Bethel United Methodist Church




















September 20, 2020

Knowing, Loving, Serving God

1232 Curtis Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730

 Office Phone:  803.327.4881    Email:

       Pastor cell: 803.554.2298         Email:

                                      Pianist                                       Dena Wade

                                      Administrative Assistant            Becky Moon

                                      Pastor                                        Emily Sutton


September 13, 2020





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



        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                              



SCRIPTURE           Matthew 20:1-16                                                             


MESSAGE                                                                                             Reverend Emily Sutton                                                





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


Prayer List
For those with medical needs:
Mary Jane Williams – COVID
Kristen Duffey – COVID

Audrey Adkins
Freddy Adkins

Rev. Bert Watson at home
Bart – Brother of Evie Hatfield

Bill Whitesides

Hunter and Cynthia Knight Olivia, Mason and Nolan

Mary Ella Turney

Brian McNeely

Johnny McCowen

Spencer Stiles – fractured arm playing ball

Tina Fulop

Johnnie Hayes
Elissa – Diabetes type 1
Ruth McGill
Ann Lanier
Susie Ferguson

Kierslyn Phipps
Don Gerhart
Zingle Ard
Brenda Ard
Nancy Smith – Hugh Moore’s Sister
Darlene Helms
Dorian Long
Richard Long
Kristen Wilkerson
Carol Ramsey
Buddy Reid – Bypass Surgery on 8/12
Bobby Carson
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
Jerry Hampton
Elizabeth Dunbar - Richard Murr’s mother
Jim Cameron - procedure
Blaine Robbins
Lisa Tinkler
Dan Sipe – procedure Wednesday
Max Sipe
Dorothy Stewart
Dan’l McDaniel

Bubba Gordon – Heart Cath – Friday

For those with cancer: 
Bonny Sparks – Betty Stiff’s Sister
Trey Sandifer
Mike Hovis
Jessica Mitchell
Jack Heustess
Mike Lewis
Susan Kocher
Lane Turner
Glynn Drawdy
Jody Bells
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
Butch Benfield
Annie Laura Sandifer
Jewel Brendel
Evelyn Caveny

Bethel Shut-ins
Evelyn Dornbush
Nita Miller
Sylvia Richardson
David and Norma Nivens
Doris Robinson
Darrelle Long
Geraldine Taylor
Alene Bell
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

Mary Kelch

Mr. Vincent  - Lost home due to fire
Jean Roller
Jean and Libby Childers – lost their brothers
Stacy Kennington – Lost her job
Jeff McKenna
Debi Moore
Chris Turney and his parents
Alice Trask
Beverly Moon
Joe Sutton
Greg Morris
The Kelch Family
Debbie Reingold
Lauren, Kalel, Gabby and Justin
Cyndi Mikell
Darrell Long and his family
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers
**Please  email
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.


This Week:

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


Upcoming Meetings:

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  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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