January 10, 2019
As We Prepare For The
May our ministries bring the new life that you
intend for all people. We ask this in the name of Christ our Lord. Amen
This Sunday, we will turn our attention to the baptism of Jesus from Luke’s Gospel (Luke 3:14-17, 21-22). We’ll use these verses as a launching place to look at what it means for us to be baptized. There are a lot of different ways that the church looks at baptism. First and foremost, baptism is seen as God’s gift to us. The water of baptism represents a washing away of sin – as we die to the old self and are raised to new life in Christ. On Sunday, we’ll look at baptism as initiation into the church and what it means to be part of God’s story. 
If you’re feeling well and are in town, I hope you’ll take time to be in worship on Sunday. We miss you when you’re gone!


Please be sure to scroll down and
check out the
Who?, What?, When? & Where?
on both the inside and outside of our church.
There are still several poinsettias in the sancuary
If you purchased a one in honor or in memory of someone you may take your poinsettia home.

Getting Connected
How can the church help you accomplish your goals for 2019? Do you have ideas forasermonseries,smallgrouporservice/missionproject? Areyouinterestedin joining a visitation team? Let’s talk about it! Contact Josh Smouse- email: jsmouse@me.com or call/text: 712-790-0682 
Prayer Groups

Thomas Rest Haven - Mondays, 10:30am
Wesley Room - Mondays, 3:00pm
January 21st
Doris Meshek's - Fridays, 11:30am
Parents, Grandparents, Congregation Members, etc.
We are looking 1 "Shepherd" (helper) each week to rotate helping with Dynamite Disciples on each Wednesday through the church school year.
Click this link for dates for the extra helper sign-up. click here
Email: mandy.smouse@coonrapidsmethodistchurch.org Call/Text: 712.790.9020
-Youth should not be arriving before 5:00pm on Wednesday evenings.
-Parents please pick-up your kid(s) at 6:30 pm. The kids are in music from 6:15-6:30pm and will be dismissed after that portion of their evening with us .

Dynamite Disciples Yearly Calendar - Click Here

Those that signed up to bring supper treats on Wednesday
click HERE to see the dates you signed up.

The next rotation topic started this week. We will be working with The Fruits of the Spirit theme, we will be exploring bullying, how we should react to negative behaviors, etc. The Fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. We will talk about how we can use these positives to treat other the way we all want to be treated and how maybe we can adjust how we react to situations.
If you would like to watch the video that we opened our roation with you can find it at this link: http://us-en.superbook.cbn.com/gizmonote/g107#X

Offer a friendly "Good Morning", "Welcome to Our Church" or "Happy You Could Join Us For Worship Today"...Being a Host for a Sunday simply is providing a greeting with a bulletin and helping with offering-time
please check the following links for each sign-up list

Fellowship Time: click here
Worship Hosts to Greet: click here
Acolytes: click here
Liturgists: click here
Ushers: click here

Let's start filling in the dates for 2019!
There is still time to submit your questions!!!
We will kick of the new year by exploring a sermon series “Questions of Faith”. Asking questions is an important part of our faith, through asking questions and faithfully looking for answers we can continue to grow in faith and understand more what we believe. We want to know what questions you have about faith, God and life so we can incorporate these into the sermon series.  Please take a moment, think about your questions you have about your faith, general and specific.  Please email your questions to the following email at  pastor@coonrapidsmethodistchurch.org   or if you would prefer to be anonymous you can write them down on the insert in the bulletin or any piece of paper and put them in the “Questions of Faith” box on the table in the back of the sanctuary. There is also the option of doing this online using Google Forms at this link:  https://goo.gl/forms/l8jwIhrQgmlZDxcD3 . You can begin submitting questions at any time.  
Family of Larry Taylor
Family of Jim Waters (Mary Cretsinger’s brother-in-law)
Family of Maya Sadovskaya (Albina Tigges’ great-grandma) Dean Lloyd
Polly Raasch (Megan Irlbeck’s mother)
Sid Franzeen (Buzz & Colleen Kinnick’s son-in-law)
Tucker Ebert (Mike and Megan Irlbeck’s nephew)
Tony Bowman (Jaxine Petty’s brother)
Charles Nepple (Glen & Janet Knight’s son-in-law)
Gage Carlson (Justin & Heather Mohr’s nephew)
Tim Welch (Madeline Boblett’s brother-in-law)
Allia Janning (Gloria Dahl’s daughter)
Karen Colbert
Luann Headley
Linda Reis
Judy Merit
Roger Petty
Ron Brower
Sue Oliver
Rich Wiskus

Those whom are not listed here but need healing and prayers
Our Church
Our Community

TRH and Parkview Assisted Living Residents:
Merlin Sievers
Rich Wiskus
Connie McPherson
Lyle Knight
Betty Knight
Evelyn Long
Ron Barker
Sam Cretsinger
Darlene Bowman
Duane Carpenter
Bethel Carpenter

Dorothy Blanchard
Marilyn Taylor

Birth -


Joys - Jared Smouse –will graduate 1/17 US Army Cavalry Scout 

Submit Prayer or Praise List Request (please include name and relevent information)
Prayer requests will be listed for 30 days unless
asked to keep on the list due to other reasons.
You may submit requests or changes to Pastor Joyce or Mandy Smouse. 
This Week's
16 Ginger Hilgenberg
Ben Mason
17 Dale Christensen
18 Lucretia Johnston
Dave Schroeder
Chelsea Hovey
19 Wyatt Oswald
Steve Kesselring 

16 Dave & Linda Schroeder

Worship Service
Sundays at
10:30 am
119 4th Ave., Coon Rapids