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Tryon United Methodist Church

11:00 AM Worship                    Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost                  September 12, 2021

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

PRELUDE…………...…………………………..….................................Largo………….…...…..…......……..................................Pam McNeil, organ

 

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

 

CALL TO WORSHIP ………………………………..………...……………………..……….............................................................Rev. Lynnette Sills

We have come together to worship God.

We have come to forsake our foolish ways.

May your wisdom guide us.

May your wisdom impart holy knowledge to save us.

Let us worship in spirit and in truth.

Let us be open to the lessons we have to learn.

 

 

GREETING AND OPENING PRAYER ………………………………….……………...........................................................….......Rev. Lynnette Sills

Eternal God, the heavens declare your glory, even as Wisdom proclaims your precepts to all people.  Set our minds on the things

that are above rather than things that are below; that when the journey becomes hard, we may have the courage to follow you to

the end. Be with us in our time of need,that we may be found faithful when Wisdom comes to call.  Amen.

 

*HYMN……………………..………..….........................................Open My Eyes, That I May See…………………………….….......................454

 

*PSALTER………………………............................................Psalm 19: 7-14 (pg. 751 in the Hymnal)……………........….…......................Jim Holly

 

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul;

 

the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;

 

the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;

 

the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;

 

the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever;

 

the ordinances of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.

 

More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold;

 

sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.

 

Moreover by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

 

But who can understand one’s own errors?  Clear me from hidden faults.

 

Also keep your servant from the insolent; let them not have dominion over me!

 

Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight,

O lord, my rock and my redeemer.

 

*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; 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)

 

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

Glory be to the Father

And to the Son and to the Holy Ghost

As it was in the beginning,

Is now, and ever shall be,

World without end. Amen. Amen.

                                                                                                                    

 

 

 

SPECIAL MUSIC……..…............................................................Simple Gifts …………..…..…….……….…......................Pam McNeil, organ

 

 

 

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

 


 

 

PRAYER LIST - 9/12/2021

Juliet Agwanda & Peter & Maggie, Family of Amanda, Shirley Arledge, Lisa Baker, Bill Baron, Fred & Carolyn Beiers, Clara Biswas and family, Alan Blanchard, Marianne Blanchard & Susan and Andy Durvall, Christian Hardigree Brown, Terrye Broyhill, John Bunn, Ansley Campbell’s grandmother, Rick Campbell, Family of Kris Conrad, Leslie & Boyd Correll, Rick Covil, Pat Cowan, Judy Cruse, Dona Jean Dacey, Rebecca Davis, Darian Duncan, Gail Durham, Family of Christy Fine, Kin Fine, Sandra Forney, Barbara Fox, Phil & Joyce Goree, Cheryl Greene, Deb & Ron Harrison, Sherri Hause, Debbie & Larry Hedgepath and family, Family of Elliot Hodges, Pat Hoffman, Jim Holly’s niece, Holly, Chuck Hull, Charlie Hunnicutt, Tina Hurlburt, Jewel Hutcherson, Phil & Gaye Johnson, The Justus Family, Charlie Jones,  Tom & Margaret Kell, Bonnie Lee/Linda Robison,  Family of Scott Lunsford, Charlie Magee, Bill & Becky McCall, Miriam & Denis McClure, Holly McKee, Michelle & Chuck, Lizzie Kelly-Montgomery, Erin Moore,  Bob & Jo Oliver, Christy O’Neill, Everette Palmer, Francis Palmer, June Palmer, Salley Parker, Wallace Patrick, Wanda Campbell Price, Mike Revis, Jim Schrader, Julie Settle, Family of Kyle Settle, Family of Randy Settle, Adam Sherman, Family of Rita Smith, Ashley Stanley & Family, Mike Stephens, Paula Storey, Annalise Strasel, Richard Tendam, Brooks Wheeler, Kim Whisman, Nora Worthen, Kairos Prison Ministry, For the people of Haiti dealing with the earthquake, The people of Haywood County, The victims of Hurricane Ida, 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.,

Long Term Prayer Needs Virginia Ambrose, Velma Atkinson, John Bogwicz, Graham Boulton, Beth Cochran, Mary Count, Chuck & Virginia Davis, Molly Forrester, Christine Glover, Pat Hart, Charles Holly, Linda James, Alice Logue, Betty Milam, Sherry Palmer, Erika Potter

TUMC Armed Forces Prayer List: James Henson Jr., Ladd Shepard, Kevin Mott, 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.

·         All Teachers and school personnel returning to work for this school year as well as students returning to actual and virtual classroom settings.

 

 

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 and ever.
Amen.


SCRIPTURE ……………......………….…...............................Mark 8: 27-38 (NRSV)…….................................….......................Rev. Lynnette Sills

 

27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples,

“Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still

others, one of the prophets.” 29 He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are

the Messiah.”  30 And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.

 

31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders,

the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 He said all this quite openly.

And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter

and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”

 

34 He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny

themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those

who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. 36 For what will it profit them to gain

the whole world and forfeit their life? 37 Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? 38 Those who are

ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be

ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

 

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

People:  Thanks be to God.

 

 

MESSAGE..……………………………….............................“Receiving the Divine”......................................................................Rev. Lynnette Sills

                                                                                     Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 

 

*HYMN…………………….……….....................…...Precious Lord, Take My Hand…………………..…..….………......................................…474

 

 

 

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

 

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God all creatures here below;

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Praise God the source of all our gifts!

Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts!

Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

 

 

 

 

WELCOME “NEW” MEMBERS:  Jim and Charlotte Holly

 

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

 

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

As we go forth, may the words of our mouths be acceptable and true.

May the meditations of our hearts be loving and pure.

As we leave this place, may the actions of our lives be compassionate and just.

May the stirrings of our hearts be guided by God’s thoughts and wisdom.

Go in peace.  Amen.

 

 

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

 

*Please stand as you are able

 

 

 

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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.

 

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MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH     Week of Sep. 12 - Sep. 18

 

OUR MEMBERSHIP VOWS

Attendance - 9/5/2021 - 11:00 am -        Sanctuary:         28

                                                                        On-Line:   76

                                                                Total:               103

 

Gifts:  Financial Stewardship                                   9/5/2021

Pledges & Offerings                                        $       5,055.00

Flood Relief                                                                 250.00

Missions                                                                        15.00

Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry                                      5.00

TOTAL                                                              $      5,325.00           

 

Actual Budget Expenditures Jan. 1 - Aug. 31, 2021: $112,247.53

Received Jan. 1 - Aug. 31, 2021: $114,737.56

2021 Annual Budget: $199,815

 

 

 

Audio and Video Technical Team:  Bob &  Lynn Montgomery

Ushers:  Tom Kell & Jane Armstrong

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Anniversaries:                                                                                    Birthdays:

                                                                                                   September 14 - Pat Turner

                                                                                                   September 16 - Pam Monterisi