5.3.2020 Service

May 3rd, 2020

5.3.2020 Service
Below is the link to our YouTube “Playlist” for Sunday 5.3.2020 and a suggested order of worship. May God bless you and be near to you as you engage in this time.

Service “Playlist”:

Opening Song: 
-Who You Say I Am

Prayer:  -Spend time praying for our each other, praising together and raising our needs to God.

-Don’t Give Up
-You Say

-2 Kings 4:1-7 (read by Sarah O. on playlist)

-Get Real – What I Don’t Know – 2 Kings 4:1-7

Closing Song:
-We Believe

5/3/2020  News/Events

Paul Trip – We are excited to offer families of the Bridge access to 2 conferences; “The Marriage of Your Dreams” and “Parenting – It’s Not What You Think It Is” by Paul W Tripp ministries. Contact Pastor Nate if you did not get these links and would like access!
Public Gathering Phase-In – We are planning to begin phasing back into corporate worship on Sunday, May 10. Information about this was sent in an email on Friday. If you have questions, please contact the Leadership Team.
Farewell Yoders – We are planning a “Tailgate Farewell” for the Yoders following service on May 24, Nate’s last Sunday preaching.
Covid-19 Help – Are you at high risk for a Covid-19 infection? Know someone who is? “Covid Helpers” is a local group of volunteers who will provide contact-free deliveries of necessities to reduce your risk of exposure and ease your concerns. Contact the church for more information on how to sign up.
Quiz Meet – The final season quiz meet for MN and SD zones was be held virtually on April 25th and our team did a great job! Yesterday (May 2) was the championship bracket, also held virtually. Give our quizzing kids some encouragement, they worked hard on this all year! (Greyson & Emmalee Leins, Domminic & Tyler Clark, Caleb Kleinsasser, Addy Yoder).
Berlin Partnership – We are planning to send a small group of people to Berlin over Thanksgiving this year. The purpose is to prepare, cook, serve, and clean up for a Thanksgiving dinner and to spend directed time in prayer walking the neighborhoods our partners are working in. Is God calling you to this?
Church Cleaning – Needing something to do while social distancing? We need volunteers to deep clean the church. Pick an area or more than one. The kids area is already done!

Want to help?
Yard/grounds upkeep
-Welcome/hospitality team
-Cleaning – This is especially important in the weeks/months ahead!!
-Sound/Visual tech

What else is happening?
Prayer – Sunday evenings (except 1st Sundays of the month) from 5-6pm at the church.
-Bible Study – “Servant Songs of Isaiah” Sunday mornings 9am at the church.

Sermon Notes:
Get Real – What I Don’t Know II KINGS 4:1-7

Big Idea:

1). __________ What You ____________ To Do

2). ___________ What You ___________________ Do 


3). _____________ What You ________________ To Do. 

Pandemic Return Plan

May 1st, 2020

Hello Family!

The Leadership Team has worked hard to put together a clear, safe plan to move back into corporate worship in our building. These are guidelines we feel will best give The Bridge family a safe chance to worship together, while also respecting those who feel that it is not yet safe for them to do so. Let’s work together to be a family with one another, and to love each other well whether we choose to worship in the building or at home.

Our plan is to begin easing into corporate worship beginning May 10 (Mothers Day). We will begin at that time with Phase 1 on the chart linked below. Depending on how things go in the upcoming weeks and months in the community and region, we may need to choose to revert to closing public gatherings at the building until it is safe once again to return. We expect to be in Phase 1 for quite some time as the expected peak of the virus in our state is early or mid-June. The Leadership Team will keep you appraised of decisions on moving to a new phase or closing public gatherings, if necessary.

We made this chart to put deciding power in your hands. You know your situation, risk level, and comfort level better than anyone else. As more information becomes available, we may need to make changes to individual phases accordingly. We are strongly encouraging everyone to be respectful of the decisions of all our family members. Would you please review this chart so you can make the best decision for you and your family? If anything is unclear, please ask any member of the Leadership Team (Jon Iverson, Allen Hoekman, Tammy Leins, Laura Lea Relph, Matt Kleinsasser, Lee Gabel, Nate Yoder).

For those currently meeting in micro-house-groups, please let your host know what your plans are at your meeting this Sunday, so that we can be sure that everyone who would prefer to meet in a house group of 10 or less during this time can still do so. We are still working on details to see if we can live stream the service so the house groups can continue to meet at 10, or if we will need to record and upload to our YouTube channel on Sunday afternoon for these groups. Our preference is to live stream. But rest assured that one way or another, you can still join your family in worship online as we move forward.

Be a Witness,
Pastor Nate

Pandemic Return Plan – The Bridge


April 29th, 2020

Single & Parenting

January 15th, 2019

Are you a single parent, struggling to keep it all together?  Need some support, encouragement, and hope…to know that you’re not alone?  The Bridge is hosting a Single and Parenting support group starting February 6, 2019 and running 13 weeks (through May 1).  Come and find support and encouragement from a short video and discussion each week with other single parents on Wednesdays from 6-8pm.  A meal is served beginning at 6 and then support group for parents and faith formation for kids beginning at 6:40.  The class is limited to 15 parents, so call or email to register please!  To register or find out more information, contact Nate by phone at 605-878-1000 or by email at nate@thebridgewatertown.com.  Dinner and childcare is on us each week and the cost for the support group is $15, which covers our materials.  Scholarships/work opportunities are available if that is outside your budget.  Hope to see you soon!

Boundaries Class

February 12th, 2018

What: “Boundaries” class from the book written by Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Where: The Bridge Church (810 Jenson Ave SE Watertown, SD 57201)

When: Sundays 6-8pm beginning March 11 (except for 1st Sundays of the month) and ending May 20.

What Else: Free meal at 6 each week.  Cost is $15 for materials.  Childcare is included.  Please register by emailing or calling pastor Nate at; Nate@TheBridgeWatertown.com or (605)878-1000.

The Boundaries 9-session, small group, DVD video study features Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, who uncover the secrets to setting healthy boundaries that provide the framework for rich, productive relationships. Good relationships depend on maintaining effective personal boundaries. But, many people don’t know where to start. For example,

  • Do you have trouble saying no?
  • Can you set limits and still be a loving person?
  • Are you in control of your life?
  • Do people take advantage of you?

Based on the bestselling book, Boundaries, these nine interactive sessions can make a life-changing difference. Drawing on principles from the Bible, the Boundaries video study guides small groups on a journey of discovery and practical application. As a participant, you’ll learn how to live your life more fully, display truth, and love more freely.

Boundaries Small Group DVD Study