A vow of stability

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Call to worship/prayer

Opening Songs:

249 “Angels we have heard on high”

247  “Hark the herald angels sing”




Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Stan Harder

Scripture John 1:19-34

Sermon Hymn 241 “Helpless and hungry”

Sermon “A vow of stability”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response

243 “Infant holy”

Sharing and prayer

Theme Verse: Joshua 1:9

Sending Hymn

240 Joy to the world



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 - Jeanette Harder

Music Leader - Wanda Stauffer

Next Children’s Story - Kathy Haake

January Greeter

January Driver  



Thursdays - Foodnet

Tuesday, Jan 4 - Retiree Small Group @ Noon @ Church

Wednesday, Jan 5 - Small Group - Tongue-tied @ FMC @ 7pm

Wednesday, Jan 19 - FMC Annual Meeting @ 7pm


Record for December 19

80 in attendance, including 12 on Zoom



4th Quarter Mission Offering: Central Plains Mennonite Conference www.centralplainsmc.org
Monthly fact: Leadership: Central Plains Mennonite Conference calls and equips pastors and congregational leaders with missional vision and leadership skills for the church. Fellowship: Central Plains Mennonite congregations develop loving relationships with one another, as well as with Christians across the church and around the world, to discern a common way of life as a contrast society.

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 contact us. Of course, you are also welcome to stop by during normal business hours.”



Next week we will read John 1:35-51 and conference minister Nathan Luitjens will have our message.

COVID CHANGES FMC members/ visitors have an option to wear, or not wear, a mask in the building. Unvaccinated individuals are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to wear masks. Please also note: -If an individual  that has visited FMC tests positive for COVID, please contact an Elder, and FMC will send out an email that states: “A member/visitor at FMC on ______ date tested positive for COVID on ______ date” to the members of the church (they will only release your name if you give consent).

-For folks who are more comfortable with the Zoom option.

-Thanks for your patience as we try to be accommodating and caring:-)


ANNUAL MEETING – Please join us for our Annual Meeting Jan 17 at 7pm. We will vote on our Theme

Verse for 2022, Birthday/Anniversary Offering, Quarterly Mission Offering, and elect a new Elder.


CUSTODIAN – We are looking to fill the Custodian position for the next year or so. Please contact Caleb T or Chad B with any questions.


YOUTH GROUP - All middle & high school youth are invited to go ice skating at the John Breslow Ice Hockey Center on January 2 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Contact Kathy or Kevin Haake for more information.

 MISSION OFFERING NOMINATION - Pray and consider where we can be generous and offer suggestions by contacting the Outreach Comm. (Tammy, Kristopher, Wanda).


OFFERING NOMINATION – We welcome Birthday and Anniversary offering nominations.


THEME VERSE NOMINATION – The Elders invite 2021 theme verse nominations by Jan 1. Please send them to Sheri or Pastor Dave.


ELDER NOMINATION - Gifts discernment committee invites Elder nominations by Jan 1. Please send/tell names to Becky W.


TEACHERS - We are in need of Sunday School teachers for Feb, Mar, Apr, and May of 2022. Please consider donating a month of your time to teach the wonderful group of lower and upper elementary kids. Please contact Sara Weber


SIGN UP TO HELP OUT – Nurture commission is looking for greeters and drivers. Please sign up on the bulletin board just inside the door to the fellowship hall.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - We invite you to offer prayers of gratitude for the pastors and lay leaders who have so faithfully served congregations in Central Plains Mennonite Conference in this past year. We give thanks to God for providing able shepherds to lead our congregations.