Aren’t Rocks Supposed to Sink?

HFUMC/MUMC
Aug 9, 2020
Matthew 14:22-33

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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.

Praise:

Jesus Chris Tomlinhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEbQswNB6Wc

I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Mehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evkHX_BTUzA

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Children’s Church —https://sermons4kids.com/walk_on_water.htm

Prayer:

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

Offering:

Take this time to exercise the privilege of sharing in the work of God by giving your tithe to the church.  You have options:


US Mail:
First United Methodist Church of Herkimer
PO Box 88
127 N. Prospect Street
Herkimer, NY 13350.   

or

Morning Star United Methodist Church
36 Second Street
Ilion, NY  13357

or

Online Giving for Herkimer FUMC (safe and secure)
You can use this link or download the Tithe.ly app from the app store
https://tithe.ly/give?c=1695306

 

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

Benediction: 

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.

Which Miracle is Greater?

HFUMC/MUMC
Aug 2, 2020
Matthew 14:13-21

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Call to Worship:

Only the hungry search for bread.
Only the thirsty look for water.
This is a place for those who are hungry and thirsty in spirit.

Only those who ache for meaning will pursue it.
Only those who yearn for a deeper life will seek it.
This is a place for those who ache and yearn for something more.

So let us come here today with our hunger and thirst,
our unsatisfied longings, our heart-felt yearnings,
and let the God of life satisfy our souls.
~ by Ann Siddall

Praise:

Revelation Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FrhDJa3XCM

Our God https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU4yv1ijhp4

If you have children please share this – if you do not, navigate to the prayer section below.

Children’s Church — https://sermons4kids.com/feeding_5000.htm

Prayer:

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 14:13-21 —https://youtu.be/tyCZLMYUciE

Hymn:  Love Divine, All Loves Excelling –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmzCF6Gg9Mw

Offering:

Take this time to exercise the privilege of sharing in the work of God by giving your tithe to the church.  You have options:


US Mail:
First United Methodist Church of Herkimer
PO Box 88
127 N. Prospect Street
Herkimer, NY 13350.   

or

Morning Star United Methodist Church
36 Second Street
Ilion, NY  13357

or

Online Giving for Herkimer FUMC (safe and secure)
You can use this link or download the Tithe.ly app from the app store
https://tithe.ly/give?c=1695306

 

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:

Gracious God, we bring our gifts to your altar, asking you to dedicate them to do the work of love and compassion in the world. We learned from Jesus, who had compassion on the crowds who gathered to hear him teach, that putting what we have in the hands of Jesus can bring abundance. Multiply these gifts with the love in which they are offered, that they might bring hope to those in need and might glorify and celebrate your love for all your children. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen.

Hymn:  Tell me the Stories Of Jesus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrrS9Nwwzy0

Benediction: 

The Spirit sends us forth to serve. Go in peace, knowing that God will always be by your side in all that you do. Go in love, offering healing and hope to others. Go in joy, that others may be lifted and inspired in service. 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.

All Mixed Up!

HFUMC/MUMC
July 26, 2020
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

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Call to Worship:

Lord of mustard seeds and yeast, we come to you this day, seeking your Word and will for us. Make us people who care deeply about the well-being of others. Give us courage to be yeast for the rising of hope and peace throughout the world. Open our hearts to your redeeming love, for we ask this in Christ’s Name. AMEN.

Praise:

Seek Ye First — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsBpM9IcBts

All in All https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLilYpRAuU4

If you have children please share this – if you do not, navigate to the prayer section below.

Children’s Church — https://sermons4kids.com/mustard_seed_faith.htm

Prayer:

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 13:31-33, 44-52 — https://youtu.be/lHK2zG2lHeE

Hymn:  Come Ye Thankful People Come — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sth3hnQcHpo

Offering:

Take this time to exercise the privilege of sharing in the work of God by giving your tithe to the church.  You have options:


US Mail:
First United Methodist Church of Herkimer
PO Box 88
127 N. Prospect Street
Herkimer, NY 13350.   

or

Morning Star United Methodist Church
36 Second Street
Ilion, NY  13357

or

Online Giving for HFUMC (safe and secure)
You can use this link or download the Tithe.ly app from the app store
https://tithe.ly/give?c=1695306

 

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:

God of grace and mercy: we offer our gifts to you this day, knowing that is your love and presence that have sustained us through all our difficult days. We know there have been days when fear and anxiety have gotten the better of us, and we have needed the reminder Paul gave in the Epistle to the Romans, “If God is for us, who is against us?” Help us to live as Christ calls us, to share what we have and show love and compassion, as Christ taught us. We boldly pray, in the name of Jesus our Savior and Redeemer. Amen.

