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First Congregational

United Church of Christ

... exploring the frontiers of faith in Jesus

Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Thanksgiving Sunday
November 19, 2017

Butterfly

Rev. Timothy Ensworth will present the message:
TRUTH

Using the text:
Ecclesiastes 11:1-8

Worship Leader
Lauren Reisinger

Children’s Lesson
Kay Leary

Special Music
Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ
Chancel Choir

Butterfly Song
Children's Choir

Deacon-In-Charge
Abbey Akin

Acolytes
Tim Ahrens and Leah Reisinger

Greeters
Mike Sherman
(Sanctuary)

"Meach" Meacham
(Crossroads)

Enjoy life with the one you love, as long as you live the useless life that God has given you in this world.

Lauren Reisinger's November 5 sermon

Eat the pizza! Eat the salads too, but there is no point in restricting yourself to such high extremes when we all share the same fate. Share a meal with a friend. Have a real, deep, healing, conversation with someone. Odds are, it will make their day and make yours too. Spend more time engaging in the hobbies you love. Celebrate the art of today!

If you are living as if enjoying life is a sin -- stop!

This is what God wants and intends for us -- happiness. Pure happiness. Happiness is a gift like no other. It is not to be thrown away. Loosen up, because the grip you have on the life you are trying to perfectly control is not your grip to have -- It is God’s. Enjoy this life with your useless spouses, and useless coworkers, and useless friends, and useless pets ...

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Drawn together by the Holy Spirit, we are a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church, joining faith and action. In covenant with the church in all of its settings, we serve God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world as made manifest in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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First Congregational
United Church of Christ

608 West Fourth Street, Waterloo, Iowa 50702
319-234-8927 (phone)
319-234-0116 (fax)
ensworth@firstcongucc.org (email)
Office hours: M-TH, 8:00 pm - 5:00 pm;
F, 8:00 am - 12:00 noon

Sunday Schedule
Sunday School -- 9:00 am
Worship -- 10:30 am

ASL (American Sign Language) Interpretation is provided for our worship services one Sunday each month.

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