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Emmanuel United Methodist Church
401 North Main Street, PO Box 451, Amherst, VA 24521
Facebook: Emmanuel United Methodist Church-Amherst (434) 946-7624
Nancy C. Johnson, Pastor
2nd Sunday after Pentecost June 14, 2020
Online Order of Worship
Gathering for Worship
ENTER THE LIGHT OF CHRIST Light a candle at home if you wish
WORDS OF WELCOME
GATHERING WORDS (If you are worshipping with others, you may use two or more voices in a “Call to Worship” style at home).
We call upon the name of the Lord, who always hears our cries.
We sing songs of thanksgiving to the Lord our God, who delights in our praise.
We wait upon the Lord, who is the Source of our hope.
We worship the Lord, the One who is worthy of our praise!
HYMN OF PRAISE Open My Eyes, That I May See #454
OPENING PRAYER Loving God, open our eyes that we may see the needs of others; open our ears that we may hear their cries; open our hearts so that those in need around us will not be without hope and help. May we never be afraid to defend the weak because of the anger of the strong, or afraid to defend the poor because of the anger of the rich. Show us where love, hope and faith are needed, and use us to bring your grace to those places. So as we worship, open our eyes, our ears and our hearts that we might be equipped to do some work of peace for You, today and every day. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. For Courage to do Justice UMH #456, adapted
GOSPEL LESSON Matthew 9:35-38
35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
This is the Word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God!
SERMON The Compassion of Christ
PRAYER OF DISCIPLESHIP
THE LORD’S PRAYER #895
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, forever. Amen.
HYMN OF DISCPLESHIP Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life #427
BLESSING We have peace with God through Christ Jesus, our Lord.
God’s love has been poured into our hearts.
We go forth with the vision of Christ, with our eyes, ears and hearts ready to carry God’s grace to the world.
In the name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. All God’s people said. Amen.