601 West Coates Street

Moberly, MO  65270

(660) 263-4571

Rev. Joel W. Lynn,  Pastor


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All are invited to join us Sunday in Worshiping with the Lord online at:

 Facebook/Coates Street Presbyterian Church.

We Seek to Know Christ’s Love and Minister in His Name

In order to abide by the recommendations of the President and the Center for Disease Control who have urged the suspension of all gatherings of more than 10 people over the course of the 15 days from March 16-31, we will not have in person services these next two Sundays.

In its place we will be providing online worship.  These will be found on our church’s Facebook page.  We will be attempting to prerecord some songs to post there at 10 o’clock Sunday morning.  And then I will host a Facebook Live video of prayers, scriptures, and a sermon.  The live video will begin a couple minutes before 10:30 Sunday morning to give everyone time to join in before the service will start promptly at 10:30.

After the service has completed, the video can then be viewed in its entirety at any point later in the day or week for those who were unable to join in at 10:30.  We will attempt to also upload those videos to our church’s website the next day on Monday. This will be a difficult transition for all of us, but I believe that God will still be powerfully present among us as we worship virtually together.

Pastor Joel

 All are invited to join us for Sunday morning Online/Facebook Worship Service which will begin at 10:30.  This is the Fifth Sunday of Lent and Pastor Joel will read from scriptures: Lamentations 3:22-28, 31-33, 40-41, 55-58; John 11:1-8, 11, 16-18, 20-27, 32-40, 43-45, and his Sermon is titled “Lord, If You Had Been Here”.

If you are unable to watch the services online please contact the office per phone or email and we will email/mail them a manuscript copy of the sermon.

Below is the bulletin in an easier form. I have also attached a copy of this same order of service. If it helps you to follow along, you may choose to print it or have it open in a separate tab on your computer during the service to switch to for reference. But as with last week, you should be able to follow the service just fine with or without the order of service in front of you.

Worship Videos with Denise and Virginia

Be Still, My Soul

Be Not Afraid


Call to Worship (Adapted from Psalm 130)

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.

I wait for the Lord, and in his word I hope.

Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to my supplications!

I wait for the Lord, and in his word I hope.

My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning.

I wait for the Lord, and in his word I hope.

O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is great power to redeem.

I wait for the Lord, and in his word I hope.

Prayer of Confession and Assurance of Forgiveness

The season of Lent is a season of repentance and a season of turning our lives back towards the ways of Jesus. Let us confess our sins in prayer together.

Holy God, we confess that it is easy for our hope in you to waver. We do not understand why your help is delayed when we are in trouble, and we falsely assume that your delay means that you do not care about our concerns. Lord, help us to not give into despair nor seek to place our hope elsewhere, but give us the patience to wait for you to act in the timing that you have wisely chosen. Amen.

If the Lord should mark iniquities, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with you, and you redeem our sins. Friends, you are forgiven. Be at peace. Thanks be to God!

Prayer for Illumination

Scriptures: Lamentations 3:22-28, 31-33, 40-41, 55-58; John 11:1-8, 11, 16-18, 20-27, 32-40, 43-45

Sermon Title: Lord, If You Had Been Here

Prayers of the People

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Avas Del Church, Jim Coyle, Larry Walker, Dan & Laura Festa, Tom Schafer, Rebecca Benoit, Don Mueller, Scott Bishop, Lois Corderman, Sara Cariker, Teri McGinnis, Stephanie Heimann, Jennifer Wilson, Ryan Unger, Susan Staiger, Ruth Ann Reid, Tom Fuhrman, Bud Prewitt, Nancy Humphrey, April Bowling, Barbara Moore, Dr. David Whitson, Jim & Rhonda Blakey, Cora Jane Neff, Sue Rocket, Sherilyn Peters, Jim Stone, Patti Stone, Homer & Helen Johnson, Eva Russell, Pat & Janet Craig, Jay Ridgway, Ken Willard, McLain Clevenger, Laurie Delaney, Ron Self, Bonnie Kilgore, Heather Smith, Donna Davidson, Sue Kribbs, Sheila Winters, Kenlee Lewis, Conner Buxton, Sharon Riley, Brian & Jess Dulany, Barbara Holder, Bill Brower, Cathy Walker, Sadie Riley, Mary Riley, Dr. Mark Vellek, Family of Jo Turchie Baker, Validated Ministries of Minister Members of MUP     Please notify the office if you have someone to add to or remove from the Prayer list. 