Hymn:  Pass it On  — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tadZ8nCLBsI

Benediction:

Keep on studying the Word of God, adding new ingredients to the old.  As you grow and mix with everyone you meet, your influence and God’s kingdom will ooze out of you and the kingdom will grow, grow and grow until God sends his angels to the harvest!

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.

 

 

 

 

Don’t Pull the Weeds!

HFUMC/MUMC
July 19, 2020
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

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Call to Worship:

God of surprises, we come here from the weariness of the week, from various triumphs, from fears and doubts. Open our hearts to receive your surprising message of hope for all people, for we ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.

Praise:

Open The Eyes of my Heart — https://youtu.be/wutmEjdbedE
Lord Of The Dance — https://youtu.be/xdlsqfyxjvc

If you have children please share this – if you do not, navigate to the prayer section below.

Children’s Church:  https://rfour.org/childrensmessage_a_36.html

Prayer:

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 13:24-30, 36-43 — Don’t Pull the Weeds! — https://youtu.be/HPJMQ0Ckoog

Hymn: Rejoice the Lord is King  — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N0iVysrykU

Offering:

Take this time to exercise the privilege of sharing in the work of God by giving your tithe to the church.  You have options:

US Mail:
First United Methodist Church of Herkimer
PO Box 88
Herkimer, NY 13350.   

or

Morning Star United Methodist Church
36 Second Street
Ilion, NY  13357

or

Online Giving for HFUMC (safe and secure)
You can use this link or download the Tithe.ly app from the app store
https://tithe.ly/give?c=1695306

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:

Mighty God, our comfort and our strength: we have been navigating through this pandemic with anxiety and isolation. We have lived in fear of disease, death, and not having enough. Yet, we are here, offering our gifts to the work of your kingdom and reminding ourselves of the glory about to be revealed to us. Remind us that we are your children, that we are your heirs. Remind us that your plan is not bondage or decay but a love that will save us and free us. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen.

Hymn: This is My Father’s World   — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3-C4jp7BNw

Benediction:

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.

 

 

Good to be Dirt (by James Faulks

HFUMC
July 12, 2020
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Pastor Joelle is on vacation this week

 

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Call to Worship:

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in you I trust;
do not let me be put to shame;
do not let my enemies exult over me.
Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame;
let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth, and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all day long.

Praise:

Because He Liveshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw51VmZGCE4

I Can Only Imagine —https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da4fnYIuV9s

Prayer:

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 13:1-9, 18-23 Good to be Dirt — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udVsBqm9fdo&feature=youtu.be

Hymn:  Hymn of Promise — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCwfi8Zv4PE

Offering:

Take this time to exercise the privilege of sharing in the work of God by giving your tithe to the church.  You have options:

US Mail:
First United Methodist Church of Herkimer
PO Box 88
127 N. Prospect Street
Herkimer, NY 13350.   

Online Giving (safe and secure)
You can use this link or download the Tithe.ly app from the app store
https://tithe.ly/give?c=1695306

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:

God of the universe, we come to worship this morning, longing to set our minds on the Holy Spirit, to live with Christ within us.  We have not always made room for Christ in the clutter of our lives.  We have indulged our wants so often that too often the voice of the Spirit is drowned out.  As we dedicate these gifts this morning, may it help us to live more in tune with the Spirit and to use our resources in a way that reflects that Christ is Lord of all our lives.  In his holy name, we pray. Amen.

Hymn:  Open My Eyes, That I May See — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDceaG7kFQA

Benediction:

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Passing of the Peace of God

Take the time to reach out to someone in our congregation and offer them a sign of peace today.

 

 

 

Let Freedom Grow (by David Dudgeon)

HFUMC
July 5, 2020
Romans 7:15-25a
Matthew 11: 25-30

Pastor Joelle is on vacation this week

 

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Call to Worship:

Come, all that are weary, all that are carrying burdens so heavy
Jesus will give us rest
Come, take what Jesus has to offer: love, forgiveness, and grace
Christ will give us peace
Come, find rest, and learn from Jesus
For our Savior will give us rest in our souls
Come, let us worship our God
Let us follow our Savior, who leads us into life.

                                   ~ written by Rev. Mindi, and posted on Rev-o-lution.

