Emmanuel United Methodist Church
Nancy C. Johnson, Pastor
11th Sunday after Pentecost August 16, 2020
Grace and Peace to each of you on this Lord’s Day. Pastor Nancy is out of town this weekend, so we will be using the August 9 recorded service from Fort Hill United Methodist Church for our worship today. Many thanks to Rev. Marc Brown for serving as our “guest speaker,” and Rev. Janet Hawkins and family for providing the lovely music. Since the music was recorded “live,” you will need this Order of Worship to have the access to the words for the hymns in the service.
Order of Worship
Gathering for Worship
WORDS OF WELCOME/ENTER THE LIGHT OF CHRIST (You may light a candle at home if you wish)
CALL TO WORSHIP
This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
HYMN OF PRAISE Amazing Grace (v. 1, 2, 4) #378
- Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found; was blind, but now I see.
- Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I have already come; ‘tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.
- When we’ve been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun, we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise than when we’d first begun.
SCRIPTURE LESSON Genesis 25:19-34
19 These are the descendants of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham was the father of Isaac, 20 and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah, daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, sister of Laban the Aramean. 21 Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord granted his prayer, and his wife Rebekah conceived. 22 The children struggled together within her; and she said, “If it is to be this way, why do I live?”[a] So she went to inquire of the Lord. 23 And the Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb,
and two peoples born of you shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other,
the elder shall serve the younger.” 24 When her time to give birth was at hand, there were twins in her womb. 25 The first came out red, all his body like a hairy mantle; so they named him Esau. 26 Afterward his brother came out, with his hand gripping Esau’s heel; so he was named Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.
27 When the boys grew up, Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, living in tents. 28 Isaac loved Esau, because he was fond of game; but Rebekah loved Jacob.29 Once when Jacob was cooking a stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was famished. 30 Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stuff, for I am famished!” (Therefore he was called Edom.) 31 Jacob said, “First sell me your birthright.” 32 Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” 33 Jacob said, “Swear to me first.”[d] So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank, and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.
The Word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God.
GOOD NEWS/SERMON Hope for a Scoundrel Rev. Marc Brown
SPECIAL MUSIC Broken Yet Chosen
Response: Lord, hear our prayer
HYMN God Be with You
- God be with you till we meet again, by his counsels guide, uphold you, with his sheep securely fold you; God be with you we meet again.
- God be with you till we meet again; when life’s perils thick confound you, put his arms unfailing round you; God be with you till we met again. CHORUS: Till we meet, till we meet, till we meet at Jesus’ feet; till we meet, till we meet, God be with you till we meet again.
Service Music: All Hymns in the service are from The United Methodist Hymnal (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House) 1989 as follows;
Amazing Grace, #378; Words: John Newton, 1779; Hymn Tune: New Britain.
Special Music: Broken Yet Chosen, Mark Miller/Lindy Thompson. Copyright Chorister’s Guild, Inc., 2017.
God Be With You Till We Meet Again, #672. Words: Jeremiah E. Rankin; Music, William G. Tomer.