Sunday Worship Materials

Sunday Worship Materials

ORDER OF WORSHIP – SUNDAY 05/24/2020 – ZOOM @ 10 am

UMH United Methodist Hymnal, TFWS The Faith We Sing, BOW – Book of Worship            

Chestnut Street UMC follows the yearly Revised Common Lectionary.

VISION: We are the evidence of God’s presence in the world

 GATHERING:   – Dale Larocque

  1. The Lord be with you!     P.  And, also with you.        All:  Glory be to God.


HYMN – UMH #110—- “A mighty fortress is our God————-Rick Pervier

OPENING PRAYER—————–insert——————————Jean Rousseau

PRAYER OF CONFESSION—-UMH #890——-——————-Dale Larocque

WORD OF ASSURANCE—-UMH #890 (prayer in silence) then the word of assurance–Dale Larocque

1st Scripture:  1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11——————————–Jim Malley

Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35—————————————————Tom Adams

HYMN – — “Tis a gift” ————————————————-Jim Malley

2nd Scripture: Acts 1:6-14—-—————————————–Debbie Stephenson

JOYS AND CONCERNS————————————————Dale Larocque


THE GIVER’S PRAYER unison ——————————–  Mike Hamel                                     

God may your Holy Spirit warm my heart and 

 cause me to share my blessings with others.                

 I am grateful for Your love, Lord Jesus. Amen.

DOXOLOGYto be read by —————————————–  David Tetzloff

 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise him, all creatures here below;

Praise him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.


OFFERTORY PRAYER –——insert—————————— David Tetzloff 

 The Gospel – John 16: 28, 17:1-11-NIV—————————Dale Larocque 

SERMON – “I must leave you now”———————————-Dale Larocque

Benediction ————————————————————  DaleLarocque

And now may the peace, and love of our father be with us and protect us now and forever in the name of Christ Jesus, Amen.

Postlude  —–  read in unison —–

God be with you till we meet again

By his counsels’ guide uphold you,

With his sheep securely fold you,

God be with you till we meet again. Amen



Be safe, Be well, and be wise!

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OPENING PRAYER ——–Jean Rousseau

You have brought us, O God, to another Lord’s Day.

 Holy Lord, the God that hears our prayers, you have said that you will be present whenever two or three gather in your name. We welcome your presence and grace in our lives. We ask that you manifest your glory today and shine your light on us. Through your light, may we illuminate the lives of those around us. As we feel your presence in worship today, may our knowledge of your divine mysteries continue to grow and change our lives forever.

 We are privileged to worship you with our brothers and sisters in Christ. May we have unity of mind and heart as we open ourselves to the movement of your Holy Spirit. As your love grows within us, may we have rich fellowship with you and with one another

We pray in Jesus’ name, as we strive to walk the path of discipleship.



Oh Lord, we welcome Your Holy Spirit among us and we acknowledge that although we are many joined together here today, we are one in You. Teach us to proclaim the good news that Jesus saves. Help us to declare Your love and we pray that all who hear about You will come to know You because, “for God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life”. Please watch over all of the sick, hungry, and destitute, that they and all others who are looking for the truth will come to find it in you. You are never far from the hearts and minds of those that love you. Be with us always, and now we pray in the name of Jesus, the risen Christ who taught us how to pray.

The Lord’s Prayer —-UMH #895 (in unison)


OFFERTORY PRAYER   –   David Tetzloff

Generous God,
here are our gifts of time;
here are our gifts of talents;
here are our gifts of money;
Building stones for your kingdom.
We are awaiting, shaping, and placing them within your loving purpose. Amen.

(Source of prayers: UMH & HomileticsWe give thanks to God for the gifts of all authors. Glory be to God).