• Hartsville UMC

2021 01 03 Sermon - Rev. Abe Zimmerman

“Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward - Recognizing God

1 Samuel 3:1-10

Sermon Link: https://youtu.be/e3MMLzJ8j4k

Order of Worship


Hymn of Praise

Go Tell It On the Mountain” Performed by MercyMe


Apostle’s Creed

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.

Offertory Prayer

Holy God and Parent of us all: we have moved through this season of family and Christmas joy, and we are reminded that beyond our earthly families, you have adopted us into your redeemed family. Through the saving, redeeming work of the Incarnation, we have become heirs, and our redemption is the magnificent gift of salvation. We give our gifts, but we give ourselves as the only fitting response to your adoption of us, your rebellious children. Lead us in your way into this new year. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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.

Worship with Tithes and Offerings for Hartsville United Methodist Church:

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 www.hartsvilleumc.org/give.

Worship with Tithes and Offerings for Chapel Hill United Methodist Church

You can give by sending a check to our treasurer: C/O Mrs. Linda McDonald | PO Box 79 | Riddleton, TN 37151

Wesley Covenant Prayer (Contemporary Version)

I am no longer my own, but yours. Put me to what you will, place me with whom you will. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be put to work for you or set aside for you, Praised for you or criticized for you. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and fully surrender all things to your glory and service. And now, O wonderful and holy God, Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer, you are mine, and I am yours. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, Let it also be made in heaven. Amen.

Hymn of Preparation

Take this time to praise God, to pray and clear your mind, invite God to speak to you through the reading of Scripture and the message.

He Leadeth Me”



“Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward - Recognizing God (1 Samuel 3:1-10) https://youtu.be/e3MMLzJ8j4k

Pastoral Prayer

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.

“Take Time to Be Holy” performed by Dallas Christian Adult Concert Choir



The Word has become flesh and dwelt among us. Let Christ’s light shine in the darkest corner of your life. Let Christ’s love shine in the darkest corners of our world. God is with us. Alleluia. 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

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