Weekly Bulletin

   United Methodist Churches of Cresco and Zion
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Cresco First 8:30 A.M.
Pastor Derrick Okine

Prelude—Ann Seebach 
Worship & Song Leader—Dan Schroeder 

Opening Prayer 

Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship 
L: Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn her seven pillars. 
P: She has slaughtered her animals, she has mixed her wine, she has also set her table. 
L: She has sent out her servant girls, she calls from the high places in the town, 
P: “You that are simple, turn in here!” To those without sense she says, 
L: “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. 
P: Lay aside immaturity, and live, and walk in the way of insight.” 
L: O fear the Lord, you his holy ones, for those who fear him have no want. 
P: The young lions suffer want and hunger, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. 
L: Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. 
P: Which of you desires life, and covets many days to enjoy good? 
L: Keep your tongue for evil and your lips from speaking deceit. 
P: Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

*Hymn #191--“Jesus Loves Me” 

Blessing of the Backpacks 

Scripture—Ephesians 5:15-20 
L: This is the word of God. 
P: Thanks be to God 

*Hymn #504—“The Old Rugged Cross” 

Sermon—Written by Pastor Derrick- read by Patsy Bronner
Joys and Concerns and Offering 
“The Lord’s Prayer” 

*Hymn #710—“Faith of Our Fathers” 

 *Stand if you are able

v Tuesday, August 17 
Days for Girls-10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.-Bring your own lunch and beverage. PPRC meeting-6:00 P.M. in the East Room 
v Wednesday, August 18—NO Bible study 
v Friday, August 20—Items are due for the September newsletter 
v Sunday, August 22 Prayer time-9:15-9:45 A.M. First Church service-10:00 A.M.
v Today is Lime Springs Sweet Corn Days. Let us support Zion at their food stand in Brown Park starting at11:00 A.M. 
v There will be NO fellowship after the 10:00 A.M. service until further notice. 
v The African Festival will be held in First Church on Saturday, August 28th from 11:30 A.M. -3:30 P.M. 
 v September is our month for Meals on Wheels. The sign -up sheet is in the back of the sanctuary. We need people in Kessel Lodge and deliverers. 
v Continue to purchase items for the Ingathering kits. Lists for both the student kit and the personal dignity kit were in your August newsletters, 
v Melodee is looking for someone to work with her for singing time during Sunday School. Contact her. 
 v If you have any items for the bulletins or newsletters, please send them to umc@outlook.com or mnbbalk@iowatelecom.net or slide your written message under the secretary ’s office door. 
v To reach Pastor, email him at pastderrick@gmail.com or call/text him at 605 -691 -6020. 
v August 8 : Attendance —36 YouTube — 2 
v Have a good day and a good week