Worship Service (at home)
May 10, 2020 (during the season of COVID-19 Virus Quarantine)
Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church, Williamsport, PA
May 10, 2020 Order of Worship
(Welcome to worship today. Light a candle or bring a flower in from outside to place at your table to worship. Bring your bible to follow along as the scripture is read. Please watch for our ministry announcements on email or by checking in with someone this week.)
PRELUDE “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness” – Page
CALL TO WORSHIP
L: The Lord is our refuge.
P: We can find peace in God’s abiding love.
L: When troubles assail us, we call upon the Lord.
P: When joys abound, we call upon the Lord.
L: Welcome this day to God’s house, one of many dwellings of the Almighty One.
P: We thank you and praise God for his refuge and sanctuary. AMEN.
MEDITATION FOR PRAYER “He is There” – Mary Kay Beall
Gracious God, on this day of the festival of the Christian Home, the celebration of Mother’s Day, the witness to the eternal love of Christ, remind us that we are responsible for caring for each other. We name mothers and those who have served as mothers now. We ask for your blessing on those who have had difficult experiences with their mothers. Bless our family relationships today. We are called to lift up rather than tear down; to support rather than abandon, to reach out when others have turned away. Give us hearts of love that, in all places and times, we may be a witness to the hope that is found in Jesus Christ. Especially this day we lift up people throughout our world that are suffering from the effects of COVID-19 virus and the pandemic in our communities. Guide the many decision-makers in our government, healthcare, business and industry as we move forward this week to keep people safe and healthy. Help us as your disciples to lead others in our community-with your hope. In Jesus’ name we pray. AMEN
HYMN “Blessed Assurance” – Crosby & Knapp
- Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.
This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long;
this is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long.
- Perfect submission, perfect delight,
visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
angels descending bring from above
echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
- Perfect submission, all is at rest;
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
watching and waiting, looking above,
filled with his goodness, lost in his love.
SCRIPTURE John 14:1-14
MESSAGE “Jesus SHOWS”
(Tithes and offerings may be sent to the church. Options for electronic giving are available by calling the church office for details.)
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
Lord, we thank you for the many gifts you have poured into our lives for those who love us and nurture us; for those who teach us to be loving people. Bless those people and bless these gifts that we may work for you, bringing healing and hope to our fractured world. AMEN.
Go forth in peace into this new week, dear ones. Bring hope to this world. Go forth in love; bring joy to this world. Go forth in the knowledge that goes with you, loving and guiding your steps. AMEN.
POSTLUDE “Ceremonial” – Wilson
Rev Susan Halverstadt, Pastor
David Koskey, Director of Music
Faxon-Kenmar UMC is using CCLI Streaming License 3356248 Exp. 3.31.21.