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Worship Service

9/15/19 Bulletin

The Worship of Our God

Resting in the Renewing Power of God’s Grace

September 15, 2019

Regular Time


Our Praise to God

*Call to Worship Isaiah 53:10-12

*Opening Hymn #82 “Blessed Be the Name” (G)


Passing Of The Peace

Leader: May the Peace of Christ Be with You

People: And Also, with You

Praise Chorus #1 “Seek Ye First” (P)

#22 “Lord Be Glorified” (P)

#84 “I Love You Lord” (P)

Our Confession to God

Our Assurance of Forgiveness

Statement of Faith

Our Petitions to God

Pastoral Prayer

Tithes and Offerings

Special Music Mary/Emily/Kathi

*Confession of Faith: “The Apostles Creed” (Insert)

The Equipping of God’s People

Scripture Colossians 1:15-17

Message The Creed Part 5; “Our Lord”

Closing Hymn #58: “Fairest Lord Jesus” (G)


Pastor Jonathan Faulkner

Accompanist: Kathi Nelson, Phyllis Shortenhaus, Rachel Faulkner & Mary Haakenson

The People of God, Ministers to the World

*Indicates standing (G) Green Hymnal (P) Purple Chorus Book

Welcome! We are so thankful that you could join us today! May our hearts and minds be shaped into greater conformity with Jesus as we worship together. We are delighted to serve you as we love one another in Christ.

Faithful in Prayer

Praise the Lord for…

•His grace in preaching, prayer, the sacraments & fellowship

•The beauty of creation & His divine imprint on all that He has made

•His powerful & life-giving Word

Hospitalized, Sick or Shut-in

*Marlyn Hanson (TMNH)

*Jan Missman (Forest City)

•Jennie Frerichs (TNMH)

•Larry Dirksen (Forest City)

•Ed Droessler (TMNH)

•Billy Smith

•Dale Heitland

•The Family of Carroll Van Hove

•Virgil Heifner

•Colt (Paul and Cheryl Beenken’s grandnephew)

•Pat Skilbred (Sister of Sue Kiewiet)

•John Szatkowski (Friend of the Faulkners)

Mission Partners of the Month: Bob & Sally Dontje


•OCC Shoebox ministry

•Revival and reformation in our land, community & families

•Governing authorities & our Country

•Strong marriages committed to the Lord and to maturing in Christ

•Those recovering from surgery & treatment for illnesses

•Wisdom as parents & grandparents committed to raising children in the fear and instruction of the Lord


Looking Ahead


9:00 AM Worship Service

10:15 AM Fellowship Coffee


7PM Officers Meeting


Fellowship Coffee September 22nd: Paul and Cheryl Beenken, Linda Gangsei

Church Cleanup Day: We will have Church Cleanup day to clear some of these rooms in preparation for restarting Sunday School and next years VBS. Saturday, September 28th 1-4PM

Officers Meeting: The next officers meeting will be September 18th at 7PM.

Medicare Information Meeting: The Kossuth Regional Health Center is partnering with the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors to present a WELCOME TO MEDICARE SEMINAR at the Buffalo Center Senior Center on Thursday, September 26 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. The Senior Center is located on Main Street just north of Murra Hardware. SHIIP counselors will answer questions for those who are approaching 65 or are new to the Medicare system and also offer insights on the changes and updates for the open enrollment process for 2019 Medicare Part D Drug plans. The world of Medicare can be a confusing maze but SHIIP seeks to provide information to simplify the transition from private or employer sponsored health care to Medicare and save you money in the process! There is no cost or pre-registration required. You may contact William Peake by phone at 641-590-1901 or via email at with questions or for more information. SHIIP is a program of the Iowa Insurance Division, staffed by trained volunteers and funded by your tax dollars. William Peake is your SHIIP counselor for northern Kossuth and western Winnebago counties in Iowa.

September Food Pantry Needs:

Soups, Crackers, Pancake mix, Syrup, Cookie Mix, Kleenex, Paper Towels, Toi-let Paper, Shampoo

If you have any needs, questions or concerns, please contact one of our Deacons (Tim Heitland, John Enright (641-251-1481), Jim Kiewiet or Paul Beenken).

Member of the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference

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