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 Tryon United Methodist Church

11:00 AM Worship                  Ninth Sunday after Pentecost                         August 2, 2020

Let the first note of music be the signal for that reverent silence which is the beginning of worship.

 

PRELUDE…...……………………...…...……Thaxted……………………..……………….Barbara Tilly, flute

 

CHIMING OF THE HOUR...……………...………………………………………..…………….....Pam McNeil

 

WELCOME………………………………………………………………………………...….………...Jim Holly

 

CALL TO WORSHIP AND OPENING PRAYER.……………...………………………………...…...Jim Holly

In our darkest hours, God’s light continues to shine.  In our weariest moments, God’s strength is enough.  In our times of greatest isolation, God’s presence is always near.  All who are weary, come and receive the strength, grace and love of Christ.

 

Merciful God, pour out your power and strength on us.  Grant us the nourishment we need to receive your word.  May your presence fill our lives and carry us forth, preparing us to be your people and equipping us to do your work in the world.  In your holy name we pray.  Amen.

The Abingdon Worship Annual, 2020

 

HYMN…………………………….……Spirit of the Living God (393)…………………………..Pam McNeil

 

Spirit of the living God, fall a-fresh on me.

Spirit of the living God, fall a-fresh on me.

Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.

Spirit of the living God, fall a-fresh on me.

 

PSALTER………………..….Psalm 104:1-13 (pg. 826-827 in Hymnal)..……………………Lynn Montgomery

Bless the Lord, O my Soul!

O Lord my God, you are very great!

You are clothed with honor and majesty, and cover yourself with light as with a garment;

you have stretched out the heavens like a tent, and have laid the beams of your chambers on the waters;

you make the clouds your chariot, and ride on the wings of the wind;

you make the winds your messengers, fire and flame your ministers.

You set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be shaken.

You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.

At your rebuke they fled;

at the sound of your thunder they took to flight.

They rose up to the mountains, ran down to the valleys, to the place which you appointed for them.

You set a bound which they should not pass, so that they might not again cover the earth.

You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills;

they give drink to every beast of the field; the wild asses quench their thirst.

Above the springs the birds of the air have their nests; they sing among the branches.

From your lofty place you water the mountains; with the fruit of your work the earth is satisfied.

 

*Explanation:  Please note that the Apostles’ Creed will include the statement “He descended into hell”.  This sentence is usually omitted, but we will be including it during our sermon series on the Apostles’ Creed in these coming weeks.

 

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH:  Apostles’ Creed - page 881 in hymnal

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic* church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

                                                   (*Reference to holy catholic church means the Universal church of Christ)

 

*GLORIA PATRI …………………..…………………..…...…..……………………………………….…..70

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER (Trespass)

 

SCRIPTURE ……………….............................John 14:15-26 (NRSV)……………..………………….Jim Holly

15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. 17 This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.

18 “I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. 19 In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. 21 They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.” 22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will reveal yourself to us, and not to the world?” 23 Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.

25 “I have said these things to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.

Scripture Reader:  The word of God for the people of God.

People:  Thanks be to God.

MESSAGE..……....…What We Believe:  The Statements in the Apostles’ Creed………………….Jim Holly

I believe in the Holy Spirit 

OFFERTORY

 

OFFERTORY ANTHEM..................................Sweet Sweet Spirit …….………………Tena Greene-Porter, soloist

 

*DOXOLOGY…………..………....….…….……….………………………………..………………..……......94

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS …............................................................................................................Lynn Montgomery

 

*BENEDICTION………………………………………………………………….……………...…..…Jim Holly

As we have received light,

      We go now to bring light to the world.

As we have received God’s blessings,

      We go now to be blessings to others.

Go in peace.  Amen.

     

POSTLUDE……………..……………..…….……Allegro….……..…………......................Pam McNeil, organ

 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The People of Tryon United Methodist Church seek to answer God’s call to be Disciples of Christ.

OUR VISION STATEMENT

As Disciples of Christ we come together as a loving, caring family of faith:

•To share the hope, peace, grace and love of Jesus Christ.

•To worship God and nurture spiritual growth.

•To grow in understanding of the Bible and its revelation of Jesus Christ.

•To serve the needs of our neighbors near and far.

MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH Week of Aug 2-Aug. 8

ALL CHURCH ACTIVITIES ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.

