Bethel United Methodist Church
September 20, 2020
Knowing, Loving, Serving God
1232 Curtis Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Office Phone: 803.327.4881 Email: email@example.com
Pastor cell: 803.554.2298 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pianist Dena Wade
Administrative Assistant Becky Moon
Pastor Emily Sutton
ORDER OF WORSHIP
September 13, 2020
WORDS OF WELCOME
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Open your hearts to God’s loving mercy.
Congregation: Lord, come into our hearts this day.
Leader: Having received God’s mercy, bring that love to others.
People: Lord, be with us as we reach out to others in compassion.
Leader: Feel your spirits filled with the goodness of God.
People: Lord, we thank you for the many blessings which you pour into our lives. AMEN.
Lord, who lifts us up, reside in our hearts today. Help us to listen closely for your word to us. Remind us that you are always with us, throughout all of our lives. Give us confidence in your presence, so that we may go into your world ready to witness to your love through our works and our deeds, for we pray these things in Jesus’ name. AMEN.
OPENING HYMN We Gather Together
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Creator of Heaven and Earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only son, our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died, and was buried;
He descended to the dead.
On the third day, He rose again;
He ascended into Heaven.
Is seated at the right hand of the Father,
And will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy catholic church,
The communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the
Resurrection of the body, and of life everlasting. AMEN.
RESPONSE: Gloria Patri
Pre-recorded and sung by Malik Jenkins
TIME WITH CHILDREN
SCRIPTURE Matthew 20:1-16
MESSAGE Reverend Emily Sutton
PRAYERS AND PRAISES
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 trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
OPENING HYMN God Will Take Care of You DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING
*As you are able, please stand for these parts of the liturgy.
The Prayer List
For those with medical needs:
Mary Jane Williams – COVID
Kristen Duffey – COVID
Rev. Bert Watson at home
Bart – Brother of Evie Hatfield
Hunter and Cynthia Knight Olivia, Mason and Nolan
Mary Ella Turney
Spencer Stiles – fractured arm playing ball
Elissa – Diabetes type 1
Nancy Smith – Hugh Moore’s Sister
Buddy Reid – Bypass Surgery on 8/12
Sue Passmore – Arthritis
Pat Gillian – at Westminster Rehab
Suzanne Heriot – Melissa Buddin’s sister
Jim and Nancy Bratton
Melissa Cooper – Heart issues
Evie Hatfield's Grandmother, Mary Stutts
Elizabeth Dunbar - Richard Murr’s mother
Jim Cameron - procedure
Dan Sipe – procedure Wednesday
Bubba Gordon – Heart Cath – Friday
For those with cancer:
Bonny Sparks – Betty Stiff’s Sister
For those who grieve:
Family of Gary Wright
Jeremy Thomas at the death of his grandfather
Family of Katie Pruitt
Family of Mike Moffit
Family of Rev. Sam Shoemaker
Family of Joyce Wallace
Family of Judy Hunsucker
For those expecting/those with a new child:
Ashley and Donny Goforth – expecting 3rd child and has a heart defect
For our community and world:
Those affected by Hurricane Sarah
Those affected by the Forrest Fires
Bethel Men’s Shelter
Schools, students, teachers, administration, staff, and parents – all children in our community
Nursing homes and those in nursing homes
Unity and Healing in our country around race
For those who are homebound:
PUMC Shut -ins
Juanita and Hoover Towery
Annie Laura Sandifer
David and Norma Nivens
Nancy and Jim Bratton
Alice and Ken Bailey
For those with needs that are known to God
Those affected by Hurricane Laura
Travel mercies for Alan and Annette Vasher as they travel to Iowa
Helen Lewis’ Family who is traveling
Malynda Williams and Margaret McCarter as they travel
Bailey Van Ginkel
Joe and Maggie Duffey
Mr. Vincent - Lost home due to fire
Jean and Libby Childers – lost their brothers
Stacy Kennington – Lost her job
Chris Turney and his parents
The Kelch Family
Lauren, Kalel, Gabby and Justin
Darrell Long and his family
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers
**Please email email@example.com
or call Rev. Emily at 803-554-2298 to be added to the prayer list
Updates and Announcements
Thank you for worshiping with us at Bethel United Methodist Church! We are delighted you have chosen to worship with us this morning.
Monday – 6pm Bethel Men’s Shelter Board Meeting via Zoom
7:30pm Nominations Meeting via Zoom
Tuesday - 11am Weekly Prayer Group Meeting via Zoom
1pm Study of Scripture for next week - Matthew 20:1-16
Wednesday – 6:30pm White Fragility Book Study via Zoom
Nominations Meeting Monday September 28 at 6pm via Zoom
Bethel Church Council Monday September 28 at 7pm via Zoom
Charge Conference October 8 at 7pm via Zoom
Epworth Children’s Home Work Day offering will be taken up on Sunday, September 27th.
Bethel Men’s Shelter Love Our Neighbor Community Event September 27 – October 3 with BBQ sale for curbside pickup on October 3. Tickets available in the church office or at https://www.bethelmensshelter.org/love-bbq-tickets Volunteers are needed, please sign up online or contact Rev. Emily Sutton for more information
Ron Hall – PATHWAYS Community Center Event October 15 – Same Kind of Different As Me
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