Howard-Miami Mennonite Church

Kokomo, Indiana

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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.

 

February 17, 2019

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

            Gathering song

            Announcements, sharing time, & congregational prayer

            Call to Worship

            Praising

            Songs of praise

            Offering        

            (Children ages 4 through 2rd Grade are dismissed for children’s church. Nursery care is available at the back of the sanctuary.)

            Proclaiming God’s Word

            Scripture: John 14:1-14

            Message

 

            Responding & Sending

            Song of response

            Sending blessing

            Doxology

           

           

            Worship Leader: Jane Mast

            Music: Deb Statton, Teresa Miller

            Ushers: Verba Engel, Elsie Horner

            Message: Denny Harts

 

Announcements

Next Sunday, February 24, 2019: Pastor Ben will bring the morning message.  Scripture: John 14:15- 31 

The Women’s Ministry Council would like to invite you, your friends and family to a morning of service at a local non-profit called Cross America, on Saturday, February 23rd from 9 am – Noon. You can come and go as you please!  Cross America Inc. is on the east side of 931 across from Menard’s. We will have a time of fellowship while preparing crosses to be mailed. Everyone young and old can participate! For more information you can visit www.crossamerica.net.

Everence® informative webinar

Everence will hold an informative webinar on Social Security and retirement income planning. The presentation will be on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 2 and 8 p.m. (EST). Specifics will include the best time to start taking Social Security, how benefits are calculated, spousal benefits, converting your retirement savings into retirement income and strategies to help your income last throughout retirement. To register, visit www.everence.com/retirementincome or contact Valerie Diaz at (800) 222-5054 ext. 3349 or valerie.diaz@everence.com.

We are hosting the Cattle project Chili Supper on Saturday, March 2nd, from 5-7 p.m. (Free will offering). Volunteers are needed to make desserts, serve, and help with the supper. Please sign-up at the Information Center in the fellowship hall.

Items needed by the Summer Bible School Committee: paper towel tubes (most needed,) and toilet paper tubes, for craft projects. There is a labeled box in the Fellowship hall for your contributions.

Comfort Knotting & quilting at Howard-Miami every Thursday in February, 1-4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to come and put in a few knots or stitches.  Come and go as you need to.

The Men's Group will meet at 8 am each Saturday morning, or after Men’s Breakfast. This week we are reading 1 Samuel 29-2 Samuel 4.

Movie Night! Sunday, March 3 at 6 pm, we will watch the movie "All Saints" in the sanctuary. All Saints tells the story of a church in Tennessee working with immigrants from Burma, and the struggles, triumphs, and transformation that came from bringing their lives together.

Beginning Sunday evening, March 17, at 6 pm, Elizabeth Hannah will teach a class on immigration. Elizabeth works with both Hispanic and Burmese immigrants in Logansport. The class on immigration will meet at 6 pm on Sundays March 17, 24, and 31, also April 7 and 14 (and maybe April 28).

Prayer and Praise

Remember in Prayer:

o  Carl Lowe - is at Waterford Place. His room is 406B

o  Clarence & Beulah Cobb – is at Century Villa Health Care

o  Ben & Sarah Schlegel & Harold Mast - attend sessions at the Evana Retreat in Florida, and travel home.

 

Prayers for Healing:

o  Rachel Hay (Jeanne DeAngulo’s nephews wife)-surgery last week for an unhealed incision

o   Mary Birkey – will begin radiation and some form of chemotherapy soon.

o  Martha Miller receiving rehab at Wellbrooke.

o  Stanley Miller – return of strength after his back surgery

o  Teresa Miller - radiation treatments began Feb. 11

 

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:

Diana Cruz and Felipe Preciado of Mennonite Mission Network are serving at La Casa Grande children’s home in Benin. Pray for good health and open hearts as Diana and Felipe teach English, assist with gardening, and share God’s love with each child.

Calendar of Activities

This week:

2/15-19 Pastors at Evana Retreat in Florida

 

Next Week & Beyond:  

2/21  Comfort Knotting & quilting 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.

2/26  Out Reach Team 6 p.m.

2/28  Comfort Knotting & quilting 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.

2/28  Summer Bible School Comm. 6 p.m.

3/2  Cattle Project Chili Supper fund raiser 5-7 p.m.

3/4  Children’s Ministry Team 6:30 p.m.

3/6  Come to Coffee 9:30-10:30 a.m.

3/6  Buddy Bags 6:30 p.m.

 

Birthdays:

2/23 Marilyn Mast

Anniversaries:

2/21 Jeff & Kathy Cranor

 

Attendance and Offering

February 3, 2019 Worship attendance: 74

February 3, 2019 offering: $ 4,100.00

Year-to-date offerings: $18,582.89

Average weekly offering to date: $3,088.14

Office Schedule February 18 – February 22, 2019

Ben: Wed 9-12, Thurs 9-12, Fri 9-12

 

Church Office hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Wed. Thurs, Fri

NOTE CHANGE IN OFFICE HOURS FOR THIS WEEK

 

2/21 Casey & Lynelle Mellady