Worship

Covid Note: For November 22, we will not have in-person worship services, to comply with state regulations. Whenever Fayette County is not listed as a red county on the preceding Thursday, we plan to  host in-person gatherings. For November 22, please join us via Facebook live feed or Zoom. Our Zoom gatherings meet at 10:30 am and 8:30 pm on Sunday. (To avoid problems, we do not post Zoom links publicly. Please email Teddy Ray at teddy@1stumc.org if you would like a Zoom link.)

When permitted, we are currently hosting two in-person masked and distanced worship services –– at 9:00 am and 11:00 am at 2060 Regency Rd. Childcare for nursery through pre-K is available. To ensure planning for everyone’s safety, we are requiring all participants to register in advance. See our event registrations here.

We also are live streaming through our Facebook Page at 11:00 am each Sunday.

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Worship Resources for This Week

Resources for the week of Sunday, November 22, 2020

Gathering

 
Call to Worship
 
Leader: This is the day the Lord has made.
People: We will rejoice and be glad in it.
 
Prayer
 
What do you have to give thanks for this week?
Who or what would you like prayer for this week?
 
 
Come Thou Fount [link]
 
In Christ Alone [link]
 
 
Children’s message [link]

 

Word

Psalm 100
  • For singing [Seedbed psalter]
  • For call and response

Shout out with joy unto the Lord;

Let all the earth now sing!

Come worship; serve with gladness and

Your songs before Him bring.

 

Know that the Lord Himself is God,

He made us—not ourselves.

We are His people and His sheep,

His pasture’s where we dwell.

 

Enter His gates with thanks-giving;

Into His courts with praise.

Give thanks to Him and bless His name,

His praises sing always.

 

The Lord is good; His steadfast love

Endures forevermore.

His faithfulness from age to age

Continues ever sure.

 
 
 
Prayer of Illumination
 
Lord, open our hearts and minds
  by the power of your Holy Spirit,
that, as the Scriptures are read
  and your Word proclaimed,
we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.
 
 
 
 
Scripture Reading – Matthew 25:31-46

 

The Sheep and the Goats

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

 

 
 
Sermon [link]
 

Response

Response conversation
 

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