Weekly Bulletin

United Methodist Churches of Cresco and Zion
July 31, 2022
Zion - 8:30 A.M.
First Church Service 10:00 A.M.
Pastor Melissa Warren

Prelude— Zion—Lois Amundson 
Cresco—Mary Ellen Turnmire 
Worship & Song Leader—Dan Schroeder 
Ushers—Roy and Tammy Gorter 

Welcome and Announcements

 Call to Worship: 
L: This is a new day filled with fresh possibilities. 
P: We gather to participate in the new things God is doing. 
L: Old ways and tired routines are left behind. 
P: Our God comes to us in unexpected ways and refreshes all who join the adventure. 
L: Those who claim sophistication and power may miss the movement of the eternal. 
P: All who give up their pretenses will find unusual opportunities. 
L: Let us together explore the wonders of God. 
P: Create in us clean hearts, O God, and renew our spirits. 
L: Amen. 
P: Amen. 

Opening Prayer: (Unison) 
You who have created us and who sustains us: We come with thanksgiving for these moments when we can ease the pace of our lives and listen for your voice. Create a spirit within us that truly draws us toward you and toward our brothers and sisters: a spirit deep, perceptive, gentle and bold. Clear our minds, open our hearts, and touch us with your presence and your power. We offer this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ our friend and our Savior. Amen. 

*Opening Hymn #57— “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” 

Children’s Time 

 Scripture Reading—Luke 9:51-62 
L: This is the word of God for the people of God. 
P: Thanks be to God. 


*TFWS #2130—"The Summons” 

Prayers of the People 
The Sharing of Our Joys and Concerns 
Prayer The Lord’s Prayer 

* Doxology—Hymn #95— “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” 

Offertory Prayer 

*Closing Hymn #664— “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing”


*Response— “God Be with You till We Meet Again”—Zion 
                      “Blessing Song”—Cresco 

v Tuesday, August 2 SPPRC meeting-6:00 P.M. 
v Wednesday, August 3 Bible study-9:15 A.M. 
Trustees meeting-6:00 P.M. 
v Saturday, August 6 Graveside service for Craig and Flossie Morrison at Kendallville Eddy Cemetery-10:30 A.M. 
v Sunday, August 7 Zion worship-8:30 A.M. (Communion) First Church service-10:00 A.M. (Communion) 
v On Wednesday, August 10th Cresco Circle will meet at 1:30 P.M. The hostess will be Linda Schorr. The group will proceed to the Midwest Mission after the business meeting for the lesson. 
v On Thursday, August 11th Zion UMW will meet at 9:00 A.M. in the East Room at Cresco First. The hostess will be Therma Fitzgerald, and the program will be given by Sandy Parks. 
v Sunday, August 14th will be the blessing of the backpacks, so all are welcome to bring your work or school bags to be blessed by the congregation. 
v After the 10:00 service on August 14th, a “Welcome Coffee” will be held for Pastor Melissa and Gerard. 
v We are needing greeters/ushers for our Sunday services. More information is in the newsletter that you will receive this week. 
v To reach Pastor Melissa email her at melissa.warren@iaumc.net or call/text her at 515-290- 0893. v July 24, 2022: Attendance-33  
v Have a good day and a good week