12th Sunday after Pentecost
August 23, 2020
Pastor: Ralph Wrightstone Bulletin . Insert . Photos Music Director: Travis Oaks
The lectionary scripture in Matthew this week has Jesus asking: "Who Do You Say that I Am?". There are many hymns that provide answers for this: "He is Lord", "His Name is Wonderful", "Jesus, Savior, Lord", "How Majestic is Your Name", noting that He is a "God of Many Names". This service offers some of these for you...others can be found on the Resource page. Click on the "Bethel United Methodist Church" script above
for links to some Resource material for this service.
We are also having a service at 11:00 this morning in Bethel's sanctuary. An insert to the bulletin, provided by a link above, presents Bethel UMC's policy regarding these gatherings during the time of COVID-19 restrictions.
For those unable to attend the services at the church, a new service will be available here online before 10:00 am each Sunday morning, using the same program as the on-site service. So you may "gather" here 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 this online 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 08/23/20 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. We hope that you will fully participate in the service provided here, taking the time to raise your voice or read along with the hymns and responses, and listening to the recorded messages and songs that have been prepared for you. Realize that, though not meeting face-to-face, you are virtually gathering with many others for this time of worship, celebration and spiritual refreshment.
Thank you for coming. Our prayer will be that we will soon all gather again for worship in Bethel's Sanctuary, but intil then we'll be here for you on Sunday morning.
- . Verse - Prelude/Processional - "Sing Alleluia to the Lord"
During normal times...acolytes would bring light to the candles on the altar, followed by the pastor and other worship leaders...today, it simply provides an opening for this time of Worship.
- . Slides - Welcome and Announcements
- Opening Hymn
. Verse - "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" (UMH 133)
This week we have provided two extra hymns that help us respond to the question: "Who Do You Say that I Am?". (Let us know if you have a favorite hymn that you would like to share on one of these "Ordinary" Sundays.)
. Verse - "He is Lord" (UMH 177)
. Verse - "How Majestic is Your Name" (TFWS 2023)
- . Slides - Call to Worship, Apostle's Creed and Gloria Patria
(Listen for Lexie)
- - OT Scripture Reading: Psalm 124
......consider following along with a favored translation of your own.
- - Youth Message: "What's in a Name?" (06:21)
- Special Music
- "It's My Desire to Live for Jesus" (sung by Travis at last Sunday's Church Service)
- . Slides - Pastor's Thoughts, Prayers and Lord's Prayer (13:26)
- - Message: "Overview of the Book of Revelation (Chpt. 6)" (09:12)
......you may like to follow along with the scripture reading in your own Bible.
......you can find earlier messages in this series on the Sermon Page
- Closing Hymn:
. Verse - "His Name is Wonderful" (UMH 174)
- Closing Chorus & Benediction:
. Verse - "Bind Us Together"
Please let us know of any problems you have with or suggestions about this site by sending an email to "email@example.com". 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