Come and see

Sunday, January 2, 2022


Call to worship/prayer

Opening Songs:

     “To Us a Child of Hope is Born”  # 259

     “He Came Down”  # 239




Hearing the word

Children’s Story –

Scripture - John 1:35-51

Sermon “Come and see”


Responding to the word

Hymn of Response:

     “Light Dawns on a Weary World”  # 205

Sharing and prayer

Theme Verse:  Joshua 1:9

Sending Hymn:

     “Oh Beautiful Star of Bethlehem”  # 275



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



Message from Nathan Luitjens

Worship Leader - Dave Nickel

Music Leader - Rachel Balzer and Julie Schlegel Youngs

Next Children’s Story - Julie Schlegel Youngs

January Greeters - Rick & Wanda Stauffer

January Driver- Rick & Wanda Stauffer



Thursdays - Foodnet

Today - Youth Group Ice Skating 2-4pm

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 26

51 in attendance, including 14 on Zoom



Come and see.



THIS MORNING Nathan Luitjens, Central Plains executive conference minister, will have the message. We will read John 1:35-51.  NEXT WEEK we will read John 2:1-11.


FMC members/visitors have an option to wear or not wear a mask in the building. Unvaccinated individuals are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to continue the practice of wearing 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 attenders. The Elder will only release your name if you give consent.

-If you test positive, or are around someone who has, please follow the CDC Guidelines for quarantine and close-contact definitions:

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

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


PLEASE CONSIDER donating a month of your time to teach Sunday school for the wonderful group of lower and upper elementary kids in Feb, Mar, April, or May. To volunteer or get more information about teaching, please contact Sara Weber.


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


VOTE - We will have several opportunities to vote at the annual meeting:

-Send 2022 Quarterly Mission Offering nominations to the Outreach Comm (Tammy R, Kristopher N, Wanda S). We also welcome Birthday offering nominations.

-Send 2022 theme verse nominations to Sheri (for the elders).

-Send Elder nominations to Becky (for gifts discernment).

-Prayerfully consider what kind of financial commitment you can make for 2022 to help the leadership board build a realistic budget. Please complete an online three-question survey (only seen by the Treasurer, Tim Balzer). If you have any questions, please contact Tim..


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.