2021 02 21 Sermon - Rev. Abe Zimmerman
“A Valuable Gift”
Sermon Link: https://youtu.be/Nw8EvIXFUVs
Order of Worship
Welcome/Announcements: This week the Church Council will meet to discuss a potential return to in-person worship, expect an announcement early this week.
Call to Worship
This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Hymn of Praise
“Holy, Holy, Holy” performed by Sovereign Grace Music and Bob Kauflin
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.
Righteous God, we mark these early days in the Lenten journey with reminders of your covenant with your people. In your judgement, you sent upon creation the great flood – yet you saved a faithful remnant. You followed with a covenant not to use the flood again. As we prepare to offer our gifts to you, we are reminded that we have been spared from judgment by the one, your son, our Savior, who took on our guilt and bore our judgement. May gratitude for his sacrifice move us to offer not only money, but our whole being. In Christ, 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
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
“Alabaster” performed by Rend Collective
“A Valuable Gift” (Mark 14:3-9)
Hymn of Reflection
“Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed” Performed by Grace Community Church
May the light of the glorious gospel of Christ
shine in our hearts, transform our lives,
and brighten the world.
And the blessing of God almighty,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
rest upon you always. 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