Eighth Street Mennonite Church
We are a Christian community rooted in Anabaptism that welcomes diversity and is
devoted to worshiping God and to extending God's love to the congregation, to
Goshen, and to the world.
He has told you, O mortal, what is good:
and what does the LORD require of you
but to do justice,
and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
Hymn #367 (HWB): For the healing of the nations
Offering and Offertory: Will you let me be your servant
GATHERING (HWB 307) Honore
Prelude: Prelude from Suite No. 5 J.S. Bach (Please sign the registration pad at the end of your pew.)
Welcome and Announcements Sharing Joys and Concerns
Lighting of the Peace Lamp The Church at Prayer
*Call to Worship SENDING
*Prayer *Hymn of the Month #30 (SS): Arise, your light has come
*Hymn #7 (HWB): Here, O Lord, your servants gather *Benediction
CONFESSING Postlude: Blest are they (SJ 94) Biery
Responsive Reading: #834 (HWB)
Hymn #145 (HWB): There’s a wideness in God’s mercy *All who are able are invited to stand.
Scripture Reading: Psalm 31:9-15
Hymn #346 (HWB): Dona Nobis Pacem Worship Leader - Jonathan Schrag
Special Music: Sarabande from Suite No. 1 J.S. Bach Sermon - Myron Schrag
Children’s Time - Eileen Saner
HEARING Special Music - Brook Bennett
Children’s Time Song Leader - Karen Hershberger
Scripture Reading: Luke 3:4-6 Organist/Pianist - Patricia Oakley
Sermon: “Resurrection for a Forgotten People” Hymnals used in worship are: HWB: Hymnal: A Worship Book (blue);
SJ: Sing the Journey (green); SS: Sing the Story (purple). The hymnals
are located in the racks in front of you as well as the racks underneath the
Please see an usher if you would like a large print hymnal and bulletin,
hearing device, or assistance using the lift.
Eighth Street Mennonite Church
602 South Eighth Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4019
Kevin D. Farmwald, Pastor
Brenda Sawatzky Paetkau, Pastor
January 28, 201
Birthdays and Anniversaries: January 30 – February 5, 2011 January 30, 2011
30 Tex Eisenhour 5 Bob Guth Greeting us this morning are The Rittenhouse’s. The Rittenhouse
31 Aaron Johnson 5 Nina Keister family consists of – Shawn, father and patriarch is employed with
31 Jackson King Renegade/Kibbi as engineer and MS Dynamics database administrator.
Shawn’s free time is spent on home projects, anything computer, gaming
Church Calendar this week, January 30 – February 5, 2011 and being preoccupied with family expenditures. The rule breaker of the
8th Street Hosts Interfaith Hospitality Network house, Shawn has a raucous belly laugh (usually in response to his own
Monday: Adult Baptism Preparation Class, 7:30pm jokes). Olivia, mother and domestic drudge is employed with Oaklawn
Tuesday: Worship Commission, Mtg. Rm, 7:30pm where she has been for 16 years (currently as Coordinator of Development).
Wednesday: Mission & Service Commission, Mtg. Rom, 4:30pm Free time is spent trying new recipes, reading and watching movies. Her
Junior Youth, 6:45pm highly proficient organizational skills are misinterpreted by her family as an
irritating habit of constantly bossing. She strongly disagrees. You say “to-
may-to” I say “Time to move! It’s getting late!” Madison, golden only
Church Calendar next week: February 6 - 12, 2011 child is a 4th grader at Parkside. She enjoys “playing soccer, basketball,
Sunday: Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary, 8:30am singing, animals and being a tomboy”. Madison who is almost always in a
Communion great mood has 2 speeds - snail’s pace for eating vegetables and putting on
New Members’ Meal, FH, 12pm PJ’s and overdrive for everything else. Her constant hints to get a family
Monday: Asperger’s/HFA Parent Support Group, FH, 7pm dog are politely ignored. The Rittenhouse’s have attended 8th street for
Tuesday: Muffins on 8th about 15 years.
10am Juniper Place
1pm Evergreen W ELCOM E to Eighth Street M ennonite Church! May you experience
2:30pm Waterford Crossing God's presence in this time of worship and fellowship.
Stewardship Commission, Mtg Rm, 6pm
Trustees Committee, Mtg. Rm, 7:30pm All ages are welcome in this service of worship! If desired, childcare
Wednesday: Congregational Care Commission, Mtg. Rm, 4:30pm services are available in the nursery for infants and in the toddler room for
Venture Club, 6:30pm children ages 2 to pre-kindergarten (4-5 years old). These rooms are
Fellowship Commission, Mtg. Rm, 7:30pm located at the top of the stairs in the children’s Sunday School wing.
