Emmanuel United Methodist Church
Nancy C. Johnson, Pastor
13th Sunday after Pentecost August 30, 2020
A Service of Scripture and Song/Online Order of Service
Gathering for Worship
WORDS OF WELCOME/ENTER THE LIGHT OF CHRIST (You may light a candle at home if you wish)
GATHERING WORDS/CALL TO WORSHIP (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 with our whole hearts;
We will recall all of God’s wonderful deeds.
We will be glad and exalt your Holy Name;
We will sing praises to you, O God of love and grace.
~ from Psalm 9:1–2
HYMN OF PRAISE Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee #89
OPENING PRAYER Almighty God, as we gather in your presence today, we come singing songs of thanksgiving and praise unto You, even in these difficult days. We have come to worship You in spirit and in truth. We come rejoicing in the promise that you are with us always, through every challenge or triumph, in every trial or joy, in the midst of each celebration or disappointment, for your love never fails. May your peace, hope and strength find us right where we are today as we hear your word, sing your praises, and bow our hearts before You. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
BLESSING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS God of every good and perfect gift, the gifts we bring belong to you already, because all that we have and all that we are comes from you. In our giving, we express our thankfulness for all you have given us, and our trust that you will always provide for our needs. Use us and these gifts to proclaim your Good News to others, rights where we are and around the world. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Proclaiming and Responding to God’s Word
A Service of Scripture and Song
SCRIPTURE LESSON Genesis 8:22; Lamentations 3: 22-23
HYMN Great is Thy Faithfulness #140
SCRIPTURE LESSON John 3:16.
HYMN Old Rugged Cross #504
SCRIPTURE LESSON Isaiah 43: 1-2
HYMN How Firm a Foundation #529
AN OFFERING OF MUSIC How Can I Keep from Singing (Vocal Solo)
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.
SCRIPTURE LESSON Jeremiah 9:23-24
HYMN OF DISCIPLESHIP Be Thou My Vision #451
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. All God’s people said, Amen.
Hymn Information: Hymns are from The United Methodist Hymnal (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House) 1989 as follows;
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee, #89; Words: Henry Van Dyke, 1907; Music: Ludwig van Beethoven, 1824; arr. Edward Hodges, 1864. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt8guNhFgfk from Hymnsite.com: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqltdQsqXadVEIwSZOr8VoA.
Great is Thy Faithfulness, #140; Words: Thomas O. Chisholm, 1923; Music: S. W. Weeden, 1896.William W. Runyan, 1923. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiQzzc41z5Q from SE Samonte.
Old Rugged Cross, #504; Words/Music: George Bennard, 1913. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiEzRA1e6-o from Hymnsite.com: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqltdQsqXadVEIwSZOr8VoA.
How Firm a Foundation, #529; Words: “K” in Rippon’s Selection of Hymns, 1787; Music: Early USA melody, harm. Tabor, 1866. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3L4Y0WMhjE from Hymnsite.com: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqltdQsqXadVEIwSZOr8VoA.
Be Thou My Vision, #451. Words: Ancient Irish, tras Mary E. Byrne, 1905; versed Eleanor H. Hull, 1912, alt.
Music: Trad. Irish melody, harm Carlton R. Young, 1963. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NZ7oEWu-18 from SE Samonte.
An Offering of Music from The Faith We Sing, (Nashville: Abingdon Press) , 2000.
How Can I Keep From Singing, #2212; Words and Music: Robert Lowry, 1869; Vocals: Nancy C. Johnson.