PRAYER LIST - 8/2/20

Juliet Agwanda & Peter & Maggie, Trevor Arrowood, Lisa Baker, Bill Baron, Jeanette Bayshore, James Bell, Bill Benson, Sabine Boots, Terrye Broyhill, Jack Bunn, John Bunn, Wayne Bush, Logan Byrd, Mary Carruth, Dee & Val Clemente’s sister, Caleb Collins, Tracey Conner, Gordon Connolly, Mary Lee Cooper, Rick Covil, Dona Jean Dacey, Rebecca Davis, Darian Duncan, Gail Durham, Family of Bob Estep, Annie Ewing, Roberta Ferguson,  Barbara Fox, David Friddle, Margaret Gilmore, Eric Gorney, Roy Greene, Jane Gregory, Jim Gross, , Fred Haas, Tom & Judy Hall, Joann Hatton, The Hensler Family, Chuck Henry, Colleen Hibbard, Muriel Hicks,  Meredith Hodge, Charles Holly, Martine & John House & family, Jeremiah Huntly, Jewel Hutcherson, Norman James, Maureen Johnson, Phil & Gaye Johnson, Friend of Roberta Johnson, Charlie Jones, Margaret Kell, Keppel’s daughters Betsy & Michelle, Chris Klockziem, Bonnie Lee/Linda Robison, Linda (and caregiver Donna), The Lubaczewski Family, Laura Lynch’s mother, Ann Malazzo, Margaret Ann, David Maynard, The Monterisi Family, William Montgomery, Piedades Morales,  Edith Nelson, Christy O’Neill, Rob Painter, June Palmer, Shirley Palmer, Calvin Parker, Salley Parker, Jack Poole, Erika Potter, Jimmy & Caroline Pouncey and Carter & Chloe, Steve Price, Paul Raines,  Nick Roper, Pat Roshaven, Guy Sayles, Andrew Scoggins, Family & Friends of Jennifer Sheffield, Denise Sills, Eric Sills, Ashley Stanley & Family, Susan Stanley, Eric Stewart’s wife, Paula Storey, Harry Strider, Reba & Lee Sullivan, Susan & James, Richard Tendam, Glen Thompson, The Trzepacz Family, The Uyttenhoven Family, Dr. Todd Walter, Ruth Wardin, Melanie & Vaughn West, Brooks Wheeler, Jodi Whisman, Nora Worthen, Anti-Semitism, Kairos Prison Ministry, Unspoken requests for our families and friends who may need prayer support, Unspoken requests for loved ones with mental health issues, in abusive relationships, caregivers who need help caregiving, physical illnesses, etc. Those travelling to and from work, and traveling short and long distances, For the men & women in our military.

Long Term Prayer Needs Virginia Ambrose, Stu Armstrong, Velma Atkinson, Margaret Ballew, Dick/Toot Baron, Eve Beaumont, John Bogwicz, Graham Boulton, Beth Cochran, Jim Cole, Mary Count, Molly Forrester, Christine Glover, Hazel Griffiths, Pat Hart, Charles Holly, Alice Logue, Becky Magee, Betty Milam, Sherry Palmer, Gloria Schlechter, Whisman family, Yancy Yeatts

TUMC Armed Forces Prayer List: James Henson Jr., Ladd Shepard, Kevin Mott, David House, Harrison Turnage

 

This week, continue to pray for the following people in our world:

WE WILL PROVIDE UPDATES AS WE RECEIVE THEM.

  • All who are currently sick with and fighting COVID-19. 
  • All who have lost loved ones.
  • Those who have experience loss of jobs/financial stress due to current COVID-19 restrictions
  • All of our federal, state and local leaders who have the responsibility to make decisions and coordinate responses to dealing with COVID-19.
  • All the doctors, nurses, emergency services professionals and medical staff.
  • Truck drivers, grocery store, pharmacy and food service workers.
  • Researchers and experts working to produce tests and formulate vaccines.
  • Congregations all over the world as we come to terms with doing church and being church in different ways.

OUR MEMBERSHIP VOWS

On-Line Presence:       Attendance - 7/26/2020 - 11:00 am - 83

Gifts:  Financial Stewardship

Pledges & Offerings                            $   2,305.00

Clara’s Kids                                        $      100.00

TOTAL                                               $   2,405.00

 

Anniversaries:                                                                        Birthdays:

                                                                                    August 3 - Richard Carpenter

                                                                                    August 4 - Kevin McCall

                                                                                    August 7 - Adam Palmer