Online Worship Service Sunday April 19, 2020 at Epworth United Methodist Church Palmyra, NJ



Hymn Easter People Raise Your Voices

Opening Prayer

Living and faithful Spirit, the God in whom we live and move and have our being, the God who is made known in Christ Jesus, bless us one and all as we wait on you this day. Please remove from our minds and hearts whatever hinders worship or dampen our joy. Increase within us that holy longing for closeness which can open our lives to fuller delight and to a deeper commitment. May our hymns and prayers, our searching thoughts, and our hearing of the Scriptures, be an exercise in the holiest love making. By you, with you and for you, may our lives publish your praise. In the name of Christ Jesus. Amen!


23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. 25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

John 14:23-27 

28 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. 5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” 8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

Matthew 28:1-10 Jesus Has Risen

Message Afraid Yet Filled with Joy


Hymn Because He Lives




 Upcoming Schedule

  • Sunday 10am Worship Online.
  • Monday 10am Check In Using ZOOM live video.
    Link included in an email sent Sunday afternoon. Follow on screen prompts.  No need to download app. You can use any device with a webcam – tablet, PC, Laptop or smartphone.  A great way to be in touch with one another.
  • Monday  7pm Council Meeting Using ZOOM live video. Link has been sent to members via email.
  • Wednesday 7pm Discussion Using ZOOM live videoLink included in email. Together with John Doll we will look have a time of checking in and devotion.

If you have an idea of how we can connect or something to improve what we are doing please get in touch with me. Together we can be strong in faith and in support of one another.

 Prayers for the Family of God

  • SHUT INS: Clara Prince, Florence Wallin, &  Nancy Thomas. And everyone else!
  • ONGOING PRAYERS: (members) Ginny Price, Kathy Bohley, Donna Undercuffler, Richard Taylor, the Lipay family, Neil Sellars, Mary Lou Hulton, Ann Magonigal, Ella Kennedy, Robert Scheffler, Jo Malessa, Mary Griscom, Eva Schultz, Bob Pry,  Brian Neas, Reva Luce, The Hancock Family.
  • ONGOING PRAYERS: (friends & relatives): Shirley Lee & Rick (Ginny Price’s aunt & brother), Denise, Gale Bataille, Ryan, Nicki Bibbo, H.I., & David O’Brien, Matthew (Jo Malessa’s relatives), Don Rinck (The Rinck’s son), Beverly & Mike Terrell (Tina Weiler’s aunt & uncle), Karl (Bonnie Neamand’s brother-in-law), Stephanie & Cody (Fay Bassett’s children), Theodore Lehmann (Carol Fenton’s relative), Maryann (Mary Jo Guidry’s friend), Carmen (Becky Bohley’s friend),  Harold Schmul, Christine Giebel (Carol Fenton’s granddaugher),  Laura Klaus (Cliff Mason’s sister),  Ellen Rambow (Pat Rambow’s daughter-in-law),  Bill Conley (the Cook’s son-in-law), Jason (Letha McClellan’s friend), Joyce (Beth Pelkey’s mother), Jazelis Burgos (our DS’s wife), Myles (Tim Weiler’s friend), Alexis Ciccanti (Pat Rambow’s granddaughter), Carol (Don Bird’s mother), Robert (Ann Wright’s son), Michelle Huang (the Hancock’s relative), Richard Williams (Devon’s husband), Eddie (Audrey Worthy’s husband), Thomas (Julie Scheffler’s grandson, Joyce Brown (Beth Pelkey’s mom), Harry (Tim Wieler’s dad), Jim & Mimms Boudwin (Faye’s brother in law), Bill Hemmer (Pete’s godson).
  • Please contact me with your prayer requests and concerns by calling me at home or sending an email – I am trying to limit prayer request emails to a couple of times per week. During our worship service you can use “comment” to share your prayer requests with others.

  • Be Smart!  Be Safe!

Your Support is Needed

Even as we distance ourselves, our ministry continues. Please continue to make your contributions to Epworth online or simply mail them in. At this time it is important to adjust your giving to completely go to the general fund. Maybe you could contribute what you might have spent on flowers. This will help us continue to meet our financial obligations during this difficult time.