Not The Same

Sunday, January 5, 2020


Welcome and Opening Words


     “My soul cries out”  screen

     “New earth, heavens new”  # 299



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Wanda Stauffer


     “As with gladness men of old”  # 218

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

Scripture - Mark 1:1-20

Sermon  “Not The Same”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:

     “My dear redeemer & my Lord”  # 547

Sharing and Prayer



     “The Lord lift you up”  STJ # 73



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.


For reflection:

“God never changes his mind about you. He is simply in love with you. What he does again and again is change your mind about him.” Herbert McCabe



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Kevin & Kathy Haake

Music Leader - Thad & Jennifer Miller

Nursery - Dave & Sheri Nitzsche

Nursery Next Sunday    

Next Children's Story -   Julie Schlegel Youngs

January’s  Drivers - Rick & Wanda Stauffer

January’s Greeters         

Snack Next Sunday - Tracy & Holly Rocole



Tues, January 14 - Women’s Coffee at Church @ 9:30 am

Wed, January 15 - Annual Meeting @ 6:30

Sat, January 18 - Great Winter Warm-up Comforter Blitz 9am @ FMC


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 December 29

52 - Attendance


JOIN US for The Great Winter Warm-Up Comforter Blitz on Saturday, January 18, 9:00 am at FMC.  All hands on deck to tie knots in comforters.  These blankets are sent by MCC to people in disaster situations who lack basic necessities.  Recipients use comforters as bed covers, room dividers, carpets, curtains, wraps, mattresses and more.  It’s more than a warm blanket—it’s a message of love and compassion.


FMC LADIES - We meet the 2nd Tuesday morning of each month for coffee or activities. January 14 we will meet at the church at 9:30am to Tie Comforters  for MCC and enjoy a coffee break as well. All are welcome!


UNDER THE GIVING TREE: FMC donated 18 packages of diapers (703 total diapers) and 40 packages of wipes (3084 total wipes) to the Foster Care Closet. Attached is a photo of the haul. Thanks! 


THANK YOU to everyone who has already completed the "Giving Survey".  If you haven't done one yet, please fill  out this survey or reach out to the Treasurer, Brett Stauffer, if you prefer to not complete it electronically. Your surveys will be kept confidential with only the treasurer accessing these records. 


ELDER NOMINATIONS:  We will be voting on elder nominations at the annual meeting in January. Nominations can be given to the Gifs Discernment Committee, Brett, Julie, or Becky.


OFFERING – Please add your nominations for recipients of our Quarterly Mission Offerings in the Fellowship Hall.  We will vote at the Annual Meeting in January.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST -  We give thanks for the year that is gone, and pray for a new year of spiritual growth, deeper love, and greater discipleship in each of our lives and in our congregations.