Not Alone

Sunday, November 7, 2021


Call to worship/prayer

Opening Songs:

     “Come, Now is the time to worship”  # 29

     “ The Love of God”  # 162




Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Dallas Schlegel

Scripture  - 1 Kings 19:1-18

Message “Not alone”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:

     “Still, Still, Still”  # 264

Sharing and prayer

Theme Verse:  Joshua 1:9

Sending Hymn:

     “You shall go out with joy”  # 847



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 - Caleb Thiessen

Music Leader - Jolene Boshart

Next Children’s Story     

November Greeter - Wanda Stauffer

November Driver - Anita Breckbill



Thursdays - Foodnet

Wednesday, Nov 10 - All-Saints Remembrance Service

November 12-13 - MCC Meat Canning in North Newton

Sunday, Nov 14 - Gifts of love GNIO

Monday, Nov 15 - Yams & Stuffing to PCM

Wednesday, Nov 17 - Small Group - Tongue-tied @ FMC @ 7pm

Wednesday, Dec 1 - Small Group - Tongue-tied @ FMC @ 7pm

Tuesday, Dec 7 - Retiree Small Group @ Noon @ Church

Sunday, Dec 12 - FMC Christmas Program

Friday, Dec 24 - Christmas Eve Service


Record for October 31

82 - attendance


November reflection

“Saints are people who offer their lives as a home for God, to make room in the world for God’s life to grow. Saints bear witness to what it looks like to let God live in this world through them.” -Isaac Villegas



4th Quarter Mission Offering: Central Plains Mennonite Conference

Monthly fact: Central Plains Mennonite Conference creates settings for our congregations and partners to grow in holistic witness to God’s reconciling mission in the world by developing leadership, encouraging fellowship, and promoting lifelong discipleship.

Birthday/Anniversary Offering: Lulu’s on N -

Monthly fact: “We are providing case management assistance on an as-needed basis. If you are looking to get in touch with someone at LuLu's on N regarding case management services, please call us or send us an email. Of course, you are also welcome to stop by during normal business hours.”  



NEXT WEEK Bill Thornton will have our message (maybe from our theme verse) and we will have a Good News in Outreach from City Impact Gifts of love.


MASKS - Please wear a mask in our building.  For folks who are more comfortable with the Zoom option. Please talk to Chad or me with questions or concerns.  And thanks, all, for your patience as we try to be accommodating and caring:-)


YAMS & STUFFING - We have 10 (of 100) cans of yams and 6 (of 200) boxes of stuffing for City Mission. Please put them at the back of the sanctuary, and the kids will bring them to the front of the sanctuary during offering time. We will deliver next Monday, Nov 15, so next Sunday will be the last for the collection.


ALL-SAINTS - An "all-saints remembrance service" will be at 7p on November 10. It will be an opportunity to support one another and especially folks who have lost loved ones during the pandemic. We will collectively and/or personally name people who have died (loved ones, neighbors, strangers).

**If you would like the worship leader to include a particular name in our reading of the names, please reply to this message. If you would prefer to say their name aloud yourself, you will be invited to call out names at an appointed time in the service. There will also be sharing time for short-ish stories and reflections.

There will also be a couple scriptures and a couple songs, and there will be a time during the service to light a candle as a way to remember the dead.


CAN YOU HELP? - Nurture commission is looking for greeters and drivers. If anyone would be willing, please sign up on the bulletin board just inside the door to the fellowship hall.


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, Becky, and/or Ron.


SMALL GROUPS –Small Groups meeting at FMC:

 Small group meeting the first and third Wednesday of each month. 7:00pm. at FMC. Studying “Tongue-tied, Learning the Lost Art of Talking about Faith,  by Sara Wenger Shenk.

Retiree small group meeting the first Tuesday if every month at 12:00 noon. Bring your own lunch.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Today we pray for the chaplains who are a part of CPMC. We give thanks for the myriad of ways in which they are present in people's lives, listening and sharing God's love.