Schedule of Events

April 2022


Sunday, April 3

 Zion worship -8:30 A.M. 

 Sunday School-9:00 A.M. 

 First Church service-10:00 A.M. 

Tuesday, April 5

 Zion UMW-9:30 A.M. at Zion Church   Church Fair Stand   Committee meeting-6:00 P.M. 

Wednesday, April 6

Trustees meeting-6:00 P.M.

 Sunday, April 10

Palm Sunday Sunday School-9:00 A.M. Cresco service-10:00 A.M. (Children will sing) 

Wednesday, April 13

Cresco Circle-1:30 P.M. 

Thursday, April 14Maundy Thursday 

 Sacrificial Breakfast-9:30 A.M.

 Maundy Thursday service-6:30 P.M. 

 Friday, April 15Good Friday 

 Good Friday service-12:05 P.M.

Sunday, April 17 -- Easter 

 NO Sunday school 

 Cresco service-10:00 A.M. 

Wednesday, April 21-

 Items for the May newsletter are due 

Sunday, April 24— 

 Last day of Sunday School this spring-9:00 A.M. 

 First Church service-10:00 A.M. 

Wednesday, April 27—Pillow Cleaning-6:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday, April 28—Pillow Cleaning-7:30 .M.-3:00 P.M.


March 2022

* Wednesday, March 2 Bible study-9:15 A.M. Ash Wednesday—It will be held on Zoom at 6:00 P.M. Go to zoom.us, click on Join a Meeting, the meeting ID is 215 026 6631, and the passcode is QW0F59 (the 0 is a zero). Pick up your ashes at either entrance anytime during the day for you/your family for the service. 


* Friday, March 4 World Day of Prayer at Notre Dame Church-1:30 P.M.


* Sunday, March 6 Sunday School -9:00 A.M. First Church service -10:00 A.M. (communion) 


* Cresco Circle is meeting on Wednesday, March 9th at 1:30 P.M. Gwen Peter will be the hostess, and Marleen Burgess will have the lesson Call to Prayer and Self Denial. 


* On Wednesday, March 9th our Lenten service will be at 6:00 P.M. on Zoom. 


* There will also be a Trustees ’ meeting on Wednesday, March 9th at 6:00 P.M. in the East Room. 


* Zion UMW will meet on Thursday, March 10th at 9:30 A.M. at Therma Fitzgerald ’s home. Jane Krueger will be the hostess, and Marcella and Martha Keune will have the lesson Call to Prayer and Self Denial. 


* Remember that Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 13th. Turn your clocks one hour ahead. v Because many people are not able to attend Bible study on Wednesday mornings, there are options for you. On the podium at the back of the church are signup sheets for a day (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday) that would work for you to attend Bible study by Zoom (from the comfort of your home) at 6:00 P.M. (or whatever time would work better for you). 


* Tuesday, March 15 Days for Girls - 9:30 A.M. to 3:30 PM Bring your own lunch & drink! 

* Wednesday, March 16 Bible Study - 9:15 AM 

 Lenten Service - 6:00 PM – Zoom 

* Sunday, March 20 Sunday School - 9:00 A.M. First Church Service - 10:00 AM 

* Wednesday, March 23 Bible Study - 9:15 AM 

 Lenten Service - 6:00 PM – Zoom


 * The new geothermal All -In -One Synergy 3D Water Furnace was installed in the East Room Thursday, February 17th. If you are interested in donating to this project you can make your check out to United Methodist Church and on the memo denote East Room Heating. Thanks to those who have already donated. 


* We have restocked the cards in the spinner down in the East Room. Take a look! Cards are $.50 each. 


* If you have any items for the March 6th or 13th bulletins, please send them to Peggy Loveless at crescoshopperads@gmail.com. 


* April 10th is Palm Sunday.


* April 17 is Easter Sunday!


* To reach Pastor, email him at pastderrick@gmail.com or call/text him at 605 -691 -6020


January 2022

Saturday, January 1 HAPPY NEW YEAR 


Sunday, January 2 First Church service-10:00 A.M. (Communion) 


Wednesday, January 5—Bible study-9:15 A.M. 

 Youth Group—7:00 P.M. 


