Worship with us online Sept. 6, 2020

Posted By EmmanuelUMC on Sep 6, 2020 |

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Emmanuel United Methodist Church

401 North Main Street, PO Box 451, Amherst, VA 24521

Nancy C. Johnson, Pastor

14th Sunday after Pentecost                                                     September 6, 2020                  

                A Service of the Word/Online Order of Service

                   CCLI #1149131

                                                           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).

Those who trust in the Lord shall never be shaken.

          Those who place their faith in God stand on a firm foundation.

God’s love, grace and mercy embrace God’s people.

Come! Let us worship the One who brings us life, joy and peace.


HYMN OF PRAISE                The Church’s One Foundation                                         #545


OPENING PRAYER     Almighty God, Creator of all that is and ever will be, You invite us by your grace to gather in your holy name where You promise to be with us, no matter where we are or how distant we may be from one another. Meet us now in this time of worship. Open our minds and hearts to the truth you have for us today so that we might be equipped as your people to love one another, and by your grace, love others in your name. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



O God of love and grace, You invite us as your people to share what You have given to us with one another and with the world. Out of your abundance, You bless us, and by your grace, You call us to open our hearts and our hands to others in your name. Bless these gifts that they might be signs of your love for everyone. Bless our lives that we might love and serve you by loving and serving others for Christ’s sake. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Proclaiming and Responding to God’s Word

THE EPISTLE LESSON                         Acts 2: 42-47

            The Word of God for the people of God.    Thanks be to God.


SERMON                                     Koinonia During Pandemic?


PRAYER OF DISCIPLESHIP            Philippians 1:3-11





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       They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love      TFWS #2223                                          





Hymn Information:

The Church’s One Foundation, #545 in The United Methodist Hymnal (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House) 1989. Words: Samuel J. Stone, 1866; Music: Samuel Sebastian Wesley, 1864. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOGF93cDYNs  from Hymnsite.com: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqltdQsqXadVEIwSZOr8VoA.

They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love, #2223 in The Faith We Sing (Nashville: Abingdon Press) 2000. Words and Music: Peter Scholtes. Copyright 1966, F. E. L. Publications, assigned 1991 to The Lorenz Corp. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7_wHi0PNHg from txsnoflake: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-lRPogzd9wfkj_TZIHqIWg