Sermon 04/19/20: It’s Only Friday … (Eastertide 1)T

WORSHIP AT HOME for 4/19/20. If illness or travel prevented you from joining us for worship Sunday, 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 on the link to play each hymn or the sermon in a new tab, and close that tab when finished.)

CALL TO WORSHIP: Verses from Psalm 118 (Read prayerfully.)
1 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love endures for ever!
2 Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures for ever.”
3 Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures for ever.”
4 Let those who fear the LORD say, “His steadfast love endures for ever.”

5 Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free.
6 With the LORD on my side I do not fear. What can man do to me?
7 The LORD is on my side to help me; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.
8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

13 I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the LORD helped me.
14 The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
17 I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the LORD.

24 This is the day which the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
27 The LORD is God, and he has given us light.
28 Thou art my God, and I will give thanks to thee; thou art my God, I will extol thee.
29 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

HYMN Kristene Dimarco Bethel Church Music- It is Well (lyrics)

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.

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.

HYMN Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord) A Capella by Pegasis


MESSAGE: It’s Only Friday …
Mark 16:1-11
Pastor David O. Kueker
Series: A Tenacious Faith
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HYMN In Christ Alone – A Cappella without lyrics
MERCY ME – In Christ Alone (with Lyrics)

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!
This sermon references the classic Easter sermon by S. M. Lockridge. Learn more here:

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 – after Shelter in Place has concluded.
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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