Weekly Bulletin

     awake therefore,
for you do not know 
     on what day your
     is coming.

Matthew 24:42, NRSV 


The United Methodist Churches of Cresco and Zion
  November 30 & December 1, 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: We don’t always know what time it is,
P: but according to Jesus, it is time to watch.
L: We are not always sure what we should wear,
P: but according to the Spirit, we should wear garments of Light.
L: We’re not always sure what we should do,
P: but according to God, we should always seek good for those around us.

Opening Prayer
Advent God, come Lord, come to all who wait for justice, come and judge
the nations, come and reconcile our conflicts. Come ,Lord, come, like a
thief in the night, find us ready in the darkness, mindful of the cost, but
watchful for the dawn of salvation in our midst. Advent God, come, Lord
come, with justice and with mercy, bringing faith and hope and love.
Come, Lord, come.

Hymn #196- “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”

Mission Moment: United Methodist Student Day

Advent Reading: Saturday worship - Ward & Evelyn Kowalke
Sunday Worship - Dick & Marleen Burgess

Advent Song - #2090 verse 1

Preparing to Pray/Lord’s Prayer - TFWS #2200 “Oh Lord Hear My

Scripture: Isaiah 2:1-5

Children’s Message

Scripture: Matthew 24:36-44
L: This is the Word of the Lord.
P: Thanks be to God.


Prayer of Confession
O Promised Christ: We are a world at war. Our peace depends on your
coming. We are a sinful people. Our pardon depends on your coming.
We are full of good intentions but weak at keeping promises; our only
hope of doing God’s will is that you should come and help us do it.
Lord Christ, Word made flesh, our world waits for your peace, for your
pardon, and for your grace. Even so: come, Lord Jesus, as we confess
now before you. (silent confession)

Assurance of Pardon
The good news this Advent season is forgiveness of sin and new life. Let
us commit our lives to Christ’s way of hope and peace. Know that you are
Thanks be to the Advent God, who comes among us, setting us free to
love and serve!


Hymn #202 - “People, Look East”

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

Hymn: #431- “Let There Be Peace On Earth”


Postlude Blessing Song (First Church)

✞ Today, Sunday, December 1- Zion Harvest Dinner - 12:00 P.M. service
✞ Tuesday, December 3 - Days for Girls Sewing - 9:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
RSVP meeting at 10:30 in East Room
✞ Wednesday, December 4 - 9:15 Bible Study
6:30 P.M. Choir Practice, 7:30 Confirmation
✞ Friday, December 5 - Zion UMW meeting at 11:00 A.M. @ Therma
Fitzgerald’s home.
✞ Saturday, December 7 - 5:00 P.M. worship at First Church
Looking Ahead
✞ Sunday, December 8- Worship at Zion - 8:30 A.M.
Worship at First Church - 10:00 A.M. - Second Sunday Change Day
✞ Wednesday, December 11 - 9:15 A.M. Bible Study
UMW- Potluck at noon at church. Marleen Burgess is hostess.
6:15 Choir practice. 6:45 Caroling at Assisted Living.
NO confirmation.
✞ Friday, December 13 - 9:15 A.M. Bible Study at Evans
10:45 Bible Study at Assisted Living.
✞ Saturday, December 14 - No Saturday Worship
✞ Sunday, December 15 - 10:00 A.M. Worship with Children’s
✞ Thanks to all who helped with the Swiss Steak Dinner on Monday
evening. Howard said we fed over 500 people! At this time we
don’t know what our profit is, but we’ll let you know as soon as all
the bills are paid.
✞ The sign up sheet is at the back of the sanctuary for Meals on
Wheels. It is our turn in January.
✞ The care tree tags are up. Bring the unwrapped items with tag
attached to the church by Wednesday, December 11.
✞ 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!!