Worship Service (at home)
April 26, 2020 (during the season of COVID-19 Virus Quarantine)
Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church, Williamsport, PA
April 26, 2020 Order of Worship
(Preparation for worship: Gather at your “prayer space” or your new “home worship center”. Bring your Bible, paper and pencil.)
Prelude “Risen Indeed” – Beaney
Call to Worship
As you walk with us, as we journey together,
Lord, your word fills our hearts!
As you speak with us, as your love is revealed,
Lord, your fire burns in our hearts!
As we proclaim what we have seen and heard,
may all people be drawn to you, the risen Lord!
Meditation Music – “Sweet Hour of Prayer” – Hegarty
Prayer (Pray silently for few minutes first)
Lord God, we praise you.
Holy One, we thank you for all of the ways that you bless us and care for us. We thank you for the many people sacrificing their health and their lives in their jobs to keep our world running.
Father, we ask that you care for the many people who are suffering from the virus, for their families and friends. We ask that you guide us and continue to give courage to many around the world in isolation for the sake of the good. Be with those making decisions needed to lead us through this pandemic. Give calmness to those frightened by hardship, physically, mentally and emotionally. Dear God, help us remember each day to come to you for your Living Water. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen.
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.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.
Gospel Scripture Luke 24:13-25
Message “Really Seeing Jesus”
Tithes & Offerings
We are thankful to show the light of Jesus through our ministries. Many people have felt the love of Jesus through our help of keeping their lights on, taking them to a doctor’s appointment, preparing food for them to eat. May our gifts touch the hearts and lives of people and continue to let us use our building for ministry. May the God of living waters who worked through us yesterday, be present to work through us today and tomorrow.
Prayer Lord God, we give our gifts to you this day because we love you. Bless them so that our gifts of time, money, witness can all be used to spread your love and peace in our world.
Sending Out Go in peace, in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of our Brokenness, and Hope of the World.
Postlude “Praise Him with the Sound of the Trumpet” – Lau
Rev Susan Halverstadt, Pastor
David Koskey, Director of Music
Portions of the service were adapted from The Abingdon Worship Annual edited by Mary J. Scifres and B.J. Beu, Copyright © Abingdon Press.
Faxon-Kenmar UMC is using CCLI Streaming License 3356248 Exp. 3.31.21.