14th Sunday After Pentecost
August 29, 2021

Pastor: Ralph Wrightstone Bulletin . Insert . Photos Music Director: Travis Oaks

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 format 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 08/29/21 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.

  • . 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 . (01:36)

  • Opening Hymn
    . Verses - "Since Jesus Came Into My Heart" . (TFWS 2140)
    Other Hymns for you
    These hymns from Charles Wesley, dealing with conditions of the heart, seem appropriate for today's message:
    . Verses - "I Want a Principle Within" . (UMH 410)
    . Verses - "O For a Heart to Praise My God" . (UMH 417)
    (Let us know if you have a favorite hymn that you would like to have included in an online service.)

  • . Slides - Call to Worship, Apostle's Creed and Gloria Patria . (02:40)
    Thanks again to Lexie for helping with this today.
    We hope that you will participate privately or communally in this responsive reading and affirmation as part of your worship service.

  • . OT Scripture Reading: "Song of Solomon 2:1-17" . (06:39)
    ......consider following along with a favored translation of your own.

  • Special Music
    . Verses - Just a Closer Walk with Thee, sung by Travis & Judy (from last week's "Church" service.)

  • . Slides - Pastor's Thoughts, Prayers and Lord's Prayer . (13:51)
    The slides here include a list of those for whom prayers have been requested.
    Please continue to include this prayer for the youth among your prayers for Bethel at this time.

  • . "Youth" Message: "The Heart's Deceit" . (14:07)
    Though addressed to the "Youth", whom we truly miss seeing on Sundays, this message is for all of us. You may wish to follow the reading of Mark 7:1-23 in your own Bible. (The "Church" message on this day, with the same topic, will be on the "Sermons" page of Bethel's web site later this week.)

  • Closing Hymn:
    . Verses - "Sanctuary" . (TFWS 2164)

  • Closing Chorus & Benediction:
    . Verse - "Bind Us Together"

Thank you for coming. Our prayer will be that we will soon all gather again for worship in Bethel's Sanctuary, but until then we'll be here for you on Sunday morning.

Please let us know of any problems you have with or suggestions about this site by sending an email to "bumctlh@gmail.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