March 29, 2020
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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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.
To be clear, we are NOT meeting in person next Sunday. In fact, the latest word from our Bishop is that we are still restricted from having any in-person gatherings through Easter. This restriction will be re-evaluated at that time, based on what is happening in our communities and our world. Using Zoom as an audio and video conferencing tool is simply a way for us to gather together electronically and to maintain our connection the best we can in trying times. Bless you all.
Call to Worship
Christ came to be our King.
We have come to be Christ’s people.
The King of Kings calls us to follow.
We have come to follow him.
Christ is our King.
And we are his people.
Here we are, Lord!
We come to you this morning, praising your faithfulness, giving thanks for your mercy, seeking your joy.
Thank you for creating us and giving us life and breath today. Thank you for your son Jesus Christ, our Savior and for the Holy Spirit whose presence among us unites us as your people. Fill us with your peace today.
Have you considered reaching out to someone in your church family or beyond by telephone? Have you sent a text or an email as a way to connect? We can still show friendship during this time of being apart!
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.
It's time now for our fifth message in our series "View from the Pew" and we're discovering what it means to deny Christ. Our gospel text is Matthew 26:69-75. (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:
In My Life, Lord (Be Glorified)
The Servant Song
God Be with You Till We Meet Again
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!