Sunday, January 9 Sunday School-9:00 A.M. 

 First Church service-10:00 A.M. 


Tuesday, January 11 Ad. Board meeting-6:00 P.M. in East Room 


Wednesday, January 12 Bible study-9:15 A.M. 

 Trustees meeting-6:00 P.M. 

 Youth Group-7:00 P.M. 


Thursday, January 13 Zion UMW-9:00 A.M.-East Room 


Sunday, January 16 Sunday school-9:00 A.M. 

 First Church service-10:00 A.M. 


Wednesday, January 19 Bible study-9:15 A.M. 

 Youth Group-7:00 P.M. 


Thursday, January 20 Days for Girls-9:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M. Bring your own lunch and drink. 


Friday, January 21—Items are due for the February newsletter 


Sunday, January 23 Sunday school-9:00 A.M. 

 First Church service-10:00 A.M. 


Wednesday, January 26 Bible study-9:15 A.M. 

 Youth Group-7:00 P.M. 


Sunday, January 30 Sunday school - 9:00 A.M.

First Church service-10:00 A.M


December 2021

Wednesday, December 1—Bible study-9:15 A.M. 

 Trustees meeting-6:00 P.M. 

 NO Youth Group 


Thursday, December 2—Zion UMW-10:30 A.M. 


Sunday, December 5—Second Sunday of Advent

 Zion worship-8:30 A.M. (Communion) 

 Sunday School-9:00 A.M. 

 First Church service-10:00 A.M. (Communion) 


Tuesday, December 7 Days for Girls-9:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M.-Bring your own lunch and drink. 


Wednesday, December 8 Bible study-9:15 A.M. 

 Cresco Circle-12:00 Noon

 Youth Group-7:00 P.M. 

 CARE gifts are unwrapped under the tree with tags 


Thursday, December 9 Set up for Hospital Auxiliary Candy and Cookie Sale-afternoon 


Friday, December 10 Hospital Auxiliary Candy and Cookie Sale-9:00 A.M. until cookies are gone! 


Saturday, December 11—East Room is being used 


Sunday, December 12—Third Sunday of Advent

 Zion worship-9:00 A.M. 

 Sunday school-9:00 A.M. 

 First Church service-10:00 A.M. 

 Sunday School Christmas program 


Wednesday, December 15 Bible study-9:15 A.M. 

 Youth Group-7:00 P.M. 


Friday, December 17—Items are due for the December newsletter 


Sunday, December 19—Fourth Sunday of Advent

 Zion service-9:00 A.M. 

 Sunday school-9:00 A.M. 

 First Church service-10:00 A.M.-

Community Choir Selection of Christmas carols and narration 


Wednesday, December 22 NO Bible study 

 NO Youth Group 


Friday, December 24 Christmas Eve service-5:00 P.M. 


Saturday, December 25— Merry Christmas 


Sunday, December 26 NO Zion worship NO Sunday school 

 First Church service-10:00 A.M. 


Wednesday, December 29 NO Bible study 

 NO Youth Group


November 2021

Wednesday, November 3—Bible study-9:15 A.M. 

 Trustees meeting-6:00 P.M. 

 Youth Group-7:00 P.M. 

Thursday, November 4—Zion UMW-9:30 A.M. 

Sunday, November 7—DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS-Turn your clock back one hour

 Zion worship-8:30 A.M. (Gideons and Communion) 

 Sunday School-9:00 A.M. 

 First Church service-10:00 A.M. (Gideons and Communion) 

Monday, November 8—International Festival of Diversity and Culture-Crestwood K-8 School Gym-opened to the public at 3:00 P.M. 

Wednesday, November 10—Bible study-9:15 A.M. 

 Cresco Circle-1:30 P.M. 

 Youth Group-7:00 P.M. 

Sunday, November 14—Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are due on the altar steps for Pastor Derrick to bless. 

 Zion worship-9:00 A.M. 

 Sunday school-9:00 A.M. 

 First Church service-10:00 A.M. 

Tuesday, November 16—Days for Girls-10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. Bring your own lunch and beverage. 

Wednesday, November 17—Bible study-9:15 A.M. 

 Youth Group-7:00 P.M. 

