Weekly Bulletin




 The United Methodist Churches of Cresco and Zion
  May 25 & 26, 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-Ann Seebach
Worship Leader—Vicki Reinhart

Welcome/Announcements-Please pass the friendship pads.

*Call to Worship
L: The Spirit of God bids us, “Come. "Let everyone who hears within their hearts “Come.” Hear the whole earth rejoice and the coastlands sing of our God’s steadfast love..
P: We come to rejoice in the Holy One, our God. We give thanks for God sets us free!
L: Let everyone who is thirsty for the Spirit “Come.” Let anyone who wishes “Come, “and receive the water of life as a gift.
P: We come to rejoice in the Holy One, our God. We give thanks for God’s steadfast love that brings joy to our hearts in the night, lights our lives like the dawn, and sets us free.

*Opening Prayer
God of all time and space, you initiated the relationship of love and generosity with creation at a time before and beyond all knowing.  Through the Word and the Spirit, you continue in eternal love for all beings. Fill us with a deep and abiding awareness of your presence, your call, and your grace in our lives and in our world. Shape us into the people you have made us to be-poured out in creative mercy for the sake of Jesus Christ in all creation.
Amen.

*Hymn #400— “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Prayers of the People
The Sharing of Our Joys and Concerns
Preparing to Pray-TFWS #2193—“Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying"
            The Pastoral Prayer             
                     The Lord’s Prayer

ScriptureRevelation 21:10, 22-22:5


Children’s Sermon

Scripture—John 14:13-29
          L: This the word of the Lord.
          P: Thanks be to God.

Message

Prayer of Confession
Lord we confess that often we have failed to be an obedient church: we have not done your will; we have broken your law. We have rebelled against your love; we have not loved our neighbors; we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience. Through
Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon
L: Hear the good news! Jesus said: “I came not to judge the world, but to save the world” and “having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.” The good news therefore is this: In Jesus Christ, we are loved and we are
forgiven.
P: Thanks be to God.  Amen!

Hymn #206— “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light”

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

Hymn #717— “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” (verses 1,2)

Benediction

Response—Cresco— “The Blessing”
         Zion—Hymn #557— “Blest Be the Tie” (verse 1)

Postlude

P: Thanks be to God.

Message

Prayer of Confession
Almighty God, you love us, but we have not loved you; you call, but we have not listened.  We walk away from neighbors in need, wrapped up in our own concerns.  We have gone along with evil, with pride, quarreling, and divisiveness.  Holy God, help us to face up to ourselves, so that, as you move toward us in mercy, we may repent, turn to you, and receive mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Assurance of Pardon
L: Hear the Good News!  The One who makes a covenant on our hearts is faithful and forgives us our sins and failures.  In Christ, God offers forgiving grace and welcomes us into a community of trust, abundance, and hope.  Let us give thanks for the mercy of God!  Know that you are forgiven and be at peace!
P: Thanks be to God.  Amen!

Hymn #382— “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”

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

Hymn #347— “Spirit Song”

Benediction

Response—Cresco— “The Blessing”
         Zion—Hymn #557— “Blest Be the Tie” (verse 1)

Postlude

Announcements

V Sunday, May 26
           Baby shower for Pastor in the church basement from 2:00-4:00. All are         invited.
           Fellowship will be provided by Sonny & Janice Slifka’s families
           in honor of their 60th wedding anniversary.
    V Tuesday, May 28
          Church office will be closed.
          Items for the June newsletter are due in the office-NOON
          East Room reserved-6:30 P.M.

V Wednesday, May 29
          Bible Study—9:15 AM
V Saturday, June 1
          Saturday Worship with communion—5:00 P.M.
          The Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Elementary School from   10:00            A.M. to 11:30 A.M. The Food Bank is bringing food
          donations to our community.  Anyone who has a need for a
          supplement to their grocery bill is welcome to participate. Bring your             photo id.
V Sunday, June 2
         Communion at Zion (8:30 A.M.) and First Church (10:00 A.M.).
         The annual service at the Florenceville Methodist Church will be held at           1:30 P.M. Refreshments and fellowship will follow.
         Everyone is welcome!
V Zion UMW's next meeting will be Friday, June 7, starting with the Cresco Assisted Living monthly breakfast @ 9:00 a.m.  We'll gather in the upstairs room following the meal for a business meeting only, no lesson). Guests are welcome to join us for breakfast.
V For those of you who work at the meal site and deliver the meals, remember the volunteer appreciation event on 6/17/2019 at 9:30 A.M., at Kessel Lodge.
V  The fair schedule is at the back of the sanctuary.  Please check when you worked at the stand, worked in the church kitchen, or baked pies. If all is well write OK by your name. 
V There are sign up sheets at the back for lighting candles and serving treats for fellowship.
V The church’s YouTube channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyx_TT0gmbhozc5BSjcyljg or by searching for Cresco UMC YouTube.
V The church’s email address is crescoumc@gmail.com and the church secretary’s email address is umc@outlook.com.
V The NE District’s website, NED, is northeast.iaumc.org/weeklyonwednesday. Click on the date you want.
V  Have a great day and a great week!