Hutterthal Mennonite Church


January 21, 2018


Call to Worship


Opening Prayer                                       

Gathering Hymns
     Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing                                         
HWB #110 

     Holy, Holy, Holy                                                                           HWB #120  

Children’s Story 

Dedication/Commissioning of Elected Officers


Worship Music                                   Glorious Things ~ Franz Joseph Hayden

Scripture                                               Psalm 148 (Pew Bible p. 331)

Sermon                                                                                         Exuberant Praise

Praise Him, praise Him                                                                   HWB #100 

Sharing Time                                                     

Pastoral Prayer                                         

Sending Hymn
To God be the glory                                                                    
HWB #102 


Musical Response





· Cameron Hofer (recovering from surgery)

· John & Deloris Stahl (transitioning to Oakview Terrace)

· Moses Glanzer (transitioning to Salem Mennonite Home)

· Additional requests


TODAY - January 21

Greeters: Brigitta Hofer & Monica Clem

9:45 am: Worship Service

Accompanist: Charlene Friesen (prelude - Samuel Friesen)

Worship Leader: Les Rensink
Children’s Time:

Worship Music: Lillie & Jada Koerner (horn duet) arranged by Boni Hofer

Blessing/Commissioning of Elected Officers:  Dennis Schrock

Message: Jack Scandrett

Coffee Time: Stan & Jill Hofer

12:00-1:30pm: Soup meal followed by Bible Study - The Work of the Holy Spirit


NEXT SUNDAY – January 28

Greeters: Donovan & Sherryl Friesen

9:45 am: Worship Service

Accompanist: Amy Hofer Vetch

Worship Leader & Message: Jack Scandrett

Worship Music: Bruce & Monica Hofer

Children’s time:

Coffee Time: Eric & Michelle Neuharth

11:10 am: Sunday School for all ages

12:00-1:30pm: Soup meal followed by Bible Study - The Holy Spirit Shapes the Church



Congregational Ministries: Blankets, sheets & towels for MCC. 

                                    (See mailbox insert for details)       

Children's S.S. Department: MCC Project



Sunday, February 4: Soup meal followed by Bible Study,12:30-1:30pm


You are welcome to join the Winter Bible Study today even though you may have missed the first session. Second session: The Work of the Holy Spirit.


A note from the Transitional Pastor: If you wish to meet with me, please sign up. Sign up sheets in back of the church. It is my wish to complete the interviews by mid-February. Thanks 



The Et Cetera Shoppe is seeking a new volunteer.  We’re looking for someone to sew rug strips together.  This is a job that can be done in the store – if you are looking to get out of your house, and if you like our store’s sewing machine! – OR, it can also be done in the coziness of your own home on your own sewing machine.  Hours are totally flexible and up to you. You only need to be able to sew a straight line and to enjoy fabrics.  Call the shop at 925-7098 and talk to Kris or Anita to express interest in joining our mission by volunteering for this position.



· Cottage cheese pocket making days: January 30, Feb. 20 & Feb 27 starting at 9 a.m., in the Pioneer Hall basement.  Everyone is welcome to help-men and women. You don't have to know how to make them, we will teach you. If you have any questions, contact June Pullman or Boni Hofer.

· Noodle making days (for the Country Kitchen & meals): Saturday, February 10 & Tuesday, February 13, in the Pioneer Hall dining room starting at 9 a.m.  In the event a “snow date” is needed, noodles also will be made on Saturday, February 17.  Cancellations will be announced on the Courier and Freeman Academy websites. Volunteers to help with the noodle making project will be appreciated.  Bring a friend and enjoy the fellowship!


The January edition of the Swan Lake Christian Camp Newsletter is now available online at If you would like email notifications when newsletters are posted, email us at


More workers are needed to join the Central Plains work team heading to Ecuador February 23 - March 5, 2018!  This is a great opportunity to escape the cold here in the upper Mid-West and travel to a warmer climate to work with our brothers and sisters in Quito to help with the renovation of their recently acquired building.  Couples and individuals are welcome to come work on light construction, painting and other renovation tasks, all while developing friendships with the folks in Ecuador who are eager to host this group.  If there are not enough members to form a work team, this trip will not happen.  If you are interested in participating, or helping with the costs of this work, contact Doyle Roth as soon as possible at or by phone at 402-641-0266.


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