March 22, 2020
April 5, 2020
BULLETIN Pastor: Ralph Wrightstone
Welcome (again?) to Bethel UMC's site for online worship. With the continuing restrictions on gathering caused by the coronavirus, this is to fulfill a commitment made to provide a place for congregants to come together "virtually" at 11:00 each Sunday morning for a time of spiritual communion. We have attempted to design it to follow Bethel's common service, providing you opportunities to interactively participate. A new service will be available before 10:00 am each Sunday so you may "gather" for an Early Service at 10:00 or the traditional service at 11:00 ...actually it will be available here at any time all week. We hope that you will find it a refreshing place to come into God's house.
NOTE: Each part of the service consists of an audio file and, for most, a Link to a pdf file of "projection slides". Click on the symbol to play the audio file under a separate browser tab or in a new window. Then select the "Bethel Palm Sunday Service" browser tab or return to this window to open the Link to the "slides". It is best to stop the playing of one Audio segment and close its tab or window before starting another.
Thank you for coming. Our prayer will be that we will soon gather again for worship in Bethel's Sanctuary, but intil then we'll be here for you on Sunday morning.
- . Pre-Worship Slides
. Verse - Prelude/Processional
Acolytes bring light to the candles on the altar, followed by the pastor and other worship leaders.
- . Slides - Welcome and Announcements
- Select a Hymn:
There are many hymns in our song books suitable for Palm Sunday and we've selected one for the Bulletin but here we can offer you several from which to choose, or sing them all. Take your time.
. Verses - Hymn: All Glory Laud and Honor (UMH 280)
. Verses - Hymn: Hosanna Loud Hosanna (UMH 278)
. Verses - Hymn: We Sang Our Glad Hosannas (TFWS 2111)
- - Slides - Call to Worship
. Slides - Apostle's Creed and Gloria Patria
- - OT Scripture: Psalm 118:26-27
......consider following along with a favored translation of your own.
- - Youth Message: Who Makes a King (04:25)
- - Thoughts and Prayers
- The Lord's Prayer (sung by Judy Wrightstone)
......you may wish to reflect upon your own joys, concerns and prayerful petitions at this time
- - Message: Overview of the Book of Colossians (12:39)
......You can find on this site the earlier messages in this series of Overviews of New Testament books.
- - Holy Communion (04:23)
We normally use consecrated crackers and grape juice during the service but you may use other elements for the acts of remembrance as you particpate
- Select a Hymn:
We have chosen a hymn for the worship bulletin but again offer others here for your closing hymn.
. Verses - Hymn: Precious Lord Take My Hand (UMH 474)
. Verses - Hymn: In the Garden (UMH 314)
. Verses - Hymn: Tell Me the Stories of Jesus (UMH 277)
- . Verse - Closing Chorus: Bind Us Together
Please let us know of any problems you have with or suggestions about this site by sending an email to "firstname.lastname@example.org". If you have any announcements or prayer concerns you would like included next week you may contact Pastor Ralph Wrightstone directly at: 850-591-9785