Praise:

America the Beautiful —  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2vckon8Ako

Prayer:

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:  Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11: 25-30 — Let Freedom Grow (David Dudgeon) — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAImurFgKpQ&feature=youtu.be

Hymn:  For the Healing of the Nationshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rShbreeIWSo

Offering:

Take this time to exercise the privilege of sharing in the work of God by giving your tithe to the church.  You have options:

US Mail:
First United Methodist Church of Herkimer
PO Box 88
Herkimer, NY 13350.   

Online Giving (safe and secure)
You can use this link or download the Tithe.ly app from the app store
https://tithe.ly/give?c=1695306

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:

God of wisdom and all good gifts: We bring our tithes and offerings to your altar, remembering that, like Abraham, you have blessed us to be a blessing to others. Remind us this morning that the gift of freedom that comes to Christ is also a gift not to be kept but to be shared. Even as the world asserts that freedom is a ticket to “go our own way,” you made us free to be part of Christ’s body in the world, connected and interdependent. May the way we live and the way we give reflect that kind of freedom. In Christ’s blessed name, we pray. Amen.

Hymn: Forth in the Name, O Lord https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_g8w-fcemk

Benediction:

As a gentle father,
God has opened his hand
and blessed us with his touch.
God has wiped away our tears
and healed our every hurt.
Let us feel in this place now
the warmth of his embrace.

Passing of the Peace of God

Take the time to reach out to someone in our congregation and offer them a sign of peace today.

 

 

 

 

Seems too Simple!

HFUMC
June 28, 2020
Matthew 10:40-42

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Note:  We will not be celebrating Holy Communion next Sunday
as Pastor Joelle will be on vacation.

Call to Worship:

Bountiful God, we voice our gratitude in prayer and song and the offering of ourselves in dedication to your church. You are saving us from our sins as we trust in Jesus Christ our Savior and worship in the Spirit. Amen

Praise:

We Believehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLpS70QYdXM

God’s Not Deadhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0KTUAi3uiM

Children’s Church:

If you have children please share this – if you do not, navigate to the prayer section below.

Lesson (including crafts, video and children’s sermon):

 

Prayer:

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 10:40-42https://youtu.be/iu1rMz8Z2uo

Hymn: 

Help Us Accept Each Other  — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3MpLcPZMSk

Offering:

Take this time to exercise the privilege of sharing in the work of God by giving your tithe to the church.  You have options:

US Mail:
First United Methodist Church of Herkimer
PO Box 88
Herkimer, NY 13350.   

Online Giving (safe and secure)
You can use this link or download the Tithe.ly app from the app store
https://tithe.ly/give?c=1695306

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:

Gracious God, your hospitality has surrounded us and welcomed us, even when we only grudgingly extended hospitality to sisters and brothers who are also your children. May we grow each day in our willingness to be welcoming disciples, not just to those who look like us, talk like us, or think like us. May our offering this morning be received not just in gratitude for your hospitality, but as our way to extend comfort and welcome to those for whom your love is a mystery. We pray in Christ’s holy name. Amen.

Hymn: 

All Praise to Theehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w61J3rrWr18

Benediction:

Sending Hymn:

God be With Youhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuKsy7wbTzQ

Passing of the Peace of God

Take the time to reach out to someone in our congregation and offer them a sign of peace today.

 

 

 

Whom do you fear?

HFUMC
June 21, 2020
Matthew 10:24-39

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We resume worshipping in person today.  So our services are being posted later in the day after our in-person service is taped and uploaded.

Call to Worship:

We are your disciples, Lord. How we want to be like you! We are your servants, Lord. How we want to serve like you! Take our minds: enlighten them. Take our hearts: awaken them. Take our hands: enliven them—not that we might be made great through you, but that you might be made great through us!

Praise:

His Eye is on the Sparrow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku2RUdcku_w

Good Good Fatherhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ak0OoFBw3c

Children’s Church:

If you have children please share this – if you do not, navigate to the prayer section below.

https://rfour.org/childrensmessage_a_31.html

Prayer:

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 10:24-39 — Whom do you fear?  — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEV1xn43hhk&feature=youtu.be

Hymn:  It is Well with My Soul https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHe_qmo3gX4

Offering:

Take this time to exercise the privilege of sharing in the work of God by giving your tithe to the church.  You have options:

US Mail:
First United Methodist Church of Herkimer
PO Box 88
Herkimer, NY 13350.   

Online Giving (safe and secure)
You can use this link or download the Tithe.ly app from the app store
https://tithe.ly/give?c=1695306

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:

Wondrous God of the universe who finds time to whisper your love to us: we come to your altar with grateful hearts. When you speak your love into our quiet moments, it is the most precious gift of all. It is not a gift for us to hold and hide, but to proclaim from the housetops! May the gifts we offer to you this morning proclaim your love loudly to a world that often feels forgotten. We pray this in the name of your son, our Savior and Redeemer. Amen.

