Howard-Miami Mennonite Church

Kokomo, Indiana


April 15, 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: Ephesians 2: 1-10

            Message: Imitate then Participate

            Responding & Sending

            Songs of response

            Sending blessing


            Carry-in lunch

            Spring Congregational Meeting 1:00 p.m.



            Worship Leader: Dean Bontrager

            Music: Joyce Dittfield, Teresa Miller

            Message: Pastor Ben Schlegel




Next Sunday, April 22, 2018, Ben Schlegel will bring the morning message. Scripture:  Matthew 28: 16-20

Memory Verse: Matthew 28: 19-20

Come to Coffee is happening on Wednesdays, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. 

Library note: In the library on the island are periodicals that we receive now, or have received in the past.  Take any that interest you.  Those left by the first of May will be discarded.

Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.-12, Coffee and Canvas Ladies Morning Out. Dawn Wilson will help us decorate our "canvas" with a Spring Welcome design.  If you were at the last Coffee and Canvas, please bring your board with the snowman on it to paint the back side.  Boards are available for ladies who didn’t complete a snowman painting.  This event costs $8 and includes a light breakfast, coffee and tea.  Sign up at the information center and invite your friends too!

Sunday, April 22, at 5 p. m. is The Annual Peace Scholarship Award Program will be held at the Friends Meeting House.  Peter Anderson will be the speaker. Peter is a student at AMBS.

Howard-Miami Heritage Society is meeting April 24, 2 p.m.  Stanley Miller will be the featured speaker.  All are welcome to attend.

Clear the Clutter day, Saturday April 28, 9 am-2 pm.

*Bring 2 items of furniture/appliances for disposal. Reservations must be made by April 21 with the church office.

*A limited number of pick-up services are available if you cannot transport your items. Reserve now to make sure you are on the list in time!

*A shredder truck will be available from 10 a.m.-noon. Maximum of 3 bags or boxes of documents. These items cannot be picked up due to privacy issues. Clear the Clutter day is offered by the Outreach Board.


On Sunday, April 29, at 5 p.m., the children will be hosting a MCC International Meal Fundraiser. A free will offering will be collected for MCC. Les Gustafson-Zook will share stories about the work of MCC after the meal. Everyone is invited to bring an "international" dish to share. Please sign up at the Information Center. 

Summer Bible School needs helpers and teachers! Sign up at the Information Center if you're able to help during SBS week, June 10-14

Pastor Sarah is graduating from seminary! Graduation is Sunday May 6, at 2:30 p.m. at College Mennonite Church in Goshen. On

May 6, we will have worship at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:30 a.m.

Prayer and Praise

Prayers of Concern:

·      Sadona Lowe is at Waterford Place in Kokomo, Room 616. Her phone number is 454-9337. Pray for the continued healing of the infection in her leg. Also pray for Carl and his care as Sadona is away.

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 Mission.


Prayers for Community and Beyond:

·      Pray for the Kairos weekend, Thurs. May 3, 3:00 pm to Sunday May 6, 3:00 pm.

·      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.

Prayer requests from Mennonite Mission Network:

·         Nancy Frey and Bruce Yoder of Mennonite Mission Network ask for prayer for peace in Burkina Faso. They write: “We feel safe, but are aware that periodic violence has become part of life. We try to be prepared for the unexpected.” Pray for the witness of Mennonite churches as they follow the Prince of Peace.



Additional Announcements

Participating in Kairos at Miami Correctional Facility:

There are meal tickets on the Information Center that can be purchased for $10. A meal ticket helps to provide meals and cover other expenses for the Kairos weekend. Each team member contributes $250 toward the cost of the weekend (25 tickets). When purchasing tickets, write a note of encouragement on the back side, including your FIRST name and age. These tickets, with notes of encouragement, are then given to the offenders at each meal. Meal tickets, along with cash or a check, can be placed in the box provided at the Information Center. Thank you for your support of the Kairos Prison Ministry!


Calendar of Activities

This week:

4/18    Coffee & Fellowship 9:30-10:30 a.m.

4/18    SBS Committee 6:30 p.m.

4/19    Evana Huddle

4/21    Ladies Coffee & Canvas 9 a.m. – Noon

4/22    Peace Scholarship presentation 5 p.m. First Friends Meeting


Next Week & Beyond:

4/24    Heritage Society meets at Howard-Miami 2 p.m.

4/24    Outreach 6 p.m.

4/25    Coffee & Fellowship 9:30-10:30 a.m.

4/28    Clean the Clutter Day 8a.m. – 3p.m.

4/29    MCC International Meal 5 p.m.



4/16 Carson Engel

4/19 Cornelio Gibson

4/20 Marianna Gibson

4/20 Craig Miller


4/18 Stanley & Joanna Miller


Attendance and Offering

April 8, 2018 Worship attendance: 70

April 8, 2018 offering: $2,887.00

Year-to-date offerings:  $51,668.80

Average weekly offering to date: $3,690.63

Mac Buddy Bags $1,807.15


Office Schedule April 15, – April, 19 2018

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

Sarah: Tues. 9-12, Thur. 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, you are always welcome here.