• Hartsville UMC

2021 01 17 Sermon - Rev. Abe Zimmerman

"Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward - Courage

Esther 4:9-17

Sermon Link: https://youtu.be/g9QyCdSJCpY

Order of Worship


Hymn of Praise

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” Performed by Chris Rice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1oZugYDF6s

Apostles 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, like the first disciples, we have heard the call to follow Jesus! Yet too often, we have failed to introduce him to others, not willing to take the risks that go with true discipleship. As we bring our tithes and offerings to you this day, make us bold in following. May we give more readily, love more deeply, show mercy and compassion more extravagantly, and seek justice for others courageously. Help us to walk in the steps of the one we follow. In Christ’s holy 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 hardship.

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 https://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

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, 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 reading of Scripture and the message.

For Such a Time as This” by Wayne Watson



"Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward - Courage (Esther 4:9-17)


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.

How Firm a Foundation” by Fernando Ortega



Go now. Listen for the voice of the Lord and follow wherever it leads. Do not be dominated by anything. Allow no room within yourselves for deceit, but offer yourselves as a temple for the Holy Spirit. And may God be with you and speak through you; May Christ Jesus be one with you and raise you to life; And may the Holy Spirit dwell within you and make you holy. In the name of Jesus Christ, go in peace to love and serve the Lord. 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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