Weekly Bulletin

The United Methodist Churches of 
Cresco and Zion
  June 30 & July 1, 2018
Pastor Kayla Lange-Carney 
First 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—Melodee Balk

Welcome/Announcements-Please pass the friendship pads.

*Call to Worship
L: The voice of God calling long ago.  The Voice of God calling today.
P: The Voice compelling Jonah to go  The Voice compelling us to go.
L: The Voice calling to Jonah compelling him to share the good news of God’s redemptive love.
P: The Voice calling to us, compelling us, to share the good news of God’s redemptive love with those who would be enemies.
L: The Voice calling long ago, and the Voice calling today.

*Opening Prayer
We give thanks to you, God our Father, for mercy that reaches out, for patience that waits our returning, for your love that is ever ready to welcome sinners.  We praise you that in Jesus Christ you came to us with forgiveness, and that, by your Holy Spirit, you move us to repent and receive your love.  Though we are sinners, you are faithful and worthy of all praise.  We praise you, great God, in Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
*Hymn #357— “Just as I Am, Without One Plea” (vs. 1-3)

Affirmation of Faith #881—The Apostles’ Creed
Prayers of the People
The Sharing of Our Joys and Concerns
Preparing to Pray-TFWS #2277—“Lord, Have Mercy"
The Pastoral Prayer      
      The Lord’s Prayer

ScriptureNahum 1:1-8

Children’s Sermon

ScriptureJonah 3:1-10

MessageGod’s Forgiveness

Holy One, what a blessing and privilege we share here in this sacred space and among this loving community.  But, like Jonah, we sometimes are jealous of what we share here.  We know that others are longing and thirsting for what we know and experience.  Forgive us our reluctance to open our doors, open our hearts to others; some like us, some not.  We repent of our hesitations and unwillingness to witness to those we have considered strangers and even enemies for fear they just might become friends.  Amen.

Assurance of Pardon
L: Hear the Good News!  The one who calls us to this place calls us to reconciliation through grace.  God will not deny a repentant heart or an open spirit.  Know that you are forgiven and walk in the new way that is made known to you in God’s love.
P: Thanks be to God.  Amen.

Communion-pp. 13-14

Hymn TFWS #2146— “His Eye Is on the Sparrow ”  

The Sharing of our Tithes, Gifts and Offerings
           * “The Doxology”—Hymn #95
*Hymn #382— “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”  (verses 1 & 2)

*Response—Cresco- “The Blessing”
           Zion– Hymn #557”- “Blest Be the Tie” (vs. 1)



V Wednesday, July 4
          The church office is closed.
V Thursday, July 5
          Pastor will lead worship and communion at Country Winds-1:30 P.M.
V Saturday, July 7
          Saturday worship-5:00 P.M. 
V Harmony United Methodist Church will have a Smoked Pork Chop Dinner on Wednesday, July 4th from 11:00 A.M.-1:30 P.M.  at the Selvig Park Shelter in Harmony.  More information in on the bulletin board.
V The Mobile Food Pantry will be Saturday, July 7th from 10:00-11:30 A.M. at Crestwood Elementary School.
V Tuesday, July 10th  is the “Days for Girls” sewing day in the church basement from 9:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M.
V Vacation Bible School will be Monday, July 16th through Wednesday, July 18th from 6:00-8:00 P.M. for children preschool age through 6th grade.  A light supper will be provided at 6:00 P.M.  Patsy is in need of plastic gallon jugs (milk, water, oj).  Please rinse them out and put them in the West Room.
V Pastor will be at a district meeting on Saturday, July 21st from 7:00 A.M.-3:30 P.M.  There will be Saturday worship at 5:00.
V Sign up sheets at the back of church:
—Provide treats for fellowship
—Adults and/or youth to light candles
V The church’s website is www.crescoumc.com.
V The church’s email address is crescoumc@gmail.com and the church secretary’s email address is umc@outlook.com.
V Watch us on Internet TV. Go to www.ustream.tv, click on WATCH, then SEARCH and type in CUMC.
V The NE District Weekly on Wednesday’s website is
       northeast.iaumc.org/weeklyonwednesday. Click on the
       date you want.       
V Have a great day and a great week!