Facing Opposition

Sunday, November 3, 2019


Welcome and Opening Words


     “Come, now is the time to worship”  screen

     “Cornerstone”  screen



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Jolene Boshart


     “Longing for light”  STJ # 54

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

Scripture - John 15:18–16:4

Message   “Facing Opposition”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:  (remain seated)

     “If you believe and I believe”  STJ # 32

Sharing and Prayer


Sending Hymn 

     “The Lord is my light”  STJ # 97



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.





Message - Bill Thornton

Worship Leader - Holly Rocole

Music Leader - Julie/Jeremy/ Laura/Rachel

Nursery              - Jay & Becky Waegli

NurseryNext Sunday     

Next Children's Story    

November’s  Drivers - Jay & Becky Waegli

November’s Greeters - Jeremy & Julie Schlegel Youngs

Snack Next Sunday        



Today - Kids’s Program Practice @ 9:30

Sunday, Nov 10 - Kids’s Program Practice @ 9:30

Nov 11-12 - Meat Canning in Milford

Tuesday, Nov 12 - Ladies Coffee at FMC @ 9:30

Sunday, Nov 17 - Kids’s Program Practice @ 9:30

Sunday, Nov 24 - Kids’s Program Practice @ 9:30

Sunday, Dec 1 - Kids’s Program Practice @ 9:30

Sunday, Dec 8 - Kids’s Program Practice @ 9:30

Sunday, Dec 15 - Kids’s Program Practice @ 9:30

Sunday, Dec 15 - Evening Christmas Program @ 6pm


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 27

60 - Attendance



SPEAKER – Thank you to Bill Thornton for bringing us the sermon today.


COLLECTION - 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.


TEACHERS AND PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS: Join us on Thursday, November 21, for another webinar exploring the “whys” and “hows” of Shine: Living in God’s Light, the Mennonite children’s Sunday school curriculum. Let Kathy Haake know if you would be interested in gathering for a watch party!


FINANCIAL HELP - Lutheran Social Services Financial Counseling (in partnership with Everence) offers confidential, non-judgmental financial counseling to anyone in the community that faces financial struggle, or would like to know a little more about financial wellness.   With a Debt Management Program, one payment is made monthly to LSS Financial Counseling Service then dispersed to creditors.  With a DMP most creditors will stop any late fees and reduce interest rates to allow debts to be paid faster.  This also provides the pride of knowing that the debts were paid in full, with the reduced stress of having a plan and a goal.  Call 877-809-0039 for more information. 


WOMEN'S COFFEE will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 9:30am at FMC. We will be knotting more comforters. Anyone is welcome to join us.


TRUNK OR TREAT – Thank you to everyone who helped out at our 2nd Trunk or Treat.  It was a success! We had 100 kids and 15 "trunks" and the best costumes and decorations.  Thank you to everyone who came out and made this event a great success!  -Outreach Committee


VOLUNTEER – There is an urgent need for weekly volunteers to serve at projects in Wharton, Texas and Coastal Bend, Texas.  Sign up at the mDS website: https://mds.volunteermatrix.com or contact Deanna Frey, Coordinator for Weekly Volunteers through the main office phone number (800)241-8111 or send an email to dfrey [at] mds.mennonite.net


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for our Conference Board and the Search Committee for a new Executive Conference Minister. May each be led by the Spirit as they continue to do God's work in Central Plains.