Online Order of Worship
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
3rd Sunday after Pentecost/Father’s Day June 21, 2020
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).
Let us bow down before the Lord our God.
We sing praises and glorify God’s holy Name.
O Lord, You are good and forgiving;
You pour out Your steadfast love to all who call upon you.
~ from Psalm 86
HYMN OF PRAISE Children of the Heavenly Father #141
OPENING PRAYER Loving God, you have made us as your children and you keep us as the apple of your eye. We come before you in this time of worship to offer unto you our praise and thanksgiving. When the road is long and we are weary, you are gracious to us, sustaining us, and giving us Your strength. Empower us by your Spirit as we worship. Give us the grace and endurance to take up your cross and follow, no matter how difficult the road may be. Renew and revive our souls, and make us faithful as your disciples. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
GOSPEL LESSON Matthew 10
(selected verses; follow along in your own Bible at home)
This is the Word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God!
SERMON The Way of the Cross
PRAYER HYMN Have Thine Own Way, Lord #382
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 Take Up Thy Cross #415
BLESSING Brothers and sisters, we go forth to live as Christ’s disciples in the world, knowing that God loves us and gives us everything we need to live abundant lives by God’s grace. In the power of God’s Spirit, go forth to take up the cross and follow wherever Christ may lead you. In the name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. All God’s people said, Amen.
Children of the Heavenly Father from The United Methodist Hymnal, #141 (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House) 1989. Words: Caroline V. Sandell-Berg, 1855, trans. Ernst W. Olson, 1925; Music: Swedish melody. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-ygT62xna4 from Hymnsite.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqltdQsqXadVEIwSZOr8VoA.
Have Thine Own Way, Lord from The United Methodist Hymnal, #382 (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House) 1989. Words: Adelaide A. Pollard, 1902; Music: George C. Stebbins, 1907. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBUOKXLc6aI from Hymnsite.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqltdQsqXadVEIwSZOr8VoA.
Take Up Thy Cross from The United Methodist Hymnal, #415 (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House) 1989. Words: Charles W. Everest, 1823; Music: William Gardiner’s Sacred Melodies, 1815. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kvmUfywyUg from Hymnsite.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqltdQsqXadVEIwSZOr8VoA.