Deliberate dialogue

Sunday, September 15, 2019


Opening Songs:

     “I stand amazed in the presence”  #528

Welcome and Opening Words


     “Jesus, name above all names”  on screen

     “Jesus, lover of my soul”

     “Jesus, be the center”



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Julie Schlegel Youngs

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

Scripture - Exodus 33:7-11

Message  “Deliberate dialogue” - Megan Eisenbeis


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “How can we be silent”  STJ #61

Sharing and Prayer


     “Be still and Know”  on screen


Sending Hymn 

     “Go my children”  # 433



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.



This morning we hear stories of engaging with the unfamiliar.



Message from Megan Eisenbeis

Worship Leader - Dave Nickel

Music Leader - Wanda Stauffer & Sheri Nitzsche

Nursery - Steve & Angela Nitzsche

Nursery Next Sunday - Brett & Mary Stauffer

Next Children's Story  - Wanda Stauffer

September’s  Drivers - Julie & Jeremy Youngs

September’s Greeters - Dave & Sheri Nitzsche

Snack Next Sunday - Schlegel Youngs



Today - Potluck

Today - 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

Oct 6 -All church small group comforter tying

Oct 13 - Crop Walk

Oct 30 - Trunk or treat


Sunday School

Library - Adult Class – Uniform Series

Room # 1 - Adult Class –

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


Room # 8            

Room # 4            


Record for September 15

54 – Attendance



This morning we hear stories of engaging with the unfamiliar.


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




THANK YOU to Megan Eisenbeis for sharing with us today about her year in Nepal.


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.


BIBLES - Studying Scripture is one of the most important ways we learn about God. FMC presents Bibles to each second grade student to support their growing faith development. If your child is in second grade or above and has not yet received a Bible, please let Kathy Haake know.   


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.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUESTS - Pray for Suzanne Ford today and Zion Mennonite Church, Donnellson, Iowa, as they celebrate Suzanne's licensing toward ordination.


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