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
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.
BLESSING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
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
REMEMBERING THE LORD’S SUPPER
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
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
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