July 12, 2020
6th Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome, Announcements, Offering & Opening Prayer - Pastor Angela
Opening Song - "Hosanna" - Praise Team
Children's Time - Pastor Angela
Pastoral Prayer and Lord's Prayer - Pastor Lauren
Special Music - “What a Beautiful Name” - Jon and Abigail Sarver
Scripture Lesson: John 15:1-17
Sermon: The Vine and the Branches
“What a Friend We Have in Jesus” - UMH 526
1. What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.
2. Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.
3. Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care? Precious Savior, still our refuge; take it to the Lord in prayer. Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer! In his arms he'll take and shield thee; thou wilt find a solace there.
Benediction and Dismissal - Pastor Jonathan
Scripture Lesson: John 15:1-17
"I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.
As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another."
Prayer Concerns - Judy Aho, Martha Archer, Shirley Brown, Gail Brackett, Ginger Caldwell, Day Case, Mike Case, Dixie Cashion, Bobby Cavin, Ruby Cook, Lamont Donaldson, Beth Garner, Doug Honeycutt, Ed Houston, Lilyan Hunter, Arnold Isaacs, Lee Kyle, Jimmy Lassiter, Betty Lentz, Lunda Lovett, Heck McAlister, Mary McAlister, Sandy McCall, John Merrell, Doug Miller, Martha Miller, Jane Molle, Jim Morton, Darrell Murray, Linda Nance, Nancy Neal, Rick Neal, Ann Parker, Dale Readling, Diana Russell, Hailey Schwab, Phyllis Sherrill, Jan Sipe, Jane Smith, Alina Sossamon, Miles Taylor, Pat Westmoreland, Sam Westmoreland, Todd Wissinger
The Sympathy of the Congregation is extended to the family of Lou Harviel, who passed away on July 2nd.