The Lord’s Prayer

Invitation to Offering: Mr. Rogers, the TV personality and Presbyterian minister, told us that during difficult times, if you need to see something good and something hopeful, look for the helpers. Let us be a church of helpers by being a generous people. Let us give of our tithes and offerings.

Offering   (you may place your offering in the mail, until we can meet again in person).


We Seek to Know Christ’s Love and Minister in His Name

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world and all who dwell in it.    For He founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.         Psalm 24:1-2


LOOKING AHEAD – HOLY WEEK  This is the current schedule.  Please keep checking our website for updates if any changes are made.

April 5th  – Palm Sunday, Worship at 10:30 AM

April 9th  – Maundy Thursday, we will host Trinity Methodist for a family

Friendly Seder Meal at 5:30 PM, followed by Service at

April 10thGood Friday, Worship here at 7:00 PM

April 12th  –  Easter Sunday, Sunrise Service at the Park, 7 AM

Breakfast here at Church at 9:30 AM,

Easter Service at 10:30, followed by Easter Egg Hunt


Please remember to keep in contact with your loved ones, the elderly and anyone that you know that may need some help in this time of uncertainty.  It may just be as simple as calling to see if they need some groceries or other necessities.  Call the Church office if you need help, or know of someone that does to see if one of our volunteers can help!

Choir Rehearsals are Wednesday’s at 5:30pm.   Welcome all that love to sing!  Rehearsals are cancelled until further notice.

 Deacon’s Meeting is the second Monday every month at 6:00 pm

 Session meets the third Wednesday each month at 6:30 pm

Camp information and registration forms are available in the office, or   talk to Mary. This year we are also offering an inter-generational mission trip to South Dakota, to help plant trees!  We have something for everyone!  CSPC has scholarships available, don’t let money be a reason not to attend.

Women’s group usually meets on Saturday mornings at the Church at 9:30 AM, in the Parlor, However we have cancelled them until further notice.  Keep checking for when they will resume.

 Be sure to get a copy of “These Days, Daily Devotions for Living by Faith” and/or “The Upper Room, Where the world meets to pray”.  Free copies are available in the Parlor or table in hall.

The Lending Library in the hallway is waiting for you to see what is available!  The Care and Fellowship Committee invites you to TAKE A BOOK, BRING A BOOK and pass them on or return them.  Religious or not!  There are several new additions to the library.  The shelves are full, waiting for you to find your perfect reflection book, bible, nice daily devotional books, or look to see if the perfect “Chicken Soup” for your soul book is there to read.

Do you know someone in the CSPC community who would like to attend Worship, Church events or may need a ride to Doctor appointments, need to go grocery shopping, or have someone pick up your groceries?  Call the Church office to see if one of our volunteers can help!  Pastor Joel is visiting with people that are not always able to come to Church, he can take them Communion also, if they wish.  If you know someone who would like a visit from Pastor Joel, please let the office know, or contact Pastor Joel.



Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and glory, forever.



MORNING PRAYER    Good morning, Lord. The day has dawned with the gift of sunlight, and I awaken from sleep into the light and grace of Christ.  Thank you for this new day. Stay with me, I pray, shepherding me through all that the day will hold. Lead me into pleasant places, and give me the provisions I will need if I find myself in difficulty or danger. Whenever the cup of gladness overflows, help me to recognize that it is filled with your goodness and mercy. In praise and anticipation I begin this day; in Jesus’ name. Amen.

EVENING PRAYER   With the night, Good Lord, comes rest, and a chance for my soul to be restored. You are with me in this and every darkness, so I will not be afraid.  For all I have seen with my own eyes today, for all others have helped me to see, I give you thanks. For those things that I did not notice: signs of beauty and kindness, evidences of your grace, I pray that you will improve the eyes of my faith so that I can see you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly tomorrow, and all my tomorrows. In the name of your Son, my Savior, I pray. Amen.




Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,

for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 

                                                                            Matthew 19:14            

Do you have a school aged child or grandchild?  Please consider signing them up to attend our youth program.   For each group, CSPC provides a healthy snack, different ways to learn about Jesus in the weekly lessons and crafts or activities   to help reinforce the lessons.  Mary has a way of telling the stories of Jesus on the child’s level, they all are tuned into her as she tells the story.

Would you like to become involved in the youth programs?  Volunteers are always needed to help.

See Mary to sign up!  Youth groups will be starting up soon, be thinking of how you can become involved.  The children are picked up from school on the CSPC bus, and transported to the church, parents pick them up here after group meetings.