The power of influence

Sunday, March 1, 2020


Welcome and Opening Words

Opening Songs 

     “Majesty”  screen

     “This is the day”  screen



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Julie Schlegel Youngs


     “This is my Father’s world”  HWB # 154

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

Scripture - Luke 13:18-21

Sermon  “The power of influence”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:

     “All things bright and beautiful”  HWB # 156

Sharing and Prayer

Theme Verse



     “You shall go out with joy”  HWB # 427



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.


Verse for 2020

But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31  NRSV

Mais ceux qui se confient en l’Éternel renouvellent leur force. Ils prennent le vol comme les aigles; Ils courent, et ne se lassent point, Ils marchent, et ne se fatiguent point.         Isaiah 40:31  LS1910



Message from Bill Thornton

Worship Leader - Dave/Sheri Nitzsche

Music Leader - Wanda Stauffer & Jolene Boshart

Nursery - Wade & Lisa Thiessen

Nursery Next Sunday - Dave & Sheri Nitzsche

Next Children's Story  - Anita Breckbill

March’s  Drivers - Thad & Jennifer Miller

March’s Greeters - Gordon & Rhonda Brubacher

Snack Next Sunday - Chantry/ Lindquist



Wednesday, March 4 - Marvin Gerritse’s Memorial Service 6pm

Thursday - Shop Hours

Sunday, March 8 - Daylight Savings Time

Sat, March 21 - Nebraska Mennonite Women’s Retreat

Wed, March 25 - All Church Small Group @ 6:30


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 February 23

70 - Attendance



DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME - Sunday, March 8th.  Don’t be late for church!


The 2020 Nebraska Mennonite Women’s Retreat is trying a different format this year: March 21, 2020 at East Fairview Fellowship Hall with speaker Jackie Argue. More info & registration forms on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall.


PICK UP – The latest Our Daily Bread is available on the table by the front door.  Pick yours up today!


CHURCH DIRECTORIES will be available soon.  If you would like a digital copy, please email Kathy Boshart.


FOR THOSE PARTICIPATING in our Bible study on The Gospel According to Mark, we will meet at Dave Nickel’s house at 6:30p on Monday.  Then, please read Mark 9-12 with the guiding questions: "How are these chapters different than the first 8?" 


 QUILT AUCTION DONATIONS can be registered online at the Deadline for entries is March 1. Quilts must be delivered to Bethesda or Wendy Janzen by March 10. If questions or need help registering please call Wendy.


WEBINAR - Everence Financial is offering one-hour Webinar Wednesdays.  Contact Rick Stauffer for login information.

How to choose the best Medicare plan  Mar. 4 @ 2 p.m. or 8 p.m. EST

Enoughness: Finding contentment and learning to live in it - Mar. 11 at 2 p.m. or 8 p.m. EDT

The ABCs and 123s of Donor Advised Funds - Mar. 18 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. EDT


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Give thanks for 20 years of the Ecuador Partnership! Pray for the partnership meetings on March 5-8 and for the partnership visit to Zábalo and the rainforest after.


MCC Relief Sale Info

Nebraska 41st   MCC Relief Sale

APRIL 3 & 4, 2020 at the Aurora Fairgrounds

“Relief, development & peace in the name of Christ”




 Post or tweet the Sale’s FB Page: NE MCC Relief Sale

Or website:              

Get the word out that it is not just for Mennonites!


NEEDED:  YOUTH AND ADULTS TO WORK SHIFTS at the Pork Sandwich or Information Booths. 

Pies, bread & Jelly for the soup supper. See sign up sheets in Narthex.


NEEDED:  COINS FOR “MY COINS COUNT” - Save your coins and donate your pocket change!


NEEDED: PICTURES / DESCRIPTION  of your crafts, art work, donations

Please sign them up on the MCC Sale Website ahead of time.  Post pictures and a description of larger items so that they can be posted on the website and the Sale FB page for viewing ahead of the sale.  (Enter Kid’s auction items under crafts.)


More info: Website or NE MCC Relief Sale Facebook page 


Get your T-Shirt

Special T-shirts for the Nebraska MCC sale in conjunction with MCC's 100th anniversary will be pre-ordered and pre-printed this year. The filled orders will be ready for pick up at the sale. An online form can be found on the sales's facebook page.  Order forms are also on the sign-up table in the church hall.  Checks can be made to Nebraska Mennonite Relief Sale or payment can be made with PayPal online.  Orders should try to be made by March 10.  Please give checks to Rhonda Brubacher or Dave Nickel. There will be some additional pre-printed shirts for sale at the sale, but the selection will be limited