Hutterthal Mennonite Church


February 4, 2018



Call to Worship


Opening Prayer                                       

Gathering Hymns
     All praise to our redeeming God                                              
HWB #21 

     My life flows on                                                                            HWB #580 

Children’s Story 


Worship Music:  Amazing Grace                                                     HWB #143

Scripture                                           Ephesians 4:1-6 (Pew Bible p. 618)

Sermon                                        Unity: Bearing with One Another

And is the gospel peace and love                                  Hymn #406 

Pastoral Prayer                                         

Sending Hymn
     Prince of Peace, Control my will                                               
HWB #534 


Musical Response




· Eric & Michelle Neuharth on the birth of their son, Landon Paul, on January 30

· Sr. High Winter Retreat at Swan Lake February 10-12

· Anita Watkins (Rebecca Hofer’s mother) - recovering from cancer surgery on January 31

· Additional Concerns


TODAY - February 4

Greeters: Steve Mendel and Moses Glanzer

9:45 am: Worship Service

Accompanist: Charlene Friesen; Madeline & Claire Hofer assisting

Worship Music: Cameron & Rina Hofer

Worship Leader: Todd Koerner

Children’s Time & Message: Jack Scandrett

Coffee Time: Cameron & Rina Hofer

12:00-1:30pm: Soup meal followed by Bible Study - The Six Spiritual Practices of the Covenant


NEXT SUNDAY – February 11

Greeters: Paul & Priscilla Hofer

9:45 am: Worship Service

Accompanists: Elvera Deckert

Worship Leader: Charlene Friesen

Message & Children’s time: Jack Scandrett

Worship Music: Chad & Rebecca Hofer

Coffee Time: Donovan & Sherryl Friesen

11:10 am: School for all ages

12:00-1:30pm: Soup meal followed by Bible Study - Discernment on Difficult Issues



Congregational Ministries: Cash for Swan Lake Christian Camp

Children's S.S. Department: MCC Project



February 15, 7:30 pm:  Church Board meeting


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



The Freeman Network for Justice and Peace will be meeting at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 7, in the Freeman Public Library meeting room.  Anyone is welcome to attend.


Swan Lake Christian Camp is hosting a Valentine’s Banquet on February 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm.  There will be music along with a home cooked meal.  There is no cost for the event, but a free will donation will be taken.  All proceeds go towards support of our youth camping program.  Reservations are required by February 9 and can be made by calling 605-326-5690 or by email at


You can nurture your children’s faith at home this Lent and Easter with family worship. Find a free, downloadable guide at For use between March 1 and April 16 (Easter Sunday), it includes a daily Bible reading, short litany, songs, hands-on activities and questions to ponder together.


Women of Central Plains: You are invited to "Sister Care: Equipping Women for Healing Ministries" at the Leadership Center in Aurora, Nebraska, on March 3-4, 2018. Sister Care seminars provide women with tools for ongoing personal healing, for recognizing and celebrating God's grace in their lives, and for responding more confidently to the needs of others.  Sister Care is a ministry of Mennonite Women USA and will be led by Rhoda Keener, former director of Mennonite Women USA, and Carolyn Heggen, psychotherapist. For more information or to register online, visit: or contact First Mennonite Lincoln Church member Carol Knieriem at or 402-366-6598.  



· Cottage cheese pocket making days: 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!

· Volunteers are needed for making 1400 kuchen that will be used at the meal (600) and sold in the Country Kitchen (800). We will be baking all kuchen at the Tyndall Bakery on three separate days: February 22, March 3 and March 10 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. each day.  The filling needs to be made in the Pioneer Hall kitchen prior to each baking day.  February 21, March 2 and March 9 will need workers from 1:00-7:00 p.m. each day.  Helpers are welcome for all or part of a shift.  Donations of peaches, cherries, mulberries, rhubarb, raspberries, etc. would be appreciated. We need about 10 people for each baking day and 4-6 for making pudding.  Please contact Vernetta Waltner at 321-7351, 925-7620 or to volunteer your time in any of these ways.  Cash donations to defray the costs for kuchen can be given to Debra Schmeichel or any area Schmeckfest food committee member.


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