Weekly Bulletin

 The United Methodist Churches of Cresco and Zion
  March 23 & 24, 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—Zion—Gaye Pedersen
              Cresco—Lois Amundson
Worship Leader—Travis Klimesh

Welcome/Announcements-Please pass the friendship pads.

*Call to Worship
L: Let us start this service well, by reminding ourselves:
P: That it is not who chose Christ, but Christ who chose us.
L: That we are not here because of our goodness
P: but because of Christ’s grace,
L: That we are not here to enlighten ourselves,
P: but to allow Christ to enlighten us,
L: That we have not come to be entertained
P: but to worship God with heart, soul, mind and strength.

*Opening Prayer.
Gracious God, Give us spiritual insight and understanding, so that we would be able to see things from your point of view.  May our words and actions bring credit to your name and joy to your heart; may all that we do bear fruit for your kingdom, and may we come to know and love you more each day.  Strengthen us with your power so that we would be able to joyfully endure whatever comes our way, and give thanks to you even in the midst of pain and suffering.  Thank you for rescuing us from the power of darkness, and bringing us into the glorious light of your kingdom.  Amen.

*Hymn #354— ”I Surrender All”

Prayers of the People
The Sharing of Our Joys and Concerns
Preparing to Pray-TFWS #2136—“Out of the Depths” (verse 2)
            The Pastoral Prayer      
                    The Lord’s Prayer

ScriptureDeuteronomy 6:1-15                                                                                                      
Children’s Message

Scripture—-Colossians 1:9-14, 21-23
L: This is the word of the Lord.
P: Thanks be to God

Message: Part 2: Do Good

Prayer of Confession
Merciful One, you know when we are afraid to love; you know when we are too cowardly to show mercy.  Remind us again that perfect love casts out such fears.  Surround us and strengthen us with your perfect love, even in the face of our imperfections.  Imbue us with a love so strong, with such growth toward perfection, that we may cast aside our pride and embrace the power of love.  Amen.

Assurance of Pardon
L: Christ is the vine.  We are simply branches.  If we abide in Christ, Christ’s words will abide in us.  Ask for whatever you wish in Christ’s name and it will be granted.  In the name of Christ, you who seek forgiveness are forgiven, be at peace!
P: Thanks be to God.  Amen.
Hymn #479— “Jesus Lover of My Soul”

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

*Hymn #451— “Be Thou My Vision” verses 1 and 2


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



V Saturday, March 23
          Saturday worship– 5:00 P.M.
V Sunday, March 24
          Soup Luncheon– 11:00-2:00 P.M.
          Zion Lenten study– 6:30 P.M.
V Tuesday, March 26
          Items for the newsletter are due.
          Hope Team Meeting in East Room—5:30 P.M.
V Wednesday, March 27
          Bible study 9:15 A.M.
          First Church Lenten study– 6:30 P.M.
          Confirmation– 7:30 P.M.
V Saturday, March 30
          NO Saturday worship
      Sunday, March 31
          Combined Zion and First Church Worship at First 10:00 A.M.
          Zion Lenten study– 6:30 P.M.
          Peace Church Soup Cook-Off
          Ridgeway Community Center– 11:45-1:30 P.M.
      Saturday, April 6th, 2019
          Mobile Food Pantry at Crestwood Elementary School-10-11:30A.M.

V If you would like your original picture from the posters up the ramp, please tell Pastor or Melodee and a copy will be made to replace it on the poster.
V March is our MARCH MADNESS MISSION MONTH! We have always asked for paper products, but they also need items for their pantry and household.  Items needed: powdered milk, spaghetti sauce, pancake mix, syrup, jelly, seasonings, ice melt, dish soap, laundry soap (he turbo clean), trash bags (13 & 30 gal.), toilet paper, pine sol, and bleach.
V There are sign up sheets at the back for lighting candles and serving treats for fellowship.
V The church’s YouTube channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyx_TT0gmbhozc5BSjcyljg or by searching for Cresco UMC YouTube.
V The church’s email address is crescoumc@gmail.com and the church secretary’s email address is umc@outlook.com.
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!