Thursday, November 18—Charge Conference for Cresco First and Zion at Cresco First-6:30 P.M. All committee chairpeople are encouraged to attend, and any church member is invited to attend. 

Friday, November 19—Items are due for the December newsletter Sunday, November 21—Zion service-9:00 A.M. 

 Sunday school-9:00 A.M.

 First Church service-10:00 A.M. with Ashley Havenstrite 

 East Room set-up for the Swiss Steak Dinner & brown meat-12:30 P.M Monday, November 22—Pie (1:00 P.M.), relishes & cole slaw (2:15 P.M.) set-up Swiss Steak Dinner-3:30-6:30 P.M. 

Wednesday, November 24—Bible study-9:15 A.M.

 Ecumenical Thanksgiving service at Immanuel Lutheran Church 

Thursday, November 25—THANKSGIVING DAY 

Sunday, November 28—First Sunday of Advent








Thursday, April 1—MAUNDY THURSDAY

Sacrificial Breakfast-9:30 A.M.

Maundy Thursday in-person service-6:30 P.M.

Friday, April 2—GOOD FRIDAY

Good Friday in-person service-12:05 P.M.

Sunday, April 4—EASTER

                                 

Zion Easter service at Zion-8:30 A.M.-Communion

Sunday School-9:00 A.M.

First Church Easter service-10:00 A.M.—Communion

Wednesday, April 7—Bible study-9:15 A.M.-in-person

Youth Group-7:00 P.M.

Thursday, April 8-Zion UMW-9:00 A.M. in East Room

Sunday, April 11-Sunday School-9:00 A.M.

Sunday service-10:00 A.M.

Wednesday, April 14—Bible study-9:15 A.M.-in-person

Cresco Circle-1:30 P.M.-in-person

Youth Group-7:00 P.M.

Sunday, April 18—Sunday School-9:00 A.M.

Sunday service-10:00 A.M.

Wednesday, April 21—Bible study-9:15 A.M.-in-person

Youth Group-7:00 P.M.

Thursday, April 22—Items are due for the May newsletter

Sunday, April 25—Last Sunday School until after Labor Day-9:00 A.M.

Sunday service-10:00 A.M.

Wednesday, April 28—Bible study-9:15 A.M.-in-person

Pillow Cleaning-time to be determined (watch weekly bulletins)

Thursday, April 29-Pillow Cleaning-time to be determined (watch weekly bulletins)

Church Leadership Meeting-6:30 P.M.




March 2021

Wednesday, March 3—Bible study-9:15 A.M.-Zoom

Lenten service-6:00 P.M.-Zoom

Youth Group-7:00 P.M.-in-person

Thursday, March 4—Zion UMW-9:00 A.M.-East Room

Friday, March 5—World Day of Prayer at First Lutheran-1:30 P.M. on First Lutheran Facebook

Sunday, March 7—In-person Sunday School-9:00 A.M.

Combined Zion and First Church in-person service 10:00 A.M.—Communion

Wednesday, March 10—Bible study-9:15 A.M.-Zoom

Cresco Circle-1:30 P.M.- Zoom

Lenten service-6:00 P.M.-Zoom

Youth Group-7:00 P.M.-in-person

Sunday, March 14—Daylight Saving Time begins!

In-person Sunday School-9:00 A.M.

Combined Zion and First Church in-person service-10:00 A.M.

Wednesday, March 17—Bible study-9:15 A.M.-Zoom

Lenten service-6:00 P.M.-Zoom

Youth Group-7:00 P.M.-in-person

Sunday,March 21—In-person Sunday School-9:00 A.M.

Combined Zion and First Church in-person service-10:00 A.M.

Tuesday, March 23—Items are due for the April newsletter

Wednesday, March 24—Bible study-9:15 A.M.-Zoom

Lenten service-6:00 P.M.-Zoom

Youth Group-7:00 P.M.-in-person

Sunday, March 28—PALM SUNDAY

Zion worship-8:30 A.M. at Zion

In person Sunday School-9:00 A.M.

First Church in-person service-10:00 A.M.

