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.


April 21, 2019-Easter


9:30 a.m. Breakfast

10:30 a.m. Worship Service


            Gathering song

            Call to Worship & Congregational prayer


            Songs of praise


            (Nursery care is available at the back of the sanctuary.)

            Proclaiming God’s Word

            Scripture: John 20:1-8

            Children’s Lesson

            Message: “Jesus makes all things new!”


            Responding & Sending

            Song of response

            Sending blessing




Worship Leader: Jeanne DeAngulo

Music: Margi Bontrager, Karen Kendall, Teresa Miller, Sarah Schlegel

Ushers: Verba Engel, Elsie Horner

Message: Pastors Ben Schlegel



Next Sunday, April 28, 2019: Pastor Ben will bring the morning message.  Scripture: John 20:19-29

This Tuesday, April 23, at 2 p.m. the Heritage Society is meeting at Howard-Miami.  Loren Johns, Professor of New Testament at AMBS will be telling “The Curious Story of the ex-Amish Nell family of Miami County.” Loren pieced together this amazing story of his descendants, one who is buried in the Schrock Cemetery.  This true story has more than one murder, lying, fraud and other shocking details.  Loren Johns has done extensive research into his and others ancestry. All are welcome to attend.

Harold Mast is participating in the Kairos Prison Ministry April 25-28, 2019.  You can support this ministry in prayer by going to and pledging to pray for 30 minutes at some point during the Kairos weekend.

On Saturday, April 27, 1-4 pm, Radiant Christian Life Church in Westfield is hosting People Reaching People: Reaching Out with God's Love. This is an evangelism training event meant to help us become more informed and confident in talking about our faith with non-believers, and inviting them to a relationship with Christ. Please let Pastor Ben know if you are interested in attending.  (This is Dan & Judy Rosenberger’s Church)

Sunday, April 28, 5 p.m. You are invited to attend the Annual Peace Scholarship Award Program. This event is being held at the Church of the Brethren on West Lincoln Rd. Kokomo, IN.  The speaker is Diana Hadley, a Quaker and author of “The Peace Class.” At 5:00 p.m., a light supper will be served.  At 6:00 p.m. awards will be presented and students will read their essays.  No tickets are required but a freewill offering will be taken for future scholarships.

Join the Women's Council on Saturday, May 4th from 9-11 AM here at HMMC for a cake decorating class led by Pauline Rhine. Sign up at the Information Center! You will need to bring your own 8 inch cake to decorate and tips if you have some. We provide the frosting.

Monday May 13, at 6:30 p.m. The Gospel Echoes Team Annual Banquet will be held at Bethany Fellowship School. There will be music, a delicious home-style dinner, and guest speaker, Bruce Hood from Fresno, CA. See the flyer on the bulletin board for more information

The Immigration class will not meet April 21 or April 28.  The last session will be May 5 at 6 p.m.

The Quarter tubes for saving quarters for MCC have arrived. Pick one (or more) up at the Information Center and start saving today!!!


Prayer and Praise

Thank you:

Thank you to our church family for the prayers, cards & gift card when Terry had his back surgery. Terry & Jan Boyce

Remember in Prayer:

·      Mary Birkey – will have a chemo treatment on Tuesday.


Prayers for Healing:

o  Rachel Hay (Jeanne DeAngulo’s nephews wife)-Medical concerns related to a brain tumor.


Prayers for Missionaries:

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

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

“World Gospel Missions.”


Prayers for Community and Beyond:

·      Pray that the Lord would provide the needed volunteers for the Buddy Bags program at Maconaquah schools.

·      Pray for the families who receive Buddy Bags each week.

·      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:

On Friday, Mennonite Mission Network’s Sent conference will begin at The Beloved Community Mennonite Church in Denver, Colorado. Pray for this three-day event that will bring together Mennonite Church USA leaders to seek God’s plan for energizing existing congregations and planting new ones in the context of the 21st century.


Calendar of Activities

This week:

4/22 Summer Bible School Committee 6 p.m.

4/23  Heritage Society at Howard-Miami 2 p.m.

4/24  Coffee & Fellowship 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Next Week & Beyond:  

4/30  Outreach Team 6 p.m.

5/1  Coffee & Fellowship 9:30-10:30 a.m.

5/1  KUO Buddy Bags 6:30 p.m.

5/2  Women’s Sewing 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

5/2  Pastor/Elders 7 p.m.



4/24 Linda Miller

4/24 Clint Coon

4/25 Dennis Yoder

4/26 Terry Kendall


Attendance and Offering

April 14, 2019 Worship attendance: 63

April 14, 2019 offering: $3,350.00

Year-to-date offerings: $49,364.79

Average weekly offering to date: $3,287.84

Average needed to meet budget: $3,710.00

Buddy Bags $1,204.84

Office Schedule April 22 – April 26, 2019

Ben: Mon 9-12, Tue 9-12, Wed 9-12, Thurs 9-12

Sarah: Tue 9-12, Wed 9-12

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


Notes: Easter Sunday

April 21, 2019

John 20:1-8 (NIV)

Leader:  Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.


People:  So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said,


Women:  “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”


Leader:  So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb.


People:  Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.


Leader:  He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there, but did not go in. Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb.


Men:  He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus’ head.


People:  The cloth was folded up, separate from the linen.


Leader:  Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside.


People:  He saw and believed!



“See, I am making all things new!”

--Jesus, in Revelation 21:5


What is Jesus making new?


New Birth      (John 3:3)


New Strength           (Isaiah 40:31)


New Mind      (Romans 12:1-2)


New Heart     (Acts 15:9; Psalm 51:10)


We are a New Creation      (2 Corinthians 5:17)


New Growth  (Colossians 2:19; John 15:2)


New Creation           (Romans 8:21)


New Covenant                     (Luke 22:20)


New Ethic      (Ephesians 4:1)


New Justice  (Luke 4:18-19; Micah 4:4)


New National Relations     (Isaiah 2:4)


New Righteousness           (Romans 3:26)


New Family   (Galatians 4:6-7)


New Destiny (2 Corinthians 4:14)


New Body      (1 Corinthians 15:53)


New Earth     (Revelation 21:4)