Bulletin 9/27/20

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                   Patsy Rush

“Alleluia, Sing to Jesus” arranged by Sharon Wilson

OPENING PRAYER                            

PROCLAMATION AND RESPONSE

FIRST LESSON                                                                                  Jeremiah 29:1, 4 -13

1These are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the remaining elders among the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.

4 Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5 Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce. 6 Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. 7 But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. 8 For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let the prophets and the diviners who are among you deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams that they dream, 9 for it is a lie that they are prophesying to you in my name; I did not send them, says the Lord.

10 For thus says the Lord: Only when Babylon’s seventy years are completed will I visit you, and I will fulfill to you my promise and bring you back to this place. 11 For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. 12 Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. 13 When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart,

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

PSALM 137:1-4

1 By the rivers of Babylon—
there we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion.
2 On the willows there we hung up our harps.
3 For there our captors asked us for songs,
and our tormentors asked for mirth, saying,
“Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

4 How could we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?

 

SECOND LESSON                            Romans 8:28, 38-39

38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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

GOSPEL LESSON                                                           Mark 8:34-38

35 As he approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36 When he heard a crowd going by, he asked what was happening. 37 They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” 38 Then he shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 Those who were in front sternly ordered him to be quiet; but he shouted even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40 Jesus stood still and ordered the man to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, 41 “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me see again.” 42 Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has saved you.” 43 Immediately he regained his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, praised God.

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

SERMON                “Disciples Make the Best of Babylon”                       Rev. Teresa Holloway

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                 “Lead Me Lord”

Lead me Lord, lead me in thy righteousness; make thy way plain before my face.

Lead me Lord, lead me in thy righteousness; make thy way plain before my face.

For it is thou Lord, thou Lord only, that makest me dwell in safety.

For it is thou Lord, thou Lord only, that makest me dwell in safety.

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                “Christ, We Do All Adore Thee” Theodore Dubois

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WE WORSHIP GOD WITH OUR: PRAYERS

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

Diana Dillard – frozen shoulder

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

Glenn Baxter’s nursing home has CoVid-19

Ida Mae Beasley – went to OBX ED, then Duke MC

Jeff Dillard – pancreatic cancer

Marilyn Hinson - Alzheimers

Paige Green- (Temple’s friend)

Robert Hendricks – in rehab

Ron Baxter- back pain

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

Wayne and Carole Keith – (Teresa Holloway’s cousins) CoVid19

Zac Peden and his mom Jennifer- Zac had a bone marrow transplant last week.

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 via ZOOM – Romans 11

COMING UP

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

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.com.”.

Today’s flowers are in memory of Arnette Smith from two of her friends.

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.

YARD SALE RESULTS! We have the hardest-working, most generous, most patient, bestest folks anywhere! Yard Sale #2 not only made an addition $1,000 (pretty good considering most things were sold for $1.00/grocery sack! We also saved a ton of stuff from going to the dump! Lettie Baxter worked tirelessly with lots of helpers! THANK YOU ALL!!!

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