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Emmanuel United Methodist Church
Online Order of Worship
6th Sunday of Easter/Clergy Appreciation Sabbath Sunday May 17, 2020
Today’s worship is provided by Rev. Scott Davis, District Superintendent of the Lynchburg District of the UMC, and Rev. Leigh Anne Taylor, Revitalization Coordinator for our District. Across the Virginia Conference, and at the request of our Bishop, District Superintendents are providing an online worship experience for the churches in their respective districts today as a gift to the clergy. We appreciate this offering of love to us today from our District leadership. Blessings to all, Pastor Nancy
ENTER THE LIGHT OF CHRIST Light a candle at home if you wish
Call to Worship Be Still and Know that I am God
Hymn of Praise How Firm a Foundation #529
- “How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
is laid for your faith in his excellent word!
What more can he say than to you he hath said,
to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?
- “Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
for I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand
upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.
- “When through deep waters I call thee to go,
the rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
for I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.
- “When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie,
my grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply;
the flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.
Time with the Children
Scripture Romans 8:31-39, Matthew 6:33
Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer
Invitation to Offer Gifts
Hymn of Thanksgiving How Firm a Foundation, verse 5
- “The soul that on Jesus still leans for repose
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.”
Hymn Selection from The United Methodist Hymnal (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House), 1989 as follows:
#529 How Firm a Foundation. Words: “K” in Rippon’s A Selection of Hymns, 1787. Music: Early USA melody from Tabor, 1866. Piano and vocals in video by Rev. Leigh Anne Taylor.