Online Worship Service Sunday June 28 2020 At Epworth United Methodist Church Palmyra, NJ

Prelude

Greeting & Announcements

Call to Worship

From the moment we open our eyes each morning, until we close them at night, God is with us.
There is no one like you, our God!
In times when we are surrounded with struggles, in all the surprising places we find hope, Jesus is with us.
There is no one like you, our Brother!
When we feel orphaned by the world, when we are welcomed into faith’s family, the Holy Spirit is with us.
There is no one like you, Witnessing Spirit!

Hymn Come and Find the Quiet Center

Opening Prayer Janet Neff

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
    where there is hatred, let me sow love;
    where there is injury, pardon;
    where there is doubt, faith;
    where there is despair, hope;
    where there is darkness, light
    and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
  to be consoled as to console;
 to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
 for it is in giving that we receive,
  it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
  and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

    Scripture 

    Tremble and do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.
 5 Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the Lord.
    6 Many, Lord, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?” Let the light of your face shine on us.
 7 Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound. 8 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.

    Psalm 4: 4-8

    Special Music  I Need Thee Every Hour  —   Mary Griscom, Claudia Naus, Diane Soper, Amy Chaplin

    Scripture 

    31 “Do you now believe?” Jesus replied. 32 “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me. 33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

    John 16:31-33

    Message Serenity in Troubled Times

    Prayers & Lord’s Prayer Please share concerns in the comment area

    Communion

    Hymn It Is Well with My Soul

    Benediction

    Postlude

     

     

     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.
    • Wednesday 7pm Discussion Using ZOOM live video. Link included in email. Together with John Doll we will look have a time of checking in and devotion.
    • Thursday 7pm Men’s Group Using ZOOM live videoLink will be sent out. We are using Tony Dungy’s Bible Study Uncommon. Email Pastor Charlie if you want to join in.
    • Saturday July 11 10am – Noon Food PantryPlease help get the word out to neighbors and friends who may need help! We have plenty of food to be passed out in a grab-n-go!

    If you have an idea of how we can connect or do something to improve what we are doing please get in touch with me. Together we can be strong in faith, support of one another and make a difference in our community in the name of Jesus.

     

     Prayers for the Family of God

    • SHUT INS: 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, Bob Pry, Jim Weston, Jean Cook.
    • 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 (Tina Weiler’s aunt), 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), 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), Donna (Audrey Worthy’s sister), Thomas (Julie Scheffler’s grandson, Joyce Brown (Beth Pelkey’s mom), Harry (Tim Weiler’s dad), John Doll.
    • Prayers for each of us as we live in the midst of these troubled times. We pray for health, comfort, peace and courage.
    • 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.