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March 22, 2020


Welcome to on-line, at-home worship. During this cold and flu season and as concern of a possible pandemic grows, Melrose Chapel United Methodist Church will work to provide worship opportunities that will encourage health and wellness for all people.


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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

Throughout the ages, Christians have gathered each week to worship God together.  We gather in Spirit now.

We gather to sing, to pray and to rejoice.

We gather to ask God for healing for our brokenness.

We gather to help each other through hard times, and celebrate in the good times.

We gather to learn and study and discuss God’s holy word.

We gather to learn how to tell others about this place, about our God, and about the wonderful things God does in our lives.

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessings.

Let us sing praise to our Lord, the almighty King of creation.

Opening Prayer


God of all, you love each one of us and you grieve the way we hurt one another. Forgive us. Forgive us for our narrowness and prejudice, our quick tempers and stingy grace, our attention to the faults of others and blindness to our own. Help us be the people you created us to be.  Help us live together in peace, loving and caring for one another as you love and care for us all. We ask it in Christ’s name. Amen.

Joys & Concerns


1. Prepare yourself for prayer by thinking through those who need your prayer focus and think about your own joys and concerns.

2. Sit with God and allow God into your mind and begin silently speaking your desires, hopes, and dreams.

3. Consider ending 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, For ever 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


Obviously there are no plates to pass. Please consider mailing in your gift or plan to add to your giving when you next visit us in person.  Ministries still go on whether we gather for worship or not.


Having said that, it isn't just about how we give, or what we give financially, it's about taking time to contemplate what it means to give more of ourselves to Christ.

Today's Message

We are now in our fourth message in our series "View from the Pew" and we're discovering what cost there is in following Jesus.  Our gospel text is Luke 14:25-33 and Mark 10:17-31. Please forgive my verbal stumbles...


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

  • Lamb of God

  • Thy Word

  • Are Ye Able?


Blessings to all of you!  May we truly follow Jesus as he knows the true and perfect way.  This we ask and seek in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  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!