Hutterthal Mennonite Church


February 11, 2018



Call to Worship


Opening Prayer                                       

Gathering Hymns
     Holy Spirit, come with power                                                   HWB #26

    Breathe on me, breath of God                                                HWB #356 

Children’s Story 


Worship Music  

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

Sermon                                                                    Unity: Bond of Peace

Help Us to Help Each other                                                         HWB #362 

Sending Hymn
     Heart with loving heart united                                               
HWB #420 


Musical Response




· Anita Watkins (Rebecca Hofer’s mother) as she begins chemo treatments following her recent surgery

· Additional Concerns


TODAY - February 11

Greeters: Paul & Priscilla Hofer

9:45 am: Worship Service

Accompanist: Norma Hofer

Worship Music: Chad & Rebecca Hofer

Worship Leader: Charlene Friesen

Children’s Time & Message: Jack Scandrett

Coffee Time: Donovan & Sherryl Friesen

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


NEXT SUNDAY – February 18 - first Sunday of Lent

Greeters: Phil & Joline Thomas

9:45 am: Worship Service

Accompanists: Paige Zachariasen

Worship Leader: Todd Koerner

Children’s time: Amanda Mettler

Message: Jack Scandrett

Coffee Time: Chad & Rebecca Hofer

11:10 am: School for all ages



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.  Sign-up sheets in back of the church. It is my wish to complete the interviews by mid-February. Thanks 



ALL EMAIL CORRESPONDANCE to the Church Office Administrative Assistant should be sent to  


Correction:  Please correct Pastor Jack’s phone number on page 37 in your Yearbook to read 717-917-4673.



The Everence Sharing Fund provided $450 in matching funds to support special needs in our church in 2017.  John Clem serves as the Everence advocate for our congregation.  Please contact John for more information.


Families with children: This Wednesday is the first day of Lent and the beginning of “Between Me & You,” a free, downloadable guide for family worship from February 14 through April 1, Easter Sunday. Pick and choose the activities that work best for your family. Find it at


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 (for the Country Kitchen & meals): 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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