Tryon United Methodist Church   

 

 

 Tryon United Methodist Church

11:00 AM Worship                  Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost                 September 20, 2020

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

 

PRELUDE…...…………………..……....……Give Thanks………………..……………….Pam McNeil, organ

 

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

 

WELCOME………………………………………………………………………………...…Rev. Lynnette Sills

 

CALL TO WORSHIP AND OPENING PRAYER.……………...………………………..…Rev. Lynnette Sills

United in one spirit, we are called to stand strongly.  United in one mind, we are called to live faithfully.  United in one God, we are called to love abundantly.

God, we come to worship you and to serve you.  We come to stand in unity and love.  We come to live faithfully and fully in Christ.  Love through us, living God, in the power of your Holy Spirit and by the grace of your Son, Jesus Christ.  Strengthen our faith that we may respond with trust and hope.  We pray these things in your mighty name.  Amen.

 

The Abingdon Worship Annual, 2020

 

 

HYMN………………………………Jesu, Jesu (Verses 1, 2 & 4) (432)…………………………..Pam McNeil

 

Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love,

Show us how to serve the neighbors we have from you.

Kneels at the feet of his friends,

silently washed their feet,

Master who acts as a slave to them.

 

Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love,

Show us how to serve the neighbors we have from you.

Neighbors are rich and poor,

neighbors are black and white,

neighbors are near and far away

 

Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love,

Show us how to serve the neighbors we have from you.

Loving puts us on our knees,

serving as though we are slaves,

this is the way we should live with you.

 

 

PSALTER…………………………….Psalm 105: 1-11 (pg. 828 in Hymnal)..……….…..……………Jim Holly

 

O give thanks to the Lord, call on God’s name, make known God’s Deeds among the peoples!

 

Sing to the Lord, sing praises!  Tell of all God’s wonderful works!

 

Glory in God’s holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!

 

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek the Lord’s presence continually!

 

Remember the wonderful works God has done, the miracles and judgments God has uttered,

O offspring of Abraham, God’s servant, children of Jacob, God’s chosen ones.

 

The Lord is our God, whose judgments are in all the earth.

 

The Lord is mindful of his everlasting covenant, of the word commanded for a thousand generations,

The covenant made with Abraham, his promise sworn to Isaac,

and confirmed to Jacob as a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant, saying,

 

“To you I will give the land of Canaan as your portion for an inheritance.”

 

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH: Statement of Faith of the United Church of Canada - pg. 883

We are not alone, we live in God’s world.

 

We believe in God:  who has created and is creating, who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others by the Spirit.

 

We trust in God.  We are called to be the church: to celebrate God’s presence, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope.

 

In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us.  We are not alone.  Thanks be to God.  Amen

 

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

 

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

 

 

SCRIPTURE …………….……...........Philippians 1: 21-30 (NRSV)……………….…...……Rev. Lynnette Sills

21 For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain. 22 If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which I prefer. 23 I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better; 24 but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you. 25 Since I am convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in faith, 26 so that I may share abundantly in your boasting in Christ Jesus when I come to you again. 27 Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, 28 and are in no way intimidated by your opponents. For them this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation. And this is God’s doing. 29 For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well— 30 since you are having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

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

People:  Thanks be to God.

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, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

 

MESSAGE..……………………..…..The Boldness of Christian Faith…………………..…Rev. Lynnette Sills

 

OFFERTORY

 

OFFERTORY ANTHEM...................I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me …………Tena-Greene-Porter, soloist

 

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

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS …...........................................................................................................................Jim Holly

*BENEDICTION………………………………………………………………….……...……Rev. Lynnette Sills

 

Let us go forth with the strength of the Holy Spirit.

Let us love with the grace of Jesus Christ.

Let us rejoice in the steadfast love of God..

Go in peace.  Amen

     

POSTLUDE……………..………………….…….Fanfare….……..…………........................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 Sept. 20--Sept. 26

 

ALL CHURCH ACTIVITIES ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.

WE WILL PROVIDE UPDATES AS WE RECEIVE THEM.

  

YOUR MEMBERSHIP VOWS

On-Line Presence:       Attendance - 9/13/2020 - 11:00 am - 79

 

Gifts:  Financial Stewardship

Pledges & Offerings                            $   3,290.00

Albree Trust                                        $ 41,680.63

Clara’s Kids                                        $         15.00

TOTAL                                               $ 44,985.63

 

Anniversaries:                                                                                   

   September 22 - Jim Schrader & Kathleen Edberg