Theme Verse Introduction

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Call to Worship

# 719 Jesus help us live in peace

# 722 Help us to help each other

Offering & Announcements

Children’s Story – Kathy Haake

Scripture – Philippians 2:1-11

# 681 Every time I feel the spirit

Theme Verse Sharing

Sharing and prayer

# 828 There’s a wild hope in the wind



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.


Theme Verses- Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. - Philippians 2:3–4



Pastor – Dave Nickel

Worship Leader – Sheri Nitzsche

Music Leader – Thad & Jennifer Miller

Next Children’s Story – Nancy Peters

February Greeters - Dan

February Drivers - Dan



Sun Feb 20 – Tree Sabbath

Tue Feb 22 - Leadership board meeting @ 7 pm at church

Sat Mar 5 – Quilt Assembly in the Fellowship Hall at 9am.  You don’t have to know how to sew to help out.

Mon Mar 7 - “The Chosen” video series @ 6:30 pm in the FMC Sanctuary – This will be a weekly series

Apr 1-2 – Nebraska Mennonite Relief Sale in Aurora, NE – Check your email for more information -

Wednesdays – Shop Hours on Zoom 4-5pm on the Zoom Meeting - Drop in and say “Hi!”

Thursdays – Foodnet – Contact Dallas Schlegel to help Wed (pickup) or Thurs (setup, distribution, or cleanup)

1st Tuesday - Retiree Small Group @ Noon at FMC - Bring your own lunch and join in

1st & 3rd Wednesday – Small Group @ 7:00pm at FMC studying “Tongue-tied, Learning the Lost Art of Talking about Faith” by Sara Wenger Shenk

Record for the week of February 13th - 71 in attendance, including 14 on Zoom. 


Next week as part of our Faith to Forest participation, we will have a Tree Sabbath. We will probably read a section of verses from John 5-8 and talk about trees. 


Which team will win the Super Bowl--the Cincinnati Bengals or the Los Angeles Rams? Bring your cash Sunday for the youth group's Souper Bowl of Caring and donate in the pot representing your favorite team! No matter the outcome, Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach will come out a winner because of your donations!


FMC will be assembling QUILTS at 9am on Saturday, March 5. You don't have to be able to sew. This is putting bottom fabric, taping all four sides to the table, batting, top fabric, and putting safety pins in all over to hold it together. Any help is appreciated. Also, full-size thin batting is needed. Please contact Joyce for more info.


We will continue to collect our 1st QUARTERLY MISSION OFFERING, split between Mennonite Church USA (which includes Mennonite Mission Network) and Mennonite Central Committee.


THE NEBRASKA MENNONITE RELIEF SALE Board is happy to announce that this year’s sale will be held in person at the Aurora Fair Grounds on April 1-2, 2022. Check your email for more information


The Nurture Committee continues to fund a $100 GIFTING PROGRAM.  If you know of someone who could benefit from receiving $100, contact Christian, Steve, Becky, or Ron. We will discuss and hand you a $100 bill for you to present to that person of need. All youth and adults may apply.


SHOP HOURS will be on Zoom from 4-5p Wednesday on the Zoom Shop Link. I hope to move toward an in-person option as well in coming weeks (there are lots of projects to make:-).


There will be a CATECHISM CLASS this winter/spring. Please contact me if you or one of your family members is interested in participating. There will be a couple in-person sessions and, more than likely, it will mostly be on Zoom.

We will have a session or two where we talk about church membership, so others who are interested can participate.


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.


CONFREENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for your sister churches in South Dakota: Sermon on the Mount in Sioux Falls and Bethany, Hutterthal, Salem, and Salem-Zion in Freeman, and The House Church of Freeman.


Nebraska Mennonite Relief Sale 2022


The Nebraska Mennonite Relief Sale Board is happy to announce that this year’s sale will be held in person at the Aurora Fair Grounds on April 1& 2, 2022. 

Below is some information on registering donations, a few changes and things that our church will responsible for contributing.  More details to come.


Quilts need to be registered online at  by March 1, 2022.

Please submit a quality photo and description.


All churches are asked to provide one boys and one girls auction item for the kids auction and to make Hygiene Kits for MCC.  The kits can be brought to the sale to be transported to the MCC office in Newton.  Churches will also collect for the Our Coins Count contribution to a relief project.  In the near future, the sale website will be updated with information on T-shirts to be purchased online at  The t-shirts can be picked up at the sale.


FRIDAY NIGHT SUPPER ( 4-7 pm)  will be $5.00 per meal for grilled burgers, beans, chips, coffee, tea, or water.  The Saturday meals will remain the same as in previous years.


Churches will still donate bread, homemade jams and pies to be sold in the new Market Place area.  Pies will be sold by slice (or with ice cream) at the Pork Sandwich Booth.  First Mennonite is asked to help with volunteers for serving again this year.


First Mennonite will be in charge of the Friday night music program which will run from 5 – 7 pm before the Friday evening auction.  Please contact Rhonda Brubacher with suggestions for musical participants.