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
6th Sunday after Pentecost July 12, 2020
A Service of the Word
Online Order of Worship
Gathering for Worship
As you prepare for worship, you are invited create a simple worship space for you and your family including a candle, a Bible and any other sacred symbols of your choosing. You may light the candle to represent the presence of Christ.
GATHERING WORDS (If you are worshipping with others, you may use two or more voices in a “Call to Worship” style at home).
We will give thanks to the Lord our God.
We will call upon the Name of the Lord and tell of God’s marvelous deeds.
At all times and in all places, our God is with us
We give thanks and praise to the Lord for his faithfulness to us.
Praise the Lord!
HYMN OF PRAISE Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah #127
- Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah, Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but Thou art mighty, Hold me with Thy pow’rful hand.
Bread of heaven, Bread of heaven, Feed me till I want no more; Feed me till I want no more.
- Open now the crystal fountain, Whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar Lead me all my journey through.
Strong Deliv’rer, strong Deliv’rer, Be Thou still my Strength and Shield;
Be Thou still my Strength and Shield.
- When I tread the verge of Jordan, Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death and hell’s Destruction, Land me safe on Canaan’s side.
Songs of praises, songs of praises, I will ever give to Thee; I will ever give to Thee.
OPENING PRAYER O God of mystery and might, whose wonderful works are to be remembered always, we gather to praise your Holy Name, for great are You, O Lord, and greatly to be praised. Move in our lives, change our minds, soften our hearts and direct our feet so that, by your grace, we might follow You more faithfully. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Long, Kimberly B., ed. Feasting on the Word: Liturgies for Year A, Vol. 2 (Louisville: Westminster John Know Press), 2014, p. 140, Prayer of the Day, adapted).
BLESSING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS Most generous God, you have provided for our needs in amazing ways and we give you thanks for these gifts that have been received from your people. We ask your blessing upon each gift and each giver, and for the opportunity of sharing in the work of ministry by giving back to you a portion of what you have placed in our hands. You are not a God of scarcity, but a God of abundance and generosity. Help us to be generous with your gifts to us, so that through us, you might bless others. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Proclaiming and Responding to God’s Word
THE PSALM Psalm 105: 1-11; 23-45
This is the Word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God.
SERMON Water Rocks and Desert Rivers
PRAYER CHORUS Fill My Cup, Lord #641
Fill my cup, Lord. I lift it up, Lord. Come and quench this thirsting of my soul.
Bread of heaven, feed me till I want no more.
Fill my cup; fill it up and make me whole.
PRAYER OF DISCIPLESHIP
THE LORD’S PRAYER 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 DISCIPLESHIP Trust and Obey
BLESSING May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
In the name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
And all God’s people said, Amen. ~ from Romans 15:13
Hymn Information: All Hymns in the service are from The United Methodist Hymnal (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House) 1989 as follows; Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah, #577; Words: Harry E. Fosdick, 1930/Music: John Hughes, 1907. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdS-DoSiHVA from Hymnsite.com: com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqltdQsqXadVEIwSZOr8VoA.
Fill My Cup, Lord, #641; Words/Music: Richard Blanchard, 1959, arr. Eugene Clark, Copyright Sacred Songs, 1964. Trust and Obey, #127; Words: John H. Sammis, 1887/Music: Daniel B. Towner, 1887. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmGb3zRv6xE from SE Samonte https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQTV0LiuDpcJN6hSkcCP1Vg.