Kinship and transformation

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Call to Worship

# 86 You are exalted

# 93 Sing to God a new song


Passing of the Offering Plates

Children’s Story – Jolene Boshart

Scripture – Acts 9:1–19a

Sermon – “Kinship and transformation”

# 540 Will you come and follow me

Sharing and prayer

Theme Verses

# 554 Eternal light, shine in my heart



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 - Ananias’ unlikely response to Saul’s persecution gives us pause—he calls him brother.


2022 Theme - 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 – Kevin & Kathy Haake

Music Leader –Julie Youngs and Rachel Balzer

Next Children’s Story – Stan Harder

May Greeters –Lavina

May Drivers –



Sunday, May 8th – Catechism

Friday, May 20 – “Ladies Adventure” to Hastings and The Barn Festival

May 27-30 - MCUSA delegate assembly in KC

May 30 - Church picnic at Nickels'

Wednesdays – Shop Hours on Zoom 4-5pm on the Zoom Meeting # 570 427 348 - 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 May 1st  – 83 in attendance, including 7 on Zoom



NEXT WEEK we will read Acts 16:16-34.


A "LADIES ADVENTURE" is planned.  We are going to Hastings, NE to the Barn Festival. It is a craft type market with several vendors. Friday, May 20, let Wanda or Tammy know if you are interested in coming. Details and other stops are still in the works.


MOWING SCHEDULE – It’s getting warmer, and that means it’s time to fill out the summer mowing schedule.  Contact Caleb or Wade to pick a date that you can mow.


COMMITTEES, POSITIONS, AND GIFTS DISCERNMENT AT FMC are a priority of elders and leadership board: please share thoughts, questions, creative changes with a member of these boards. As we work, we ask that you please take a few minutes to complete the survey that was emailed out. If you need more information about the positions (there are a lot of them:-), please see these job descriptions.


CELEBRATE - Come help us celebrate Aaron’s high school graduation. Open house here at the church, Saturday May 28th 4-8 PM.


A SHARING FUND is available 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, Christian, and/or Ron.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for the work of the Pastoral Leadership Committee of Central Plains Mennonite Conference. We pray for wisdom and courage as they develop and walk alongside both new and experienced pastoral leaders.