Weekly Bulletin




"May You Be Strengthened with all Power..For All Endurance and Patience with Joy."
                                         Colossians 1:11 ESV



 The United Methodist Churches of Cresco and Zion
  July 13 & 14, 2019
Pastor Kayla Lange-Carney
Cresco Church Service - Saturday 5:00 P.M. 
Zion Service - Sunday 8:30 A.M. 
First Church Service - Sunday at 10:00 A.M.


Prelude—Zion-Gaye Pedersen
Cresco-Melodee Balk
Worship Leader—Vicki Reinhart

Welcome/Announcements-Please pass the friendship pads.

*Call to Worship
L: Are you awake? Are you alert?
P: Christ is coming into our lives in a new way.
L: Are you watching the signs? Are you interpreting what is
happening today?
P: Christ is coming into our lives in a new way.
L: Do you see the opportunities for ministry? Do you see the poor, the homeless, the hungry, the needy?
P: Christ is coming into our lives in a new way.
L: Come, let us worship and let us work in the reign of God.
P: Christ has extended the invitation: let us work together in the reign of God on earth.

Opening Prayer
Holy Lord, make our eyes and our hearts more open to the needs of others, especially the hungry, the hurting, and the poor. Help us to see that in caring for the Earth, we are also caring for one another. And help us, O Lord, to live in ways that promote respect, compassion, justice, and peace for all people, and for all of your broken and yet beautiful creation. Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer.

Mission Moment- Feed the Hungry Outreach Program
Marleen Burgess

Hymn #73—”O Worship the King”

Prayers of the People
The Sharing of Our Joys and Concerns
Preparing to Pray-TFWS #2215—”Cares Chorus”
The Pastoral Prayer—The Lord’s Prayer

Scripture: Colossians 1:1-14

Children’s Message

Scripture—Luke 10:25-37
L: This is the word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God.

Message

Prayer of Confession
You stand beside a wall with a plumb line in your hand,
Lord-the wall that I have built. What once was a straight, strong wall of protection, a sanctuary against all that might harm me, is now revealed as a bowed, bulging, weak wall of separation that I have used to conceal myself within a dark prison of my own making. I know that your perfect judgment finds me wanting. Free me, Lord; I am my own worst enemy. Level my feeble fortress, and rebuild me in the strength of your love and your forgiveness. Lead me from my darkness into your light. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon
Return to the Lord your God, for God is gracious and compas-sionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Turn toward your God in the confidence that, through Jesus Christ, your sins are forgiven.
Glory to God! Amen.

Hymn #425-”O Crucified Redeemer”

Sharing of our Tithes, Gifts and Offerings
“The Doxology”-Hymn #95

Hymn- #405-“Seek Ye First”

Benediction

Response—Cresco-”The Blessing”
Zion– Hymn #557-”Blest Be the Tie” (vs 1)

Postlude



Announcements
 Sunday, July 14—
     Today is 2nd Sunday Change Day for books at the Early Childhood
     Center.
 Monday July 15—Wednesday, July17
     VBS theme this year is YEE HAW! Information is at the back of the church sanctuary. Sign up sheets are available in the east entry.
    We are thankful for all of the volunteers that have stepped up to help! Contact Tammy Gorter with questions @ (563)547-2483 (home) or
     (563)203-0881 (cell).
 Friday, July 19
    Zion UMW meets between 9:00 and 9:15 A.M. for the CAL breakfast.
    Meeting afterward.
    Items are due for the August Newsletter in the church office—noon
 Pastor has a new phone number. It is 563-203-0552.
 There are sign up sheets at the back for lighting candles and serving treats for fellowship.
 The church’s YouTube channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyx_TT0gmbhozc5BSjcyljg or by searching for Cresco UMC YouTube.
 The church’s email address is crescoumc@gmail.com and the church sec-retary’s email address is umc@outlook.com.
 The NE District’s website, NED, is northeast.iaumc.org/weeklyonwednesday. Click on the date you want.
 Have a great day and a great week!