Howard-Miami Mennonite Church

Kokomo, Indiana


January 14, 2018

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:



            Responding & Sending

            Song of response

            Sending blessing


            Worship Leader: Ben Schlegel

            Music: Margi Bontrager, Karen Kendall, Sarah Schlegel

            Storyteller: Elsie Horner

            Message: Jeff Newton


Next Sunday, January 21, 2018, Pastor Ben will bring the morning message. Scripture: 2 Kings 4:1-7

Church Council has established a designated fund for Urgent Winterization for the Gibson House. People can donate to this fund by writing a check to Howard-Miami and writing Gibson House in the memo line. Some of the needs involve fixing the HVAC system and adding better insulation to heat the home. Any questions can be taken to Terry Kendall.

Children’s Winter Bible School This Friday, January 19, 6-8 p.m.  Toddlers (age 1-4) and Elementary (K-5th grade).  Children need to be signed up at the Information Center by TODAY so the Children's Ministry Team will know how much food to prepare for supper.  Future Winter Bible School dates are February 16, and March 9, from 6-8 p.m.

Colby Boyce just had a new baby a couple of weeks ago and this past Friday, she had her gallbladder removed. If you can take Colby and her family a meal either this week or next, sign up at the Information Center in the foyer.

The Women’s Council is updating their list of volunteers for visitation, meals, baked goods and childcare.  Even if you were on the previous list, they are asking that you please sign up again and check the areas where you are willing to serve. The sign up list is on the Information Center in the foyer.  Thank you!

The Church Directory is being updated. Any updates for phone, address or new photos or even new entries need to be submitted to the Church office by January 28 if not already submitted.

Ladies, mark your calendars for “Hearts and Hands,” a service project day on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will be sewing fidget blankets and making no-sew fleece blankets. A light lunch will be provided. More details will be in the February newsletter. Contact a member of the Women’s Ministry Council if you have any questions.

Do you have a story to tell to give God credit for a moment in your past week?  We would love to have you praise God by sharing your story during the “storytelling” portion of our service. Please tell Ben or Sarah if you have a story to share.


Prayer and Praise

Prayers for Healing:

·         Edna (Jerry) Mast is recovering at home from open heart surgery. Jerry now resides at Waterford Place in Kokomo.

·      Sadona Lowe who continues to have trouble with her Knee.

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 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.

 Prayers for Faith and Learning:

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana

·      At AMBS, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Daniel White Hodge, Ph.D. will speak on “No Church in the Wild: Christianity, White Supremacy, Black Liberation and Hip Hop.” May seeds be sown to bring about changes to unjust power systems and structures.




1/15 Courtney Lawson

1/18 Verba Engel

1/19 Sara Statton


Calendar of Activities

This week:

1/19    Children’s Winter Bible School 6-8 p.m.

1/21    Pastors/Elders 8 a.m.


Next Week & Beyond: 2018

1/29    Outreach Team 6 p.m.

2/1       Women’s Sewing & Fellowship 9 am – 3 pm

2/5       CMT 6:30 p.m.


Attendance and Offering

January 7, 2018 Worship attendance: 69

January 7, 2018 offering: $5,505.00

Offerings averaging $3,445.77 per week will help us meet our annual budget.

MCC Children’s offering: $61.09

Office Schedule January 15 – January 19, 2017

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

Sarah: Tues 9-12, Wed 9-12


Church Office hours: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Mon. through Thurs


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.