• ReadWe Are Open!
    Worship together Sunday May 24th!
    This announcement seems so overdue.

    This coming Sunday, May 24th, the congregation of Countryside will gather at church for our time or worship. We are one step closer getting back to normal!


    Please be aware of the following precautions?


    • Doors may be open to allow for fresh air (depending on the weather).
    • Families may sit together, but please space yourselves from others throughout the sanctuary to respect social distance recommendations.
    • If you feel the need to attend masked, you are welcome to do so.
    • Hymns will be printed out and included in the bulletins.
    • There will be a wipe down afterward, to prepare for our next gathering.


    Thank you for your faithfulness, your prayers and your giving.


    Let us come to praise our God for His faithfulness!

    Can't wait to see you all!



    1. ReadWorship in Place
      May 17, 2020
      Join us at 10 a.m.

      Once more we are streaming our worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday morning. Please join us? This weeks message is from Isaiah 17-18. The title is "In That Day." The link to get there is


      The order of worship is also included below.

      The Sunday Morning Worship

      Come, let us worship and bow down;

      Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. 

      Psalm 95:6

      May 17, 2020                                                                                      10:00 A.M.

      Prepare for Worship – “Bestow upon me, O Lord my God, understanding to know Thee, diligence to seek Thee, wisdom to find Thee, and a faithfulness that may finally embrace Thee.”   Thomas Aquinas


      Welcome and Announcements

      God Calls Us to Glorify and Enjoy Him


      * Scriptural Call to Worship:                Isaiah 45:18-21                  

      * Prayer of Invocation followed by The Lord’s Prayer

      * Hymn of Praise: # 101       Come Thou, Almighty King

      God Invites Us to Approach His Throne of Grace


      Our Plea for Help:


      Thou blessed Spirit, Author of all Grace and Comfort, come, work repentance in my soul? Represent sin to me in its revolting color that I may hate it? Melt my heart by the majesty and mercy of God; show me my ruined self and the help there is in Him? Teach me to behold my creator ad His ability to save, His arms outstretched, His heart big for me. May I confide in His power to love, commit my soul to Him without reserve, bear His image, observe His laws and pursue His service. Make me willing to be saved in His way, perceiving nothing in myself, but all in Jesus.


      SILENT PRAYER & Private Confession of Sin


      Assurance of Pardon

      But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ- by grace you have been saved - and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.            

       Ephesians 2:4-6

      Congregational Prayer    

      God Feeds Us with the Ministry of the Word

      Scripture Reading: Isaiah 17-18


      The Sermon:                            In That Day

      * Closing Hymn:                 In Christ Alone


      God Dismisses Us with His Blessing

      *Benediction: But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;


      1. ReadWorship in Place
        May 10, 2020
        Join us at 10 a.m. on Sunday

        Again, we will stream the service on Sermon Audio. A link will also be posted on Facebook that will take you to directly to the Sermon Audio page. The order of worship is below.

        I hope and pray that all of you have a happy Mother's Day!

        The Sunday Morning Worship

        Come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. Psalm 95:6

        May 10, 2020                                                                                         11:00 A.M.

        Prepare for Worship – “Prayer should be the natural outflow of the soul—you should pray because you must pray, not because the set time for praying has arrived— but because your heart must cry unto your Lord.”— C.H. Spurgeon


        Welcome and Announcements

        God Calls Us to Glorify and Enjoy Him




        * The Call to Worship:          Psalm 102:18-22               R.E. Drew Sutphin

        * The Prayer of Invocation

        * Hymn of Praise: # 345        Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken

        Our Confession of Faith

         The Nicene Creed


        We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.


        We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.


        We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.


        SILENT PRAYER & Private Confession of Sin


        Praise for His Mercy & Grace

        Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.  For one will scarcely die for a righteous person- though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die- but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

        Romans 5:2-8

        Congregational Prayer   

        God Feeds Us with the Ministry of the Word


        Scripture Reading: Isaiah 15-16


        The Sermon:     Mourning for Moab, Grieving for the World


        *Closing Hymn: # 353                      I Love Thy Kingdom Lord


        God Dismisses Us with His Blessing



        Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart,

        O daughter of Jerusalem! The LORD has taken away the judgments against you; he has cleared away your enemies. The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst;

        you shall never again fear evil. On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem:

        "Fear not, O Zion; let not your hands grow weak.

        The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save;

        he will rejoice over you with gladness;

        he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

        Zephaniah 3:14-17


         Happy Mother’s Day!

        The ministry and place of a Mother is vital to our health

        and existence!


