Sunday, September 5, 2021



Call to worship/prayer

Opening Songs:

     “There's no one in this world like Jesus”  # 68

     “Every time I feel the Spirit”  # 681




Hearing the word

Theme Verse:  Joshua 1:9

Children’s Story – Joyce Friesen

Scripture - Galatians 6:11-18

Sermon:  “Footprints”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:

     “Lord, I want to be a Christian”  # 558

Sharing and prayer

Sending Hymn:

     “When the storms of life are raging”  # 595



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 - Ron Friesen

Music Leader – Jeremy & Julie Youngs

Next Children’s Story - Jolene Boshart

September Drivers - Youngs



Thursdays - Foodnet


Record for August 29

74 including 18 on Zoom



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

Monthly fact: “The PCM Free Medical Clinic exists to offer physical, emotional, and spiritual healing to hurting people in Lancaster County, Nebraska, who lack medical insurance or the ability to pay for health care. Located just north of People’s City Mission, the Free Medical Clinic provides dental, chiropractic, and mental wellness care to uninsured residents of Lancaster County, filling gaps in the existing medical network where it is difficult to meet needs of low-income uninsured residents as quickly as necessary.”


Birthday/Anniversary Offering: Lulu’s on N -

Monthly fact: “Have an event that you would like catered? LuLu's on N can provide catering for everything from a small meeting at your office to weddings to parties in your home. We specialize in home cooking but also offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. We can also provide treats for you special day! Cakes, Cupcakes, Kolaches, or Pies. Cakes and Pies are also available in Gluten Free versions!“ 




MASK POLICY – With the new DHM from Lancaster County, we will reinstate our making policy. Please wear a mask while in the building.  For folks who are more comfortable with the Zoom option, it will also remain available for the foreseeable future.

Please talk to Chad or Pastor Dave with questions or concerns.  And thanks, all, for your patience as we try to be accommodating and caring:-)


NEXT WEEK we will start the narrative lectionary with Genesis 1:1-2:4a.


GREETERS - Nurture commission is thinking about starting up greeters again in September. If anyone would be willing to sign up for a month to contact Steve.


MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE - FMC has established a Mortgage Assistance Fund. If you would have further questions about the fund, we would encourage you to contact Christian Mukuna, Rick Stauffer, Dallas Schlegel, Jim Buller, Joel Mpolesha, or Pastor Dave.


ADDRESS - We would like the addresses of our "Zoom members" to include in our church directory. Please send them to Wanda: wandastauffer [at]



DRIVERS - Nurture Committee is looking for drivers for December for one or several of our attendees to and from church on Sunday mornings. Please contact Steve. We are also finding ourselves with a few more driving opportunities... please be discerning in how you might want to help out.


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


SHARING FUND - We have a sharing fund to assist our members as well as those more loosely connected w/ us who are struggling with financial hardship. Please speak with someone on the nurture commission: Steve, Julie, and/or Ron.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for our sister churches in Eastern Iowa: First Mennonite of Iowa City, East Union, West Union, Kalona, and Wellman Mennonite Churches.