Aug 9, 2020
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Call to Worship:
Lord, we come to you this day, seeking your healing and restoring love. Give us courage to reach out to you in the good and easy times as well as in the times of strain and stress. Open our hearts to receive your message of peace and hope. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. AMEN.
Jesus – Chris Tomlin — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEbQswNB6Wc
I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evkHX_BTUzA
If you have children please share this –
if you do not, navigate to the prayer section below.
Children’s Church —https://sermons4kids.com/walk_on_water.htm
Please take this time to speak out loud the things that have brought you joy and blessing this week. I am sure you have them, but sometimes we have to be reminded to look for them. Thank you Jesus for these things. Then after you have have shared those joys, list your concerns as you would if we were together. Now, let us join together in prayer:
Prayer/Scripture/Message: Matthew 14:22-33 — 2020-08-09_09-13-53.mov
Hymn: Give to the Winds Thy Fears — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYgpoj71LGk
Take this time to exercise the privilege of sharing in the work of God by giving your tithe to the church. You have options:
First United Methodist Church of Herkimer
PO Box 88
127 N. Prospect Street
Herkimer, NY 13350.
Morning Star United Methodist Church
36 Second Street
Ilion, NY 13357
Online Giving for Herkimer FUMC (safe and secure)
You can use this link or download the Tithe.ly app from the app store
During this time the church is especially challenged to meet payroll and pay bills. We are unable to hold our fundraisers -rummage sales, etc. We still count on you to help us meet our commitments. We have folks among us who have reduced income as a result of the COVID-19 guidelines who may not be able to give as they have in the past.
Use this time to brainstorm ideas in how you can reach out tangibly to others to show God’s love to the people around you this week even while living in a self-quarantine state.
Prayer of Dedication:
Forgiving God, the first offering you ask for is the giving of ourselves, loving you and others boldly, refusing to let our fear of the storms around us keep us from taking risks. Forgive us for times when you have called us to leave our places of comfort, and we’ve ignored the call. Forgive us when our giving has not grown beyond our safety zone, but you blessed our gifts and us anyway. For those times when we dared to put our foot outside the boat and then sank up to our knees, thank you for not taking your hand away. For all this, we give thanks in the holy name of Jesus, our Savior. Amen.
Hymn: Precious Lord, Take My Hand — https://youtu.be/0Xz5OQjPUy8
Neither wind or waves can swamp you! Place your trust in God’s mercy and love. Go into the world in peace, confident of God’s presence and love for all creation. AMEN.
Passing of the Peace of God
Let your hearts sing a new song in place of your benediction song. Reach out to someone in our congregation and place a song in their heart by your contact.