Sunday, February 2, 2020


Welcome and Opening Words


     “Keep on the sunny side of life”  screen

     “My latest sun is sinking fast”  STJ # 111



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Sheri Nitzsche


     “In thee is gladness”  HWB # 114

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

Scripture  - Mark 5:1–20

Sermon  “Free”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:

     “Holy, Holy, Holy”  HWB # 400

Sharing and Prayer



     “Teach me O Lord”  HWB # 487




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.



Jesus names and liberates us from those things which control us.



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Chad & Kathy Boshart

Music Leader - Thad & Jennifer Miller

Nursery - Steve & Angela Nitzsche

Nursery Next Sunday    

Next Children's Story    

February’s  Drivers         

February’s Greeters - Jim & Donna

Snack Next Sunday        



Thursday - Shop Hours

Mon, February 10 - Ladies Coffee at Donna Yost’s @ 9:30 am

Tues, February 11 - CPMC Webinar


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 January 26

68 - Attendance



LIBRARY FUNDS – Did you know you could help fund our church library by just shopping online? All you have to do is use the link on our website’s library page:


ON BEHALF of Central Plains Outreach & Service Committee, Rhonda invites our small groups (and other interested persons) to a series of webinars on racism hosted by Drick Boyd, Professor of Social Transformation at Eastern University in Pennsylvania. We will meet in the fellowship hall and the three-part series will be held at 7:30 pm on successive Tuesdays (2/11, 2/18, and 2/25). Each session will consist of a 45-minute presentation and some time for discussion and questions.


DAVE’S SHOP will be warm for shop hours Thursdays, beginning 1/30 from 3-8. Please be thinking of projects you would like to build for yourself or the MCC sale, or just stop by to chat.


EMAIL - Each week Dave sends out an email message with announcements. Please contact him if you'd like to be added to the list.


MARK - For those interested in our Bible study on The Gospel According to Mark, please read Mark 5-8 with the guiding question: "Who rejects Jesus, and why?". We will meet again in late Feb.

WOMEN'S COFFEE ON MONDAY, Feb. 10. All women are invited to Donna Yost's home on MONDAY, Nov. 10 at 9:30am. Please note we are meeting on a Monday this month. Come for conversation and coffee.


WEBINAR - Everence Financial is offering one-hour Webinar Wednesdays. If you are interested in checking out any of the following Webinars, please get with Rick Stauffer for login information.
Investing God's Money - Feb. 5th, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Make Medicare an Easy Step - Feb. 12th, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Game Winning Retirement Income Plan - Feb. 19th, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.


QUARTERLY MISSION OFFERING recipients for 2020 will be MMN/MCUSA, Habitat for Humanity, Lulu’s on N, and the People’s City Mission.


2020 THEME VERSE - The voting was the closest vote yet. There was little interest in taking a break, so we'll announce our choice Sunday.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for your sister churches in North and Central Iowa, Cedar Falls, Des Moines, Christ Community, and Manson.