March 10-17


March 10-17 


Sunday, March 10 [1st Sunday in Lent]

9:00 a.m. Discipleship

10:00 a.m. Worship


Tuesday, March 11 

6:00 a.m. Coach’s Breakfast @ Village Inn


Wednesday, March 12

6:00 p.m. Philippians Study “Joyful Prayer”


Friday, March 15

6:30 p.m. Godly Play


Sunday, March 17 [2nd Sunday in Lent]

9:00 a.m. Discipleship

10:00 a.m. Worship


Daylight Savings Time begins

Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward 1 hour on 

Saturday evening/Sunday morning!


Lenten Prayer of Confession

Lent is a time of humble recognition that we have strayed from 

God in our hearts and that we need to return to the one who 

loves us beyond measure. Each week throughout Lent I will 

print a prayer of confession to help us on our journey with 


Gracious God, we come before you

In need of forgiveness and grace.

You call us to trust in you completely,

But we do not.

We are timid and fearful as we follow your lead.

We justify our actions and words,

Though we know that they are not what you require.

We struggle to understand the new life Christ offers,

Preferring old habits to risky change.

Forgive us, we pray.

Help us to be born again into the life of Christ,

Trusting that you have included us by grace

In the family of God.

In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.


Our Daily Bread

The March. April, May issue of “Our Daily Bread” is now available for free in the foyer. This handy guide to the Bible allows the reader to pause each day and think upon the things of God. It is a simple devotional that will bring you blessings. 


Discipleship Opportunities

Discipleship Classes are offered every Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.  There is a multi-generational adult class that meets in the church library. This class is facilitated by the pastor and follows the same text that he will be preaching on in the worship service that morning. This is a great opportunity to grow in one’s faith, ask questions, and join in community.


Invite One

A few weeks back Hector mentioned inviting one person to church. Let’s be in prayer about this. Pray about the person you could invite. Submit their name so that the church can pray over them as well. We have received a number of names, thank you, and you can still submit names in the following weeks. Let’s see who God will add to his church in 2019.


Weekly Scripture Meditation:

We are inviting the Church as a whole to participate in reading and meditating on the lectionary texts for the upcoming Sunday. The texts for Sunday, March 17, 2019 are as follows: 

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18

Philippians 3:17-4:1

Psalm 27

Luke 13:31-35


Because of This I Rejoice” a Lenten Study of Philippians [3.6]

Wednesday evenings at 6:00. This is a six-week study.

March 13 Joyful Prayer Philippians 1:1-11

March 20 Joyful Witness Philippians 1:12-26

March 27 Joyful Humility Philippians 1:27-2:18

April 3 Joyful Hospitality Philippians 2:19-30

April 10 Joyful Asceticism Philippians 3

April 17 Joyful Giving Philippians 4

Wednesday evenings in March/April. 


March Birthdays & Anniversaries

Hank Goldstein 3.9

Solomon Sun 3.10

Hector Quintana 3.11

Carl Honts 3.17

Lori & Tim Hinkle 3.19


Godly Play

This Friday, March 15, the Godly Play team will meet at 6:30 

p.m. This month’s topic is “Good Shepherd and World 

Communion.” This group is open to children ages 5-12 years of age. To register your child contact Christine 

Quintana at 563-583-4623.


Steak Fry Fundraiser

Support the Multicultural Family Center through this fundraiser. The menu is as follows: Ribeye steak with fixins’, scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, Cole slaw, macaroni salad, and apple crisp. Coffee and water included. $20 per adult [kids are welcome to order off the menu - regular menu price] Sunday, April 7, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at The Barn, 5090 Sherrill Road, Sherrill, IA. Silent auction items will be available for bidding! Learn more about the MFC at

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