        Babies need not to be taught a trade, but to be introduced to a world. To put the matter shortly, woman is generally shut up in a house with a human being at the time when he or she asks all the questions that there are, and some that there aren’t. It would be odd if she retained any of the narrowness of a specialist…[W]hen people begin to talk about this domestic duty as not merely difficult but trivial and dreary, I simply give up the question, for I cannot with the utmost energy of imagination conceive what they mean. When domesticity, for instance, is called drudgery, all the difficulty arises from a double meaning in the word. If drudgery only means dreadfully hard work, I admit the woman drudges in the home, as a man might drudge at the [factory] or drudge behind a gun at Trafalgar.


        But if it means that the hard work is more heavy because it is trifling, colorless and of small import to the soul, then as I say, I give it up; I do not know what the words mean. To be Queen Elizabeth within a definite area, deciding sales, banquets, labors and holidays; to be [merchant] within a certain area, providing toys, boots, sheets, cakes. and books, to be Aristotle within a certain area, teaching morals, manners, theology, and hygiene; I can understand how this might exhaust the mind, but I cannot imagine how it could narrow it.


        How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No; a woman’s function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute. I will pity Mrs. Jones for the hugeness of her task; I will never pity her for its smallness.”

        G.K. Chesterton, What’s Wrong with The World?

        1. ReadPrayer Request
          for a grieving heart
          A request from Dan Mayer

          Brother Dan's sister, who lived in Wisconsin, passed away on Friday. The state is not permitting much of a funeral. Dan is not able to travel even if they did. Pray for Dan and Barbara? Dan is the last surviving member of his siblings.

          1. ReadA Reminder...
            Worship in place for May 3, 2020
            To get online access...

            The service tomorrow will be streamed at 10 a.m. and you can definitely access that at


            The video should appear at the top of the page. Click on that and it will begin for you.

            We have linked that to Facebook, but we aren't confident that viewing from church's Facebook page will work. New technology for us...steep learning curve.


            The Facebook page may just post a link that takes you to Sermon Audio. Either way, you should be able to find us. We are eager to return to regular services again. Let's keep praying that this happens soon!

            Blessings to you all!

            1. ReadWorship in Place
              May 3rd, 2020
              This weekend is Countryside's 33rd Anniversary

              Join us online this Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for a service of worship. We are going to try and stream from two web sites. Last week, a link was put on our Facebook page that took you to our Sermon Audio page. This week, you should be able to see the sermon at either site. When we began this ministry, we started on Facebook, and it was good to see on Facebook where others were viewing at the same time. We understand that some don't have a FB account.

              As your Pastor, you are in my prayers, and I miss you all. I can't wait until this pandemic is all over! I'll "see" you Sunday morning!

              1. ReadWorship in Place
                New and Improved!
                For Sunday, April 26th

                We have made some improvements for our Sunday worship, and we hope they will help your morning worship. I want to give a shout out to Drew Sutphin who has helped tremendously with the tech support for this ministry!

                This Sunday's service will be from the sanctuary and it will look more like a normal worship service. You will hear our pianist, Audrey Henold provide music and there will be lyrics. You are welcome to sing along at home, or you may listen for meditation.

                This will be broadcast on this website at 10 a.m.


                You may access this on any device that connects to the internet. If you have a streaming device such as a Roku, you can add the Sermon Audio app for free, and watch through your television. Download the app and do a search for Countryside. It shouldn't be too difficult.

                We will also post the link on the church's Facebook page so that you can go there, click and connect.

                Invite your friends. I was surprised to see that last week's service was viewed people in Colorado and Alabama!

                We continue to pray that this ends very soon. May the grace of the Lord's presence be yours always.

                1. ReadPrayer Request
                  Comfort the Bereaved
                  Mildred McLeod

                  Many of you remember our dear late sister Peggy Buchanan. Mildred McLeod was Peggy's sister. We received word this evening that she passed away. Pray for Sharon Staley and her family as they grieve the loss of this dearly loved family member.

                  Your faithful prayers do make a difference.

                  1. ReadWorship in Place
                    Sunday, April 19, 2020
                    Live Stream Event on Facebook

                    Once more Pastor Dave will preach his message in real time (live) over the church's Facebook page at 10 A.M. This week's sermon will be from Isaiah 14, and the title of the message is "Walking by Faith in a Faithless World; from Babel to Babylon"

                    The link that should help you worship with us is


                    It would be a good idea to invite your friends to log on!


                    1. ReadEaster Sermon Live Stream
                      10 A.M. Sunday Morning
                      With apologies...

                      I neglected to include the hour for Sunday morning's sermon. That will be at 10 A.M. Easter morning. You may access the live stream from the church's Facebook page. If you are not able to view live, the recorded video will remain on Facebook and be available for viewing anytime.

                      I do miss seeing you all, and I look forward to the time we can worship the Lord together again. Have a blessed Holy Day weekend.