Sunday Worship Materials

Sunday Worship Materials


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

Chestnut Street UMC follows the yearly Revised Common Lectionary.

We obtain some of the Hymns and Songs for worship from One License:734195-A


 5th Sunday After Epiphany, Color – Green

PRELUDE:  —————- Jayne Thompson—————-Church Organist

 Worship Leader:      Sharon McAdam-Bennett


“We are the evidence of God’s presence in the world.” 

HYMN   –  UMH 349  x 2 “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”—-Jayne Thompson                                      

(WORDS: Helen H. Lemmel, 1992, MUSIC: Helen H. Lemmel, 1922, ©1922, renewed 1950 Singspiration Music)  .

CALL TO WORSHIP   —————————————Sharon McAdam-Bennett

All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine,

didst yield the glory that of right was thine,

that in our darkened hearts thy grace might shine. (UMH 166, v1)                            

  1. HYMN – UMH #139 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty———-Jayne Thompson

OPENING PRAYER: Responsive———————–Sharon MacAdam-Bennett

L. Blessings to God, who gives hope in the darkness of our lives.

P. Blessings to Jesus Christ, who reveals God’s love unto the world.

L. Blessings to the Holy Spirit, who empowers us to be a light for others.

P. Blessings, honor, and glory to God, today and forever. Amen. (Vienna C. Anderson)


PRAYER OF CONFESSIONResponsive———–Sharon McAdam-Bennett

L. Lord Jesus Christ, you are the way of peace.

P. Come into the brokenness of our lives and our land with your healing love.

L. Help us to be willing to bow before you in true repentance and to bow to one another in real forgiveness.

P. By the fire of your Holy Spirit, melt our hardened hearts and consume the pride and the prejudice which separates us.

L. Fill us, O Lord, with your perfect love, which casts out our fear,

L. which casts our fear and bind us together in that unity which you share with the Father and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

     (Cecil Kerr, Northern Ireland. 20TH CENT) BOW 482)  

WORD OF ASSURANCE   ——————————————Sharon McAdam-Bennett

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy like the wideness of the sea;

There’s a kindness in God’s justice, which is more than liberty.

There’s welcome for the sinner and more graces for good!

There is mercy with Savior; there is most wonderfully kind.             

(Adapted from UMH 120 v 1. 2) 

Scriptures:   Psalm 147:1-11—————————————-Debbie Stephenson

  • Corinthians 9:16-23——————————————–Cheryl DeCarteret 
  1. HYMN    –          UMH  #474          “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”

       (WORDS: Thomas a. Dorsey, 1932,  MUSIC: Thomas A. Dorsey, 1932).

                                JOYS AND CONCERNS —————-Sharon McAdam- Bennett

PEOPLE’S PRAYER:  ———————————————Linda Kimball

O God of all the nations, you manifested your love by sending your only Son into the world that all might live through him. Pour your Spirit on your Church, that it may fulfill His command to preach the gospel everywhere. Send forth the laborers into your harvest; defend them in all dangers and temptations; give them the grace to bear faithful witness to you; endue them with zeal and love, that they may turn many to righteousness. Lord, we pray for our brothers and sisters who cannot attend worship today. Please watch over them and keep them safe. Please strengthen the faith of those who are sick and in recovery. May,we-your children trust and love you through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Redeemer Amen. (Adapted – BOW 314)

THE LORD’S PRAYER   – UMH # 895in unison) ————-Linda Kimball

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 and the power, and the glory,

forever. Amen.

THE GIVER’S PRAYERin unison ——————————–Linda Kimball

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.

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OFFERTORY PRAYER ———– Margie Tetzloff

Dear God,

After you healed Peter’s mother, she immediately welcomed and fed you and your disciples. Her hospitality extended beyond Jesus to his followers. Teach us to be hospitable and generous with our blessings. Bless and multiply the gifts we have brought so that we advance your Kingdom here on earth. May humanity yearns to see, know, love, and accept you. We pray in Christ, our Savior. Amen. 

Isaiah 40:21-26, 28-31—————————————————-Denise Adams

The Gospel: Mark 1: 29-39—————————————————-Jane Cheney

MESSAGE          Proclaim the Good News and its Miracles  – Pastor Sela Rousseau


HOLY COMMUNIONUMH pages 13-14————–Pastor Sela Rousseau

                    (Please have your bread and juice ready. After the consecration of the elements,

                                                  Pastor Sela will ask you to serve one another.) 

  1. HYMN: UMH  564 – We’ve Story To Tell To The Nation 

               (  WORD: H. Ernest Nichol, 1896, MUSIC: H. Ernest Nichol, 1896)  .                                                                 

BENEDICTION   —————————————————Sharon McAdam-Bennett

POSTLUDE:              UMH #672 verse 1——————————-Jayne Thompson

                                   (WORDS: Jeremiah E. Rankin, 1880, MUSIC: William G. Tomer, 1880)


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