"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
NIV John 14:6-7
Our PCUSA Book of Order eloquently speaks of the call for the church to be Christ's faithful evangelist: G-3.0300a. "The Church is called to tell the good news of salvation by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ as the only Savior and Lord, proclaiming in Word and Sacrament that (1) the new age has dawned. (2) God who creates life, frees those in bondage, forgives sin, reconciles brokenness, makes all things new, is still at work in the world.
Present Claims of Christ
G-3.0300b. The Church is called to present the claims of Jesus Christ, leading persons to repentance, acceptance of him as Savior and Lord, and new life as his disciples.
Christ's Faithful Evangelist
G-3.0300c. The Church is called to be Christ's faithful evangelist
G-3.0300c.(1) going into the world, making disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all he has commanded;
G-3.0300c.(2) demonstrating by the love of its members for one another and by the quality of its common life the new reality in Christ; sharing in worship, fellowship, and nurture, practicing a deepened life of prayer and service under the guidance of the Holy Spirit;
G-3.0300c.(3) participating in God's activity in the world through its life for others by
G-3.0300c.(3)(a) healing and reconciling and binding up wounds,
G-3.0300c.(3)(b) ministering to the needs of the poor, the sick, the lonely, and the powerless,
G-3.0300c.(3)(c) engaging in the struggle to free people from sin, fear, oppression, hunger, and injustice,
G-3.0300c.(3)(d) giving itself and its substance to the service of those who suffer,
G-3.0300c.(3)(e) sharing with Christ in the establishing of His just, peaceable, and loving rule in the world."
Guided by the Spirit and the Scriptures, we seek to live out our call to be Christ's ambassadors in this broken and hurting world. (2 Corinthains 5:20)
As the scripture plainly proclaims in John 14:6-7 and Philippians 2:5-11, Jesus is Lord of all! He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. He is the Head of the Church.
The Burt Presbyterian Church endeavors to proclaim the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ through various means. By communicating God's Word and the way of Salvation both in the church, the community, and through missionary projects local and throughout the world.
By ministry of caring for the needy, both spiritual and physical.Our mission is accomplished through various organizations within the church such as weekly worship, weekly Bible Study and prayer meetings, Sunday School, women's circles, PWC, care center visitation, individual witnessing, weekly youth group meetings, Vacation Bible School, ministry to he handicapped children and adults, the church prayer chain, ministry in music along with a very dedicated Mission Commission. Our goal is to minister to all and communicate the Love of Jesus Christ and the way of Salvation in a needy world.
The Burt Presbyterian Church has regular Sunday morning worship services with Sunday School preceding. We also have evening praise services on Sunday evenings at 6 PM, except during Advent , Lent and the summer.
We take part in a Community service in July. We have special worship and fellowship services during Lent and occasional Family cluster sponsored worship and fellowship services, a Maunday Thursday potluck and communion service, a Baccalaureate service for graduating students and a Christmas S.S. program. We have Union services with the Methodist Church which include Good Friday evening service, Presbyterian Youth sponsored Easter Sunrise service and breakfast,Thanksgiving eve service, daily Vacation Bible School and program, Christmas Eve candlelight service and World Day of Prayer with Lone Rock Presbyterian Church also. An ecumenical prayer breakfast is held each Tuesday morning in the church fellowship hall.
Our church also participates in and supports Kossuth County Food Pantry located in Algona. In summary, the programs of our church include: the presentation of the Gospel of Salvation to all, visitation of the congregation, especially the sick and elderly, and new people in the community, keeping the youth active and involved in the life of the church, counseling for families, teens,and elderly and general outreach to the needy both locally and throughout the world.