Weekly Bulletin



The United Methodist Churches of Cresco and Zion
  February 29 & March 1, 2020
Pastor Kayla Lange-Carney
First Church Service - Saturday - 5:00 P.M.
Zion Worship - Sunday - 8:30 A.M.
First Church Service-Sunday-10:00 A.M. 

Worship Leader - Vicki Reinhart

Prelude - Melodee Balk

Welcome/Announcements - Please pass the friendship pads.

Call to Worship
Unless our worship is genuine, it is a waste of time.
Out of the depths we cry to, you, O God, Lord hear our voices.
Remember the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, who though he was rich,
for our sakes became poor, so that through his poverty we might
become rich. Let God’s people put all their hope in the Lord.
For with God there is faithful love, and in the Lord is plenteous
Let us worship in sincerity and truth.

Opening Prayer
Please remove from our minds and hearts whatever impediments
hinder worship or dampen our joy. Increase within us that holy
longing for closeness which can open our lives to fuller delight and
to a deeper commitment. Amen

Hymn # 87 - “What Gift Can We Bring”

Scripture - 2 Corinthians 8: 1-15

Preparing to Pray-/Lord’s Prayer - TFWS #2136 “Out of the Depths" vs 1

Children’s Message

Scripture -2 Corinthians 9: 5-15
L: This is the Word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God

Message “Spirit of Generosity”

Hymn #399 (Saturday only) - “Take My Life and Let it Be”

Holy One, We long to be faithful stewards of your abundant grace.
To serve each other in love and humility. To serve your world with
wisdom and energy. Forgive us when we stumble over pride, when
our words and actions are not guided by love.Turn our hearts
when we act in folly. Restore our energy when it is gone.
Sometimes, many times, O God, our efforts fail. But your
abundant grace is strong and eternal, And forgiveness is ours
through Jesus Christ, hear now these confessions from our hearts!
(silent prayer)

Assurance of Pardon
Hear the Good News! God is full of compassion and love and is
overflowing with grace! Know that you are forgiven and be at peace.
Thanks be to God, we are forgiven! Amen

Communion #13-15

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

Hymn #592 (Saturday only) “When the Church of Jesus” vs 3

Choir - “I Wonder Why?” by Mary Rosenberger (Sunday only)
The focus for this meditation is reflection upon how we might receive Jesus if
he came to use today. Would we crucify him again?
Worship Leader - Gaye Pederson
Peter - Kevin Carter
Woman of the Jeering Crowd - Patsy Bronner
Roman Soldier - Brandon Reis
Pilate - Joe Labosky


Postlude “The Blessing Song”

✞ Tuesday, March 3 - 9:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. - Days For Girls
Sewing Day.
✞ Wednesday, March 4 - 9:15 A.M. Bible Study
7:30 P.M. Confirmation
✞ Thursday, March 5 - Cresco Area Blood Drive- VFW Hall- 1:00
P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Call 547-5839 to make an appointment.
✞ Saturday, March 7 - 5:00 P.M. Worship at First Church.
✞ Sunday, March 8 - 9:00 A.M. Lenten Study
10:00 A.M. Combined worship.
✞ Wednesday, March 11 - 9:15 A.M. Bible Study
6:30-8:30 P.M. -Confirmation
✞ Friday, March 13 - 9:15 A.M. Bible Study at Evans
10:15 A.M. Bible Study at Assisted Living
✞ Saturday, March 14 - 5:00 P.M. Worship
✞ 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
0gmbhozc5BSjcyljg or by searching for CrescoUMC on
✞ The church’s email address is crescoumc@gmail.com
and the church secretary’s email address is
✞ 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!!!