Sunday Worship

@ Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church

 

8:00 AM & 10:20 AM

every Sunday

 

Preparing for November 26 Worship

 

Gathering Music “When We All Get to Heaven”

 

Ministry Spotlight

 

Scripture Matthew 25:31-46

31“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. 34Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 35for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ 37Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? 38And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? 39And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ 40And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ 41Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; 42for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ 45Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ 46And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

 

Sermon “Come, You Who Are Blessed!”

 

Thinking about the Text

This parable exhorts us to go far beyond the Golden Rule of “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  The rule that responds to grace becomes “do unto others as if you were serving God.”  The rule goes even beyond that, because this parable doesn’t talk about individuals, but nations.  This keeps before us that salvation is not an individual reward that we can earn by our own careful and pious efforts after great trials and testing.  Salvation comes through the grace that enables us to know every person is kin to the King of heaven and earth.  Nick Campbell, “In the Kingdom – Glory”

 

Hymns

UMH 61                “Come, Thou Almighty King”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzYx5-vxvt0

Come, thou almighty King,
help us thy name to sing,
help us to praise!
Father all glorious,
o'er all victorious,
come and reign over us, Ancient of Days!

Come, thou incarnate Word,
gird on thy mighty sword,
our prayer attend!
Come, and thy people bless,
and give thy word success,
Spirit of holiness, on us descend!

Come, holy Comforter,
thy sacred witness bear
in this glad hour.
Thou who almighty art,
now rule in every heart,
and ne'er from us depart, Spirit of power!

To thee, great One in Three,
eternal praises be,
hence, evermore.
Thy sovereign majesty
may we in glory see,
and to eternity love and adore!

 

Hymn                    “Blessed, Blessed”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9hljbHoPUw

I was so hungry: you gave me food.

I was so thirsty: you gave me drink.

I was a stranger: you took me in.

And in this act I hear Jesus say:

 

(refrain)

Blessed, blessed! You’re blessed!

Come and receive what’s prepared for you!

Blessed, blessed! You’re blessed!

Come for the life that I give to you!

 

I was so naked: you gave me clothes.

I was so sick: you visited me.

I was in prison: you came to me.

And in this act I hear Jesus say: (refrain)

 

I am now satisfied in God’s love

Living with Jesus in this new life.

I am now led by the Spirit’s love.

And in this act I hear Jesus say: (refrain)

 

UMH 463             “Lord, Speak to Me”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxeUE-9dQLI

Lord, speak to me, that I may speak
in living echoes of thy tone;
as thou has sought, so let me seek
thine erring children lost and lone.

O strengthen me, that while I stand
firm on the rock, and strong in thee,
I may stretch out a loving land
to wrestlers with the troubled sea.

O teach me, Lord, that I may teach
the precious things thou dost impart;
and wing my words, that they may reach
the hidden depths of many a heart.

O fill me with thy fullness, Lord,
until my very heart o'erflow
in kindling thought and glowing word,
thy love to tell, thy praise to show.

O use me, Lord, use even me,
just as thou wilt, and when, and where,
until thy blessed face I see,
thy rest, thy joy, thy glory share.

 

UMH 671             “Lord, Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlIAJHoO1FA

Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing;
fill our hearts with joy and peace;
let us each, thy love possessing,
triumph in redeeming grace.
O refresh us, O refresh us,
traveling through this wilderness.

Thanks we give and adoration
for thy gospel's joyful sound.
May the fruits of thy salvation
in our hearts and lives abound;
ever faithful, ever faithful
to the truth may we be found.

 

Anthem “Confession”

 

“By These Signs video “Katie and Taylor Goodale”

 

 

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Celebration of Life Worksheet

 

Help your loved ones be prepared to celebrate your life, when the time comes for you to join the Church Triumphant.

This worksheet can help you organize your thoughts, history, and preferences for your service.

You can download the form, fill it out, and keep a copy where your family can access it,

and you can keep a copy on file in the church office.

 

 

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A note about receiving communion

All are welcome at the Lord’s Table!

 

There will be two stations for receiving the elements of communion.

 

The west and center sections of the sanctuary will come to the station in front of the choir loft by way of their common aisle, and then return by the west wall or center/east aisle (after going to the altar railing, if desired.)

 

The east section and east wing will come to the station below the organ by their common aisle, and then return by the center/east aisle or the north aisle of the east wing (after going to the altar railing, if desired.)

 

Those coming to the altar by wheelchair or walker will be asked to come first, before others have started to return by the center/east aisle.

 

 

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