are asking for donations for the MCC Relief Kit, which includes Laundry Bar Soap.  It can be hard to find.  (It's been spotted at Super Saver at 27th and Superior. Please let us know if you find it anywhere else) The brands you might see include Fels- Naptha and Zote.  If you see it, grab 4 bars and bring it to church on Sunday, Sept 15.  Thank you and happy hunting!


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.


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. 


CAN YOU HELP - Ruth and Evrett have some potatoes to donate, and wonder if there would be some volunteers available next week to pick them (they'll be dug) and drop them off at an appropriate charity. Please talk to Dallas if you'd be interested.


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.


NEXT WEEK Megan Eisenbeis will be sharing about her year in Nepal, and we will continue collecting relief supplies (see calendar).


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUESTS - Please pray for Amanda Bleichty, Conference Minister of Christian Formation and Director of Communications, as she prepares to return to the office on September 10. Amanda has been on maternity leave since the birth of her son, Henry Hoyt Bleichty on July 15. 


MCC Relief Kits

The supplies that MCC sends around the world offer comfort to families facing disaster or crisis. They’re also a tangible way you can share God’s love and compassion, reminding people that their needs are not forgotten.  Relief kits provide valuable supplies to families whose lives have been disrupted by war or disaster.

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)

     1 nail clipper (good quality)

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