Hutterthal Mennonite Church


May 6, 2018



Call To Worship


Opening Prayer                                       

Gathering Hymns

   Brethren, we have met to worship                HWB #8                                                                        

   O Lord, our Lord, how majestic                                 HWB #112                                                    

Children’s Story


Worship Music

Scripture        Isa 6:1-4 and Rom 11: 33-36 (Pages 361, 600 in Pew Bible)                          

Sermon             “How Big is Your God?”             

Fire of God, undying Flame            HWB #129                                                       

Sharing Time/Prayer

Sending Hymn

   God of Bible                                   STJ #27                                                                                        


Musical Response





·          Anita Watkins( Rebecca Hofer’s Mother) - chemo treatments

·          Willie Waldner (Les Rensink’s hired man) - in hospice care

·          Family of Amos Kleinsasser—passed away on April 21

·          Mary Vetch (Amy Hofer Vetch’s Sister in Law) —cancer diagnosis –receiving treatments    

·          Planting season for farmers— May they have agreeable weather and a safe season   

·          Additional Concerns


TODAY - May 6

Greeters: Paul & Priscilla Hofer

9:45 am: Worship Service

Accompanist: Paige Zachariasen

Worship Leader:  Charlene Friesen

Children’s Time: Shipwrecked skit

Worship Music: Marj Hofer (arranged by LeRoy Hofer)

Message: Dennis Schrock

Coffee Time: Marcella Glanzer

11:10 am: Sunday School for all ages


NEXT SUNDAY - May 13– Mother’s Day

Greeters: Brigitta Hofer & Monica Hofer

9:45 am: Worship Service

Accompanist:  Amy Hofer Vetch

Worship Leader:  Les Rensink

Children’s time: Jack Scandrett

Worship Music: Children’s Sunday School

Message: Jack Scandrett

Coffee Time: Dustin & Kym Tschetter

11:10 am: Sunday School for all ages

Children will pack health care kits during song time



Congregational Ministries: Infant Care Kits – see Connection! for listing of contents or have Sharon Waltner purchase the kit contents for you for $25.

Children's S.S. Department: Swan Lake Christian Camp



Wednesday, May 16: Congregational Meeting at 7:00 pm

Monday-Friday, May 28 - June 1: Shipwrecked! VBS at HMC

June 21-24: CPMC Annual Meeting in Lincoln, NE 

July 28:  SD MCC Relief Sale.


There will be a Congregational Meeting on Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 PM.  We will consider how to move forward in light of the document presented by church leadership.

If you were unable to attend the noon fundraiser for relief sale expenses last Sunday and would like to contribute to the cause, please feel free to contact Edie.

The children will be packing health care kits on Mother’s Day following the worship service. This will take the place of their music time and will take place in fellowship hall.

If anyone is interested in donating a quilt top for the MCC Sale and would like Monica Hofer to quilt it, please contact Monica Hofer.



You are invited to the 2018 Community Baccalaureate Service for Freeman High, Freeman Academy, and Marion High, today at 4:00 pm in the Freeman Community Center located at 224 S. Wipf Street. The churches of the Freeman and Marion areas are looking forward to hosting this worship celebration for the Class of 2018. Reverend Corey Miller, pastor of Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, is this year’s speaker. Following the service, everyone is invited to continue the celebration at Katie’s Malt Shoppe. Each graduating senior present, will receive a “one time use” special ticket, for Sun. the 6th, for a free malt or shake.

Calling all MCC volunteers!! Please save the date for our Volunteer Appreciation event on Wednesday, June 13 5-7 pm at MCC Central States in North Newton!

CHOOSE JOY! And save money with early-bird registration until May 15 – T-shirt included! Youth Escape 2018, the much-loved biennial retreat for youth in grades 7-12, will be held July 20-22 at Hidden Acres Christian Center near Dayton, Iowa. Round up your youth group and their friends for this fantastic weekend focused on connecting with Jesus, other Central Plains youth and the church. Details are available on the Youth Escape page at

Celebrate Mother’s Day by supporting mothers around the world through MCC Infant Care Kits! Help mothers, who are displaced by war or disaster, give their infants a good start. The kit contents have changed recently, visit for full kit information and from there click through to our Amazon Wish List for easier shopping and shipping. Just bring or ship kit items to MCC Central States 121 E. 30th St. North Newton, KS 67117. Send love around the world this Mother’s Day! Contact or call 316.283.2720 with questions.

The April issue of the Swan Lake Christian Camp newsletter is now available to view online.  Check out upcoming events and meet the summer staff.  Visit


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