March 17-24


March 17-24 


Sunday, March 17 [2nd Sunday in Lent]

9:00 a.m. Discipleship

10:00 a.m. Worship


Tuesday, March 19 

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


Wednesday, March 20

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


Thursday, March 21

6:00 p.m. Committee Meetings

7:00 p.m. Board Meeting


Sunday, March 24 [3rd Sunday in Lent]

9:00 a.m. Discipleship

10:00 a.m. Worship


Lenten Prayer of Confession [2nd week of Lent]

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 God.

Lord, you know who we are.

You know everything we have done.

We thirst for things that will never satisfy us.

We commit ourselves to things that will never last.

We worship things that will never bring salvation.

Still, you offer us the gift of living water.

Still, you offer us the gift of eternal life.

Forgive us, O Lord,

And give us this living water,

So that we may never thirst again. 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.



Do you know a full-time or part-time student pursuing graduate or doctoral education with the goal of becoming ministry professionals? Church Mutual is offer 50 scholarships of $5,000 each to religious scholars. More information can be gathered at


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 24, 2019 are as follows: 

Isaiah 55:1-9

1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Psalm 63:1-8

Luke 13:1-9


Because of This I Rejoice” a Lenten Study of Philippians 

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

For details, please see the email sent out by pastor Tim on Friday, March 15th.


UD Spring Renewal

On March 25, The University of Dubuque will hold its Spring 

lecture series, The Bible and Immigration. The speaker will be 

Dr. Danny Carroll. To register, go online:


Steak Fry Fundraiser [4.7.19]

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