What Does a Disciple Do?Sermon - Oct 11, 2020
00:00 / 59:35

October 11, 2020 Bulletin

 

Important Note to the Congregation

Welcome back! It is good to be together again, isn’t it? While it feels good to worship alongside friends once again, it is important to remember that things will not be “normal” for quite some time. Until then, we appreciate your patience and willingness to “roll with the punches.” Because your well-being is our #1 commitment, the following COVID-19 safety protocols have been implemented for our Sunday worship.

  1. Attendance is limited to a maximum of 50 worshipers at any given service. If we find we need to add another service, we will do so.

  2. Worshipers are required to “Savior Seat” (save your seat) during the week leading up to the service. This can be done either online (www.phfumc.org) or by calling the church office.

  3. Every person attending the indoors in-person worship is required to wear a face covering/mask. The church will provide a disposable facemask for anyone who does not have one.

  4. Upon entering the building, everyone will be asked to sanitize their hands, after which they will be directed to one of the outside aisles for immediate seating.

  5. Seating is in every third pew (2 empty pews between). Ushers will direct worshipers to their pew, beginning at the front and working their way towards the rear of sanctuary. You may or may not end up in your ‘usual’ pew😊.

  6. Non-family members are asked to keep at least 6 feet of distance from others in the same pew.

  7. Until group singing is considered safe, worship will not include congregational singing.

  8. The narthex restrooms are open and may be utilized by one person at a time. The sign on the door will indicate if the restroom is available or in use.

  9. At the close of worship, worshipers will be guided out of the sanctuary beginning in the back and working forward.

  10. Upon dismissal, worshipers are asked to immediately exit the building. Socializing (wearing masks, of course!) is encouraged to take place in the parking lot!

 

 

Prelude            “O How He Loves You and Me”          Arr. by John M. Rasley

 

Call to Worship             Barb Hurd

Leader:  Jesus calls us to worship this morning, saying, “For just this hour, follow me. Listen to my word. Follow me. Think about your life as my disciple every day. Follow me. Pray. Follow me. Sing. Follow me.” Brothers and sisters in Christ, come, let us worship God!

 

Hymn           “I Sing the Almighty Power of God”      UMH #152

 

   1. I sing the almighty power of God, that made the mountains rise,
       that spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.
       I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;
       the moon shines full at God's command, and all the stars obey.

   2. I sing the goodness of the Lord, who filled the earth with food,
       who formed the creatures thru the Word, and then pronounced them good.
       Lord, how thy wonders are displayed, where'er I turn my eye,
       if I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.

   3. There's not a plant or flower below, but makes thy glories known,
       and clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from thy throne;
       while all that borrows life from thee is ever in thy care;
       and everywhere that we can be, thou, God, art present there.

Welcome and Announcements

 

Special Music            “Go Ye into All the World”              Pearl Swanson, Tom Norager, Steve and Cathy Grattan

By Eugene Butler              

 

Scripture Readings              Barb Hurd

Matthew 4:18-22      

 

18 As Jesus walked alongside the Galilee Sea, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew, throwing fishing nets into the sea, because they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” he said, “and I’ll show you how to fish for people.” 20 Right away, they left their nets and followed him. 21 Continuing on, he saw another set of brothers, James the son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with Zebedee their father repairing their nets. Jesus called them and 22 immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

 

Matthew 28:16-20

 

16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshipped him, but some doubted. 18 Jesus came near and spoke to them, “I’ve received all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you. Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.”

 

 

Message               “What Does a Disciple Do?”

 

Pastoral Prayer & Prayer of Commitment                   

Lord Jesus,

the one and only Christ,

you called many people from many walks of life—

to leave their own ways and follow you;

to be your disciples;

and to prize people as something to seek, find and restore.

Lord Jesus,

the one True Leader of every church,

we choose to stand as one church – your church –

and to lift our focus from our differences and divides.

We will leave our own ways and follow you together;

we will support each other as we seek to be your disciples;

and we will work together to focus on fishing once more.

For we must act justly, love mercy,

and walk humbly together before you – and each other.

For the sake of our worship of you,

our love for each other,

and the future and freedom of all those still living in poverty.

 

Lord Jesus,

we ask for your Spirit's help with this

for we are quick to focus on ourselves, our labels, and our differences

rather than the same nets in our hands, and the same leader before us.

Christ have mercy—in your precious name which unites us all.

Amen.

 

Song              "I Love You, Lord"      TFWS #2068

 

   I love you, Lord and I lift my voice
   to worship You, O my soul, rejoice!

 

   Take joy, my King in what you hear,
   may it be a sweet, sweet sound in your ear.

 

 

Invitation to Give & Offertory              “This is God’s Commandment”      Pearl Swanson, Tom Norager, Steve and Cathy Grattan                  Arr. by Joseph M. Martin          

 

Song         “We Will Glorify the King of Kings”      TFWS #2087

 

   We will glorify the King of kings, we will glorify the Lamb;

   We will glorify the Lord of lords, who is the great I AM.

 

   Lord Jehovah reigns in majesty; we will bow before His throne;

   We will worship Him in righteousness, we will worship Him alone.

 

   He is Lord of Heaven, Lord of earth, He is Lord of all who live;

   He is Lord above the universe, all praise to Him we give.

 

   Hallelujah to the King of kings, hallelujah to the Lamb;

   Hallelujah to the Lord of Lords, who is the great I AM.

 

 

*Postlude

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United Methodist Church

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Port Huron, MI 48060

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