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Worship Service

August 18, 2019 Bulletin

The Worship of Our God

Resting in the Renewing Power of God’s Grace

August 18, 2019

Regular Time

Prelude

Our Praise to God

*Call to Worship Psalms 9:9-10

*Opening Hymn #240 “All Hail the Power” (G)

Invocation

Passing Of The Peace

Leader: May the Peace of Christ Be with You

People: And Also, with You

Praise Chorus

#9 “I Cast All My Cares” (P)

#183 “I Look to the Shepherd” (P)

#187 “Thank 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 Emily Silber & Rachel Faulkner

The Equipping of God’s People

Scripture Romans 10:9-10

Message ““The Creed Part 1: I Believe”

Closing Hymn #288 “I Know Whom I Have Believed” (G)

Postlude

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)

•Larry Dirksen (Forest City)

•Ed Droessler (TMNH)

•Billy Smith

•Dale Heitland

•Carroll Van Hove

•Virgil Heifner

•Kim Enright

•Colt (Paul and Cheryl Beenken’s grandnephew)

•Jenny Frerichs

•The Family of Tim & Joyce Heitland

•John Szatkowski (Friend of the Faulkners

Mission Partners of the Month: John & Telek Dewing

Day-to-Day

•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

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Looking Ahead

Today

9:00 AM Worship Service

10:15 AM Fellowship Coffee

Announcements

Fellowship Coffee August 25th: Jeff & Marvella Blome

Fall Coffee September 5th 8:30-10AM: FCC will be hosting the annual Fall Coffee on Thurs. Sept 5th from 8:30 to 10:00. Fresh rolls, fruit, and cookies will be served. Everyone in the community is invited to join us. Those that are not serving are asked for a $5 donation to cover costs.

August Food Pantry Needs: Veggies (canned or garden produce you wish to share), Oatmeal, Pancake Mix, Syrup, Soups, Crackers

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).

Stewardship:

2 Corinthians 9:6-7: The point is this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

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