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DCCC is returning to in-person weekly Sunday services on May 2. Ushers will seat groups and individuals utilizing social distancing. Masks will be required during singing as a safeguard to prevent the spread of COVID so please bring your mask.  Special services in May include a Mother's Day Service on May 9 and Memorial Day Service on May 30.  This schedule may be subject to change if any health issues or new state health mandates arise. Please bring the family and join us in May!

Donations to the church may be sent in the form of personal checks or online through Paypal at the link in red below. Please make checks payable to DCCC and mail via United States Postal Service to: HC 82 Box 1017 Duck Creek Village UT 84762-8200.   To donate through Paypal, simply click on the link below or paste it into your web browser should you wish to give to DCCC:

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April 18: "Living As Children of God" By Pastor Steve Baden April 18, 2021

Church is opening on May 2 for weekly services again after a big pause in church services and the mandate of social distancing due to COVID. “Rejoice!” encourages Pastor Steve, for we are opening the doors of the church again and moving beyond the tedium of isolation. As we return to normalcy, Pastor Steve ponders what each of us is praying for, thinking about, and giving to others as we surface from the COVID crisis. This sermon makes connections between John 21-1-17 in the New Testament and Psalm 40 in the Old Testament. The connection is in the importance of pausing, listening, praying, and following God’s Word as it is written and laid on our Christian hearts and minds. As disciples of Christ, our daily words and actions should demonstrate God’s love. Pastor reminds us that each disciple’s mission in today’s world is still found in the Christian mission of giving sincere care to others, sharing God’s love, and providing restorative comfort to those who are hurting or are in distress. Psalm 40, a song by David, counsels: “Know that the Lord has set apart the faithful for himself…When you are disturbed, do not sin, ponder it on your beds and be silent…You alone, Oh Lord, make me lie down in safety. You gave me room when I was in distress.” Pastor Steve asks, is there any greater gift more precious than room to breathe when we are in distress? “Selah” (a word mentioned frequently in the Bible wherein the meaning is still debated) is mentioned in Psalm 40 and Pastor Steve defines it in this passage as an essential quiet time of contemplation to praise and reflect upon; a time when we fully listen and open our hearts to a growing relationship with our Savior. Scripture assures us that Jesus is always walking and talking with us and we need only accept him into our hearts.

John 12: 23-26: Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

April 11: "Without Seeing--We Believe" by Pastor Steve

Last week, Pastor Steve discussed Jesus’ resurrection. John Chapter 20 describes the disciples’ tumultuous emotions following Jesus' crucifixion. John records that the disciples were frightened and gathered together with the door bolted tightly, thinking that they might be dragged off and also crucified as Jesus’ followers. As they huddled in fear, Jesus appeared to his disciples and came and stood among them and breathed his breath into them, telling them to go and make disciples. This is the mission of Duck Creek Community Church today: to bring the Gospel and Good News of Jesus Christ to today’s world for, as Christians, we believe and know that Jesus lives in our hearts and wants us to share our faith and beliefs with others. John 20: 19-23: On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

"The Son Rose" Special Video

Welcome to the DCCC Online Easter Service. We thank you for attending and joining us for Pastor Steve's special sermon for Easter titled "Hallelujah" shown below.

Friend Don Hasbrouck shared this prayer sent to him by friends and asked that we post it online to share and ask others to join in the prayer. The original prayer is posted at:
https://www.simeast.org/sim-global/2020/3/9/covid-19-day-of-prayer.

Many thanks to Don for sharing this prayer!

Prayer by Pastor Steve Baden: For Help During COVID-19 Pandemic

Billy Graham once said, “Prayer is more than a wish; it is the voice of faith directed to God.”

Prayer is our way of connecting to Him.  Heaven must be full of answers to prayers for which no one has ever bothered to ask.

There are no exact words we need to say when we pray.  We talk to God like we would to a friend.  We tell him exactly how we’re feeling and what may be upsetting to us.  We can tell him how scared we may be, how angry we may have become, how lonely we are, even how depressed or anxious we are.

Remember, there is Someone who cares about our heart and soul and what we are currently experiencing - and that Someone loves us more than we can possibly imagine.

Let’s connect with Him now:

Heavenly Father, we are so dependent upon You.  This virus reminds us of just how frail we are.

During His time on earth, your Son showed Your power and compassionate love by healing people of physical, mental and spiritual ailments.  Be with us now and all those dear to us who need Your loving touch.  May we feel Your power of healing within us.

And we pray for all who are affected.  Take our fears, anxieties, and feelings of isolation – giving us all a sense of purpose in pursuing health as we protect others from exposure to this disease.  Protect our families and friends and bring us healing and peace.

And as families adjust to being home with one another during this closure of businesses and schools, guide Your people in these new realities.  May spouses treat each other with grace and love.  May tired parent speak words of kindness and encouragement to their children.  Help children everywhere to find creative ways to experience the beauty of all that You have created as they continue to learn.

Father God, it can be scary and overwhelming not knowing how bills and obligations will be met and we may wonder how we are to provide for our families.  As we feel the strain, bring comfort and peace, reminding us that You are always with us – in whatever situation we may be in, wherever we might be.  Please provide for all who are in need.

As we endure this new normal in our lives, we earnestly pray for the doctors, nurses, and health care professionals who put their very lives at risk for their neighbors.  Give them strength and keep them safe so they might push back against this virus.

We pray for all who are working on vaccines and testing.  Thank You for gifting them with knowledge and wisdom.  We pray that they will endure as they seek breakthroughs in their work.

Lord, You are our Great Physician.  Bless all who need healing from this disease.  And as our Great Comforter, we pray that You will comfort troubled hearts everywhere.

We pray for the people of this great nation, and the people of the world.  We pray that You will guide our President, our Congress and all officials that they will lead with wisdom and strength and discernment.  We pray that they will communicate clearly, truthfully, and calmly – with each other and with the public, that their messages are received and heeded.  May truth and empathy be at the forefront as they set policies for our protection.

And Lord, everything is in your control, so we ask that you will keep this virus from spreading.  You are our Refuge and Strength, our ever-present Help in time of trouble.

We give thanks for your great love and mercy.  As we approach the Easter season, we give thanks for the hope we find in Your Son, Jesus Christ – and in His most holy name we pray.  Amen.

 

In response to questions about tithing and gifts. While the church doors are closed, donations to the church are best sent in the form of personal checks. Please make checks payable to DCCC and mail via United States Postal Service to:
Duck Creek Community Church
HC 82 Box 1017, 830 East Church Drive
Duck Creek Village, UT 84762
Please do not send cash.

Welcome to DCCC online worship during COVID-19 social distancing

We welcome you to join us each Sunday to hear Pastor Steve's message in an online audio format while regular Sunday services are suspended. Please view the introductory messages about how we can become carriers of our Savior's messages of love, hope, and faith during this challenging time as we together face the threat of the Corona Virus and do our part to help everyone stay healthy. Dress is casual for church services so jeans and t-shirts are appropriate both while worshiping from the comfort of your home and when attending regular Sunday service.

We Shall Overcome

Let us stay strong together in Christian love and faith, demonstrating understanding and wisdom, as we face the challenges of COVID-19 in 2020. It is important to remember that our church is more than a building. We encourage you to feed your faith by daily reading of The Bible as we embrace more solitude and social distancing. We pray that we will all worship together soon in our "little church in the meadow."