Weekly Bulletin

     The Son of Man 
     came to seek out
    and save the lost.
Luke 19:10, NRSV 


The United Methodist Churches of Cresco and Zion
  November 2 & 3, 2019
Pastor Kayla Lange-Carney
First Church Service-Saturday-5:00 P.M.
Zion Service - Sunday 8:30 A.M.
First Church Service-Sunday-10:00 A.M. 

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

Welcome/Announcements- Please pass the friendship pads.

Call to Worship
L: Come, let us worship the God who came to seek and save the lost!
P: Let us worship the God who came to seek and save each of us!
L:Let us welcome God into our homes and our hearts. Let us give of
ourselves in this worship time that we may know God.
P: Let us joyfully and with gratitude worship God!

Opening Prayer
Lord of our richest encounters, you heard the hidden cry of Zacchaeus
to welcome you into his home. Teach us to hear the whispers of the
world, to feel it’s pain, and then bravely voice so many cries for justice,
and for peace. Amen.

Hymn #419 - “I am Thine, O Lord”

Choir Anthem - “Of Grateful Praise”

Preparing to Pray-/Lord’s Prayer - TFWS #2193 “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying"

Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12

Children’s Message

Scripture: Luke 19: 1-10
L:: This is the word of the Lord.
P: Thanks be to God!


Prayer of Confession
O God, sometimes we cannot see you. We search for you and have to
strain to hear your voice. And yet you come to us where we are, in our
sinful lives. You forgive us and change our hearts through the grace of
your son, Jesus, and his liberating love. Forgive us as we pray before you
now. (Silent confession)

Assurance of Pardon
The scriptures tell us that God’s love will find us no matter how far away
we are from the Word. Just as Jesus found Zacchaeus hiding in a tree, God
will find us and bring us home. It does not matter what we have done
wrong, we still belong to God. We have the assurance that God will rescue
us. Know that you are forgiven and be at peace!
Thanks be to God! Amen.

Communion - #13-15

Hymn #378 - “Amazing Grace” vs 1 & 2

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

Hymn: #347- “Spirit Song”


Postlude Blessing Song (First Church)
Blest Be the Tie (Zion) #557

✞ Sunday, November 3 -
You are invited to the 26th Annual Immanuel Lutheran Church
Pork Roast Fall Dinner, Raffle & Silent Auction to be held on
Sunday, November 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tickets are
$10.00 in Advance and $11.00 at the Door. Youth 10 & under)
are $5.00. Carry Outs are available with adult tickets only.
Advance $10.00 and $11.00 at the door.
✞ Tuesday, November 5 - Days for Girls Sewing Day - 9:30 A.M to
3:30 P.M.
Hope Team meeting - 4:00 P.M.
✞ Wednesday, November 6 - Bible Study at First Church, 9:15 A.M.
Trustees Meeting - 6:00 P.M.
Choir Practice - 6:30 P.M.
Confirmation - 7:30 P.M.
✞ Friday, November 8 - Bible Study & Communion at Evans - 9:15
Bible Study & Communion at Assisted Living - 10:15 A.M.
✞ Saturday, November 9 - Worship at First Church - 5:00 P.M.
Wa Tan Ye Annual Craft Show - 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the
Expo Center. Lunch served all day.
Looking Ahead
✞ Thursday, November 14 - Notre Dame Parish Turkey Dinner
5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Carryout available.
✞ Our Swiss Steak Dinner will be on Monday, November 25th.
There are sign up sheets at the back of the sanctuary for pies &
purchasing food products for the dinner.
✞ A BIG thank you to all who donated items for the Thanksgiving
Ingathering sponsored by the Cresco UMW. We collected 26
hygiene kits and 39 school kits that will be taken to Cedar Falls on
November 2nd for the Ingathering. Your support will be greatly
appreciated by those who receive them!
✞ The CARE Christmas program is accepting applications
for families who are in need of providing their children
with gifts this Christmas. General poverty guidelines are the basis
for acceptance. If a family receives heating assistance, food
stamps or any related assistance programs; they will automatically
qualify Please contact Lisa Johnson or Stephanie Gallagher @
563-547-2040 for more information. Deadline for applications is
November 8.
✞ 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
If you need to reach the church secretary directly, please
feel free to call Ann at (515)230-0195 (cell phone)
✞ 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!!