A Great Light

Sunday, November 21, 2021


Call to worship/prayer

Opening Songs:

     “Now thank we all our God”  # 115

     “Sing to the Lord of harvest” # 122




Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Dallas Schlegel

Scripture  - Isaiah 9:1-7

Sermon “A Great Light”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:

     “Come, ye thankful people, come”  # 123

Sharing and prayer

Theme Verse:  Joshua 1:9

Sending Hymn:

     “Go, my children”  # 830



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 - Julie Shclegel

Next Children’s Story - Advent

November Greeter - Wanda Stauffer

November Driver - Anita Breckbill



Today - Conference Ministers Visit @ FMC 5pm

Thursdays - Foodnet

Sunday, Nov 28 - Kids Christmas Program Practice 9:30am

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

Monday, Dec 6 - Gifts of Love due at the church

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

Sunday, Dec 12 - FMC Christmas Program

Friday, Dec 24 - Christmas Eve Service


Record for November 15

83 in attendance, including 9 on Zoom


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 www.centralplainsmc.org

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 - www.lulusonn.com

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 at (531) 500-5579. You may also send an email to lulusonnst [at] gmail.com. Of course, you are also welcome to stop by during normal business hours.”  



SUNDAY MORNING we will read Isaiah 9:1-7 and begin collecting Gifts of Love.


NEXT WEEK we will read Jeremiah 29:1, 4-14 and it will be the last Sunday for Gifts of Love collection.


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:-)


CONFERENCE MINISTERS from Central Plains have graciously offered to meet with anyone from FMC interested in meeting. As far as I know, they don't have an agenda other than hearing from the congregation and sharing about what's going on in CPMC these days. It will be really informal... please come at 5p Sunday (11/21).


THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the yams and stuffing for the People’s City Mission Thanksgiving food baskets. We delivered 221 boxes of stuffing and 137 cans of yams. They were very grateful.


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.


GIFTS OF LOVE Christmas store at City Impact will be open in December for qualifying families. The store offers “quality presents at an affordable price to families in need.” It allows families to purchase gifts they choose at greatly reduced prices. Bring unwrapped gifts to the church by Wednesday, Dec. 1 (that's only two Sundays), Check out their website https://cityimpact.org/gifts-of-love/ for gift ideas; see wish lists linked to Amazon, Walmart and Local  stores; to donate cash; and view other information to volunteer or discover more about the store. Because the prices at the store are discounted up to 75%, they appreciate items purchased in the $25-$50 range, but all donations are welcome.


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 - We pray for those in our conference who are taking classes in seminary and/or exploring calls to ministry. We give thanks for the nudgings of the Spirit, and pray for fortitude and courage for those who are studying, praying, and discerning the ministries to which God has called them.