November 22 "I want to stay in the boat"

by Reggie Miller | Matthew 14

Songs to Inspire

In the bulletin this week...
Worship Outline

November 22, 2020

Attendance Last Week: 86

Call to Worship: Kent Switzer

“To God be the Glory” MH #532

“All the Way My Savior Leads Me” MH #573

Scripture Reading: Psalm 23 Read by Lyndall and Kathie Switzer

Missions Moment: Hope Is Alive

Congregational Prayer:  Jason Miller

“The Love of God” MH #538

Message: “I want to stay in the boat”  Reggie Miller






 This evening you have the opportunity to join either of two community Thanksgiving services. In Hydro, join others at Bethel Mennonite, at 6 PM. If you are from the Thomas area, the gathering will be at the Freedom Worship center, also at 6 PM.

“Grateful”  Next Sunday November 29, we’re going to spend some time in worship being “Grateful” for who God is and what God has done in 2020. Some people just want to be done with 2020 and I can relate, but I don’t want us to miss out or diminish all of the good things God has been doing this year.  Here’s how you can help.  Beginning today, at the front of the sanctuary there is a “Grateful” Jar in which you can place your words of gratitude or pictures of thankfulness to God.  These will be shared with the congregation on the 29th.  If you’d prefer not to write or draw or you forget to put something in the jar, there will be time during the service for you to share what you’re grateful to God for (we’ll bring a microphone to you).  If you don’t think you’ll be able to worship in person that morning, but don’t want to miss the opportunity to testify to what God has done in your life over the last year, please contact me to schedule a time to video your testimony.  Let’s beat back the darkness and let the light of Christ shine in.  Pastor Jeff

Thanksgiving Meal ~Eldon and Ellen are opening their home to anyone who does not have a place to go for Thanksgiving. If you would like to join them, please let Ellen know by Wednesday evening.

Thanksgiving office hours  ~For Thanksgiving week,  the office will be open Tuesday, from 9-2. Please have announcements in by Monday evening. The office will reopen, Tuesday, Dec. 1. Thank You

Discovery 20.21.  South Central Mennonite Conference has entered into the second phase of the Discovery 20.21 process.  The Phase 2 packet are available on the credenza under the church mailboxes.  Individuals wanting to participate in the process, but who are unable to attend the meeting have until November 29 to turn in their survey.

Wednesday evening activities have wrapped up for the fall. Meals and classes will start back in January.

2021 is quickly approaching.  Last year, PVMC adopted an intentional budget where we sought to allocate every dollar that had been given during the previous year.  We will be using an intentional budget again for 2021, so committees need to begin discerning what financial resources they need to carry out the work to which they’ve been called.

 OK Relief Sale fundraising meal~ A fundraising meal for the OK Mennonite Relief sale is planned for next Sunday, November 29, at the Fairview MB church. Crafts and food items will be available for purchase at that time.

Keith and Ruthie will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, November 28. Congratulations to them.

Emery is a happy and proud big sister! Hazley Leny was born to Hein and Blair (Switzer) Cilliers, November 16,  She weighed in at 7.7 oz and is 21 inches tall. Congratulations to grandparents, Kent and Beth Switzer, aunts, uncles, and cousins. There is a table in the foyer to welcome her with gifts! Hazley prefers Pampers Swaddlers diapers. She has plenty of clothes from big sis and cousins!!

It’s official! Jeff and Dana are pleased to announce the latest addition to their family, Beniah Alan Selzer.  Ben was formally adopted Wednesday, November 18, at the age of 2 years & 8 months, weighing 26 lbs. and stretching 34 inches long.  We are grateful for the support and prayers of our families and church family. You have opportunity to welcome Beniah Alan into the Selzer Home with gifts of celebration.  He’s in size 4 diapers, wears size 24 months/2T clothing. Ben loves to drive cars/trucks, read books & play in the bathtub! A table is in the foyer.

MDS  Opportunity ~Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) is seeking a part time Administrative Assistant that will provide administrative support to the leadership of MDS Region 3 and its units (Central States – west of the Mississippi). The position is home-based within Region 3. Applicants must be active in an Anabaptist church and committed to the Anabaptist faith and peace position. See full details on the bulletin board.

Be wise ~The elders encourage everyone to continue to make wise choices regarding their health and the health of the congregation.  In an effort to build trust and lessen hearsay, the elders ask that if you are sick, test positive for Covid or feel you may have had direct exposure to Covid, please stay at home.   We encourage you to contact someone on the elder team so you can be prayed for, and that the plan for your recovery or quarantine is known.  Should someone attend worship and then discover that they have Covid, the elders will assist in notifying the congregation as appropriate.


Today  November 22

9:30 am Sunday School

10:30 am Worship Service (livestreaming on

Nursery ~Parents are responsible for supervising their children

Ministerial Alliance Thanksgiving services

               Hydro 6:00 PM Bethel Mennonite

               Thomas 6:00 PM Freedom Worship Center

 This week November 23-28   

Now through Tues, MCC meat canner in Newton, KS

Tues Etc Shop tag day

Thurs Thanksgiving

Next Sunday ~November 29

9:30 am  Sunday school classes

10:30 am Worship Service (also streaming live on

Fundraising meal for MCC Relief Sale at Fairview MB

Discovery 20.21. surveys due -Place in designated slot in church mailbox above the credenza

Upcoming Events

Dec 17 CCAP Christmas Party

Dec 24 Christmas Eve Service

Dec 25 Christmas             

Prayer Requests

Prayer Requests

For our church family

  • That the community may see Christ’s joy in us
  • During this holiday season remember those who have journeyed through losses, hardships, and sickness this past year
  • Schools & colleges ~ Teachers, Students, Staff
  • Pastor Jeff /Dana & family; Ben
  • Edwin/Melissa Detweiler family; John
  • Elders & families
  • Health Concerns
    • Those of our congregation dealing with Covid-19
    • Richard Waters ~Recovery from broken leg
    • Keith Miller
    • Dorothy Slagell
    • Mim Mast
  • Beulah Switzer ~continuing to reside at Maple Lawn Manor

 In our community   

  • Unity among believers
  • Our local, state, and national leaders
  • Health concerns
    • Kim Payne Liebscher ~continuing recovery from heart attack
    • Buffie Exinia-cancer ~Coworker at W’Ford Hospital
    • John Kliewer
    • Bob Sprunger ~strength and determination ~in rehab
    • Karen Sawatzky -Jack & Karen ~friends of Bill & Carolene
    • Kristi Frymire Spaeth ~Chemo treatments
    • Dixie Yoder ~ physical strength, stamina, and determination
    • Janet Kauffman (Sister of Warren and Michael Slagell)
  • Local Ministries: Branch 15, Hope is Alive, Agape Health Clinic, Etc Shop, Weatherford Food & Resource Center, Habitat for Humanity, 1st Choice Pregnancy Center, Arapaho Jail ministry


Around the world

  ~Serving in the US

  • Corey/Brooke Makeever -STUMO
  • Oklahoma MDS

  ~Serving other countries

  • Reggie/Angel Miller and family
  • Kiran Paul & Lakshmi
  • Global Disciples
  • Rolly/Robyn Walter and Family

Come & Join Us


  • 9:30 AM Sunday school for all ages
  • 10:30 AM Worship (nursery available)
  • 6:00 PM Evening Service (check weekly bulletin for details)

WEDNESDAY (Starts again in January)

  • 5:45 PM Supper starts ($2 suggested donation per plate)
  • 6:30 PM Classes and activities for all ages.