Thursday: Men’s Luncheon @ Trolley Café, 11:45am
Women’s Luncheon @ Trolley Café, 11:45am Staffing the Nurseries:
Today: Worship (Infants) – Tex & Rachel Eisenhour
Last Sunday, January 23 Attendance: 187 (Toddlers) – Cathy Beery Berg & Zach Berg
Visitors: Jesse Bontrager; Phil Shenk; Rachel Waltner Goossen, Duane S.S. (Infants) – Tim & Jen Nussbaum
Goossen, Elsa Goossen, Topeka, Kansas. Next Sunday: Worship (Infants) – Sarah Rush & Melba Bechtel
(Toddlers) – Lynn Stutzman & Kimberly Lichty Nyce
S.S. (Infants) – Laura Funk & Alice Risser
JANUARY 23 OFFERING: $7,493.85
Budget $6,640.60 Front & Back Door Greeters:
January Giving Box 578.25 Today: Kate & Will Leichty
Designated Giving 275.00 Next Sunday: David & Haly King
Year to Date Giving for the Budget $24,697.14
Needed for the Budget (year to date) $24,810.62 Staffing the Sound Booth:
Balance ($113.48) Today: Ross Peterson-Veatch
Next Sunday: Hesston Lauver
SECOND HOUR: The Eighth Street basketball team put in another good effort, losing to
B1 – Builders: Quarterly Bible Study, Cal Zehr Fairhaven II 67-65. Josh Keister led the way with 39 points, hittan Eighth
B2 – Koinonia: 8th Street 100 Years ( 2013) Then and Now, Rachel Street record (9 3-point shots!). David Johnson also had 14 points and
Kreider & Joy Lambright Liechty Mark Saner contributed 7 points. The team’s last game was yesterday.
B3 – Seekers: “Suffering for others”, Mel Friesen
B4 – Challengers: Just Eating: Practicing our Faith at the Table – Donations for Harvest of Hope food pantry will be collected in the
Jennifer Halteman Schrock church lobby next Sunday and taken to the Lighthouse church that evening
B6 – Crossroads: Anger: What is it Good For? Absolutely Something: for distribution on Monday. Please share nonperishable food, hygiene
A Psycological Perspective - Paul Yoder products, and baby supplies with those in need in the Eighth Street
B7 – Vessels community.
B5 - Sr. High Rm #5 - Jr. High
Rm #4 – Middlers (gr. 3-5 ) Rm #6 - Primary (gr. 1-2) “The Dutchersmiths in Concert” providing “clean (and sometimes
Rm #7 – Early Childhood & Preschool (2-5 yrs) whacky) fun for humans of all ages.” For a great time of music and fun,
come hear Kent Dutchersmith and family at Goshen City Church of the
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Brethren, 203 North 5th Street, Goshen. 1st Friday, February 4, concert
There will be a New Member’s Meal, hosted by Congregational Care times are 5:30 & 7pm. Cookies and refreshments are included in the low
Commission next Sunday, February 6. price of free admission.
A white square (72x72) tablecloth is missing. If you know if its The Bethany Concert Choir is holding a Nelsons Chicken Fundraiser
whereabouts, please contact Emma Zehr or the church office! to raise money for ts choir trip on Saturday February 12, 10 am - 2 p.m at
the CVS in downtown Goshen (Main and Madison). Tickets are $5.50 for
The January Giving Box is for 8th Street’s Service Support Fund, pre-sold halves, and $6 on site. Tickets are available from choir members.
which is used to support individuals doing service. This includes service not
directory related to 8th Street – like MVS support of church members, or You’re invited to the 2011 Mennonite Central Committee Great
medical missions, as well as trips/experiences that are directly related to 8th Lakes annual gathering February 25-26, at Kern Road Mennonite Church
Street – like 8th DS or the youth Puerto Rico Service Trip. The 8th DS group in South Bend, Indiana. Join fellow MCC supporters from across the region
will leave in less than two weeks for Meridian, Mississippi to volunteer their as we explore the theme “A table of sharing” in relation to MCC’s work
skills and time under Jubilee Mennonite’s direction. Rickey Schrag just left around the world. Highlights include a peace and justice hymn sing with
on a medical missions trip to Nicaragua. The Service Support Fund helps Mary Oyer, a variety of MCC workshops and the chance to hear from Arli
individuals within our congregation offer their services and gifts to others. Klassen, MCC Executive Director. For more information call the MCC Great
Lakes Office at (574) 534-4133 or register online at
Have you saved the date? This is an invitation from the WM Spring greatlakes.mcc.org/annualgathering.
Celebration Committee to all women and girls: Please join us for brunch on
Saturday, March 19 from 10am until noon. We're planning an interesting
program you won't want to miss! More details to follow.
The Goshen College Chorale directed by Assistant Professor of
Music Scott Hochstetler will explore choral settings of the Psalms from
medieval chant through the modern period at the Goshen College Afternoon
Sabbatical on Tuesday, February 8 at 1pm in the Music Center's Sauder
Concert Hall. Composers will include Bourgeois, Monteverdi, Hassler,
Brahms, Bernstein, Ives and more.