Congolese Service

Sunday, August 8, 2021



Opening Songs:

     “Clap your hands”  screen

     “Here I Am To Worship”  # 227

Call to worship/prayer

Song:  “Yesu Ndeko Na Bolingo/What a Friend We Have In Jesus”  (Lingala) screen



Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Dave Nickel

Song: “Come, Now is the Time to Worship”  # 29

Scripture - Colossians 3:14-17

Message: Church Life in Congo


Responding to the word


Sharing and prayer

Benediction Song: “Praise, I Will Praise You Lord”  # 131


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 2021

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9           NIV

Ne t’ai-je pas donné cet ordre: Fortifie-toi et prends courage? Ne t’effraie point et ne t’épouvante point, car l’Éternel, ton Dieu, est avec toi dans tout ce que tu entreprendras.

Josué 1.9              LS1910



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Sabrina Mukuna

Music Leader - Jolene Boshart & Wanda Stauffer

Next Children’s Story - Laura Nickel

August Drivers  



Thursdays - Foodnet

Sunday, August 8th - Congregational life in DRC discussion



3rd Quarterly Mission Offering: People's City Mission -

Monthly fact: The PCM Family Shelter provides community and single-family rooms with dormitory-style beds, plus space for cots when weather or other circumstances necessitate. They can accommodate single-women and single-parent families (including families with teenage boys). Their two-story facility also provides indoor and outdoor play areas for children as well as several lounges.


Birthday/Anniversary Offering: Lulu’s on N -

Monthly fact: In addition to the free community meals, LuLu's on N offers other services to those in need. “We rely heavily on donations for the majority of our funding. We wouldn't be able to offer these services without the support of those who believe in our mission.” Community meal = $5 per meal.  31-day bus pass = $8.  Hygiene kit filled with personal care items = $12.  Month of discretionary spending (prescriptions, clothing, utility bills) = $100 



INVITE – You are all invited to Gary’s Art Show.  Please stop by Aging Partners at 1005 O Street 9-12 M-F through August.  “You all are welcome!”  -Gary


GOING, GOING GONE - If you have changes or additions to the church directory, please add them soon to the paper copy on the table in the Fellowship Hall.


CONGOLESE WORSHIP  - We are excited to offer a Congolese worship service this morning.   We will participate in the offering by bringing our gifts forward that morning. Please stay for a meal after the service.  Hope you brought your appetite!


SUNDAY SCHOOL teachers needed! We are heading back to the classroom this fall and are looking for individuals who would like to teach our preschool, kindergarten through 3rd grade, or 4th through 6th grade Sunday schoolers. We need two teachers for each age group. To teach or substitute, please contact Sara Weber  at weber.saram [at] or call (785) 764-3066.


MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE - If you are interested in donating to this outreach, please consider donations to FMC, with Mortgage Assistance Fund in the memo line. Questions - contact Christian Mukuna, Rick Stauffer, Dallas Schlegel, Jim Buller, Joel Mpolesha, or Pastor Dave. 


DRIVERS - Nurture Committee is looking for drivers for October and December for one or several of our attendees to and from church on Sunday mornings. Please contact Steve Nitzsche.

We are also finding ourselves with a few more driving opportunities... please be discerning in how you might want to help out in coming weeks and months.


TECH – Our 13 year old tech deck could use some upgrades, especially to make projection and Zoom easier and more efficient to run. If you'd like to contribute to this project financially, please put a check in the offering, memo line "Tech."  


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for your sister churches in Montana: Ashland Christian Fellowship, Lame Deer, White Chapel and White River Cheyenne Mennonite Churches.