Howard-Miami Mennonite Church

Kokomo, Indiana


Howard-Miami Mennonite Church exists to love, glorify and worship God, to love and serve others, to share the Gospel, and to encourage each other to become fully devoted followers of Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit.

June 17, 2018 - Father’s Day

9:30 a.m. Education Hour: Children (age 3 through grade 5) meet in the J.A.M. area (basement) for Sunday school. Grades 6 through 12 meet upstairs with the Cornerstone class.

10:30 a.m. Worship Service        


            Gathering song

            Announcements, sharing time, & congregational prayer

            Call to worship


            Songs of praise


            (Children ages 2 through 3rd grade are dismissed for toddler time & children’s church).

            Proclaiming God’s Word

            Scripture reading: Psalm 32:1-11

            Message: A man after God’s own heart


            Responding & Sending

            Song of response

            Sending blessing



            Worship Leader: Eric & Colt Myers

            Music: Joyce Dittfield, Teresa Miller

            Message: Pastor Ben Schlegel



Next Sunday, June 24, 2018, Kenny Cole, former pastor at McGrawsville UMC, will bring the morning message.

The HMMC Women's Council would like to say a special "Happy Father's Day" to all the fathers here at Howard-Miami Mennonite.  In your honor, we have donated $150 to the "ManUP" program sponsored by Kokomo Urban Outreach.

The Outreach Board is hosting a meeting with other local churches on Monday, June 18. The group is planning an evening to show the movie “I can only Imagine.” Please pray for this planning meeting as we seek to partner with other churches and share the gospel!

The Secret Sister Dessert is Sunday, June 24th at 3 P.M. at Main Occasions in Greentown on E. Main Street. Mark the date and time on your calendars, Secret Sisters!

HOWARD-MIAMI HERITAGE SOCIETY will meet Tuesday, June 26, 2:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall.  The speaker will be Joan Hochstetler Shoup.  Joan is the daughter of Alvin and Lula Hochstetler and grew up at Howard-Miami Church. She is also the author of the American Patriot Series, the only comprehensive historical fiction series on the American Revolution. You can find these books in our church library.  Joan also co-authored the Northkill Amish Series, which is also in our church library.


We have memorized 100 verses toward our goal of 2,018! We will have a drawing for Joanna Miller’s cinnamon rolls from those who have submitted Scripture forms.


If you are visiting this morning, please stop by the Information Center in the Fellowship Hall and sign our Guest Book, take some literature with you, you are always welcome here.


Prayer and Praise

Thank You

Thank you, church family, for the many prayers, cards, visits, and delicious meals during recovery from my fall.  I appreciate all you have done for me. Linda Mast.

To all the Leaders, Teachers, and other volunteers who made Summer Bible School a huge success!

Prayer & Praise:

o  Wayne Miller –returned to the hospital this week.

o  Penny Wilhoite-Knee problems, seeing Orthopedic Dr. this week

o  Jamie Ramos – now home recovering

o  Carl & Sadona Lowe –recovering from knee surgery.

o  Leonard & Marilyn Mast

o  Clarence & Beulah Cobb

o  Vernon & Hilda Schrock

o  Emery Bontrager


Prayers for Missionaries:

Pray for Justin & Hannah Mast as they serve in Slovenia with CRU. (Crusade for Christ)

Pray for Jon & Lindsay Birkey as they serve in Arizona with

World Gospel Missions.


Prayers for Community and Beyond:

·      Pray that the Lord would continue to work in the Buddy Bags program at Maconaquah schools.

·      Thursday is a special day of prayer for our congregation

Pray for our pastors and each other.

·      Remember to pray for the Leaders of our Country.

·      Pray for the persecuted Church in all countries.

Prayer requests from Mennonite Mission Network:

Laura Schlabach of Mennonite Mission Network is transitioning into the interim executive director’s role with JCS, the consortium of mission agencies through which Mennonite Mission Network serves in Mongolia. Pray for wisdom and peace for Laura as she takes on these new responsibilities.


Calendar of Activities

This week:

6/18 Women’s Council 7:00 p.m.

6/20-24 Pastors gone to Pennsylvania


Next Week & Beyond:

6/24    Secret Sister Reveal 3 p.m. Greentown IN

6/26    Howard-Miami Heritage Society, 2 p.m.

6/26    Outreach Team 6:00 p.m.

6/29-7/3 Evana Conference, Taylor University



6/24 Wayne Overman


Attendance and Offering

June 10, 2018 Worship attendance: 87

June 10 2018 offering: $3,312.00

Year-to-date offerings:  $89,307.53

Average weekly offering to date: $3,882.93

Mac Buddy Bags: $1,939.42

Office Schedule June 18, – June 22, 2018

Ben: Mon 9-12, Tues 9 -12, Wed 9-12

Sarah: Tues 9 -12, Wed 9-12


Church Office hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Mon. through Thurs




Psalm 104: “God cares for the earth”

Here are some ways to nurture faith at home based on this week’s story. For preschool children, use the “For families” page in the Early Childhood leaflet. (1) Read Psalm 104:24–28. Imagine God opening a hand to feed all the creatures of the earth and sea. (2) Draw one of the animals mentioned in the psalm. (3) What is an example of God’s greatness?

Did you know? Cedar trees of Lebanon were used to build Solomon’s temple and ships for Egyptian pharaohs.

Prayer for the week: God, our world depends on you. Remind us that our lives belong to you as well. Amen.