Howard-Miami Mennonite Church

Kokomo, Indiana

November 19, 2017

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: Ephesians 4:17-24

            Message: Testimony of Transformation

            Responding & Sending

            Song of response

            Bench dedication

            Sending blessing


            Worship Leader: Ben Schlegel

            Music: Joyce Dittfield, Teresa Miller

            Message: Chelsea VanCamp




Next Sunday, November 26, Pastor Kenny Cole will bring the message. Kenny pastored at McGrawsville UMC for several years before retiring this past summer.

Cookies for Women’s Prison:  We will be baking, packing, and delivering cookies to the Women’s Prison in Indianapolis the first part of December.

From November 5 until December 30, Meijer is doing a double match for funds donated to Kokomo Urban Outreach. Because the Maconaquah Buddy Bags program orders food through Meijer, any money designated for Maconaquah Buddy Bags will be doubled. For $130, instead of sponsoring just one child, you will sponsor two! All donations for Maconaquah Buddy Bags must go through our church (not directly to Meijer). If you have any questions, contact Pastor Sarah.

Come for Coffee! On Wednesday mornings in November at 9:30 a.m. Come and visit with friends and neighbors, and bring someone with you who would enjoy a morning out.

The Women's Ministry Council would like to make an updated list of volunteers who are willing to do caring ministry for others in our church and community. Please sign up at the Information Center if you have a gift in one of these areas: take meals to families in need, bake pies, cakes or cookies for events, make home or hospital visits or provide childcare.

The 2018 calendars have arrived and are available for $7each, in the church office. The proceeds are being used to help fund the Maconaquah Buddy Bags program.

Howard-Miami is a drop off site for Caring for Texas, an effort to deliver needed supplies to those affected by the hurricane in the Houston area. See the bulletin insert for more information.




May this thanksgiving help you to give thanks for all the turkeys in your life.

-Sr. Monique Rysavy, Owatonna, Minnesota

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.

-William J Bennett

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.


Prayer & Praise

Prayers for Healing:

·      Mike and Michelle King are both dealing with health concerns and need prayer for healing.

Prayers of Concern:

·      Pray for the family of Doris Marner.  Doris passed away on Saturday, Nov. 11 in Florida, and funeral services were here at Howard-Miami on Thursday this week.

·      Clarence Cobb spent last weekend on the hospital and returned home Monday. We thank Bod he is doing well.

Prayers for Missionaries:

·      Pray for Justin & Hannah Mast as they serve in Slovenia with CRU.

·      Pray for Jon & Lindsay Birkey as they serve in Arizona with World Gospel Mission.


Prayers for Community and Beyond:

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

·      Thursday as a special day of prayer for our congregation – pray for our pastors and each other.

·      Remember to pray for the Leaders of our Country.

 Prayers for Faith and Learning:

·         Goshen (Indiana) College

Pray for Goshen College students, especially those who will celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday far away from their families



    11/20 Bryce Gibson


Please do not bring drinks into the sanctuary during worship. Quench your physical thirst in the Fellowship Hall before coming to receive the Living Water!

Calendar of Activities

This week:

11/22  Come for Coffee 9:30-10:30 a.m.

11/23 & 24 Thanksgiving –Church office closed


Next Week & Beyond:

11/28 Outreach Board 6 p.m.

11/29  Come for Coffee, 9:30-10:30 a.m.



Attendance and Offering

November 12, 2017 Worship attendance: 71

November 12, 2017 offering: $3,369

Year-to-date offerings:  $160,921.89

Average weekly offering to date: $3,498.30

Maconaquah Buddy Bags: $17,422.19


Office Schedule November 20 - November 24, 2017

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

Sarah: Tues. 9-12


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



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, and please come again.