Hymn:  Where he Leads Mehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9FqFC0WA-o

Benediction:

Be not dismayed, whatever befalls you. You are more valuable than sparrows, and not one of them falls to the ground without the Lord knowing. Do not fear, nor be afraid. Only acknowledge the Christ in word and deed, and you will find yourself in the presence of God.

Sending Hymn: God be With Youhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuKsy7wbTzQ

Passing of the Peace of God

Take the time to reach out to someone in our congregation and offer them a sign of peace today.

 

 

 

 

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NOTE:  Next week we will begin to worship in our building once again.  I will still put the service on this platform for those not able or ready to join us, but it will be posted after it is taped during regular service later in the day. 

The dial-in audio posting for the sermon will also continue — the phone number for that is 315-203-5155 for those who do not have internet.

Gathering Prayer:

Lord, open our hearts this day to receive your word for us. Give us courage and hope. AMEN.

Praise:

Great are you Lordhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jCnAAeEJSQ

The Goodness of God https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfvKUfd8naY

Children’s Church:

If you have children please share this – if you do not, navigate to the prayer section below.

https://rfour.org/childrensmessage_a_30.html

Prayer:

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/MessageMatthew 9:35-10:23 — https://youtu.be/1eMFvcZfPwQ

HymnWe are all one in Missionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWV3pkrrQJE

Offering

Take this time to exercise the privilege of sharing in the work of God by giving your tithe to the church.  You have options:

US Mail:
First United Methodist Church of Herkimer
PO Box 88
Herkimer, NY 13350.   

New — Online Giving (safe and secure)
You can use this link or download the Tithe.ly app from the app store
https://tithe.ly/give?c=1695306

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:

Holy God, we marvel at your love for all your creation. When Jesus saw the crowds that gathered, he had compassion on them, and his ministry and the church that bears his name must always remember we were born out of compassion. We offer our gifts to continue the work of compassion, but more than this, we offer ourselves, as he also commanded us to “Go!” In his holy name, we pray. Amen.

Hymn Will you Come and Follow Mehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HNr1fdAbi0

Benediction:

When you leave this place, go with confidence in God’s gracious love and mercy. Go, ready to proclaim the good news and serve our Lord by caring for others. AMEN

Passing of the Peace of God:

Take the time to reach out to someone in our congregation and the community and offer them a sign of peace and love today.

 

 

 

Playing the Authority Card

HFUMC
June 7, 2020
Matthew 28:16-20

Follow along in this service by clicking
on the links for music, message, etc.,
coming back to the service
after each.

NOTE:  Communion will be celebrated in this service,
with special permission during these difficult
circumstances from the Bishop and District Superintendent.
If you plan to participate, please set your table before you
begin.  Maybe put out a special tablecloth, some candles.
A plate with your bread and cups for the juice.
Perhaps add some flowers or something special that
is meaningful for you.    If you don’t have juice and bread,
substitute what you do have.  It does not matter so much
what you use, but the symbol that it represents.  The
elements are considered an outward sign of an inward grace.
God comes to us in the communion, not us to God.  God is
with us even when we are separate from each other.

Call to Worship:

Lord, we come to celebrate the great good news of your love. Let this love be wrapped in justice and peace for all. AMEN.

Praise:

Peace be Still – Lauren Daigle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBzg4B3_yS8

Here I am Lordhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJNiRC8y4bg

Children’s ChurchIf you have children please share this – if you do not, just skip past this.

Video lesson: https://youtu.be/wEBxxB8mNKU

 

Prayer/Scripture/Message/Communion:  — Playing the Authority Card https://youtu.be/mj9qRL2GMOY

Hymn: I Love to Tell the Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uU0x7yr7Jo

Offering:

Take this time to exercise the privilege of sharing in the work of God by giving your tithe to the church.  You have options:

US Mail:
First United Methodist Church of Herkimer
PO Box 88
Herkimer, NY 13350.   

New — Online Giving (safe and secure)
You can use this link or download the Tithe.ly app from the app store
https://tithe.ly/give?c=1695306

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.

Closing Hymn:  We’ve a Story to tell to the Nations —  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEEFymk84nw

Sending: Blessify – The Great Commissionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fLCFjj4iBw

Passing of the Peace of God
Take the time to reach out to someone in our congregation and offer them a sign of peace today.