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.”


DCCC is returning to online services only through April 2021 as a safeguard with rising COVID numbers and ensuring vaccines are distributed to as many church members as possible.  May 2 will is being planned as an in-person service. The Board of Directors will meet in closed sesson on April 11 to plan the church service schedule for Spring and Summer 2021.  This schedule will be shared via the website and email to members. 

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: HC 82 Box 1017 Duck Creek Village UT 84762-8200.  For online worship Sundays and tithing, we also have set up online giving to accept credit cards or PayPal.  You can designate your gift to support the Church Renovation project by writing "Church Renovation" on your check or under ADD A NOTE in PayPal. See the web page titled "Church Makeover" for more information. To donate, simply click on the link below or paste it into your web browser should you wish to give to DCCC:


Thank you for visiting the DCCC Online Church! 

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.

"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.

Easter: "Hallelujah!" by Pastor Steve Baden

John 3: 16-17 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” Pastor Steve’s sermon focuses on the events in Jesus’ life from Palm Sunday to Good Friday and Easter morning: the good news of salvation and the promise of eternal life: Jesus was buried in a tomb but rose from the dead on Easter morning. To meet Jesus here on earth, Pastor Steve reminds us we need only invite him into our hearts and put complete trust in Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Psalm 118: 1 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his loved endures forever.”

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:

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."