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.
*CALL TO WORSHIP
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.
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.
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
PRESENTING OUR GIFTS TO THE LORD
OFFERTORY O Holy Spirit, Root of Life ~ Trier Manuscript
*THE DOXOLOGY (Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow) #95
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
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)
PRAYER OF DISCIPLESHIP
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,