Weekly Bulletin

"I came to bring fire to the earth"
                                                            Luke 12:49 NRSV

The United Methodist Churches of Cresco and Zion
  August 18, 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- Cresco -Ann Seebach
Zion- Gaye Pederson

Worship Leader - Vicki Reinhart

Welcome/Announcements- Please pass the friendship pads.

Call to Worship
L: We come together this day, drawn by the light of God’s love!
P: In God’s eternal kingdom, darkness and despair are
L: In God’s eternal realm, peace and hope reign!
P: Let all the people praise God with their music and their
L: Let all the people praise God with their deeds of loving
P: Thanks be to God! Amen!

Opening Prayer:
Gracious God, as we are gathered here this morning, keep our
minds and hearts focused on you. May we sense and
appreciate the infinite work of each person here. We ask that
our hearts and minds be quieted, so your voice and presence
is unmistakeable; freeing us to love and serve you! This we ask
in Christ’s name. Amen.

Hymn #710- “Faith of Our Fathers”

Prayers of the People
The Sharing of Our Joys and Concerns
Preparing to Pray- TFWS #2201 - verbal response
The Pastoral Prayer - The Lord’s Prayer

Children’s Sermon The Blessing of the Backpacks

Scripture: Isaiah 5: 1-7
Luke 12: 49-56

Message - “Finding Justice” Gloria Willford

Prayer of Confession:
Holy God, we open our hearts to you this day and offer the
truth of our lives:
The fear that stifles us, the prejudice that blinds us,
The ignorance that hobbles us, the doubt that plagues us,
Help us, we pray, that we will find courage in an unlikely
See the world with new and gracious eyes,
Move to those places where love is needed,
Have faith that you are with us.
This we pray in Jesus name. Amen.
(Moment of Silence)

Assurance of Pardon
L: Ever present God, we confess that we have not been the
people of righteousness and justice. As the church, we have
failed to glorify you and make your name and character
known to the nations. Forgive us. By your Holy Spirit, place
within us new desires for justice, joy and peace.
P: Thanks be to God, we are forgiven. Amen.

Hymn #700 “Abide with Me” vs 1

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

Closing Hymn: #572 “Pass It On” vs 1 & 3

Response- Cresco - “#665 “Go Now In Peace” (2X)
Zion - #557 “Blest Be the Tie” (vs 1)


✞ Welcome Carson Lee Carney!!! Our hearts are full
of joy at your arrival! Our prayers are with Pastor
Kayla, Patrick and the entire fur family as well! All
God’s blessings be with you!
✞ THANK YOU to Gloria Willford for filling
in today! We appreciate you!
✞ Meals on Wheels sign up sheet is at the back of the
sanctuary. Thank you in advance for your help with
this important mission.
✞ 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 Cresco
UMC on YouTube.
✞ 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!!