Hutterthal Mennonite Church


May 20, 2018



Call To Worship


Opening Prayer                                       

Gathering Hymn

     Jesus calls us here to meet Him STJ #3

Children’s Story/Hygiene Kit Blessing

Where Charity and Love Prevail  HWB #305


Scripture Philippians 1:1-11 (Page #620 in Pew Bible)

Sermon “Increased Love & Fruitfulness”

Sharing Time/Prayer

Sending Hymn

      The Lord bless you and keep you   STJ #76                                                                             


Musical Response





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

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

·          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

·          Energetic and excited volunteers needed for VBS

·          Pray for the Lao Christian Fellowship in Mountain Lake, Minnesota, and Pastor Pratoomporn (Noi) Harder as they apply to become a member congregation of Central Plains

·          Congregations and individuals are invited to engage in a churchwide day of prayer for North and South Korea today, May 20, 2018, using MCC’s “A prayer for peace in North Korea." Learn more about this “Learn, Pray, Join” initiative at

·          Additional Concerns


TODAY - May 20

Greeters: Dennis & Marcia Schrock

9:45 am: Worship Service

Accompanist: Amy Hofer Vetch

Worship Leader: Todd Koerner

Children’s Time: Jack Scandrett

Message: Jack Scandrett – Sermon Series Part One:

My Summer Prayers for Hutterthal from the book of Philippians

Coffee Time: Paul & Priscilla Hofer

11:10 am: Sunday School for all ages



Greeters: Phil & Joline Thomas

9:45 am: Worship Service

Accompanist: Charlene Friesen

Worship Leader: Dennis Schrock

Children’s time: Jack Scandrett

Worship Music: Jayke Heft (Brigitta Hofer’s Grandson)

Message: Jack Scandrett – Sermon Series Part Two:

My Summer Prayers for Hutterthal from the book of Philippians

Coffee Time: Lyndon & Barbie 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 23, noon:  Connection! deadline

Friday, May 25: VBS Training & Decorating, 9 AM– 11 AM

Saturday, May 26: VBS Training & Decorating, beginning at 9 AM

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


Books suggested by Pastor Jack during congregational meeting for summer reading:

Healing Your Church Hurt by Stephen Mansfield

The Peace Maker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict by Ken Sande


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

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


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