Sunday, May 22, 2022

Call to Worship

# 433 I believe in God Almighty

# 38 Life-Giver, Maker, God of all


Passing of the Offering Plates

Children’s Story – Jolene Boshart

Scripture – Acts 17:16-31

Sermon – “Generous”

# 120 For the beauty of the earth

Sharing and prayer

Theme Verses

# 746 Grant us, God, the grace



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 - “To learn how to be gifted is at the heart of the Christian life.” -Stanley Hauerwas


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 –

May Greeters – Lavina

May Drivers –



May 27-30 - MCUSA delegate assembly in KC

May 30 - Church picnic at Nickels'

June 5 – All-Church Meal and Corn Hole Tournament – after Sunday Service

Wednesdays – Shop Hours on Zoom 4-5pm on Zoom - 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

This week, we celebrate birthdays with Emmanuel Ntambwe on Tuesday (24th), Larry Friesen on Thursday, (26th), and Danny Tshibangu on Friday (27th).


For the week of May 8, we had 73 in attendance, with 8 on Zoom.

For the week of May 15, we had 85 in attendance, with 7 on Zoom.



Next week Joel Mpolesha will have the message.


Our Sunday school discussion of "Committees, positions, and gifts discernment at FMC" was great. If you haven't already done so, please continue the conversation by taking a few minutes to complete the survey sent out by email.  If you need more information about the positions (there are a lot of them:-), please see these job descriptions.


Household Goods Needed! We are excited that Alex (Theji) Muamba has found an apartment to move into on June 1. He has been living with Christian and Germaine since arriving from Congo a month ago. We are looking for kitchen table and chairs, bedroom furniture, linens, kitchen items, lamps, etc.


The Nickels invite you to a picnic in our backyard at 4p Memorial Day. Please plan to bring a lawnchair and a side/dessert to share. Please let me know if you're coming (we plan to grill hot dogs and hamburgers).


The Return of Potluck - Almost! The Outreach Commission is planning an All-Church Meal and Corn Hole Tournament following the service on June 5. We will serve grilled burgers, hot dogs, and several sides. This is not a potluck where you bring food to share, but we could use a few people to make bars or cookies that will be served in individual baggies.  We will eat outside, so we are hoping for a good-weather day, but June 12 is our rain date. Please bring lawn chairs.


A new church directory will be available this spring. Please contact Stauffers with any additions or changes to cell phone numbers, addresses, emails, etc.


We have a sharing fund 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 Central Plains congregations that are in the midst of processes of congregational discernment. We pray for God’s leading and guidance in the midst of changing congregational patterns.


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