Wednesday, March 31—Bible study-9:15 A.M.-Zoom

Seder Meal- at Zion-to be determined


April 2021

Thursday, April 1—MAUNDY THURSDAY

Sacrificial Breakfast-9:30 A.M.

Maundy Thursday in-person service-6:30 P.M.

Friday, April 2—GOOD FRIDAY

Good Friday in-person service-12:05 P.M.

Sunday, April 4—EASTER

Zion worship-8:30 A.M.—Communion

In-person Sunday School-9:00 A.M.

First Church in-person service-10:00 A.M.—Communion





February 2021 - Schedule of Events


The February newsletter will be run off and sent before the decision will be made whether to continue worship/meetings on Zoom or in-person. Therefore the dates and events are listed but not how they will be attended. The weekly bulletin will be helpful in that way and with other schedule changes.

Wednesday, February 3—Bible study-6:00 P.M.
Youth Group-7:00 P.M.
Thursday, February 4—Bible study-6:00 P.M.
Saturday, February 6—Bible study-6:00 P.M.
Sunday, February 7—Zion service in East Room-8:30 A.M.—Communion
First Church service-10:00 A.M.—Communion
Bible study-6:00 P.M.
Wednesday, February 10—Cresco Circle-1:30 P.M. on Zoom
Bible study-6:00 P.M.
Youth Group-7:00 P.M.
Thursday, February 11—Bible study-6:00 P.M.
Saturday, February 13—Bible study-6:00 P.M.
Sunday, February 14—Zion service in East Room-8:30 A.M.
First Church service-10:00 A.M.
Bible study-6:00 P.M.
Wednesday, February 17—Ash Wednesday service-6:30 P.M. Youth Group and Bible study will join
Thursday, February 18—Bible study-6:00 P.M.
Friday, February 19—Items are due for the March newsletter
Saturday, February 20—Bible study-6:00 P.M.
Sunday, February 21—Zion service in East Room-8:30 A.M.
First Church service-10:00 A.M.
Bible study-6:00 P.M.
Wednesday, February 24—Lenten service-6:30 P.M.
Youth Group-7:30 P.M.
Thursday, February 25—Bible study-6:00 P.M.
Saturday, February 27—Bible study-6:00 P.M.
Sunday, February 28—Zion worship in East Room-8:30 A.M.
First Church service-10:00 A.M.
Bible study-6:00 P.M.

Looking ahead: Friday, March 5—World Day of Prayer at First Lutheran Church
Sunday, March 14-Daylight Saving Time begins!
Sunday, March 28-Palm Sunday






January 2021 Schedule of Events

In November, Bishop Laurie and the Iowa Conference Appointive Cabinet "directed clergy and churches to cease in-person worship and church activities through January 10, 2021.” We do not know at this time what the new directive will be for services or meetings after January 10th, so the calendar could change not with dates but if it will take place in church or on Zoom.


Friday, January 1—Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 3—Fellowship-9:05-9:50 A.M.-Zoom

Piano Prelude-9:50 A.M.

Worship service with communion-10:00 A.M.

Wednesday, January 6—Bible study-9:15 A.M.-Zoom

Youth Group-7:00 P.M.-Zoom

Sunday, January 10—Fellowship-9:05-9:50 A.M.-Zoom

Piano Prelude-9:50 A.M.

Worship service-10:00 A.M.

Tuesday, January 12—Finance meeting-6:00 P.M.-Zoom

Wednesday, January 13—Bible study-9:15 A.M.-Zoom

Youth Group-7:00 P.M.-Zoom

Thursday, January 14—PPRC meeting-6:00 P.M.-Zoom

Sunday, January 17—Zion worship in East Room-8:30 A.M.

First Church service-10:00 A.M.

Tuesday, January 19—Ad. Board meeting-6:00 P.M.

Wednesday, January 20—Bible study-9:15 A.M.

Youth Group-7:00 P.M.

Friday, January 22—Items are due for the February newsletter

Sunday, January 24—Zion worship in East Room-8:30 A.M.

First Church service-10:00 A.M.

Wednesday, January 27—Bible study-9:15 A.M.

Youth Group-7:00

Sunday, January 31—Zion worship in East Room

First Church service-10:00 A.M.


*Looking ahead: Wednesday, February 17—Ash Wednesday