Hutterthal Mennonite Church


May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day


Call To Worship


Opening Prayer                                       

Gathering Hymns

     God of the earth, the sky, the sea     HWB #53                                                                     

     Like a mother who has borne us     STJ #91                                               

Children’s Story

Lord of all good         STJ #60


Worship Music

Scripture                                    2 Timothy 1: 2-7 (Page #628 in Pew Bible

Sermon                                   “A Mother’s Influence"

Sharing Time/Prayer

Sending Hymn

      Thy holy wings                     STJ #118                                                                                  


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

·          Today Kim and Chris Becker are being ordained at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Minneapolis, where they co-pastor. Pray that Kim and Chris and the congregation will thrive in ministry together

·          Additional Concerns


TODAY - 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



Greeters: Dennis & Marcia Schrock

9:45 am: Worship Service

Accompanist: Amy Hofer Vetch

Worship Leader: Dennis Schrock

Children’s time: Jack Scandrett

Worship Music: X

Message: Jack Scandrett

Coffee Time: Paul & Priscilla Hofer

11:10 am: Sunday School for all ages



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 3: VBS program noon meal

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

July 28:  SD MCC Relief Sale


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

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

We will have a noon meal following the VBS Program on Sunday, June 3rd. All are welcome to attend. There will be a signup sheet in the foyer for fruit salads, cheesy hash browns and desserts. Anything tropical would be great! If you have any questions feel free to see Bekka.



MCC is looking for new canner operators! This two-year service term is unique and offers the opportunity to travel around the U.S. and Canada, working as a team while meeting new people! Check out for details or contact

Mennonites in Venezuela teach peacemaking in the Caracas school system. Mennonite Mission Network requests prayer for the more than 500 children, 68 teachers, and 30 administrators who received this training. May they practice these skills to make a difference in their communities.

Calling all MCC volunteers!! Please save the date for our Volunteer Appreciation event this 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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