Tryon United Methodist Church     

 

 

 

Tryon United Methodist Church

11:00 AM Worship                    Sixth Sunday after Pentecost                            July 12, 2020

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

 

PRELUDE…...………………..…...……Bread of the World……………………………….Pam McNeil, organ

 

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

 

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

 

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

You are the Sower, O God, we are the seed.

God’s word is being sown in our lives this day with the promise of new growth.

You are the Lover, O God, we are the beloved.

God’s love blossoms in our lives with beauty greater than the lilies of the field.

You are the Healer, O God, we are the healed.

God’s healing flows through our lives with every beat of our heart.

You are the Potter, O God, we are the clay.

God’s hand fashions us to shine with glory of Christ’s light.

Come!  Let us worship the one who sows us in the fields of love.

Amen.

The Abingdon Worship Annual, 2020

 

HYMN……………………….……Were You There (verses 1 & 5) (288)………………………..Pam McNeil

 

Were you there when they crucified my Lord? (were you there)

Were you there when they crucified my Lord? (were you there)

Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when they crucified my Lord? (were you there)

 

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb? (were you there)

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb? (were you there)

Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb? (were you there)

 

 

PSALTER………………….….Psalm 40:1-11 (pg. 774-775 in Hymnal)..……………………………Jim Holly

 

I waited patiently for the Lord, who inclined to me and heard my cry.

 

The Lord drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog,

set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.

 

The Lord put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.

 

Many will see and be in awe, and put their trust in the Lord.

 

Blessed are those who make the Lord their trust,

who do not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after false gods!

 

O Lord my God, you have multiplied your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;

None can compare with you!

 

Were I to proclaim and tell of them, they would be more than can be numbered.

 

Sacrifice and offering you do not desire; but you have given me an open ear.

 

Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.

 

Then I said, “Lo, I come; in the roll of the book it is written of me;

I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”

 

I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation;

 

lo, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord.

 

I have not hid your saving help within my heart, I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation.

 

I have not concealed your steadfast love and faithfulness from the great congregation.

 

O Lord, do not withhold your mercy from me,

 

let your steadfast love and faithfulness ever preserve me!

 

 

*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 …..........Matthew 27: 1-2, 11-14, 20-24, 33-35, 50, 54, 57-61 (NRSV)….…..Rev. Lynnette Sills

 

1. When the morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people conferred together against Jesus in order to bring about his death.

2. They bound him, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate the governor.

 

11. Now Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?”  Jesus said, “You say so.”

12. But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he did not answer. 

13. Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many accusations they make against you?”

14. But he agave him no answer, not even a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.

 

20.  Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus killed. 

21. The governor again said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” And they said “Barabbas.”

22. Pilate said to them, “Then what should I do with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” All of them said, “Let him be crucified!”

23. Then he asked, “Why, what evil has he done?”  But they shouted all the more, “Let him be crucified.”

24. So when Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took some water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, I am innocent of this man’s blood; see to it yourselves.” 

 

33. And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull),

34. they offered him wine to drink, mixed with gall; but when he tasted it, he would not drink it.

35. And when they had crucified him, they divided his clothes among themselves by casting lots;

 

50. Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice and breathed his last. 

 

54. Now when the centurion and those with him, who were keeping watch over Jesus saw the earthquake and what took place, they were terrified and said, “Truly this man was God’s Son!”

 

57. When it was evening there came a rich man from Arimathea named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus. 

58. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. 

59. So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth

60. and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock.  He then rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and went away.

61. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.

 

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……….Rev. Lynnette Sills

                                Suffered Under Pontius Pilate, Was Crucified, Dead and Buried

OFFERTORY

 

OFFERTORY ANTHEM.......................................Blessed Redeemer ………………………….Pam Justice, soloist

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

God’s word is a lamp unto our feet.

      Christ’s teachings are a light to our path.

May God’s word take root in our lives

      May Christ’s love nourish us like sunshine and spring.

God’s word is a lamp unto our feet.

      Christ’s teachings are a light to our path.

      May we follow that path in peace.  Amen.

 

POSTLUDE……………..…………………Passacaglia……….……..…...........................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 July 12-July 18

 

ALL CHURCH ACTIVITIES ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.

WE WILL PROVIDE UPDATES AS WE RECEIVE THEM.

OUR MEMBERSHIP VOWS

On-Line Presence:       Attendance - 7/5/2020 - 11:00 am - 84

Gifts:  Financial Stewardship

Pledges & Offerings                            $   3,622.00

Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry                      $      250.00

Memorials                                           $      200.00

Exterior Renovations                          $      600.00

Clara’s Kids                                        $        40.00

TOTAL                                               $   4,712.00

 

Anniversaries:                                                                        Birthdays:

July 18 - Mark & Carol McCall                                  July 15 - Everette Ezra Palmer

                                                                                    July 18 - Alice Logue

PRAYER LIST - 7/12/20

Juliet Agwanda & Peter, Trevor Arrowood, Lisa Baker, Jean Ball, Bill Baron, Jeanette Bayshore, James Bell, Bill Benson, Sabine Boots, Terrye Broyhill, Jack Bunn, John Bunn, Wayne Bush, Logan Byrd, Dee & Val Clemente’s sister, Caleb Collins, Tracey Conner, Gordon Connolly, Dona Jean Dacey, Rebecca Davis, Darian Duncan, Gail Durham, Family of Bob Estep, Annie Ewing, David Friddle, Margaret Gilmore, Eric Gorney, Roy Greene, Jane Gregory, Jim Gross, , Fred Haas, Tom & Judy Hall, Joann Hatton, 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), Laura Lynch’s mother, Ann Malazzo, Margaret Ann, David Maynard, William Montgomery, Piedades Morales,  Edith Nelson, Christy O’Neill, Rob Painter, June Palmer, Shirley Palmer, Calvin Parker, Salley Parker, Larry Payne, Jack Poole, Erika Potter, Jimmy & Caroline Pouncey and Carter & Chloe, Steve Price, Jane Priddy, 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, Family of Larry Swartz, Susan & James, Richard Tendam, Glen Thompson, Family of Eric Turner, 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

 

  • 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.