Worship with us online August 15, 2021

Posted By EmmanuelUMC on Aug 17, 2021 |

Welcome to our worship service from August 15, 2021; we hope it will be a blessing for you. The Order of Worship is presented below.  

Emmanuel United Methodist Church

Nancy C. Johnson, Pastor

12th Sunday after Pentecost                                             August 15, 2021                                         

A Service of the Word

Online Order of Worship CCLI #11149131

Gathering for Worship


We express our Christian love and heartfelt sympathy to the family of Gary Jennings,

husband of Libby Howell-Jennings.

The rose on the altar today is given to the glory of God, in celebration of the birth of Nicholas Howard.

The parents are Brittany and Chris Howard; the grandparents are Robert McCartney, Jr. and Pam Burch-Napier. The great-grandparents are Judy and the late Billy McCartney, Sr.

The flowers on the altar today are given to the glory of God by

Mike and Janie Stinnett.


PRELUDE                                                  For the Beauty of the Earth                                                        ~ Kocher


*OPENING CHORUS                             We Worship You Almighty God                            

We worship You, Almighty God: there is none like You.

We worship You, O Prince of Peace: that is what we want to do. We give you praise,

for You are our Righteousness. We worship You, Almighty God. There is none like You.




Come, seekers of God’s wisdom and truth,               God’s wisdom has called us here.

Come, lovers of Christ’s teachings and guidance,      Christ’s love has called us here.

Come, singers of thanksgiving and praise,                 the Holy Spirit’s presence has gathered us here!


*HYMN OF PRAISE                       The Church’s One Foundation (requested favorite)                                           #545


*OPENING PRAYER Eternal God, your steadfast love endures forever. When our own cleverness fails us, you give us the wisdom to discern your will and understand your ways, by the power of your Holy Spirit. Be with us in this time of worship, that we may seek to live lives that are pleasing to you, by your great grace. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                          The Apostle’s Creed                                                                         #881


MINISTRY MOMENT                                “Back-to-School” Blessing


SHARING OUR JOYS AND CONCERNS (Due to privacy concerns, prayer requests are edited out of the online service. Please see the prayer updates on the back of the Sunday Paper announcement sheet).


PRAYER CHORUS                                               He is Lord                                                                                 #177   

                He is Lord. He is Lord. He is risen from the dead and He is Lord.

Every knee shall bow; every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.




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.  


Proclaiming and Responding to God’s Word

THE PSALM                                                   Psalm 111 (read responsively)                                                    #832-3


THE GOSPEL LESSON                                      Matthew 28:16-20

                   This is the word of God for the People of God.    Thanks be to God.


SINGING OUR FAVORITES    Summer Hymn Selections from the Congregation



OFFERTORY                O Holy Spirit, Root of Life                                                                ~ Trier Manuscript

*THE DOXOLOGY (Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow)                                                               #95



AN OFFERING OF MUSIC                  Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone                                      ~ Chris Tomlin

                                                                    Vocal Solo: Maddie White 


SERMON                                          We Believe (The Apostle’s Creed, Part 5)



                                                                                                                 Going Forth to Serve

*HYMN OF DISCIPLESHIP                               We Are the Church                                                                       #558                              




*SINGING AS WE GO                     Shalom to You (Shalom is the Hebrew word for Peace)                                #666

Shalom to you now, shalom, my friends. May God’s full mercies bless you, my friends.

In all your living and through your loving, Christ be your shalom, Christ be your shalom.


*POSTLUDE                                                     When in Our Music God is Glorified                                    ~ Stanford

                                        We follow Christ, our Light, into the world to serve God and neighbor.

Service and Music Information

Hymn Selections are taken from The United Methodist Hymnal (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House, 1989) and The Faith We Sing (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2000).

An Offering of Music: Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) by Chris Tomlin; (C) 2013 sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records; LatinAutor, UMPG Publishing, EMI Music Publishing, LatinAutor – UMPG, Capitol CMG Publishing, and 18 Music Rights Societies; Sung by Maddie White at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, August 15, 2021 Worship Service.   

Material for the We Believe: The Apostles’ Creed Sermon Series is adapted from the following resources:

Hamilton, Adam. Creed: What Christians Believe and Why. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2016.

McGrath, Alister E. I Believe: Understanding and Applying the Apostles’ Creed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan

Publishing House, 1991.

Tennent, Timothy C. This We Believe!: Meditations on the Apostles’ Creed.   Wilmore, KY: Seedbed Publishing,