On the way

Sunday, March 8, 2020


Welcome and Opening Words

Opening Songs 

     “God’s Wonderful People”  screen

    “Holy, holy”

     “He is here”


Good News in Outreach – Victoria with MCC

Quarterly Mission Offering – Mennonite Church USA & MCC


Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Anita Breckbill


     “Come let us all unite to sing”  # 12

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

Scripture - Mark 8:27-9:6

Sermon  “On the way”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:

    “Lord, we bring to you our children”  STJ #90 

Child Dedication - Joseph Tshibangu, Nael Kalombo, & Ophrael Bukasa

Sharing and Prayer



     “God be with you till we meet again”  screen



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



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Wade Thiessen

Music Leader - Wanda Stauffer & Jolene Boshart

Nursery - Dave & Sheri Nitzsche

March’s  Drivers - Thad & Jennifer Miller

March’s Greeters - Kevin & Kathy Haake



Today - Daylight Savings Time

Tuesday, March 11th - Everence Webinar 2pm & 8pm

Thursday - Shop Hours

Sat, March 21 - Nebraska Mennonite Women’s Retreat

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

April 3-4 - MCC Relief Sale

June 15-17 - Vacation Bible School 6-8pm


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 March 1

64 - Attendance



Jesus teaches us who he is along the way.



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.


LONGTIME MEMBER Marvin Gerritse passed away on February 26, 2020.  His burial service was on March 4 at 2pm in Beatrice, and his memorial service was at FMC at 6pm, where supper was served, and many memories were shared.


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 www.nebraskamccsale.org. 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.

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

Master your Student Loans - Mar. 25 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. EDT


SAVE THE DATE: Vacation Bible School is scheduled June 15-17 from 6-8pm at FMC. The theme is "Great Big Beautiful World."  Volunteer and participant sign-up sheets will be available soon.


LIBRARY INFO – Did you know you could search our church library online, or help fund it by just shopping online? Check out all the information on the library’s webpage: https://fmclincoln.org/library


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for the Venezuela partnership. Venezuelan church leaders report that principles of Anabaptist Christianity like community and nonviolence are very attractive in Venezuela today. In the midst of political and economic upheaval, the positive message of the church brings hope. (From MMN)


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:  NebraskaMCCSale.org              

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



at the Pork Sandwich or Information Booths. 

Pies, bread & Jelly for the soup supper.

See sign up sheets in Narthex.



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.)

Website: NebraskaMCCSale.org 

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



Items needed for the Auction


*Items for the KIDS CORNER are needed.  Please price these before the sale.  Parents or Grandparents should accompany their younger children in the Kids Corner area.


*Each church should donate a boys and girls item for the KIDS AUCTION. These items should be taken to the North east corner of the Farr Building on Friday.


*CRAFT items are needed for the CRAFT BOOTH.  It is helpful if these are priced. 


*Want to CATCH BIDS at the sale?  Find the auctioneer Kelly Kleiwer at the Sale, Friday evening or Saturday morning.


*Your yummy BAKED GOODS are needed for PRICED FOODS.  


*Help is needed to head the QUILT DISPLAY for next year's sale.  It would be good if several people would work together on this. Talk to Wendy before this year's sale if you are interested.


*BREAKFAST at the sale will be from 7:00 AM-9:00 AM