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608 E 6th Street

Prairie City, Iowa 50228

Phone - (515) 994-2184

email - prairiecitycrc@gmail.com

Worship service will be moving inside beginning Oct 18, 2020, until further notice. Mask required except when seated with social distancing. There will be no nursery, treats, or fellowship. This will apply to all events in the building. We will continue to live stream.

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

9:30 am

Announcements

Bob Kerr, brother-in-law of Ken Natelborg, is in the ICU for Covid.  He is being put on a ventilator.  Pray for healing & for his family.

Birthdays

24 Jack J

25 Sarena B

26 Duane B

27 Janna B

30 Dorothy DV

Anniversaries

Welcome

* God’s Greeting

* Opening Time of Singing

The Lion And The Lamb

Verse 1

He's coming on the clouds
Kings and kingdoms will bow down
And every chain will break
As broken hearts declare His praise
For who can stop the Lord Almighty

Chorus

Our God is the Lion
The Lion of Judah
He's roaring with power
And fighting our battles
And every knee will bow before Him
Our God is the Lamb
The Lamb that was slain
For the sins of the world
His blood breaks the chains
And every knee will bow before the Lion and the Lamb
Every knee will bow before Him

Verse 2

So open up the gates
Make way before the King of kings
The God who comes to save
Is here to set the captives free
For who can stop the Lord Almighty

Bridge

Who can stop the Lord Almighty
Who can stop the Lord (Almighty)

Let The Redeemed

Verse 1

He led me out of the desert
Brought me into His streams
River of living water
Turned my bitter into sweet
And all my burdens are lifted
You took the shackles off my feet

Pre-Chorus

There's no sound louder than a captive set free

Chorus

So let the redeemed of the Lord say so
Sing of His promises ever more
Pour out your thankfulness let it overflow
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so

Verse 2

There is joy in the morning
Springing up in my soul
There is life worth living
'Cause He calls me His own
And there's a hallelujah
After sweet victory

Pre-Chorus

And there's no sound louder than a captive set free
No there's no sound louder than a captive set free

Bridge

(Oh) You are my Deliverer
The freedom I'm livin' in
(God) You are my Deliverer
You are my promised land

Ending

And I'll never be alone anymore
How could my voice be quiet
You're my Deliverer
You're my Deliverer

It Is Well

Verse 1

Grander earth has quaked before
Moved by the sound of His voice
Seas that are shaken and stirred
Can be calmed and broken for my regard

Chorus

Through it all through it all
My eyes are on You
Through it all through it all
It is well
Through it all through it all
My eyes are on You
And it is well with me

Verse 2

Far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can't see
And this mountain that's in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea

Bridge

So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name

Ending

It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well it is well with my soul

Guide for Living: Exodus 20:2-17 (NIV84)

2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

3 “You shall have no other gods before me.

4 “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.

7 “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. 13 “You shall not murder.

14 “You shall not commit adultery. 15 “You shall not steal. 16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

Assurance of Pardon: Psalm 32:3-5 (NIV84)

3 When I kept silent,

my bones wasted away

through my groaning all day long.

4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was sapped

as in the heat of summer.  Selah 5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess

my transgressions to the Lord”— and you forgave the guilt of my sin.

Congregational Prayer

Children’s Sermon (OPTIONAL) YES

Bible Reading: Joel 3

1–3  3 “In those days, yes, at that very time

when I put life back together again for Judah and Jerusalem,

I’ll assemble all the godless nations.

I’ll lead them down into Judgment Valley

And put them all on trial, and judge them one and all

because of their treatment of my own people Israel.

They scattered my people all over the pagan world

and grabbed my land for themselves.

They threw dice for my people

and used them for barter.

They would trade a boy for a whore,

sell a girl for a bottle of wine when they wanted a drink.

4–8  “As for you, Tyre and Sidon and Philistia,

why should I bother with you?

Are you trying to get back at me

for something I did to you?

If you are, forget it.

I’ll see to it that it boomerangs on you.

You robbed me, cleaned me out of silver and gold,

carted off everything valuable to furnish your own temples.

You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem

into slavery to the Greeks in faraway places.

But I’m going to reverse your crime.

I’m going to free those slaves.

I’ll have done to you what you did to them:

I’ll sell your children as slaves to your neighbors,

And they’ll sell them to the far-off Sabeans.”

God’s Verdict.

9–11  Announce this to the godless nations:

Prepare for battle!

Soldiers at attention!

Present arms! Advance!

Turn your shovels into swords,

turn your hoes into spears.

Let the weak one throw out his chest

and say, “I’m tough, I’m a fighter.”

Hurry up, pagans! Wherever you are, get a move on!

Get your act together.

Prepare to be

shattered by God!

12  Let the pagan nations set out

for Judgment Valley.

There I’ll take my place at the bench

and judge all the surrounding nations.

13  “Swing the sickle—

the harvest is ready.

Stomp on the grapes—

the winepress is full.

The wine vats are full,

overflowing with vintage evil.

14  “Mass confusion, mob uproar—

in Decision Valley!

God’s Judgment Day has arrived

in Decision Valley.

15–17  “The sky turns black,

sun and moon go dark, stars burn out.

God roars from Zion, shouts from Jerusalem.

Earth and sky quake in terror.

But God is a safe hiding place,

a granite safe house for the children of Israel.

Then you’ll know for sure

that I’m your God,

Living in Zion,

my sacred mountain.

Jerusalem will be a sacred city,

posted: ‘no trespassing.’

Milk Rivering Out of the Hills

18–21  “What a day!

Wine streaming off the mountains,

Milk rivering out of the hills,

water flowing everywhere in Judah,

A fountain pouring out of God’s Sanctuary,

watering all the parks and gardens!

But Egypt will be reduced to weeds in a vacant lot,

Edom turned into barren badlands,

All because of brutalities to the Judean people,

the atrocities and murders of helpless innocents.

Meanwhile, Judah will be filled with people,

Jerusalem inhabited forever.

The sins I haven’t already forgiven, I’ll forgive.”

God has moved into Zion for good.

Eugene H. Peterson, The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2005), Joe 3:1–21.

Sermon: Justice is Served

Prayer

  • God’s Blessing

24 “ ‘ “The Lord bless you

and keep you;

25 the Lord make his face shine upon you

and be gracious to you;

26 the Lord turn his face toward you

and give you peace.” ’

* Song of Going Out

Because He Lives

Verse 1

God sent His Son they called Him Jesus
He came to love heal and forgive
He bled and died to buy my pardon
An empty grave is there to prove
My Savior lives

Chorus

Because He lives I can face tomorrow
Because He lives all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future

And life is worth the living
Just because He lives

Verse 3

And then one day I'll cross that river
I'll fight life's final war with pain
And then as death gives way to vict'ry
I'll see the lights of glory
And I'll know He reigns

Postlude

Postlude

Parking - Handicapped accessibility

Nursery

Cross Training - 10:45 - 11:30am

Ages 3yrs - Adult, September - April

Praise Teams

Greeter Schedule