Bulletin 9.20.20

COLINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

“Making Disciples for Jesus Christ”

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 20, 2020

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PRELUDE AND LIGHTING OF CANDLES

“Nothing But The Blood”       Robert Lowery   Arranged by Richard Kingsmore

OPENING PRAYER                            

PROCLAMATION AND RESPONSE

FIRST LESSON                                                                                  Isaiah 65:17-25

The Glorious New Creation

17 For I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind.

18 But be glad and rejoice forever in what I am creating; for I am about to create Jerusalem as a joy, and its people as a delight.

19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and delight in my people; no more shall the sound of weeping be heard in it,  or the cry of distress.

20 No more shall there be in it an infant that lives but a few days or an old person who does not live out a lifetime; for one who dies at a hundred years will be considered a youth, and one who falls short of a hundred will be considered accursed.

21 They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

22 They shall not build and another inhabit they shall not plant and another eat; for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

23 They shall not labor in vain, or bear children for calamity;[a] for they shall be offspring blessed by the Lord— and their descendants as well.

24 Before they call I will answer, while they are yet speaking I will hear.

25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox;  but the serpent—its food shall be dust!  They shall not hurt or destroy.

May God add his blessing to the reading of His holy Word.                                Amen.

GOSPEL LESSON                                                           Luke 17:5-10

5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6 The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a[a] mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

7 “Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, ‘Come here at once and take your place at the table’? 8 Would you not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, put on your apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink’? 9 Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded? 10 So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, ‘We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!”    

The word of God for the people of God.        Thanks be to God.  Amen

SERMON                                 “Disciples Keep Believing”                       Rev. Teresa Holloway

AFFIRMATION OF PRAISE       “Where the Spirit of the Lord Is”             Stephen R. Adams

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is peace;

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is love.

There is comfort in life’s darkest hour, there is light and life.

There is help and power in the Spirit, in the Spirit of the Lord.

CONCERNS and PRAYERS                 (see prayer list)

THE LORD’S PRAYER                           

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, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS - Please continue to tithe by mailing your donation directly to the church’s address (PO Box 3425) or through the conference website at https://nccumc.org/giving/church/ or through the church website at www.colingtonumc.com.

POSTLUDE                                        “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”                                      Doris Akers

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WE WORSHIP GOD WITH OUR:

PRAYERS

Please keep the pastor updated on their status by phone or e-mail or website.

Charlotte Beasley- pelvic pain.

Clinton Harward – (Betty Snow’s cousin) – brain bleed

Donna Blankenship- diagnosed with multiple myeloma; possible stem cell replacement

Eric Brown – (Debby’s neighbor) – Stage 4 Prostate cancer – getting treatment.

Gary Thomas- 3 chemo treatments done, 3 to go.  (Pam’s husband)

George Kendall- cancer treatment and upcoming surgery

Ida Mae Beasley – home from Duke MC and resting comfortably.

Marvin Via – fell in his garage; home from hospital

Nancy Bond – PTL Recovering at home.

Paige Green- (Temple’s friend)-home

Randy Exum – (Lettie’s cousin) - CoVid

Robert Hendricks – in rehab

Ron Baxter- back pain

Congrats to Ronda and Rob Robinson. They have a new grandson- Emmet Montgomery.

Sara Seto White- (Charlotte Beasley’s granddaughter) Undiagnosed joint pain. Drs. appointment pending.

Zac Peden and his mom Jennifer- Zac has leukemia. He is well enough to be home briefly before going to Duke for bone marrow transplant.

People dealing with addictions and their families

Long term prayers are at:

www.colingtonumc.com under Prayer Ministry

 

SERVICE

These opportunities to serve as the Body of Christ are available.

Tuesday - 9 am - Prayer Group via ZOOM.

     -6 pm “Tuesday Evening at the Beach” (weather permitting). Ocean Bay Blvd. beach access in KDH.

Wednesday 4 p.m. - Bible study resumes via ZOOM – Romans 10

COMING UP

Tues., Sept. 29 – 4 p.m. – Ruthie’s Kitchen – details to follow

Sat., Oct. 17 – 1 p.m. – Charge Conference meeting via ZOOM. You will receive a link via

Constant Contact.

Next Sunday - 9:30 am – Weather permitting, worship service will be held outside in front of the church and streamed online at “Facebook LIVE”. Sermons are also on the church website – www.colingtontumc.comWe will begin a new sermon series: “Jeremiah and Our Promise-Keeping God”.

Today’s flowers are in honor of Merinda Dehart’s birthday.

Please email Evelyn Ireland at evelynl.ireland@gmail.com if you would like to dedicate      flowers in honor or in memory of a loved one or for a special occasion.

 

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