for the 16th Week After Pentecost
September 20, 2020

Sources of Information for Today's Online Service
This page has links to information used or encountered in preparing this online service.

Rosh HaShana
Tallahassee Democrat - 09/19/20 Article
A History of Rosh Hashanah
What is Rosh HaShanah?
8 Things to Know about Rosh Hashanah
Rosh HaShanah and the Feast of Trumpets
What Is the Feast of Trumpets?
A History of Yom Kippur
What is a Shofar?
Shofar Calls (from a Wikipedia article)
What Makes a Shofar "Kosher"?
and some more detailed articles from Wikipedia
Rosh Hashanah (PDF, WWW)
Yom Kippur (PDF, WWW)
Shofar (PDF, WWW)

Constitution Day/Week
Constitution Day (from a wikipedia article)
Celebrating the Document
"I Am an American" Day
1940 Song - "I Am an American" - Record Label
16-minute short movie: "I Am an American"
National Archives "Constitution" Home Page
Wikipedia Article on "Constitution of the United States"

Guidance from UMC Discipleship Ministries
This is the 3rd week of a 4 week Worship Series from the Discipleship Ministries. The Series' theme is "Through the Wilderness". The graphics at the top of this page list the topics for the weeks of the Series.

Worship Series: Through the Wilderness
A tweet is floating around that simply says, “I miss precedented times.” How often do you hear that these are unprecedented times? Of course, like all broad statements of that kind, this is both true and untrue. It is true that most of us haven’t lived with a pandemic. The natural disasters and the political and racial unrest all roll together to create a miasma of despair unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. Except we have. Maybe not exactly this, but we know the experience. We’ve been here before. We call it wilderness. It is a regular occurrence in the lives of followers of Jesus. One might say it is standard operating procedure. But familiarity doesn’t mean ease. Wandering through the wilderness is a difficult journey at the best of times. Other times, it can seem impossible. Our task in this series is to help us find our way through the wilderness of this time by allowing the first of God-wanderers in the book of Exodus to speak to us. The stories of the people of God, along with the hymns of the faith in the Psalms, become our guides through the wilderness today.

This Week's Theme: "What is It?"
Manna, that’s what we’re celebrating today. Manna in the wilderness, sustenance for the journey. But also a question. “Manna” in Hebrew translates as, “What is it?” The perfect question for this odd stuff that just appeared in the wilderness every morning.
Worship Planning Notes
Preaching Notes

Lectionary Scriptures:

Exodus 16:2-15; Psalm 105:1-6.37-45 ; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16
Suggested Hymns . DM Accompaniments

Sources of Music for the following hymns are:
- UMH CD.....UDM - DM Accompaniment..... MM/DD/YY - Recorded Service

Hymns Considered For this week:
379 - . Verses - Blow Ye the Trumpet, Blow (4Vs)