First United Methodist Church
Monday, August 10, 2020
Sunday, August 9th Worship Service  
(Facebook page: First United Methodist Church - Sioux City)   

"Seek Ye First" hymn from July 26 On-line Worship Service
(Patty Ikenberry & Rev. Roger Madden are singing, Gene Wagner on handbells and Pat Harm on piano)

Update concerning COVID-19 and our Church  
For at least through August 17, all activities at First United Methodist Church of Sioux City have been postponed or cancelled. 
* We will Facebook Live stream our worship at 9am on Sundays.  The recorded service will also be available on Facebook (following the Live broadcast) and here on our website.
 * The church offices are open Monday-Friday in the morning hours (8:30-Noon).
 * The Personal Care Cupboard Ministry will operate but with CDC distance restrictions.
 * We encourage folks who are vulnerable (who have other conditions or are older) to put their own health first (God understands).
    - Also, please, stay at home if you have fever, respiratory symptoms, or believe you are sick.
  We will keep you up to date through our website ( and our church’s Facebook page (First United Methodist Church - Sioux City). You can also call the church (712-258-0119) or email us (
  And please pray for all affected.  And when you wonder what to pray, pray “God’s will be done.”
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for Sioux City's First United Methodist Church
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At First UMC, we are striving to be a "Church of Servants" through serving Jesus Christ
in our service to our immediate neighborhood, our community, and our world.

 Regular Sunday Worship Schedule
(2 Worship Opportunities to Choose From)

Joyful Traditional Worship (Will resume when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted)
9:00 a.m.

Each Sunday is to be celebrated as a "Little Easter" and we bring that joy into each service.  So often when people hear "Traditional Worship" they think "boring".  Not here.  We respect the "Tradition" of worship with a joy-filled attitude as we share in a variety of hymns from the United Methodist Hymnal, preaching from the pulpit, exceptional musical accompaniment with the pipe organ, and the use of time-honored, biblical-sound liturgies to aid in worship.  The service is held in our beautiful traditional sanctuary with handcarved oak throughout and large, beautiful stain glass windows.

Casual Service  (Will resume when COVID-19 resrictions are lifted)
11:15 a.m. 

Come as you are to this 45-50 minute service that features a relaxed, casual style as the piano leads us as we "update" our traditional hymns and also share in praise and worship songs.  Our Celebration Singers lead us in the songs as Pastor Roger sheds the tie, people come in casual attire and we share with one another in worship in a laid-back style.

Call the church office (712-258-0119), or e-mail us at for more information. 


Our Mission: "A Church of Servants Serving Christ" 
(Our "Unofficial" motto:  We are a hospital of sinners and not a museum of saints.)

First United Methodist Church
1915 Nebraska Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51104
Telephone: 712.258.0119

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