Loyal friend

Sunday, October 13, 2019


Welcome and Opening Words


     “I saw the light”  screen

     “What a Friend we have in Jesus”    HWB # 574



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Kathy Haake


     “Blessed be the tie that binds”   HWB # 421

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

Scripture - Ruth 1:1-18

Message   “Loyal friend”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “For the beauty of the earth”               HWB # 89


Sharing and Prayer


Sending Hymn

     “Jesus, help us live in peace”   STJ # 52



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 Ruth, we are blessed with knowns and unknowns in embracing our people and our God.


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



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Caleb Thiesen

Music Leader - Thad & Jennifer Miller

Nursery - Wade & Lisa Thiessen

Nursery Next Sunday - Dave & Sheri Nitzsche

Next Children's Story  - Sheri Nitzsche

October’s  Drivers - Anita Breckbill

October’s Greeters - Chad & Kathy Boshart

Snack Next Sunday - Wade & Lisa Thiessen



Today - Crop Walk

Today - S'mores and Bonfiers @ Stauffer’s  5pm

Wednesday, Oct 30 - Trunk or Treat 5;30-7pm

Nov 11-12 - Meat Canning in Milford

Nov 20 - ACSG w/ pictures from DR Congo


Sunday School

Library  - Adult Class – Uniform Series

Room # 1 - Adult Class – The Bible Unwrapped

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

Nursery - Pre-K – Grade 1

Room # 8 - Grades 2-5

High School Room - Grades 6-12


Record for October 6

63 - Attendance



YAMS AND STUFFING - We have begun collecting yams and stuffing for the Thanksgiving baskets for People's City Mission.  Please see the table in the fellowship hall for goals and progress.


S'MORES AND BONFIRES! If you enjoy cool, fall evenings, bonfires and s'mores, then come on out to Rick and Wanda Stauffer's (4701 Mandarin Cir) tonight at 5:00pm. There will be grilled hot dogs, s'mores and more. We will roast marshmallows, play lawn games, and enjoy friends. No rain date.  Bring a lawn chair and the following:  If your last name begins with: A-L chips. M-R veggies or fruit, S-Z bars or cookies.


At ALL-CHURCH SMALL GROUP on Wednesday we were able to knot 5 1/2 comforters: thank you to the organizers and those who tied knots. One comforter is still set up in the fellowship hall if you have more time to knot. Please think of it as a way to give hope and comfort: it provides not only warmth but also a tangible message to people that their needs are not forgotten. We will have another knotting session in January.


TRUNK OR TREAT – The Outreach Commission needs you!  Can you decorate your "trunk" and help us serve our neighbors?  Let your imagination run wild! We had 11 "trunks"  This year our goal is 15-20. Wednesday, October 30th  6-7pm.  Setup starts at 5:30 pm.  Signup in the Fellowship Hall. 


CANDY DRIVE - We are collecting candy to give out during our Trunk or Treat event on October 30th. Last year we had over 150 kids. Please help us have enough to share.


 will be out of the office 10/14-11/3: travelling with Christian and Christelle in DR Congo from 10/18-11/1... please keep us in your prayers. The elders (Wade, Anita, and Sheri) will be handling pastoral care needs and Sheri will be sending out the weekly email message. I hope to have a few updates to share with you during this time, and hope to take part in an all church small group 11/20 w/ pictures from the trip.  – Pastor Dave


THANK YOU so much for the MCC relief kit supplies.  We collected: 74 towels, 165 bars of soap, 108 toothbrushes, 42 combs, 78 bars of laundry soap, 33 bottles of shampoo, 25 boxes of pads, 20 nail clippers, and 22 boxes of bandages.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for conference leaders of Mennonite Church USA who will gather October 16-18 in Arizona for the Constituency Leaders Council (CLC).