2020 11 01 Sermon - Rev. Abe Zimmerman
“A Meaningful Life”
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, 12:13-14
Sermon Link: https://youtu.be/LLpOX--Bt6A
Order of Worship
Hymn of Praise
“Marching to Zion” performed by The Celebration Choir
Apostle’s Creed https://youtu.be/GLrLCJ1MQGI
I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic (universal) church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Remembering of the Saints
In our faith tradition, the word saint can be used to refer to any Christian. Today on All Saints Day, we give thanks for saints who have gone to be with God in heaven. Each of us has been impacted greatly by a saint and we are specifically honoring those saints who are no longer with us. These memories teach us how God has provided for us through the generosity and sacrifice of dear ones we have known.
Here is a video to help you celebrate All Saints Day.
Thank you to Dr. Marcia McFee for making this video available.
Worship with Tithes and Offerings
A big thank you to everyone who has been able to financially support the church with their tithe or offering during this time of pandemic and economic recession. You can give by sending a check to Hartsville United Methodist Church | PO Box 472 | Hartsville, TN 37074 or you can give digitally through PayPal at https://www.hartsvilleumc.org/give.
The Lord's Prayer https://youtu.be/9Pq-HzVIn2I
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, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Hymn of Preparation
Take this time to praise God, to pray and clear your mind, invite God to speak to you through the message.
“Power in the Blood” Performed by The Smokey Mountain Jubilee Choir
“A Meaningful Life” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, 12:13-14)
Hymn of Reflection
Take this time to pray, to sing, to reflect on the message, ask God how you should respond, ask God for help.
“Before the Throne of God Above” Performed by Selah
May the Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father who has loved us and given us unending encouragement and unfailing hope by his grace inspire you with courage and confidence in every good thing you say or do. Amen.
During these unique times, I am deeply thankful each of you has joined us in this very special way to gather and worship the Lord our God.
In Christ, Pastor Abe Zimmerman