Welcome to on-line, at-home worship. Melrose Chapel United Methodist Church seeks to provide worship opportunities that will encourage connectedness and growth during times of separation.

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The Changing Table

May 3, 2020

Welcome & Announcements


Thank you for worshipping remotely with us.  This resource is meant to help the Melrose Chapel family share in worship even though we can't be together in person.  May you be blessed today and always.

Call to Worship

May your love and mercy be upon us today, O Lord.

Cleanse and refresh us from every transgression.

Let your joy and gladness dawn in our spirits,

and the recreating power of your Spirit
 make us new.

Have mercy upon us O God,

and let your Spirit lead us in truth and righteousness.

Opening Prayer

Lord, you continually invite us to look deep within ourselves, to identify the many ways in which we have turned away from you. Again this day we ask that you open our hearts to receive your word of healing and hope, and like David, may we be people after your own heart.  We ask this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.


Friendship Time

Be sure to join us on Zoom at 9:00 am on May 3 as we gather for a time of greeting, friendship, prayer, and reflection.  We will also be observing Holy Communion. Find the link to join at the bottom of this online worship page.  Did you miss that time?  Not to worry!  A recording will be made and placed on this page as well.

Joys & Concerns

What's on your heart today? Do you have worries or concerns?  Do you find things to be thankful for? Whatever is in your heart, God wants to hear it.  Take this time to prayerfully reflect on your needs and those things for which you are thankful.  When you've shared this in prayer and allowed God to sit with you a bit in this time, close your time of prayer with the Lord's Prayer or other words that are upon your heart:


Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, Forever and ever. Amen.

If you have a prayer need that you would like to share, please consider submitting a prayer request here.  Please ensure that you have appropriate permission to submit the need.  If you need to speak with the pastor concerning this request, please indicate that in your request.

Tithes & Offering


Until we return to in-person worship, please consider mailing in your tithes and offerings.  Let us share our gratitude for the grace we have received by giving freely to a world in need of Easter joy.

Offering Prayer

Holy God, bless the gifts we offer you this day, that they may bring hope and new life to a world that so desperately needs your love, your joy, your peace, your redemption, and your hope.  Amen.

Today's Message

Our gospel text is Psalm 51 (If you click the link, it will open up the reading for today and you can read along.)


Consider listening to the following songs/hymns that echo our message for today:

  • To God be the Glory

  • Grace, Greater than Our Sin

  • In Remembrance of Me


Go forth in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  To God be the glory.  Amen!


How has God been speaking to you in the message and the songs?  Continue to open your heart and mind to God's will for you and for Melrose Chapel.  To God be the glory!  


SUNDAY, MAY 3, 9:00 AM