Sermon 03/22/20: Worship at Home (Lent IV)

WORSHIP AT HOME for 3/22/20. If illness, travel or the Coronavirus prevents you from attending a local church this weekend, or if you would like to experience the worship again, you’re welcome to use the links below to have a time of worship at home. (Just right-click and select “Open link in new tab” to play each hymn or the sermon in a new tab, and close that tab when finished. If there is an advertisement, a button that will allow you to skip ahead to the music usually appears in the lower right of the screen after 4 seconds.)

CALL TO WORSHIP: The Centering Prayer (Read prayerfully.)
Lord Jesus, today I am far less than the person I want to be or can be with your help.
I ask today that you would be more and more the center of my life.
Guide me to all that is good, cleanse me from all that is not.
Teach me Your ways and form in me Your nature.
Help me to serve you in flow as I am gifted.
Help me to notice my neighbor and work through me to redeem my neighborhood.
I am a sinner; please be my Shepherd, my Savior and my Lord. Amen.

HYMN “When Morning Gilds the Skies”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT7Kh88CrL4
(After each video concludes, you will need to go back to this main window.)

A TIME OF PRAYER (Testimonies, Joys & Concerns)
Please pray for yourself and your neighbors, lifting up your needs to God while giving thanks for answered prayer. (Prayer requests can be found on the Kinmundy United Methodist Church Facebook page.)

The Lord’s Prayer: Our Father, who art in heaven; hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

PRAYER HYMN: Give Me Jesus – Jeremy Camp (Lyrics)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFJGsBApIuk

MOMENTS WITH THE CHILDREN – if you are blessed to have children worshiping with you at home, take a moment to appreciate them and listen to them.
GIVING OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS – if you choose to prepare a gift to send to the church by mail as you worship at home, please ask God to bless your offering and that your church would use it wisely in the Lord’s work.

ANTHEM/Special Music:
JUST A LITTLE TALK WITH JESUS – A Capella Southern Gospel Song Redback Church Hymnal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9d_SgvLk2Y

MESSAGE: Worship at Home
or
Have You Had A Little Talk With Jesus Lately?

Pastor David O. Kueker
Series: A Tenacious Faith
Right-click, open in new tab to play … Sermon audioSermon slides as a PDF file.

HYMN What A Friend We Have in Jesus – Voice of Praise Quartet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XRmGEbH0qs

BENEDICTION: And now may the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the love of God the Father, and the presence of the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, be with us all, now and forevermore! Amen.
Now … don’t just stand there! DO SOMETHING.

If you worship at home, please let us know so we can pray for you!


QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION: Let’s have a conversation! Please reflect upon the questions below as you consider the material presented above. In a comment, share your thoughts and additional questions. What would you like to know?

What grabbed your attention?
What is the human need or problem?
What questions do you have about any quotes provided?
Does the Bible say anything about this?
What solutions do you see for the problem?
What specifically could we begin to do to make a change?

Additional Resources for when the “Shelter in Place” time concludes.
Kinmundy United Methodist Church is located at 308 E. Third Street, Kinmundy, IL 62854. Worship begins at 9 am Sundays. The building is handicap accessible.
Wesley United Methodist Church is located at 3381 Kinoka Raod, Patoka, IL 62875 in the country between Kinmundy and Patoka. Worship begins at 10.45 am Sundays.
VISION: We are a functional family of God, where Jesus is Lord and people grow.
MISSION: Every layperson is called to carry out the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20); every layperson is called to be missional. (¶126 of the 2016 Book of Discipline)
Paradigm: There are two kinds of people in this world: people who need to become disciples and disciples who need to become disciple-makers.
 

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2 Responses to Sermon 03/22/20: Worship at Home (Lent IV)

  1. Gerri Molina says:

    Tears came to my eyes as you read what you had to post on the doors of the church! The sermon was wonderful and something you had told us many times “the church is not the building, the people are the church “. Even though I cannot attend the church I felt I had been in worship today as I hope many took advantage of this special privilege. Until we can meet “ in the church “ let us continue to pray and be the church!

  2. Judy McCarty says:

    I found this service very comforting, I also miss my church friends very much, and look forward to being back in the “building” for the face to face time.

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