Welcome to on-line worship! Melrose Chapel United Methodist Church seeks to provide worship opportunities that will encourage connectedness and growth.

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Reflections from the Potter's Wheel

August 16, 2020


Thank you for worshipping remotely with us.  We hope this time will be a blessing to you as we gather to lift our hearts to God in prayer and praise.



  • We have returned to online worship only in accordance with the recommendations of the Adams County Health Department.  Please consult this document for more details.

  • Ministry Menus are due no later than August 23. You can mail them in or drop them off at the church office.

  • If you did not receive your printed newsletter or if you would like to be added to the mailing list, please notify us.

  • Volunteers are still needed for our Sunday evening meals at Horizons. Please contact Linda Wensing or the church office if you can help serve the community in this way.

  • Do you like computers and gadgets? Do you want to support the ministry of Melrose? If so, please consider becoming part of our Tech Team. From graphic design to website management to social media and more, there's a place for you! Training will be provided.

Call to Worship

To take the clay of our lives, and shape disciples
God calls us to the Potter’s House
To receive and mend those who are broken from life experiences
God calls us to the Potter’s House
To love and heal those who are wounded from wars and struggles of every kind
God calls us to the Potter’s House
To shelter all who are outcast and heavily burdened
God calls us to the Potter’s House
Let us open ourselves to God's work of transformation
And worship God together!

Opening Prayer

Creator God, all creation is your handiwork; your touch gives life to all that is. You who shape and form us by the breath of your Spirit and the touch of your grace, you alone are able to call forth from the depths of our being

the beauty of your Spirit in us. May we surrender more deeply to your loving touch, as you fashion and form your heart’s desire in us. This we pray in your Spirit. Amen.

Joys & Concerns

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

For those worshiping remotely, 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 joy, hope, and peace.

Offering Prayer

O God, we recognize that we have been blessed with great abundance. In offering these gifts, may we be strengthened to proclaim your faithfulness this day and always.  We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

August 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am


May we find the spiritual strength to help those who are struggling through this day. Whether a neighbor, relative, stranger or friend, where we see a need, rather than walk away may we stop awhile and share a hand, a listening ear, a smile, a prayer, compassion, love, just as Jesus would do.  We do this in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Chapel Chat

Be sure to join us on Zoom by phone or by video each Wednesday at 6:30 pm.  This is a time of conversation, simply that we might be in connection with one another.  Chapel Chat will be free-form; that is, there will not be a devotional or time of prayer during that time.  


Meeting ID: 878 2675 2751

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Meeting ID: 878 2675 2751


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