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


20th Sunday after Pentecost, Color – Green

7th Sunday of Stewardship Campaign          

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

 Worship Leader:       Dale Larocque


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

CALL TO WORSHIP   Psalm 99:5-9——Responsive————-Dale Larocque

  1. Extol the LORD our God; worship at his footstool. Holy is He!
  2. Moses and Aaron were among his priests,
  3. Samuel also was among those who called on his name.
  4. They cried to the LORD, and he answered them.
  5. H spoke to them in the pillar of cloud;
  6. They kept his decrees and the statutes that he gave them.
  7. O LORD our God, you answered them;
  8. you were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their wrongdoings.
  9. Extol the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain;
  10. For the LORD, our God is holy.

All:   Praise the LORD!

HYMNS                 UMH  #103  Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

           (WORDS: Walter Chalmers Smith, 1867, MUSIC: Welsh melody from John Roberts’s   

              Canaidau y Cyssegr, 1839)

OPENING PRAYER   – Insert————————————–Linda Kimball

PRAYER OF CONFESSIONUMH # 890unison———Dale Larocque

        (Adapt. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House )

THE WORD OF ASSURANCE – UMH #890—2nd para. —Dale Larocque

Scripture 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10———————————–Rick Pervier

The Gospel: Matthew 22:15-22————————————Janice Hamel

HYMN                        UMH #410      I Want a Principle Within

     (WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1749, MUSIC: Louis Spohr, 1834; adapt. By J. Stimpson)


PEOPLE’S PRAYER —-Insert———————————–David DeCarteret

THE LORD’S PRAYER   – UMH # 895in unison) ——-David DeCarteret

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 ———-Dale Larocque

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.

 ü Reminder: Remember to send in your pledge and donations. Thank you, Church! Our 2021 has started. If you need envelopes, please contact Denise Adams.  Thank you, Church!

OFFERTORY PRAYER    –    Dale Larocque

Gracious God, we give because you have so generously given to us. Take these gifts and multiply them. Send these gifts to places and people where they are needed so that others may see and experience Jesus’s love and grace. Amen.

Exodus: 33:12-23————————————————-Tom Adams

MESSAGE:         “Yearning for presence, and more.”       Pastor Sela Rousseau

HYMN:                              UMH #397    I Need Thee Every Hour  

      (WORDS: Annie S. Hawks, 1872, MUSIC: Robert Lowry, 1873)


BENEDICTION   ————————————————Dale Larocque

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

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

                                                                        You may sing along.


Insert Material

SUNDAY 10/18/2020


Linda Kimball

Holy Creator,

You are the creator of all things in heaven and earth.

The Fall Season is here, and you have done a marvelous job in

painting a beautiful canvas of creation. The colors are stunning!

They remind us of your wisdom, beauty, and grace.

Our glorious God,

We speak with the Psalmist – Moses, Aaron, and Samuel

called on you to share your abundance and mercy. You heard

their cries and gave more than they deserved.

Today, we gather in this sacred space and ask for your Holy Spirit

to inspire us, illuminate us, and open our hearts to listen to your

instructions through the hymns, prayers, and your Word so that we may

understand, and appreciate, and love you more.

God of Creation,

How majestic is your name in all the earth!

We are here to praise and glorify you.

Let your Word be the lamp to our feet

and a light to our paths. Amen.



David DeCarteret

Living and faithful God,

We come to you asking for mercy, strength, healing, and grace.

You demonstrated your wisdom, forgiveness, faithfulness, and compassion toward

the Israelites.

We pray that you grant the same ordinances that you gave Moses and the Israelites.

Please help us to be patient when we are waiting for your answers.

Remind us of our covenant with you and each other.

Assist us in upholding our Vision for your church, for us, and the community.

Encourage us to reset our relationship with you when we are lost.

Revive us from physical and spiritual complacency.

Remove fears from our hearts and minds and reset us

so that we align ourselves with your teachings and mandate.

We pray for our brothers and sister who are sick or affected by the pandemic. We

cry to you for those recovering from surgery, sickness, addiction to drugs, alcohol,

and desire of the flesh.

We yearn for the time to return to our sanctuary; Lord, lead us, guide us

and let us listen to the Holy Spirit and its guidance.

Please give us the spirit of unity, obedience, faith, strength, and loyalty.

We pray for our Vision.

Empower us, inspire us, equip us to become doers, and honor our covenant.

Our Vision is not only a covenant among us but also with you. Take us, and mold

us into the vessels that you have intended us to be. Assist us not to lay empty but be filled to the brim with your grace, willing, and available to serve you and others.

Urge us to yearn not only for your presence but your Kingdom.

We pray in the name of our God – Yahweh and Jesus Christ or Savior. Amen.